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Cally Tallymadge

"Once I was Human with a tortured Mind. Now I see all and am all that exists"

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by Rougeshadow

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The VARIAtech Consulate is an enigmatic entity that is from some place outside of known space. They function both as a company and a sovereign nation, meddling with mundane affairs of the Multiverse from behind the scenes for an unknown purpose...

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(Note this is her shape...not what she is. Although if she wanted to be, she could be a black diamond))

Name: Cally Tallymadge

Age: Unknown

Sex: Unknown, whatever she wills to be

Race: Unknown

Personality: Peaceful, Tranquil and Calm are the best ways to describe this form before you. She was as she was in her Human body though much of her instability has been removed from her mind, the Calmness of the Consulate helping her to keep control. More social than her Human incarnation, this Higher Being can often be found enjoying her sense of freedom and shows an openness to grow and learn more than she though possible

Description: Before you can be a great many things. A human female, A Scylovic Female, A Human man, a Cube if she so desires. But when she first comes to her destination, her form is that of a Azure Prism, glowing with a light of her mind and consiousness. The being will often take the shape of a Spartan II, her former body yet she is most certainly no longer human by any means. This form is pure Mind and the shell is composed of an indestructible material called Unimatter; located only in a place called the Nucleus. It is created in the space between spaces and so far, has only been accessed by one Organization: The VARIAtech Consulate

Biography: Once, she was a Warrior, A Spartan Super-soldier created on Reach. Taken from her home at the age of Five, she was inducted into the worst criminal act in the UNSC's history. She was drugged, experimented on, augmented and had all sense of Humanity stripped from her very being. After Reach was glassed, she survived and made her way off planet onboard a damaged Frigate. She made it to Wing City soon after that and went into hiding, doing odd jobs, building clientel for a mercenary job. Then one day, she met a man in a wheelchair who would forever change her life

His name was Barnaby Jeltz, the owner of VARIAtech, a growing cybernetics division. They made a deal: She tested their products, she would get paid and get to keep the prototypes. This went on for some time unttil they disappeared. Only now have they returened and have given Cally the ultimate payment: A home with millions and millions of people, A freedom from her tortured body and Soul. They set her free from the Mortal Coil that held her and gave her the ultimate Body. The Body of Unimatter. Now she is Immortal and of Pure Mind, Unable to die...and always learning

So begins...

Cally Tallymadge's Story

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The Diner was quiet...and dark, a god start as a Wormhole opened within the main floor of Canti's Diner. It raged yet did not touch a single object in the room like a Wormhole should which was odd as a space phenomenon would have been much more destructive

However, a Prism of Azure coloration would exist the Wormhole, floating in the air as the Wormhole shut behind it "Finally...away from the Nucleus for a little while" Said the Prism, a sense of being watched would overcome the nothing inside of the Diner as the Prism looked around without eyes "Seems clear..." The Prism said as it settled down on the counter, reducing it's size dramatically to the size of a large stone. The Jukebox suddenly began to play some good old rock and roll to which the Prism listened. She liked music

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The presence within the Prism on the counter turned it's attention to the new occupant of the Diner with a delighted feeling radiating from it "Come to enjoy the music too?" Said the Prism, though the sound came from all directions and bounced off the air waves, since the Prism didnt have a literal mouth persay

"This place is a lost treasure...one I fully enjoy. So come in, sit down and order some pie little one" The voice said and went back to listening to the Jukebox

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Though the Prism itself had no gender, the female voice did indicate what be inside was female. It was just a smooth azure prism. It's attention shifted to the girl coming towards it and moved itself to hover away a little "Quite curious arent you? Good...such a thing is wasted on the youthful these days. Tell me little human what is your name? Though I do believe I already know it...may I take a guess?" She asked the small human, Eliza Vlious before her attention split between her and another

"Ahh...I was wondering when you would get here. Your a bit late but then again, it is understandable Knight-Commander Patricia D'Auvrecher since you had trouble understanding this city's layout. Well within expected deviancy" said the Prism to the French Woman who entered the Diner

