The mud hut had stood up to the chilly nights, baking hot days and more than a few tropical storms but it was beginning to look a little battered. I had collected enough clay from a nearby stream that I could bake a ton of bricks but as they slowly cooked I decided it was time to collect some stone and coal from a likely looking cave I had spied off to the north east.
The tools I’d crafted weren’t the best but with persistence I managed to work the cave deeper and deeper until I hit a vein of precious coal, enough not only to light my hut for weeks to come, but also to create a bonfire to burn an effigy of that bastard Hamshank on the beach!
And then, as I was hacking away at a block of coal, the wall in front of me fell away and I found myself looking into a cavern full of black stone peppered with sparkling rocks of red, yellow and green…
I had no idea what they were, but I knew I had to have them!