The Minecraft Travelogue: The Enchantment Table: Days 120-122

Seven witches are destroying this world by raising an army of undead warriors. My job is to hunt and kill them. Perhaps killing these witches will restore balance to the world.

Six witches have been slayed: one more remains.

This is my journey. My only goal is to tell a good story.

Day 120

I approached the village cautiously. Would this be one of those places that supported the work of the witches, or those fighting against them?

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This village had some strange physics at work. How was this platform suspended? Perhaps the people here won’t so trustworthy.

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I raided their library, taking all the books for myself. I would find a way to enchant my weapons yet, and these books would come in handy.

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I carefully approached a villager and asked if he knew anything about the witches. He told me that a witch was near, and had been terrorizing their village for some time. They supported my work, and that gave me the encouragement I needed to continue with my quest.

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At the edge of town was a black hole, leading to mysterious caves. Was this where the monsters were spawning from?

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The people built their houses extremely high, perhaps to protect against the witch threat. I knew I was in the right place now. My quest would soon be ending.

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In the mountains was a line of white rock, a sign of great importance. A cave entrance was nearby. I decided to try one last time to find diamonds.

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I didn’t take me long to find a drop off and underground ravine. This cave system had been mined before. If people had dug this far into the ground, there must be some riches down here. Of course, the villagers are no longer mining, so maybe there are no valuables left.

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Navigating the lavafalls and waterfalls took me to the bottom of the mine, where luck upon luck!, I found a diamond!

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I went back to the mine and opened a chest in a mine cart. Sure enough, two more diamonds were inside! This was really my lucky day!

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Time to get out of this mine as quickly as possible, before the monsters close in on me. Fortunately, the lava provided ample protection against the stupid undead, who walked right into it in their futile chase of me.

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Day 121

I didn’t have enough diamonds for a sword–I was one short–but I had enough to craft an enchantment table. I would have to make due with enchanting iron armor and weapons.

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I went into the great hall, the thirty-foot tall building overlooking the town. This would be the perfect spot to set up shop.

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I went to enchant my armor and was dismayed to find that I needed one more ingredient: lapis lazuli! Will my problems never end?

I knew some was in the mine, so I prepared yet another venture below the surface.

Unfortunately, night had fallen and the witch’s army was back. The zombies chased the villagers, who foolishly remained outside instead of going inside.

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I fought through the skeletons and spiders just to get back to the mine entrance. These people would have to survive the night on their own. I had to abandon this battle to win the war.

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Once past the lavafalls and waterfalls again, I found lapis lazuli. Unfortunately, it was on the other side of a lake of fire!

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I crafted a stone bridge across the lava, careful not to fall in.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve died and resurrected.

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I exited the mine just as the day was dawning. I found off the remnants of the undead: the villagers survived the night without a casualty. Time to finally enchant my armor and weapons!

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Day 122

I started with a new iron sword, placing it on the enchanting table along with the lapis lazuli. After speaking an incantation, the sword was imbued with power!

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Next I enchanted my bow, and then my helmet.

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Now I was ready. The witch clearly wasn’t here last night during the attack. She was likely somewhere close by, directing her minions from a distance.

I saddled Lightning up and said goodbye to the villagers. This quest ends now! Once night falls, the final witch will be in for a surprise.

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