---A glimpse into the Underwater City---
During The Light WIthin, if you fail the segment where you have to stay awake during Coeden's story, it is possible to have a nightmare that may provide a glimpse into the fabled Underwater City itself.
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You wake up in a strange landscape. Everywhere you look are obsidian pillars and slabs that suggest buildings, but are somehow subtly wrong in proportion and arrangement. The words 'seas rise, nations fall' are whispered in your ear over and over again, but every time you whip around you see nothing. It is utterly dark but somehow you can still see that there is nobody here with you.
The air feels thick, like treacle, and you suddenly realize that you are deep under water. You try to breathe but can't; after all you are surrounded by cold, black water at the bottom of a terrible, merciless ocean. You struggle, but your limbs won't move. Is it because of the pressure of the water, or could it be the myriad black, stone hands that have emerged from the buildings and are gripping you? In either case, you jerk awake with a gasp. It was all a dream! A terrible, terrible dream.
The description of strange buildings being made out of obsidian pillars and slabs certainly fits the ruins left on Mos Le'Harmless. The many black stone hands that are described gripping your limbs is also remarkably similar to those described trying to pull Gustaf back underwater in Death at Sea. What are these hands, followers of Xau-Tak, or Xau-Tak itself?
Either way, this dream is one of the most detailed Xau-Tak references in the game, and could probably benefit from further scrutiny. You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?
30-Oct-2015 20:52:37 - Last edited on 15-Sep-2016 15:10:43 by Wahisietel