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Deckard stood lifting his sun-glasses from his face. Looking at the huge lizard thing they brought. It looked like someone mixed all the ugliest parts of an iguana, Komodo dragon, and shot it with a confetti cannon filled with chicken feathers. He did have to admit it was tasty. These critters that acted like Ewoks somehow knew how to cook with actual spices to make food good. Which was more then he could say for the camp before they took him. "OH IO!" he said, he usually just made things up. They grasped some of his English but seemed to react more to his 'godly' language. He gestured somewhere between a king, a glam rocker, and a male model but they all hooted and cheered hugging each other in honor of the praise they were given. Once they left he slid back into his 'throne'. "Sure hope they don't try to free my godly spirit from this mortal coil." he thought.

The White Horned Apes worked hard as they dressed the feathery reptile and prepared for a feast. Oddly enough the female White Horned Apes found a way to make alcohol with a fermented Mango like fruit. Since it took a long time to make they used it at feasts only. Of course Deckard was pampered by the female White Horned Apes as they provided him drink and snacks while fanning him with palm leaves. Sadly the only difference between the female White Horned Apes and male White Horned Apes was the size of the horn on their head. The females had a smaller horn at half the size. Using stone tools they were able cut meat, fruits and vegetables to roast on wooden skewers on a fire pit. The huts they lived in were made of sticks and vines with grass covered roofs. The bowls and cups were crudely made of wood and the village was decorated with a combination of beads and monster skulls as both a symbol of the White Horned Apes and a warning to other monsters. To them life got better after Deckard showed up.

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"Well...my plan is to make small circles out from the camp, getting wider with each pass so we can stay at a camp we know is safe at night but search, look for tracks in nearly the same place everyday. When you get lost it's best to stay put, besides I have to much stuff to just carry around. Plus we can always expand the hut to make room for more people or even make more huts. Like back at the old camp. Bring people here and not all just wander around." Jocelyn suggested as he ate more of the odd fish. It was an odd looking thing. They looked like something out a fossil, like a Coelacanth.
"Your friends don't scare me... I mean intimidate me. They look like they could harm me if you ordered them to, and it would be easy I couldn't fight back." he said, "I don't have any magic skills or whatever. Plus I'm skinny living off fish and shellfish. I am pretty weak. When I have to get wood it takes me all day." Jocelyn added. "Just have them make it quick if you go nuts like the others." he nervously joked.
After a few moments of silence Jocelyn spoke again. "You know what sounds like the best thing ever right now... fresh baked bread, roast, and real mash potatoes not those weird purple fauxtatoes."

Jack nodded as Jocelyn brought up food. He missed Asian food which was his favorite and ice cream as well.

Jack: Yeah ……………. I'm still not used to this food either. There is no seasoning and the meat has a greasy taste to it. I miss our old world too, but the sad reality is that we may never get to go back. Look I get you are scared to leave your camp and you have every right to be. I mean for now we can look for other survivors in the area, but eventually we will need to see if this world has humans and possibly a clue on how to get home. I mean we really don't know much about this place. So for now we can do it your way and if we find more people or to much time passes on we can try following the lost Expedition group. What do you say?

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