The Uninhabited Lands

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A few years before the Rilaoan Plague in 1919, explorer Lan Volores was tasked with touring the northwestern sector of the outer archipelago. Although sanctioned by the Rilaoan government, scholars today believe the expedition was privately funded.

The surviving document is Volores’s travelogue, documenting artifacts of note. Were these objects that washed ashore from other countries? Or could they have been modified by an unknown people living deep within the Muka tree forests?

The travelogue was recovered and submitted to the museum by Volores’s granddaughter.

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