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    Chapter One: Autocthonia

    (Grand Opening Music: Bronze Rebel)

    "Soldiers of the Gunstar.”

    There are no skies over Kadar, but the inside of Autocthon's hull was tinted soothing shades of purple and gold. The Gunstar’s five-metal hull is a glorious shield, a protection against all evil. Did a blue dome spotted with clouds and a real sun appear overhead, the response by those in the streets would be surprise at the unscheduled change in patterning, followed by an overall agreement that the reference to the Traitor Sun was in poor taste. Hologlyphic projections inset into the walls broadcast helpful news updates to the population at large.

    "You will be shipping out tomorrow on a new mission. Your objective is to serve as escort and payload for the ship Kairemer, which is travelling back home to the Sixth Coil of Spiral.”

    That voice is quiet, unheard outside of one room in that single structure that pierces the heavens. The Immaculate Dragon aerie, the home of the pilots of the Defense Line, the heroes of the Gunstar. Outside the building, the news stations twitter cheerfully as the people go about their daily business.

    “Breaking news! According to sources in the military, ace pilot Yushuto Machren has successfully attuned to the newest Imperial-class voidfighter, the Scarlet Heir, and transformed. The miracle has been repeated. We will be providing more information when it becomes available to us, but you have not misheard: the attunement was a success.”

    “Three days ago, we received a message from our deep-cover agent in the Spiral, a Night Caste who calls himself Lodestone Warden.”

    A man rides a horse down the street, and a few people stop to stare at the display of wealth. The bubble cars used as mass transit by the citizens zip along preprepared routes in the sky, faster than the eye can see. Inside the cars, the helpful voice continues.

    “In other news, we’ve received reports from Hadal that they’ve finished rebuilding from the terrorist attacks of Voltaic Arbalest. The grim Soulsteel caste’s picture flashes across the screen. ”If any of you have seen this man, report him immediately to the nearest Shikari station without alerting him. In an inspiring speech, Deliberative member Messenger of Victory said that he 'Refused to allow such treachery to inspire terror in the hearts of the people.'

    The six seats in that single room are filled; five with Exalts, one with an entity not near human. Narikon continues to speak.

    “The Warden has been in the Spiral for four thousand years, and this was the mission he risked his cover for. We’ve all been wondering why the Traitor Sun has been slacking off attacking us; well, the Warden’s report is that the Primordials have begun construction on a superweapon they say is capable of frying the Gunstar from any distance. They care enough about this thing that the Daystar’s orbit is centered around the station where they’re building this thing. Should be pretty simple to find.”

    The artifact room is calm and insulated from the world outside, as the voice of the Solar hero echoes. If those inside are focused on the mission, it was despite the best wishes of the architect, as the monitors they observed drew a careful map.

    “On a more cheerful note, the creation of a new city in Estasia was authorized two hours ago. The Ascendant Arbalest of the Skies has decided to settle down. I speak for all of us here at Kadar when I wish the new population of Ascendia the best of luck, and that we all remember his centuries of faithful service.”

    “Officially speaking, this is a survey mission to the Wyld. I don’t want anything getting out about what the plan is, so we are moving fast. Once you leave this room, you’ll be heading straight to Kairemer by private bubble. The rest of the crew is already en route. They’re mortals - support staff.”

    The click in his step echoes inside the room.

    “The Twilights say that the principles of Primordial teleportation come from the Wyld, and quite a lot of other magibabble, but what it comes down to is that you’re going to fly into a Wyld storm and come out the other end in the Spiral. Once there, you need to meet the Warden and get all the details from him. The rest is up to you.

    “As senior officer, Steward-captain Howl is in command of this mission. In the event of her incapacitation, Lawgiver Kain is her second. The Manyfold Path of Advancement is assigned medical duties. Lawgiver Coldheart and Vizier Solitaire are charged with overseeing reconnaissance duties and evading interception.”


    Narikon places his hands flat on the table and scans the six seats.

    “One more thing.”

    A spotlight shines on one of the chairs, revealing the inhabitant to the rest of the room.

