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From Alliance News Desk on the Citadel
February 8, 2196
New Frigates for the Alliance
By Amita Quita
PRESIDIUM, CITADEL- Tyr Shipyard LTD announced the completion of the first of a new class of Alliance frigate, the SSV Kursk. Based on the layout of the SSV Normandy SR-2, the Kursk represents the cutting edge of ship technology in Citadel space. She is the first of fifteen new frigates ordered to fulfill a requirement for a long range scouting vessel to patrol the outer human colonies and provide support to Alliance Special Forces. Although the specifics of the frigates systems are still classified, sources claim it will share many of the same capabilities as the SR-2.
Our resident military expert Admiral (ret.) Boris Mikhailovich explains that, "While expensive, the SR series has proven itself in countless engagements."
At least one in every five ships will also have advanced command and control systems installed.
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ANN Central Studios, Vancouver, North American Union
Richard Garrett- This is Sunday, January 3rd 2196 and welcome to the first program of the year. With us in the studio we have Lydia Mugabe from the University of Cambridge, UK, professor of military history and regular contributor to Forward, the Alliance premier military publication. From Helsinki we have with us Jakob Johansen, author of Colonial Commerce, and from ANN's news desk on the Citadel, Amita Qasid. Welcome all to the program. Let's start with you Lydia. What do you make of the increasing militarization of the human colonies in the Skillian Verge?
Lydia Mugabe- This is not an unexpected trend. Even before the Reaper Invasion the colonies have suffered from multiple attacks by pirates, merc bands, slavers and Collectors. Simply put the Alliance expanded farther th
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December 27, 2195
2196: The Year of the Historical Vid
By Joan Calder
MILGROM, BEKENSTIEN - 2196 will be the "Year of the Historical Vid," claims vid critic Roger Eberron of Milgrom Morning News. A dozen vids based on historical events will be released next year as studios across the galaxy rush to cash in on the tenth anniversary of the Battle of Earth.
The year kicks off with the action/drama vid "based on true events", Archangel: Omega Nights staring Anton Vilius as the mysterious vigilante that shook up the Omega underworld and managed to unify the station's worst merc bands against him. Michael Betchel of Miraflor Studios, confident of the new franchise, personally signed the Turian action star to a multi-vid contract for an as of yet unspecified amount. At least two other movies Archangel: Illum Dawn and Archangel: Citadel Days were filmed concurrently with Omega Nights to be rele
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A golden circle appeared on the ground next to Saina and Louisa. "There they are." Louisa said.
The circle begun to spin the light circling up around the edges of it. When it stopped, Rikiel stood with the rest. He opened his eyes and smiled at them. "Hello, Saina-hime and Lou."
Louisa abruptly ran forward and sweeped Mirie into a big hug, crying out in some sort of language.
"Rikiel." Saina said, walking up to him. "Are you also Rain?"
He paused, then shrugged. "Yeah, I am. I just have this as a disguise. It's complicated."
"Oh." She peered around him at Mirie. "Is that "
"That's our hime." Rikiel said, giving a strange smile. "But She doesn't seem to remember me."
Saina glanced up at him. That's what was different about that smile. He was sad.
"Hey, you guys." Louisa said, turning around to talk to everyone. "We started to cook something." She turned to Rikiel. "You want to try it first?"
"Um " He muttered, then was dragged along to a small fire.
"We couldn't get the
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Rain emerged on the other side of the mirror, followed by Cory, Akri, and Hylnese. Once they were all through he let go of Cory's hand and quickly hopped away.
Wiping his hands on his clothes, he said, "Well, we're here. Hate to say it but we'll have to do that again to get to the other side." He grimaced.
"What the hell is that?" Hylnese asked, staring past Rain at something.
"What is wha- Oh! One of these things!" Rain exclaimed as he went over to it.
There was a wide tree, with the inside hollowed out, and that was where Rain was searching.
"These are what Shadows use to transport to the castle. Really handy, actually."
"How do you know so much about them?" Hylnese growled.
"I thought I already discussed this with you." Rain said, looking over his shoulder. "I'm part Shadow, remember?" He asked, touching the fang in his mouth.
"Tch. Half vampire if you ask me."
Rain blinked, surprised. After a moment, he shook his head and searched the inside. "There's a working panel here. We
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Louisa started to pace, then turned to Cory. "So he can see things we can't?" she asked.
