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    Final Fantasy Chronicles of Exigo ~ The Fall of Spira

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    Valvaris

    A figure emerges from the crowd descending from the ship. The young-looking guy walked down the ramp onto Luca's ground while looking around the land he just arrived in. He started walking towards the center square from the harbour. As the matter of fact, it seems that that is where everyone is heading towards.

    "It's been a long time since I've been back here, huh?" thought the boy, "It's the Blitzball season again, I see."

    He walked away from the square towards one of the houses, and looked at it as if he's making sure he isn't at the wrong door. He knocked on the door. The door creaked open, and right there stood another young man around the age of 20. The man who opened the door gasped in surprise and exclaimed, "Valvaris?! Is that you?" The boy known as Valvaris smiled. He gave the man who opened the door a big hug and said, "It's me alright. You don't recognize me after just two years, Dan?"

    "Of course I do, Val! Come on in!" said Dan, as he ushered Valvaris into the house. Val sat down by the table and Dan sat beside him, as well.

    "How've you been?! Two years ago, you joined the Youth League in sphere-hunting and you never came back! You didn't even drop me a letter or something after I heard the Youth League had been disbanded. I was quite worried about you, Val!"
    "Daniave," laughed Val, "I'm fine, I'm fine. I continued sphere-hunting after the Youth League got disbanded. There's just too many things to learn about Spira and the Machinas! I couldn't stop myself from going after the spheres which contain history of Spira!"
    "You and your Machinas! If I didn't know you well, I'd thought you are an Al Bhed, Val." laughed Dan.
    "Hmmm, by the way, Dan, where is Ridarl? When the Youth League got disbanded, she said she'll return to Luca. Did you see her?"

    "You talking about me?" said a girl's voice from the stairs of house. A girl seemingly same age as Dan walked down from the stairs, towards Daniave and Valvaris.
    "Ridarl!" exclaimed Valvaris as he stood up, and for a moment, he looked confused, "Why are you here Rida? You... two..."
    "Hahaha! We are, well... married." said Dan as he blushed.
    "Oh! Hahaha," laughed Val, "My, congratulations!"
    "Thank you!" replied Ridarl and Daniave, and all three of them sat down by the table again.
    "And with Ridarl here, how could you not have known about me?" asked Val.
    "Well, he meant that you didn't report back to him after Youth League got disbanded, he got worried. You didn't even told me where you were heading towards, too, you know." said Rida.
    "And, I haven't seen you for two years! We've known you since you dropped by in Luca when you were 7. Then you left and when you came back 5 years later, I thought you'd be here for good! Who knows, then you left for Youth League." said Dan.
    "Besides, I'm sure it's been awhile since you came back to Luca, 'aight?" said Rida.
    "Yeah, it's been awhile since I'm back here in Luca again, things seems to be rather peaceful here, huh?" asked Val.
    "Yeah it had. Luca's never been so peaceful. Eternal Calm came and after that, the war between the Youth League and New Yevon ended, all thanks to Lady Yuna." said Dan.

    "But I heard something happened lately." said Rida.
    "What happened?"
    "Not long ago, I heard some news from some other former Youth League members. They told me that Baralai issued a notice regarding the missing of Rikku, which was one of Lady Yuna's guardian. An Al Bhed that!"
    "Rikku?!" exclaimed Val, "What happened to her? What do you mean 'missing'?!"
    "According to Baralai, Rikku went to Via Infinito to search for a sphere, and she never came out ever since. Baralai was worried that she might be in trouble. He sent the notice to recruit warriors to help search for Rikku." explained Rida.

    What came after was a moment of silence. Ridarl and Daniave looked at Valvaris, as he digested the information Ridarl provided. After a while, he spoke.

    "I understand. I think I will join in the search for Rikku."
    "You serious?" exclaimed both Rida and Dan.
    "Yes. I knew her when I was younger, when I visited Home at Bikanel with Cid." and he paused for awhile, "And it is a form of repayment for Cid... she is his daughter after all. I haven't had the chance to repay all that he did for me. This is the least I could do."
    "I understand. You be careful, 'aight?" said Dan.
    "Yeah. Be careful. Remember that if you wanna return, you can always come back to us." said Rida, as she smiled.
    "Thanks, Rida, Dan." said Val as he nodded, and stood up, "I'll be leaving now."
    "To Bevelle?" asked Rida.

    Valvaris nodded. He walked towards the door and opened it. As he step outside, Rida and Dan followed. Val turned back and said, "Do take care."
    "You, too."

