|Angels of Saura
Author: Jubilant Sleep PM
Tia Long, a naive orphan of the mysterious planet Eie longs for a new life. When she gets what she wishes for and is whisked away to the LI militia she discovers a new side to the planet she thought she knew.Rated: Fiction T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 77,250 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11-29-07 - Published: 12-25-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2076736
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December 31, 2609 was no different than any other day. Dawn brought a familiar ginger glow to the people on the east side of planet Earth while dusk covered the west side in its protective blanket of pure darkness. Only, this time, the people on the east side of planet Earth would never again experience the shield of night, and the people on the west side of planet Earth would not awaken to the start of a bright new day.
The underlying cause of the mysterious extraction of all forms of life from planet Earth remains unknown. There could have been changes in the weather: multiple earthquakes, an assembly of devastating hurricanes, or a mass tsunami. Perhaps a cluster of immense asteroids made their assault on the planet, in which case nothing could have been done to prevent it. The religious even argue that the time of Holy Judgment had come and usurped the living creatures Earth, separating the good from the bad, and seizing them from reality.
No one will know for sure what exactly happened that day, for those living on the new Earth, which had been named "Eie" by the Lord of Divinity, were not present at the time of the "Great Fading". There do exist, however, a few bits and pieces of what remains of planet Earth. Strangely, scientists have linked parts of the existing technology of Eie to the remnants of Earth's technology. The strong faith in of the Lord of Divinity ties into this belief. Some scientists say that they had visions of him, and that he spoke to them, telling them things about Old Earth that they otherwise would never have known.
"Old Earth, such a treacherous place. The people of that world were cruel, evil beings filled with greed. They cared for no one but themselves, and fought against each other in wars that never seemed to end. My people, you should not pity Old Earth. Do not mourn what has been lost there, for I have combined what good there was in Old Earth with a new world of my own. Be thankful for that which I have given you, and assist me in turning this Dimension X into a world of kind, loving beings filled with the desire to do good. However, I have not constructed a Utopia. The fate of this new world depends on what the free-willed beings among it decide. There will be problems, there will be pain, there will be suffrage. Nevertheless, if you are a dutiful being that holds an untainted faith towards me, I shall save you."
These words were found in the earliest written works of Eie. Monahan, the large, mountainous Victorian country that is said to be the oldest on the planet is home to the high priests who found this quote. They have named it, "The Citation of Rebirth", and it lies beneath a glass sheath in the Hall of Sacred Records.
The people of Eie look to this quotation as a sign of a new beginning. It has become a sign that perhaps one day, Eie will be the peaceful planet that the Lord of Divinity had created it to be.
Jade Rose I
Angels of Saura
However, there exist other active forces on Eie. Forces of evil. Saura, a land that was once home to a powerful family, the very land that Lord Arslan himself created to rule all other lands, has turned against him. Led by the young prince, Kyran, the people of Apollo aim to overthrow the Lord of Divinity and claim Eie as their own.
Where there are forces of evil, there must also be forces of good. These forces go by the name of LI, Law International. LI is a military operation that came into existence not long after the creation of Eie. LI employs none but the most highly-talented individuals and their goal is to serve the Lord of Divinity and fight against all who oppose Him. Perhaps the greatest of them all is Lieutenant General, Aries Apollo. The "Lost Son of Apollo", Aries has broken away from his homeland, and become a soldier. The people of Eie look up to him for his power and kindness. Prophets predict that it is he who shall finally bring peace to Eie.
Aries himself, however, believes, deep inside that his true calling is to defeat Kyran, his brother, who is also his identical twin. In doing so, Aries will bear the burden of becoming the last King of Saura. Perhaps he fears this, which is why he remains one of the LI.
Meanwhile, Tia Long, a young orphan with little to no awareness of the struggles taking place outside of her own orphanage is far too overwhelmed by the struggles taking place within her own heart. With her last shred of hope, she writes a letter of distress to a nameless person, hoping to be untied of her invisible bonds of misery and isolation.