|Celestian Rebellion II
Author: Jubilant Sleep PM
Dimitri searches for Kaci while Tia and the rest of the LI struggle to escape from the labyrinth of conspiracies set in motion by the enigmatic Dahlia Weller and her Ambassadors, whose next target is the people of Beidan.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 66,015 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12-19-10 - Published: 07-16-10 - id: 2829134
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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 suffering. 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 II
Several months after the War of Apollo and the deaths of the last Angels of Saura, the Anti-Sera shift from an organized association to a massive scattering of erroneous rebels frenetically scouring the planet not only for support, but for a new leader. Rumors maintain that their efforts have not been in vain. Their search led them to Beru, a small agricultural village in Eastern Monahan, untouched by the war. Word of mouth has lent the Anti-Sera information of the whereabouts of a young woman, whose being was once no more than a fable. At first glance, she would appear to be no more than a young fortune teller, but those who have come to know her more personally have come to realize that there is much more to this mystifying woman than appearances let on. In fact, her claim is that she is a servant of the Constellations with a tremendously important mission, one that does not sit well with the believers of the Seraph, but one that the Anti-Sera are immediately attracted to. While this woman does not assert that her mission is in support of the Anti-Sera's goal, she has been marked by the LI as their new potential leader. Several members of the LI, their newest official member, the bright-eyed Private Tia Long included, move out to stop the efforts of the supposed fortune teller before they begin, but along their way, they are met by a small group of markedly aggressive foes, both old and new, remnants of the elemental powers of the Apollo, and a devastating secret about the fate of the past inhabitants of their planet. Immediately, their small assignment transforms into a full-scale campaign to thwart the malevolent cause of a demented woman whose very existence threatens the whole of humanity.
Dahlia Weller brought the LI's unofficial presence in Ilo to a devastating end, landing all officers in the Lomoc Reformatory facing execution. Marik's severe injuries harrow his ability to lead, setting his squad into disarray as the plans of the Ambassadors unfold. Meanwhile, a strangely sedated Lyra makes an appearance at the site of her mother's burial. Dimitri searches for Kaci while Tia and the rest of the LI struggle to escape from the labyrinth of conspiracies set in motion by the enigmatic Dahlia Weller and her Ambassadors, whose next target is the people of Beidan.