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- RP Date
- YE 46.2
- RP Location
- United Norian Imperium
This writing is stuff I have been working on while I've been at the courthouse and doctors' appointments. Enjoy.
New Vaalor City, Noria
The appearance of the deceptive Craethel IFFs on the scanners served as the triggering signal, prompting the implementation of the meticulously crafted emergency plan devised by Tetsuya. The Senators convened in the Senate Chamber, while the Home System Admiralty assembled at U.N.N Sector Command located in Noria Citadel. Every detail, including Tetsuya's six-minute descent down the lift to the bunker beneath the palace, unfolded seamlessly as if orchestrated with precision.
As Tetsuya descended, unaware that the plans were of his design, he remained unsuspecting until the lift came to a halt and its doors slowly opened. Before him stood Ujin, accompanied by two other Quen, brandishing their weapons with a focused aim directed at him.
"You claimed your readiness to serve the people of Noria, Aestaesys, and now you'll have your opportunity," declared Ujin, while one of the Quen firmly grasped Tetsuya and propelled him towards the control room of the bunker. "We have six minutes until the UNN is within visual range to witness the false flag garbage haulers," reported the other Quen officer. "Aurelia confirms the Admiral is in their custody, and Cae'Aester Rin is en route to the Senate Chamber; both have signaled their readiness."
Ujin swung open the door to the command center, revealing the medical pod that had been prepared. "I must apologize for the deception; it's nothing personal, just a necessary condition for absolving those crimes. The people demand assurances, and so do I. Consider this: the service you're about to perform for Noria will secure your place in history, free from the burden of those unfortunate mishaps, as you called them," he explained, as Tetsuya found himself compelled into the vacant pod.
Ujin pivoted towards an open, secure medical-type kit case and extracted a compact device, resembling other Masamune-wave transmitters in production. "Unfortunately, your dark passenger has to go. There won't be room for it. I would suggest that this will not hurt, but we both know I would be lying," he remarked, inserting the device into the port on the side of the pod. "Would it bring you any solace to know your father is just upstairs? Probably not, hmm?" Ujin added, delivering a somewhat stinging slap to the side of Tetsuya's cheek as he reached into the still inactive pod. Though Tetsuya struggled, the sedatives quickly took effect.
While Ujin manipulated the controls, one of the other sentries exited the room briefly, returning with an even more heavily armored secure case, which was then placed on the table with a resounding crash. The Masamune wave device sprung to life, initially emitting a faint hum in the room. As the waves pulsed through Tetsuya, his screams reverberated, filling the space. The waves traversed his body swiftly, coursing from head to toe and back again, compelling voidic material through its access portals and then sealing them shut entirely.
"Don't worry; that was the worst part, young man. The rest will not be as traumatizing but rather more life-changing," Ujin assured as he moved towards the other case. This case, noticeably sturdier, bore the sigils 'Classified. Preservation Research Division,' along with various warnings about the contents being sensitive to extreme temperatures and infrared radiation. Ujin opened the lid, revealing yet another case inside, adorned with a simple symbol featuring a crystal. Breaking the seals on the second case, he explained, "Don't worry; those were not Craethel ships. Just a diversion to bring you down here where we could be alone," Ujin clarified.
We initially intended to assign this duty to one of your sons," Ujin reflected, his attention focused on the intricate security lockout of the second case. "He fulfilled the role admirably for a brief period, but regrettably, he fell in love and became uncooperative," he elaborated. As one of the coded locks yielded to Ujin's efforts, he shifted his attention to the second one.
Recalling one of Tetsuya's recent speeches, Ujin remarked, "You mentioned in one of your speeches that sometimes history calls upon great people to lead. It was a remarkable speech, truly awe-inspiring... Sometimes, though, those great individuals need the assistance of other exceptional people to set things on the right path, especially after those unfortunate mishaps we previously discussed." After a few more entries into the controls, the last lock clicked open. Ujin lifted the lid of the case and addressed Tetsuya, stating, "Sometimes great men need to emerge from history as well."
Within the opened case, Ujin revealed a containment cube with an IDE setup encased in a crystalline matrix, bearing the symbol of the Falcon etched into its side.
Ujin gazed down at Tetsuya as the tube began to fill with stasis fluid. "Your grandfather, Caecyan, was a great man, Tetsuya. Soon, so will you be. You're about to embark on a peaceful slumber, one of the most restful you'll experience in your life. Upon awakening, your life will be revitalized. Everything you believed you lost will be recovered in one form or another. Two voices will meld into one, and much like your beloved phoenix, you'll rise once more, soaring on the wings of a falcon," he assured.
Opening the crystal matrix encasing the IDE setup, Ujin smoothly slid the cartridge into the machine as Tetsuya became completely submerged in the liquid. "However, we've taken precautions to avoid the missteps with your son. I trust you'll forgive me, 'brother.' Now, rest peacefully," Ujin whispered, concluding the ominous procedure.
"The IDE merge to host has been initiated. Warning: this procedure cannot be reversed. Warning: this procedure will merge host IDE and stored IDE. You have chosen to proceed." the mindhive announced.
Ujin observed the unfolding process, almost as if he harbored a hope that his words might reach an audience. "Tomorrow, blue and stardust smoke will ascend from the towers of Noria, dear brother. It will be the most magnificent sight witnessed in centuries. Noria yearns for her champions to return; her people need you now more than ever, as our cherished world has been tainted by sorrow and evil. Tetsuya, you will forgive me, for you are now part of a greater whole. This is an honor for you, a chance to rectify your mistakes," he murmured, his gaze fixed on the progressing indicators.
"I was correct, and you were mistaken, my dear brother. The Builders and Espra were nothing more than false gods. What your people need now is a new faith, something akin to a returned legend that can guide them to greatness once again. Do not fret; it won't be like that last disorienting flash you experienced. You won't be disappointed. This is the oath I made long ago on the finest day of your mortal life. Now, rest. I will see you a few mornings from now."
Imperial Residence - Three Days Later
The world dissolved into darkness, a serene tranquility and peace, later disrupted only by the melodious sounds of birdsong emanating from the courtyard.
The fog of sleep lifted with each blink, and he found himself emerging from the realm of dreams. A low grumble escaped his lips as he slowly opened his eyes. The symphony of birdsong, the distant rumble of E'lsari cascading over the cliffs, and the sweet fragrance carried by its mists from the blossoms in the courtyard greeted his senses. His musculature ached, and he observed twisted leather adorned with beads and features, complementing his now blue-tinged platinum hair. As he roused, he turned over, only to feel a sudden emptiness in his lungs as he laid eyes upon strands of teal blue beside him. He blinked and the teal color strands to a pinkish color and everything fell into place.
Feathers and Moon Reunited beneath the Chrystalian Stars