Prologue Resistance Stars Empire Covenant Neutrals Sonneset- Royal Palace Years ago... Another beautiful day in the world of Chralmede, quickly disturbed by the constant earthquakes near its capital city. They are quite minor, however, and has been happening for some time now. As such, for the normal people, it is of no concern. The Government residing over this world, however, was working day and night to find out the cause, considering these small quakes in the ground to be an omen to something worse. Within the palace, near the top of its tower was a war room of some kind, filled with computers across the walls, a balcony overseeing the city, and at its center, a holographic radar with a range stretching beyond the capital and the cities that surround it. As the people inside, some in military uniforms, some in white lab coats, were working on the computers and watching the Radar's malfunctioning holograms. "They're getting worse, ...Not by much, the increase is at a crawl on the scale, but they're definitely getting bigger." One of the scientists said, his eyes not turning away from the screen to turn around and say it to the high-ranking military suits behind him. "Conflict zone 1R has collapsed, conflict zone 4D has collapsed, both ours and the rebellion's soldiers are falling to their deaths down there." Another scientist was saying. The doors on the opposite side of the room from balcony and up some stairs opened up, and as they looked at those door they saw a man coming down to their level. He was a rather tall man of middle-aged skin, brown hair with small stands of grey, a small beard, and wearing a rather regal attire of red velvet polyester with golden lines across the shirt. The Soldiers there looked towards him and stood at attention. "Your Majesty..." One of the high-ranked officers simply said to him. the Kingly man simply raised his hand as he walked down, signalling them to be at ease as he heads directly for the radar. "Give me a Status report, General." He said to one of them, while staring at the circular radar table. "It's as we thought, the Earthquakes are getting bigger and bigger by the day. For us, it's inconsequential for now, but ground beneath two war zones have collapsed, both sides sank into the ground. ...As far as we know, there are no survivors." The General said. "...And the professors?" "We lost contact with the both of them. There's no status of them, and they've still had their cloaking devices up on their lab. Worst Case Scenario, that last earthquake caused their lab to sink into the ground. But we're not even sure of that." The general responded. The King slammed his fist on the radar screen in anger in response. "So typical, when we need them the most, they're no where to be found. Keep searching for them! If they're still focusing on that meaningless project, there will be hell to pay!" The King yelled out. Almost immediately afterwards, as if in response to his angry words, the planet began to shake far larger than usual. "The Scale just spiked, the quakes are getting much higher, ...they're going off the charts!" One of the scientists said. The general looked at them with an expression of shock as he then turns towards the Balcony. "...Your majesty..." He said, pointing towards the balcony as the King looks at him. The King then turns towards it and walks out, awe-struck at what he's seeing. The sky began to ripple, as an ever-changing web of light flows in the motion of its ripples. It was as if the Sky was completely made out of water. "...And the sea shall become a reflection in the mirror of the sky, as the world makes its final struggle. The final judgement of every man, woman, and child, of every manner of beast and burden shall be passed, and the broken sky shall fall. ...It's just as the prophecy foretold." The King said softly, turning his face from one of awe to one of despair. "Your Majesty, we have to evacuate! We need to-" The General said. "Negate that order, General." The king softly said. "What!? But your Majesty-" "Where do you suggest we would go, General? The Falarcanic Prophecy has come to pass. The end of our reign, the end of our world, is nigh." The King interrupted. "But there has to be some way to avoid it!" The General said in a panic. "You know there isn't. I don't want to give up on my kingdom, but I would rather die than watch as its burned away by the fires of fate. We have tried to avoid this to our best content, and for a time, believed that it was simply a folklore tale. We have done all that we could do, I, for one have no regrets." He said. He then headed towards the balcony and looked at the sky. Beyond the web of light, an even brighter group of lights appeared, and began growing in quality and size. "May the Gods help us all..." This was all the King said. The lights, now seen as giant beams of white light, broke through the sky, shattering it like glass, and shooting themselves into Chralmede, one of them hitting Sonneset's southern plaza and obliterating anything near by. The Lights all shot into the ground, piercing Chralmede from all angles, and causing a combined shock wave to cover the rest of it. Eventually, however, they faded away, leaving behind nothing but devastated cities, and a sky darkened by soot and smoke. Those who survived this carnage were either the most fortunate people on the planet, or the most cursed, depending on one's point of view. Within only an hour, Chralmede saw its end. Destiny Islands