Friday, August 24, 2007

The Nature of Involvium Energy...

It's late now... I reported my findings to the team, and we've been working like fiends to try to replicate the effect.

So now, its been confirmed that the Involvium Energy did manifest my little flying creature from the page. We've tested it a few times. Our engineer would draw something, pass a current through the involvium so that it released energy through the lens...

And whatever was there would manifest on the island. Some small things, like my creature, would be quick. A couple of hours at the most. Some of the larger items, they are still manifesting. Growing outward from the motes of involvium sparks that float about the island like ephemeral ghosts of fireflies.

Was it the drawings themselves? No. We wrote words on the papers, too. And what they said were manifest when exposed to the energy focused by the crystal. It seems an expression of our will is all that is necessary... something that focuses our intent.

As for my little creature, he stays with me. I feel like Prospero... controlling elemental forces I don't understand. So I've named my little "it" Caliban. Hopefully, he'll have a better temperament than his literary namesake. Of course, Prospero's darker nature conjured spirits he couldn't control... I worry about that too.
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Our little island camp is now populated with our dreams, with more being born every hour. I know I've been sounding positively literary the last post or two... I guess the events of the last while have temporarily taken my snark-generator offline.

Trish, is this world of dreams and possibility what you have found?

6 comments:

Ethan said...

J.S., you forgot to mention our other news. We discovered yet another vein of Involvium. This island is shot-through with it.

Did you tell them about our LAST experiment?

J.S. Tomorrow said...

No, I didn't. It seemed a piece of what was happening.

Ethan said...

Not quite. Its different in this way: we've theorized that because the whole island is permeated by Involvium, it should react much faster to our thoughts and will.

That's why when we tried the draw-and-manifest technique on the topography of the island itself, the changes were so dramatic... we created a whole rocky atoll outta nothing.

J.S. Tomorrow said...

Then who was changing the island all these other nights?

HeadBurro Antfarm said...

"Caliban" - scratch the q in my last comment :) And I think you'll be ok - he looks too friendly to turn nasty :)

Good luck with the other island (let me know if you need an intrepid explorer types - I work dirt cheap), but I think you are right to wonder just who - or what - was altering the island you are currently on...

J.S. Tomorrow said...

I think my little friend looks pretty friendly too. I'll put him on probation. Maybe he'll earn the name Puck you suggested!

Don't be surprised, Headburro, if the Involvium team calls on you one day. of course, for now I'm just a guest on this expedition... but I'll put a good word in for you :)