Cory frowned, then sighed. "Yeah. It started a long time ago, supposedly. But due to how badly the Shadows want him, he's able to see them more often."
"Why does he wear the eye patch then? Doesn't he want to see them if they attack?"
"They only attack if they know he can see them. Otherwise, they just observe."
"Oh. So that suit of armor " Louisa looked over at the pile of metal.
"Yeah. There was a Shadow inside that."
Cory smirked. "Something so tame disgusts you?" He asked, teasing her.
"Oh shad it up!" She cried, then glared at him. "Besides, where'd Rain go?" She asked, turning her back on him.
"Who knows?" Cory muttered, sitting back down.
"I'm going to find him. He's still injured, isn't he?"
"Yeah, but he doesn't like to be reminded."
"Pshaw. Where ever he went, he needs to be accompanied."
Cory rolled his eyes as Louisa walked off. "Sure."
"You're coming too!" She shot at him, a
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"Saina-hime, he probably just walked so far that he couldn't turn back. He probably just set up camp so that he'd search later on." Akri tried to console the princess.
"But why didn't anyone go with him?" She cried, frustrated.
"Just as Cory said. Rain wouldn't like anyone else to go, so he just went on his own."
"Who cares if he wouldn't like it? It was dangerous to go out on their own like they just did."
"It's not the most dangerous thing those morons have done." Louisa interjected, sitting on the edge of their small camp. She looked over at them with a sigh. "Believe me. That Rain is a huge deal of trouble when it comes to this. He has a lot of idiotic confidence over things that are impossible."
"Confidence means he's not afraid of losing." Hylnese interjected, examining the arsenal of weapons they had.
"He's not afraid to die." Louisa corrected. "For one reason only, but its one that not even Cory knows." She gave another sigh. "Unless he found out tonight."
"What is it? What's
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"Rain?" Cory called quietly again, the day starting to turn dark. "I swear, if you don't want anyone to find you, they sure as hell won't." He stated, crossing his arms.
Cory growled under his breath, and started off again. Rain always did this. He'd get injured and try to hide it, but once the truth came out, he'd flee. "Coward." Cory muttered quietly.
"Am not." A voice came from surprisingly not too far away.
Cory followed it and found Rain propping himself up against a tree. He watched Cory warily, who took in his position. One arm was wrapped tightly around his midriff, where he evidently had been cut.
"Now, hey. Why'd you run off when we could help you?" Cory asked, squatting next to him.
Rain turned his head away with a grimace. "There are some things I would rather not talk about."
Cory debated this for a moment, then moved Rain's hand out of the way, which the redhead made no move to disagree. Blood had dried, and it now caked the large gash in his side. "You're gett
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Hylnese threw a log onto their small fire, and almost willed it to grow larger, to heat up his freezing body. Ever since he'd been knocked into that damn river, he couldn't get warm.
"Hyln-sama is cold?" Akri asked, pausing from his pacing.
"What's it to ya?" He growled in response.
Akri tossed a blanket on the other. "We can't get sick now."
Hylnese grunted, and stared at the fire for a few minutes. Then he spoke again. "What are we doing here?"
"Oh, you know." Akri said with a tense smile, and sat next to him. "Waiting for Rain-kun to get back Waiting for his report."
"Sure I trust the kid. But at some times, he seems like a legitimate Shadow."
Akri sighed. "He's the closest thing to someone we can trust at this point."
"Oi!" Someone called, and they turned to see Rain running back with his hand up in the air, waving at them. "I'm back." He bent over and panted in front of them. "Sorry it took so long."
"Just what were you doing?" Cory asked, taking the line right ou
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Akri stood when he saw Rain approaching. "Rain!"
The redhead stopped, with a grimace of guilt on his face.
"Rain Are you okay?"
Looking down as not to make eye contact, he scratched his wrist and said, "Yeah. I've been better though ." He sighed.
Akri frowned, taking in the other's expression. "I have a question."
Rain hesitantly raised his eyes, at last meeting Akri's astonished stare.
"Are you Rikiel?"
Rain sighed, and leaned back on his heels. After a uncertain pause, he took a breath. "Yes " He then grimaced and looked away, preparing himself for all of the accusations coming his way.
