Update: There’s been a lot of construction in the mindworld lately.
I added a second large island about 10-20 miles from the main island’s western coastline and colonized it with people and buildings. (I practically had to drag Morph and Aiden away from a card game they were trying to invent to come watch it rise out of the ocean.) (It was a one-time only event and I wanted them to be able to see it firsthand. They argued that they could just watch it later from my memories, but I insisted.) There is also life in the oceans now. (beforehand they had been sterile lifeless masses of blue)
Since everyone else but Saichania had added something to the mindscape, (Morph added a teleporter station, Aiden a monolithic spire) I asked Saichania if she wanted to add anything.
She didn’t know what to add at first, but eventually settled on planting a fragment of her essence, a “seed” so to speak, in the ground and seeing what would happen. A pink-purple glow formed around her heart and a small but intense spark detached itself from her and embedded itself in the soil several yards away. We waited curiously for a little bit, and then a seedling began to sprout from out of the hole. It swiftly gained height and blossomed briefly into the form of a large flower before it split into several vines that quickly grew around a central stalk, one that soon became a towering tree unlike any species on earth. It was the size of a redwood, but similar to a willow in many respects. There is a naturally growing stairway going a fourth of the way up the trunk into a shallow cavity in the wood. The vines have spread somewhat into intricate patterns in the air and some have rooted themselves in the ground. To finish it off, Saichania added a long streaming ribbon of silk that would glide through the air on its own, ever coiling around branches or vines and then off again. (she added it, not me)
Since its completion, we’ve noticed many ways it symbolically represents Saichania herself. The roots are her faith in god, a firm foundation allowing her to push off towards the sky. The outstretched branches are her longing for freedom, while the ones that arch downwards near the base of the trunk in part represent her protectiveness. (they form a sheltered area surrounding the pond I added around the trunk) There are more little bits of symbolism, but they wouldn’t make sense unless you knew Saichania really well or have seen the tree for yourself.
Now the others are all jealous and want to make something spectacular too.
I’ve also added a fourth MC to the list, Mecha. Unlike the rest of the gang, Mecha is not a sentient being. It’s a symbiotic mechanical suit. (my avatar is of it’s helmet)