Berserk

Berserk

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Chapter1 (v.1) - Birth of the Over Watch

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Submitted: April 11, 2017

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Birth of the Over Watch

 

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In the four hundred and twelfth year of our fourth mother, the first artificially intelligent terrestrial habitat and its partner craft, a hydrogen/oxygen purification engine, finally succumbed to our mother’s gravitational pull and plummeted to the planet in the form of two giant balls of fire. Every primitive eye that dared acknowledge it that day called it the harbinger, for the event had been sung about in children’s songs, written during a time long forgotten. It claimed our mother would call upon a two headed star to come forth and purify her lands, to usher in a new age that would bring about the end of the end.

They ripped through the atmosphere like two giant stars, illuminating the darkest of shadows, causing the last of mother’s revenants to shield their faces from its brilliance. Clouds of white smoke trailed across the sky, following the dual balls of fire until they disappeared into the mountainous lands previously known as, “San Francisco, Pan Fresco, and Mon Dias.” After the fourth world, this area became known as “The Weeping Valley.”

Metals crumpled and fires erupted around the site as rock and mud rained down. The impact from these massive space stations sent shock waves up the side of the mountain, inadvertently causing an avalanche that buried the wreckage under thousands of tons of rubble. Then, all was quiet, all except for the clicking of a little blue light inside the hydrogen/oxygen purification engine.

It blinked continuously for fifty long years, until one day a small finch noticed a dried worm lying dead on a rock at the mouth of a long shaft, and landed next to it to feast. Its beak plucked at the treat and peeled it from the stone and swallowed it whole. As it took flight once again, its tiny foot brushed against a small pebble, dislodging it and sending it rolling over the edge of the shaft. It fell down the pit, bouncing and tumbling a hundred meters before entering the purification engines ruptured hull, striking a red wire that had been severed during the crash. The wire bounced and connected with its other half, causing a single blue spark to light up a hallowed cavity, briefly revealing two skeletal faces whose bodies seemed to be mangled amongst twisted steel and carnage.

The ships innards sank back into the darkness once the spark died, all except the stubborn blue blinking light. Then suddenly, a low hum sounded from the belly of the station as its computer systems began to reboot. Several florescent lights flickered on as if they were the ships drowsy eyes cracking open from a deep slumber. The bird’s instinctual nature to feed had seemingly awakened the spacecraft, arousing its only surviving crewman.


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