Jungle Drums of Ur’vine

As J.D. and I set out for our morning excursion, we heard the sound of jungle drums beating in the distance. As we emerged from our nocturnal hiding hole, we were greeted by this sight:

The natives were staging some sort of tribal procession. For a primitive people, they were remarkably well organized, with sentries marking the way, and guardians making sure the local fauna did not harm the pilgrims:

I stopped one of the participants to ask what this was all about. Though we did not share a language, I was able to gather that this march is in honor of their god, Ar-Thritis. He must be a powerful god indeed to inspire so many. As we returned to our encampment, I captured one more high vantage point view of the ritual.

The land of Ur’vine and it’s population grow more mysterious and wonderful in their ways by the day.

(This post is apparently Part 2 in a series. Here’s Part 1)

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Sunday, May 18th, 2008 Uncategorized No Comments

The Ruins of Ur’vine

Lost for many years, the city of Ur’vine was once thought to be mythical. There are untold ancient tombs, crypts, temples, homes, and sacrificial office parks that have long since been claimed by jungle.

On a recent excursion with my trusty jungle trekking dog, J.D., seen here,


we came across this stairway. I believe it was once used for dark rituals of the sort not spoken of in polite company. Even today, the stench of copy machine toner is strong. Now, it is almost completely hidden by the lush rainforest undergrowth.


Sadly, there was no time to explore further. As it is well known that Ur’vine is full of poison dart traps and giant rolling stone balls, I will not explore this ancient site further until I have my bullwhip and fedora handy.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 Uncategorized 2 Comments