The Shard scientific community’s stance on the idea of a “King Aberration” is that such a thing does not exist, nor has it ever. Reports of such a creature are often rationalized as a mislabeling of a particularly large Knight by a young research assistant, or just as often laughed off completely and attributed to delirium.
To the general population, the King Aberration is a legend. A modern myth. A bedtime story particularly cruel parents tell their children to keep them from sneaking out at night.
It’ll get you, they say, It’s waiting out there.
For Wanderers, the myth of the King Aberration is, though unfounded, a clear and present source of dread. It could come bounding over that far hill at any moment, it could be slumbering inside that long-abandoned library, or, as is the case with our heroines, it could be right in front of them, a beast of legend made flesh and stone and smoldering acid. A wink of red light closing the distance. It’ll get them, alright.
It’s waited long enough.
In today’s episode, we continue our look back at the early days of our Wandering trio, and finish the tale of the meeting of Lyra Greyfeather and Sierra Scorchskin. While exploring the Cairn the dynamic duo has managed to stir up some trouble, and unearthed one of the Interdependency’s most terrifying urban legends: the King Aberration. We dodge energy beams, execute a dynamic entry, and finally pay off all that rock throwing.
This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 15: The Cairn and the King Pt. 2
Play By Podcast is Michael Collins (@arealwriter), Leon Barnes (@SlapKatZ), Liam Higgins(@liamhiggins97), and Max Coe (@_NotMyDivision_)
Cover Art by Ariel Corrales (@arielcorrales_)
Music by Cody Ojea (@SixChordCircus)