Iwaku: Moonwings Spire

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  1. Zypher felt a buzzing in his pocket as he stepped away from the others in the ballroom. He pulled out a sensor that connected to his space pod and flicked it open, looking at the contents.

    Clyhhan Nabund: Yldeja

    Naytehk...
    Naytehk....
    Naytehk.....

    Clyhhanc ryja luhhaldat du CbylaG dalrhumuko...

    Yhleahd SF any dalr tadaldat...

    Drnayd majam: Sutanyda...

    Ehjacdekyda Essateydamo...


    "That's strange I thought it was powered off...maybe the AFTA station appearing turned it back on..." He spoke under his breath so the others nearby wouldn't overhear. He took a few moments to read over the scanning report. At the end of it his jaw nearly dropped to the ground. He quickly flicked his sensor shut and grabbed Westy, pulling her off to a quiet room. If his readings were correct he couldn't let anyone know of it except Westy. He did trust her after all.

    "I just got word that a piece of history has bled through from another timeline...one very familiar to me..." He began to explain, his eyes looking at Westy but not really seeing her, he was searching his brain for the memories he needed.

    The large doors were open to the refuge, Zypher barely aged 11 stepped into the town center of Moonwings, draperies proclaiming fun, frivolity and excitement hung from the posts. People wandered about, meeting and discussing their adventures, their lives anything. Zypher was in awe. At various points throughout the city stood grand crystal towers beaming in the warm sunlight. At his side was Kurushimi and their guide, who had only arrived a week or so earlier in the wondrous city was Stella. Together the three of them delved into what the city of Moonwings had to offer.

    Years passed and Zypher made new friends, and began learning under the tutelage of one of Contessa Diana's knights, Sable. He learned much from his teacher and worked towards defending the city, even after his friends that he came to the city with had moved on to other lands. During this time Moonwings flourished and shone brighter then the very crystal towers that stood around its borders. The people were happy and Zypher was proud of the duty he was doing for the Contessa.

    One day Zypher awoke to find that the Contessa had left to lands beyond the walls of the city and discontent had grown throughout the people, squabbles broke out, friends turned bitter against one another, and Zypher lost hope that he could do anything to help. He couldn't even stand to wear his armor and felt like a failure to the Contessa and the city of Moonwings. He locked himself away in his room in the guard's crystal tower and there he remained working when he could with Sable and anyone else he felt he could trust and when the war broke out Zypher took no side, remaining out of the way.

    Finally the Contessa ended the war and brought a new ally to Moonwings, from where Zypher had no clue until he had left AFTA and found Iwaku. He was untrusting of the peace still and remained quiet but aided in the rebuilding of Moonwings where he could.

    It didn't take long for Zypher to come to the same conclusion that the Contessa had, which was the people of Moonwings had become too corrupted and that the city must be left behind. The AFTA Space Station, powered by some of the strongest minds left in Moonwings, was created using SpaceK technology and wasn't created a moment too soon. A riot broke out as the city began to burn and those that wished to leave boarded the station and with one last look Zypher said goodbye, the final one to board the station.

    For some time the AFTA station was a power like no other and Zypher resumed his duties now as a full fledged knight under Diana's rule, but slowly the people of AFTA became complacent or left, and Zypher was called to Diana's chamber where she ordered Zypher to go to Iwaku in the hopes that he would find any of her old allies, a few of which were left unnamed.

    "Yes Contessa, I will do as you ask." He bowed to her and headed away from her chambers to the observation deck, peering down at the planet that Iwaku was on. From what he could see there was one large settlement and there, he decided, he would land and survey the land and report back to Diana. He boarded his space pod and strapped himself in.

    "It started with the gate of Moonwings and nine years later I start fresh with this land..." He muttered to himself as the rocket boosters jettisoned him away from the AFTA station heading off course straight towards the forest.


    "So the Spire is from Moonwings, and if I'm correct it looks like the one that housed the guards, some of my old equipment must still be there, it's important that I go investigate. After all, it is home." Zypher focused back on Westy's face. Without another word he reloaded his pistols and walked back out into the main floor of the ballroom, offering a deep bow to Diana.

    "Enjoy your ball Mi'lady, it appears a part of our past has returned and I intend to claim it back for ourselves." He smiled half-heartedly and turned on his heel again, marching out of the ballroom and back into the ruins of Iwaku City.
     
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    Westy adjusted her crescent shaped glasses, "Uh...I guess I'm with him then."

    The spirit didn't have much to say to Diana. It had been her ancestor Rory that had contacted her all those decades ago and probably knew in advance that these events were going to occur. That bastard knew a lot about change, he was after all a being gifted with inherent omniscience. Westy didn't try to explain the inherently contradictory powers of Rory, she just said that it was connected to the ability of the trickster archetype. Tricksters are above the laws of nature and just go with the flow of the cycle or nature or whatever the hell one wished to call it.