    Valvaris walked towards the harbour, with the intention of taking the ship bound to Bevelle. Ever since Youth League and New Yevon are dissolved, the ships are now rather free to go anywhere. Dan and Rida looked at Val as he departed towards the harbour. "Let's hope he'l be alright." said Rida, as Dan hugged her.

    ***A few days later at Bevelle***

    Valvaris is seen walking towards Bevelle from the highroad.

    "I'm coming to save you, Rikku."

    ---To Be Continued---

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    Joseph

    I was only a half-hour walk away from Bevelle. I would’ve taken a ship straight in but I felt like walking the last bit. After all it has been a few years since I’ve been here and it hasn’t changed. The wind ruffled my hair and gravel crunched under my feet as I continued my walk. As I got closer to my destination, I thought back to the conversation I had with my master

    Flashback

    I walked into my master’s room. As usual, he’s sitting on his knees, reading a book. He looks up as I close the door.

    “Ah Joseph, you’re here. Please sit,” he said, pointing to the mat across from him. I took the seat as he put the book down.

    “How are the new students?” he asked.

    “They’re enthusiastic but are quite a pain to work with,” I sighed.

    “Well you were like that when you started as well,” he chuckled. I smiled a bit, knowing that I was the same.

    “Yes but it seems that these newcomers aren’t learning it as a survival skill anymore. It seems more as entertainment to them,” I replied.

    “Yes but since the Eternal Calm was brought, many do not need to fight. More are interested in living their lives now instead of cowering in fear.”

    “In any case, why did you ask for me to come? Is there another class for me to teach?” I asked. It seems that my master keeps adding more classes as of late.

    “Actually no. It’s about this,” he said, sliding a piece of paper across the table. I picked it up and started reading. After a minute or two, I looked up.

    “Is this for real?”

    “Yes it is. Rikku, Lady Yuna’s guardian has disappeared in the Via Infinito. Baralei sent out this notice to anyone for help,” he explained.

    “And how did you know of this? News doesn’t travel that fast and this was issued just 2 days ago.”

    “A friend gave this notice to me just this morning. He said that maybe I or a teacher may be interested in it. I figure you might want to go so I’m asking you right now,” he said. I looked at the notice again. It was quite tempting. I haven’t been on an adventure for some time now.

    “What of my students?”

    “I’ll get someone to take over from you. I may even be inclined to teach them myself,”

    “Alight then, I’ll go.”

    End Flashback


    The sounds of people brought me out of my thoughts. I could see Bevelle now.

    “Better get moving. The meeting place is on the south side,” as I walked on.
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    < Cyan >

    Blitzball season has arrived once again. Luca becomes alive as ever, people coming from all around Spira to watch the matches or even participate in them. One would think that in a world without Sin and its constant threat, people would shift their interest over new activities, new hobbies, new plans to feel excited with. However - and surprisingly - blitzball is still as popular as it was when Spira lived in fear.

    Cyan has a bit of a hard time comprehending this.

    Leaning her back against a wall, arms crossed, she is contemplating the busy atmosphere in the Statue square. The announcements by Bobba and Jimma fill the area along with cheerful hymns, the stairs full of people arriving from Mushroom Rock and the Moonflow, kids running around with balloons, several Blitzball teams’ representatives recruiting new players in the last minute, people entering and leaving the Café, a familiar figure approaching from the right.

    “Cecyann!” the girl called rather anxiously. Cyan didn’t need to look to know who she was. Only one person in the team addressed her by the full name.

    “What are you doing here?? Captain Gazna is waiting! Remember how mad he gets whenever someone’s late! And he is even worse to us being the only human girls in the team, I think! I mean, I don’t know but that must be it! I can’t find any other reason!...”

    “Hi, Dorya.” The words came out of Cyan’s lips carrying a low, uninterested tone. As if predicting Dorya wouldn’t hear them.

    “…which brings upon me great responsibilities!” She paused for a bit, crossing her arms in a quick movement. “Let’s go then!”

    “Sorry,” Cyan replied glancing at the girl only for a second, “I’m not playing the last games.” She could sense Dorya’s bewilderment in her silence. Her mouth was probably slightly opened, together with an overall condescending expression stamped all over her face.

    “It’s a really important game! You can’t leave in the middle of the season!”

    “There are more important things than blitzball.”
    Cyan uncrossed her arms, revealing a piece of paper that she lightly waved, “Plus, I already earned the money I planned to get. I know my father will need it.”

    “What? You’re sending him money? Your father doesn’t even speak to you!”

    Cyan purposely rested a heavy silence. Dorya needed to realize it was none of her business.

