Chapter 1 -
Almitroph. A continent known for it's troubled causes. The
military was built upon the foundation of the chaos that spread
through out this land though the rest of the Earth seemed to be
at peace. Captain Terra always was confused by this reality of
her's. Why was it that she lived in a place that always kept
their guards up? Ever since her childhood, parents and older
friends always on alert, fighting the dangers that came their way
and threatened the ones they loved. As a child, she never knew
why the fighting had to happen. All Terra ever knew was the
seclusion that somehow kept her safe and yet sane at the same
time. Not till Terra was 15, that she really ever lived on the
surface of the great continent of Almitroph.
Since her father always protected her in her youth, Terra decided
to repay him for all the years he put his life in danger for the
sake of her salvation. In having this motivation, she searched
for meanings of the life that would put Terra in the right
direction. Her need for answers was important otherwise she would
On the journey she decided to take, Terra was unexpectedly
crossed by what looked like a captain and five other men. A
symbol on the captain's shoulder was that of an abstract "A" with
slashes on each side. His outfit was rimmed with a golden glow.
Shades of blue kept him hidden in the shadows beneath the many
trees that enveloped the road. Was this the military of
"Ma'am, are you lost?" Asking Terra with concern and politeness.
The soldier saw maybe a shade of confusion in her eyes.
"No sir. Thank you though."
Terra looked away, breaking eye contact with the seemingly enough
general. She wasn't sure his rank though but due to his patches.
Her assumptions would probably not be farfetched. The man noticed
her eye contact breaking towards his patches.
"Ma'am, what do you know about the military?" Terra gulped. Her
responses were limited at this point and the feeling of
nervousness began to eat away at her soul.
"My father was once in the Almitroph Military, but I never saw
"Well, this is it. Interested?"
It's like he knows what I want to do! "I thought about it sir,
but was never sure." Terra was shocked at the fact that it was
all over her face. Being excited or girlish would probably
denounce any sign of strength. She kept her cool. The man reached
on the inside of his coat pocket, handing Terra a silver colored
card. The material was bright, reflecting the sun's light right
into Terra's eyes. She blinked quick and took the card with ease.
"If you are sure of your choices. This is where we are located."
The both of them nodded, then Terra saluted towards the high
ranked soldier and to the rest of his men. Leaving her in the
shade of the trees. Terra stared the soldiers with fear in her
eyes. If I do this . . . Please be proud father. . . The farther
the soldiers got from Terra, the tighter the darkness from the
tree's shadows came closing in. It's as if all of Terra's life
depended on this moment.