Okay... hopefully enough people here are familiar with me to a degree to know I don't bullshyte around. I think something I witnessed yesterday on the Ferry needs to be shared.
I was taking the ferry from Selbina to Mhaura to get to the outpost in Buhrimba (sp) Peninsula. While sitting on the dock waiting to leave I saw two naked Galka in front of me. They were identical and each were standing on the end of the dock.. .side by side. I was seeing double. I joked to my mates that 'I see Twins!' I decided to do a 'check' on each of them. What I found was odd. Both were Bastok Rank 1, MNK20 and had no subjob and no equipment. One did have fishing gear in the ammos slot. There names were Katoto and Popia.
Boat loaded... they were the last to enter the boat (after having the dock blocked and everybody squeezing around). Somebody made comments like "Galka get out of the way" and a few other. No response. Their movements to get into the boat were erratic to say the least. They ran into walls and just couldn't quite make a straight line. There were unusual pauses in their movements. It was hard to pass up as Galkan Beer. They also seemed to not part far from each other. I checked them again and waved. No response.
After a few minutes of water travel, I came back down to the hold of the ship and see what the two oddball Galkan naked twins were up to. What I found was even more troubling. There were two naked Taru down there as well. One was a WHM20, Bastok Rank 1, no gear. That one was called Rababa. The second Taru was anon, but had no gear except for fishing tackle in the ammo slot. Eventually, the Galka named Papia and the anon one, Budidi traveled to the deck of the ship. Papia made an unsual line to the front of the ship and just stood there. Budidi started to speak.
Two lines I wrote down that were spat from the mouth of Budidi were "you na guo ren" and then "chuan shang you zhong guo ren ma." She also kept saying "55555555555555555555555555." She repeatedly said something about "Level 2." One of the other people on the boat was trying to communicate to her, but not having a ton of luck. More emoting was happening than anything.
But I save the best for last. When I went into the hold of the ship, there was a fifth person down there. A Bastok Rank 1, no gear but fishing tackle in the ammos slot. However, they were a THF01. She was a female mithra named Chaosette. Two perfectly identical white Galkans and two Taru that were at least physically identical on the boat with the Lv.1 Thief in a place they should not be. All for a fishing trip...but they did not fish.
What is going on here?