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Part of the APKALLU Mythos: Year THREE, in events which are subsequentially refered to as Rapture, dating to MMXI.
The world is mobilized as Europe's (so-called) Democratic Unions cede the pressure to controversial policies (ranging from Malthusian economic devices to monopolizing the violence towards ethnic, racial or religious minorities as process of a jingoism) makes it into the government under collaboration with authorities of religious and military natures. The justification is biased through a mass media campaign against a referred "secret movement", of "terrorist nature". If such disputed faction does exist or not, it is obvious the blur serves as a facade for the ongoing spontaneous movements to either take it or leave it, so this "fictional faction" often works as a smokescreen scenario and the individuals which once gathered in an event or riot of such quality will more than likely pursue the overarching end of such plot - bringing State down with it.

Two "factions" protagonize the ongoing conflict:


  • The informal "Necoc Yaotl", which literally means "Enemy of both Sides", sides which in a transliteration could refer both to "Left and Right" ghosts of political spectre or else false dicotomies and the tendency of "Public or Private" management. It stands against the status quo and supposes search of self-sufficiency, but rather as the epitome or the climax of a revolutionary chapter - the unlocking of the current strains, which are more apparent than ever. No real "movement" exist, but media works like this. The name was borrowed from a strictly planned action by an affinity group a year before the current events. Anarchist movements and organizations already existed, but a militarized (through theft and appropriation) one, organized right about from a subsequent release of kidnapped communities through a traffic event planned by corporations and governments in a move unknown to the public, took this guise whilst on a retaliation attack in urban centres of the West (more specifically, a highly tourism-oriented economy city in USA's favorite satellite state in South America). When the "gang war" or "terrorist" narrative doesn't fit, neither it belongs to ethnical, racial or other kind of dispute, when they employ high technological suits with powers and even giant machines of heavy artillery and tactical features, the overall public retaliation went by the easy way. Such "phenomena" wasn't exactly understood by either MI-6 or CIA, but key figures were drawn here and there. After the Southern American incident, the third way or middle policies were requited to radicalize, to either face the times they were into - accepting the crisis affected other countries, displaced homes, families, destroyed ecosystems, or they'd die to protect foolish lifestyles and the maintenance of an overarching conscripted system where rich gets richer and the poor, poorer. Hard as reality, the multiple Necoc Yaotl are non-official, who will either form or disband it's "cells" to adress both local matters or to "lash out" (assassination of key figures, to luddism, property damage, sabotage, theft, as long as the cells planed and agreed to - leaving it's only hierarchy being the warning of the situation) at the globalized capitalism. Those involved in the riots and attacks will more than often disband it in order to pursue cooperation with a certain community which was "benefitted" from it (likely those who had no rights, or nothing but rights - on paper). But if he or she participated on that with a member of yet another of these "cells", a network of intelligence may come to be. Hackers, spies, and such do exist, but if they're unreachable, they pursue as well means to jam official security, as well as eliminate certain tendencies which pend to traditional crime lords - dependant on the system. That highly un-popular motives shadowed other forms of organization, but as well as served as inspiration to the unheard. Some would argue it was bringing back what the potentials thrusted at its "outskirts". Made the powerful remember that "people used to live there", where they saw only resources.
     