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The Prism would 'look' to Eliza and ahemmed while the French Woman was giving her story "Your name is Eliza Vlious, Detective. You were here to get a little peace and to figure out why the authorities were here. The reasons for that are quite clear if you look around. I do not believe their are any shells or bullet casings which indicates their was probably either a disturbance or an arrest. I wont spoil it for you as I know how you love to solve problems. Go ahead.." She said while floating over to the french Woman

"I know all that you do and more little one. I know where your path will take you, I know you past, your present and future as I do with all of Existence. I even know when your Soul will return to the Mortal Coil. I am not a creature of God, but I am one that is a byproduct of Creation itself. Though I dont wish to be rude, I am Cally, former Human of the Spartan II project. Obviously....I am above such things and just prefer to be called Cally"

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"Yes..." She said to Eliza Vlious simply and giggled a little bit "I was getting a bit clustered where I was before here so I came here, back to the Multiverse to see the Mortals I once enjoyed spending time with. Though I could see them anytime I wished, I chose not to until the proper time" She said while turning to the French Woman

"I know all things, doesnt mean I do not enjoy them. I experience them to my heart's content and watch as the events unfold. I gave up my body because it was diseased; I was dying...my soul caged within the flesh that was riddled with scars, implants, enhancements, Artificial Intelligence, new limbs. Not even my eyes were real as they had been cut from my skull. I set my very soul free and let my body dissipate back to whence it came. Now I am free to be as He made me, with just a different shell. I am glad that my body is gone because so is all of the things God hates about Man" She said and hovered towards the Jukebox and changed the tracks again to something of a slow Jazz

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"Indeed...I am valuable but also stolen. My people dont come to this place very often as they tend to stay within the Nucleus. I come here to be reminded where I come from and to see the people I once called friend. Despite that I am now a superior being, I still like to maintain friendships. The superior being thing isnt ego...its just pure science" She said and turned to the french woman

"Mystery is fun until it too becomes aggrivating and annoying. I like a good mystery and I make sure not to learn certain things to keep up with the mystery. But their is so much I already know and comprehend..." She said and giggled a little once again

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The Prism liked games but in truth, she didnt want to know certain things. Like they all said, she lost out on the mystery. She didnt know what she was going to ask to make the game more fun but she was going to try anyway just for fun's sake "Lets see...their are many answers to the question however I am going to take a guess as to the answer....What is the nature of the Universe?" She asked the girl with a positive energy radiating from her

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"That depends...did you mean before, now or later?" She asked the girl, confused as to the context of the question which held many answers as to the specific time. She would wait till her question was answered before turning to the French Woman with a slight sigh

"Because that is the nature of things. Souls that are ready to come back to the Mortal Coil come back to the Mortal Coil so that the cycle can return. Only a few have broken that cycle through unholy means. As well as Holy though I do believe your fiancee will return to the world soon and this person will be able to break the cycle. We shall see if his timeline is correct or not in that regard"

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The French Woman was first as she found her story quite interesting, just as much as the Detective behind her. She would start "First, It was not I who did this to your Fiancee. I have never met him face to face. Second, It would have been his choice since it was his life. Thirdly if a Higher Power chose him to transcend Humanity, then he should accept it and embrace it. In the end, if he declined, he would have died and the cycle resume it's course" She said plainly before turning around to the Detective

"Then the answer would be Myself in the Present and in the Future, who knows. I dont want to spoil that mystery but I have slaughtered and murdered thousands in a War with an Alien group called the Covenant, who were engaged in a Genocide of Humanity"

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The Prism would send a farewell to the girl and focus herself on the french woman with a slow sigh "No...you dont. You might be his lover but you do not own his soul. Only one such being can own a soul until you take it out of the Cycle. God or whoever put him into the state he is in and he chose to exist in such a form. He may or may not love you but you do love him. If you do see him again, tell him that. He may come back to you, maybe not the same but it would be him"

