The city had stood floating among the clouds for centuries. Untouched and unseen by the dwellers below, the city was a veritable eutopia. It's citizens watched the ground dwellers scurrying about on the dry, desolate land. Saw their civilisations come and go. Build from straw hut villages to thriving cities, only to see them die and self destruct amid social insecurities and political chaos. For centuries the city among the clouds hid. Observing. Studying. Laughing.
And then the renegades came. With their flying machines and advanced weaponry, the floating city with its people who had looked down for so many years, were finally forced to look up toward the heavens and face their annihilation with complete understanding. Those whom they had looked down upon and ridiculed for their archaic ways and limited intellect were not the tiny insects and vermin they had believed.