¨¨¨¨,=**%¶                                          ¶%**=,¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨,=**%                                          %**=,¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨,=**                                          **=,¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=*                                          *=,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=                                          =,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,             % DREAM PALACE %             ,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             , ----- ------ ,             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             % ..... ...... %             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             * ..... ...... *             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             , ..... ...... ,             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             , ..... ...... ,             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             ¨ ..... ...... ¨             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ NOT ACTUALLY A PALACE. A COTTAGE  IN THE ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,   WOODS (TEMPERATE CLIMATE, RAINS EVERY  ,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,= OTHER  DAY,  SPRINGS  AND   STREAMS  AND =,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=*   MYSTERIOUS IRON AND STONE ARTIFACTS,   *=,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨,=**     BIRDLAND-ISH ETERNAL SPRING (LATE    **=,¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨,=**%                 SPRING))                 %**=,¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨,=**%¶                                          ¶%**=,¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨,=**%¶#                     =                    #¶%**=,¨¨¨
¨¨,=**%¶##                                          ##¶%**=,¨¨
¨,=**%¶### I WAKE UP EVERY  MORNING AT SIX AM. IT'S ###¶%**=,¨
¨¨,=**%¶## DARK, AND  THE STARS  ARE OUT,  BUT  THE ##¶%**=,¨¨
¨¨¨,=**%¶# SUN  IS ABOUT TO RISE. ITS  A  LONG DAY, #¶%**=,¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨,=**%¶ BEFORE IT  FADES  TO  NIGHT  AGAIN,  AND ¶%**=,¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨,=**% THEN IT  STAYS SO  UNTIL I  FALL ASLEEP. %**=,¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨,=** IT  DOESN'T  RISE  UNLESS  I'VE  HAD  MY **=,¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=*                  DREAMS.                 *=,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=                                          =,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,                    *                     ,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ IN THIS COTTAGE THERE'S  A  LOT OF RADIO ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨   EQUIPMENT, SOUND STUFF, SYNTHS, TAPE   ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ PLAYERS. PEN AND PAPER, BOOKS,  CAMERAS, ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ MIRRORS, PRISMS, AND  VARIOUS THINGS  TO ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ DO ART WITH. THE FRIDGE IS  FILLED  WITH ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ DIFFERET FOODS, ALL OF  THEM INTRIGUING, ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨              SLIGHTLY WEIRD.             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,                    ¤                     ,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=                                          =,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=* I HAVE FRIENDS  - THERE'S A  CAT,  AND A *=,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨,=** DOG  (WHO  IS  RIDICOLOUSLY  LARGE   AND **=,¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨,=**% WANTS TO BE THE BIG  SPOON). I LISTEN TO %**=,¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨,=**%¶ THE SHORTWAVE RADIO, AND  TRANSMIT A BIT ¶%**=,¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨,=**%¶# MYSELF,  SONGS  AND  POETRY,  AND  FOUND #¶%**=,¨¨¨
¨¨,=**%¶## SOUNDS  FROM THE FOREST. THE OTHERS TELL ##¶%**=,¨¨
¨,=**%¶### OF  THEIR LIVES, PLAY THE GUITAR FOR ME, ###¶%**=,¨
¨¨,=**%¶## AND  TELL  TALES  OF  THE  OLD WORLD.  I ##¶%**=,¨¨
¨¨¨,=**%¶#      CONSIDER THEM FRIENDS AS WELL.      #¶%**=,¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨,=**%¶                                          ¶%**=,¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨,=**%                                         %**=,¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨,=**                                          **=,¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=* MOST IMPORTANTLY,  THERE'S A  TWO SQUARE *=,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,= METER  AREA  ON THE  FLOOR WHERE  I  CAN =,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨, "SAVE" THINGS.  WHATEVER  I PUT IN  HERE ,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ WILL  NOT  BE  AFFECTED  BY  THE NIGHTLY ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨    RESET. EVERYTHING ELSE, HOWEVER, IS   ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨    COMPLETELY RESET OVERNIGHT: SYNTH     ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨   PATCHES REMOVED, FOOD UNEATEN, WOUNDS  ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ HEALED,  AND WHEREVER  AND  WHENEVER I'D ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ FALL  ASLEEP  I'D ALWAYS  WAKE UP  FULLY ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ RESTED  IN  MY  BED.  SOMETIMES  THERE'S ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ ACCIDENTS  WHERE   I   LOSE   STUFF   BY ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ FORGETTING  TO PUT  THEM IN  THE SQUARE. ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,                                          ,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=                    ¨                     =,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=*                                          *=,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨,=** AT  NIGHT,  I  HAVE   DEMI-LUCID  DREAMS **=,¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨,=**% WHERE THE  SPIRITS OF THE FOREST  AROUND %**=,¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨,=**%¶ THE COTTAGE TRIES  TO COMMUNICATE. HERE, ¶%**=,¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨,=**%¶# IT'S NOT  ENDLESS  BUT  CONNECTED  TO  A #¶%**=,¨¨¨
¨¨,=**%¶## LARGE  SPRAWLING  CITY,  WHERE MY  RADIO ##¶%**=,¨¨
¨,=**%¶### FRIENDS LIVE.  WE GO  EXPLORING TOGETHER ###¶%**=,¨
¨¨,=**%¶## -  THINGS ARE DEEP AND DARK - BUT UNLIKE ##¶%**=,¨¨
¨¨¨,=**%¶# ME, THEY  NEVER REMEMBER DURING THE DAY. #¶%**=,¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨,=**%¶ THIS  IS  A  MYSTERY  WE  OFTEN DISCUSS. ¶%**=,¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨,=**%                                          %**=,¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨,=**                                          **=,¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=*                                          *=,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,=                                          =,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,                                          ,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