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Description [ ]
The Translation Book is an
Item that is required to translate (And thus, understand) Civilization Dwellers' dialogue. Additionally, it grants the crew a 50% discount on all shop items. The Translation Book is, most importantly, needed to translate the Scholar's language after awaking what lies in the bottom of The Living Infinite, revealing how it is possible to defeat what you have just awakened.
It is a very large, brown book with a large eye and a drawing of the Earth and moon. It also has a quill and appears old and tattered.
Translations [ ]
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(Remember that some dialogue lines purposefully have errors to give character to the different civilizations and their dialects)
A sunken city?
Excuse me, but the city would have to have been above water level...
... For it to have sunk in the first place.
No, good sirs. Or are you females? I can't tell.
Well, excuse me, not everyone can have as obvious gender diferentiation as us.
Wait, that head looks a bit more misshapen than the rest.
Does it mean that it's the male or the female of the bunch?
I was once very good friends with a time traveller, y'know
Silly scrawny chap he was, always wearing those curious slippers.
Very fond of
music too, my friend. I wonder what he's up to these days.
That's an interesting headpiece you're sporting.
Why would you wear such a thing?
My poor Gam would surely be aghast...
I've read tale of a powerful
staff. The passage said the staff is sure to defeat any foe.
... Though it could very well defeat the beholder.
It's just a story though. I'm not sure where you'd ever find such a thing.
Shhh... It'll hear us...
Are you daft? I speak of the behemoth down below us.
Travelers have stopped returning.
Quiet, I said!
You'll be gone soon too...
Banished into the belly of the beast...
This above all: To thine own self be true.
Uhh... Uh, what do you mean who said that?
I said that.
Well if it's familiar, it's because my wise words have caught on.
I see you ogling me.
Yes, my glistening scales are alluring.
Darling, I know I'm gorgeus!
Enough, I can only blush so much.
Yes, these comely looks are genetic.
Pity, I wish I could return the compliment.
Come hither, voyagers!
Would you like to hear some humor? It's sure to make a stuffed bird laugh!
What is a
Duopus's favorite meal? Fish and ships!
Hey, I've got another!
What do you call a crab who won't leave their cave?
A hermit, that's what!
Don’t look at me.
What is wrong with your heads?
Did your mothers kiss those heads?
I'd rather not picture such a scene.
Hominids! Yes, you!
You fellows look like you could use some scholarly advice.
And well, er, some tonic for those large heads. All I can provide is my knowledge, however.
Nevermind, the head thing is making me far too uncomfortable.
You chaps don't look exactly intelligent.
Word of advice...
crabby humanoids that live in the seaweed... They don't like it when you shoot their home.
They'd retaliate if you did.
I mean, I would be able to put that together, but I'm not senseless.
Really? Need I say more?
Have you come across those two-tentacled brutes yet?
What’s that? You call it a “Duopus?” Hm.
Anyway, before your rude interjection, I was saying…
It’d be wise to kill it before it reaches your vessel.
Otherwise, pry its arms off quick.
What is that awful smell?
My dear fleshy chums, it's cominf from you!
Greetings! How swell to meet some fellow drifters.
What are your names?
Oh. Oh dear.
You didn’t have the most thoughtful parents, did you?
Hey, you there!
Yes, with the generously sized heads.
Don't you try anything funny...
By funny, I mean homicidal;
No violence is tolerated here!
I've got my eyes on you.
Be sure to visit the shop before you leave, tourists.
You won’t be able to find us again once you exit.
Though it baffles me why one would go.
This is, clearly, the finest civilization.
Then again, you don’t look like you have a “fine” taste in anything.
What a dull
Submersible you've dived down in. I'd suggest you visit our
shop as to show your vessel some respect. That is... If you have any class...
Can you believe it?
Breaking and entering, yet again!
She must teach her
children better manners. What do you mean “who?”
Quadken! Who else in these waters have countless children?
Ah! You look like noble adventurers!
I beg of you, for I can’t take it anymore.
It’s been centuries. Centuries I tell you!
Quadken’s been naught but a nuisance to our great city. Board your woeful vessel and smite her!
You! Uncomely mammals!
Listen here, it’s your lucky day!
Because my great scales are overswept with…
I will sprinkle some enlightenment on your daft heads.
Watch out for that
tentacle mother’s arms. That matron packs a fine wallop.
I did not hear you, say that again?
she does indeed leave her crevice.
If her tentacle-ey lust is not sated, she goes up.
And by nothing but chance...
Many fools have met a watery demise.
You look terrified.
You must of heard tale of our
nuisance below. I don’t mind her so much.
She’s much smaller than…
Than the monstrosities beyond.
How do such hideous creatures live with themselves?
Come here now!
You haven't the wherewithal to survive!
I will pierce you, trespasser!
You are unwelcome here!
You look deathly, child.
Thankfully our magic heals all.
You seem very unwell, my dear.
Fear not, I've something to heal you.
