Since several players were missing from the previous session and a few new ones were added, we decided that some time had passed since the previous session, enough to change up the cast and explore our surroundings. Two of us had decided that their characters (Horatio and Megarium) both hailed from Nivlem, and chose that as the setting for the next adventure.
Like all realms, Nivlem has a corresponding portal in Nexus, but in discussing the relative scale of the worlds we realized that the original inhabitants of the realm would have been too large to enter the grand city. Instead, they constructed a “reception area” in their world that was scaled down to accomodate Nascent from other realms. This is where our characters entered.
After spending some time describing the surroundings (it was very palatial, like “a combination of Versailles and the DMV”) our characters made their way down the enormous, overgrown staircase to the wide floor. Muhsina attempted to fix a computerized map of the area but only succeeded in deactivating the sound-canceling field protecting the reception area from giants’ booming voices. Meg was unfamiliar with the outside world in this realm (never having left the Library), but Horatio reasoned that if he could get high enough, he could determine which way civilization might lie.
Outside in the cobblestone plaza there was a giant oak tree as well as several ruined structures that appeared to have been supports and elevators allowing normal-sized Nascent to enter buildings around the square. The elevators wouldn’t bring people high enough, so the characters decided to climb the tree. With giant blades of grass as well as plants grown from Isra’s footsteps, they constructed a rope that No-Name was able to bring to the upper branches by walking horizontally up the trunk.
From his vantage point on top of the tree Horatio located the Nivlem Library far in the distance, but the characters needed to seek shelter from the coming rainstorm. Omegus Prime transformed himself into a rifle for No-Name to shoot down an enormous squirrel, and then a chainsword to cut it up. Meanwhile, Horatio and Muhsina tore up the elevator contraptions around the square and repurposed them into a pushcart to help with transportation.
With sustenance found and conveyance fashioned, the group retreated back to the reception area from the giant drops of rain. They decided that it would be better to stop off in another realm to get a few pieces to upgrade the cart before using it to travel overland.