Immediately after the Battle...
20191030_212449 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Kast stands atop the hills. An aircraft is landing in the distance
20191030_212526 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: Imperiya colors...
He hides behind some rubble.
20191030_212628 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The door opens up and a couple of guys jump out
20191030_212718 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: What are these clowns doing here?
Another figure in a heavy cloak jumps out and hits the ground
20191030_212750 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A disturbingly familiar figure exits the craft
20191030_212758 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
20191030_212810 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: No!... No... no no no no this isn't right... is that... Shulga?
Immediately upon sensing that he's been seen.. and identified. Reality freezes around them.. and The figure stares across the field
20191030_212842 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Within the blink of an eye. He appears right on top of Kast
20191030_212903 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Kast goes to defend himself. but before he can react, the world flashes a blinding light and the figure grabs him.
20191023_234908 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He awakens in a bright white room strapped to a chair..
20191023_235016 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The ties that bind him are oddly easy to break.
20191023_235029 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He removes his helmet
20191023_235126 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: I can't see shit...
20191023_235131 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
His eyes adjust. And he sees that the room he is in has no describable doors or exits
20191023_235251 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Before long though... the walls suddenley collapse around him!
20191023_235305 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
20191023_235516 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: Suka!
He wanders around an endless abyss. nothing but blackness. It's damp and cold, he wonders if this is the underworld
20191023_235701 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A poof of smoke appears before him
20191023_235740 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
20191023_235753 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrRRRAAAAHHH!
Kast is stunned and confused, before his eyes, two soldiers wrestle each other. He immediately recognizes them from the past. Uniforms of the Imperial Magikstrate and Galacian Imperiya.. From life before the event. From the Nehellenium Galaxy.
20191023_235824 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The apparitions vanish in a strange, harmless explosion
20191024_000117 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrRanders? Whe.... where are ya m'boy!? I can't find ya bud!
20191024_000128 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: I know that voice...
20191024_000141 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: Lahey?
Jim Lahey: Have ya seen my Randers? he's ... he said he'd get some more Liquor from the LC... But I can't find him. ... Randy! where'd you go boy! I miss you!
Then, he dissapears too . This wasn't right, Jim Lahey died years ago.. This isn't reality, it's a memory!
20191024_000436 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He then hears whispering behind him, he turns and see's a blue glow... and Shulga standing in front of a large blue rock, touching it
20191024_000530 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
20191024_000554 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: You've been alive all this time? how can this be... are we in your mind?
The figure turns around.. Kast looks on in grimace and shock... the figure is completely faceless!
20191024_000635 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: What the fk?! What are you!?
Another figure approaches
20191024_000644 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrVoice: An avatar..
Kast turns around.. and there's another figure here wearing similar clothing to the faceless. Including a more familiar helmet.
20191024_000742 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrShulga: Welcome, nephew... It's been far too long
20191024_000804 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: How is this all possible? You've been alive this whole time? I thought you dead after the event... The old world... It's all gone!. The sector, dead!
20191024_000827 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrShulga: I didn't quite die... but I didn't quite survive either.... and the people... well.
I'd like to show you something.. I think it will answer a lot of questions.. Come with me!
20191024_000942 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: What about him, who is this guy?
Shulga: As I said... an Avatar, it is not a person, nor a machine... but my Vessel.. I am not able to.. interact with this world like you can.. so I must do it with a vehicle. A body of my own creation and controlled by my power. A looking glass if you will
They go down a ways. The crystal seemed to have moved from it's last location.
20191024_001013 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Shulga: The Crystal first reached out to me in my dreams. It made contact a number of times.. Psychics invaded my own mind and tried to convince me not to hear it out. Not to trust it. They wanted it's gifts for themselves.. And it gave us power beyond anything we could ever imagine!
Monolith: Greetings child. Welcome to my sanctum.
20191024_001204 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: What are you? what happened all that time ago?
Monolith: I was sent to the world you knew... forms you could not hope to comprehend. A great rift comes. To save both myself. And your people. I needed to make contact... The one that stands before you connected me to his plane of existence.. your world. And only then could we both escape the doom of the climactc end.... The Ragnablok!
Kast: But.. you killed everyone... just to save yourself and him? rather than let them fight to survive, you erased hundreds of planets and killed millions of minifigs?!
Alongside the Avatar. Several figures appear
20191024_001425 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrMonolith: The world you now now. The Realm... the Plates.. It was created. With the energy bestowed unto me... The mind of our friend.... and the life force of everyone you knew!
When I made the connection to your plane, We held the power to create an entire world... but there is one thing that cannot be created. The most powerful force in the brikverse, that cannot be imitated, copied or fabricated.... Life
We created a new world. Safe from the impending doom. And the souls of all that existed in your home. Live on here, free to experience immortality!
Kast: So my friends are here?
Shulga: No.. what it means is that... in essence, they would still be here.. but we created a new world. But your friends, the spark that gave them life, exists in a new figure now, everyone is their own person... anew. Out with the old.
20191024_001842 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrKast: Then how do you explain your Avatar... or the fact that The Imperiya... those guys running around in the white armor.. or half of the other bloody factions out there fighting wars.. are the splitting fking image of the peoples of the sector?!
Shulga: It's rather embarrassing... but. given the opportunity to make a world however I wanted, with no limits... I created much of the world in a way that played homage to the old.... but even that only goes so far. I could make small influences here and there, but completely controlling people's will and forcing them to do things how I want? That just doesn't feel right. I'd rather just watch what happens...
Kast: So this is all a toybox to you? you're playing with people's lives!
Shulga.. Not quite..
Some large colored crystaline devices appear out of the floor
20191024_002353 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrShulga: We can't create new life... but we can catch spirits... and make sure they don't escape when a person passes on...
He takes him to the opposite end of the sanctum where a glass tube appears to be growing a body in rapid fashion
20191024_002431 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrShulga: Lazarus. Life after Death. a fitting and poetic fate for our people? don't you think?
Kast: Wouldn't you just call that functional Immortality?
Shulga: In essence... but, many stupid wars had been fought in the past over the very meaning of that word. I think it dumb , and wrong to use that again here.
The skeleton turns into a man
Shulga: A land bound by its own laws of nature, with infinite resources.. and... well.. Immortality!.. these people will be free from wants and fears forever!