On Monday the 26th I got a lift to the Pit, some 400 km north of Hell. I was going there to spend time with a friend and finish putting together the demo of our online game in Finnish.
The Pit is laid out like a grid, the buildings are mainly grey and cube like. Most of the people are as grey and cube like as the buildings. They walk the squares every day. Not too bad if you are learning geometry, I suppose.
After the dull and lifeless first impressions, a bright yellow building came into view:
It turned out to be a school, so I went in and found someone to speak to. Once inside, the first hall seemed mysterious, with large wooden doors – locked. The principal had a picture of the Milkyway on hänen door with a mark indicating were Earth was: good to know I was in the right place. We had a brief chat in the teacher’s lounge and then hän showed me around. Turns out the principal is in a band (currently looking for a drummer and guitarist) and encourages music and the arts in the school. Very promising.
And to help me find my way through the city, there was a helpful treasure map.
Here are a few treasures I came across in the Pit during my week long stay:
Yesterday I came back to Hell. More adventures yet to come.