The Wanderer began to sense, deeply, that there was something about it as a whole and all of its aspects that was not quite right. So it was that MissExplorer sat once again with FrancisDaHapplin. He smiled very warmly at her and then spoke. "Time to inform you of my true nature, or at least as far as I can do so, for one is of the Eldermost."
MissExplorer was somehow not surprised. "Why is there a fundamental feeling, inside the Wanderer, that something is basically amiss with the Wanderer. We are not as bound tight to one another as perhaps we should be."
As the two fake awoks sipped very milky tea, and took small bites of creamy cream buns with extra cream, FrancisDaHapplin smiled and scratched each of the small humanoids behind their nearest furry ear for they sat either side of him. "Go into the very depths beneath the DCGrandMall. Other aspects, of the Wanderer, need to go into the very depths of yourselves. Seek to gain more information from the SecretOsoEnemy, UncleLeo and the 13of13Nodics. As for yourself, MissExplorer, it is time for you to gain new resources and to follow the YellowBrickWay."
Then he went to sleep, as did the fake awoks, and it was apparent that there would be no more information given, from that Eldermost Avatar, for the moment.
Before she got to the exit, she noted a grey metallic cube that was identical to the one that JackOman had found in the speakeasy, below the diner, in the DCGM. It felt right for her to take it with her and so she did so. Yet first she went to meet with Doctor Helen Magnus, an attractive immortal woman who was on the LifeSanctuaries Leadership Council.
The attractive Helen Magnus spoke to MissExplorer with the two sitting opposite each other in comfortable armchairs in part of Helen's large, quite splendidly furnished, office. "The LifeSanctuary Network can not afford to be too mixed up with what ever is taking place in the DC. The hidden nature, of the LifeSanctuaries, is their best defence and security. Yet you have visited twice for no real stated reason."
MissExplorer nodded. "The one that I visited is here, in the DC linked LifeSanctuary, but is not part of the LifeSanctuary proper. His name is FrancisDaHapplin or at least that is the name the one has that dwells with various entities in a transdimensional display zone."
Helen frowned softly. "There is no FrancisDaHapplin in this, or any other, LifeSanctuary. Apart from yourself, the only outsiders to visit in the LifeSanctuaries, for over 200 years, is UncleLeo who brought with him many entities to the Houston linked LifeSanctuary. UncleLeo is welcome to the LSN but you are an unknown factor and it would be best if you staid away."
Which was when there was a sparkling, shimmering, and on a large round table were one golden flatcanister, three silvery ones and nine copperish ones. Then there was a grey cube. Apart from that there were one golden metallic rod, three silvery ones and nine copperish ones.
FrancisDaHapplin stood there, smiling, almost as if he had always been there. "Doctor Helen Magnus, as FrancisDaHapplin I am one of the mysterious Elders of the LifeSanctuaries; it is not my true name. On the table are gifts to the LifeSanctuaries. MissExplorer has free run of the LifeSanctuaries as do other aspects of the Wanderer. UncleLeo is also an aspect of the Wanderer and yet you welcome him. Beware of your deep assumptions and unquestioned biases."
Helen frowned softly but then bowed briefly from her waist. "As you will it, it will be! We thank you for the gifts though I expect their will be a price for there always is."
FrancisDaHapplin sighed. "That is true even for the Eldermost. Send some of your people, with MissExplorer, to find a way to the very start of the YellowBrickWay and then to go with her at least to the end of the first section."
Helen frowned harder. "The YellowBrickTunnel is the first section of the YellowBrickWay and is most dangerous. It is a very long time since any LifeSanctuarians have even gone a small distance into the YellowBrickTunnel. The last that went that way were Dorothy, from Kansas, along with her dog Toto and a large group of unidentified lifeforms; they went to the realm known as Oztralia. It is recorded that Dorothy, and Toto, had been there before more than once. That is when Dorothy was just a girl and Toto a puppy. When they returned, for the last time, Dorothy was a young woman and Toto was an aged dog close to dying of old age. Perhaps Dorothy hoped that Toto's life would be rejuvenated, expanded, in that strange domain."
FrancisDaHapplin vanished away almost as if he had never been there.
Helen nodded but more as if to herself than to MissExplorer. "I know just the people to send with you. The LSN will give them general resources to carry out the expedition but you will need to supply them with the rest."
MissExplorer smiled, hard, at the other woman. "I will take all of those metallic rods but, do not worry, the golden metallic flatcanister there can provide you with replacements for all of them and do so more than once."
Helen frowned hard but made no effort to stop MissExplorer taking the 13 Multirods with her. When MissExplorer was gone from the chamber, Doctor Magnus went to her large desk to start arranging for her chosen people to go with the Wanderer aspect including her own troublesome younger daughter, Ashley Magnus.
Edited by Maharg67, 17 January 2019 - 12:18 PM.