    “He has his reasons.”
    For the first time, Cyan faced Dorya completely, “I am sorry about this. But it’s the truth; there are more important things than yet another Blitzball season. I trust Gazna will understand when the time comes.” Her focus shifts to the paper in her hands, “And you’ll just have to go with that.”

    Dorya blabbed some other grumpy noises which Cyan could not understand because of the rest of all the louder sounds in that Square. That’s what she told herself at least, as she read the flyer yet once more. The other girl eventually left.

    Cyan noticed a little boy standing in front of her. She couldn’t tell if he had been there for long or not. He looked no older than 6 and was holding a red balloon with one hand, and an ice cream with the other hand; a bright looking boy.

    “That girl has issues.” The kid said as he licked the ice cream. He was referring to Dorya which made Cyan smile a little.

    He shifted his eyes towards the paper Cyan was holding, curious eyes, “What’s that, Miss?” he asked.
    Cyan knelt down using one knee, so that her height would slightly match the boy’s and tried to explain without details.
    “You know who Rikku is, don’t you?” She asked.
    “I do!” he exclaimed proudly, “My dad talks about her all the time! Momma’s fed up.”
    “…Yes. Well, she helped Spira become a better place for everyone. When I was your age, I couldn’t play as freely as you and your friends can. And it’s thanks to people like Rikku that now you are able to.”
    He licked his ice cream, “Sooo what is that?” focusing on the paper again. Cyan got up.

    “Now it’s time to return the favour. This,” holding up the flyer, “makes me a volunteer for that.”
    “Cool, I want to help too!” he said with a small jump. A reaction expected from a confident child.

    Cyan wore a severe expression, “You go play.” she said bluntly, now with a soft smirk. The kid responded with another lick of his ice cream and a cheerful nod. Another kid bumped onto him in a playful, inviting way. It was enough to have them both run away in a race.

    Cyan walked amidst the masses of people on the city, her own thoughts echoing louder than the street speakers.
    To return the favour was a big understatement. She had more than enough reasons to help Rikku, and it wasn’t just the empty feeling Cyan carried with her. There is a sense of duty that grew with her; a self imposed one that she couldn’t simply ignore.

    It was time to go to Bevelle. Machines would make it a fast travel.

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    Nikki

    Nikki closed the front door behind her, as she stepped out of the flat. But the white door annoyingly creaked open. Nikki sighed turned around and slammed it shut, this time she heard the click of it locking.

    “Damn thing” she muttered as she flicked her blonde hair behind her. She checked she had everything: keys, potions, various accessories to help with the immunity of the various status affects, her arrows were in a brown contained strapped to her back, and she had her bow over her right shoulder. Nodding to herself she walked down the stony path and closed the white gate behind her, out of the garden which had many dying shrubs in. She wasn’t really much of a gardener, but it did bother her that anything she planted would die.

    “Off so early!” exclaimed a voice as Nikki was rereading the flyer, she put the flyer away as a big woman with black curly hair approached her, she was wearing a blue flowery dress with a cream apron on complete with blue sandals. Nikki smiled at her.

    “Afraid so Kyley,” Nikki smiled at her, her neighbour Kyley had always been there for her, and was the only person who was probably a bit close to. The 32 year old woman Kyley looked worriedly at her with her hazel eyes when she saw she was carrying her weapons.

    “I hope you’re not going looking for trouble again; you know how worried I get when you go off looking for fiends to slay.” Kyley crossed her arms. Nikki sighed; of course the woman could also be a pain in the butt at times.

    “I’m sorry Kyley, but there’s someone I need to help. Top secret” she replied with a stern face, as if to say she didn’t want to talk about it anymore. Kyley put up her hands in defeat.

    “Okay, okay, I know you can look after yourself. But here if you are going to slay fiends, take this.” Kyley rummages through her apron pocket and handed Nikki a high potion. Kyley sighed and put her hand through her hair as Nikki accepted the potion. “Please be careful dear” said Kyley. Nikki looked up at Kyley this time her face softer than before.

    “Thank you, and don’t worry I will” She smiled at the older woman and then waved goodbye.

    “Take care,” shouted Kyley after her as Nikki took off down the street. Kyley then went back indoors.

    Nikki was now jogging down through the streets of Bevelle, she hadn’t expected her neighbour to come out and now Nikki was behind. She wanted to get their early so she could assess the situation. The meeting place was in the south side of Bevelle, she had too many bad memories in the south side, and tried to avoid it wherever possible. She didn’t even like going on the high bridge. The specific place was just outside the portal to the Via Infinito, which meant she had to jog all the way round Bevelle up the stairs to the high bridge, cross the high bridge and then turn right inside the temple to the small room. Nikki moaned inwards to herself as she thought of the journey to get there. Whoever designed Bevelle did a really bad job at it, it was easy to get lost here if you weren’t local. Still jogging meant she could loosen her muscles ready for the Via Infinito.

