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Noon came around faster than the Dehli troops expected. The Pax had been blasting those “get out now or being exterminated” messages for some time now, but this was the last bastion of the proud Govindian people. Nothing could ever get into the city. Between the clone trooper reinforcements, and the last remaining Jedi, they would fight off wave after wave, until the blasted invaders collapsed.
“It is time. Tlant has decreed that it be built here. The last bastion of their hope shall become our greatest symbol of power. Initiate stage one.”
“One shot is all it will take. One shot is all they will ever see. Let the heat of creation and destruction rain upon them.”
The Hive link allowed for almost instant firing of any ship weapon, but still. The general liked to push the button. It was red. Smaller than normal, but still red. And with it, the hopes and dreams of an entire civilization would die.
The first second
The beam hit with all the warning the Pax had given. The energies of singularities had long been a mystery to most civilizations, but for one that could learn to tap the bloated gravitational fat… Well the energies were enourmous, and yet they still werent enough to power the larger of the Pax ships. They worked well as weapon boosters though. This weapon had originally been designed as the sun popper, named after what a nekomimi child had decreed in her fit of laughter at the destruction of Alden 1. It traveled at nearly the speed of light, throwing off the basic elements of the universe and concentrating them into a beam no wider than a cosmic sting. Still, enourmous destructive power was held within that small area. It hit the atmosphere, and almost instantly, a ten mile firecolumn shot towrads the surface as the oxygen in the air began to burn…
On the ground.
Gopi and her daughter Garki were sitting in the park. Even in the face of extreme horror, this city had managed to keep up illusions. The Pax warnings were heralded as hoaxes. No foreign army would ever set foot onto the city’s soil. She was playing with the one year old, a simple game of peekaboo, when she noticed a slight breeze.
“The gods have blessed us indeed. With such a fine breeze to cool us on a hot day.”
She never noticed it growning stronger, or that it was blowing almost stright up. When the beam finnaly hit the troposphere, the air was sucked up almost instantly, throwing anything that wasn’t secured to the ground into the air at horrendus speeds. Gopi didn’t know what happened to her child, and even as the air was sucked from her lungs, and she began to pass out from the lack of oxygen in the air she still tried to call her daughters name. It came out as more of a garbled rasping folowed by a high pitched whine as she gasped for air. Then there was the light. The light of god, as the arlenians had called it in their days of soveirenty. It hit the shield, and it actually held for a moment, but not that long. The intense radiation fried the fractal loop that powered the shield, and it collapsed. Gopi was one of the lucky ones. She would not have to experience the beam actually hitting the ground, for the radiation pouring forth from the immense light had all but cooked her to death. Her last thought was of the gods forsaking her, and her governments all but unbelievable deceit…
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Then Thant remembered something… the beam had been set to FULL power…
All at once there was a great disturbance in the Force, felt through out the multiverse, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced…
The Afterl… errr… The Other Dimension
Thant was suddenly surrounded by billions and billions of entities staring angerly at him, directly in front of him was a spirit who once was known as Matthew Terrus, now dressed in a white cloak and holding a harp, looking not too happy. Terrus’ face turned red and he began fuming and uttering an untold number of curses…
Suddenly, Terrus smashed his harp and grabbed a pointy stick out of the debris… the other entities followed suit and they advanced on Thant…