CHAPTER 9 – FIRE FROM THE SKY

CHAPTER 9 – FIRE FROM THE SKY

He had heard the cry of the ever-hawk. He had watched it burst into existence, and shed its down in a shower of spark and flame, taking flight and laying waste to their enemies. It had lit a fire in his heart when it did, one he never realized had grown cold...

CHAPTER 8 – ASSAULT ON CENTROPOLIS

CHAPTER 8 – ASSAULT ON CENTROPOLIS

Oathki pivoted in mid-air, contorting his body into a tight spiral. The fiery wings of his valareon flared, spilling a brilliant spiral of flame into the unnatural dusk. The maneuver brought him up short, just as a lance of purple energy roared past. So close he could feel the heat singe his cheek...

CHAPTER 7 – THE HAWK AND THE WOLF

CHAPTER 7 – THE HAWK AND THE WOLF

Oathki sat on the command throne in quiet contemplation, elbows resting on the chair’s bare metal arms and his fingers steepled before his face. He sat at leisure, and devoid of helmet or wargear, his high cheek bones and icy blue eyes were clearly visible. He wore only a light linen tunic, leather breeches, and mid-calf boots...

CHAPTER 6 – CAUGHT BETWEEN

CHAPTER 6 – CAUGHT BETWEEN

The sun crested the seam of the horizon and spilled its orange glow across the retreating velvet night sky. Color seeped back into the landscape, and in shades, the twilight expanse lightened until it gradually came back to a semblance of life. In the gloom it had remained hidden, but with the growing light what emerged from the darkness took Solomon’s breath away...

CHAPTER 5 – MACHINATIONS

CHAPTER 5 – MACHINATIONS

Novum stood on the precipice and looked down into the inky the abyss. His cape snapped firmly where it anchored at his shoulders while his optix traced the phantoms that raced below. An enigmatic trail of ghost lights flared in the void, tiny and distant...

CHAPTER 4 – THE WOLVES OF HROTHGAR

CHAPTER 4 – THE WOLVES OF HROTHGAR

His features were lit in relief, taking their shape from the icy light of the holo glowing below. He stood hunched over the display, and but for the terrain it shone in ghostly miniature, he was alone...

CHAPTER 3 – PURSUIT

CHAPTER 3 – PURSUIT

The sun had gone past its peak over two hours ago, and on its synthside journey, was no less potent for it. Solomon felt the sweat beading on his brow and resisted the urge to arm it away. He was of the waste-folk; the sun and heat were brother and sister to him, to show an ounce of weakness in the presence of a stranger simply wouldn’t do...

CHAPTER 1 – DISSENT

CHAPTER 1 – DISSENT

A soft whine purred, coming from deep within the machine guts of the relay stand. It faded to silence as a tiny city, a half-million circuits, servos, and processors went dark; one-by-one, until all was still...