    When Nikki finally got to the entrance of the small room there were two guards.
    “Name?” asked the left hand guard.

    “Nikki, I’m here about the flyer.” The other guard pointed.

    “I’ll escort you to the new place, no ones to go in there with the portal until you’ve had the briefing,” He sighed.

    “You see some of the earlier flyers had the wrong meeting place printed on them, which makes our job harder, because we have to guard this portal,” said the left hand guard. The right hand guard just quickly looked at him, as if to tell him to shut up. He then escorted Nikki to a small room next door.

    Nikki stepped in to find a wooden desk with papers on it, and a computer, around the small room were wooden chairs dotted around against the wall. There was a small stained glass window at the top of the room, on the cream walls with a big round light on the ceiling which dimly glowed. Nikki was the first one to arrive.

    “Well this is cosy” thought Nikki as she went to sit on one of the chairs in the room, she began to polish her bow as she waited for the others. She didn’t have to wait long as people began to file into the room, all chatting and beaming with excitement with the task. Nikki put her hand to her head as she sighed “This isn’t a camping trip, don’t they realise that the Via Infinito is one of the most dangerous places in Spira?” she thought to herself. Barailai then entered to the room along with a worried Gippal. Nikki thought that Gippal probably had a personal reason to get involved.

    “Can I have your attention please?” asked Barailai, the room went silent at that as everyone stood looking attentively at Barailai. Nikki hung her bow over her shoulder and stood up and walked over to the group of people to listen to Barailai. “As you all know it has been three days since Miss Rikku went into the Via Infinito. We want you to go and look for her, but please be warned, the Via Infinito is not to be taken lightly.” Barailai paused to look at everyone to make sure they were listening. “The floors layout can vary for one thing, the Pryeflies that make up the Via Infinito seem to change its shape when no one is there, to guard it from intruders. Another thing is that the fiends down there are more powerful than you have seen anywhere in Spira, if you can it is advisable that you avoid a fight wherever possible. As you venture further down the fiends become more powerful. This is a very high risk mission, and please if you have any children or family you will not be thought of any less if you leave right now.” Barailai then paused as some people muttered that they were sorry as they left the room.

    “We’ve sent a watcher down there to already to look for her. If you guys gather round this computer we can show you what it is like down there,” said Gippal as he began tapping on the computer. Nikki followed people to the computer and watched. The picture was fuzzy but it was clear enough to see a connection. But Nikki heard some gasps from people as they saw an abundance of fiends with Pryeflies swirling around them. It was like a maze down there, and it was just what Nikki had expected. But she hadn’t expected there to be so many fiends. Suddenly the watcher seemed to head straight to the floor and the screen went blank.“Damn it!” said Gippal as he suddenly stood up from the computer. He then grabbed his gun from the corner of the room and rushed out of the room, Nikki guessed to go and fix the watcher, which she thought was stupid, but it seemed he was controlled by his urge to find Rikku.

    “I want you to go after Gippal and help him find Rikku” said Baralia lastly and with that the group headed to the teleport.

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    The Via Infinito... I'd heard tales of that pit. There were those who'd braved just the first level. Seeing just the sight of all the fiends was enough to send them fleeing for the exit portal. Even so, some counts had spoken of finding remains on the very first level and collapsed in front of the exit, at that. It was enough to prevent me from risking my Fangtastic! sphere hunter group. It had been composed mainly of adolescent ronso eager to discover new visions of the past and any excuse to explore the world outside the sacred mountain. I felt a kindred spirit in them since the beginning despite the fact that they felt only enmity for me. With enough time, though, my own reluctance to fall to social norms of a guado befriended them and we became a strong team. A strong team, but definitely not one to take into the Via Infinito.

    “Can I have your attention please?” Baralai called out, alerting me to the mission at hand.

    I had chosen to volunteer following a sphere delivery to Gippal at the Machine Faction. The flyer had caught my eye, though Gippal would immediately advise against my taking part with the Fangtastic!. Sadly, I was hopelessly enthralled and so, here I was, ready to seek the final unknown.

    The Praetor proceeded to go over the known difficulties we'd face, saying, “The floors layout can vary for one thing, the Pryeflies that make up the Via Infinito seem to change its shape when no one is there, to guard it from intruders. Another thing is that the fiends down there are more powerful than you have seen anywhere in Spira, if you can it is advisable that you avoid a fight wherever possible. As you venture further down the fiends become more powerful. This is a very high risk mission, and please if you have any children or family you will not be thought of any less if you leave right now.”

