The skirmish that came to be known in the following days as the Battle of Port ‘o Plenty, while thought of as an outlier in the everyday experience of life in Shard, did leave a particular mark on the Interdependency’s populace. Something sparked by a repeating of apocalyptic events, seemingly with the same lack of reasoning as the first cataclysm.
Though the cause of the disturbance, one errant Jaxx engineer, was eventually discovered, a thought unconsidered for the past 120 years was brought back to the forefront of everyone’s minds:
The Miasma could begin its encroachment again at any time, anywhere. The apocalypse could indeed start again, and this time it would come for all of them.
All who heard the stories of the battle found themselves victim to this pervasive intrusive thought. This one strong, shared emotion. From the Sea of Sandedge to the Singestone Peaks, a fear began to spread.
An almost familiar kind of panic unique to those within the Interdependency. The jarring sense that something in your periphery was suddenly right in front of you.
Beyond the boundaries of the Miasma, something fed off of this shared fear, and grew more powerful for it.
In today’s episode, the Wanderers try to turn the tide of battle in the accidental surprise attack on Port ‘o Plenty. Standing in their way? One extremely large Rook. Will Sierra keep her promise to Europa? Will Lyra’s wits and weapons be enough to get her through this? Will Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” signal a horrible fate for DeGrasse? These questions and more, this episode.
This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 11: The Battle of Port ‘o Plenty Pt. 2
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)