Adventurers, you look awful! Oh, and sick!
I'm able to heal you, but I can't do much to fix your faces.
Not even I am THAT good!
Worry not, big headed one. I can help you.
With your illnesses, that is.
Your presence will not be tolerated!
You shall pay for this, vile ones!
Howdy doo, to you, hoo!
Hope ya like my cave!
Ah dooo, I doo, I like my cave!
It's a beautiful day, aroo!
Only thing that could make it better, adoo...
Is a big 'ol fishy snack, ahee!
Betcha like me, weee!
Betcha wanna pet me, eee!
Ah doo like the sea...
Betcha wanna be my friend!
Ahoo, roo, roo! You do?
You do, ah doo!
Ahwee, a hee!
Oh no, ohooo!
What happened to your heads, ah doo?
Awoo, I think I like them anyway.
That's a bulbous head you have there, aroo!
I have a bulbous tummy, I do, adoo!
We should be friends, ahoo, aroo!
Friends can do each other some pats, ahwee!
Uh oh, what did ya do, ahoo, to your noggin?
Aboo, roo, hoo.
You better watch out for ice chunks, friend.
So You-aroo don't get no more noggin bonks, ahoo!
Dat whale done tried to take a bite out of me!
How arooo rooo rude.
Abooo hooo ooooo...
A squid dinner's too scary for me, ahee!
I wouldn't let them get close, no hooo aroo!
Ahoo, thems got squiggly arms you have to worry about! Ahnoo!
Ahroo roo roo.
Wish I had me a bucket, I do, aroo!
I would put a fish snacks inside, ahooo, I’d do!
And then, I would eat one when I get hungry, aroo, ahoo!
I wish you had a snack for me. Ahwee!
Ah dooo I do like a tasty fish treat!
Roo, you can do me a pat! Ahm fat! Ahwee!
Don’t mind me, ahee!
Just munchin’ on a fish.
Betcha wanna look in our shop, you doo, ah doo!
Get ya a nice new toy, for you doodad, aroo!
Hey you, aroo!
Have a secret for you, adoo, I do!
You can spend your loot, ahoo!
Over there, in the shop, ahwee, adee!
You, hooo, are welcome, friend, aroo!
Ayoo, a you!
Betcha wanna watch me jiggle, atee ahee!
Ah got lots a layers, adoo, I do!
Betcha wanna watch me roll around, ahoo!
I can nap right on your lap, adoo, aloo!
You can pat me right on the head, ahwee, ahee!
Uh. Uh... Achoo!
Excuse me! Aroo, anoo.
Oh, well bless you too, ahoo, stranger!
Bet I scared ya, aroo, ahoo!
That was funny! Ahee, awee!
I'm a big ol' fooler, aroo, ah do!
Guess what my favorite game to play is, hoo!
BASSketball! Aroo, adoo!
Sure wish I had me bass snack to eat.
Did you see? Ahee!
‘ol squish-whale did me a rude pat! Oh no, ah know!
Don’t hurt ah me!
Butcha sure can do me a pet!
Come on, oooo, ahroo!
Right here on my tumm! Aheee!
Hey you! Aroo!
Don’t go down there, hee!
he make a fun bubble... Don’t mean he’s a fren!
Oh boo, ahoo!
Ahm so sad, Ah need a rub!
Boo, roo, boo!
Big ‘ol bubber did my fren a swallow! Ah boo, roo, roo!
Uh hoo, heloo!
If ya pat me, I’ll tell yee, ahee!
My fren Ish, he had a wish!
He was gonna get, ahee!
big white fish! Aroo Ah do!
YOU NOT MY FRIEND!
GET OUT OF MY CAVE!
I'M GON GET YOU NOW!
I HATE YOU BAD PERSON!
NOW YOU DIE BAD THING!
Ruh oh! Ouchy roo.
Do ya do! Step upchoo!
How bout you come on over here?
I fixed ya up! A-wheee!
You did a bonk!
You's okay now, you's a good peoples.
I WAS GON HELP YOU!
YOU DON'T DESERVE FIXIN'!
THAT'S LAST TIME YOU HURT MY FEELINGS!
Would ye like to hear a ghost story?
I woke up this morning...
I watched some seaweed grow and pictured m'self holdin' a bottle of rum.
I said "Good morrow" to my matey over there.
Dontcha get it? It's a ghost story 'cause me be a ghost!
Ahhhhhaha. Never gets old.
Over here scalawag! I've a joke for ye!
What did me friend tell me on his 80th birthday?
Never gets old.
Unlike me friend, that is. Bein' 80 and all.
'Course I'm 344 now m'self.
What with bein' dead and all.
Y'know, me friend once called me a rambler...
Had mself a parrot once.
Was a red macaw she was.
Wore herself the most ‘dorable hat ye ever saw too.
Shared my horror with them things that grow out of the ground, she did!
That’s how I got mself the rabies. Or is it scrabies?
Life is too short fellers, to not stop at every cave.
