MINI-READ Twenty-second Installment
This twenty-second mini-read installment ran for two weeks from 15/06/20 to 29/06/20 which features the twenty-third chapter of Participant In Entropia by Andrew Jenery.
Participant In Entropia
First Day on Rocktropia
Seconds later I'm standing next to the others near a teleporter in a whole new territory. Jenna must have arrived slightly ahead of the rest of us as she had obviously taken in some of the sights already. 'Great! We're back together... Those apartment blocks over there go way up!' Delos cuts in.
'Heck they're huge - those yellow windows look weird.'
'They sure do! Could be tinting or something. And there's a huge road here. Lets cross it and go and have a look...' Ben utters his agreement.
'Why not. If we could get one in the near future – an apartment, we could use it as a base to put loot in...' We ran to the road and started to cross it to get to the tower blocks. 'But at risk of changing the subject, I'm sure glad we all got here in one piece.' Dillinger concurred with Ben.
'Me as well. I was a bit sceptical back at the asteroid. Just one slight hitch and we could have ended up scattered all over space!' I was in total agreement with this, having been concerned myself when we were still back at Athena.
'Yea – I know what you mean... I preferred spaceships myself... And why is this road so wide and seems to go for ever in either direction?'
'I was wondering the same thing – why are the roads on Calypso much smaller. I don't get it either...' As we got nearer to one of the skyscrapers, Jenna filled us in on an important little detail in slight frustration. 'Grrrr! This one's fenced-off, so we couldn't get one anyway. That sign says it's still under development.'
Dillinger looked over at the other two towers. 'Typical! That was a waste of a walk then, and from what I can see the others have fences around them as well. I think we should put an apartment on hold for now anyway and get some loot first. There's no point in having one if we've got nothing to put in it...'
Dillinger was right on that score. Although an apartment would be an advantage in the near future, it wasn't essential for getting our planet-hopping enterprise off the ground.
'Yes! We definitely need the loot first, and for that we need to know where the mobs are and what minerals, matters and so on is here.' Jenna still had her mind on real estate.
'Yea, maybe that's the priority, but I'm just thinking about the alternative of sleeping rough. We'll need somewhere eventually...' There were bound to be other places we could check out.
'I'm sure we'll find somewhere that's not barricaded over twenty-odd teleporter locations that we can squat in or something before it gets dark. For now though we'd better start TP jaunting to see what's where. We need loot...' Delos comes up with a suggestion.
'Well we haven't seen any mobs here yet. Why not try Studio Street that's just east of here – according to the map...'
'Sure! That's nearest to here. Going by the map, this planet's huge – if it's to the same scale as Calypso. So we'd better check out as many places as possible as quickly as possible. Lets go back to the teleporter...'
End of this mini-read instalment. Click here for the next chapter or chapters of Participant In Entropia which runs from 13/07/20- 27/07/20.