    It was safe to say about half of the people in the oversized audience chamber fled the scene following those words. Next to speak would be Gippal, who immediately located my spot at the left wall. He continued on despite this and told us about a sphere recording from one of his probe drones. Midway through the video, the machina collapsed and the sphere deactivated.

    “Damn it!” He hastily said, grabbing his weapon and taking his leave.

    Watching his exit, I knew I couldn't just leave him to fix the machina or salvage its remains. He hadn't been of particularly sound judgment as of late. Something about the mission seemed very personal to him and personal emotions would only hinder his chances of survival.

    “I want you to go after Gippal and help him find Rikku” Baralai instructed, signaling for us to take our leave.

    As the new party began to exit, I put my long fingers to my mouth and whistled. Gaining their attention, including a very surprised Gippal nearest to the door, I took in a deep breath and began.

    “I think we should diverge into two separate groups. Gippal, sir, you cannot go in alone. I will escort you. You and you can come with me.” I said pointing at the two Al Bhed nearest me, “The rest of you can go ahead and find Rikku. We'll worry about the machina.”

    “Mishka.” Gippal grunted, “Fine, but let's hurry. I want my sentry back online as soon as possible. Via Infinito isn't a safe area so having a mechanical eye'll give us the advantage. As for you, be careful, but move fast. The longer you linger on a floor, the more likely you won't make it to the next one. Please, find Rikku.” He added, this time looking at the archer girl next to him.

    We moved quickly down the corridors between the audience chamber and the entrance portal to the Via Infinito. Before entering, I saw him take another deep breath and patted him on the shoulder to let him know it would be okay, whatever emotional ties he had to the mission. After the light activated on the warp pad from our presence, a blinding light flashed and we were there, level zero.

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    I personally like size 1 more. Neater.

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    Kilika Island - Twins' House
    "Where is that""Phoenix Down?" The twins said as they were flipping over the bed and turning over the cupboard respectively. They had been preparing for the trip they have long since abandoned. Well, not really a long time, it's only been a few months, but to the hyperactive twins, it's like forever. Since that day when the notice of Rikku's disappearance came, the twins had been jumping to get a holiday from canoeing to go to Bevelle.

    ----- Earlier that day -----

    Kilika Island - Kilika Port
    "Hey, what's with the speed today, you two?" A fellow canoe maneuverer called out after seeing their speedy and seemingly reckless canoeing. "We're going""to Bevelle!" Like always, the twins completed each other sentences. "Oh? When?" "Tomorrow!" They exclaimed at the same time. "But why?" "A secret""Rescue mission!"

    ----- End Flashback -----

    Kilika Island - Twins' House
    The twins got home early. They've earned enough gils for the day. That and they can't wait. Together they packed all of their gils in their magically enchanted backpack that have enough space to pack a Vegnagun, but still as light as a feather, along with all the healing and offensive items they can find. "Hey! There's""the Chocobo Feather!"

    And there they go on their long-awaited journey after a full night of "There!"s and "I found it!"s.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Mi'ihen Highroad - Rin's Travel Agency
    "We want 50 Hi-potions,""25 Phoenix Downs, 10 Eye Drops,""and 2 Chocobos!" The twins took turns to order all that they want, switching constantly with their excitable personality, timing perfect, confusing the shopkeeper.

    "Got it.. Okay... Check... Noted... ... Wait! Chocobo?" The shopkeeper snapped out of confusion. "Yes, we want to ride""them on our way""to Bevelle!" The shopkeeper exclaimed. "Pid dryd fuimt dyga tyoc! Fro hud dyga y neta uh dra airship? Oui'mm ynneja drana eh yh ruin un dfu."* "Dryd fuimt""pa knayd! Fa'ja ymfyoc fyhdat du""neta uh yh airship."** Paying with their gils, the twins headed up the airship located at the back of the Agency.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bevelle - Highbridge
    "Wow. Look at""the people." The twins were amazed by the amount of people flooding in Bevelle. There were Youth League's member, as well as people from Machine Faction and New Yevon. Most people that have gotten their hands on the flyers had come. Weirdly, they seemed to be fleeing instead of going to the entrance. Yuki and Yuubou made their way into the former temple of Bevelle, now looking more like a tourist attraction, with some people going out of the audience chamber, and some into the warping room. The twins followed suit and went into the first room on the right in the temple.

    Bevelle - Room to Cloister Dungeon
    Stepping on the warp pad after a somewhat short queue, the twins were teleported into Cloister 0 with a blinding light.

