"Carto" is a story about the adventure of a little girl called Carto, in her journey of finding her way to her Grandmother - a master navigator.

Intro[edit | edit source]

Carto is inside the Airship with her Grandmother, traveling around the world, observing and mapping the lands. But then, because of her curiosity, when the Grandmother is asleep, Carto played with the map and created a storm upon the Airship. She got blown out of the Airship, separated from her Grandmother.

Chapter 1: Island[edit | edit source]

Carto is now stranded on a foreign land, but luckily, she has a map with her! With the map, she navigates the land, meets new people: the Nuben family, Aimi family and Roka family, and even makes a new friend: Shianan. Carto will soon join Shianan in her coming-of-age ceremony, in which she have to set sail to find a new land and never come back...

Chapter 2: Grassland[edit | edit source]

... Shianan and Carto has found a new land! But Shianan is feeling adventurous, said that she will explore more lands before settle down. While Shianan is traveling, Carto is exploring this new land. Carto met new people: Mo, his dad Monkar and his elder brother Ganga, the rhythm farmer Tuyaa, the teacher Natig, and the boys Er, De and Ne.

The people on this land have a keen interest in plants, and they are trying to find this land's legendary plant: the Ghost Lily. Carto will help them find the Ghost Lily. But when the Ghost Lily is found, some unforeseen circumstances sent Carto and the Ghost Lily to another place and lost contact with everyone. Carto is now out of the Grassland...

Chapter 3: Forest[edit | edit source]

... Carto wakes up in a forest. She needs to find a way out and go back to the Grassland. But the farther she goes, the deeper into the forest she is. She met some strange people: Chirb, Recad, Niep and Cholmek.

At the center of the forest, Carto met Lempa. He then explained to Carto everything: Lempa is the Watcher of the forest, other people are the Messengers from other lands, and Carto got just in time for the ritual of the Mother Tree's rebirth, and choosing new Watcher.

After the ritual, Lempa will show Carto the way out of the forest, and bid her safe journey. Carto got out of the forest...

Chapter 4-1: Chalet[edit | edit source]

... Carto encounters a strange building in the middle of a forest. She gets in and meets the Storytender. The Storytender will tell that this building is the Story Chalet, which stores a lot of books about various lands. In this chalet, Carto found some hints about her Grandmother's location: in the Desert. But even the Storytender doesn't know how to get to the Desert, so Carto will go back to Grassland to ask the villagers there...

Chapter 4-2: Grassland[edit | edit source]

... Carto is now back to the Grassland. She asked people there, and got an answer: Maybe Mo knows how to get to the Desert, because sometimes he got home covered in sand. When Carto asks Mo, he said that he could only get to the Desert when he is sleepwalking. Carto will help him fall asleep. After falling asleep, Mo led Carto into the Desert...

Chapter 5: Desert[edit | edit source]

Carto goes into the Desert to find her Grandmother, but the Grandmother was nowhere to be found. Instead, Carto found the Water Seekers there and helped them find the Oasis.

After the Oasis has been found, there will be an earthquake. Granny Nua will tell Carto that this earthquake might because of a volcano that is soon going to erupt. Carto worries that the ashes from the volcano may hinder her Grandmother's airship, so now she is going to find a way to the Volcano to warn her Grandmother somehow...

Chapter 6-1: Chalet[edit | edit source]

... Carto goes to the Story Chalet to find clues about the Volcano's location. She will meet Shianan there. They exchanged a hug, and Shianan will say that she worried about Carto, so she came here to check if Carto was okay. Carto and Shianan will then rifling through the books, and found out that there is a way to the Volcano through the Forest. Now Carto goes back to the Forest...

Chapter 6-2: Forest[edit | edit source]

When Carto got to Forest, she found out that Chirb, as the new Watcher, is missing. After Chirb has been found, he will give Carto a hint about the Volcano's location. Carto will then depart to the Volcano...

Chapter 7: Volcano[edit | edit source]

When Carto go to the Volcano, she is greeted by a resort, owned by the Palmer family. Carto will be taken for a tour around the resort. She then helped fixing the resort's hot spring which were dormant, and made the volcano erupt, which moved the boulder blocking the resort's gate, bring the resort back in business.

When Carto is about to leave the Volcano, she received a letter from her Grandma: her Grandma is in the Iceberg! Now she needs to find a way to get to the Iceberg...

Chapter 8-1: Chalet[edit | edit source]

Carto goes back to the Story Chalet to find clues about the Iceberg's location. But she met Shianan, who is homesick, trying to find some books about her home, and made a mess of the books. Carto will help her cleaning up the books. After then, they found the Island Wing - the room which stores the books about Shianan's homeland. Carto and Shianan is going to visit the Island...

Chapter 8-2: Island[edit | edit source]

Carto and Shianan now got back to the Island. After talking with the villagers, Carto found out that there is a fishing competition which is soon to be held, and the competition's grand prize is a map to the Iceberg. Carto and Shianan think this is a perfect opportunity to go to the Iceberg, and took part in the competition. They won.

With the map, Carto and Shianan find their way to the Iceberg...

Chapter 9: Iceberg[edit | edit source]

In the Iceberg, Carto met a handful of the residents: Luak, Alusi, Tekkok and Taro. As she navigating the Iceberg, Carto also helped the residents in finding the legendary 7th icebergs - which has puzzled them for a long time.

On the 7th iceberg, there is a treasure chest. Inside are 6 husky puppies. The Iceberg's residents will take care of those puppies.

After the puppies have been secured to the base, Carto received a letter from Grandma: Meet her somewhere above the clouds and they will reunion. Carto again find some ways to her Grandmother...

Chapter 10-1: Chalet[edit | edit source]

Carto and Shianan go back to the Story Chalet, and ask the Storytender about somewhere high above the clouds. The Storytender said that the girls should check out the top floor of the Story Chalet since it is pretty high. But when they got there, it turned out that the top floor isn't high enough. Carto and Shianan go back and try their luck with the Mother Tree in Forest...

Chapter 10-2: Forest[edit | edit source]

When Carto and Shianan got to the Forest, Chirb and other Messengers were waiting for them. They said that Mother had been expecting Carto. With the Watcher and Messengers' help, Carto and Shianan got inside the Mother Tree, to the treetop...

Chapter 10-3: Treetop[edit | edit source]

On the treetop, Carto and Shianan realized that this still isn't high enough. An idea came to Carto. She brought out the map, and connect all the map pieces together. The Mother Tree suddenly grew, high above the clouds...

Chapter 10-4: Clouds[edit | edit source]

Carto and Shianan are now above the clouds. Granny's Airship appears. Carto and her Grandmother are united! Carto and Shianan followed the Grandmother into the Airship. They sure have a lot of stories to share...

Outro[edit | edit source]

Carto, Shianan and the Grandma goes to the places Carto visited. The Grandmother seeing how excellent of a navigator her grandchild is, is very proud of Carto. At the end, Shianan says goodbye to Carto, since she is an adventurer by blood, and the sea calls her name. Carto now follows her Grandmother in the Airship, travel around the world. Carto and Shianan still keeps in touch by letters.

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