Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Lost City of Neyork: Journal 1/24/344

It is an oddity, many scholars admit, that the previous society had done little to preserve their culture. Only small scraps of plastic and metal, and endless miles of rubber and wire are left in the wake of this peoples' staggering legacy. These small remnants are incredible in their complexity, but share nothing with us to interpret how they were used or why they were made. Our ancestors must have been extremely advanced in their technologies.

Vast cities have been uncovered, with once tall buildings and wide streets. Many believe that these buildings could have reached many hundreds of meters into the air. Even more amazing are the large, insect-like shells scattered through-out their streets. Many have fine, detailed characters scrawled into their sides. Toyota and Ford are two such interpretations made by experts in the field of Engleich, the lost language of the ancients.

The oddest thing about the world of the Amerikai is their peculiar loss of history. Somewhere between what they labeled 1970 to 2014 A.D., known to us today as 583 to 627 B.G., information on their culture and society became more and more scarce. It is believed that they found a more impermanent way of relaying current events. Some say that the wires had much to do with information gathering and transfer. Scholars have yet to get any reading from these seemingly pointless tubes of metal.

I kept one of the perfectly round, flat shapes we found on the dig this morning. There were many hundreds, all of the same size, but in different colors. It is so small and perfect in its delicacy, it was not hard to hide in my nap sack. In the center another perfect circle was cut through the brittle plastic. The disc was in poor condition, badly cracked and stained. On one end was what looks like an irridescent mirror, and on the other was a complex ancient pattern. With my poor translation skills, I managed to get this from the script upon it: Rock og lovf: Seasom 1. I have no idea what it means. Perhaps these wide discs were used as jewlery or armour plating.

1 comment:

Tonstance said...

This story needs an illustration!