It wasn’t long before a fight broke out. We struggled to fight against the overwhelming onslaught of the golems and the wizards. We eventually managed to stop the fight after Kronk sent us hurtling through time and opened the exit hatch. The scenery revealed a massive battle and the gnomes called for a ceasefire.
They claimed that we had to be VERY careful as we were now at one of the most pivotal times in history: the founding of the Ashavite religion thousands of years ago. I had not planned to go to the endgame this early. The gnomes explained that anything done here could cause a massive paradox unlike anything we’d done before. Suddenly, Lyanna revealed that she wanted to stay at this point in time as it was her destiny to die here and spread the word of Ashava and the Messiah.
I tried to calm her down, reminding her that we could come back to this point in time later, perhaps with more of a plan. Then, the ultimate shocker came when Dan pulled the lever, turning off the artificial gravity and sending us all tumbling towards the exit. Lyanna and most of the gnomes tumbled through, while the head gnome was restrained by Korbin. Dan quickly flipped the switch back on once Lyanna had gone through. Luckily, she had the jetpack and we heard the telltale sound of it activating. Soon, a massive explosion of energy boomed outside, and a portal appeared. Apparently, a dozen golems and gnomes crashing into the middle of a massive battle they’d never been a part of caused a pretty significant paradox. Unlike our previous paradoxes, though, this one had far worse consequences.
It was spreading. The portal grew until it seemed to consume everything. The gnome began to panic, saying that a portal to the Feywild had opened so violently that the two planes had merged. I was FURIOUS with Dan and asked the gnome if there was any way to fix this, when Kronk quietly suggested that we could just leave things this way. I quickly put two and two together and realized that Kronk WANTED this to happen. I couldn’t believe that the man I trusted with my life was willing to throw the entire world away for his own selfish desires. As I looked upon the energy spilling out from the portal, I began to realize that the story I had hoped to tell of Dan’s TIme Dudes… a story of gallant heroes who risked everything to save the world and the future…was nothing but a sham.
We are not heroes. The group is made of reckless children who can’t even trust each other. I looked upon the gnome cop, realizing that I didn’t even know his name. Perhaps we really deserved to be imprisoned, especially now that our world was now completely consumed by the Feywild. Millions of innocent people were now erased and I seemed to be the only one who cared.
The gnome piped up, claiming that we MIGHT be able to fix the paradox by releasing a burst of temporal energy, but too large a burst could end up destroying the ship and killing us. Even if we survived, we would be stranded. The gnome quipped that all this could have been avoided if we had simply gone with him and discussed how to fix the problem. I wasn’t really convinced of that, but whatever. The others suggested we go to the far future and see if it was really all that bad. Resigned at this point, I reluctantly agreed. When we arrived at our destination, I decided to rest at the time machine with Dan while Korbin and Kronk went exploring. I had no interest in seeing the results of my companions’ recklessness. They seemed excited, thinking our quest might as well be over.
After a day or so, they came running in breathless, claiming that the Fey were on their way to destroy the time machine. Apparently, it was “offensive” to the Archfey since it was not of nature’s design. I wonder, who could have foreseen that the Fey would end being massive dicks? Oh right, anyone who’s ever dealt with a fey.