Suddenly a beam of green light hit them, and Neddy let out a gasp, jumping away from the light.
“What the-” Ruby stammered. Neddy looked up to the sky to see something hurling to the ground.
“Ruby watch out!” Neddy shouted. He jumped forward and pushed her out of the way. Just in the nick of time, something landed into the soft grass of the forest.
“Ahhh!” Ruby cried, “What just happened?!”
Neddy turned back to see a weird structure that was glowing green laying in the grass. It was a 3D implant-shaped structure that was humming with power. The strange beam of green light still lingered around.
“A lot of crazy stuff has happened in the past few hours,” Neddy said, “But THIS definitely tops everything.”
Neddy reached his hand forward to touch it, but Ruby got up and grabbed his arm.
“Wait! What if it’s dangerous? What if it gives you cancer or something?!” Ruby said.
“It’s not gonna give me cancer!” Neddy yelled. Neddy shut his eyes and began to think…
“Think Neddy, Think! What would Aurora do?” Neddy pondered to himself, “What would that nerdy emo brat do?”
Neddy opened his eyes, and with sudden realization knew what he needed to do.
“Wait a moment… This beam of light…” Neddy gasped, “What if Aurora and Samuel come here to investigate?!”
“Oh my gosh you’re such a genius!” Ruby laughed as she slugged his shoulder.
“Wooo hooo! I thought of something smart!” Neddy cheered as he pumped his fists in the air. Ruby let out a sigh, taking a seat on the grass. She took out the slabs of meat from their hunt earlier, and turned to Neddy with a gentle smile.
“Neddy, can you help me gather some firewood and thatch? Let’s start a fire and cook some meat.”
Neddy displayed a big grin and gave a thumbs up.
“It’s my pleasure. I’m craving some meat too. I’ve always wondered what dinosaur meat tastes like.”
Ruby reached for her pouch and took out a few random materials, and after mashing them together and doing other shenanigans, a crude stone pickaxe and hatchet spawned in her hands. Neddy walked forward, and Ruby gave both tools to him.
“Here. You can use it to chop away at the trees,” Ruby said.
“Got it, captain.”
Neddy walked off and began to hack away at the trees of the forest, and Ruby smiled to herself as she began to set up some rocks into a circle.
“That silly Neddy,” Ruby thought with a smile, “Always having to make me smile like that.”
The more Ruby thought about it, the more at peace she felt. Aurora was a good leader, yes, but surviving on this island felt more stressful with her than without.
“And that Samuel guy… Ugh, what a freak. Such emotionless eyes, and his weird dodo pet is always giving Aurora that weird look. Almost as if she’s a human. What a weirdo pair,” Ruby thought, cringing at the thought.
But as Ruby continued to ponder, the bushes behind her began to rustle ever so faintly…
“Are you sure we’re going in the right direction?” Ruby asked as she nervously began to tap her fingers on her bow.
“Yeah, I think so,” Neddy answered with a proud chest.
“That’s not very reassuring,” Ruby replied with a frown.
“Well it’s not like we’re stoppable. We’re a strong duo, and you’re the only one on the island who knows how to make stuff because of your ability. Plus, my implant allows me to tell if there’s any people coming nearby,” Neddy reminded her.
“But it doesn’t tell you if there are DINOSAURS coming nearby.”
A shade of white washed over Neddy’s face.
“Oh yeah. I almost forgot about that. Uh, but still. It is not that bad, right?”
Ruby opened her mouth to speak, when suddenly a large explosion rang in the distance.
“Huh? I felt a tremor in the ground,” Neddy murmured, “Ruby, are you sure you’re the only one with the ability to make stuff? I have a feeling someone’s having some fun blowing stuff up.”
“How am I supposed to know that?” Ruby scoffed, “Don’t you have your sensing people ability? Figure it out on your own!”
The next explosion was so large that it sent both of them flying to the ground.