    “Our last survey mission to the Wyld picked up this thing. Officially speaking, he’s named Indominitable Stranger, or ‘Subject Theta-nineteen’ if he gets too annoying. He is a Raksha - a creature of the Wyld - and we own him, Eclipse contract and all. His job is to guide you through the storm without getting you caught up in too much Raksha politics, and he is a weapon, not a member of this crew.

    “Any questions?”
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    Holo

    Holo glances at the Raksha, but her first question is actually one she's harbored since hearing about the mission. "I've one, General. If we arrive and the Warden says, 'By Luna's lumbar region! I thought you'd have sent at least half our forces!'" the Lunar waves her arms in the near universal pantomime for a hysterical person, "is there any way we can contact you with that information? If a four thousand year-old Night-Caste hasn't figured out a way to sabotage this project on his own, he might have called because he just needed firepower, and lots of it."
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    "In that case, Captain, if the Lodestone Warden needs more firepower than you've got or can get," Narikon smiles grimly as he returns to his pacing, "There's a Messenger Station aboard the Kairemer. If worst comes to worst, call us with everything you know and we'll finish the retrofit a bit early, and be right behind you. But they'll be ready for an attack if we come charging through the Wyld, and it'll cost us a hell of a lot of lives to pull it off.

    "Anyone else?"


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    Arathmus

    The Massive Solar shrugged in his armor, the movement soundless. MARA was responsible for that, of course. He doesn't care about Raksha. Or this weapon, to be honest. Kain regarded himself as a weapon, and he was willing to bet, in a one on one, he'd be more threatening then anything the Primordials could cook up. However, he was still excited.

    "Do the Lab Coats know how long it will take us to get there?"

    Arathmus understood that the Twilights, working away in their well lit labs on their toys were important. MARA was their creation, as was his armor. However, he took a remarkable amount of joy in needling them. Besides, this was probably his last chance for a while. He doubted any of those picked numbered among the techies.

    "Also, Science boys know if there is any chance we will be seen in transit?"
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    Narikon's circle continues. "I asked them that. They said that it's three million one hundred and twenty one thousand, seven hundred and seventy-seven seconds to the nearest Wyld storm," his voice is laden with a tinge of irony, "which comes to about five weeks. I asked them how long in the storm, and they said that they guessed between fifteen minutes and sixty years. They wouldn't even guess for the rest of it."

    "As for the other? Damn certain you'll be seen going from the Gunstar to the storm. Might even get attacked, if you're lucky. But they don't know we know how the hyperdrive works, so no real chance of an engagement from then until you reach the Spiral. After that, all bets are off. Nobody but Lodestone Warden knows what happened to the Spiral since the war, and he didn't exactly give us an essay."
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    "Sir." Junai's voice is crisp, professional. "Do we have any sort of rendezvous point set up with the Warden, or are we going in blind?"

    She expects the latter; the Warden took an awful risk sending any message at all, much less one that announces where he's going to be. You don't survive four thousand years in enemy territory by taking that kind of risk. But it's just possible that somebody had the foresight to establish contingencies for this sort of situation, before the Gunstar fled four thousand years ago.
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    At the mention of his name the Alchemical almost stands up to introduce himself, his bottom lifting ever so slightly off his seat, but His Excellency Narikon continues his introduction of the assembled Exalted to each other. Knowing that if she had flesh-and-blood cheeks they'd be flushed by now Path places his bottom back down and tried to pretend she'd never intended to stand up in the first place. Even when His Excellency stopped she felt too embarrassed to say anything, instead flattening his hands against his tunic and trousers as she continued to pretend she had never intended to stand.

    Listening to the others talk and ask questions Path wondered if she had any questions of his own to ask. All of them could be answered by sitting quietly and waiting until she began his duties officially though. Still listening, but only half-heartedly, Path began to fiddle with the cuff of his tunic,
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    For a moment his eyes linger on Path's cuff as he responds to Junai's words. "Blind, or near enough. He hinted he'd be somewhere near the weapon, but he couldn't say any more.

