BlitzGirl wrote:Optional decree: Who can come up with the most optimistic prediction for Cuegan?[/center]
Finding their old habitat already flooded, both Megan and Cueball are initially crestfallen.
They have failed their mission, the hurry, the run. In depression they sit down on a rock, looking at the slowly flowing water.
Then Megan discovers a trail, large enough to be visible even from a hundred meters away.
Did the tribe move? Hope and spirits rise, both Megan and Cueball jump to their feet and follow the trail.
It takes the better part of third day to catch up, it looks like the tribe has begun breaking camp a few days after the start of Megans' and Cueballs' adventures. Happy reunion. They make it to the higher grounds in time, all ends well.
- The bucket was saved and given to Megan.
- The lore masters from Château d'If make contact. Rosetta and Cueball fall in love, do some rituals and the children come after Rosetta (no one's bald).
- Megan goes into lore master scholarship and is taught to become successor of Rosetta, since she has the drive to explore and the will to do what has to be done. The maps, of course, had been returned long, long ago.
- The hill people indeed failed to warn the shore tribe, but only because the tribe had moved; the people meet and make peace; the dislikes' root cause analysed (a grandgrandgrandgrandgrandfather of Cueball kissed a hill people girl long ago, at a time, where this should only happen after a blessing of the girl's mother.
- The hedgemolpy bit in the catmolpy's tail and was carried to safe and higher grounds as well.
- The catmolpy came to visit the lore masters two years after Megan entering the scholarship and actually apologized for being rude.
- With the final dialogue coming in (Cueball and a daughter sitting outside at night, watching the stars): "Daddy, can you tell me your adventures again?" "Well... yes..." a star falls, and thus ends time.