More gold will bring ye happiness.
Don't want to be havin' no regrets when death comes knockin' aye?
Aye, wish I had me one of them cleavers.
Then I could slice me up a fishy snack!
Though.. I’d be needing a body again too…
Any chance you’d spare me yours?
Alright, Alright, don’t get yer skivvies in a knot.
You travelers appear to have some gold about ya!
Why dontcha bring some of it to our 'ol shopkeeper over yonder.
He's sure to have somethin' worth your time.
Miss me old lady, me do.
Beauty like that knew no equal.
Silkiest beard you ever did lay eyes on too.
Always smellin' of stale rum and mutton...
Had me a love once...
Was a bottle ‘o rum she was!
What's that? A metafour? What be a that?
Twas rum, not met-a-floor!
Jesters, the lot of you!
Don’t know why anyone would want to meet a floor.. Er..
*Whistling a tune*
Come all ye young fellows that follow the sea
To me, way hey, blow the man down
Doo do do dooo do do do dooo
Give me some time to blow the man down
Doo do do dooo do do do dooo...
OooooOOoOooohhhh me oh my
Just doing some ghost talk. Don't mind me.
OooOOOOOO are you 'upposed ta be?
Ye mean, yer blouse looks like that on porpoise?
Yeah, I know what porpoise means!
It means ye did it and it wasn't on accident.
Porpoise isn't a fish. Only porpoise a fish 'ave is being my dinner.
Ye are strange folk...
Oy! Now that be the nicest U-boat I ever did lay eyes on!
How'd ye kids get your hands on somethin' like that?
Well, as long as yer not puttin' those meaty fingers on me own gold.
Speakin' of meat, would you happen to 'ave any?
How 'bout any rum? Got any of that?
Heed me warning adventurers!
There be talk of a dangerous creature below.
I can't tell you what she looks like...
None who've seen her 'ave lived!
'Ave my suspicions though, I do!
I did see her, me swears!
Ahoy, you travelers! Perhaps you need not worry if ye not as good looking as me.
But be wary anyway, as you sail these waters...
Those perty ladies be dangerous!
Croonin' tunes they be.
Best be shootin'em before they climb aboard.
I know me knickers be spry, but leave me be!
Beware of that creepy
floatin' feller! He done brought a sea bear about me boat!
Not only knocked the wind outta me, that creature knocked the life outta me!
I've seen many of yer kind before you...
Some are amongst me ranks today...
Ye'd do best to remember it.
Aye, not too close nomad.
Won't have ye besmirching me blouse.
Don't mistake me for being fascetious.
Got any booty?
Little baby shoes? I don't mean lil baby shoes!
Booty be gold! Ye got any gold?
Anyway, I forgot what I be telling you...
Young'uns and their jargon...
If ye seek our valued treasure, yer gonna have to pay the price...
Specifically I be meanin' gold coins...
Proportional to the item's value...
Be warned, seafarer...
Any soul foolish enough to steal from a pirate be cursed.
And by cursed, I mean attacked by lots of pirates.
AND YE DON'T WANT THAT NOW DO YE.
Heed ye, stalwart souls!
The Leviathan! She lurks below! This devil be more ancient
Than the land from which you came!
WAS MADE IN THE IMAGE OF SATAN!
Well ye be havin’ a good day now!
Have ye heard rumor of the beast below?
Aye, they be true.
But what ye know not, is that the beast…
IS ME WIFE, BERTHA!
She’s come back to get me!
I’m so sorry Bertha!
Oh, you don’t mean that other ghost down there?
There is a Leviathan a bit further down though.
You must purge the curiosity from ye souls!
Aye, for it is questions that got me here.
creature is not but blasphemous! How it came to be here, I learned not.
Such evil could not have been birthed but from brimstone.
To the gallows with ye!
Ye think ye can kill me again?!
Die upon me sword!
Ye'll die for what ye done!
Ye'll pay for this!
You look like you are ridden with curses!
Let's get you back in tip top shape.
Now who left all these curses on you?
I've been here the whole time!
Anyway, you're better now.
Allow me to wrangle the hex from you.
Bet that feels a HEX of a lot better!
Told that joke everyday for a hundred years!
Still hasn't gotten a laugh.
Curse upon you!
Do you think I can be killed again?!
FOOLS! A curse upon you!
Sorry, say that again?
Oh, you want directions.
The only direction I can give, is to not go down.
Everyone knows there somethin' down there!
Uhh... Rumor has it some sort of sea behemoth.
Well it's a rumor, so you know it's true!
Dontcha try anyfin funny...
Get it? 'Cause I said "fin" instead of thing.
Because I have a fin, mate!
I do mean it though, I've got my eyes on you.
You mates look as ailed as one of ‘em
sick angler fish. Not much you can do to avert one of those suckers.
‘Splodes out li'l baby lampreys, they do, once you shoot ‘em down!
Which reminds me....
Think of the children! Don't shoot 'em, yeah?
