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29th of August, 19xx

What Was Lost

by R&D Officer Lio L. Levon

"...era ew usjt ofosl yinplag ehor...?"
What just happened...?
We traveled to a planet that was... Devoid of, well, anything. Emotion, Energy, all of it seemed drained. We were able to link this to a source out in the Rift, so we followed it to find a... Bookwyrm? I've never seen the like before, and it was a terrifying sight. The creature was the biggest I've ever seen, towering over our ship without issue. Officer Quet, Seth, Senior Officer Vanderbilt, and Senior Officer Tea ventured into the heart of the Wyrm to meet with someone. They told us their name was The Librarian.
According to the reports, the Librarian claimed they were a collector of stories, hearing the words of others to copy down and add to their collection, but it was a farce. In truth, they were a thief, stealing the stories and tales of planets they visit with the Bookwyrm, leaving it devoid of any and all emotion and energy, from what I witnessed in the planet... A great battle ensued, both in the Wyrm and in the Sub, with Paper Knights fighting us relentlessly. Midnight and Raz were instrumental in keeping the sub from taking too much damage, and help from the Jewels at an opportune moment help tip the scales in our favor within the Submarine.
Despite our best efforts, however, the Librarian managed to escape, and the Bookwyrm with it. I do not know what we were fighting to protect in there... But the Knights we destroyed were stories themselves. They reminded me of Quet, and the thought of what we did to the knights, destroying their stories once and for all... I feel disgusted. I worry how Quet will handle this, having never experienced something quite like this, none of us have.
Seth managed to save a tome, however. A Holy text depicting a religion of another world, mentioning a bee-like deity. The tome itself is known as the Beeble, and at the very least, we managed to get something away from that Librarian. But the Planet... It did not improve. In fact, I feel it's worse than ever before, and it was because we couldn't stop the Librarian.
My Senior Officer, Royce Vanderbilt... Whatever the Librarian did to him within the Bookwyrm, he seemed to have lost just about all knowledge of the Submarine. I... Am terrified of the notion that I know more of the Submarine than the actual creator of it now. We need to help him relearn it all somehow, be it intuitive, teaching, or getting what the Librarian stole. I fear what we must face when the Librarian has such knowledge at their disposal.
There is too much work to be done in the wake of this monster's actions, and nowhere near enough time to do it. It's time I roll up my sleeves and focus.

Continue reading...

  1. The Final Exam
    22nd of February, 19XX
  2. A Futile Report
    25th of April, 19XX
  3. Problems
    1st of May, 19xx
  4. IWL Debacle
    3rd of May, 19xx
  5. Admiral's Orders
    8th of May, 19xx
  6. Avian Antics
    30th of May, 19XX
  7. Saving Private Squishy
    28th of August, 19xx
  8. A Not-so-Warm Welcome
    11th of September, 19xx
  9. The Quiet (But Busy!) Year
    17th of October 19xx
  10. Timothy's Trial
    1st of November, 19xx
  11. Wandercrew's Wild Ride
    22nd of November, 19xx
  12. Vatna's Reunion
    18th of December, 19xx
    18th of December, 19xx
  14. The Road to Unification
    19th of December, 19xx
  15. A Tree Grows in Liminal
    20th of December, 19xx
  16. Promotion
    12th of January, 19xx
  17. Work and Play
    2nd of February, 19xx
  18. A Kindred Spirit
    3rd of March, 19xx
  19. Sigil Sagacity
    10th of April, 19xx
  20. Dear Mom
    8th of May, 19xx
  21. A Star's Silver Lining
    23rd of May, 19xx
  22. Gone...
  23. Twenty-Three
    12th of June, 19xx
  24. Questionnaire Pt.1 (1-25)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  25. Questionnaire Pt.3 (51-75)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  26. Questionnaire Pt. 4 (76-100)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  27. Checking on the Herd
    18th of June, 19xx
  28. To Meet One's Heroes
    18th of June, 19xx
  29. Useless
    26th of June, 19xx
  30. A Mind for Machines, an Ear for Music
    4th of July, 19xx
  31. Wandervania: Symphony of the Nightcap
    15th of July, 19xx
  32. Some Assembly Required: An Inventor's Dream
    17th of July, 19xx
  33. Taking Teeth for Granted
    18th of July, 19xx
  34. An Unknown Science
    20th of July, 19xx
  35. A Raucous Reunion
    24th of July, 19xx
  36. To Pim and Ento
    24th of July, 19xx
  37. Beauty
    6th of August,19xx
  38. A Perfect Storm
    7th of August, 19xx
  39. An Invitation
    9th of August, 19xx
  40. Happiness
    12th of August, 19xx
  41. Tinger and the Bun
    12th of August, 19xx
  42. Time Away From Work
    13th of August, 19xx
  43. Addicted to Failure
    14th of August, 19xx
  44. Long, Long Ago
    18th of August, 19xx
  45. Questionnaire Pt.5 (101-120)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  46. For the Sake of Others
    27th of August, 19xx
  47. What Was Lost
    29th of August, 19xx
  48. Something Lost, Something Learned
    1st of September, 19xx
  49. Coming Full Circle
    4th of September, 19xx
  50. Audio Recording #1: Risky Rifty Tech
    5th of September, 19xx
  51. Audio Recording #2: Facing the Devil's Maw
    21th of September, 19xx
  52. Audio Recording #3: Parks and Renovation
    24th of September, 19XX
  53. Audio Recording #4: Facing the Giant
    16th of October, 19xx
  54. Audio Recording #5: Becoming More than Myself
    21st of October, 19xx
  55. Audio Recording #6: Crewmate Camaraderie
    23rd of October, 19xx
  56. Audio Recording #7: Passing the Wrench
    20th of November, 19xx
  57. Audio Recording #7: The Coming Storm
    11th of December, 19xx
  58. Audio Recording #8: Liminal Stands Together
    17th of December, 19xx
  59. Selfish
    ?? of ??, ????
  60. Questionnaire Pt.2 (26-50)
    ? of ?, 19xx