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Anything Happen While I Was Gone?

Uruk opened the sarcophagus hidden away in his basement and stepped foot into the goo for the first time in over a decade, which was about five minutes after he finished mixing the concoction from a stolen recipe. He emerged from the goo like from a fog, the green substance simply moved out of his way and the journey was deemed successful when he saw the cube of ice placed next to the clock before his first test. According to the instructions, during his first travel the goo read his DNA and position in timespace; “it will feel as though no time has passed, but will take an hour” they read, “the second time will send you back 100,000 hours” with ominous implications, and finally “every subsequent visit will send you forward 10,000 hours until you have returned to your original time.” Uruk had no intention of ever returning to the time machine, but that’s the funny thing about intentions.

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