Nibiru Update #11 - The Wild
Yesterday we climbed anoter £500 and gave the cool news that our third and fourth stretch goals are down £1000! Yay!
I wanted to remind you and all the newcomers that there is such thing as the Pilgrimage, which is a social game of sorts that you can enter here. The idea is that by retweeting, suscribing, etc. via that link, you get Steps, which unlock free PDF adventures you'll receive in adition to the rewards of your pledge. The more steps you earn, the more adventures you get (which are all part of a four-episode series centered around the journey of a caravan of Pilgrims on the way to the Core of the station).
Today I felt like chatting about another Habitat! We covered BrightTown already, so I thought we could follow up with the Wild.
The Wild is, esentially, Nibiru from the eyes of the many non-human life forms that inhabit it. This means that, when you create your Vagabond of the Wild, you are going to go through our index of creatures, pick one, and write all of your memories as if you'd lived your past life being one of those creatures. Because you did!
Playing a Vagabond of the wild means focusing not too much on what you did back in your past life, but how you did it and how you sensed the world around you. Of course, it means you won't be writing memories about "computer hacking" anytime soon, but it does make it so that most memories have to be thought within a wildly different context.
The habitat also has a particular connection to one of the legends of Nibiru; that of the Leviathan. The legend speaks of an enormous creature that lives beyond Umbra, and that is connected to all living beings (with the exception of humans). Vagabonds of the Wild can contact the Leviathan via synapse, which can result in a series of varying, strange effects: from accessing the stored memories of a whole new species, to awakening the dormant survival instincts of the Vagabond, to even using the Leviathan as an interpreter to communicate with other species. A world of opportunities open up for primal takes on storytelling!