“Woah! Okay, something crazy’s going on,” Neddy groaned as he slowly rose up from the ground. Ruby got up from the ground and brushed the dirt off her arms. Ruby looked up to the sky and gasped.
“You’re right! Look up there!” Ruby pointed her finger, and Neddy turned around to see a giant metal obelisk rising into the air. It looked to be a mile or so away. The menacing obelisk began to make weird vibration noises, and both Ruby and Neddy’s implants suddenly began to glow.
“THE DIFFICULTY OF THE PROTOCOL HAS INCREASED. AS A RESULT THE SYSTEM MUST BE UPDATED,” a robotic voice blared from both of their implants.
“Protocol? Difficulty increases?” Ruby asked.
“This reminds me of a video game,” Neddy whispered, “When you’ve survived for too long, the game makes the obstacles harder to defeat. Throws more dangers at you to keep you on your toes at all times.”
“But, why would it be like that? I thought we were just stranded on an island?” Ruby said.
“And there just happens to be dinosaurs roaming around and weird implants on our wrists?” Neddy stifled a chuckle, “Something tells me there’s more going on on this island. Like someone’s pulling the strings here. Why? I don’t know. Maybe it’s for their own entertainment.”
Neddy looked up to the sky and clenched his fist.
“But whatever it is, it’ll pay for taking my life away.”
Both Neddy and Ruby’s implants flashed purple, and the robotic voice beeped again.
“SYSTEM UPDATED. THE LAW, KILL OR BE KILLED HAS BEEN APPLIED. KILLING WILL NOW MAKE YOU STRONGER.”
“Killing makes you stronger now?” Ruby muttered.
“Just like a game,” Neddy murmured, “I don’t know how that applies to us, but let’s just avoid people from now on. People become desperate to survive. They’ll do whatever it takes.”
I Was on a Tapejara and somehow knocked one when I was on lvl57 and that fool quetzal fell and landed in front of a group of allosaurs. That was the first and last quetzal I found in my game😭.... Now search continues but no luck..... #RIPMe
I named mine amber because well my pteranodon turned out being too fast… luckily I was on mobile and was able to grab her implant… normally I wouldn’t do this but I had been eyeing that quetz ever since I first saw her near the red obelisk on my very first day. She was only level 14 (which still costs about 35 amber to revive 😬) but when she tamed she got an extra 6 levels… not a lot but it’s better than nothing but I was also doing the “tame a quetz” pursuit which gave her an extra 41 levels… luckily when I tamed her i was smart enough to not make the same mistake and instead build a trap around the obelisk so she couldn’t leave… I also tested the trap on a level two parasaur which was a good call because when I revived the parasaur it spawned in the roof of my trap which caused it to glitch through and escape… I can only imagine what would’ve happened if I revived the quetz without testing and improving the trap…
So I was looking for people to trade. I found someone gave my a ferti quetz egg for a monkey I got it surprisingly. That’s when I realized I needed air conditioning to hatch it, I DIDN’T HAVE THAT- it’s ok I have the engram but I need the generator and the cords and stuff please wish me luck to hatch this thing if you do wish me luck you will get a gallon of luck
I had myself a quetzal lvl, 30? (Can't remember the lvl since I use the quetzal rarely) and I still don't have it's saddle (I'm lvl 71) and an hunt argy pursuit popped up on the top left corner of my screen, so I decided to check dododex what I would be rewarded if I completed the pursuit and I randomly pressed story and saw how unfortunate people's future quetzal flew into the redwoods and got killed while they're trying to tame it, I sighed in relief since I got lucky taming one (mine only flew into the beach near the swamp).
1 up = 1 prayers for the killed quetzals. (Quetzals are my fav dinos to tame)
I had an amazing quetz with A plat saddle, a generator, and two turrets with 250+ bullets in each. I was flying near herbivore island and accidentally flew to close to the water and dismounted. I fell off and it flew away towards the mainland. I still search for him to this day, hoping to find him.