Adam Greene Journal #3: "I want to help find King Cetus, but nobody except Delphineus trusts me, because I'm human. I certainly didn't throw any of this trash down here. I'm cleaning it up for them! But that's not enough. I'm SO glad I took some of my dad's experimental fertilizer solution with me. That stuff is awesome at dissolving oil! I'll have to tell him it works. But not only do I have to find Cetus, now I have to stay out of the way of a huge scary manta! I think this quest just got a LOT harder."
Last time, I followed the dolphin down to his ocean home of Eluria and began trying to help the city by talking to the Oracle. Now I have to find the mayor and the guardian of the greens.
|I don't think Cetus would appreciate this description of him...|
|At least he doesn't rhyme everything he says, like the Oracle.|
|Bureaucracy at its finest.|
I swim over to the Fish Apartments to see what Delphineus is up to. I've found the mayor but not the guardian of the greens, so he tells me to check the Royal Gardens and wanders back to the surface to breathe. At the apartments, there's more trash to collect: a candy box, an aluminum toothpaste tube, an old plate, a waterlogged book, an old shirt, a Dodgers baseball cap, a shoe, a toaster, and a sock . I also find a white cotton rag .
|Cleaning up more trash...|
I wander around looking for the Royal Gardens, as there aren't any other obvious exits: the Fish Apartments, the meeting hall, and the ruined temple are visible buildings off the street, but there's nothing else. I try swimming off various edges of the screens, but most lead to open water; once Delphineus even swims up to tell me to stay in the city and then swims away again. Finally I find that the left edge of the street is the exit to the gardens.
|...and yet more trash and destruction.|
|Adam's talking to the coral now...|
|...and here's why.|
|And of course this rare potion is exactly what we'll need later.|
|He's more or less turning the responsibility for this over to a human boy now.|
|You could have warned me earlier, instead of unceremoniously flinging me into a pot!|
Back to the apartments to talk to the citizens. I give the mayor's starfish badge to the manatee , who readily accepts it as a pass to the apartments. The decision of which apartment to investigate first is made for me as a plastic bag drifts down from the surface. A blowfish swims into it, gets panicked, inflates, and can't get back into his room. I push him back in  and tumble in myself. He's still stuck in the plastic though, so I go and unwrap it from him .
|Narcissus is a rather appropriate name, don’t you think?|
Out on the main apartment screen, I see that the light next to the apartment I just exited is out, and there are at least five other lights still on. I'm up to 307 points, and next time I'll need to help some more citizens before they'll join the meeting.
Inventory: oily rag, steel cage, trident, sea urchins, healing potion, glass jar, transmitter
Ecological messages: 2 (8 total)
Session Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
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