Broadhead Journal #6: "Wow, this planet is so relaxing. Almost like a vacation. I need to fix this dike, and there’s a huge beast in the forest, and I don’t see the shield generator anywhere, but I think I’ll just take a nap first..."
The third shield generator planet (the second one I’m doing) is called Dorman. The planet is terrestrial and temperate enough that I don't need to wear a spacesuit. I land by a beautiful pond with a path around it leading toward a nearby forest.
|This place is a lot nicer than the other planets I’ve been on.|
|Looks like my ship did some damage to the area when it landed. Oops.|
For some reason, the pond makes me get sleepy really quickly. The planet name is rather appropriate (Dorman/dormir). Apparently the day on this planet is about three hours long, so it's easy to take a nice nap. Yawn...stretch...zzzz…
|My nightmare is trying to communicate with me...|
|Very crude shelter, but it shows the beast has some intelligence.|
I go back to the berries and start picking them, but I find that the bowl has a hole in the bottom! That won't do. I plug the hole with the small stone I found and then I'm able to fill the bowl with berries . I wait until the creature is in his cave and then put the bowl back in his shelter where I found it . I wait until he's occupied and then go into the cave again.
|This is kind of a neat cave.|
I go back to the pond and wash the shard, which becomes brilliantly beautiful . Now I can freely wander around the creature's territory because any time he sees the crystal, he simply stops and stares at it. Nothing else happens, though. So I go back to the edge of the forest and sleep again.
|A second intense dream.|
|The woman is the crystal?|
|I'm asleep still...|
When I wake up, I experiment more with the creature. I find that I can tie the vine to him to form a kind of leash , so then I can lead him around while he stares at the crystal. I want to use his strength to fix the dike.
|Uh-oh, now I've made him mad.|
|The backstory is finally explained.|
|The next shield generator room.|
|Another dream, out of order.|
I don't understand this. I've fixed the dike and activated the shield generator. I wonder if the dreams were getting triggered too late somehow. I probably just didn't sleep enough times once I started fixing things. I don't see anything else to do here, so I return to the station and collect the second $5 million bonus.
Bonus: Death #1
I found my first way to die in this game. When there are others, I'll display them at the end of each post. If I missed any in the earlier sections of the game, let me know.
|If you let the beast throw the boulder at you. (#1)|
Status: Orion Program (green badge)
Shield Generators: 2 of 4
Session Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
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