“Flandre: Oh… Well.. I’m sorry to hear that. Why does he not like you?”
Hmmm…Im not too sure….I can’t remember what I did to get him so worked up
Sam ponders for a moment, trying to remember exactly what he did to Dingo however his memory has suffered damage over the recent events making it unstable and lacking
But I know one thing for sure, he really doesn’t like me…
(Okay, sorta put zero to shit effort into the city post last time, so here’s a slight re-vamp with a metric ton of (meaningless?) fiction (still fun to write though, even if it is))
Jotaro is in the biggest city upon Transcendence, Columbia.
Firstly to build a idea of just how large a city it is you have to understand that it spans multiple levels of the planet, has sectors that look completely different from one another and would cross multiple time zones. It takes up a considerably large part of the surface of the planet so much infact that they say at least 15 percent of it is covered in Columbia and is forever growing, nor does it exist only above ground….
It has grown like a giant root, crawling down into the surface of the shield-world effectively multiplying the overall size of the city many times overs. These levels are used mainly for weapons markets, factories, sleeping quarters, drainage and city wide systems. At the very lowest levels (pictured) live some of the most extreme Loyalist within the Conclave, spending day after day meditating and learning of their gods past and ways, these people have dedicated their entire lives to the teachings effectively making them equal to old Earth’s Buddhist Monks…they spend their time in these hanging subterranean temples that dangle from massive bored out shafts that have existed within Transcendence since its construction, these super deep levels are freakishly quiet, the only sounds being heard are those of the chantings of the zealots. Outsider Loyalists never venture hear nor do they all even know how to get to the place, some don’t even believe that such a level exists and have long since buried the idea. This has had a good effect though as it has allowed the zealots to enjoy a lifetime of peace and quiet without interruption from others. Forever humming chants, reciting quotes and worshipping the god in their swinging temples on the secluded levels until the end of their days
And then we move onto the more diversified sectors of Columbia…
This is just one archetype of the many thousands of different cultures found within the city, however places such as these are only ever usually found on the outskirts of the city and are very peaceful places to live making their populaces are mainly consistent of agricultural workers and beast hunters due to the surrounding wastelands, barrens, grasslands that border the city’s hundreds of thousands kilometre perimeter
And then there are the inner city districts…
Massive towering buildings, huge military bases not to mention the NOL HQ all exist here, dropships and fighter aircraft are a common sight to be seen flying in between the buildings whilst large tanks and walkers are often seen pacing the streets, either in convoys or on patrol. These inner city places always have higher populations that any other district. Density is high and there streets and plateaus are always jam packed with Loyalist going about their business and enjoying their lives.
Columbia’s populace spans all of the species that make of up the Loyalist Conclave and consist mostly if not entirely of battle ready soldiers. The streets are lined with barracks, ammunition depots, look out posts and training camps. Gunfire and shouting can be heard echoing in the background as Loyalist battalions go about training exercised and scientist execute weapon testing drills.
Statues of the crow can be seen scattered around the streets, clichéd phrases such as “Our creator and father” and “Keeping order, infinitely” are etched into their bases. To a heretic or abstainer the whole place is quite unwelcoming, Jotaro would feel like a complete outsider roaming these streets.
One of the biggest corner stones of the crows morales exists throughout the city. Order. Its everywhere, not a thing is out of place and there are no peacekeeping forces to retain order, simply because it is not needed. People here are united and feel no need to rebel nor do they actually know the concept of disorder since there species have lived under the crows faith for thousands of years. The faith is hard wired into them making them unwavering zealots who show not a hint of doubt in their actions. They are the sorta people who would be impossible to have betray their own.
Like previously states all species are apparent within the city, Cabal, Fallen, Awoken, Exo and even Sligs can be seen intermixing and enjoying one another’s company. There are no signs of oppression or negativity, no displays of meaningless murder or vicious demonstrations just a common goal that everyone is striving towards….the satisfaction of their god, the one they owe it all to. This simple goal gives the people unity, averting their minds from the frivolities of the common species…a thing that creates pointless wars..
Back to it. The Envoy approaches Jotaro.
Nothing special. This individual merely serves the Conclave as a representative and spokesperson
He stands there before both Jotaro and the other figure
Envoy: Greetings, the Imperator sent me to personally greet you and to assess your suitability within the city’s embrace. I must first ask, what is it that you are currently seeking?
@Sakuya & Arakune,
Luckily nor the knives or spikes have managed to damage any server modules, everything is okay, for now
A loud banging sound can be heard echoing from the distance, it keeps getting closer and closer before it sounds as if the sounds is coming from right above their heads….suddenly the Bouncer comes crashing straight through the ventilation shaft that Sakuya had previously come through showering pieces of shrapnel around the room, it lands on the ground with a heavy as hell thud before sliding to a stop on its claws producing a series of sparks. It has finally caught back up
Bouncer: Intruders detected. Removing.
Bouncer rears up and prepares to pounce upon Sakuya however it is frozen in position just before the leap
Unbeknownst to all, GW has pulled some behind the scene strings, altering the programming within the Bouncer UG and marking Sakuya as a friendly, Bouncer only see’s Arakune as an enemy now. GW also uploads combat solution data to Bouncer, allowing it to deal with Arakune more effectively
Bouncer: Intruder detected. Removing. Additional data uploaded.
GW: I can see that the toxins are damaging the creature little, rectifying
The ventilation system within the room is reversed, sucking the toxic gasses straight out and restoring the air supply to that of average levels of oxygen
The Bouncer then begins to make full use of its agility yet again, bounding off around the room it dodges the ricocheting knives and spikes and begins deploying prototype liquid nitrogen grenades in an attempt to freeze the liquid like monster
GW: I advise that you keep your distance from the creature