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Seeing as how her company left, Cally simply vanished

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The air breezed slightly and then...nothing. The air would stop, the grass stopped moving midsway and the man's internal chronometer, if he had one, would freeze at the exact time that it remained at. The only thing was Storm Shadow could move and act freely as if he was not encumbered by this space-time distortion in the slightest. The Source of this was not yet known but soon it would become known to him

She just wanted to give him a minute to adjust to the lack of time...or rather the extremely slow rate of time that was occurring

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"Oh you dont have to reach for that James...I am no threat" The voice that resonated all around would be something familiar to him but just quite out of reach of memory to him but he could guess it. From the space opposite to the top of the mountain came a bright, shining wormhole that would flow and show a bright white light and then vanished, a roughly humanoid shape emerged from it and floated on the air infront of him

The figure would also be similar but it was not made of flesh or bone, but rather a gem like material of an Azure hue. It was reminiscent of a Spartan II's armor except with three fingers on 'her' hand as she giggled a little

"Hello Draco...nice suit. Its been a looong time...how have you been? How are you holding up in there?" She asked him

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The figure nodded slowly and floated closer to him with a traditional two fingered smile across her 'face' while slowly touching down on the ground before him with a hum

"Yes...Im glad you remember me. I am indeed...I almost thought you forgot about me Draco. Though I cant say I blame you, what with that suit being fuzed to you like that. Shame you cant get it off unless they skin you. Which they might in approximately fifty years..." She said with a shrug and floated up a little bit so her feet wouldnt touch the ground

"I thought looking like this would make it a little bit easier for you...I remember how much you liked my curves though I guess they are a little irrelevant now"

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She floated completely upside down as she was clearly enjoying herself, gravity simply ignoring her presence entirely as she hummed a little "Skin is the technical term for removing something such as your armor, however...have you ever asked if your Nano-tech is chained or rigged in a certain configuration? Perhaps something in there to say keep you in that vice like suit?" She asked him questioningly...she of course knew everything about his suit and his abilities...

But that would be cheating in a fun game...

So instead she would just float infront of him and watched him while reaching out with a crystalline finger and touched his suited chest gently "So how are you coping being in there? How are you in general? You simply must tell me...you must you must you must"

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She would nod and decided to tuck and tumble in the air as she floated along near him, still humming to herself while looking at him "You get used to it...though you may not like it, that AI could be the best thing to call a friend. After VIA went offline, I lost my mind..." She said and flipped around back and forth with glee in her voice, just perfectly content to float around in the air by her friend

"Im not alone anymore and I will never be alone. The Nucleus's thoughts and goals are always in my head. Its great company...and to boot, we can do anything. Literally..."

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"Well it didnt just happen you know. To get the balance I needed, I had to give up a lot you see. I gave up my Technology infested, diseased and dying body and let it disappear...and you were right to worry. If I had not joined with VARIAtech Corporation two years ago...this would have been my fate" She said and waved a hand and a portal opened

Inside was a sort of video reel of Cally sitting in her Longsword fighter, still looking human but living in depravity and filth. The cabin was dark as she had run out of gas and her hand trembling as it gripped a pistol. She sobbed and put it against her temple and pulled the trigger, her brains splattering all over the deckplate and the ship would go on, dark and cold for eternity...

The Portal closed with another wave of Cally's hand as she sighed "I would have commited suicide because VIA was almost literally the reasoning center of my brain. The Implants to my brain and spinal column were a prototype in design...it nicked too much of my brain and without a high level AI, a Smart AI, I couldnt survive. I didnt want any AI, I handpicked VIA from a roster of over two hundred AI...it was difficult to say the least. Now I am much happier..at peace and finally in perfect harmony with the cosmos. I have seen things you couldnt image Draco...I have even gone beyond the Rim of this Galaxy. Can you imagine it Draco? Their is no limit to what I can do..."