    Via Infinito - Cloister 0
    Yuki and Yuubou were, again, amazed by their surroundings. The cloister is huge, with lights so neatly placed the twins were dumbfounded by the construction work. Pyreflies swirled around the all over the place, and together they make Farplane look pyrefly-less. Glyphs of Yevon was everywhere, making the already gloomy place creepier and darker. Yuki and Yuubou looked at each other, then smiled and walked towards the nearest group of people.


    Al Bhed Translation
    * "But that would take days! Why not take a ride on the
    airship? You'll arrive there in an hour or two."
    ** "That would""be great! We've always wanted to""ride on an airship."
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    Valvaris

    Valvaris approaches a door with two guards standing in front of it. The guard on the left held up his left hand in front of Val to stop him in his steps, "Who are you? What are you here for?"

    "Valvaris. For Baralai's Notice."
    "Some notices printed the location of the meeting wrongly. The meeting place is next door. Please, follow me." replied the guard on the right, as he walked towards another similar looking door on the right.

    Valvaris followed the guard to the door, and stepped into the room after the guard opened it. Inside the room, he saw many people who have arrived before he did. Some are sitting quietly in their place, seemingly examining their weapons; some are looking at him as he walked in; while some other gathered together chit-chattering away. The room is filled with noises of different groups bickering in loud voices. Val picked a spot in the west corner of the room and stared into the room, as if he is analyzing the people in the room. Val's habit wherever he may be, is to observe. At this moment, he wants to know what type of people he might be working with during the mission to rescue Rikku.

    "This many people came, but only a few are obviously capable." thought Val.

    As he was observing the people in the room, the door creaked open again. A silhouette of a short-haired woman is seen moving into the room. The woman had light brown hair, with a sheathed sword hanging by her side. Some of the warriors' eyes shifted onto her as she walked in. Val focuses on the silhouette of the woman, and all he hears is the sound of the boots of that woman hitting the floor, because the woman is resonating an aura he feels familiar with. When she arrived at the center of the room, she turned her head around, and Val saw her face. Their eyes met for a second, Val was sure of it.

    "Cyan!" said Val, softly, to himself.

    Val stood up and took a step towards Cyan, who is now heading towards an empty chair, and took seat. Just then, Baralai walked into the room, followed by another man, who Val know as 'Gippal'. Val knew the briefing is about to start. He took a look at Cyan again, before moving forward towards the front of the room, and looks at Baralai attentively. Baralai then began by saying loudly, "Can I have your attention please?" The bickering in the room stopped instantly. Many walked towards Baralai, who began the briefing.

    Baralai briefed the warriors regarding the details of Rikku missing and assured them that it is a dangerous mission. The volunteers are advised to leave if they have families to take care of. Voices are heard as some others exchanged opinions on the said topic, and after that, many left the room through the door Val came in.

    The briefing continues with Gippal offering the crowd to watch scenes that are captured and projected onto a computer screen by a watcher sent down into the Via Infinito. As Val is watching the image, it suddenly blacked out. Gippal lets out a curse before storming off into the direction of the portal to Via Infinito. Baralai immediately reacted, by requesting the remaining warriors in the room to follow Gippal and assist in finding Rikku. After seeing the fiends-filled land of Via Infinito, Val became more worried about Rikku, and became one of the few who first dashed off in the direction of the teleporter.

    Suddenly a loud whistle is heard across the room, and Gippal stopped in his steps. Val almost knocked into Gippal as he, too, made a sudden halt in his footsteps. He turned his head around to search for the source of the sound. His eyes settled upon a Guado. A Guado who seems strong. She then began speaking, "“I think we should diverge into two separate groups. Gippal, sir, you cannot go in alone. I will escort you. You and you can come with me. The rest of you can go ahead and find Rikku. We'll worry about the machina.”

    From Val's distance with Gippal, he heard him muttered, "Mishka", and then continued on with the importance of having the watcher restored. "Mishka..." he thought. Shaking his head to get off from the distractions, he resumed his steps towards the entrance portal of Via Infinito. Behind him, he can hear various footsteps catching up as well. He took a deep breath, and then stepped onto the warp. The last thing he saw, was a bright light enveloping him, and the next scene he saw, is a dim corridor filled with pyreflies, and two fiends standing in front of him.

    The fiends saw Val appearing from the warp, and started to rush towards him. Val side-stepped away to the right to escape from a charging Dingo, and bent his body down as he slide right to avoid another Dingo who is jumping at him. He slid both his hands to the inside of his robe and pulled out two guns, one on each hand. He turned back and aimed his right gun at the charging Dingo and the left gun at the jumping Dingo. He fired both the guns. The jumping Dingo was shot and fell down onto the ground, but the charging one managed to avoid the attack. It began charging at Val again. Val turned around, kick on the wall and made a backwards somersault, landing behind the Dingo and shot it. The Dingo falls onto the floor and began disintegrating into pyreflies.

