Thursday, August 28, 2008

Context and relevance.

She jerked her head upright as they approached, mechanically, joints creaking under the strain and staring out from behind the glass “The war has begun. Please remain calm. Citizens of age are required to report for duty at the nearest recruiting and assignment centre. All non-combatant persons are required to report to designated safety zones. Please remain calm. Failure to comply is punishable by law.” She repeated herself several times. Several experts were called in to examine the museum exhibit.

The ancient homunculus came to life in its display 6 days before the invaders returned to see if there were any survivors from the war.

The warning would have been enough to muster a defense.

It would have been enough to make a good showing, at the very least.

Sadly for our tale, it had been too long since the last war had been lost and no living person spoke the language she uttered.

It was over in hours.

This time there were no survivors.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Well her Army was now a hundred thousand strong. She had sent the information of her latest conquest to her Queen and now looked over the world map to see her next country to expand into. She had been sending these messages for as long as she could remember. She did not remember the last time she got a response from home but she knew that it still mattered that she did her duty and expanded the empire.

She was so far from home that she almost forgot the fields of lavender that she grew up in and now defended from afar. He childhood home was as far from her memory as it could be.

Among her people her name was known and feared. Feared not only for her battles but that at the end of all her reports she mentioned that once she was done she would return to reclaim her seat on the throne.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Icatian Crier

And here's the quote: "A thousand years removed from her home, her news of war had lost its context, but not its relevance."