Hamzah, Arkith Tierra's Orbit Out in the void of space, a planet similar to earth yet far bigger orbited around a red giant. All around it space stations and platforms stood guard. Smaller ships buzzed about as they delivered supplies or sent recon reports. A grey ship bearing a diamond mark, however, was out investigating a recent report suggesting a portal of some kind. Inside the ship, Hamzah looked over the data as his A.I. processed it. Behind him was the dragon in human form Arkith who was sleeping soundly. Occasionally thrashing about as she tried to find a conformable spot and also smoke would raise from her nostrils causing Hamzah's asthma to act up. Thankfully, his cells managed to weaken the effects over time, though he cursed bringing Arkith along who had been forced to go by the Sentinels. The reason being was that Arkith was a general. "In all my years I've thought we would be drive from our home planet and onto a planet of our Ancestors' enemy." Hamzah thought back to that horrible day where the Shadow Race attacked. He cringed at the horrors that befell those unlucky enough, but pushed the thoughts aside."Yet here I am. Military leader of the remains of earth and a race of cyborgs. Yep, I can do this. Though, I do wonder why Shadow, as he calls himself, said he has both fought aloneside and against my kind before. From what I learned was that Shadow and his race attacked the Tierras." Hamzah's thoughts were interrupted from a blaring alarm. Arkith jumped forward smashing her head against a dashboard. The dragon growled while Hamzah looked around even checking the radar. There was nothing and he was about to ask Fredrick what was happening when a swirl of purple appeared in front of them pulling them. Hamzah jerked back the stick trying to force the ship out. It was in vain, however, as the portal consumed them and vision went purple. "By my wings of night!" Arkith screeched. The purple faded as grey took. Thunder and rain pelting the ship was heard. The ship also rocked as lighting struck draining of power. It then began to plummet. As the ship descended wildly, Arkith was clawing at the glass in panic. Hamzah remained rational, thanks to his long life. However, he wouldn't be prepared to see the ruined city that loomed before them as clouds broke. Before Hamzah could react, the ship lodged itself into a building. "That was fun, wasn't Arkith?" Hamzah chuckled as alarms blared. "FUN?! I cannot trust these technology. Already I have nearly died seven times by errors!" Arkith screamed. "Warmaster, Zealot. The ship has sustained damage to multiple areas. I'll save the details for later if you wish Warmaster, but I suggest we get going before our ship falls off." Fredrick reported. "Yeah, we should." Arkith eyed Hamzah. The Immortal shrugged and placed his hand over Fredrick's head. His avatar flickered before a steam of data was absorbed by Hamzah's suit. After that, the duo escaped the ship as it fell into the deserted streets below. A loud crash and a explosion soon followed. Hamzah lifted and opened his palm." Fredrick, where are we?" Fredrick's avatar flickered." Unknown. However, I'm detecting unusual atomic activity from the storm. It weakens people like you Hamzah." Fredrick was right. When Hamzah escaped, he was drenched by rain and even though it was his armor he felt weak. Almost as if it was sapping him of energy. However, Hamzah didn't show any weakness simply exploring the room they were in which appeared to be an office. All around were rotten furniture and rusted electronics. "Hmm, I suggest we get going. Fredrick, can you do a scan?" "No I cannot." The A.I. sighed. "Then we need to find a way out of this city and find something. If anything we should also try to get information on where we are." "Agreed." Arkith walked tossing anything in her way. "Just like old times." Hamzah thought wearily. As the duo explored the building, a spider-like creature observed the interaction. Its metal legs carried it across the building it was hanging on to while its organic eyes processed the odd pair. The beast imitated a growl once the newcomers left. The creature readied for a jump deciding if it should go after them. The decision was made and the creature crossed the gap between buildings with grace breaking into glass. The creature rolled and was about to chase after them when warnings began popping up all over the defense grid. Something was wrong and the Collective had to set it right.