    "This place is populated with fiends. We should explore this place with groups of two to three, at least, for the safety of each other. The only person I'd trust from those in the room before is just Cyan. Hope she's next to enter from the warp..." thought Val.

    He didn't know that while he was fighting, there already were warriors who came from the portal. He turned to the portal, just to see a few silhouettes standing there, looking at him.

    ---To Be Continued---

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    Machina, how vile. In the distant past they had brought forth death, destruction, chaos, and rewarded us with Sin. Sin who would ransack all the homes of the innocent, end countless lives across the generations, which we ourselves had done none differently. Sin was a culmination of humanity's inhumanity and we were finally educated on the cause. Machina had given us the possibility for change and progression, but we would fail in favour of power and greed. Machina gave us the means to conquer what we could, decimate what we couldn't. Those who knew this manufactured them by the hundreds of thousands and marched them through Spira's peaceful plains, grounding out all hope for a bright future.

    In spite of this, some on Spira would blind themselves from truth. Some sought further destruction, desired the horror to one day return to us by returning the planet to those misguided eras of old. Those Al Bhed... Those Al Bhed who strove to bring back the Machina age! They were responsible from the beginning, the forerunners of the Machina age! They brought Sin and they wanted Sin's return!

    I knew immediately when that faux of a High Summoner announced the final defeat of Sin. To think that brute force and Al Bhed allies would shun it from existence, hah! I would later discover the reason: She herself bore the same tainted blood! She was like unto them, the same wretched heathens for Sin's path to resurrection. No, the honourable Lord, Yu Yevon, had cursed us with it to show us the way, teach us to be one Spira, united towards building a greater world. Machina had hindered us from such a path. He knew, as I do from his teachings, that the generation that followed him indulged in those devices and became repositories for evil. We must return to his age, to a Spira that desired not the comforts and power of machines. Unfortunately, records of our Lord's world have long been lost to history, but clues may yet exist. That is the only reason I have to remain on Spira though my time has passed. That is the only reason why I had agreed to this...

    “Ladies and gentlemen! I welcome you all to what may well be the stepping stones to Spira's bright new future!” That filth announced up on his Machina-forged fortress.

    This Rin was yet another Al Bhed, the orchestrator of my current occupation. He has aspired to profit from the technology that could build new Machina Cities drawn from the research of yet another heathen spawn, a boy named Shinra. This boy had found a way, not only to harness energy to bring back those accursed constructs, but to drain the very lifeblood from this world.

    “As you all know, my company has come across new developments in technology that could return Spira to its Golden Age! I tell you, what you do today may just pave the way towards a brand new Zanarkand!”

    Followed closely by a rampaging demon, you offal spewing sow.” I grumbled under my breath as I, among other volunteers attended the opening ceremony for the new initiative.

    Rin was also the culprit behind an incident with Machina only a short while before. I had managed to catch wind of such events and gave notice, which created a stir until the gracious heathen summoner appeared, even discovering the plot at hand and allowing it to proceed by not announcing it to the world. The populous remained ignorant to what Machina truly are and what they had done to the Spira of the past. It was enough to show me I had only myself left to actually make a difference.

    Once he was done spouting his lies, I went about my business. Locating the equipment depot, I quickly snatched up a new model MRI that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a simple device, though still a Machina, which I had to accept for now. Next, I would find a satchel to store a few tectonic charges, followed by trying my hand at a “Gravity” gun, another Machina, but one that could maintain my “human” guise better should I need the heavy lifting only my unsent abilities could warrant me.

    “Oh, excuse me.” Another one of those... things said to me.

    Hello, young one.” I greeted, hoping my inner enmity for the creature would not become outwardly apparent, “You seem to have lost your way. Might I be of assistance?”

    “Oh, thanks! I actually was a digger before, but it's always good to get advice from someone with more experience. My name's Hunter.” He responded, offering his hand.

    Eying the limb with hidden contempt, I played with the thought of skinning it and him where he stood, but took to simply smiling and taking it, “I am Iezak. It's nice to meet you, Hunter.”

    “Hey, all that equipment looks kinda heavy. Why not just grab one of these?” He informed me, leading me to another area of the depot that housed strange metal gargantuans.

    What might those be?”