Instead, he earned complete silence from the shocked Akri and Hylnese. Cory viewed the exchange from a distance, carefully sharpening his blade.
After a few moments, Hylnese spoke up. "So you're Rikiel. Why did you keep this from us?"
Rain flinched away. "Because if you knew, I would have been kicked out of the royal guard immediately."
This earned him a few more seconds of shock
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Hylnese drew his sword and pointed it to the Shadows surrounding their camp, irritated. He thought that they'd gotten rid of them, and that they weren't going to attack again.
"Well too bad." Rain called over to him.
"They're going to attack no matter what."
Hylnese gave him a strange look, then focused on the Shadows again. Did the kid just read his mind?
"Onii-san. Go stand with Hylnese. Oh, and yes." Rain directed, then backed up to Cory. With his back pressed up against the other's, Rain gave him a look and a slight hand signal. Cory nodded.
"We know you're out there!" Rain called, closing his eyes. "Don't be afraid to show yourselves to me. I'm the one you want, so come and get me!"
They attacked with a cry, springing from all sides. Armed with swords and various weapons, they seemed dangerous
Until they bounced back in midair.
"Nice work, Onii-san!" Rain called with a grin, looking up at Akri.
Akri smiled back, and raised his two fingers up, along with Rain. "
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"She'll be getting here in about an hour." Rikiel reassured Akri. "There's no need to fret."
"What if she doesn't get her at all though? What if something happens and Hime will be all alone?" Akri asked, wringing his hands.
"What ifs, Onii-san." He sighed. He mounted his horse as Akri did the same. "We'll catch up to Hylnese and flank him. And stop worrying."
He urged his horse on and followed the trail to where the troops were.
Akri looked back at the small cabin, worried. Then with a sigh, he followed the other.
Saina placed her belongings in the designated room, and started to look around. All together, the place was actually very small. Two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a sitting room were all that the house contained. She looked outside. There was a small outhouse in the back.
Bugs. She shuddered. She hated bugs Especially spiders. Nothing could creep her out worse than a spider. Well, maybe the Shadows.
Rikiel and Akri emerged from the woods into a pasture, a clear ar
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"Rikiel-San's gone " Akri muttered, sitting down and sighing. "It's my fault."
"Who says?" Hylnese asked, leaning against a tree. It was now night, and they had been searching for him for a while now.
"I say. And I don't know what they wanted "
"It might just be a fluke." Hylnese growled. "It might not have been anything, just using that to scare you guys."
Akri sighed. "Yeah, but I don't know about that."
Hylnese stood there for a few moments, then pulled away from the tree. "We should get a fire going, lest any Shadows come again."
"So what do we do?" Akri asked, sitting across from Hylnese by their fire.
"Camp What do we do tomorrow?"
"We camp out here and head to either Hime's cabin or the castle."
Saina paced, rubbing her arms. The forest got cold at night, and that "safe person" Rikiel had mentioned hadn't arrived.
Picking up a piece of wood, she threw it on top of her fire. It crackled and sizzled as it went up in flames. "Where is she?" Sh
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"Hold on." Rain called as he jumped off his horse.
"What is it now?" Akri asked, irritated. Hylnese had been sitting behind him, looming over him and telling him he was doing things wrong, and insisting that HE guide the horse. And now to pile on top off all that a possible Shadow that might have something to do with the Princess's danger is not going to make life any easier for him.
"Ah, Onii-san." He called, walking out a ways from the path they were on. "You seem short tempered today."
"Why are you calling me that?!" Akri asked, extremely confused now on top of everything else.
"Hm? Oh." Rain spun around. "You just remind me of a person I know that I'm close with." He laughed. "Sorry, habit. Now what's this ?"
Akri stopped the horse and slid off and followed Rain into the woods where he was examining a rock. "What is it? It's a rock for crying out loud."
"I can see that." Rain turned the stone over. "Ah ha." He picked up a small purple shard, holding it between two gloved finge
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The Ice World
Ice and snow swirled around the leaping and jumping form. Narvina, a female human, jumped and slashed downward at her imaginary opponent. Her imaginary opponent was actually a rock formation, which was quickly decapitated by the young Jedi Knight's swinging lightsaber. Narvina landed lightly upon her booted feet. Sweat leaked from her pores, and slowly dripped off of her nose.