What big heads you have!
Bet you lot store all kinds of information in there.
Which leads me to ask...
Do you know where I could find a
blob fish? Uh, er... Well it's for a friend. I would never ask such a thing.
My friends name? Uh... Hmm... Uhh...
Hey there, Travelers!
We don't get the likes of you here very often.
Anyway, you should take a look in our
market before you take off. ...
What does it matter to me?
You lot seem to have low morale.
Healthiest way to deal with that, would be to spend some money!
Luckily for you mates, we happen to have a
shop. Go on!
Buy something to turn that frown upside down!
blob fish? Y'know, the squashed decrepit looking creatures?
They make fine pets, I hear.
You're right, they are hideous...
But so much so that I'd dare call them charming...
Well, hello there.
You travelers look... Experienced!
Come across any cuddlesome
blob fish? Er... No reason of course.
I was just wondering!
Nosy creatures you are.
I've a riddle for you.
What's top heavy, dense, and will never be loved?
Was a good one, that was!
Are you giving me the stink eye?
I'm asking because I literally cannot tell.
Don't be mad, mate!
Some of us are just born ugly...
What happened to your heads, mates?
I've seen some other creatures that look like you...
Yeah, passed through 'bout a month ago.
They won't be returnin' though.
There's something creepin' in the deep there, aye.
Mind you, they looked a lot more toned than you bunch.
I've a joke for you!
Why did the lamprey let the little cyclops live?
'Cause the cyclops gave him a
blob fish! 'Course it makes sense!
They make good companions, those blob fish.
You lot wouldn't know a good joke if it hit ya!
Well, it's about ta hit ya if you don't move along!
I bet you all could settle this debate I've been having with my mum.
On a scale one through ten -
Wait why are you laughing?
Oh, it's because I said scale, and I as a lamprey, have scales.
You lot think you're clever, don't you?
Well you can just forget it.
Don't mind me, think I'm just a little ill.
Eel? Eel? I didn't say eel, I said ILL!
Yes, haha, laugh it up, you buffoons!
Think you're funny, don't you?
Scram, you little quipsters!
You there! Yes, you!
What is a lamprey's favorite color?
Teal you say?
Ohh, tEEL. You're so "funny".
The answer is purple, because we are purple.
You're no fun to tell jokes to at all.
Leave me be.
What are you staring at?
This mouth is considered beautiful among my people.
You've no room to judge you unsightly creatures!
Scram, get outta here!
I've heard enough outta you...
What you lookin' at my mouth for?
If you think my chops are big, wait till you see one of'em
Goblin Sharks. They'll poke a hole right through your vessel, they will!
Could very well jab right into one of yer mates!
Knock it off!
Didn't your mum tell you staring is impolite?
Do you want to have a go at it?
Go on, hit me.
See what happens!
That's what I thought...
If only they could see how beautiful they are.
Just wait till you see our
protectors down below. Yes, “protectors,” with an “S.” Plural.
As in more than one.
Are you daft?
Your large lumpy heads...
You must be perceptive or somethin’ right?
Rumors been spreadin’ of the
guardians beneath. You see, some think that they’re real great.
But me, they give me the creeps.
You should go down there.. And uhh…
Do a little clean up.
Know what I mean?
Better watch yourselves below.
They may be blind, but one of ‘em… Can predict the FUTURE.
Yeah I got some evidence for ya buddy.
It’s called RUMORS.
Ugh. I’m done speaking to you now!
Be gone, you top heavy oafs!
You folks look a little too cheery.
Let me dampen your spirit a smidge!
I’m sure you’ve already heard the rumors.
I hear tell that
the sightless was not born so. What, or shall I say, WHO, made it that way?
If you ask me-
If you ask me, the Seer seems awfully suspicious.
You's no friend to us!
OI! Get back here!
Don't try to run now!
I'll tear you to pieces mate!
You won't escape us!
You look sickly.
Allow me to suckle your sickness away.
Would you be interested in some free... treatment?
Huh? What do you mean this seems fishy?
Let me suck your blood away.
Wait, no! I'll suck your afflictions away, that's what I meant!
Can I interest you in some medical attention?
Don't ask questions.
I may be toothless, but I can still tear you apart, mate!
I've been through many a fight before!
I fear my age much more than worms like you!
If you wish to die, I have no choice but to oblige!
Good morning, friends!
Did you know that all
barnacle clams have a fresh supply of love? Truly!
Are you accusing me of lying?
What we would gain from you amassing barnacles?
Err... Other than another mind for the hive...
And perhaps another friendly face...
You DEFINITELY should check out the barnacle clams.
You look like smart folks, let me share some advice.
When you find that a
barnacle spider has wandered into your ship... Don't worry! It's actually quite friendly.
Make sure you remember to shake his hand and say hello!
Don't call me no fabricator!
I've not touched a sewing needle a day in my life.
Sorry, I'm not sure I'm hearing you correctly?
