Terra: Terran's World
Location: In a galaxy far away from Elysia.
Surface Conditions: Earth-like world with two moons.
Ruler/Owner/Governing Bodies: Terran rules this world. There are a number of nations ruled by local governors that all answer to Terran.
Primary Inhabitants: Humans live in large cities, towns and villages all across Terra.
Tech Level: Equivalent to today. No space travel. No weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological, etc.)
Places of Interest:
Terran's Palace and Terran's Peak - Terran lives in a large palace at the base of an active volcano, Terran's Peak. It is a large marble structure that has stood for thousands of years, unharmed by the frequent lava flows from the volcano.
Unique Planetary Conditions:
Terra was once known as Omega XIII. It was a human colony of refugees from a dying world. The techonogical level was high, the people had advanced sciences. Soon after the colony was established, Terran came to the world. He was looking for a world far away from Elysia so that he could guard a helm.
After he arrived, he immediately set himself up as ruler of the world. The citizens rebelled against his rule, and attacked him. He destroyed the rebels and their technology, setting them back to the equivanet of the middle ages.
Over the years, the technological level of the people began to increase, but it was always under Terran's watchful eye. He would not allow them to develop their technology back to the level it was before. The technological level is now at the equivalent of late 20th century, early 21st century, without the space program, which Terran prohibits.
Battles and wars have been commonplace on Terra for as long as Terran had ruled over it. He often would manipulate events on the planet to allow battles to happen. Weapons were always a technology that he approved of, except for the weapons of mass destruction, as that took some of the edge off the battles.
QC1: From this day forth you shall be called "Sprinkle Berryweather".
Kevin Flynn: The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships, motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then, one day... ...I got in!
A Scarred Battlefield
There was a chill in the afternoon air. Charred buildings lay in smoking ruins, some still burning from the bombings that took place earlier in the morning. Up until a few moments ago, this battlefield was a hot zone. The sounds of gunfire and the screams of the dying filled the air. Now, there was only the sounds of the few remaining fires and the soft whistling of the wind through the ruins.
Ruwach, the Wanderer, stood in the middle of the battlefield, wiping the blood of the mortals from his long blade. He knew that the ruler of the planet would have been watching this battlefield with rapt interest. The fact that he came along to end the battle by killing all participants on both sides would be sure to bring him here.
No sooner had Ruwach finished cleaning his blade then a shadow loomed from above. A large red dragon flew in from above, landing in the center of the field of battle. Seated on her neck was the man Ruwach had been waiting for, Terran, the God of Battle.
"Give me one good reason I shouldn't have Ember turn you into a snack for interferring in my affairs," Terran demanded.
Ruwach simply shrugged. "You value her life as much as your own."
Terran glared at Ruwach from his perch and pulled out his own rifle. "Then perhaps I should just shoot you and be done with it."
Ruwach sighed. "I did not come here to fight, Terran."
"No? Then why stop in five minutes a battle that has gone on five days?"
"Because I knew it would get your attention."
"You have it and my ire," Terran said as he put away his rifle. "Now, what was so important that you felt it necessary to anger me?"
"I want to know what happened to me."
Terran glared at Ruwach for a moment in confusuion. "I am the god of battle, not an oracle. Go seek Lord Mattson, he's the visionary."
"He is, and I may yet seek him out, but it is because you are the god of battle that I come to you first."
"I am already growing tired of this. Explain yourself."
"What do you know of the battles on Elysia against the Negation?"
"I know I missed some grand battles that I would have relished being involved in. I was here, away from most of the action while that was underway. Why?"
"I believe I died in that battle, yet here I stand. I remember going to Elysia to fight, but I remember nothing of the battle. I am even unaware of how much time passed before I woke up again."
Terran scoffed. "If you were dead, you should seek out Lestat or Sil. They have powers over life and death. As for me, the only thing that I desire is watching you die in battle. It is a shame I missed it, and a greater shame that you were brought back."
Ruwach nodded. "As you know nothing of the battle on Elysia, I shall be on my way." A red bridge of light appeared behind Ruwach, stretching into the sky. "Until next our paths cross."
"May it be never again," Terran muttered as Ruwach walked onto the bridge and vanished.