Panting, the Knight dropped her stance, and disengaged her lightsaber. The blue blade retreated into the hilt of the saber with a slight hiss. Narvina stood in the snowstorm, inspecting her handiwork. Stone fragments littered the snow covered ground, quickly being covered in the fluffy white stuff. All of the formations within a twenty foot radius of the Jedi were maimed in some way. Deep cuts and even whole pieces of stone were hewed from the formations, leaving the stones scarred.
Satisfied, the young Knight realized she was getting cold. She pulled her fur parka closely about herself an
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Legacy of Kain: Malfunction
His cloven hands finished turning the dial to the gateway portal, Kain stepped forward as the portal cracked and erupted in a shimmering light before him. He brushed a hand through his long white hair as he stepped up onto the platform. He glanced around one last time at his surroundings and drew the Soul Reaver from its sheath. He looked at it for a fraction of a second and then braced himself for another trip through the device.
He strode forward and entered into the shimmering gateway, its purple and blue hue reverberated through his body and for a moment he held his breath. Within a blink all changed his body warped and twisted and in an instance his body surged forward. The gateway cracked and distorted and he was catapulted forward. The portal turned with a flash of blue light, stars glistened within the ether and a whirl of silvery-blue rocketed him onwards. Out of control his mass was injected into its overwhelming slip stream.
He closed his eyes tig
PrologueAuthor's Note: This is a non-Sonic related story.And the events that happen in this story can or could've happened but I am not using any real-life people,just made up.Well...enjoy!Prologue2 years ago in Drama More Like This
A stone colored pup runs as fast as his young muscles can take him as his determintation to escape from his enemies burns inside his chest.He blazes past tree after tree,hitting some low branches that are in his way -not caring that the branches are scatching his face. Behind him shouting can be but the words he cannot understand these harsh words. A bullet suddenly flies by his ear,he jumps in surprise but once he realizes he don't have much time left for the two legs and furless creatures behind him,so he pursues on.
After climbing - well more like sliding down the hill there's a small pond before him.He races toward the water and once his body hits the water coldness pierces through him.He winces slightly but does not stop.He reaches the bank of the pond then climbs up another hill,panting sli
The Space Colony A.R.K 2:3Author's Note: WOW! It's been awhile since I updated one of my stories the NEXT day,eh? I'm so proud of myself. Well,as you know each chapter in this series has three parts(unless it's reallllyyyy short) so this is the FINAL part of Chapter 2.ENJOY!: )The Space Colony A.R.K 2:32 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 2 part 3
An hour later while Shadow was still in training;Maria opened her eyes.She groaned weakly then turned her head to her grandfather.After gazing around the room something in her mind clicks.
Someone is missing...
My best friend.
"Grandpa...?"She hoarsely calls his name.Once he faces her she meets his eyes."Where's Shadow?" 'Did he leave?...But why?'
"He had to go to training,Maria.I'm sure he'll come to check on you once he's finished."He says softly to the young girl then stands from his chair and walks over to her side.He presses a gloved hand lightly against her forehead;instantly he notices her fever has cooled down some."How you feeling,sweety?"He asks.
"Better."She smiles weakly.But what her gra
The Space Colony ARK Ch 1 Pt 5THE SPACE COLONY ARKThe Space Colony ARK Ch 1 Pt 53 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1 Final Part:G.U.N's Warning
Every scientist are busy working on each of their experiments;except for one scientist:Gerald Robotnik.One of his co-workers,he spoken to earlier that day mentioned that G.U.N wanted to speak with Gerald,right now he is speaking to the Commander of G.U.N.(He'll just be called Commander,I don't know what name to give him)They can see each other with the statelite Gerald created for video communicating from the space colony to Mobius...to discuss very important issues only
"My collage mentioned you wanted to speak to me"he looks up at the Commander,sitting in his chair with his leg crossed over the other.
The Commander narrowed his gray-ish eyes at him,strong suspicion in his eyes."Yes,Gerald.It's about your Project:'Project:Shadow'."
Gerald raises his bushy eyebrow at the G.U.N Commander,"What is it you want to know about h-the project..?"
The Commander doesn't answer his question,he just goes on sayin
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Chapter 1 Part 4
About an hour has past since the training begin.All the Scientists are very pleased with how Shadow training is going,he is successfully destroying robots,using different abilities for each one without even missing a single target.
