December 27th (Sunday, Year of the Sheep)
Personal Log 4:17PM
The expedition has finally been signed off on, and even more impressively, funded. I look forward to living among the Planoians once again. It has been a long time since I traveled North of The Great Toll Trail. Log entries I expect to be sparse. I must conserve as much power as I can as I am unsure of the stability of sources that far North. I will not let the Institute down.
Personal Log 5:44 PM
I have arrived at the facilities set up for me by the Institute to stay at undercover among the natives. I do not know the story of this place, but it is either the house of a young couple or used to be a cover for a brothel. I caught the glimpse of a black four legged creature living within the house but I do not believe it to be dangerous. I left some food out for it in hopes it will become comfortable enough to come out for study.
Personal Log 6:15 PM
The Planoian’s have really advanced since the many seasons since I have last visited. It appears our technology is actually compatible now. With this discovery I will be able to make many more log entries during the expedition.
I still cannot believe I am here. I must not waste any time. I shall go out and see what else has advanced here in my absence. I shall start with seeing what is available for hunting and foraging.
Personal Log 6:50 PM
Plano has established quite a network of food procurement facilities. Most of them seem to be named after probably important figures in the community. “Wendy’s”, “McDonalds”, etc. I selected a place named after a Sir Arby as my first cultural experimentation.
Personal Log 7:02 PM
I can see why the place is named after Sir Arby… he really knew how to make an amazing sauce.