  • The formal "Holy Roman Empire", which itself counts with support from independent nucleii inside important countries' official military, such as the special unit of the Teutonic Knights (at time, highly armored soldiers which are a part of German army but will also respond to a newly christened Austrian sovereign - despite his preposterous claim be ongoing debate), as well as sideline militias ellusively supported through finances of think-tanks of either neo-con nature or those promoting liberal economy. Those investors are kept in adamant secrecy but it's deeds are kind of obvious - favoring a secret round table of warmongering figures within European nations, the same which in the 90s were on Eastern Europe and the last decade, on Middle East. The Empire is more or less an enterprise, and is highly supported by a central church, The Western Roman Catholic, although it have other churches at "gun-point" due the vastness of its network. Ecumenical roles ties in to the moment of political unstability, so either unrecognized, albeit publicly supported, or even recognized, albeit strictly regluarized in national frontiers, the Inquisitionary Offices are the crude reality which make the Empire less a initiative and more a suppressive system. An increase in military ranks with higher support of volunteers, it's role is suppression of insubordinate elements which fit one or more of all it's incredible roster of absurd narratives. To turn it in categorical acceptance, many power-plays and publicity investors will defend a part or two of such conscripted plot to the acceptance of the newest Vicar, Leo XIV - in his revenge-seeking plot against the murder of the last helding it's title. It also stems from an eugenic plot conscripted as a "demon hunting" sequence. Whilst programs such as AXIS were secret and turned obsolete, by the rates that not only "demons" were known, they were freed, the fact that their range acted around so-called "Third World" in key positions machinated by facades of church charities, was apparent. The proof, however, was gone - the slave pits have been replaced by another kind of netwrok across the globe. By the year of MMXI, the church under Leo had a new visage - bring Heaven upon the Hell that earth has become. That suited most people's fears - they were all tirelessly afraid of Triton or Paynal for example, and competent authorities have failed to capture them for over two years, letting them even organize with humans. Ironically, such effort of the Church counted with help of Dragons, Vampires, Angels (Djinni) and mostly trans-humanist science.

"A black flag and a red star, a rising sun loomin' over Los Angeles
Cause for Raza livin in La La is like Gaza on to tha dawn of Intifada
Reach for tha lessons tha masked pass on and seize tha metropolis, it's you that it's built on
Everything can change on a new years day ... and everything changed on a new years day, c'mon
War within a breath; It's land or death!"

"How can you accept social suppresion, this weak state of mind in our time
I demand release from hypocrisy, I'd rather die than be held down, forced down
I'm on the threshold of revolution; I'd rather burn than be held down, forced down
Unrestrained determination, set ablaze for liberation
Locked in chains of this sovereignty, let me be 'cause I long to be free!
Freedom or fire!"