Shadow stands in the center of the training arena,waiting for whatever their gonna send in next.
Gerald watches him carefully,and notices his creation is looking slightly tired.He looks at one of his co-workers,and says:"I think he's done for the day"The other scientists looks at the great scientist,puzzled.Gerald turns his attention to his creation again,"Shadow,that's enough for today,you can leave the arena"his voice surrounds the training arena.
Shadow looks up at him,without any questions he does what is told,he heads to the exit of the training area.Then he clutches his head,feeling dizzy,moments later he falls to the floor.
All the scientists eyes goes wide with shock.
Gerald and a few other scientist runs
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The Space Colony ARK
Chapter 1 Part 3:First Day On The ARK
Shadow walked warily over to the young girl's bed.She smiled warmly at him.
Then she spoke,"Good to be out huh?"she pats the top of her bed,gesturing for him to have a seat.He does so,"You like it here?"
He looks at her,with a thoughtful look on his face."Yes."He answers after awhile.Her smiles widens.
"I love it here too...but someday I would like to go to Mobius.My grandfather said once I'm well enough I can go"she replies.Her beautiful blue eyes shining with eagerness.
Shadow blinks,puzzled at hearing the name:"Mobius"
He asks,"What is"Mobius?"
She giggles slightly,"You don't know? It's a planet where Mobians,Humans like me,live.My grandfather gave me a ton of books of the places that are on Mobius.They all are so beautiful"She reaches down and opens a cabinet that's connected to her nightstand and pulls out a huge book about Mobius."This one is my favorite one"she flips through the pages then sto
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Chapter 1 Part 2:The Awakening of "Project:Shadow"
More than 24 hours now has past since Maria's has confronted her grandfather's new creation,Shadow the hedgehog;or what the scientists call him "Project: Shadow" And today...she is hoping to see him out.
Gerald Robotnik is now doing another check up on Shadow and updating him with some shots that are very much needed.Shadow sits still as he does so.But after so many needles into his flesh...he's becoming alittle sore.He grits his teeth together slightly from the pain as the injection goes into his flesh.
His creator pulls it out of his flesh slowly,"That should be the last one,Shadow."He lets his arm go and looks at his creation.He just looks at the arm the needle was injected in.
He looks up to his creator.Ruby red eyes meets grayish blue eyes.The gaze between them changes,Shadow looks toward the door.Then speaks for the first time,"Where is she...?"
His creator blinks,puzzle
The Space Colony ARKAuthor's Note: For some strange reason...I wanted to do a story about the creation of The Space Colony ARK,and Shadow <3.Some of this may or may not be true of what happened during both creations;but that's when imagination comes in right?:3The Space Colony ARK3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A middle-age scientist sits in a chair doodling things down onto a sheet of paper.His name is Gerald Robotnik
For years he has been working on this project,entitled:"Project Shadow";the motive for this project is to help his young granddaughter,Maria,she has this illness called:NID(Neuro-Immuno-Deficiency-Syndrome)He's hoping after the creation of "Project Shadow" is completed he may have a cure for this illness.And not only that...he's hoping not to help his granddaughter but all of humanity.
But he's having trouble completing this project.From time to time he thinks he should just drop this project.But then he remembers what the reason he's doing this for.Maria...his precious granddaughte
Darkness Awakened 2-3Author's Note: FINALLY here's the final part to Chapter 2! I'm sorry for the long wait(Again) guys...I had a slight writer's block.>< Well I hope you guys enjoy the last part of Chapter 2Darkness Awakened 2-33 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter 2 Part 3
Weeks has past since that incident at the Downtown Hospital.Mage has finally left the hospital,(Shadow brought her in the hospital to check if she had any serious wounds...but thankfully she had a slight concussion and a few bruises)plans for Tails' burial are in progress... But where has Sonic The Hedgehog gone?
Mage was going to find out today.
Once Mage left the hospital she headed for Sonic's favorite places to go...the ones she knows about that is.There's this one place, deep in the woods near Knothole,flowers is surrounding the area,bright green grass,tall healthy trees surrounding the area,a lake that's clean, untouched by Humans or Mobians
Mage looks around for the blue hedgehog.Nothing.She calls his name.Nothing again.Just the sound of crickets,frogs and bird