It was a shocking discovery, you might say.
Pando—a plant famously discovered by the Clade family in the furthest, coldest reaches of Avalonia—literally freaks out anyone picking one of its lively green berries. But while the electric fruit makes for a bad snack, it makes for a really neat energy source. It has revolutionized everything.
After all, it’s not like Avalonia could import coal or oil from foreign lands to keep its lights on and its hovercraft moving. As far as its inhabitants know, there is We are No foreign lands. The only land they knew was, well, Avalonia — surrounded by towering mountains that no one else could climb or cross. And the whole country would have been deserved without lights And the Hovercraft for its entire candlelit history.
Jaeger Clyde would have been fine if he had a Bando Start It was discovered, if we’re being honest. Avallonia’s greatest explorer wasn’t looking for Mambi Bambi Factory When he and his daring team ran across the thing. He would do what an Avalonian never did. He was going to climb its mountains to see what lay on the other side.
But scholar Clyde, Geiger’s son, discovers the berries and argues that he must bring them back down the mountain. Why, they could potentially reshape Avalonia’s future, Searcher argued.
Researcher, we are explorersnot gardeners,” Geiger said.
And then Searcher had the audacity to tell Jaeger that he was Not explorer. he is Start He wanted to be an explorer. This plant may affect avalonia road More than a little climbing through no-climb mountains. And then—as if to spite him—everyone on the intrepid Jaeger team agreed.
On that snowy day, father and son were separated: Geiger went into the mountains and disappeared. The researcher took the plant to Avalonia, and indeed, it changed the world. Well, admittedly Factory Get the job done. But still, Searcher got a nice bust of it – right next to one of my complex pops.
It’s been 25 years now, and Searcher has put his scouting stuff in the locker. Instead, he works with a rake and hoe. The scholar and his family (wife Meridian and son Ethan) are now farmers – one of many growing the miracle crop.
But now, there seems to be something wrong with pando. He’s dying – and a strange disease has blighted him. Every crop in the country could become infected within a month, says Avalonia President Callisto Malle.
But Callisto has a plan: if only they could travel to the bottom under Avalonia – where Pando’s roots run down into what is rumored to be the central heart of the plant – maybe they can figure out what kills Pando and figure out how to fix it.
Oh, yeah: “Hmm,” Callisto said. She wants the seeker to extract the two failed explorers and come with him. Nobody knows more about Pando than he does, after all.
Ethan’s son wants to come too. But the researcher insists it would be very dangerous. He still has terrible memories of climbing cliffs unfit for climbing and crossing rivers unfit for forests with his father. He wouldn’t make Ethan suffer like he did.
“I will not risk your life,” Searcher told his son. “Never.”
But what if 16-year-old Ethan Wants to risk his life? What if he wasn’t built to be a farmer? What if there was a little Jaeger lurking inside him?
And what if Ethan decides to sneak aboard Callisto’s hovercraft? will you be shocked
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