                        CHARACTER
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  Lanzo Zalacosta (b. 14 December 1984) is a resident of the autonomous zone occupied by ELMN in southern Mexico. A poor agriculture based place, the lives of the people there were often marked by resistance in front of government's exploitation and eventual loose admnistration, marked by both irresponsibility and intended isloation. Workers themselves were chieftains in the mobilizations which led them to resume their independence, in 1994. At this time, Lanzo was 9 year old. He was old enough to see that more peaceful times would come should they've attained international support. While national left wing parties would hunt people from there as any other party would, the continous takes on anarchism left them with a bad reputation. He broke through his teenage years with groups of direct action, in the efervescent political scenario of the turn of the millennium. Inspired more or less in the historical Tupaq (or at least in his years as operating in guerrilas across American continent - before becoming the figure most woud consider a 'dictator' himself), after his enprisonment (and supposedly death) the movement would take their own steps and come with their own mythos to younger generations, spanning different political settings of the world as a background for their own - electing it's front spokesperson by charisma rather than illusions of universal suffrage - work was the main base, and grassroots decided every intent.
    Turning more towards environmental issues and radical manners to deal with them (road-blocks, seizing property and collectivizing fields, as well as raiding labs of the industries of infection and genetic patents), Lanzo's cells actively had second thoughts when it came to international support, as often NGOs would come to co-opt the work of the people and the poor, which were seen mostly as source of new ideas for trends - "eco-conscious", "socially-responsible". In no time deals with mafias and gangs were perceived. Such scenario would only change when Paynal and Triton would break into the political ground. The crisis striking wildly and targeting the poor and jobless, would have breakthroughs of social unrest everywhere, and actual anarchy coming in the streets. Instead in building a society with the few they had in an apparent siege (with visitors from distant lands just coming and going each season), Lanzo's cells would be the ones "coming and going", attacking where it mattered most, making sure his populace were in no isolation - the overpopulation affected people to remain isolated in ther cages, still. The matter was much more than that. 
    The OMEGA Theft event, in collaboration with another movement-cell-autonomous initiative on its entirety, proved to them they were ready to take on higher enemies. Their strategies often changed, and with it, taking the spotlight, the persecutions would resume. From this moment forth, Lanzo had to keep the political mobs at bay whilst exchanging time supporting other autonomous zones around the globe, dismantling few by few the international dominating political machine and its veil. Coming to be known as "The Final Fire", he's behind most direct actions which culminated in radicalizations and schisms of the so-called left politics (such as generic movements of occupation in the veil of Occupy), becoming a major force which identified and fought Western African Piracy, the Trans-Saharan Slave trades and settled the original actions in the so-called "Arab Spring", before it became a scenario of returning conservative power of sheik mobs, NATO financed 'rebels' and forcibly removed workforce to deathtraps elsewhere, all which had a conscript resources planning infrastructure behind - plans of"refilling Lake Chad" concerned dismantling the power of a staunch dictator in a country just north of the territory, for example. The 'social unrest' once again became scapegoat to both enterpreneurs and tyrants, two sides of the same coin. He'd often come to the conclusion that the only good thing of globalization - the flux of people and their cultures - would be also the race for the downfall of the system. At this, Triton for example disagreed, claiming that substantial culture was milked away, being easily co-opted by a consumerist position billions of humans were created at, raised from within. Unable to accept it was just an unescapable twist of time, he'd have a way through. They agree on the problem of this consumerist posture, but he re-assured the need of social experience for one to realize the actual ways the world works, outside of the "globalized fantasy" of the production system and it's invasive ways.
    However, Lanzo's views on collectiveness and sociability were always more positive than Triton's, but he never refused to pull the trigger when it's necessary, making all the necessary distinctions the political system deemed as a mere detail. He knows that in the innards of the system, some lives matter more than others in present time. He means to reverse it, words which simply breaks apart any possible cooperation with the hierarchical dominance in pulic spheres of perception. Instead of exercising campaigns to raise awareness, as if being recognized by a force, and only by it, was what made people's lives legitimate to be lived, he'd be turning the game, executing the monopolies and cartels, which more or less corroborated with the sustenance of slavery across the world.The battlefields were no longer the production lines, but transport and logistics. The breakdown of economy was a price to pay, however the "gates" were open, for people to finally realize the need of the pursuit of autonomy, no matter how it hindered some more irrelevant progress - a tall telling which had few support of paralyzed scientifical communities. He acted with Gamma and Paynal multiple times to support for overall native nations to destroy this outer intervention from their lives. Autonomy was living like them, and on that, Paynal and Triton saw a tight way to fit with their own 'former' environmental concerns - making the definition larger as to fit sentient beings on it's whole was no easy task to those who would jus recur to argument scarecrows as "traditions", bringing accusations of "colonialism".     A veteran in street fighting and direct action, he had an opportunnity to capture AXIS agents and copy their powers. Once, he met the Triton and expanded considerably his mapping of the traffic activity, knowledge which was used to preview the Atlantis operation where Gamma's user, Jacob Mills, managed to direct on rescuing intents, and on the Operation Scirocco, which he had a larger role to raiding counter-revolutionary forces and maintain independent groups healthily distanced from traffic once again, in a polluted joint which once upon a time relied on ethnicity religion, lifestyle or nationality, as well as rallying international support for some narratives which weren't exactly matching to the real materiality. Western Saharan groups moved eastward, Mauritanian leaders were killed in civil wars, and senegalese made broader contact with solidarity groups to the ongoing diaspora of populace and work force. The Darfur Liberation front suffered great rifts in front of the resettling of power in Chadean and Sudanese frontiers, and groups inspired in anarchism rose to proeminence in urban centers of Egypt, or in the population shunned between the two competing Lybias. Chains of weapon traffic changed to cover resistance in the Middle East to Mediterranean Minoica. Lanzo, then known as SubComandante Zalacosta, has been acting more deep in shdows, as referred to as "Omega". He was after all back to European territory. In the belly of the beast.

