Suri had spent the hours since her failed test run with Lyra and her new friends feverishly reassessing her original calculations, crunching new numbers, and reconfiguring her runes. Something DeGrasse had said, as simple as it had seemed at the time, had really stuck with her.
“Send me to Oxbow.” he’d said, but that would be impossible. Undoable. Unthinkable with the technology in its current state, she thought.
Originally she had split the leyline energy between two points. An easy enough conclusion: Start at one point, end at the other. But this, this was a completely different, even more exciting prospect. If she hyper-focused it all through one rune. Coded the right coordinates. Maybe.
Her teleporter would work this time. She knew it would. If she ever hoped to make her mark on Shard it had to work.
She’d stake her reputation on it, if she had a reputation.
Her retrofitted machine whirred to life, drawing in arcane energies from the great leylines themselves like water from a rushing river, bending the very fabric of reality to her whim. Approximately, at least.
At least Tor wouldn’t be able to shout at her if this went poorly.
In today’s episode, the Miasma comes to Shard in a very big way as the Wanderers work through a falling out within the trio. This week we’ve got portal mishaps, the last remnants of Big Boy Season, and regret as Michael realizes the scale of what he’s done. He’s very sorry, Laura.
This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 10: The Battle of Port ‘o Plenty Pt. 1
Play By Podcast is Michael Collins (@arealwriter), Leon Barnes (@SlapKatZ), Liam Higgins(@KeepCalmKlingon), and Laura Coe (@_NotMyDivision_)
Cover Art by Ariel Corrales (@arielcorrales_)
Music by Cody Ojea (@SixChordCircus)