Another normal day... That always seems to be how it's like around here, doesn't it? But unlike the old days where they sat around peacefully and dreaming of seeing worlds beyond the stars, now they are here after many adventures across those same stars, both on a break and to arrange a meeting of a sort. The greatest enemy of Sora and his friends returned during the Master examination by the mighty wizard and Ex-Keybade Master, Yen Sid, (Of which his best friend Riku passed, but not Sora himself.) and as such, must now prepare for whatever Master Xehanort and his 13 seekers of darkness throws at them whenever he decides to make his move. The island's three keyblade residents, Sora, Riku, and Kairi, and a certain fiery friend have been in the secret cave behind their island, discussing the matter of how to deal with their enemy when the time comes. Suddenly, however, they all notice something and looked towards a wooden door, a passageway to the heart of the world they live in. At the start of his adventures, Sora watched as his enemy, the Heartless, went through this door and took the heart of the island, and by extension the island itself. Now however, the door was starting to sparkle with lightning of a violet color. Everybody except for Riku and Sora stood back, as the two summoned their Keyblades for battle. They don't know what's going on, but they weren't about to let tragedy repeat itself again. However, last time it open outwards as if exploding, now, however, it was opening inwards, and the two could suddenly feel a massive force pushing them all inside. With the sharp part of Riku's Way to Dawn Keyblade stuck in the ground he managed to keep himself from getting pulled in while Sora grabbed him by the leg to keep himself from getting sucked in as well. The other three wielders of the Keyblade were trying to pull themselves away from the door to keep from getting sucked in. However, that failed, which led Sora to have no other choice for himself. He let go of Riku and pointed his Keyblade at everyone, casting Aero and making the wind push them away from the door while he got caught inside. Everyone yelled his name and tried to extend a hand to him, but it was too late. Sora was lost. ---------------------------- Resistance Base A few months later, Sora has woken up from a dream he seemed to have been having while standing. "Oi, kid...I know we've been busy, but keep the sleeping to your private time." A member of the Resistance said to him as Sora looked around at his surroundings. The resistance has been a minority in comparison to the mighty empire the rules this world, and as such are forced to live as such. Obviously no small building will fit all the members of the resistance, and any big building will be spotted and obliterated easily by the empire. So instead, underneath a dead city they never bothered to assign to anyone, Meters below the surface, is the stronghold and last base of the Resistance. It wasn't much, certainly wasn't anything worth one's wiles, but the technology is slightly advanced, albeit basic in nature, and has enough to protect and service a group like this. Sora looked down at a monitor in this main room of the base, the Command Room, forgetting immediately about his dream as he held his head and looked at the member. "Sorry about that. Guess I didn't get a lot of sleep last night." He said to him as he looked at the monitor again. The computer in question was a radar that was able to detect life signs and other signals above their base, as well barely able to detect things in a couple cities nearby to see if anything is heading their way. The Resistance members are marked blue while obvious members of the empire are marked red, It certainly wasn't perfect; with so many different species and life signs, sometimes not even life signs as at least one army consists of machines, it was difficult to adequately mark the signals that come within range. But it was better than nothing. "Huh? ...What the!?" He yelled out as the monitor started to flicker and unknown signals began to appear from out of nowhere. Checking it in a 3-D perspective, the marked signals, all of them white, appeared to be...falling from the sky? "Huh...That's new. We got a few unknowns coming in towards Havensville from...the sky?" Sora asked. Junes: Electronic Department Another not-so-busy day at Junes, as its favorite mascot bear works hard at cleaning up the place. He's been going back and forth between janitor duty, aisle stacking, and putting on his bear suit for the kids in town. As such, he's been trying to multi-task by cleaning up the store while still in his bear costume. He is, however, a tad bummed out at the moment. "Why'd you have to be so mean, Yosuke!?" He said to himself. Tis the beginning of summer over in Inaba, about a month's past since the Golden Week incident that almost destroyed Inaba and the world. Against his supervisor's permission, Teddie established the swimsuit ware in the clothing department for mid-summer...again. Said supervisor, Yosuke Hanamura, out of frustration assigned Ted on Cleaning duty for a week and took the display down...Again. "You know you want to see them just as much as I...huh?" Before Teddie could complete his thought, however, he notices one of the TV acting up, more specifically the big-screen TV they know of all too well. That TV to any other person was just a normal TV, but to Teddie and his friends, they who have the power of Persona, this