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Rune Keepers: four heroes who protect the parallel worlds. They bear on their arms four marks, or Runes, four symbols for four heroes.
The bearer of the Triangle Rune was believed to be the last of his kind. Having to fend for himself and grow up on his own, he shaped to become a reckless being with dreams of adventuring. As he grew, he learned humility and selflessness, though he does not mind a challenge every now and then.
The bearer of the Circle Rune is initially an inn
Chapter 5: brothers, where art thou?Imperial palace, Reepor.Chapter 5: brothers, where art thou?11 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Emperor Markus paced over the floor, six legs clicking over the polished marble as he listened to Khan's report.
"-The political situation is very tense, Sire. Many races refuse to believe you have any intentions of peace, despite your stated desires, and the Kerchu flatly refuse to have anything to do with us. They have quite the grudge it appears."
"Well, we did enslave their race during the days of the Great War, so I think they're justified in this case. They can wait. Over time, they'll get used to us. What matters is the non-aggression pact between us and the Lombaxes. If we can sign it, it will go a long way
First meetingsTick. Tock. Tick. Tock...First meetings1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alister bit his lip, nervously pacing in his friends living room. He had been waiting for an hour. It felt like forever.
Pace, pace, pace, turn, pace, pace, pace...
Periodically, a scream or moan would drift from downstairs, and he would wince. He hated this feeling of uselessness, of utter helplessness. His memory turned, unbidden, to earlier that evening, when Kaden had rushed up to him, face grey with panic under his fur, and begged Alister to run for the midwife. Leaden horror had filled Alister. Mala hadn't been due for a month...
Now he waited, pacing endlessly as he listened to the cries of his friends bon
Birth of a kingKreeli Comet. Star date: 3702, Standard Polaris time.Birth of a king1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bitter winds howled through the mine shaft. Ice and sleet built up on the mining equipment, froze fingers, and nipped at ears. For the Lombaxes who made a living hacking Trillium from the freezing rocks, it was a harsh, desperate existance. Damon Exos rubbed the spot where his ear had been ruefully as he hefted his pickaxe. Frostbite had taken it long ago, and even now, it still pained him. Especially in weather like this. Sighing, he turned back to the face of rock in front of him. He tapped it, and turned to his co-worker, Lyezza, a muscular female with a robotic arm, the original havin
Chapter 26: Honour betrayedJasmine let out a scream of anguish as she saw Ratchet crumpled on the ground. Still numb with shock, she turned to the portal, gripping her wrench tightly as the shooter stepped out, shreds of the strange energy clinging to him.Chapter 26: Honour betrayed1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey there, hot stuff. Sorry 'bout Goldy there. Itchy trigger finger, you know!"
The word she spat was unfamiliar to the listeners, with the exception of the Zenithi, a number of whom had spent some time of Fastoon before Tachyon's attack. One quickly covered Shona's ears with her wings.
"Easy there, sweet heart." said Fenris. "Words hurt, you know..."
Chapter 25: loose ends and new startsSelene opened her eyes. She blinked a few times, then waved a hand in front of her face. It was dark, so dark she could barely tell if her eyes were open or closed. Darkness held her, pulled her forward. She wasn't scared. It was comforting, being held in a warm dark cradle, away from the noise and discord of the world. She felt safe here...Chapter 25: loose ends and new starts2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Then there was something solid beneath her feet. There was still darkness around her, but now it had an expectant air, like something was about to happen.
Selene breathed out and smiled .She knew what this was, and she welcomed it.She was tired. She wanted to rest...
The she wasn't alone. With the sud
23: Shards of a broken soul23: Shards of a broken soul2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sargasso. 1700 hours.
Kaos was evil, but she was no fool. Even when she was scheming to take her former stronghold from the mafia don who had owned it, she had been working on a backup plan, just in case. There were caves under Sargasso, a natural complex of corridors and stone rooms. Now, the army of Kaos worked to make them habitable, setting up computers, installing lights and cleaning out any protesting wild life. Despite their best efforts, however, the caves were damp, and musty, and dark. But they would serve.