          OMEGA
  • aliases: SubComandante, Último Crimen, Last Crime, Final Fire, Omega, "Ghost Rider", Lanzo
  • Powers: Lanzo has participated in the risky event which he, Paynal, Jacob, among others, stolen the Omega suit project. The event was barely planned or foreseen by all the participants, despite one or two, like Jacob, have been aware by very inside sources referring to the transfer between the original manufacturer of the armor, Ülhaden, to it's "partner", the ABEL Inc in a facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Lanzo managed to capture and use the suit, despite the security control and the safety not being assured. It grants the user capability to copy any virtual ability, and being nano-technological, synthetical, symbiotic, it won't change the user more drastically than it's own pacing in exercising the powers it collected. Due to the synaptic nature of it's components, it begin with more ease to copy Alpha-Omega series' powers. Chance which was met subsequentially in attempts at his life by the institute which used to own it, AXIS, and was intercepted in the intent. Managing to keep some members in his custody, they couldn't breach anything else than the location of 'his populace', like them or not, now in connivance to whatever crime he commited. Their ties to other autonomous groups led further investigation, but he's been on the run since the theft.
    By the rate, he's gathered quite an amount of powers:
    Stealth, Untangibility, Shielding, Regeneration, Diving, Detection, "Telepathy", Weather Control, Speed, Telekinesis, Flight, Ice resistance, Multiplication, Fire manipulation, Electricity, each developed in distinct manners from the sources he acquired. Each leading to different proponents in the armor's own AI. Lanzo has been afflicted with the possibility of it developing any A.I. other than his own use of the armor,as if a parallel "mind" to activate it and borrow his body. Resisting Nuclear Energy, he's been on the same power level as Gamma, and is on par with the changes the Triton has caused in the weather and despite not topping Paynal's speed, his quick reflex may hit him in vital parts if he so desires. Has to develop new gear for facilitating diving and flight skills - aware the changes in the armor change his physical performance, "regress" to over-specialization is no trail he'd follow. He numbs the telepathical power of the armor, and is sure to keep it away from leaving radioactive imprints in the stealth mode he copied from Pi, further completing it with ETA's untangibility the latter lacked. The prospect brought about by the telepathical power has been incisive on horizontal groups, forcing constant re-organizing, which favored nomadic treatment and detachment to the militant circles he was used to. As the menace of an A.I. to take hold of his was neither confirmed or neglected, he believes it to be better to rely on less "fear of the unknown", and more on the libertarian prospect of free education. Taking the Omega as a burden made he see more as how it detaches community as an individual power - thus, neglecting his own identity for security purposes pertaining his community and peoples as his own, he sees the Necoc Yaotl as an easy exit - share knowledge, mostly of infiltration, destruction and rebuilding - being that his specialty. Written essays and commitments brings him closer to bridge diverging cultural traits in order to ease relations between groups. Favoring the here and now, he's still got a lot to learn as to teach. Some consider his dark apparition, covered in cloaking, as a bad omen, despite his voice, through a voice changer to give an effect which boosts his voice (and Mexican accent) to reach to people. To key figures, he even speaks "telepathically" which more than often spooks enemies, and inform allies on valuable knowledge whilst on fronts. Keeping him reliable made him easier to cope with wannabe competitors of the "Omega mantle". With time, references to the Lanzo of before dwindled, as if he was killed in a front or disappeared. Those close enough, however, know the truth of the Omega agent... 
  • Tools: The Omega has an Orichalcum core, which makes its artificial compounds behave really closely to the Daimobia of the Triton, which transports transformative information and chain reaction to an organism - bridging the metabolism of the armor and of the user. Since Lanzo's life is mostly tied to the armor at this rate, maintaining the core is mostly important. Knowing retirement is no option, he invests on his looks and in some "charater material" in spare time. Speeches are as important as the actions he proposes, so he makes sure people become less judgemental on all the diverse cast, be in Arima Division or anywhere. Turned a "global citizen" who rejected citizenship, he's been between good and bad, but sticked mostly to his trustworthy laser beam guns. Their sharp edges contain nano-technological suction poles, which analyze and assimilate genetical material. With time, the Omega becomes able to make incredible feats just by learning, exercising much more Lanzo's own mind. Times of rest are required for him to compute all the information. Since the armor was a marvellous time saver, he also manage to send in dummy duplicates of his to do more dirty jobs, and confuse enemies. With consensus of Kai's usage of Rho, he developed some kind of sustained "shapeshifting" capability, molding his duplicates differently of his own. Sometimes a riot has ten times the more contingent, with more people to cover for the real one. Such power, however, was mostly requesting, and he's been declining it, ever after reading mission reports of Jorgen and his own secrets concerning the ability to turn the vigillance system around...