TV was a gateway to another world, Teddie's home world specifically. However, right now it looked like it was short circuiting, purple lightning shooting out in an arc as the screen shows static, and an image through the static of a place the bear has never seen before. Taking a few sniffs with his little nose, Teddie noticed the smell coming off of it. There were a few other scents, but one albeit bearly noticeable one is one he knows all too well: The scent of Shadows. Teddie looked around and noticed that no one was around the department at the time. This was common since they live in a rural town and a rare few here have the money to buy stuff like this. But that also means the only person who might be able to help at the moment was also somewhere else. "Hey, Yosuke!" Teddie yelled out. "Not now, Ted, get back to work!" The annoyed teenage voice yelled back. Teddie then looked at TV again and decided to touch it to see what happens. Upon coming into physical contact with the TV's flat screen, the screen began to ripple like water, as his hand, or rather his paw, went through it like a ghost going through a physical object. Teddie made a sigh in relief, what just happened was how one enters the TV to enter his world, and it doesn't feel like anything he wasn't already familiar with. However when he got his hand out of the screen, he noticed that it still rippled. But instead of rippling outward, it was now rippling inwards towards the epicenter where Teddie stuck his hand. He then felt as if he was being pulled into the screen, much to his shock and terror. He tried to run, but it was sucking him in with incredible power, pulling in his bottom half first while his top half hangs on screaming. "Oh, now what? It better not be a spider again you little-WHOA!" Yosuke said upon hearing the screaming. He was ready to be annoyed by Ted, but that immediately faded into shock as he saw what was happening. Immediately, Yosuke tried to pull Teddie out of the TV but it was no use. "How did you even- ...Dammit, I...Can't....Hold on...." Yosuke said. His grip started to loosen from exhaustion. Whatever was pulling Ted did not want him to go. Eventually the grip slipped and Teddie was pulled inside, screaming Yosuke's name as he did. -------------------------- Havensville He wasn't sure what was going on, but the bear could feel himself falling down. He tries to remember why he's dropping from the sky like this, but he can't for the life of him remember. All he knows is that his throat hurts for some reason, and he's extremely tired. Suddenly, he could hear a voice, that of a girl, young and gentle. "No, Don't close your eyes yet. Even if you forget yourself, hang on to what makes you who you all are." The voice said. Upon hearing it, Teddie opened his eyes again, and noticed that he was glowing a pure white. It was then that he was now completely awake, ...and completely aware of the fact that he was falling from the sky, to which he was completely panicing and trying to get himself up in the air in desperation, going as far as trying to swim upwards as he falls. He continued screaming as he and others covered in aura of white light falls towards the planet. However, before they hit the ground, the velocity seems to turn down as he and the others are enveloped in white bubbles. From falling to floating, Teddie looked at this situation, wondering what's going on. As he lands softly on the ground, he notices where he landed, a city absolutely abandoned and in ruins. "Wh-Where am I?" He asked looking around. For now, there was nothing but silence as he takes a few steps forward, in the hopes of finding someone or something that could answer that question for him. (All Stars land the same way as this.) Musubi There is a city, located right in the middle between the Capital, and unknowingly the abandoned city where the Resistance resides. A city that is surrounded in a state of perpetual blood-red fog. In the center of this city rests a tower, stretching high enough to break through the fog below and be seen from almost all of the cities in Chralmede. No one knows what the purpose of this city and its tower was for, Even those few survivors of the cataclysm that obliterated the planet were restricted from accessing it, and as a result, knows nothing about what is within it. With the Cataclysm wiping off most of the planet's people, of course, access is now open to anyone, provided they make it through the fog, which is not as easy as it may seem from the outside looking in. Those who enter the tower, however, may find that it's infested with monstrous shadows, the physical manifestations of raw suppressed emotions, now unleashed to run wild within this fog. On top of this tower seems to be one who managed to make it through them however, a boy roughly 17 years of age with an X-shaped scar across his face, his short hair as red as the fog below, and wearing a green shirt and pants with both a high-school uniform coat and the sheathes to his swords tied to his waist. Sitting by the edge of the tower, he watched as the Stars came flying in from the sky. Not knowing who these new clowns were, he couldn't help but give a smirk. Things were finally starting to get interesting. Sonneset- Covenant Palace It was hard to say who had the most responsibility in rebuilding this city and this palace. Each and every member played a part in its reconstruction from a royal capital devastated by the Cataclysm, to an impregnable