Kaos strode down a corridor towards the cave she had selected for herself. Justin scurried behind her, trying to keep up.
Chapter 15: The catacombsElysium 1900 hours. Days to reality collapse: 4Chapter 15: The catacombs2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been a grim ride back. Jasmine seemed almost to curl into herself, slumping in the back seat, just staring at the shattered crystal in her hands. Any attempts at making conversation received silence in return. Now she sat hunched over at a table in the temple, head in hands. In front of her, the Jump-gate and the crystals found so far glittered in the light.
"This is quite serious" Drake was saying. "The only other crystals of the same quality on Mukow are deep underground. It would take days to find one, days we simply do not have"
"Well, what else can we do?" replied Ratchet. "We don
Chapter 14 pt 2: trappedA few hours passed. In the shade of a large boulder, the three heroes quietly passed the time. Ratchet was entertaining Jasmine with some rather exaggerated stories from his past, while Clank kept careful watch, occasionally butting in to correct Ratchet when he "accidentally" got his facts wrong. Clank was starting to feel nervous. There were Blargs on this planet. He had seen them, it was likely they had released the banshee. So where were they? His optic sensors picked up a flash of green, and before he had time to call out, Drake was by his side.Chapter 14 pt 2: trapped2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I've located a good sized crystal 3 kilometres due south"
Jasmine sprang to her feet, grin
Chapter 12 Terror on terachnos"Hmmm"Chapter 12 Terror on terachnos2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Drake studied Ratchets star map carefully.
"I can't find it"
"Ah" The Zenithi chuckled ruefully. "I apologize. I am more used to teleportation as a method of transport. These maps are strange to me"
"That's OK, I can find Terachnos with my eyes closed. You leave this to me" Ratchet carefully adjusted Aphelions course.
"Its about a half hour flight"
Drake settled back down in his seat. He had to admit, this was a heck of a way to travel. Having spent his whole life teleporting from planet to planet, he had never flown among the stars, and was making the most of this unique experience.
"I say, th
Chapter 13 : SabotagePraetorian Guard Research and Development department. 0200 hours. Estimated time time to reality collapse: 5 days.Chapter 13 : Sabotage2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Howling winds battered the building, rattling the windows in their panes and freezing the water in the pipes. It tore wit a savage violence, almost lifting the building off its foundations.
General Cross sighed. Just another average day, really...
The longing to feel the warm breeze of Fastoon again was all that kept him going these days. He barely ate, barely slept. He knew the others worried about him, but he didn't care, focused only on the Project, terrified that one little detail they missed could destroy the entire thing
Chapter 4: when worlds collideWelcome back to Behind the Hero. Tonight, what happened to Ratchet and Clank? After the incident with the creature collector, the famous intergalactic duo simply vanished from the face of the universe. Are they kidnapped, dead or-Chapter 4: when worlds collide2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Turn that crap off, will ya, Clank?"
The diminutive robot scowled at his friend.
"Ratchet, I am watching this"
"At least turn the volume down. I have better things to do then listen to every Tom, Dick and Harry's theory as to where I've gone"
Clank obediently turned the volume down. He was starting to worry about his friend. After the whole "Creature collector" mess, he had been quite relieved when Ratchet had
Chapter 2: the volunteerPraetorian Guard outpost.Chapter 2: the volunteer2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The main hall of the outpost was packed. Guards relaxed against desks,chatting quietly. The main topic of conversation? The Priority Alpha. Rumours abounded as to what it was about. A scouting mission? Spying? No one was even half right...
The doors flew open.
The Praetorian Guard stood sharply to attention as the general swept into the room,followed closely by Ginger.
He came to a halt in front of them.
They exchanged glances. This wasn't protocol for briefings...
"I suppose you're all wondering why you're here today.Well, the reason is simple. I need a volunteer. We need s
The Homecoming prologueWind howled around the rocks, bitter and cold. It carried with it the promise of snow.The Homecoming prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
General Cross sighed, and turned to the tall Lombax standing next to him behind a ruined wall..
