Quest In The Realms – an interactive Bananafish production! - Episode 25

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Look who’s there, a wandering adventurer looking for the Bananafish treasure! This episode is part of the interactive story/treasure hunt called “Quest In The Realms”. If you landed on this page because you’re trying to solve the mystery, don’t hesitate and keep delving in the story. If you came here through random loitering, what are you waiting for!?



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25

You ask Oddy to see the volcano first. He turns on his heel and motions for you to follow, all while assuring there will be plenty more drinks. Tio seems satisfied and slurps his third drink. You’re amazed he’s still standing, but he shows no sign of slowing down.

On the hike up the volcano, swarms of oversized mosquitoes and gnats appear. They divebomb at you and your bandmates, forcing you to dodge acrobatically, while carefully balancing your drinks so as not to spill any.

After a minute or so of dodging the pests, Oddy requests his weapon from an attendant who dutifully hands him a battle-ax-shaped harmonica. Oddy spits his hair from the corner of his mouth again and gets to work, belting out the most awful, off-beat cacophony heard this side of the Atlantic and that side of the Atlantic, too. The soundwaves from the harmonica ripple outward and repel the swarm of insects into the distance. They don’t dare return.

You make a mental note to get one of those harmonicas before you leave the island. [Spoiler alert: you forget.]

At the top of the volcano, Oddy asks you all to gather around and peer over the edge. Tres and Machete rush to the rim without hesitation, but you and Tio hang back. Tio is being cautious, but you’re just looking for another drink.

“Whoa…” Machete and Tres say in unison.

Drink in hand, you prod Tio to join your other bandmates. All of you gaze down into the heart of the volcano.

“Whoa…” you and Tio say in unison.

“I know,” Oddy says with pride. “This is my prized forge, where we make all the most fantastical and bizarre musical instruments.”

“Is that where your insect-repelling harmonica came from?” you ask.

“Yes, indeed,” Oddy says, grinning. You make a second mental note to get one of those harmonicas. [Spoiler alert: alas, you still forget.]

“So, like, those are the instruments in your music videos?” Machete asks. You elbow him in the ribs.

“Oh, you’ve seen my videos?” Oddy asks. “Yes, we do constant research here to produce the most spectacular instruments for our highly exclusive videos. Where did you see the videos, by the way?”

“Uh...Youtube?” Machete says.

Oddy frowns.

“That’s the power of viral marketing, right?” you interject.

“Yeah, yeah, definitely,” Machete says, nodding vigorously. “And with freaks like you’ve got in those vids, it’s no wonder they caught so much attention.”

Oddy nods pensively, “Well, I’m glad our music is getting out there...”

“Hey, something seems weird about the workers down in the forge,” Machete shouts before Oddy can say anything else. “Can we go check ‘em out?”

Again, before Oddy can say yea or nay, Machete stumbles over the volcano’s rim and down into the forge below. There’s nothing to do but follow him, so you and the rest of the Tortillas plunge into the volcano’s mouth.


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[Spoiler alert: you forget.]

That made me laugh.

[Spoiler alert: alas, you still forget.]

Lol, that almost made me pee laughing.

Thanks for enjoying my quirky humor. I had more fun writing this than anyone has any right to. :)

That spoiler idea is hilarious 😂 Also Oddy's reaction to the youtube answer is priceless.. pure Tortillas' style!

While I was writing, a mini curie event happened.. congrats!!

Like how they explain the videos at the edge of a Volcano. Makes it so epic. Also makes me think of Joe vs. The Volcano.

What a great flick!

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