    "Next?"
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    Altievia Solitaire brushed aside a strand of shimmering golden blonde hair and her emerald green eyes fell upon the Raksha with a look of cool curiosity. She had never seen one before, but she had heard all sorts of stories. Still she was relieved to know that someone would be capable of navigating the strange and still relatively unknowns of the Wyld Storm.

    And yet, to return to the spiral through one, the secret that they held, she would like to see and claim it for herself, but it was likely no large secret to their enemies. After a moment she turned her cool gaze upon Narikon, "Is this anticipated to be a high risk single way mission and will we be allowed a few moments before disembarking?" She would have to say a farewell to her Sifu, but it was likely the elder chosen of Secrets knew already what was to happen.

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    Holo

    Holo raises an eyebrow at the margin of error for the Wyld storm's travel time, but waits for an opportunity to ask her question. "Ah, not to be crude about this, General, but if our little soujourn through the storm takes sixty years, then I'd like to double check that we've got some way to put all those mortals on the crew into hibernation - and maybe us too, for that matter. Otherwise we'll have to go into combat with a bunch of geezers manning the ship. That, or we tell them to get busy halfway there." The captain was fairly certain that there would be some form of suspended animation aboard, but sometimes an enthusiastic Solar could get caught up in five-metal manufacturing optimization or applied motonic hyperdrive sciences and forget that not everyone has a lifespan of thousands of years. The Exalted, if it came down to it, could use those sixty years constructively, but for the mortals it would be a generational ship... or an empty one.
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    "Not true, actually." Path pipes up as a question is asked relevant to his speciality. "The crew have likely undergone a treatment using Essence-manipulation to retard ageing and extend their life span well past their first century." Path stilled fidgeted with his cuff. "Anagathic drugs can then be administered to increase their life span even further, allowing them to reach an average age of two-hundred and forty. A further treatment, more advanced than the first, can also be administered at considerable cost to then double that average life span." Feeling confidant now that she was talking about something she knew a considerable amount about she lifted his head to look at Holo. "Though it's generally only used on the Realm's most exceptional servants. The second treatment, that is. The first is wide-spread amongst all but the lowliest of servants; lever-pullers and the like."
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    Arathmus

    "So 5 weeks of cracking Titanic heads, some unspecified time breaking Raksha over my knee, and then assaulting the Spiral with a handful of Exalts?"

    Arathmus broke into a massive smile, cracking his knuckles for effect. He didn't actually need to do it, and the massive suit made actually cracking them impossible, but it was important to keep his image alive.

    "Sounds fun. I'm ready."
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    Narikon nods appreciatively to Path. "They've all been administered the first set. They'll manage."" He then turns to Altevia.

    He continues to move. "Perhaps this wasn't clear to you, Vizier Solitaire, but we are not expecting you to throw your life away. We are expecting you - all of you - to return and make your report. This mission is high-risk, as is every other mission you've ever faced."

    He spares Kain a short nod of approval.

    "And you can send your messages in transit. We're already losing too much time to the storm.

    "Anyone else?"
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    Gunstar Hero!!!

    "Gentlemen," the heretofore silent hero speaks, his words pouring from him in a sizzlingly smooth voice. The General had spoken...something...he wasn't paying attention to the brass, as one ought to. Everyone knew that grit and rogue mavericks were the ones who really got things done, after all.

    Gunstar Hero is a tall, heroically lean figure, with thin eyebrows, and a devlishly rakish mustache. He appears to be constantly sweating vitriol from every pore; it drips and oils his hair and skin to an impossibly bright sheen. He wears what had started in life as a Gunstar Defense Line admiral's uniform, but then had been adorned and festooned with enough patches, medals of dubious quality, gold lame, silver lame, epaulets, ribbons, and a sash that it was all but unrecognizable. In stark contrast to the garish...clothing (to call it a uniform would be flat-out wrong), upon his back lies an extremely simple wooden staff.

    "In but a few minutes, I, Gunstar Hero, Champion of the Gunstar, Privateer Extraordinaire, will guide you through the feared Wyld Storms of Vengatrix 7, braving dangers and impossible odds - though never tell me them - and then, you will all have the great honor of acting as support for my heroic mission to destroy the superweapon that Foul Theion has constructed - to have your names remembered alongside mine in the history books. Now is the time for the turning of the tide, and for great deeds. Now is the time for glory! All hail the Gunstar! All hail the glory that awaits us!"

