Day 163: Ceiling Zombies

Day 163:

I’m digging out one of my biggest caverns yet. I’ve found coal, various valuable stones, and lots of zombies. The zombies are climbing down the sides of the ravine I’m in and attacking me from above.

It is not fun to have zombies falling on your head.

I’d rather deal with the duckens from above, to be honest.

Watercolor of two zombies falling from a great height
Falling zombie zone

Day 162: No horses

Day 162:

After what feels like weeks, I returned to my home base to check on my animals and discovered both of my horses are gone. I don’t know how. I don’t know when. Maybe they died and turned to dust like the monsters. Maybe they figured out how to jump the fence. But I’m horseless, that I’m sure of.

I’m not sure if it’s worth capturing more horses. Cows produce milk and taste delicious and make good sized amounts of leather. Duckens produce eggs and taste delicious and make many tiny annoying pieces of leather, but also feathers.  Horses? Well, they yelled at me a lot. And they could drag a heavy load if I needed them to.

For now I’m checking the fences and stocking up on supplies in case it’s weeks before I return again.

Top-down watercolor of two horse-hoof-shaped indents in a green background.
The only hint I found was two hoof-shaped indents in the grass on the other side of the fence.

Day 161: To the depths

Day 161:

I’ve finally found rock so dense that no tool I can build can penetrate it.

We see this sometimes – and kiddingly call it “bedrock” because we can’t blast underneath it.

Could the mining laser get through it? Possibly, if one likes swimming in magma. I’m content with letting dense rock lie. Besides, I’m 161 days since I’ve even seen a mining laser.

View of a room, half-mined, with dark patches of stone on the floor.
The dark patches are bedrock.

Day 160: Bling!

Day 160:

Dug up some diamonds today! I’m shocked. This rock doesn’t seem to have enough internal pressure to produce diamond, but diamond it is! Makes me wonder whether the planet was part of a bigger rocky planet and got broken off or something.

Anyway: diamonds! That would be super useful if I could get off this rock in the first place!

line drawing of a white raw diamond on a blue background

Day 159: Rude zombies

Day 159:

They bang all day.  They bang all night. No one has taught these zombies that banging on a door after about the first five minutes is just rude. I mean, there’s a window right there. They can see I’m ignoring them. Stop the danged banging!

On the plus side, they haven’t figured out doorknobs either.

Watercolor - close-up of a zombie pounding on a door right above a doorknob.
I guess I should be grateful.