1st Dudes 2In the City of Fat Children there lived a man whose name, as usual, is long forgotten. And these art the descendents of the man whose name was long forgotten:
The long-forgotten man begat Melchizedek. And Melchizedek begat Ka-boom. And Ka-boom begat Ka-thwomp. And Ka-thwomp begat Ka-thump. And Ka-thump begat Ka-thwimp (for the generations of his family had slimmed down).
And Ka-thwimp begat Laban. And Laban begat Abimelech. And Abimelech begat Enosh. And Enosh begat the Man Who Invented the Sandwich. And the Man Who Invented the Sandwich begat Naphtali. And Naphtali begat the Fat Man Who Sat Down Too Fast. And the Fat Man Who Sat Down Too Fast begat Zebulun. And Zebulun begat Phallu. And Phallu begat Ryo-Ohki, who finally ate enough carrots and didst grow up to be a spaceship and begat Phuvah.
And Phuvah begat Ard. And Ard begat Obal. And Obal begat Amram. And Amram begat Hur. And Hur begat Bozkath. And Bozkath begat Zilpah the Nudist.
And Zilpah the Nudist begat Zippor. And Zipp
Tradewinds 17 CH 17A couple hours— or over a hundred rooms— later, they were still at it.
Though they had crossed the occasional intersection in some rooms, with squarish pillars at regular intervals, all inscribed with the same unknown script that flowed along sections of the walls as well, they decided to keep to one direction in the hope of finding some sort of landmark in this ever more monotonous place. They stopped for a short lunch earlier, grimly agreeing to ration out their already limited food and water stores against an unknown time in this place where nothing of either sort appeared to be available. A tacit understanding beginning to brew among them that, if they didn’t find anything soon, they would try a different direction.
Even, they soon noted, the unease of letting even one of their small number out of sight, around a corner, for even a few minutes, to relieve himself.
On the subject of things they had a limited supply of, they were relieved there was somehow enough li
Tradewinds 17 CH 16Justin was the first to uncover his face, and what he saw left him speechless.
Unsure of where he was, or what was going on, as everything around him appeared to be made of the same grey-green stone from floor to ceiling. The floors, even the walls, of the dim hallway were dark and glossy, like polished marble, with sections of symbols carved into the walls. The corridor itself stretching in both directions into an indeterminate greenish haze.
He whistled under his breath, having no words for what he was witnessing.
Perhaps the gas that just wafted through here was making him hallucinate. Or perhaps he had finally lost it. Either way, he couldn’t shake the troubling feeling they were no longer where they used to be only a moment ago.
Max was the next to open his eyes and look around. His stunned, perplexed, look was enough to tell Justin that his friend was also seeing things he clearly didn’t expect to see.
“What… is this?” Max finally managed. He recall