Usuario:Taln Fan/Alanik History

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History

Recovery and Departure

Alanik remained in a DDF medical bay under sedation for nineteen days while her injuries healed. DDF Flight Command had Alanik taken off the sedatives hoping that she could help them contact Cuna, who had sent an emergency message to Detritus after Winzik's coup.[2][3] With Spensa absent, Cobb suggested that Jorgen and FM speak to her first. After some time for Alanik to adjust, FM struck up a conversation with her. Alanik seemed willing to work with the young pilots, although she became agitated when she learned that the Superiority had tried to contact the humans. She wanted to contact the UrDail regarding her mission to Starsight; Jorgen and FM did not have clearance to tell her that Spensa had taken her place.[3]

My people were punished because we fought alongside yours. Some on my planet think it is better to go along with the Superiority. To accept their peace. But their peace is a tool to maintain power.

—Alanik, to FM[3]

She discussed the oppression of her people by the Superiority, noting some parallels to the plight of the humans. She emphasized that any "peace" treaty offered by the Superiority was false; FM realized that the National Assembly was considering the exact scenario that she was warning against. She told Alanik that she was ready to fight.[3]

Alanik seemed to be connecting with FM, but their diplomatic efforts were put to a full stop when Jeshua Weight intervened, treating Alanik like a prisoner rather than an ally.[3] Alanik immediately took offense and projected a message into Jorgen's mind telling him that he was powerful and should not allow anyone to control him.[3] She then hyperjumped to an unknown location.[3]

Unity’s Military Coup

Progress for ReDawn! May her enemies be swiftly silenced for the good of us all.

—Nanalis to the UrDail[4]

Alanik attended a sporting event at the Stadium Tree, the match between the Unity and Independece faction. At the match she talked with Rinakin, and witnessed a thinly veiled message from Nanalis saying that the divisive Independence faction must be silenced. They left the match partway through, and were summoned by Quilan and the other Unity cytonics to come meet him at the Council tree.[4] She refused, fluting to Spindle instead. They were intercepted by Quilan there. She landed, and Quilan struck Rinakin with a concussion bolt.[1] Two of his men apprehended Rinakin, and Alanik got away. She cytonically communicated with Jorgen, saying that Detritus has an inhibitor and she needs the key. Their minds connected and she received the key, and she hyperjumped to Detritus.[5]

Alanik met with Jorgen and FM, and discovered that the taynix are the hyperdrives, and learned more about them. She reluctantly agreed to meet with Jeshua and Cobb, after Jorgen tells her that he doesn’t have the authority to help her.[5] She met with Detritus’ leaders, plus Minister Cuna Alanik asked for them to form an alliance with the Independence faction and send a force to ReDawn to help resist the Unity faction. In return she offered to help train their cytonics. Cobb and Jeshua argued over wether the National Assembly or the DDF should make the descision, and Alanik was given quarters where she could wait.[6] She met with the rest of Skyward Flight, who were friendly towards her.[7]

Cobb arrived and told them that Alanik’s request had been denied, and that his hands were tied. He told them that he couldn’t officially order them to go, but heavily hinted that he wanted them to anyway.[7] Alanik and Skyward Flight hurried to the hangar, and Alanik found that her ship had been taken apart to be studied. The maintenance crews tried to stop them, but Jorgen said they had been given emergency orders to scramble. They went to their fighters, FM showing Alanik the basic controls of the unfamiliar fighter.

I can handle two ships. Just because I don’t have combat experience doesn’t mean I don’t know what I’m doing.

—Alanik to Jorgen during a dogfight[8]

They flew upwards, Alanik managing with difficulty. After interlocking with light lances and preparing to hyperjump, Jeshua radioed them and warned them that if they left, they would be considered deserters. At Jorgen’s go-ahead, Alanik teleported them to ReDawn.[9] They arrived just outside Hollow, and Alanik explained the nature of ReDawn and its trees to them. As they neared the Superiority transport where Alanik’s people were being held, Skyward Flight engaged the numerous Unity pilots. The transport fled and Skyward Flight worked together to bring it down, Nedd using his IMP and Kimmalyn taking out the pilot, while Alanik and Arturo grabbed the transport with their lightlances.[8]

Alanik hyperjumped the transport to the Independence base, and the Independence prisoners unloaded, the pilots entering their fighters. Quilan’s fighters arrived, and Skyward Flight and the Independence pilots held. More Unity reinforcements arrived however, and Alanik decided that they should retreat to Wandering Leaf, a floating platform with automatic turrets. Skyward Flight used their taynix to teleport them and the Independence pilots underneath the turrets, while Alanik dueled with Quilan.[10] Upon trying to land on Wandering Leaf she was forced to eject out of her plane, landing on the platform with her parachute.[11]

On Wandering Leaf

Alanik met with the Independence pilots, including her brother and Rinakin’s daughter. Because of Wandering Leaf’s effective turrets, Alanik and the others were then safe from Unity attacks. Jorgen tuned his radio to a broadcast from Nanalis to the UrDail population, and Rinakin’s voice came on, allying himself and Independence with Unity. He then told Alanik to turn herself in.[11] Many memmbers of Skyward Flight had doubts about rescuing Rinakin after the message, but both Alanik and Inin strongly argued that Unity was forcing Rinakin to agree with them. Alanik introduced the human and Independence pilots to each other, and explore the Superiority shuttle. Inside they found a blue and green taynix with the power to inhibit cytonics. Afterward, Alanik talked with Arturo alone. Arturo bluntly asked Alanik if she would betray them, to which she said that she won’t.[12]

Are mate-pairs taboo in your culture? You all seem very embarrassed to talk about them.