Why on earth would I give you a tip on killing
Barnacle biters? They're perfectly kind creatures!
I would never dream of hurting one!
Just pet him right on the nose, and you'll see for yourself.
A Barnacle biter wouldn't hurt a fly!
May bite a few though...
Keep your eyes peeled!
There are plenty of
Barnacle Huggers out there! They put their little arms around you for that sweet embrace!
Doesn’t hurt for too long, either!
I hope you’ll be lucky enough to come across one.
What a happy thought…
You travelers look like you could use my science expertise!
If you happen to see an adorable
barnacle snail inside of those caves... Don't forget to give'em a good pat on the head!
Quite gentle creatures they are.
Just keep that in mind!
Would I lie to you?
Don't answer that.
You don't need to proceed with any caution as you travel down.
It's perfectly safe!
Leave your worries at the door!
It's exactly what I did...
And I turned out great!
Of course I can give you directions!
When you exit, just head straight down.
Yep, that's it!
Would you like to join us in prayer?
We thank thee Queen, oh our great hive...
For working so hard to make us thrive...
For making home on our once plain skin...
And for the sculpted barnacle upon my chin...
All hail thy glorious host.
From which we cling to survive.
Join us, you travelers!
Be a keeper for our fellow barnacles!
Might I borrow a moment of your time?
I'm writing a book about how much I love the barnacles...
Anyway, what should I tidal it?
Get it? TIDAL!
Because we're in the ocean!
Oh, I'm so gifted I know!
Just listen to what I have to say.
All of us barnacle folk are just misunderstood.
Out there, when you come across some barnacle creatures...
You must lean in very close so you can hear them correctly.
And by close, I mean within reaching distance.
Give it a try, please!
I'm sure you've heard some talk of us...
Others don't take to us, too much.
They say we're crazy...
But I say we're... Cra-SEA!
Because we're crazy about the sea!
It has so much space for our gargantuan lord to expand.
Don't forget to be thankful today!
Don't forget to look in our
shop! However, instead of paying for sub
Upgrades, We can give you barnacles for free!
What a deal!
Have you peeked inside our
shop yet? Y'know...
If you were to join us, you wouldn't need to worry about such things.
In fact, you would literally never worry again!
All is good, when you join the hive!
What a fine helmet you're wearing!
Might I say, it would look twice as fetching if...
You were to add some barnacles!
Go on, try it!
You poor fellows!
I can see how tired you are.
Why don't you retire here and join our wonderful community?
You won't be sorry!
If you happen to see a
barnacle mine during your expedition... Just go ahead and bump right into it!
Really, you won't regret it!
Nope, nothing suspicious here.
Barnacle harvesters work so hard. I don't think they gain enough credit!
Next time you see one...
Please take the time to show your appreciation.
What happened here? Oh, some have asked that before...
Me, however, have no interest to dwell on even my own past.
Y'know what they say, the present is named such because it's a gift!
And these barnacles are certainly a gift! I love to think about them...
So dwell on barnacles! Not how this utopia came to be!
Ah, look at you cuties!
Your bulbous heads fill me with pleasure.
They remind me of our
Queen! Do your heads expel eruptive friends too?
No? That’s a shame.
Well perhaps you should go and meet her!
She loves new visitors!
Would you like to hear a song I wrote?
That’s all I have for now.
Did you like it?
Oh, sorry! I didn’t hear your question.
Will you say that again?
Hm. Well what happened here is of no importance.
Instead I’ll tell you about our
hive! Don’t be concerned that she can’t move.
She still gives us mind hugs!
Mmmmm, I’m being hugged right now!
You should join us!
Good Afternoon, travelers!
Would you like to join us in prayer?
It’s in the form of a song!
We thank thee, hosts
For your unforseen miracle
What once was aimless
Is now happy and lyrical!
To subvert your creation
Was hopeless and futile
For what you produced
Was clever and beautiful!
BECOME ONE WITH US!
THE FACADE ENDS HERE!
JOIN US NOW!
YOU CAN'T OUTRUN US!
DEATH IS THE FIRST STEP!
Psst! I may have a...cure for your ills.
It's no use to me, I'm nearly gone already.
Hey! Over here! I can help you!
Don't worry, I won't hurt you.
The Barnacles haven't fully taken me yet.
Good to see another human face.
I can tend to your wounds, at least.
Mine are too set to heal into anything but barnacles.
THE TRANSFORMATION IS COMPLETE!
I AM READY TO FUFILL MY ROLE!
WHO GOES THERE?
YOU GO HERE YOU THAT GOES HERE, WHAT IS YOUR TITLE?
THAT IS A VERY DUMB TITLE.
I DON'T WISH TO BE SEEN WITH YOU NOW.
DEPART, FOR YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?
IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A STARE-DOWN...
...I MUST ACCEPT.
YOU ARE AN EFFICIENT STARE MASTER.
SURELY THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP.
DO YOU FEAR ME MORTAL?
YOUR SILENCE TELLS ME EVERYTHING.
