Affirmed By Fire: Chapter 1, "Destroyers Past" (continuation of Conduit 2)

#1VintageRonJohnPosted 7/29/2013 10:15:28 PM
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Atlantis - October 26, 2012

“What the-- you're--" Michael Ford stammered, his thoughts racing but failing to explain the sight before him.

“Here to help,” Abraham Lincoln finished. Next to Lincoln stood George Washington; behind them, a small cadre of armored Destroyers had just stepped out of the conduit. “Where is Prometheus?” Lincoln growled.

“Whoa, slow down,” Ford replied, still reeling from seeing half of Mount Rushmore in the flesh. “What did Prometheus do to you, anyway? You and Andromeda have it out for the guy.”

“What he did,” Andromeda snarled, “is betray our purpose--our trust. Our good faith.” She touched Ford’s shoulder, then paused. Her eyes shot to his. “He was in your armor, wasn’t he? You’ve absorbed his power. I can tell.”

Ford glanced at the Destroyers, each now eying him with suspicion, even hate. He didn’t want to be caught with his loyalties in the wrong place. Not again. “Before we talk about Prometheus, I want to know this conversation doesn’t end with my skull in pieces,” he said.

She laughed. “Michael Ford, if the other Destroyers and I wished you dead, there would be no conversation. Prometheus chose good stock for his Destroyers. You meant well, I’m sure. You were misled. We were all misled.”

“By Prometheus?”

“Who else?” Andromeda let a wry smile creep across her lips. “When he created the first Destroyers, and me as their aide, he told us we would defend humanity from his kind, the Annunaki--progenitors.”

Ford was surprised to hear such cynicism in her words. Hadn’t he destroyed the progenitors? Wasn’t that Prometheus’s goal?

“When you absorbed their power, Michael Ford, and called to Tiamat, you brought the Annunaki closer to our home,” she said. “It is what the Pathfinder was sent to do, but ultimately rebelled against.”

Ford removed his helmet and ran a hand through damp brown hair. Suddenly he was aware of the sweat blanketing his entire body. “If Adams--er, Enlil--was the good guy, then why did he leave me to die at the Washington Memorial?”

“Enlil had great foresight.” George Washington spoke now. “He could have defeated me during or even before my presidency, but he knew it wouldn’t help his cause. I morphed into one of his biggest human supporters, albeit almost a hundred years later.”

“It is likely that Enlil knew you would summon Tiamat,” Lincoln said. “And that you were not ready to embrace his ideals. Time being short, he tried to keep Prometheus from you as best he could."

"Damned if stopping an assassination attempt qualifies me for this," Ford murmured.

"Destroyers are hand-picked by Prometheus. Since he chose you, you're qualified," Lincoln said. "But to answer your question, it's hard to say, of course, what really drew the Annunaki to you. Perhaps it was your marksmanship. Perhaps it was a chicken-and-egg scenario where they each perceived trace hints of the other's desire for you, and through a sort of spontaneous combustion you became desirable for no good reason."

Ford slumped. He'd give anything to shirk the stifling Destroyer suit and return to the D.C. suburbs, where alien invasions were neatly confined to fiction and UFO wackjobs. Well, come to think of it...

"There's no turning back now," Washington added. "You're a Destroyer. The one who's contacted Tiamat, no less."

“What we need to know, Michael Ford, is whether you will fight with us,” Andromeda said.

“I’m zero-for-two on picking sides in alien invasions. Why should I believe you?”

She smiled again. “Because the first two sides were the aliens.”
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#2DivideByAERPosted 7/29/2013 11:10:00 PM
I have a few seconds to spare and I thought I would check the c2 board out.
Overall, I think the story is not half bad. You could defintely improve. I have to admit you have potential, VintageRonJohn.

I look forward to more, if I have more seconds to throw away.
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#3VintageRonJohn(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2013 6:14:55 AM
DivideByAER posted...
I have a few seconds to spare and I thought I would check the c2 board out.
Overall, I think the story is not half bad. You could defintely improve. I have to admit you have potential, VintageRonJohn.

I look forward to more, if I have more seconds to throw away.


Speaking of improvement, here comes the first correction: This chapter should all take place on Agartha, not Atlantis. Andromeda would have been at Atlantis, so somewhere near the beginning, imagine a sentence that includes the phrase "Andromeda walked through the conduit after the Destroyers." Or something like that.
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#4xXAISPXxPosted 7/30/2013 6:47:39 AM
DivideByAER posted...
I have a few seconds to spare and I thought I would check the c2 board out.
Overall, I think the story is not half bad. You could defintely improve. I have to admit you have potential, VintageRonJohn.

I look forward to more, if I have more seconds to throw away.


Do you still challenge us?
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#51PefrogPosted 7/30/2013 6:54:40 AM
I think it is great writing Ron Jon. You really have the dialogue representing each character well and the flow of the epilogue is fluid.
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#6xXAISPXxPosted 7/30/2013 7:36:32 AM
http://tinyurl.com/lvs4f23

High Voltage Software posted on Facebook...
April 27

"Fans get a first look at an unreleased game!!!"
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#7--Hope--Posted 7/30/2013 8:04:12 AM
xXAISPXx posted...
http://tinyurl.com/lvs4f23

High Voltage Software posted on Facebook...
April 27

"Fans get a first look at an unreleased game!!!"


AISP, if you have any idea where I can get a trailer of C3 and such please let me know. Please PM me the address of the video if you find one, I looked all over HVS website and found nothing..




@RonJon: the dialogue was great, would definitely turn eyes in HVS studios....
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#8xXAISPXxPosted 7/30/2013 9:53:41 AM
--Hope-- posted...
xXAISPXx posted...
http://tinyurl.com/lvs4f23

High Voltage Software posted on Facebook...
April 27

"Fans get a first look at an unreleased game!!!"


AISP, if you have any idea where I can get a trailer of C3 and such please let me know. Please PM me the address of the video if you find one, I looked all over HVS website and found nothing..




@RonJon: the dialogue was great, would definitely turn eyes in HVS studios....


I think everyone wants to see a Conduit 3 trailer...
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#9xXAISPXxPosted 7/30/2013 10:00:11 AM
The only thing going on with HVS is Animales de la Muerte right now. It is possible they will be working on The Grinder before Conduit 3.
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#10--Hope--Posted 7/30/2013 11:11:22 AM
xXAISPXx posted...
The only thing going on with HVS is Animales de la Muerte right now. It is possible they will be working on The Grinder before Conduit 3.


:/
Well, C3 better blow my mind....I love the conduit series and I would hate to see it end badly.

What do you hope for the most in C3 AISP?



I hope for an awesome burst fire scar, burst fire shrieker like in C1 but nerfed... and no smaw.
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