The Nightmare Years:
Discussion Thread. "Become a Knight. Save your people. Save your worlds." Where they were nobody knew. Who they were nobody knew either. Not one person present recognized anyone else. But here they were, together they were, fighting. It was a land like no other. An asteroid? Were they on a giant rock in space? Where where the star? The pitch black was everywhere above and around, suffocating in its absoluteness. Only the rocky ground differed from the rest of the surroundings. Who were these people? Everyone saw themselves fighting alongside others. Dressed in strange clothes. A cloak? An plate of armor? Leather boots? And what they fought with! Swords and bow! Axes and spears! A woman ran her blade into a reptilian monster towering over her. A man smashed an axe into a giant slug creature. Someone shot lighting from their fingers. Another hurled balls of fire at flying monsters. "Knights." Though they had never actually seen them before. Everyone knew what they were fighting. They'd felt their presence, saw shadows in the corner of their eyes, seen them in dark dreams. "Nightmares." A sudden light. A doorway at the end of space, huge and intimating. The outlines of eleven people, if they could truly be called that stood on the other side. "True Enemy" The Nightmares and monsters defeated. Everyone paused. Hesitant, but only for a moment. Charge! Onward they went. Towards the door to the light and towards the True Enemy. The scene changed. A city? And abandon city? Dark and decrepit. Lifeless. But something was there. Going about the city, past its suburbs, into the forest. A cave. "Become a Knight. Save your people. Save your worlds."
Abandon City of Cerritos
September 23, 0031 NY (Nightmare Years) Cerritos was going to be the next boom town. It was situated right on the river and onto the rocky hills nearby, far off from the original settlements. It's planners had dreamed of it as being the heart of the next set of cities on the continent. With its large hydroelectric dams powering everything with airports and riverboats taking people and products every which way. Nobody had lived there in over 20 years. What had been the great frontier city of Cerritos was now a ghost town. Homes were empty, vehicles left on the streets, holographic displays that somehow still worked flickered and advertised products from decades ago. A lone cleaning robot struggled in vain to keep the streets clean. Without a human presence, nature was reclaiming the land. Though "Nature" was probably not the right word. The black, thorned, flowers everyone knew to avoid or destroy appeared on every street. Other plants where nowhere to be seen. Without people, animal noises should have been plentiful but not a sound could be heard for miles in this area. At least, not until a few minutes ago, when a select group of individuals from across the Baritone Solar System made their way either in vehicle or on foot to this godforsaken area of Saffron. All arriving at roughly the same time. Following the same dream. Chapter One: You Shall Be Knights
edited 14th Aug '12 9:04:28 PM by Parable
Abandoned City of Cerritos Planet Saffron September 23, 0031 NY Now Jane parked her hoverbike on a little, dark, abandoned plaza... taking helmet off, shaking her head to let free her hair, for a single second to inspect her surrounding with her very own eyes. What she saw promptly made her reconsider her course of action. No life but for technological ghosts and the fell black flowers which brought nothing but ruin and despair. Jane promptly put on her helmet again, glad at once for the protective gear she had brought for the occasion. Hard boots with sturdy leggings tucked into them, a tight fitting top covered with a protective vest made of a light, but surprisingly strong material. Over that she wore a long coat, a duster, made of strong fibers to wear as extra protection. Furthermore, renting the hoverbike had given her excuse to get the knee and elbow guards, gloves as well as her useful sturdy visor helmet. To finish the outfit she had a scarf to protect her neck. All of them colored grayish tones of brown or green except for her midnight black helmet. On it she checked the general map of the Abandoned City which she had bought back in town, using it to plan her route through this ghost town. She didn't know exactly where the building from her dream would be... thus she would need a high vantage point to find the correct place. Jane could use her bike for recognizance of course... but in such a place, one so filled with shadows she would rather walk on her own two feet, looking for any danger that might come before her and her goal. Flying at high speed might make her miss something important... or it might rouse something best left slumbering. One never knew what could happen outside the cities protected by barriers. And should the worst come to pass, she could signal her bike to come as quickly as possible for her. She carried in many pouches the necessary supplies to survive outside for a few days, some first aid items and on her wrist and helmet she carried the electronic utilities that were indispensable for a human of her time. For her protection she carried a dependable side-arm pistol and an adaptable hunting rifle slung on her shoulder with a strap. Thus, taking a deep breath for confidence, Jane started her travel through the ghost town of Cerritos.
edited 15th Aug '12 8:32:17 AM by RagnaTheSaviour
edited 15th Aug '12 7:30:25 AM by Drakovicz
edited 18th Aug '12 12:45:42 AM by Parable
edited 15th Aug '12 3:59:57 PM by Drakovicz
edited 17th Aug '12 6:29:03 AM by RagnaTheSaviour