—Alanik to the members of Skyward Flight[13]

Alanik got to know Skyward Flight better, chatting cytonically with Jorgen. When they began talking about their romantic relationships, Alanik was confused about how embarrassed they got about the subject. FM decided that they needed to retrieve Rig from Detritus[13], and her and Alanik hyperjumped there. They convinced him to help, and found that Detritus’ leaders had been negotiating with the Superiority and would likely hand over their taynix.[14] They returned to Wandering Leaf, where FM and Jorgen got into an argument about the taynix. Alanik and the others tested out the platform’s cytonic inhibitor using the new blue and green slug. After their test was successful, Rig repaired Alanik’s starfighter.[15] Arturo talked with Alanik more, asking about why she fights so strongly against the Superiority. After figuring out how to work Wandering Leaf’s mindblade weapon system, Alanik and the others discussed how to rescue Rinakin.[16]

Alanik, Jorgen, and Rig used a hyperslug to hyperjump Wandering Leaf just outside of Tower, one of the biggest UrDail trees. Skyward Flight and the Independence pilots got into the air, and Quilan and the other cytonics left the Council tree to come inhibit Wandering Leaf. With the Council tree now open, Alanik and Arturo used Naga to hyperjump their ships to where Rinakin was staying.[17]

Rescuing Rinakin

It suits you. An angel with a big sword, coming down to exact justice.

—Arturo to Alanik about her new callsign[18]

Alanik and Arturo discussed callsigns as they approached Rinakin’s quarters, Alanik deciding that her callsign should be Angel. They used Naga to hyperjump into Rinakin’s room, and Alanik rushed in to convince Rinakin to leave with her. Rinakin acted strangely, telling Alanik to come with her, then turned on a cytonic inhibitor. Alanik realized that the person was not Rinakin, but an imposter.[18]

Arturo came in and physically attacked the imposter, who turned out to be a Dione using holographic technology stolen from M-Bot. The Dione told them that Rinakin was already gone. Alanik and Arturo returned to their ships and chased after the ship that was transporting the real Rinakin, fighting off several Unity pilots. During the battle, Alanik killed an enemy pilot for the first time, which shocked her. She managed to hook the ship with Rinakin with her light hook, then teleported the ship, along with herself and Arturo, back to Wandering Leaf.[19] On the deck of Wandering Leaf, she fought off Rinakin’s guards by hyperjumping them away and abandoning them, then rescued Rinakin from his bonds. She caught him up on events, and Arturo comforted Alanik about killing someone.[20]

Defeating the Unity Faction

Thank you, for not abandoning my people to the Superiority when the inhibitor went down.

—Alanik to Jorgen[21]

Alanik and Arturo joined the fight against the Unity pilots, whose cytonics were trying to get in formation to make a cytonic inhibitor. They succeeded, and a Superioirty battleship appeared, guns trained on Tower. Alanik shot down Quilan during the battle and killed him, and another cytonic was shot down. The inhibitor deactivated as the battleship began to fire, and Rig hyperjumped Wadnering leaf close to the battleship and destroyed it with the platforms’ autoturrets. A varvax cytonic hyperjumped onto Wandering Leaf and marched on Rig. Alanik tried to stop it, but Doomslug protected Rig by cutting through the creature’s exoskeleton.[20] With their cytonics shot down and Quilan dead, the Unity pilots retreated as Rinakin made a broadcast to the UrDail people.[21]

Back to Detritus

Alanik and Arturo talked about the battle and Alanik’s killing of Quilan, and were interrupted by Cobb calling them. Jorgen gave him an update, but noticed Cobb was acting strangely. At Alanik’s suggestion, they realized that Cobb had been replaced by an imposter. Alanik communicated with Gran-Gran, who was being handed over to the Superiority aboard a ship. Alanik warned her of the trap, and sensed a commslug aboard the Superiority ship. She opened a line to Jorgen’s parents, who didn’t believe Jorgen’s warnings about the trap. After ending the communication, Rig hyperjumped Wandering Leaf to Detritus.[21]

Thank you. I can tell by your spirit that you have the heart of a warrior like my granddaughter.

—Gran-Gran thanking Alanik[22]

Alanik and Jorgen hyperjumped to Detritus’ command center and grabbed the fake Cobb, then found a taynix aboard the Superioirty ship. Jorgen went with the fake Cobb to find his parents, and Alanik went off to find Gran-Gran. She discovered along the way that there was a bomb on the ship rigged to blow, and that Superiority personnel had evacuated. She retrieved Rig, who didn’t know how to disarm it. After Rig returned to Wandering Leaf, Alanik found the cells where Gran-Gran, Cuna, and Cobb were being held. After Alanik disabled the cytonic inhibitor, Gran-Gran jumped away with Cobb, and Alanik dropped off Cuna at Wandering Leaf. Alanik hurried to where Jorgen was, and found his parents and other politicians trapped in a room, the area cytonically inhibited. Unable to find the inhibitor and unable to break into the room, Alanik and Jorgen were forced to leave them behind, Alanik hyperjumping herself and Jorgen back to Wandering Leaf.[22]

Afterwards, as the ship exploded, Alanik could feel Jorgen’s grief and anger. Alanik couldn’t feel Gran-Gran’s mind, and concluded that she and Cobb had made it away, but to an unknown location. Jorgen told Alanik that they’d have to delay returning to her people, as there were some things they had to do on Detritus first.[23]

Notes

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