The Drift Rock is more than it appears, as is clear in this week’s chapter courtesy of Tequila (Paul). Play this soundtrack as you read… (-GM)
10th Day of Rova, 317 AG
When I was really little, all I ever wanted was a mansion inside an asteroid. Some people had done this of course, but it was very rare. As I grew older, I became more interested in the asteroid itself than the mansion I wanted inside. This is relevant because right now it was time to go into a cave that led deeper into the huge mysterious hunk of space rock I was standing on.
The party moved forward into the cave. It was dark (but not damp cuz its space), and like all dark tunnels there were creatures there. These creepy zombies that kind of shimmered in and out of reality moved forward and attacked the party. We disposed of them and moved further into the asteroid.
It was after a minute of walking that the party was presented with something nobody could have foreseen… A man made tunnel! Not just any rough-cut tunnel; I mean a tunnel made out of sheets of metal. The metal was not like the current day alloy used for most walls. It was different. Older I guess, but from not too long ago. The first thing that came through my mind was that this was a mansion inside an asteroid. Then common sense kicked in and I realized that anyone rich enough to have a mansion inside a space rock would be rich enough to get real wood, not just crappy metal. Chappy said that he recognized this metal from old space ships his dad used to collect.
We all looked at each other. We knew what this meant, and we weren’t sure whether this was a good thing or a bad thing. For those of your who are… slow… we had realized that this was a hidden spaceship of some kind.