KNOW THIS MORTAL:
THE EYES OF TIKI ARE WATCHING YOU.
WHO DARES DISTURB MY SLUMBER?
I WAS ENJOYING MY SLEEP THOUGHTS.
I WAS IN A LAND WITHOUT WATER.
AND THERE WAS A BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN.
AND I DEVOURED HER WHOLE.
BEGONE I'M RESUMING SLUMBER.
Everyone here is so loud, I simply cannot take it.
Ooh my, your voice is so soothing, come closer.
Closer, I just want to hear your soft voice.
FOOL. I MAY HAVE BIT YOUR HEAD CLEAN OFF.
LET MY MERCY TEACH YOU A LESSON.
BEGONE, QUIET ONE.
YOU, SMALL HEADED ONE.
BEHOLD MY LARGE HEAD.
DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL INADEQUATE?
FOOL, SIZE DOESN'T MATTER.
IT'S WHAT ON THE INSIDE THAT COUNTS.
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR WARES?
I HEAR THEY ARE QUITE A BARGAIN.
IF I HAD GOLD IT'D BE SPENT SWIFTLY.
WHAT A GREAT DEAL.
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR WARES?
STOP YOUR WAILING, FEEBLE ONE.
IF YOU WANT A CHANGE OF CONDITIONS
YOU ONLY NEED TO SACRIFICE NICE MAIDEN
LIKE THAT ONE WITH YOU, THERE.
OH. oh. NEVERMIND.
GO AND FIND NICE ONE.
NO? SUIT YOURSELF.
HAVE YOU SEEN MY SON?
HE IS AS TALL AS I, WEIGHS EXACTLY THE SAME.
HAS THE SOUL OF A PERFORMER.
IF YOU SEE HIM,
TELL HIM HE IS A DISGRACE.
ALSO THAT I LOVE HIM.
MY ENGRAVINGS AND PATTERNS TELL A GREAT STORY.
TOO GREAT FOR YOUR PUNY EARS.
BUT THE PATTERNS YOU WEAR.
THEY ONLY TELL OF DYING FAD. HA!
AND OF DYING.
YOU WILL DIE, MORTAL.
SUCH BOREDOM IS UNTOLERABLE
DON’T YOU AGREE NEIGHBOR?
OH HEY! HEY YOU!
YES YOU, SQUISHY MORTAL.
TAKE THAT AGEING HAND OF YOURS AND HIT ME.
WHY YOU HESITATE.
WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
... NO, NOT AT ALL.
EXCUSE ME MORTAL.
CAN YOU NOT SEE I AM IN CONVERSATION?
YOUR INTERRUPTION WILL COST YOU GREATLY.
WHO I AM TALKING TO IS NONE OF YOUR CONCERN.
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE SEA MONKEYS?
TALK ABOUT MONKEYING AROUND.
DID I ASK FOR YOUR OPINION ON COMEDY?
PULL MY FINGER.
AHAHA! FOOL! I HAVE NO FINGER!
YOUR STUPIDITY IS OF NO FAULT OF YOURS.
YOUR HEADS ARE TOO SMALL AND CANNOT FIT BIG BRAIN.
AHAHA! FOOLED YOU AGAIN!
YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE BRAIN.
WHY YOU RETORT WITH “WHALE HELLO THERE”
THE PROPER WORD IS WELL.
YOUR LAUGHTER IS UNSETTLING.
YOU MUST WATCH OUT FOR VENTS
OR YOU HIT FRAGILE HEAD AS YOU SURELY HAVE.
WHAT YOU MEAN “OH WHALE”
THERE IS NO WHALE, BROKEN ONE.
I’VE LOOKED INTO YOUR SOUL MORTAL
I SEE YOUR FEARS, AND AM AMUSED!
I SHALL ADD TO YOUR HUMILIATING LIST.
BELOW US YOU’LL FIND...
SWIMMING VOLCANO! AND YOU WILL DIE!
DEATH IS EVER AT YOUR HEELS, MORTAL.
MY STURDY HEAD IS UNYIELDING
UNLIKE A TURTLE
I HAVE NO SOFT SPOTS!
MY EX WIFE CAN CONFIRM
LOGGERHEAD TO GO BACK. SINCE HE’S LEFT -
THERE’S BEEN AN IMMENSE DECREASE.
A DECREASE IN WHAT, YOU SAY?
THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS!
ANYWAY MORTAL, YOU CAN’T MISS HIM.
YOUR KIND HAS MUCH TO PAY FOR!
WHAT DID YOU DO?
HOW DID YOU ANGER
HIM SO? BE GONE!
YOU HAVE RUINED EVERYTHING!
MAY YOU BURN IN MAGMA!
YOU HAVE ANGERED US!
YOU WILL BE DESTROYED!
YOU DESIRE BODILY HEALTH.
STEP UPON MY ALTAR AND YOU SHALL BE SPARED.
STAND UPON THIS PEDESTAL, TEENY-TINY ONE.
