Log Post #28 of 42
Log Post #28 | From: warpio | Posted: 9/11/2017 05:52:00 PMUpdated: 11/21/2017 08:25:36 PM
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I think this is the MT Apartments...
oh cool, I finally get to meet/talk to that tall guy that used to stand near the crossroad area of Tazmily.
It wasn't that I couldn't talk all this time. I simply chose not to. As I rang that Cross Road bell, deep inside my heart I had decided I would speak to no one."Yes"
*sad music starts playing*
But the secrets I've been guarding are now starting to leak out.
Lucas. The time has come to tell you everything. What I'm about to tell you, you might not want to know. Even so, you absolutely must hear it.
It will be a long story, but please listen to it all.
Given who you are and how you've lived, what I have to say will tear at your hearts, and there is just so much to tell. So I've decided to have the stinkbug trembling behind me memorize everything I say.
Long ago, there existed a "world". A world different from what the people on these islands think of. This "world" was incredibly big. More people lived on this world than there are grains of sand on these Nowhere Islands. I know it may be hard to imagine, but such a world once existed.
At some point, the world wound up destroyed. Naturally, it was humans who destroyed it. In the back of their minds, everyone had an inkling that it would happen at some point. And then it really did happen. And so, the world is no more.
Everything so far has been about "The End of the World". Did you understand all of it?
Just before the end of the world, a "White Ship" came to these islands. On it were all the people of Tazmily Village. Yes. Aboard the White Ship were those few who had managed to escape the "world". The people on the ship still went by their names from the previous world. This "White Ship" plan had been set in place before the world was destroyed.And, although they're part of the world, these Nowhere Islands are a special place. They were the one place that would remain, even if the world was lost. The one and only place where people could survive. And so the White Ship arrived at these islands.
Everything so far has been about "The White Ship". Did you understand all of it?
The reason these islands are special is because they harbor a giant dragon nearly as large as the islands themselves. Long, long ago, people lived together with the Dragon. However, at some point in time, the people and the Dragon could no longer coexist. So, using the seven Needles, the Dragon was placed into a long, long sleep by the ancestors of the Magypsy people, who have lived here since ancient times. Ever since, the Magypsies have guarded the Needles, in an effort to prevent the Dragon from being woken until its power is truly needed. Thus, until the time of its awakening, the Dragon continued to sleep, as the power of the earth itself. And so, because of the tremendous energy of the Dragon hidden deep below, these islands were protected from the end of the world.
Everything so far has been about "The Dragon and the Magypsies". Did you understand all of it?
Those who came here aboard the White Ship feared another "End of the World" more than anything else. They felt that the world's destruction was a direct result of the way they had lived. The people of the White Ship discussed things at great length. They shared their wisdom and spoke with grave seriousness. And then they arrived at their conclusion. They decided to completely erase everyone's memories of the previous "world" and start their lives over with new rules and new roles.
Yes. In short, everyone would play out the ideal "story" that they had come up with. That is what happened. The people would restart their lives in a simple, peaceful village, in the kind of place they wished they had grown up in. They would erase their memory of everything: the world, their beginnings, their rules... and then they would begin their new lives. Everyone's old memories would be reset and replaced with their newly-created "story". And thus the village of Tazmily came to be.
However, it was necessary to record the fact that the memory replacement had taken place. The Hummingbird Egg was the device used to store the memories of the White Ship people. Wess and his son Duster, both playing the roles of thieves, were set to take action should a dangerous situation occur. Remember when they went to Osohe Castle? They went there to retrieve the secret of the "People of the White Ship".
And there's one other thing. Me. It was essential that one person retain memory of the previous world to sort of "keep watch" over things. I was the only one in the village of Tazmily who wasn't given a role in the new "story". The sound of my bell served as a "suggestion", to keep everyone's fabricated memories from reverting. My name "Leder" comes from the word "Leader". No, no, that doesn't mean I was anyone special. It was just that I was particularily taller than all the others. So, upon discussion, I was selected because it would be easier for me to stand out. Being so tall, people would want to come see me, you know? And so I was given the role of revealing these secrets when the time truly called for it.
Everything so far has been about "Those Who Lost Everything". Although Tazmily Village exists in reality, it was originally created as part of a story. I know this may be difficult to believe, but do you understand so far?
jeez, I wasn't expecting a huge lorebomb that dwarfs the talking rock part of EarthBound... this is insane... lmao the plot pacing of this whole series is like, the work of a mad scientist or some shit.
Something about this story makes me think it's all somehow connected to the Magicant world of M1... Like first of all there's those 7 Magypsy houses that look like the Mother 1 Magicant portals (how many of those were there again?)... and the Dark Dragon might just be the same dragon that teaches you one of the melodies in Mother 1, or related to that in some way... I dunno, maybe I'm thinking too deep into it.
And I'm not sure if Pokey/Porky was one of the white ship people that lost their memories, or if he was primarily the cause of the End of the World and is intentionally looking to end this world as well (probably the latter I'm guessing, after all he still had his time travel powers at the end of EarthBound)