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    "And he's one of the saner ones," Narikon says harshly.

    “The Kairemer is in launch bay thirty-six, Viscinda Spire. Dismissed!”

    - - -

    Short corridors lead from the artifact room to an under-under-ground tube, where a crystalline Essence Bubble awaits. There are ten seats in the bubble, and only the six Gunstar Heroes as passengers, alone in the car.

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    (Gunstar Elevator Music: Prelude to War)

    - - -

    The heroes of the Gunstar continue onwards in silence through the bubblecar as dramatic music plays from near-invisible speakers. The trip to Viscinda is reasonable short; in theory, it ought to be ten minutes.

    Eight minutes in, the music suddenly stops, and an automated signal begins playing. Three loud beeps shatter the silence, and a message plays, spoken in a calm and reassuring voice.

    “This is an emergency broadcast. Apostate Champion Termination of Endings has been spotted at Viscinda Spire. All non-military personnel are ordered to evacuate to a distance of at least five miles. Do not panic. The Void Hunt has been alerted and will arrive shortly.”

    Beep. Beep. Beep.

    “We repeat. This is an emergency broadcast. Apostate Champion Termination of Endings has been spotted at Viscinda Spire. All non-military personnel are ordered to evacuate to a distance of at least five miles. Do not panic. The Void Hunt has been alerted and will arrive shortly.”

    Beep. Beep. Beep.

    “We repeat. This is an emergency broadcast. Apostate Champion Termination of Endings has been spotted at Viscinda Spire. All non-military personnel are ordered to evacuate to a distance of at least five miles. Do not panic. The Void Hunt has been alerted and will arrive shortly.”

    Beep. Beep. Beep...

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    Holo

    "It wouldn't be trouble if it waited where it was supposed to, would it?"

    Holo is less than thrilled. Any number of scenarios involving damage to the Kairemer or it's mortal crew members flash through her mind, and the Apostate is probably planning to carry out every one of them. The Lunar makes no move for the control panel.

    The others were probably expecting orders. "I can trust that you all know how to handle yourselves in a fight, but don't get in the Void Hunt's way if they've beaten us there." She grits her teeth at sounding more awkward than she meant to. This wasn't a real Circle or a proper crew, not yet - she hadn't even met any of them before today. She had Luna's gifts for that, of course, but without a clear understanding of the threat posed by this Apostate she had no idea if she could afford to burn the Essence on what was effectively supernatural team building.

    Still, all she can do is her best. She grins to drain the sarcasm from the next sentence. "Any stunning insights would be welcomed."
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    "Recommend we secure the Kairemer and her hangar rather than engage, sir." Junai unslings a small jade-alloy crossbow from her back, slots a cylindrical steel core into a socket on the foregrip with a click. The weapon draws back into firing position soundlessly, a faint tingle of Essence confirming readiness. "We can't afford to play rat-and-roach with this thing."

