A dagger, the Book of Rover, the heat suit on your back, and a pair of binoculars.
That’s all you get.
No food; no water.
Rovers are sent out as soon as Coronation concludes with a single all-important task.
After Coronation, I remember walking away from the compound, tears flooding my eyes and making it hard to see the direction in which I was walking. The brown gravel blurred in a muddy mess.
East I was headed. That was where the old maps claimed Louis Anna could be found.
My second day out, I reread the transcript that always scared me from the Book of Rover.
I’ll use the Chat function on the Taker to format it. I still hope that the Chat function will eventually allow me to talk to others out here.
Anyways, after I read that transcript, the size of the world around me threatened to overwhelm me. It spoke of giant buildings and the first evolution of the things which now call this world home. Maybe they were originally from here, maybe they came later. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is completing my task and making it to Louis Anna.
The vision is beginning to return to my right eye. It’s a little hazy though. I hope that’s only temporary.
Also, the little square box with the funny X at the center now has a white 1 framed in red. I tapped it, but the only thing there was a single question mark with a giant black horizontal bar beneath the words. I hit the trash can symbol as a single question mark is pointless. The white one framed in red disappeared.
Taker, are you one of the fabled smart devices that were rumored to exist before the fall?