ARCJEC: XDXD Okay, that's all well and good. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD As believable as anything else I've heard so far, so I'll toss my reservations aside for the moment and just try to roll with this. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Even if my night's been a pretty fucking long and arduous one. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD You'll have to forgive me for being a little on the "pretty fucking pissed" side of things. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Anyway. You haven't actually said anything useful and I'm still confused as hell?! XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Vague intrigue and tryhard awe-inspiring wonder aren't really going down my protein chute in a particularly smooth way. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD If you don't mind sparing me the trouble, it would be nice if we could just get to the simple answers that point me in a productive direction. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Where SPECIFICALLY are we, in this oh-so-wonderful medium full of merriment. That'd be a good start. XDXD
ZEHANPURYU: like i said, the specifics of that are up to you!
ZEHANPURYU: we are hardly anywhere as of now. you are standing on top of a blank slate.
ZEHANPURYU: a canvas that can only be filled in once you show me what you want and, most importantly, need.
ZEHANPURYU: this world will be made as a representation of yourself, your desires and your challenges.
ZEHANPURYU: it might not be something you'll find pleasant to navigate, but it will be tailored to encourage and facilitate your growth.
ARCJEC: XDXD Oh, I get it now. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD You, and also whatever other mysterious associates you may have, are just trying to give me a trail of intrigue-flavored wheat bits, in a vain attempt to lead me toward some sort of amorphous self-realization fantasy. A fantasy that you, for SOME reason, think is possible. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Good on you for clearing it all up for me, while also clearing up absolutely nothing! I can now press forward with full confidence, still not knowing a damn thing about the current situation. XDXD
ZEHANPURYU: to be fair, we're not allowed to just hand you the answers.
ZEHANPURYU: if we did, there would be nothing to learn.
ZEHANPURYU: besides, the finer details you seek can't be explained until this land generates itself.
ZEHANPURYU: i don't believe giving you too broad a scope would be beneficial at this stage.
ZEHANPURYU: i can, however, give you a general explanation:
ZEHANPURYU: a planet entirely unique to you will soon be manifested, part of a larger system of planets called "the medium".
ZEHANPURYU: before you entered and brought me in with you, this place contained nothing.
ZEHANPURYU: this empty shell of a world has been through many cycles, neighboring your universe in all of them. it has been this way for an amount of time too vast to be quantified.
ZEHANPURYU: from your perspective, i mean.
ZEHANPURYU: i have been bound to it for just as long, as well as the rest of my counterparts.
ZEHANPURYU: each of us represents a piece of the central force this medium revolves around: the nucleus at its heart, currently referred to as skaia.
ZEHANPURYU: it is a living force, enveloped by a powerful shield that you have started to break, by completing your entry and misdirecting the meteor you've just escaped.
ARCJEC: XDXD Hang on, that doesn't sound right. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD I was out of the loop right up until my entry, but I was briefed on what would be happening beforehand by one of my "friends". XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD He's actually way worse at explaining things than either you or this game, which is kind of impressive. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Anyway, he mentioned that my hive (and also me, if I didn't make it for whatever reason) would end up crushed under a metric shitton of molten skyrock. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Now, I can't really confirm what happened after I was tossed in here, but I don't think he was feeding me any falsehoods. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD At least not purely technical ones. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD So by all accounts, that section of the planet should be a debris-filled sinkhole by now. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD ...With my lusus in the middle of the rubble. XDXD