The world is no more. Lizard Cove has been destroyed, reduced to so much cosmic dust, along with everything else.
It seems that there was a cataclysmic change which caused a significant seismic shift. From what I was told, great chunks of the world simply disappeared, and the greatest sages of the world could not undo the damage. With great reluctance, it was decided that the world would have to be undone, and from the ashes, a new world created.
I don’t know what, if anything, remains of the old world. I don’t even know if there is anything left of my old journal. I know I don’t have it with me now.
After several months of chaos and turbulence, this new world has formed. Others have explored areas before me, but I have decided that it is now my turn. As I opened my eyes, I found myself in the new sanctuary - a tremendous compound with a crimson roof, with regions for food, pets and prayers. I stocked up on bread and apples. They seemed to be out of carrots - I will have to use the strange teleportation magic that is prevalent here to return when they have restocked.
I was given a set of simple stone tools. I proceeded to the west, determined to explore some of the regions that have been unexplored. I did chop down an oak tree to fashion a boat, and collected some coal so I could provide light when I get to a place I can call home. My apologies to the creators of this world, as they frown upon those who diminish the resources of the land too drastically.
The days are short in this new world, just as they were in the old world. Fortunately, with my experiences I have developed better defensive techniques. In a mountain range, I found a sheltered area as the sun began to set. Relying upon my reptilian physiology, and combined with my prior training as a necromancer, I slowed my heart rate and respiration to the point where I could blend in perfectly with my surroundings. It was as if I wasn’t even in the world. When the rising sun fell upon my open eyes, I stirred from my hibernation and, after ensuring that the area was free of monsters, continued my explorations.
I traveled through a swamp and along various coast lines, sending the data through the strange liquid crystals that others use to develop maps. The sun set a second time as I explored, but I piloted my boat far out to sea to wait. I have found that the zombies and other monsters will not appear in the water, and rarely swim too far out from the land.
My travels eventually ended at a small coastal village, inhabited by farmers and blacksmiths. They seem friendly, but cautious. As with most natives of the old world, however, they aren’t terribly intelligent, and their village largely undefended against monsters that stalk the night. I will have to see what can be done to protect these simple folks. For now, I found an unused building at the edge of their town and, once I am done with this entry, will again enter hibernation in order to avoid attracting the attention of beasts.