THE 34TH DAY T MINUS EIGHTEEN OH TWO

THE 34TH DAY T PLUS THIRTEEN-TWELVE: THE WEST WALL

ABOVE, LOOKING DOWN INTO THE VERDANT GORGE BELOW. MORE TO SEE THAN MEETS THE EYE, WALKABOUT LEFT AND RIGHT, LINES OF SIGHT EYE THE NEXT LAYER DEEPER INTO THE GREAT BEYOND, STILL UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY IN THE GREATEST EXTENT A COUNTRY UNDISCOVERED. UNTIL NOW. STAY TUNED TO THE NORTH AT THE RIGHT, NOW LOOK UP AT THE LABYRINTH OF CLIFFS UPON THE SKY,

SOME ARE SHEAR,

OTHERS DO RATHER APPEAR NEAR,

CLOSER LOOK REVEALS NEXT LEVEL UP CONCEALED FROM VIEW,

HOW HIGH AND HOW TALL,

BUT EXACTLY IS OUR WEST WALL,

DO TAKE THE TIME TO RECALL US HERE THREE,

ONCE RIGHT NEAR, STILL WONDER WHAT HATH BECOME OF OUR DEAR LADY OF THE FALLS,

PERHAPS AMONGS THE CLIFFS IN THE TOMBS AND THE HALLS,

BESIDE THE RIVER OF LEHIGH AND THE MYSTERY FALLS WITH NO TRUE NAME AND NO TRUE SOURCE, JUST A TRICKLE HERE AND THERE, NO WONDER NO TRAIL MARKED OPEN WHATSOEVER AT ALL, AT ANY TIME, ANYWHERE A PERSON MAY FALL, BUT HERE IT TAKES A HIKE TO FALL, IF ONLY DOWN BELOW TO ONE KNEE, JUST A MOMENT TO STALL.

LOOK UP, RIGHT THERE DEAD CENTER AND NORTH, THE GAZE MOST SERENE POINTS RIGHT THE WAY TO THE CLIFFS MOST GREEN, AT LEAST A FEW TO START THE FALSE PATH, UNMARKED TO DEAD END, HOWEVER JUST THE START. BURROW PATH AWAITS. DO NOT ATTEMPT ENTRY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FROM THE EAST AND THE NORTH THERE IS DANGER,

FROM THE SOUTH JUST THE SAME,

FROM THE SOUTH THE GREATEST DANGER OF ALL,

RATHER FROM THE WEST AT TOP BEST VIEW OF THE TRUE IRON WALL, NORTH-SOUTH, TO THE BORDER INTO NATURAL CLIFF, BEST DEFENSE FROM WHAT LIES BELOW AT BARAD-DUR,

WHAT SEEN ABOVE JUST SOUTH ON THE MAP BEHIND OPEN DOOR. BACK TO THE FALLS,

RIGHT ON TIME FOR AN APPARITION TO APPEAR,

DO YOU SEE IT?

LOOK CLOSER,

LEFT OF THE MOONROCK,

DO YOU SEE IT?

THERE IT IS,

BASHFUL AS EVER. HOARDING MOONROCK AS WELL. AYY LMAO, HECK OFF, WE’RE FULL, FEEL FREE TO CRASH INTO THE MOON THOUGH, AYY.

THE 34TH DAY T MINUS THREE TWENTY-THREE: WHEN NIGHT TURNED TO DAY, PART ONE

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