It might seem like all hope is lost. Near the end of November and by the beginning of December the buildings have both crumbled and been chomped down to rubble at your feet. The forest has been laid waste to. Even the mountains in the distance look smaller. The network system is down. All those PDA's you use, they're no longer working. The very city itself creaks and groans and shudders as if it's in pain, as if the life is being drained out of it. Could it be that the city is a living and breathing thing too? So many questions. Not an answer in sight.
The spawn of the creature over the dome feast on what's left. Each time you think you've made a dent in them, more come in. What will they feast on where there is nothing but earth left? So far they've only become violent toward a person who gets in their way or who they see kill their kind. Make no mistake that you look tasty to them too, Itinere populace, they'll start getting around to trying to eat you... pretty much now. On top of that, several fissures and cracks appear in the dome overhead beneath the massive beast on the outside.
Where are the people who seem to run this place? Do they even care? Of course they do. Itinere is their creation. They work very hard to sustain this place, to make it livable, to make the monkeys inside dance for their entertainment. Victor, Brig and Korie and their minions of Engineers have been hard at work while the city crumbles.
Within a week into the month, weapons
begin to appear at random around the fallen city. They may seem like nothing to the passerby. But when they are picked up, when they touch skin, they spark to life with a bright electrical current that shifts between blue, yellow, red, green and purple. It'd definitely not anything familiar to any of the city's inhabitants. There are swords, daggers, axes and staffs. There are shields and bows with electric bolts to shoot. There are even gloves that when worn spark to life for hand-to-hand combat. These weapons kill the spawn as well as any other weapon has, easily enough. But the more you kill with them, the more you will notice the creature outside the dome moving as if it itself is uncomfortable. It's been very still so far, just latching onto the exterior. But now, massive tentacles start to shift and move. The suckers start to glow the same colors as the electrical current on the gifted weapons. Razor sharp teeth snap and scratch at the dome. The spawn will start to diminish as the creature loses control.
On the 10th of December, one large tentacle slams down to shatter the exterior. A blue shield goes up in its place to protect the populace from the outter elements. (Thanks Korie) The creature slinks in and it's time to go to work. It's too big for the people to kill on their own. Victor will send in reinforcements. An army of Technicians
comes in, each of them carrying similar weapons as the ones given to you in the previous days. If you work together, the beast may be slain.
Things of note:
Death is non-perm. Those who get killed (if any) will reappear within 24 hours.
The glass that crashes down is thick and sharp. Try to avoid it. Or, not.
After the beast is slain, Korie's Technicians will simply disappear.
After the beast is slain, there will definitely be a feeling of 'now what?'. Your muses will have to make do as they are for awhile. No electricity, all of that is being used to keep the shield in place. No water. They will be sending in some familiar beasts to slay and cook such as deer, boar, etc.
In the following days rubble and glass will start to simply disapear, a sign that work is being done to repair things.