Wulfsyarn by Phillip Mann - Part 2
10:45am, Monday 2 to Friday 14 December 2013
Part two of the epic tale of the fate of The Nightingale, the largest and most sophisticated spaceship ever devised by human or alien intelligence.
It should not have happened: but shortly after commencing its maiden voyage, and fully laden with alien life-forms which it was ferrying to their home-worlds, The Nightingale vanished without trace... only to reappear in proximate space a year later, but so profoundly damaged that its very survival in space was a miracle. Of the precious, living cargo which it carried there was no sign. The only creature still alive on The Nightingale was its captain, the enigmatic, Jon Wilberfoss, and he was insane.
Wulfsyarn is the tale of Wilberfoss' slow recovery and his final revelation of the horrific and strangely beautiful events that occurred aboard The Nightingale.
The epic story is narrated by Wulf, an ancient but skilled and efficient auto-scribe, who has access to the private records of The Nightingale and who slowly guides Wilberfoss back to sanity and to an understanding of his responsibility for what happened in that year of silence.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann Part 11 ( 14′ 07″ )
11:00 The decision is made to admit John Wilberfoss to the Povarello Garden where he is to recover after being rescued - the only survivor from the wreck of The Nightingale.
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann Part 12 ( 12′ 59″ )
11:00 It's the immediate aftermath of the crash of The Nightingale. Some crew and some aliens have survived, but what is the condition of the vital bio-crystalline brain?
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann Part 13 ( 13′ 25″ )
11:00 The biocrystalline brain has been damaged in the crash. Wilberfoss does what he can to repair it. A huge storm sweeps aross the planet and slams into the already damaged spaceship.
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann Part 14 ( 14′ 31″ )
11:00 The Nightingale, hit with the force of the huge storm, diverts its dangerously depleted power into stabilising itself - with disastrous consequences.
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann Part 15 ( 13′ 36″ )
11:00 Wilberfoss begins his detailed personal account of what went on when, after the huge storm, all on board The Nightingale died - all except Wilberfoss himself.
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann - Part 16 ( 14′ 19″ )
11:00 Wilberfoss tells of the disagrements between himself and the The Nightingale and recounts his meeting with the huge alien creature.
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann - Part 17 ( 13′ 05″ )
11:00 Wilberfoss' relationship with the alien creature grows and they invent a shared rudimentary sign language. The creature is obviously very intelligent.
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann - Part 18 ( 14′ 07″ )
11:00 The Nightingale has shed enough weight to contemplate leaving the surface of the planet but Wilberfoss delays as the optimum flight window approaches.
Wulfsyarn: a mosaic by Phillip Mann - Part 19 ( 14′ 35″ )
11:00 The Nightingale begins its ascent from the surface of the planet but loses power. The alien creature assists but with disastrous results.