Post by Will O. Wisp on Apr 14, 2019 7:53:21 GMT -5
Tool Town was not a big village, but it wasn't small either it was like a suburb but farther away from the city. That didn't stop them from being up to date on the latest technologies. Crime very rarely happens, and there aren't any monsters or dinosaurs nearby causing them trouble. Things have been pretty peaceful in this little out of the way oasis. Although all of that is about to change soon.
It all started when a man bought the keys to an old storage unit that was auctioned off for years but no one would be willing to buy them and found a vast treasure trove of many old relics. From old computer models, parasols, cabinets, appliances, even an old arcade machine. The storage unit hasn't been open in a few hundred years. This man managed to spend 100 Zeni on this unit, and he's going to make more then enough back if he sold it to the right people. He closed the storage unit forgetting to lock the unit back up as he was in a rush to get work after rummaging through the junk to see everything that was inside it.
The next day however the man found everything in the storage unit he bought was gone. He called this in to the police naturally but they couldn't find any fingerprints but did notice many scuff marks coming from the unit as if people moved some of the more heavier items by dragging them somewhere. Although they noticed the scuff markings were inconsistent as if the burglars kept picking the object back up, and then set it down and dragged it for a bit before picking it up again. And even after following the trail they managed to lose it in the woods. They somehow managed to cover and clean up their tracks without a trace.
Then things have been getting stranger. The power for the town keeps flickering on and off on it's own. Various acts of vandalism also happen as people report someone has broken into their house and broke their VR headsets, their plasma screen tv's, their latest C-Phones, and other things they have bought. This is especially odd cause why break into people houses and break the things that would normally be stolen? Is it someone trying to send a message that technology is bad or some hippie crap like that?
Then people have been making reports of seeing strange glowing figures while walking in the night. While all of the reports saying that they were made of light some say that they looked like an alien, another said it was a ghost, another said it was a cartoon character but 2d. Of course there was the possibility of it being a prank played with holograms, but this town doesn't have access to this technology so why in Kami's name would someone come all the way here to spook people with holograms? It's not like this town had some secret hidden treasure or something for some goons to try to scare them off so they can take it before being unmasked by some group of snooping adolescent detectives and their wacky animal sidekick. Speaking of which now that their TV's and computers are broken they can't be able to watch that show anymore sadly.
It was then that some keys for the other storage units were stolen and more century old items went missing. Brand new appliances begin to act up as well. Something ran over several hovercars with what looked like tire tracks over them. Reports of surprise licks from various people who turned around only to see an old umbrella with holes in it being blown away by the wind , which was especially strange cause it was not even a windy day there was just a sudden gust as soon as they turned around. Sounds of footsteps as if someone is following them at night but they never see who is following them.
These reports spread like wildfire as they begin to spread out of town to various places around Earth from people who were visiting the town to see their relatives. And eventually the news got to the ears of a certain feline martial artist who decided that something more mystical was taking place in this town that couldn't be done with technology. It took him not long to get there with his speed, and he could feel that something otherworldly was happening to the town. So far no one has gotten hurt, but Will is going to make sure it stays that way. As he walked around the town in the light of the moon and stars he walked through the street hoping to run into one of these strange sightings to figure out what is behind this.
Tags: Beat @phoenixsong
Word Count: 800