|Yes, cobblestone ceilings appear to be bad for people as well as horses. I actually took damage from this one, when I managed to embed my head in the ceiling while dismounting.|
We circled to the west and followed the continent farther north. Almost immediately we entered a hilly savanna/desert. Sadly, our path northward led not over the gentle treeless hills (which were off to the west), but over the tree-covered mountains. Of course.
|Nothing in particular happened here. I just thought that hill to the left with the tree was really cool.|
I returned him to the pit, now a little jittery. I finished the walls and jumped into the pit to join Boxter. Giving him a haystack to settle him down for the night, I then installed some windows so he could enjoy the view from our hideout. A hideout with a view is a rarity, and I wanted to make the best of it.
I hadn't gone far before I started hearing lava sounds. This is a bit odd, since we were significantly above sea level, and lava usually appears deep down.
Before long I noticed something even odder: some stone blocks that utterly ignored my attempts to break them with a pickaxe. To all appearances they were ordinary stone blocks, yet my pickaxe swiped straight through them, and I couldn't place torches on them... they seemed to be arranged diagonally, and I could break the blocks behind them, but not these blocks themselves.
I had worn out my pickaxe, so I climbed to the upper level to set down a crafting table and make a new axe.
What the heck? What the heck? Was a skeleton shooting at me somehow from outside the pit?
Wherever it was, it was hitting me. I calmly - TWANNG - OUCH - gave the mouse wheel a spin to switch to my sword. Attempted to switch to my sword. Instead I overshot and found myself brandishing a compass. TWANNG !
All right, no problem. Another cool, calm, twirl of the mouse wheel and - TWANNG! - I could draw my sword and - TWANNG - OUCH! - not a stone block, I mean, a sword, and - TWANNG! - not panicking here, just - TWANNG - OUCH! - trying to calmly - TWANNG!! - where the heck IS that skeleton OH GOD IT'S STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO ME
I finally gave up on the mouse wheel and mashed number 1 on my keyboard, which switched to my sword (should have done that at the start), and whacked frantically at the skeleton until it disappeared in a puff of smoke, leaving behind only an arrow and a single bone.
|The skeleton is MADE of bones. It has unlimited arrows. Why does it only drop one of each?|
I was quite low on health now, and drew my reserve stash - a bowl of tasty mushroom stew that I'd been carrying with me for two weeks now. My health restored, I went to check my inventory and take stock of my armor and -
Augh! After a moment of frantic spinning, I located the skeleton, which was also IN THE PIT WITH ME, and swiped furiously at it with my sword until it too was dispatched.
|Puff of smoke from disappearing skeleton. No screenshots of the actual skeleton, due to being very busy at the time. Also, it looks like I somehow cornered the second skeleton in the exact same spot as the first one.|
At this point my confidence in the safety of my shelter was rather low. Had I failed to build the walls high enough, allowing the skeletons to climb in? Was the Mystery Stone somehow spawning skeletons?
I huddled behind my sword for the rest of the night. At one point, slight motion caused me to jump in alarm. Closer inspection revealed that it was merely a bunny rabbit joining us in the pit.
|I hope that's an ordinary rabbit.|