"Looks like more snow on the way."
The other Lombax growled to herself. Captain Elizabeth Sharr was renowned in the Praetorian Guard for her short temper and prodigious strength.Not for nothing was her nickname "Iron Liz." The promise of more snow did not impress her.
She flexed her arm, rock hard muscles moving under her dun-coloured fur.
"Last thing we need, General. We've lost 10 lombaxes to frostbite this week."
The old gray lombax rose from the
Chapter 4: Secrets from sargassoSargasso.Chapter 4: Secrets from sargasso1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was hard to believe, looking at the area now, that it had once been the stronghold of a powerful evil, that vile acts of cruelty had been planned here. The stones and rubble of the Kaos stronghold were covered in a soft green curtain of moss, the odd Sargassoian flower blooming here or there. This was a dry part of Sargasso, the ground relatively firm underfoot, and a gentle breeze blew away the ever present smell of Sargasso, which tended to put people in mind of cabbages. It was almost pleasant, with the warm air and bright sunlight.
But to Shona, this was a very dark place indeed...
It had been Zoe's idea to scout around th
Ratchet and Clank: a new Generation. Prologue.Orbit around Fastoon.Ratchet and Clank: a new Generation. Prologue.1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This the planet, ma'am?" the Blarg asked.
The robed figure nodded.
"You have your co-ordinates?"
"Yep. All my boys got 'em."
"Cloaking devices? It's vital we aren't seen."
"Up and running. Girl ain't gonna know what hit her."
"Make sure you strike fast. I designed her to be a fighter. Get her down while she's confused."
"Yes' ma'am. Want the rest of the family?"
"Oh yes...I have quite a bone to pick with them..."
The Blarg left quickly, radioing his team mates. The cowled form turned back to the window. Hate boiled in her mind. A bone to pick? Oh, yes indeed! Ratchet would soon regret the day he was whelped...
Chapter 24: Final confrontationElysium. Temple crypts.Chapter 24: Final confrontation2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Yellow torchlight filled the huge cave, reflecting off mirrors of polished bronze and giving it an almost ripply quality, like golden water. The crypt was filled with stone slabs, each covered in flowers. And each bearing the body of a fallen Guardian or hero. There weren't just Zenithi. Here or there, a Feloisa or Yakunzu bird slept the eternal sleep, safe from the cold hand of decay in the timeless cave.
And, at the latest slab to be filled, Ratchet and Clank paid their final respects to a fallen friend.
Looking at Drake, Ratchet found it difficult to believe that the part of him that had made him...well...Drake..
Chapter 22: ReunionChapter 22: Reunion2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elysium. 1300 hours.
"I say, have you seen Ratchet?"
Steve looked up from supervising the repairing of a broken Yakunzu nest.
"Can't say I have. Why? Can't you find him?"
"I can't see him or Clank anywhere."
"Hmm..Have you asked over at the temple? Someone there might know."
Drake nodded and teleported over to the temple, where a number of 'waifs and strays' were hard at work repairing the damage. He looked around until he spotted Max and Ace, who were lifting a statue back into place supervised by Angela, her arm in a sling.
"Have you seen Ratchet?"
Ace brushed sweat from his forehead.
"Think I last saw him in the canyons. Why?"
Chp 14 pt 1:Cry of the bansheeDay broke over the forests of Elysium. Sunlight flowed over the forests, gilding every leaf with warm gold. It shone through the temple windows, the only hint of the passing of time, and illuminating the central hall.Chp 14 pt 1:Cry of the banshee2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Where a fierce argument was raging.
"I will not leave them here!"
Jasmine was not in a good mood. Her bruises were still aching, the skin on her face felt uncomfortably tight where the nano-tech had knitted it back together, and now Drake was suggesting this!
"Listen, Jasmine, it makes perfect sense. Why bring the crystals into danger. If they are with us, there is no risk of them being damaged. They will be safe here, I pr