Code Yellow in Hallifax
EVENTS NEWS #285
Date: 2/11/2013 at 19:01
To : Everyone
Subj: Code Yellow in Hallifax
"A Code Yellow anomaly has been detected within the Centre for
Aeromantic Engineering," the cold, monotonous voice of the Collective
announced, breaking the usual silence of the City of Hallifax.
Mobilizing to the Centre, Kialkarkea Diodorus made a quick sweep of the
tower. Soon, she discovered that the statue recently discovered during
the War of the Wheel had begun to move. Primus Lawliet Letara of the
Institute arrived to investigate, using aeonics to catch strange
glimpses of a strange machine and an even stranger ship flying in the
clouds. Joined later by Entrias of the Centre, they patiently waiting as
the statue moved more and more. First a finger, than and arm, the tap of
a foot, the twisting of a torso and then the statue came alive.
Displaced from the timeline, the statue's words were nearly
indecipherable as they streamed backward in time but those assembled
quickly learned that the statue required an equipment room.
Leading the statue to the Lyceum of Eudiometrics, the statue quickly
tore apart the weather manipulation equipment he found there. Using the
parts, along with building materials gathered from those present and a
three million gold research grant funded by Entrias, the strange trill
statue constructed an odd machine in order to anchor himself to the
present timeline. His work done, he called on those assembled to bring
cloud essence from the Elemental Plane of Air to power the equipment.
Hallifaxians scoured the planes, led by Keeper Ushaara Gordian, until
powerful elemental energies raged within the machine. With the final
essence, the machine tore open in a blast of twisted metal and stone,
releasing a vortex of fluctuating energies within the lab. The strange
statue crumbled in the shockwave, the marble and crystal pieces sucked
into the icy vortex and destroyed.
Barely hesitating, the Aeromancers dove into the planar rift torn open
by the vortex, transversing to a zeppelin flying high above the
Neverending Airstream. To their surprise, they found the statue, now in
the form of Zedlon Windwhisper, waiting for them. Rather than restoring
his failing memory as he had hoped, anchoring himself to the timeline
had instead destroyed Zedlon's memories as they aligned with a future
that would never come to be after the defeat of the Time Dames. As
Avechna, the Avenger called for mortals to come for the Trial of
Harmony, Zedlon dismissed the Aeromancers so that he may have time to
grieve for his lost memories. Coming to terms with his new life, Zedlon
pledged to those Aeromancers who returned after the Trial that he would
use his few remaining memories and his knowledge of Aerochemantic
Engineering to protect the Collective from the dark future in which he
had once lived. Inviting others who wished to follow his path to learn
from him, he taught the science of aerochemantics to the Aeromancers.
The first to take up the skills of the Aerochemantic Engineer was
Kyethian Letara, learning the arts of war from a time when the nexii had
Soaring high above the Elemental Plane of Air, the Ionic Conductor waits
to teach all those who would defend the Collective.
Penned by My hand on the 11th of Roarkian, in the year 346 CE.