    With a simple nod, Westy placed her hands into her pockets and quickly caught up to Zypher.
     
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    Coorie

    "Waaah... " breathed Coorie, staring in awe at Moonwings Spire. Either she lost some weight or she forgot exactly how huge it was.

    --- Flashback Sequence! ---

    The fall of Moonwings felt like eons ago, but it was probably much more recent considering an eon is a really long period of time. Looking back on how it declined and ultimately fell, Coorie felt her share of guilt. After all, informal guardian or not she probably should of said something. The guilt about her inaction was something Coorie pushed to the back of her mind frequently-- she hated the consistent gnawing feeling it gave her. No one else had to know but she felt it most acutely in how her fellow Moonwingers treated each other during the disaster, the privilege to do something about that slipped past her is what she tells herself but she willfully let it go. It was much, much too late to do anything about it now but that lingering sense of a duty shirked came back every so often to remind Coorie to remain vigilant and most importantly active.

    She did miss Moonwings. She was irreversibly tied to it-- it was home.

    So when AFTA Space Station was constructed, she accepted that her home shifted form instead of dying entirely. She loved it equally but the sting of losing Moonwings' original incarnation pestered Coorie and so she left on a walkabout to lick her wounds. It was in the midst of her journey that the sensation of AFTA moving through dimensions that caused Coorie to decide that maybe a quick looksee into AFTA's doings was in order. Finding it in Iwaku estranged her to her old home. She had reverted to her natural draconic body and kept to the camoflauge of the clouds, looking at the chaos of AFTA entering Iwaku, the battles with such weird things like spidery looking creatures, native Iwakuans and people she recognized.
    For a very brief time she looked on as Zypher attended to Diana, feeling comforted by a bond she was familiar with then she hovered around, curious to see if any of her former comrades were involved with the chaos at Iwaku city-- she thought better of hailing Tain as she saw his humongous ship touch down and his team go out for supplies. She could always find him again because she reasoned that his ship was so ridiculously large it wouldn't be so hard to find it again. However, when she did she found Seiji too and they were fighting with an angel. After Seiji hit the angel with a tree she concluded that they could handle it from there.

    Then there was the observance of the rather heartwarming welcoming of Diana into Iwaku's populace. There wasn't a dire need to poke her head into Diana's affairs just yet so Coorie kept cruising through the clouds. During a reconnoissance flight by Iwaku Castle, a long-dormant gem set into her right arm's brace glowed and grew brighter. The gem's glowing directed Coorie like a homing beacon towards the newly appeared Moonwings Spire.

    --- Flashback's done! ---

    Shrugging her shoulders, Coorie came up to the monolithic doors to the Spire and stared for a moment. Her fingertips traced along the material before ending at the small pad where in days past she would manipulate to grant herself access inside the building. Pursing her lips and drumming her fingers on the pad, Coorie flip-flopped on whether to try her old pass code. "... I mean, I wasn't even an official guard. And... and! I was only called in to regulate once or twice so... the odds of it working..." she trailed off as she already started entering the pass code. So obviously she was taken aback when the entire door lit up and the thin veil of dust dropped off and clouded about her feet as the doors gave way partially. Coorie gently pushed at the doors since the opening it offered barely accommodated the width of her shoulders and finding that wasn't going to budge them, she heaved! "Open, you bitches!"

    Coorie's brows furrowed unsurprised at the excessive force she used to open the Spire's doors resulted much in the same way when someone overzealously flings open a flimsy screen door. The loud noise of the door being abused echoed down the hallway for only a minute and Coorie strolled in... and went straight for all the other guards' rooms to see if she could snoop around in them!

    After poking through the third room where she learned some slightly disturbing things about some of the former members she dare not mention, she found the communal food storage. Naturally, she was hungry just around then. Obviously a majority of the things she expected to find weren't there. But in a small cupboard she found some containers-- some without labels, others with labels but the purported food inside them didn't make Coorie's mouth water. But coming across a container reading "Xnijmai's Lunch! DO NOT TOUCH!" did it for her.

    "Mmm... food not meant for meee... "

    SUMMARY: Coorie finds Moonwings Spire. A flashback ensues. Coorie gets into the Spire and snoops through people's things and eats Jinx's lunch that he left in there.

     
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    The small white fox suddenly poked her head out of Westy's shirt, resting her head on the woman's shoulder, as if drowsy from a long nap. she then inched up and around Westy's neck, oblivious to it all. Though, at some point, her tiny stomach started to growl and she pawed at Westy's neck. at this point, they had walked away from Diana. She only noticed that Westy was quite warm and she had fallen asleep at some point when she had been sitting on the woman's shoulder, and at another point, had fallen into the woman's shirt while she was asleep.

