Knome: The Forbidden Zone

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Chapter 75 (v.1) - Chapter Seventy-four

Submitted: April 23, 2018

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Submitted: April 23, 2018



Udin (Knome)


Knome’s crescent moon casted thousands of shadows on the scorched ground of Thaingor forest as black-cladded soldiers infiltrated the lifeless apocalyptic landscape of splintered trees and charred stumps that was once a living thriving ecosystem.  Now Thaingor forest was reduced to a blackened hollow of what it once was.  Billows of black and grey smoke hovered above as embers and ash flittered aimlessly in the air.  Charred craters meters deep littered the forest, unnatural craters created by a hidden weapon above the planet.  Hordes of soldiers descended through the craters to the caverns below.  Pushing through the caverns, they took up positions within the ruins, traversing over bodies of dead Albians.  An occasional battle would ensue, only to be quickly snuffed out as the soldiers advanced, taking no prisoners, silencing the wounded. 

Thunderous blasts from excavator equipment broke up fallen rocks and stones within the caverns and caves of Udin as the soldiers continued to advance.   Reaching the throne room, not a living soul was found.  Bodies of the dead were gathered and piled up near the throne as soldiers without armor, but attired in black uniforms entered, carrying and setting up equipment in the center of the hall. 

Another soldier, decked in a dark grey uniform, entered the throne room followed by a dozen more outfitted as he was.  All the other soldiers in the hall stopped their activity and, stood at attention as the group entered.

“This will do,” the lead officer uttered with satisfaction.

One of the officers, led him to a recently erected structure that contained a map of the portion of the caverns that they had discovered.

Commander Izkan Doomaz studied the map for a moment.  “How long will it take to secure the whole complex,” he asked to no one in particular.

“Sir, we are making good progress, maybe by star rise,” one of the officers answered.

“Very good.” Commander Izkan inspected the pile of bodies near the throne, he lifted a finger to his nose.  “Remove these bodies, and bring me some prisoners, alive.”

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