leviathan attack on the calandira docklands
Filligree Worldbuilding Co. are once again under fire this week, as a mighty primordial sea serpent causes immeasurable devastation along the Calandira seafront on Karabine II.
‘The question is, why would anybody actively choose to implement such an unnecessary and obviously dangerous design feature when there’s no apparent reason to?’, Urgo Hengerswerth, Head of the Department for Regional Catastrophes in Calandira City posed to me from atop the remains of the Lucky Sailor Tavern. ‘Karabine II was terraformed from the ground up, I simply cannot fathom why anyone would sign off on the inclusion of an ancient sea beast except for in a bid to deliberately make my job harder.’
The leviathan has since returned to the depths of the Itinerant Ocean, leaving little clue as to what prompted such a vicious and (potentially) unprovoked attack.
The Filligree Co. released the following statement this evening in response to the calamity:
‘We pride ourselves on providing the worlds we build with rich and detailed backstories, which we find make for the most cohesive existential experiences. Part of that necessarily entails the implementation of a cataclysm mythology, and giant sea serpents are a staple of the genre. Did we have to go so far as sourcing an actual leviathan when merely alluding to the legend of one would have sufficed? Probably not. But the fact that we do go the extra mile in providing immersive realism to the planets we terraform is precisely what makes us stand out from our competition.’
This attack is just the latest in a series of troubles faced by the company in recent weeks, as their announcement of further delays to the Enacha restoration project at the start of last month was swiftly followed by a major glitch on Caerys that caused widespread disruption across several continents.
Many are now seriously questioning whether the Filligree Co. are in fact the master worldbuilders they claim to be, though the real question ought to be where they were able to find a 200ft primordial being — probably not in the local pet shop, if you know what I mean.
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