It isn’t that the city is lost, it’s just abandoned.
Years ago, thousands of people started dying mysteriously in the old city. No one knew why, in fact, most of the bodies were never found. To ensure that no one else should perish, the city was evacuated and the tunnels leading to it were all but forgotten.
Today, you’re traveling down one of those old tunnels. You crawl over collapsed sections of the tunnel where the ceiling caved it, you clamor over fallen timbers that hold it up, you hold your breath as you round each corner because you’re worried about what you might find.
Despite your many misgivings, you’re going to see the abandoned city. You are on a mission and nothing can stop me.
Tell me what happens on this journey.
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