Chapter 0 - Summer Homework
Malum Island, Campsite
Bit by bit, the students were setting up in the abandoned campsite, some had focused on gathering the tents while others had started to explore the nearby area, in search of potential danger or of a better shelter than the available tents.
There was a general expectation of a concise leadership but once again it wasn't found. The best they would have would be the task list and even that was a bit vague. In fact, it seemed the students were having trouble even being all in the same area at the same time, the centre of the clearing would see people coming and going with now crowd being formed.
For Katherine and Cameron, who were waiting for further discussion, it would probably be a bit frustrating, of course there were people around they could try to talk to, or they could set up their own plans.
Underwater Exploration I
Judea would find it difficult to see at first, the lake was nothing like the nearby crystal clear sea, it was swampy, making it so the Capybara had to deal with a smaller field of view and avoid roots and algae among other sorts of creeping growth in the bottom of the lake. Sometimes she also would face submerged cars, fenceposts and even the slide of the old pool area.
Eventually a wall would appear, it had a hole in it so it wasn't hard to go into the building, the first floor was clearly used to store something, it had some crates in it, going upward there would be some rooms that seemed to serve the bureaucracy of the camping park, finally, upward, it seemed like she had reached that which she sought, the upmost room under the roof was a dry area, opening the window would make it possible to reach it from the lake without the need of diving, should they find a way to cross over the water.
The room itself was mostly empty, it had chairs and a few wardrobes, maybe a changing room for the staff? It also had a door, it was pretty close to the outer wall so it could logically hold a small closet at most, perhaps a shower room... instead, Judea would open it to find a hallway, far longer than any sort of room this particular building could hold. The hallway, unlike the building, was in a good state, and it seemed to have many smalls rooms on its side.
RV park exploration I
The sub-tropical plants in the island were dense enough even something hidden just behind a tree or two was mostly hidden, mostly thanks the bushes and vines growing along the thick trunks and spreading roots of the trees. That said, the objects they would find as they moved away from the campsite's clearing was easy to spot and easy to identify, RVs, or campers, vans which are equipped with such things as beds, bathrooms and cooking equipment.
It felt like a jackpot when compared to the tents, but at the same time it was clear there were things wrong with them, the primary issue was that most doors were jammed thanks to the overgrowth, some of the RVs had broken windows and it was hard to believe anyone wishing to live in one wouldn't need to do a lot of cleaning.
The most worrying issue, however, was to check if the RVs, being part of the island, didn't suffer any type of curse.
Food Testing I
"I think I will be a volunteer to test the local water and food and see if its cursed." Arlette suddenly said to Keith, standing with him in the central clearing. Her tone was serious so it was clear it was something that had been bothering her.
"I proposed it but now I am feeling guilty because of the possibility of it going wrong." she continued, looking to the side, seeing Katherine and Cameron. "They seem to have brought some dry food and water but how long that will last with more than a dozen students?" she sighed.
"I mean, the fountain was marked, which means it is at least somewhat of an unique issue. Maybe it was the only cursed thing in this entire place...?"