    NECOC YAOTL
    Necoc Yaotl means "enemy of both sides", the word was appropriated from an alias of the Mexican God Tezcatlipoca.
It could be understood in diverse manners, the most obvious is that it concerns individuals who oppose and refuses participation in the systematic exploitation on the long term, deeming the representative system for politics failed (or rather knowing it wasn't conceived to work for given class to begin with), for victimizing unquantifiable social strata in service of the enrichment of mangers, leaders, whose main concern is a politics of saving for unlikely ventures - resulting but in an endless cycle of power accumulation (more than just monopolizing resources - but as well as efforts, ideas, capitalizing the slightiest of actions, innards of social experience and the lowest of absurdities).
    It stems toward belligerent critique of property as it signifies objectification. Out and beyond from the classic critic, it was a result of perceiving the massive allocation of several people from different backgrounds (once again upon ethnical diversity, native cultures and racial policies, as well as geographical localization), directly into smokescreen black markets, whose strings were operated directly as economical counter measures. Where people and the land they work became coin exchange, easy scripts can be read as to the priorities of so-called "global community". A much larger scope can be seen in what is easily an attempt to codify and administrate both human behavior and still on-going eugenist policies. Claims those which could be proven only once someone stood up to such hidden authorities. Such stand is what makes one part of the Necoc Yaotl. There's no actual office.
Those who go by Neco Yaotl realize that this "amount" of "standing up" people is personally few, but as much as the seeds of fascist nucleii spread by defining alien and common, focusing between a never ending concession between difference and similiarity in dishonest manners, so too they should be able to spread the capability of one raising against that which held this person at invisible gunpoint. "Groups of Affinity", effemeral as they are, should pave the way towards all those which gave up in the truncated system and its blocking bureaucracies. They'd rather not even claim authority of the deeds, but they should sown distrust for public opinions. It was in its finest, an anti-mass movement.
    But in no ways an individual or given group had everlasting effect. This was why the Necoc Yaotl had its own scheme of hacking, smuggling and not regrettably, calling executions, directly to key personel in all the layers - which invariably stain any ood repute saved for them, out of context. Personal motivations were easy to manipulate, yet the fame and the built-up terror so profoundly forced into generations has breached the supposed limitations, leaving the government and corporate apparel to play and profit with both birth and death rates. Austerity measures tried to drible the unevitable. Necoc Yaotl would rather break it forth - in no mean seeking solution, but rather believing it to come through action. Of course individuals find their blockades, in morals or whatever reasons - the Triton, however, has been delivering powerful materiality, bringing both consequence and opportunnity, since at least two years before. SubComandante Zalacosta, however, had a larger scope and deeper insertion into the scheme - aware of the treaties between traffic, official government, declared rebels and weapon trade, he tried not only to release his people from a state of morose - but retaliate all the severity imposed under such class, which meant he'd attack other urban centres in the intent to force a less consuming lifestyle. He differs from the Triton not in such action - but mostly in the end - killing and executing isn't the end on it's own, "population control" isn't adressed in the same manner between the belligerents.