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She nodded slowly and sighed again as she floated downwards and went to wrap her arms around the man, her own crystalline body would be warm to the touch like touching a person's skin though very very smooth as she embraced him

"Its okay Draco and I do know why your last name is Draco. Being a part of the Nucleus gives me much more freedom then simple gravity and time manipulation. I can go forwards and backward into time...their is literally no boundary that I cannot cross. If You wanted, I could even take that suit off whenever you wanted and put it back on. It would be simple...but its all up to you..."

Simple would be an easy term and she highly doubted he would do it...and it wasnt her place. She was truly just being nice and caring, like the old Cally was. At least this way, it would help him calm down a little bit

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She nodded at that too and let the side of her head rest against his chest, content to just stay there for a few minutes and sleep for a thousand years "Yes...I do. And dont worry...though it will never fully go away, the Dragon in you will settle down" She said with a positive tone of voice

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She chuckled a little while rubbing his back and listened to his heartbeat and gently floated up with him still in her grip while her 'helmet' disappeared and was replaced with a humanlike face and long hair though it held no color except for the black of the crystal that she was composed of "It will calm...and it will allow you to control it" She said while touching his chest

"Too bad you cant take off that suit...and too bad Im made of crystal huh?" She asked and chuckled a little, still in an obviously great mood

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"Oh nothing...dont worry about it" She said and let go of Draco, the man just floated infront of her as she floated off slowly backwards and hummed while curling up into a ball and rolled around and around gently "Its nothing important...is their anything you would like to talk about or should I let you get back to work?" She asked

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"I could fix that if you so desire...but I wont do it to you. Id prefer to let you do it on your own" She said and looked around gently with a giggle "Well...I think that should be enough for today. Ohh in about four seconds your going to encounter a Helicoper so you might wanna take cover. I will come visit you see okay James?" She asked him and summoned another large wormhole behind her and vanished

As soon as she left,he would drop to the ground. Thankfully he wasnt that high up and, as time resumed, so did all of his systems...including a motion tracker with an enemy helicopter inbound on his location

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Somewhere on the dark side of the moon...

It was amusing to Jeltz, how the whirling wormhole that had been torn open on the far side of the Moon from Terra had not been noticed by the bloodthirsty humanoids that raged and died above the serene world below. Perhaps they were simply looking elsewhere, or HAD seen it, but believed it to be no more than a meaningless anomaly. This behavior hadn't been entirely unexpected, granted, given the situation at hand, but the Overseer couldn't help but rattle off a muted mental chuckle all the same. Ah well. The time had come to reap the rewards of mass oversight.

The shining wormhole, almost five hundred meters across, was darkened for a moment as a black, glassy sphere was slowly extruded through the rift, violent energies crackling and snapping at its surface. There it lingered for a moment, before
the portal behind it snapped shut with a sudden flash of myriad colors. As fiery death reigned on the horizon of the lunar surface, the glassy sphere drifted down into the dust of the cold moon, carrying with it nearly thirty thousand independent minds, all eager to get things underway. There was no air to transmit the noise that followed as it lazily smashed into the surface and began to suck up the lifeless rock and dust into itself, growing larger and larger with each passing second. It was as if a heinous, dark blister was slowly swelling in the dark dust, assimilating the very mass of the moon into its already hefty bulk, until it was simply mountainous.

The minds inside of the crystalline mass chattered and spoke to one another, keeping constant vigil for any approaching danger. Jeltz took this opportunity to depart from the primary mass in a large, rotating black prism about the size of a small truck, hovering placidly a few dozen feet from the still-growing field nexus. With him in this separate mass were two other minds; his personal lieutenant and the chief tactical officer for the operation.