    She keeps her eyes on the tunnel ahead, gauging the distance to the Viscinda station and watching for unpleasant surprises.
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    "Oh, I'd love to ignore the Apostate, but as far as we know the Kairemer is the only noteworthy ship at the docks. I'd give it better than even odds that this rogue Champion is there specifically to mess with us or our mission."
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    At the mention of an Apostate attacking the spire Path's face, which had been so reserved, was an image of anger and determination. As such a gentle Champion he probably felt responsible somehow for the actions of any Apostate - and his own budding anarchistic philosophy probably had something to do with his anger at one of the few beings that served as a physical counterpoint to them. Already he had moved to the controls and pulled a nearby panel off, his hand exploding into thousands of tiny machine-like probes that he forced into the open magitech. "We... w-we have to stop it. It cannot be allowed to hurt any more people!" With a sudden jerk and a flash of sparks the crystalline bubble lurched forward as its magic was manipulated and forced to move ever faster at the command of the Champion. At that the Alchemical turned to Holo. "I can accept if you want to go protect the ship, but my pride as a Champion cannot let me do anything but hunt it down and destroy it." On cue the storied weapon Ascribed Destiny appears in his hand as a heretofore unseen starmetal karma-bug swarm retreats from that hand.
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    The bubble surges forwards, practically doubling in speed. It won't take long before you arrive.
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    The Lunar's lupine ears perk up as the captain swivels, bracing against the sudden acceleration. Her voice is frosty at best. "Your 'pride as a Champion' can and will take a backseat to the mission. We don't get to make calls based on personal preference. If that Apostate isn't standing between us and the Kairemer, we need to let the Void Hunt do its job. That's what it exists for."
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    As if on a swivel Path's head turns with a look of shock. "Wh-what? How... how can you say that? How would you feel if that... that monster out there was one of your own kind? A Lunar turned into a terrible abomination!" He didn't seem quite so meek now, though why he felt so strongly about this was a bit of a mystery quick knowledge of the particulars of her attachments to the Deliberative Army. "Wouldn't you feel compelled to destroy it before it hurt more people? It wouldn't take long. An Apostate... they aren't subtle. Not when... when there are things for them to break."
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    Holo tilts her head to one side, unimpressed. "Indulging my compulsions was not, in fact, an option where this mission was concerned. Now, I don't know what private instructions, if any, you received concerning the raid, but I was told that I was supposed to take charge, command the ship, and get everyone to Theion's science project in one piece. To do that, I need to know that when I tell you to put Plug A in Slot B and buckle up that you're actually going to do it and not, say, go Apostate hunting instead." She seems about to stop, then adds, "And frankly, I'm concerned that we're even having this conversation. I expected a state Champion to be more disciplined."
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    "I... I see." His voice was stammered. "Yes." Clearer. More definite. "I'm sorry. I..." He didn't finish that sentence. Instead he looked at Holo for a moment and in silence he stared. "The Apostate will be engaged if its deemed a threat to the Kairemer only." Piece by piece Path's armour was extruded and fitted onto his body. It took only moments for the arms and legs to be covered and for the standard gold and blue patterns loaded into the suit to take affect. With the torso pieces in place he looked almost exactly like the Kamakian posters of him and as the helmet locked into place with a sigh the look was complete.
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    The Lunar simply nods. She hated doing that, and on an average day would be happy to go on an Apostate-hunting side trip or even allow her fellow crew their own choice of what to do, but the Kairemer was currently as vulnerable as it was ever going to be, and securing it had to be top priority.
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    The crystal bubble arrives, jolting to a stop at the terminal. The essence webs unfold as the dome vanishes back into the ground, leaving the five Exalts and the Raksha alone in the station.

    Well, mostly alone. Two men stand at the far end of the terminal, by the stairs going up. They wear the sort of equipment rich Exalts often give to mortal followers - superheavy plate armor, complete with face-concealing visors, colored in rich brown and gold, well-crafted swords with fancy hilts, and a complicated and artistic crest splashed all over their equipment.

    The swords are not drawn - quite - but they're clearly ready for a fight.

    "This area is sealed," one says slowly, clearly enunciating every syllable. "An Apostate attack is underway and the Void Hunt has arrived. Remain in your vehicle and return the way you came."

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    I invite everyone to make Perception+Awareness rolls for more information about the two guards. There's something a little off about them...

    An Intelligence+Socialize+(Relevant Background) roll could be made to try and identify the guards' crest.
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    Holo stops a short distance in front of the guards and considers. It was rare that two mortals would try to halt a crew of incoming Exalted by talking like Thespians, and something felt wrong to begin with. "So, out of curiosity, who was leading the Hunt?"

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    This is assuming Class can be used to identify the crest, of course.

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    "Elegant Wrath Falling," the other says, speaking in the same clear way. "Please return to your seat."
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    Standing behind Holo with Ascribed Destiny Path too could feel that something was off about these two. Behind the visored helmet the Alchemical was trying, just as Holo was, to figure out what it was that created that feeling of wrongness.

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