    FOUNDER
    Omega is relevant to the Necoc Yaotl for his power-house status and for his ease to mobilize others, despite not being less target of personal accusations. Highly devoid of personal attribute in his looks, yet fully aware and engaged, he himself becomes an engaging force which connects trust to the most effervescent, to the least combatant or scavenger in battlefield. What brought the group, or rather the affinnity group into motion, differing it from any movement before, was the acquiring of weapons similar, to even superior quality than those of the enemy. One event such as those was in the mysterious Island-Continent of Nahui-Atl, a spot where aforementioned native populations were to be disposed of. Their "would-be saviors" would carry out a fabricated operation to "rescue" the least possible and re-introduce them to servile consumerist cultures. But this facade was never done, and anarchist militias through Lizardman Paynal and former bio-engineer Jacob Mills had what it took to do the job their own, rather claiming freedom to such populations.  Knowing their fate should never be the same and their lives would change, they took on arms, twisting from a risky life in front-lines to blurring frontiers, claiming resources and equipment for the upcoming demand of self-defense and militarization. Meanwhile, the Triton, an inhuman like Paynal, had been in similar actions throughout Central Africa. "Failed States" led a mark of independent nationalities struggling against neo-colonial measures, which found support in every distinct layer of society, converging the most in the battlefield - environmental matters. Torn between environmental advocacy and the least of empathy to the social struggle, the Triton realized and focused the most worrying matter - energy resources. Uncovering the schemes of international community, it was obvious that their referred investments and technologies settled a conflict of interests to stage a scenario. As a luddist, he destroyed ongoing projects of power plants in environmental areas which "weren't registered", conveniently. Doing justice to the other side, he wouldn't abide boycotting the darkest side of a secondary power in that state: Haijianese Protectorates. With a narrative which just sounded post-colonial, it was actually a contract between local war-lords who had the legacy of a war torn country in their hands, and power-hungry technocrats, who invariably were turning the tides in relations to the United Nations. Events like those re-sounded in every corner: Australian Billabongs, British Columbia, Amazon Rainforest, Tibet, Western Sahara. Militias had deteriorated in time and have been abandoned, assuming its last resort - terror, in order to gather slightiest of resources and ammunition. Tyrants took the bait. However, the Necoc Yaotl differed from that in the sense it sought to bring forth cooperation whilst taking arms - meanwhile, bringing the necessity of revolt to a daily life which was superseded by an alienating consumerist process. In other words, bring the fight from peripherical areas straight into capitals, of significant spots to the government. Lanzo was aware of it all, and resorted to Paynal and Triton's methods in order to alleviate the stain from a class by directing it to tother, through a hand - and through other, strengthen the grassroots to resist the upcoming hit of the conscrypted enemy.
    The occasions and greys between the two inhumans and the causes they were to champion were all blurred. But it became quite clear that alone, without resource or equipment, without power, their allies could just dodge the upcoming attack. However, in their sole careers, they have had handful of contacts and were exposed to different mafias, mobs, collectives, and so on. To make sure that movements in quest of liberty didn't end up bridging up yet another path for a tyrant, they'd rather annihilate forms of power, leaving an endless state of unrest, for the ellusive, dodgy movement required a nomad living which could enhace all that which was still not processed in the enemy's assimilation system. Omega has been operating from and farther from the Mexican Gulf. His population barely back him now, as he ventures from the American continent coast to coast, and has been pivotal to hinder the progress of African West Coast pirates and settle into impending doom the remnants of the Trans-Saharan Slave trade, which left the room open to take down slave-lords deep in the continent, pointing in to connivance with heads of power such as those which re-combine their efforts into the "Holy Roman Empire". When your enemies are favoured by the time of aeons before you were born, you play with stopping the re-invention of their colonizing tale. New relations which concern rediscovery of which pre-dated the sycophants. Focus on today and now, inspired by the identities and capabilites, each on it's own power.

  
    ENEMY
    As an autonomous and anonymous agent in the likes of the original Anarchists and their schism from the International, the Omega suit's bearer purpose was to strike where it mattered most and was most denied by its counter-factions (which usually are painted as parties of the worker cause, recurring to hierarchical syndicates scavenging basic rights for participation in bureaucratical chains, or alterning the use of mobs and opening room to let mafias mediate converging interests for the re-invention of ghosts such as "national economy"). As people's lives were lacking their characteristic autonomy or responsibility of their acts, now relying on transactions of their own work force in exchange for things they didn't need, to reach the things they need most, it became clear that the "working for survival" ethos not only settled people's lives in routines - there was no time for insurrection, to break free from this cycle, all means were co-opted. People no longer believed in the promises for next generation because they couldn't see it - the world was dying in front of their eyes.   As such, this autonomous individual was the main perpetrator of the insurrectionary acts: sustained by theft, by dumpster-diving and by itself, it was the one to start riots, to spread tactics and re-build the scenery which favoured insurrection, even before taking on the power-house which was Omega, created by the blood of some people who never had choice in the hands of neglective scientists. It was clear: the one to use it was a criminal

