/Final Persons for Final Post/
Michaelis helped Astral up the rocky path, then he moved deeper into the caverns. Wind moving through the tunnels howled like some otherworldly creature, and even he couldn't suppress a shudder. Astral cowered closer to him. "Michaelis, do you think...that sounds like Gii'itera."
He shook his head. "No, its not. Don't worry." and he kept moving.
Eventually it opened up to reveal a huge garden of stone and plant. Michaelis grew tense the further in they went. The place was a potential minefield, and one wrong turn meant a speedy or slow end, depending on what got you. Beyond this was another stretch of caverns which opened into the interior of a castle. With a hall long as a football field, lined with tall pillars, it was imposing. To Michaelis who knew it well, it also inspired agitation. Master Aegis had performed many experiments here at one point, and Michaelis had been one of them. For him, this place was a memory trove of nightmares.
That and, unlike Astral, he'd seen what happened to Gii'itera here."
"Wasn't this pace going to be an Event once?" Astral asked quietly.
Michaelis shrugged, though within he cringed. "Yeah, an event...of sorts."
Aegis stood at the end of the hall, standing before a grand pair of doors, each covered with intricate designs and pictures. Astral gave a cry as she recognized Oracle, laying in a broken heap on the floor. Something black and horrid was on her skin, pulsing with red veins. It covered most of her body, and was spreading into her face. Astral ran to her, hovering anxiously over her though she didn't dare touch her.
"So, how did it go?" Aegis asked, turning.
Michaelis straightened, yanking his eyes away from Oracle. "The factions are broken, sir. Hadrian's brats took care of him, and they left. The factions, even small ones, are...destroyed."
Aegis nodded. "Good. I have new jobs for you." He beckoned to the corner, and a new figure joined them. Michaelis gasped as he saw him. Stringy, maroon hair fell wildly around his face. He wore a deep red jacket, and what could have been the bottom half of a tattered brown robe. In his violet eye was a crazed light. He too had the terrible black patches on his skin, one huge patch over his left eye, surrounding it in agitated red like a flame.
"Gii'itera!" he gasped. Astral half-rose, eyes wide in horror.
Aegis smiled, and arm extended. "it is time for the continent to rise. When it does, we will assuredly have guests, but only the special ones will clear it. While that happens, here is what you, my precious children, must do..."
END OF INFINITE POWERS
First off, I would like to thank everyone for having patience with me. Its been a rough ride all around.
Claec, I loved meeting your guys. Zare's story made me cry, and Kenji made me laugh. Thank you for joining me in this.
Odd, thank you once again for sticking with me. Your participation is gratefully accepted and appreciated, particularly your faithfulness when I'm being slow and lazy.
Freddy, thank you for doing so much. It was fun working with you.
Banana, I loved Sage Shade the whole way through. She's a great person, and I hope she lives happily with Ian.
Koneko, your characters were, once again, some of the nicest I know. Thanks for joining in.
and finally...thank you everyone. This rpg would never be, without you guys. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the fun ride you guys have given me.