BASK IN MY CHARITY OF HEALING.
I CHANGED MY MIND.
I EXPECT COMPENSATION.
I CAN SENSE THE ROT ON YOU, SICK TRAVELER.
YOU ARE HEALED. YOU ARE GRATEFUL.
MY CHARITY HAS BEEN EXPLOITED!
THIS IS THE LAST TIME I HEAL TINY FOOLS!
Hello dearest ones.
Come, bring forth your appendages and pray with us.
My Golden One, bring us your kindness and your charity.
Let the fluid run through our bodies and souls.
Have you yet noticed anything remarkable about these waters?
Perhaps that, even when breathed, it does not make one drown?
Or that the life it supports is so highly energized?
These are the things which we ponder.
Divers of the deep!
Heed my advice…
What lies deepest in this trench is folly.
I implore you to return from whence you came.
Peace within you, travelers.
It’s quite rare that we are blessed with any travelers.
Might I kindly suggest that you visit our shop?
You’ll be needing upgrades if you intend to dive deeper…
Oh dearest ones, your submarine simply will not do.
You sweet wanderers should visit our shop.
You’re sure to find some upgrades there.
Thank our savior that I was here to give you such advice!
I must tell a piece of prophecy...
A group like your own shall find its way beneath this temple.
They shall come upon the Divine Protector.
That one who has for all time kept the Unholy Horror sealed beneath.
They shall slay the Divine Protector and face the Deep.
And in turn, find themselves taking the role of Divine Protector.
And so it shall continue...
By the Great Impetus.
You look just like him, friend.
Perhaps when the next Undoing takes place...
You will be the one to have done it.
I wish you luck on your last steps, friend.
I hope that the
burrowing worms did not cause you too much trouble. Certainly, they are destructive.
But that destruction provides us with a steady trickle of cut stone.
You stand in a sanctuary built, in part, with that stone.
And so one form of destruction becomes another form of creation.
Contemplate upon this, friends.
Welcome to our temple, travelers.
It was built upon the precipice of all that is Unholy.
You stand now at the last point of solace.
I met the Divine Guardian once.
The one who keeps the Unholy sealed in the Deep.
They had awoken. The sound, adventurer. It was…
It was the most great and terrible of all sounds.
He took me back to the temple in a flash of light.
The sound had stopped…
But no one in the temple could recognize me any longer.
It was as if I had never existed to them.
Protection from the Unholy, friend, comes at a price.
Please, travelers, gather.
You must be warned of what is to come.
Madness is to come.
Unless you turn back.
Friend, I must indulge a secret.
I think the Aurelian scholars are wrong.
They speak of Unholy Horror below this temple.
But I have seen, in the shadows beyond these walls...
Something incomprehensibly large.
It watches us from a great distance.
After a time, it descends back below.
If it had intentions to destroy us
I trust it would have done so by now.
I wonder if it contemplates on our wellness?
Tell no one what I have told you.
Come closer, for I have a warning.
Deep in these miraculous waters
child of madness. Cursed in the midst of adolescence
This perturbed creature knows no mercy.
Just beyond this temple lies a
great foe. I predict asking you to turn back…
...will be met with deaf ears.
Don’t slow down.
That is my only advice.
You have defiled the temple!
This is a place of sanctity!
We do not tolerate your transgressions!
You disrespect this place!
Face judgment for your crimes!
You look sickly, dear one.
May you let our light restore.
Don't worry, dear ones. Let the Golden One cleanse you.
Its light shines brighter even now.
I see need within you.
Remember to pass the charity of healing unto others.
You shall not desecrete our temple!
Begone, blasphemous creature!
Our mighty monuments to the mother beyond!
Please behold them.
We've worked very hard on them for a very long time.
Praise the mother and all that...
... But it sure would be nice if she would stop by to appreciate them...
... Once in a while...
Praise be to the mother!
Behold the gifts she has bestowed upon us!
The sand you walk in!
The warmth of the sky!
The protection of the dome!
To not appreciate such gifts is to not appreciate life!
I've heard stories of those who try to venture outside our safe dome.
They say the submerged world is rampant
with danger and wildlife from your wildest nightmares!
Is it true traveler?
Maybe someday I'll see for myself what lies outside this dome...
Hello again traveler.
Oh? I'm sorry, I thought you were someone else.
A strange fellow on his circular machine often stops by...
... To regale us with his tales of adventure and comic mishaps
I'd ask if you have any tales to share...
... But you don't look like the comical type.
Are you familiar with mother scripture?
"A day in peace is a day in paradise"
Wiser words have never been spoken.
Praise the mother!
Everyone here is so obsessed with this "mother" figure.
Don't tell anyone I said this...
... But I'm not convinced she's even real.
Nobody but the pharaoh claims of ever seen her!
And I find it hard to trust the eyes of that old man.
If you ask me these monuments are in his name, not hers.
I can see in your eyes that you do not trust the word of mother.