    “Haha, the latest gear just released by the Machine Faction. They're remote excavations exosuits. You can program them as drones or get in them as a digger suit. They're crude compared to what you've got, but it can get the mundane stuff out of the way.” He said with a laugh, “This one's mine. Iezak, meet the RKX-11. I designed her myself, though I have to admit, there's still a few programming glitches to buff out.”

    After a few more trades with the lad, I began to see a good personality behind him despite his misguided path. Perhaps he only wishes this route as a means of being friend to the leader, Gippal, though his true goals have yet to be realised. I should keep a closer eye on this one as perhaps he can be reeducated in the ways of the light. With that in mind, we set off.

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    As Nikki was about to head out the door to follow Gippal, which she thought was very stupid of him to go out on his own. “Does he want to become fiend soup!” thought Nikki, she heard a very loud whistle. She spun quickly around to find that the source came from a female Guado. “Deafen me why don’t you” muttered Nikki under her breath as she felt a ringing in her ears from the sheer volume of it.

    “I think we should diverge into separate groups...”

    “Oh ****...” thought Nikki, “I see she wants to become fiend soup as well” While thinking this she missed part of the Guado’s little “speech”.

    “...I will escort you. You and you come with me. The rest of you go ahead and find Rikku. We’ll worry about the machine.”

    “Hey great idea! Risk your lives to save the machina! Brilliant” thought Nikki. She inwardly face palmed in her head. She was only brought out of her thoughts by Gippal, who had turned to face her.

    “...Please find Rikku” he said as he left with the Guado and the two Albehd.

    “... Oh crap he thinks I’m going to lead!” thought Nikki as she went with the others out the door of the small room.

    “NIKKSTER!” Shouted a young male voice, so all could hear.

    “****” muttered Nikki, she really wasn’t having a good start to the day. Nikki heard some low laughter from some members of the group. She kept walking not once looking at the 14 year old boy who was bounding up towards her. “Go home Kai” Nikki said simply.

    “Awww but mum wanted to make sure you were okay. Anyway who was that Guado chick that came out? She was HOT!” Said Kai with a big grin. His mum Kyley must have sent her son Kai to go and see what she was up to. Kai was short but had spikey brown hair, blue eyes, a rounded face and was wearing black trunks, and was dripping wet.

    “Must have been swimming,” thought Nikki as she stopped to turn round to face him. She didn’t question him why he had walked across Bevelle in just his trunks, it was the norm for him. Although she was surprised that he managed to get in the temple. She could see that he now was cheekily looking at the group, and his eyes rested on Cyan and he gave her a grin.

    “Hey there good looking” said Kai, Nikki groaned and put her hand to her head.

    “If you don’t want an arrow up your ass in ten seconds, then leave” said Nikki, She knew she had wasted enough time already on the boy and walked on with the group. Some had gone ahead, while some had decided to watch, as she went to the portal she could hear the guards stopping him and him protesting.

    As she entered cloister 0 it was very cold, colder than she remembered. More pryeflies were around than she remembered too, she went up to the group while arming herself with her bow and arrow. “Sorry about that he can be a real bugger at times” she said to the group. She recognised both Cyan and Valvaris from the Youth League, but never actually spoken to them. She continued, “It’s quite safe here, so before we go any further I propose that we actually introduce each other to the group. I don’t want to have to call you all “it” or “Hey you,” in battle. So I’m Nikki, I don’t need to actually tell you what my class is” She motioned towards her bow.

    As everyone introduced themselves in turn, she made a mental note to at least learn their names. “Right I suggest we all stick together, good thing about this place there’s a teleport on every floor, easy to get out. If we all split off into groups then we’re more likely to become the fiends dinner, as we are easier to pick off in small groups” She then walked on hoping the group would follow as she jumped down to cloister 1.

    It smelled bad, the pryeflies were very clustered together, fiends were to say the least agitated. Nikki walked only two steps with the group when a little girl in a light pink dress in pink sandals ran up to them. The little girl smiled as the pryeflies floated around her. Nikki immediately went into a defensive mode “Unsent...” thought Nikki. The little girl frowned at the weapon, she looked about 7 or 8 years old.

    “That’s not nice!” she pointed at the bow and arrow being pointed at her. Nikki realised that in reality, this unsent could be over 1000 years old.

    “Who are you?” asked Nikki. The girl smiled and skipped around the group twirled about and laughed.

    “Me? Oh no one,” she replied with a giggle.

    “Have you seen an Albehd with long blond hair come through here?” Nikki asked. The unsent yawned.

    “This is boring, my friend wants to play” she suddenly faded into a cluster of pryeflies which zoomed off into the depths, while a Jumbo Cactur stood there in her place.

    “****!” said Nikki as she fired her arrow at it.

    To be continued... dun dun dun!

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