MPC 50 1A: Dessert Desert. May 5, 2018 8:32:55 GMT
Post by Manami on May 5, 2018 8:32:55 GMT
Yus, this is the Dessert Desert! Home for everyone with a sweet tooth.
The Dessert Desert; a fabled location that many had searched, but few have ever managed to find. Not because its natural resources or the potential riches to be made in such a place. The reason why this vast, mostly unexplored expanse is a vastly coveted location is no more, and no less because it's just... almost four-hundred acres of (delicious) edible matter that regenerates itself for no reason whatsoever. One could say it's pretty much the holy grail of the Digital World.
Finding the entrance to the Dessert Desert isn't easy, and the journey there is perilous, to say the least. At random intervals of time, in one location chosen arbitrarily by the presence presiding over the Desert, a generous patch of dark purple quicksand will appear. This quicksand is almost impervious to most forms of harm and extremely sticky, being able to trap anyone that comes into contact with it, taking at least three hours and a good amount of water to get rid of. However, if tasted, one would discover that this sand is actually one of the sweetest cotton candies they have ever tasted. And, if eaten in its entirety, a tunnel leading straight towards the Dessert Desert will be revealed. These patches and the subsequent tunnel last for half an hour at most before disappearing. The cycle then repeats at some point in the future.
Regarding the Desert itself, it's a circular expanse that's divided into two equal parts, almost like a pie chart. At the center, the tunnel that was used to get in remains, and if used again, the result will be a one-way trip to a random place in the Digital World, with some notable exceptions; not in the middle of a city, and not airborne nor underwater locations.
As a final note, this place has few to zero permanent residents. Entering it is mostly a solitary endeavor, unless you're accompanied by your partner/s and/or friends! Lest to say, getting a friend here would consist on an amazing birthday gift! Now, let's get to the two areas that make the Dessert Desert!
"Black Forest" Forest
"Black Forest" Forest is the place to go if you like Chocolate. The soil is ground chocolate (90% cacao), the trees are made out of solid chocolate (60% cacao) and while the leaves are made mostly made out of whipping cream, the chocolate-y flavor pretty much permeates pretty much everything around. There are some exceptions, though! The first one is that the chocolate begins to lose consistency as you get into the heart of the forest, and the landscape begins to slowly warp into one of a swampland; you risk for your very feet to sink into almost-liquid chocolate if you aren't careful enough while treading there, and, as you might have guessed it, the cotton-candy quicksand makes its glorious return... but this time, there isn't anything in the other side. Besides maybe an empty stomach and a dentist smiling with pure evil.
In the exact center of the swamp, there's a shrine to the guardian deity of the forest; a statue made out of pure white chocolate that surprisingly looks like... a Kudamon. Why a Kudamon, you ask? The legend says that one of its kin was the first digimon to discover the Dessert Desert, fueled by their insatiable curiosity. What became of that Kudamon is a mystery, but the legend says that the forest built the statue to honor them, and anyone who eats from the sacred statue is filled with a momentary feeling of euphoria. And more hunger for sweets.
As an interesting note, if one reads the inscription in the bottom of the statue, you'll learn that this place isn't called "Desert" because of a non-existent arid climate. The guardian deity thought it'd be fitting to name it that way because the place was actually deserted! Witty, isn't it?
"A Day at the Beach" Beach
As a polar opposite of "Black Forest" Forest, "A Day at the Beach" Beach is totally devoid from any form of chocolate. Instead, anyone treading on this half will feel the tickle of sand on their feet. Upon closer inspection... yup! They're cookies that have been grounded flawlessly until becoming no more and no less than fine dust. That still tastes like cookies, mind you.
If one advanced enough through the beach, large glass structures would begin to appear; upon closer inspection, one would notice that they're conspicuously like somewhat short palm trees and that hanging on top of them there are... ice-cream cones of pretty much any conceivable flavor, apparently in a perfectly solidified stated and showing no signs of melting, almost as if they had been frozen in time. Only by dislodging them from the trees they begin to act like actual ice-cream cones.
Farther ahead, the sea finally begins to glisten in the distance, the waves caressing the shore gently and leaving a good deal of foam behind them. Regrettably, the sea itself isn't that big, and the origin of the water can be seen at the distance from the shore; a waterfall that origins from who knows where and that rains an endless stream of Lemon Champ from the sky. The delicious combination makes for all the delicious water on the sea. More than one unwary traveler has been a victim of the peculiar... effects drinking this apparently harmless beverage. Just remember to go back to the shore if you feel like you've drunk too much.
The real treasure of this half of the Desert lies underwater, though! If anyone ventures deep enough under the waves, the statue of the second guardian deity can be found. A vanilla bean cheesecake shaped in the likeness of a Shortmon, the rumored companion of the Forest's guardian deity on its first trip towards the Dessert Desert. Unlike its counterpart, however, eating from Shortmon's statue will cause momentary dizziness (almost akin to being drunk), and a strange desire to drink more that delicious Lemon Champ...