>>33557230>Chapter 7: Shades of Grey (3/3)
I think that's like, chapter 15 in real numbers.
Anyway, we kick things off with some advanced darkness:>The clacking of our hooves against the stone echoed against the ancient walls, deep into a darkness which even my sight couldn't pierce. Going through the door had led us down a surprisingly long hallway, which must’ve been built in pieces over time due to the differing qualities of masonry every few meters, as if every few decades whoever was in charge of this place had said “Make the wall thicker!” Though, to defend against what, we could only speculate.
Clearly not longwinded narration. The whole place seems to be an abandoned mine, with metal cart tracks heading deep into the stygian depths. Having played a bit too much of the Resi 2 remake, Jello and Twilight keep waiting for jump scares, but nothing leaps out at them as they walk on and on.
Eventually they come to a large chamber, which Jello interprets as a killing ground, because paranoia has served her well thus far. Jello asks Twilight if she knows what this building is, but Twi's stumped. We're not left in the dark for long, because Flash pipes up to justify his presence here:>“Founding Wars.” Flash stated, “At some point, the unified tribes built structures like this to protect strategic points."
If you're wondering why Jello couldn't just pull that knowledge out of the historical plane, it seems that there's some Ozymandias tachyon bullshit going on that's messing with her reception:>“there’s some sort of enchantment on these walls that’s preventing me from seeing or casting magic through them. I can still sense the ritual in the basement, because that thing is fucking loud, but I can’t tell you what’s around the corner or how to get there."
Probably not a good sign if to create tension you have to nerf your main character the moment they walk into the building, but maybe this means the bad guys will actually land a hit or two.