What foolish beliefs you have.
Take my advice and stay here.
Live with us or else return from whence you came.
For scripture says what lies below here...
... Can only lead to the chaos of the mind.
Welcome to our dome!
The prodigy of the all-knowing mother!
... Excuse me?
She even knows why your heads are so fiendishly misshapen!
No, I will not divulge such information.
You are not worthy an audience to such sacred answers.
Alas! Another bona fide vision!
The scripture foretold this day!
“Here, to those gifted few who wear the hedjet, I grant asylum.”
My hedjet is here upon my head…
And I am safe today, like every day!
I can’t imagine anything going wrong!
Huh? Oh, no I’m not crying.
Really, it’s just allergies!
WHAT? Say that again!
Am I going to cry to my MUMMY?
How dare you!
Being insecure of your own disfigured appearance -
Gives you no authority to mock the beautiful!
Hello there wanderers!
I’d advise you take a look at our shop.
We profit off of the wanderlust, such as yourselves!
I don’t know why anyone would choose to leave this haven.
The mother keeps us safe.
Anyway, pay up and carry on.
The end is near!
Or rather... You’re near the end.
Save your souls!
For a large sum, the mothers scriptures can be yours!
Nothing is too pricey when it comes to your salvation!
The end is near!
Let me guess...
You’re looking for the fountain of youth?
Your kind is so feeble minded that you misunderstood.
Pharaoh was only speaking of the old hang out for adolescents.
It’s really the fountain FOR youth.
Only for the trendy youngins, that is.
A pity that is, truly.
Oh, me? I’m not surprised you’d eavesdrop.
I was only saying it’s as clear as our miraculous blue sky.
The fact that your mother doesn’t love you the way ours does.
Why else would she dress you so?
Well, you’re more than welcome to switch allegiance.
In the name of Mother, I warn you!
Though his bones are old...
And his rest is deep...
slumbering giant is still a great threat! It will swallow your vessel whole!
beast slumbers below. Waiting...
The high priest said he was put there.
By who I wonder?
You dare transgress upon us?!
Face my blade!
The eye is upon you!
Your death is certain!
Cease your existence, foul one!
I sense you are hurt and sick.
May the mother grant you health.
You've arrived at the right place for medicine.
Blessings upon you.
Please accept this treatment for what ails you.
You cannot continue your journey downward!
The mother must be protected!
What primitive organics you inhabit.
One crack and a few swallows dooms you.
We’ll be breathing freely, meanwhile.
Your presence here is unwanted.
Your organics act as obstructions in our great machine.
Leave now, or else forfeit your flesh to our cause.
The ones below have shown us that flesh is not enough.
The future holds nothing but despair...
...for those unwilling to adapt their flesh...
... into something greater.
An infection? I think you severely misunderstand.
The boils upon my face are not symptoms, but history.
Historic artifacts showing the weakness of our past selves.
A reminder to keep moving forward.
Eyes? Those organic relics?
Far too delicate to keep.
Our great machine sees to it that such waste is replaced.
So that each new batch should become stronger.
Take a deep breath. Can you feel it?
That thick ambrosia flowing.
Every vein and lung filled with it.
Glory to our great machine.
You reek of obsolescence.
Surely our great machine can smell you as well.
I only hope it will put your matter to use soon.
Or perhaps you’d rather volunteer?
The old religions defined rebirth as metaphor.
But metaphors can’t save a species.
Our ancestors learned that.
You’ll learn it as well.
Did you know this place used to be a
mighty dome? It was said to be created by a god.
But what sort of godly creation succumbs to a crack?
Faith is foolish. The faithless take life into their own hands.
Have you been birthed prematurely?
Surely your bodies wither without aid?
Do you require medical attention?
Our great machine may see to it your flesh finds use.
Precious few witness our genius.
Should you leave here, I ask one thing of you:
Let your organic culture know there is a better way.
Should the ones below awaken, only the strong can join them.
Don’t be left behind.
My head? Why no, this is not decor.
Our minds have expanded past the scope of bone.
But organics and artistry inspire our advancements.
Perhaps it’s the artistry you admire.
Surprised to see your kind here.
The eyes should have detected your presence.
They usually ensure no flesh goes wasted.
What a pity.
It is truly futile to go any further.
We have established a
mechanism... To catch any organics passing through…
...and recycle them.
We feel compelled to tell you…
As soon as you leave this place…
You will be met with a
great machine. It is designed to inject
recycling agents into stray vessels. You have been warned.
Feed the machine!
You will be reborn!
Surrender your flesh!
Recycle the organics!
You are unworthy!
Your flesh is forfeit!
You-u l-l-look-k in need of r-rrepair.
In-initializing main-tenance p-procedures.
Y-you have suf-fered ph-physical injuries.
M-medicine shall be emp-loyed ac-cordingly.
C-combat s-subroutines initi-ated.
Eli-minate t-the ag-g-ressor.
Com-mensing D-defense prot-ocols.