fortress and the Capital of the Empire that no resistance would dare to enter. Each one also shares a part in inhabiting the Within the city walls nest magic and technology, creatures, soldiers, and demons alike, and protected under the eyes of the Sorceress Aleister Grendel. Within its tower like palace in the center of Sonneset, within the War Room rebuilt as it was in the past, albeit as a darker and more ominous room, rest the Covenant, the five emperors and empresses of Chralmede, circled around the the round table, serving as a holographic map of the world on a flatten surface. Among them was a business man in an oddly patterned set of clothes watching as the white signals falls from the sky to land in Havensville. "While I have called this meeting to discuss the overall status of this Empire, it seems before we begin, that there are new...disturbances appearing. Blue lightning is reported from across the planet, and now we have these unknown objects falling to the planet from the sky. It could simply be debris from space...but it also could be a new group of those cast into this world by accident. Either way, the Spymaster will be observing this force once they land, and report what he finds to us." The businessman known as Hikawa said, knowing that their special 'messenger' would hear this indirect order. "With that in mind, shall we begin?" He asked them. The TARDIS How long has it been since that fateful day, the destined day of his 'Death'? It probably seemed like a long time for any normal person, and a normal time-traveler would argue it being for a short-time. For the Doctor however, It was quite a few stops ago. There's never a break when it comes to the Doctor, even when he's keeping a low-profile, even when he's travelling alone. There is always something to see in this grand universe, always something to be a part of throughout time and space, always someone or something to save in one planet or another. For the Doctor, there is no rest, ...and he's perfectly fine with that. Stepping back inside his TARDIS, with a baseball cap on his head, the Doctor took a deep breath and sighed. "Well that was fun, might do it again..." He said to himself as he walks up the stairs, taking his hat off and throwing it towards a coat hanger laying around the side of the place. He looked at the circular console on the center of his TARDIS, and noticed one thing in particular... "Hmm...The Regulator's malfunctioning even worse than usual. I thought I fixed it after that stray arrow hit it..." He said to himself. He then went around the Console and began pressing buttons to activate the machine. While doing so, he decided to call his old companions, the Ponds, and see how they're doing. Of course it goes to voice mail, but that's alright, a voice mail's good enough so long as they get it. "Hello Ponds! Checking in! ...How are you? ...Not much to report; surf the firefalls of Florinal 9... not deliberately, just the easiest way out. Met Mata Hari in a Paris hotel room, ...What an interesting woman. Laid down some backing vocals; I should be with you any day now, literally any day now. Helmic Regulator's playing up, I can't get the temporal steering right." The Doctor said as he then feels an immediate quake and hears something ramming into the TARDIS, ...or is it the other way around? He then looks at the screen with some shock and a little embarrassment, not realizing that the phone was still on, and noticed that the TARDIS apparently crashed into a stone wall in Athena's temple, while the people inside, mostly ancient greeks based on the clothes, watched in terror at the blue box that did this. "Oh dear... I appear to have collided in Ancient Greece." He then said. Immediately afterwards, he could hear a loud crashing noise again as the TARDIS jolted hard enough to make the Doctor be thrown to the guard railing. He could then feel as if he was falling, unknowingly screaming as he did for the rest of the Message before it hung up on itself. He then noticed that the TARDIS Console was starting to spark and tried walking towards it, doing various things to try and stabilize it. "What in the...Someone or something is pulling us somewhere else, out of time and space as we know it...That's not possi-" The doctor said before he was interrupted by another quake and within an instant, the TARDIS stopped moving. After the resulting crash led him to hit his head, The Doctor noticed that the TARDIS stopped, and looked at the monitor again. Almost immediately after noticing where he landed, he tried to get the TARDIS to move again and move out of where they were, but for some reason, nothing was working. "Ah, bugger all, what's wrong now?" He asked, his head still aching as he holds it. He looked at the statistics for the location, noticing that they were all off. It wasn't earth, and it wasn't any planet he's traveled to before, and the time of it doesn't make sense either. He then looks to the door and slowly walks towards it, his head still hurting. ------------------------- Chralmede- Sunset Mountainside The Doctor opened up the door to outside, still holding head as he walked out to get a clear view, only to see something fitting of nightmares. "...Oh dear..." was all he could say as he looked. He was on a mountainside, or at least a cliff, overlooking the Capital of Sonneset and all the cities near it. What wasn't a nightmarish city of fire and technology were wastelands and ruins. This was gonna be a long day.