"The category of crime holds everything that exceeds the limits of a society—its worst and its best. Every system is haunted by all that it cannot incorporate or control. Every order contains the seeds of its own destruction."

But there was no denial: it was supposed to be the last one needed, for it was all the system feared: un-reachable, unidentified, invisible - as all the ones which had freedom attained, be it from the denial of society, and the eventual struggle for survival - that the common roof to all the living. As usual, freedom was as well recepted with the elements of denial: hunger and misery, as well as poverty - those just repeated the same ethos which was spared as the only lot for huge populations denied their own lives and mind.  Society was sick to claim "freedom" as the irresponsibility of their actions in society - for they weren't the actual actors of their own deeds! As such, to seek for liberation instead of plain freedom, one would cleanse all the things which made mind feeble, the bodies weak. Cleanse with fire, cutting connections and parting ways from electoral parties and from the need of symbolic dominance. The fire reveals the scum from the ashes. The "invisible technology" of dominance could be seen from its spread: politics no longer could be discerned from the products one consume, from the media that brainwashes them. To stop it, one should have it clear in mind:

Every order is founded on a crime against the preceding order—the crime that dissolved it.

"Afterwards, the new order comes to be perceived as legitimate, as people begin to take it for granted. The founding crime of the society to come, if we manage to survive this one, will do away with the laws and institutions of today. Nothing lasts forever; that goes for empires and civilizations too. But what could supersede this one? Can we imagine an order not premised on the division of life into legitimate and illegitimate, legality and criminality, rulers and ruled? What could be the last crime?"

If the last crime was a social act, OMEGA would be the last criminal, not a martyr for he didn't intend to die and leave the world behind: he was to build the world after its "cleansing". Build relations, not jails; make grow edible food, not poison in the fields. One to claim responsibility for its acts, no matter how "illegitimate" as it was. Turn back on the many races which were unfruitful at best, demanding, exploiting and abusive on it's totality. Weaponry and more cohercitive technology which represented few the community capability and superseded cheap authorship narratives. As the class produced everything, they've been harvesting the worst of it on the fear of collapse. Fear was needed no longer. The NY reminded they've been already living in the collapse. The mind had to be matured to reach this step. Stepping out of the illusions of a safe heaven, earth belonged to those which worked it - but work didn't mean keeping profits sustainable. Of course conflict and terror would come, but those were just out-of-context details. Lanzo was more than aware that the Holy Roman Empire being headed by a church meant only that the government has given some steps back for it no longer could play fully on it's own board of representations. It meant the enemy was playing low. Recurring to the old puppets of tradition. The first bastion between decimated populaces, the misery, and the ingress on such so-called 'civilized' world was a bloody baptism. Facing the Inquisitors across the world meant at first defending a populace which was destined to be a living sacrifice, no different than what his comrades witnessed in Nahui-Atl.


