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During the last days of the Christmas of the year in which the nineteenth century ended, the expedition led by Robert Ustinov managed to reach the North Pole.

Robert Ustinov had consumed his last energies to get the goal before the end of the year and had instructed to his friends to install the tents a few hundred meters from the geographic North Pole. Once the members of the group were accommodated and following an irrational impulse, he tried with a torch to explore the surroundings.

In the distance, he saw an almost human figure. The stars of the polar night illuminated the loneliness of a snowman.

He was approaching to the snowman, advancing with difficulty, walking through the frozen ground and when he was near to it, discovered a kind of wooden scaffold on which there were runic letters.

At that time he cursed he did not learn their meaning before. But he did not give time to anything else. The ground gave way and fell into the void with the torch to which he clung as his only salvation. He descended at a great speed and in his desperation, had closed his eyes to not see his own end. However, after a while, he kept suspended in a vacuum.

When he opened his eyes, the light of the torch offered him a Dantesque spectacle. He discovered that the earth was hollow and that the gravitational attraction of the earth's crust prevented him from descending towards the center. But what made him go crazy was that he was surrounded by Viking corpses equipped with swords, chain mail and floating along with them there were spears, axes, snaghyrndörx, bows, spears, knives ...

He thought the runes were a warning. If he had known how to interpret them ...

 

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