The Violet Skies of Pa’Rill – VENTIE

An Interactive Adventure

Starring Milo Pulsar, Shaula Bluestar, and YOU

You are on page VENTIE.

(Return to page ROCKET)

It takes a few moments to get Tau to understand what you want her to help you do, but finally she hooks her talons into the grate and gently peels it away, revealing a dark and narrow tunnel. Urging the tetrapteryx to await your return, you clamber into the space.

Gravity asserts itself once you’re completely inside the tunnel; you brace yourself against the walls to keep yourself from falling right back out.

It’s pretty dark in this shaft. That’s not a problem for you, of course; you relax a small part of your concentration, and begin to emit a soft blue light all around you. You almost regret it; your light uncovers just how filthy the shaft is. The walls are smudged with dust and soot, which is now all over your arms and legs. Ah, well; getting a little filthy in the name of saving your partner isn’t the worst thing in the world.

It’s hard to navigate in this tunnel without any sense of what goes where. You come to a fork, turn left; come to another one, turn right for no better reason than it seems like the way to go. After perhaps half an hour’s worth of crawling, you begin to hear a low thrumming sort of noise; encouraged, you pick up the pace.

Your first hint of danger comes when you notice that the blue light cast around you is changing color, taking on a greenish hue. Puzzled, you peer ahead of you and are startled to see a cloud of strange yellow energy spurting towards you. You barely have time to begin wondering what it is before the energy smashes into you, tearing you from the wall you had been clinging to.

Too late, you realize what this shaft is: the Mana vent, where excess magical energies are diverted to blow harmlessly into the black of space. The torrent of energy shreds your astral wings, snaps your bones like twigs; your vision goes white as it begins to strip the flesh from your bones.

You don’t even have time to scream before…

YOU ARE DEAD

Would you like to make another choice? You may select any previously unexplored option.

(What is this madness,  you ask? Read this blog post for more information.)

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