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 Post subject: Dancing in the Dark
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:34 am 
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A true story of MOUL:

Edar Gira is the most beautiful and infuriating age I've ever visited. It is now also haunted by the ghost of Eniad Corlet.

I was wandering around Edar Kemo looking for Maintainer Markers. I happened by a swarm of fireflies, and decided I'd like some company while I studied the marker. The hanging willows are not effective cover from the rain. I gathered another group of fireflies and realized I'd never really played much with them after being so frustrated by them. Now seemed like a good time. The fireflies will abandon you if you run or jump, but what about sitting? So I /sat. To my surprise, they continued to buzz around me. Do they mind dancing? Let me tell you, there are few things more amusing than a slightly rotund bald man dancing while being orbited by lightning bugs. Ever more curious, I wanted to see what fireflies and dancing looked like in the dark.

Ever so slowly I walked to the Edar Gira linking book. Gently placed my hand upon the book and warily linked. I eased away from the vent that had thwarted me so many times. With the utmost caution I crossed the bridges I had spent hours setting just right. I eased my self, fireflies and all up the ramp to that steam lamp that I took so long to find. Quietly I turned out the light. And then I danced... :D

Several KI pictures later, I realized no one would be able to tell what I was doing there in the dark surrounded by glowing dots. At least not from the back. Who would be willing to take my picture during such a silly endeavor? Well, probably everyone in the cavern, but it was two in the morning. The only person I knew on was Illuvatar. A PM and an invite later, Illuvatar headed through the Nexus to my Edar Gira.

I stayed in the cave to wait, not wanting to disturb my crate bridge. Illuvatar linked into the age, jumped over the wall to the waterfall area, looked around for a moment, ran to the linking book, and linked into Edar Kemo. A minute later he PMed me asking, "Where are you?" I told him I was behind the waterfall. And he was back on his way. Maybe if I moved to further out from underneath the waterfall, he would see me. Of course my hours of work on the bridge went to waste as I shifted the whole thing, fell in the water and lost my cloud of friends. Luckily Illuvatar arrived at the waterfall and helped me put the crates back in place so we could walk across them. This took fifteen minutes. Once we were happy the crates would stay when I walked across them, I linked back to Edar Kemo to collect more fireflies. Halfway between the grove of trees and the linking book, it rained. :roll: Finally I got the bugs with enough time to link back to Edar Gira.

Now this is when things get interesting. From my perspective, I walked from the link in point, across the bridges, up the ramp to the steam light, and turned it off. What Illuvatar saw was totally different. A pack of fireflies linked into Edar Gira. The fireflies drifted toward the waterfall. When they passed the first bridge, it moved and splashed in the water! They wandered around the cave for a moment, occasionally traveling toward him. A bit strange to be sure. But ever an intrepid explorer Illuvatar followed these fireflies to see what they might do. They headed up the ramp and the light started flashing on and off. He had no idea what was going on. No one was on his age members list, but some crazed voice was telling him, "Take a picture of me dancing." The whole time he was very quiet. In most appropriate use of an emote I have seen, he stood there with his mouth hanging open. Then, when he tried to walk away, the fireflies chased him asking where he was going!

I was laughing and acting the fool and having a great time, while poor Ill thought I was the ghost of Hamlet's father come to haunt him. It took a few more minutes of confusion, jumping up and down on a bone, and talking before I even realized he could not see me. After linking in and out several times, it appeared the Kemo-Gira link was robbing me of my body. Illuvatar tried to link back in from the Nexus to no avail, I still was ethereal.

While this went on, Illuvatar shared with his friend what was happening. Illuvatar told him, "trying to figure out what's going on with an invisible guy." To Illuvatar's amazement, his buddy replied, "Eniad?" Freaky stuff.

Eventually Illuvatar linked back into my Gira for a fourth time, and I had returned to my body. His buddy saw the line "From Illuvatar in Eniad Corlet's Edar Gira:" That's how he knew it was me. So the strange events of the night were thankfully over. Someday I will get some pictures of me dancing in the dark with fireflies. But I don't think Illuvatar will be visiting Edar Gira anytime soon, at least not with me.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:33 am 
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Thank you for this story.

That's one aspect I really like about MOUL, the unexpected happenings which are truely unique to those who experience them. You cannot plan or reproduce such situations, and they create individual memories.

Maybe I can join you at some time and try to help taking a KI picture of you dancing in the dark. On that occasion, I might help you improve your time for building crate bridges while you show me some tricks for speed-opening the Delin gate. ;)

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Lol, that's a great story!

I've had a very similar thing happen to me, except the group of fireflies stayed in one spot while my friend ran around invisible... I must say, it was rather unnerving.


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:lol: That was quite well-told. Laughing all the way!

Ah, game bugs. Sadly the most interesting one I've had was retaining the firefly glow without fireflies, but the people I was exploring with couldn't see my human glowstick imitation.

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