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The Egg of Coot Returns Post AC1020by Sean Meaney
69. THE EGG OF COOT RETURNS (AC1020)
“I’ve almost got it.” Sedwik reached through the smashed-in hole and touched the two broken wires together.
SYSTEMS ONLINE...RUNNING SYSTEMS CHECK. An indistinctive voice vibrated through the surface of the Giant Egg.
DAMAGE DETECTED...AUTOREPAIR ACTIVATED.
AUTOREPAIR WORKING...DAMAGE REPAIRED. Sedwik fell back from the egg as the damaged hole vanished.
“Hello?” Sedwik reached out to touch the smooth stone.
SCAN COMPLETE...BIOLOGICAL PRESENCE DETECTED.
ATTEMPTING TO MAKE CONTACT...ACCESSING LINGUISTIC PRIORITY LIST.
GALACTIC-A: RESPOND PLEASE.
“Anya! Come and listen to this...There is someone trapped inside it.” Sedwik felt about the surface looking for some catch to release the person trapped within.
RESPONSE DETECTED...COMPARING...THONIAN VARIANT DETECTED.
THONIAN: RESPOND PLEASE.
“Anya! I think this egg just asked me to pleasure it!” Sedwik was shocked at the suggestion.
RESPONSE DETECTED...COMPARING...AFRIDI VARIANT DETECTED.
POSTULATING...ONE PERCENT THONIAN AND AFRIDI DETECTED IN SHARED SUBLANGUAGE.
POSTULATING...A MINIMUM TWO THOUSAND YEARS HAVE ELAPSED.
SUBDIALECT ALPHA: RESPOND EGG PLEASE.
Anya the Witch listened to the Words...
“You are right...The Egg just demanded you pleasure it. There must be some sort of evil Demon trapped within.” Sedwik backed away.
“We must warn the Village Elders.” Anya nodded in agreement with Sedwik’s assessment of the Situation.
DM BRIEFING: The Artificial Intelligence previously known as the Egg of Coot has been reactivated in the Mystaran year AC1020 after it is found after an Earthquake causes a landslide. It attempts to make contact with the Locals. Once it overcomes the language barrier it will attempt to teach them the Galactic Federation Language known as Galactic-A. Only then will it begin creating the new Age of Technology.