Entry 33: The Rubic Incident: Part 1
Well guys I'm back again with some coverage of a nation wide incident that occurred several hours ago.
In the most bizarre series of events we've ever seen here in Tantico and probably here on Smearth it appears that our small nation has been transported to another world.........
To make any sense of this we need to go back a bit an introduce you to a small black cube we found near the portal. Unsure of what this small cube was, it was handed over to our lead scientific mind Walter Rubic to study.
Unfortunately we soon found out at least one of the abilities of the strange black cube. Apparently one of his assistants reported that Rubic had been rotating the sides of the cube when a loud bang issued form it and the world turned black for a instance.
When his vision had returned he'd said that Rubic was no where to be seen and the former cube was now a smoking lump of black metal on the lab floor. Rubic's disappearance had startled his assistant but was nothing compared to what half of Tantico was feeling.
From what we can work out, it would appear that the black cube was made of the same substance as the portal was and upon finding some sort of key as such, it unlocked the abilities of the cube. Whether it was meant to happen this way no one can say but it appeared to rip the top half of Tantico out of existence and replace it in the same spot it would occupy in another world.
Luckily for us this happened to be a two way affair and the land previously occupying the space we now occupy also switched with us. it would seem however that the device was slightly faulty as instead of a clean switch in the south, it, in a sense tore at the edges and the land had been forced into existence on top of land already existing causing a large ridge to form.
Amazingly enough though it would appear that there was no fatalities in this incident. A lot of minor injuries and several pile ups but other than that no one was seriously hurt either. It would appear, that nothing had really happened had the view form our windows not changed.
We are a bit worried about one of our coal tankers though, which had been caught in the middle of what appeared to have been the limit of the switch. This casued half of the tanker to be left behind and half brought with us. The crew has apparently managed to get to one of a larger number of small islands that have appeared in our new surroundings and are safe enough. (Luckily no one was half transported during the switch).
It would also appear that we were lucky to switch to the planet known as Earth. With our Teddyland Ambassador assuring us that were on the same planet that hes from, he has been instrumental in assuring that the slightly surprised governments of Earth haven't as of yet, thought to destroy us.
We have however been quarantined. No one in or out of the island until further notice. Not that that bothers us as were just as confused and worried as the governments themselves and are happy to keep ourselves on this small island chain for the time being.
Speaking of which I should probably show you the island chain, or as much as we've explored so far.
(OOC: Linked due to image size (over 5mb)).
From this satellite image you can see that our main island has almost doubled in size. You can also clearly see the ridge that was formed from the switch.
As for our actual place in the world it would appear that we are now situated west of a country called France and there town by the name of Brest. Apparently, if the dormant volcano islands to the north west are anything to go by, were also on a fault line, though small by the looks of it.
The climate is also much like the one we had on Smearth although its a bit warmer here and looking at the local flora much more suited to agriculture which is a bonus. With our lock-down situation and no surrounding trade partners we need to produce even more food for our citizens.
All this brings you up to current times. At the moment were still in heated talks with the UN regarding our sudden appearance and the strange events surrounding it.
We have been allowed to contact the Kingdom Of Harnat, the original home of Prince Henrick, in regards to the missing half of the coal tanker and a expeditionary party that had been exploring inland of Tantico when the incident occurred.
All this I'll keep you up to date on and informed on as the news come in but until then.
(OOC: Bit of a far fetched and obscure update but I wanted to make Tantico and island and then decided while I was at it I may as well move it to Earth too as it'll be easier to incorporate other embassies and such.)