    She then started slightly as she looked at her surroundings becoming quite animated as she jumped off of Westy and ran around, exploring for a moment before returning to Westy, clawing her way back up onto Westy's shoulder, finally realizing that they were still with Zypher. But this seemed to be more of his element. All and all, she assumed everything was fine, so she jumped off of Westy's shoulder again and lunged for Zypher, quickly making her way up his body, finally managing to get to his shoulder. Once there, she started sniffing and him and then licked his cheek while wagging her brushy little tail before returning to Westy. She trotted alongside the woman for a while longer before she finally resumed her human form. She then finally took her fuzzy hood off and looked around, occasionally muttering soft sounds of "Murr" with a big smile and a look of curiosity on her face.

    She finally grabbed Westy's hand, murring excitedly, as if listing the exciting things around them. She was still very upset that Rory was gone and in his wake, he had left more or less a stranger. But.... it couldn't be helped, she supposed.
     
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    It wasn't a long hike back through the familiar path that winded out of the shattered city, now being rebuilt under the watchful eye of AFTA as well as, he guessed, himself now as a regent. It seemed like almost a year ago that he had fought his way past the invasion to make it to the castle alongside Faramond and the twins. He wondered how they were now...if memory served they had gone off with Kitti to the Emerald.

    The path took them out of the city and past the camp that he had accidentally caused a riot in, nobody there now. Everyone had become part of the crew to pick up and clean and restore Iwaku city to its former glory, who knows they might use a bit of SpaceK technology to improve the old designs. As they reached the top of the hill that overlooked the city Zypher turned and took another look at it and wondered what it looked like back in the glory days, before it was destroyed. With a shrug and a smile he thought, I suppose I'll see it when it's better then ever before.

    Their hike continued rather uneventfully as the Kitsune, TK awoke from Westy's backpack and began to scamper about, she was so sweet but Zypher couldn't help but think she was just a little strange, but then again he was more then his share of a little strange and furthermore she was an ally and that had to count for something. The spire itself appeared suddenly in front of them but it hadn't seemed to Zypher that they had been in the forest for very long, but he might've been lost in thought.

    "Well ladies, looks like we're here...but why is the front door open? Well, looks like we might have a guest..." Zypher smiled, knowing the level of strength it would take to open a door of that size or at very least a passcode. He tilted his head and ran forward, leaving the other two behind, entering the large Spire, as he did there was an electric hum and suddenly the lights in the darkened hallways lit up and there was the noise of a computer booting up somewhere up higher in the spire. Whoever was here knew how to get into the spire but possibly wasn't keyed into the spire's recognition mainframe.

    "Eeny, meeny, miney, mo..." Zypher said counting the doors, trying to guess which one their new friend had gone into but when he heard a voice coming from one of the guard's rooms, Whose was that again? Xinjmai's?, he followed it, his hand on his gun but not yet pulling it out. He pushed the door open rather loudly and stood there dumbfounded at what he saw.

    "Coori?"
     
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    Coorie


    Jinx’s lunch wasn’t all that fantastic tasting but the fact it wasn’t her lunch to eat was the seasoning that made up for it all. Not to mention who knew how old it actually was. She wasn’t all that particularly concerned about what potential havoc it could cause her digestive tract since what could cause serious illness in a regular human would just give her a little rumbly in her tumbly.

    Coorie sat there, completely by herself in a huge building that used to be occupied by no less than a few hundred at a time, idly chowing down on Jinx’s lunch and occasionally spinning around on the swivel stool, pondering where else in the Spire she could poke around in. If there wasn’t anything at all to see and do, she decided she’d go fish for a piece of chalk or a can of spray paint and leave little notes scrawled on a few walls for whoever might stumble upon the old relic of a building next. Eventually she became bored just sitting there while she ate and hopped off the stool, using her tail to open and close drawers and prod things to see what lay behind them. Coorie was just about done scarfing down all three large containers that made up Jinx’s lunch box opting to spoon up the last helping and stuff it all into her mouth.

    She resumed her poking around in the mess hall with her overloaded chipmunk-esque cheeks gradually shrinking as she chewed and digested bit by bit. She was bent down, peering into a cupboard noting that all the necessary ingredients to a black forest cake were just waiting there to be used when she heard the door open abruptly and someone call out to her from behind.

    She froze.

    Very, very carefully Coorie extracted her head from the cupboard and straightened up before turning around to see who it was, a hand she planned on keeping concealed until its fingers wrapped around the hilt of her bladeless sword. She had just eaten and she severely disliked combat on a full stomach… in the back of Coorie’s mind she wondered if Seiji was still walking about and if there any trees nearby.

    “Ouf… hhmf’lo. …Ff’fr?!
    ”*


    * “Oh… hello. …Zypher?!”

    SUMMARY: Coorie eats all of Jinx's lunch and plans some minor vandalism before getting caught by Zypher.
     
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