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    Lanzo's region is "self-governed", it replies elsewhere to as "EMLN". Some kind of National Liberation Front, which resists from governmental dominance in and out of the national boundary imposed by UN and endless treaties among the most powerful, but seeks not to create yet another nation-state. As usual to co-opting process, black-mailing comes in most unsuspecting ways. Each season the communities receives support from sympathizers. But few times there's real exchange, as the fronts came to be known, participation of women and children has been exoticised and publicized. They requested no mere "awareness", but real and urgent solidarity, on all the responsibility it evoked. Bridging no concessions, they were left 'isolated', one would say. Lanzo was one of those which didn't, however - collecting what he could from attempts of fortifying grassroots with experiences in the social cauldron of his living, he made some contacts. As his life turned and resorted to the most recent campaigns, he couldn't "repay the debts" as Lanzo no longer. So, everywhere he's been as Omega, he had some other 'retinues' to work in maintaining contact. Encrypted e-mail, undernet contacts and hackers paved the way to send him in solidarity with other struggles. From resistance in Basque Country, Ireland, Kurdistan, to squats in solidarity with 'illegal' immigrants, he's been collecting informations regarding the occurrence of traffic and polluted joints. Guerrillas turned resorts to traffic only superseded the limits of a conscripted bribing in the security corpus of each and every single nation unit - they had a roof - NATO, UN, and even albeit shocking to the most unsuspecing, Tahuantinsuyu and it's own Saqraruna. Anarchism to outsiders seemed as a methodical exit for all these struggles. For Lanzo, it was just a name. The matter lied in here and now. As so, when the UN so-called 'changed' some policies in the turn of the decade, the demon reality was easened in peripherial areas, and immigration crisis resumed. He was sure there was much more than that. Operation Scirocco was a late victory, which didn't last long enough: arming groups was just a step, but strengthening them required time. Calculating the outcome, he made unlikely allegiances in order to make AXIS history and make it's supporters eat dust. It was just a "phase one". Events which unlocked all he still didn't know of his armor - knowledge he requested to Rho's owner Kai Taylor - in a strong inquisitive way. Of course they'd need to cooperate, and mediating it all was Kappa (Melissa Walker) which by the turn wasn't at all aware of his intent, but came to watch it in first hand in the common place to all the Arima division - Minoica's Anarchist Squats. A country torn by years of crisis, it's archipalagoes twisted from hands of traffic, to investments, government, military and why not, to self-declared Necoc Yaotl. Among those, the new user of Chi had some level of affinnity in bridging Omega's squads and intents to Europe, through the Mediterranean. Not far away in Sicily, similar routes were used by drug cartels both of them had interest in mining, exposing and getting rid of. The only matter of dispute regarded allegiances to the controversial Triton. Lanzo has had a long time in the last year to expand his influence, watch frutiful places become barren deserts, comrades dying, others defecting or accepting bribes, and new generations to take back from where his own seemed to have left off - an endless repetition as if all was in vain. Chi's user (Black X) enmity to the Triton was seen as a futile diversion to be set in terms through an unconventional informal interntional held by Cuauthemoc among others in the Basque Country. Some say the Arima Division was born there. But in truth, Melissa herself would only buy it, resorting less to her 'bounty-hunter-for-hire' facade to a true comrade 'of the cause' after witnessing and experiencing in first hand the reality of successive people in aforementioned conditions and the role that 'conscience-washing' easy exists proposed by both church and secular means of charity had in perpetrating it, instead of causing any damage to slavers and traffickers. Kai had , through another events and contacts, entered in a crypto-computing "scene" on which he had found several implications to continue further, on the risk of losing it all. With all these events rotating around him, he was sure to the Triton, that he needed just a few time to make it - to complete their unsolved business with the Commonwealth, Zealandian government and the "Aboriginal Liberation Front". It was a crucial spot concerning the powers of the Triton and of Omega's own, for they liked it or not - were related in more ways than one Orichalcum...
    As the speedy bounty hunter Kappa (Melissa) got to know herself, all the places she's been helping without super-powers, were framed under a trajectory of a mobile satellite sentry to detonate spots in the earth. If the fights in riots, in the shadows, billabongs, desert, on the fringe, backyard, or on open tactics of war, assaults at offices, raids on factories, or hunt in the road didn't mean anything, the Holy Roman Empire requested the Necoc Yaotl to a final match... In Jerusalem. While by one side the Holy Roman Empire is highly formal, and subsequently appeal to it all - including the lowest - the Necoc Yaotl are un-reachable, yet those which made of strugle and fight a living (like Lanzo), can't and won't turn back when such a situation imposes over them. Will the Final Fire be the last crime or the one which may consume all the sparks of rebellion, as if a timed and ephemeral firework?


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