"Very well then. Let us review the goal at hand." Jeltz said, his dark purple essence flickering vibrantly within the depths of the black, glassy prism. "The primary task at hand is asset acquisition. With the current exodus from the planet, the potential to assimilate large quantities of mental essences into Nucleus has increased to the point where VARIAtech cannot ignore the opportunity. As such, we will begin deploying intercept groups to all outbound refugee ships for immediate abduction. We will require
Snares, Boarders, Walls, and Warpers in each group. Currently our field nexus has the mass to fracture into nine such sorties."

"I was under the impression I was going to have something to do here, Overseer." snapped Cally, the CTO. A clandestine operation in the middle of an active warzone was not an operation she was necessarily keen on. Granted, the few refugee groups that
WERE guarded would prove some much valued schadenfreude to her psyche, but it wasn't enough. Jeltz flared his essence slightly at her impatience. The girl still very much had a bit of mortal in her mind. He could only hope it would wash out with time.

"Yes, Cally. Do let me continue..." Jeltz said, releasing a curt mental sigh. "Doubtless after so many abductions, our presence will come to be not only noticed, but we are likely to be actively driven off. You are to ensure that the field nexus remains intact and warmed up for transport at any given time. As such, you have full freedom of fracture, but please remain on the defensive. Nealaphh, you are to be our communications relay in the field, so do us all a favor and maintain a long-distance resonance at all times. Personally, I will be isolating and making dormant all captive minds brought back to this field nexus. We will start with smaller transports, unaffiliated with any of the warring sides to test the waters. If escalation appears tenable, we will begin attempting to capture larger prey. Expect sudden changes of plans." Jeltz finished, his violet glow receding into psychic silence.

"Question...why are we doing this again?" Cally asked with slight grit in her tone. Objectifying civilians didn't sit well with her either. Nealaphh responded in his ever-calm manner, his smoky, golden voice resonating softly through the prism.

"Nucleus has grown to its maximum size for the amount of minds currently residing within it, and recruitment has not been as voluminous as we had hoped. Therefore, abduction and assimilation are the only ways we can continue to expand the planet to quota." he stated frankly. Cally responded with a flickering scoff, but said nothing more.

"Very well then. If there is nothing else to add, let us begin our efforts." Jeltz said softly, the prism floating back into the now truly massive sphere that was the field nexus. Its rounded girth now bulged easily three kilometers in radius, its inner spaces storming with a constant whirl of
flashing colors as countless minds merged and spoke to one another. A few short seconds passed, and the previously smooth surface of the field nexus rippled and buckled as various spindles, cubes, pyramids, and hexahedrons burst out of its surface, each glowing a distinct color.
Nealaphh cruised low over the lunar horizon with his wing in tow. His current shell was an extruded hexagonal pyramid, with three sharp cones jutting from the base. The flickering, shining shapes warped themselves prograde from the moon, until they settled into a wide, fast orbit around Terra at an altitude of about eighty kilometers.

"Nealaphh, this is Jolson in Snare Alpha. Telemetric readings indicate a planetary shuttle is currently accelerating to escape velocity at marker 1218.0078.521. Current transverse is within intercept range. Approach vector?"

"Confirmed. Change heading, accelerating at fifty meters per second on my mark. Standby...mark." Nealaphh buzzed. The entire formation of seven black shapes snapped their hulls to follow the new vector, accelerating briskly to catch up with the escaping shuttle. It was only visible as a shimmering wink on the horizon at first, but soon enough it resolved into a large, rounded, if not somewhat clunky ship designed primarily for interplanetary travel. Based on the ship's current heading, it was likely going to try and reach periapsis before accelerating out to rendezvous with a midway station between Saturn and Jupiter. A reasonable enough distance from the carnage, perhaps. Unfortunately, they had not counted on coming under assault from interdimensional scientists.

"Snare Alpha, Snare Beta. Initiate a block and slip. Proceed as per regulation." Nealaphh said softly, his psychic words vibrating in the minds of his wingmates. The two spindles in the group began to glow a seething bright green as space folded itself around the shuttle, causing the craft to shudder to a halt, its interior lights blinking and flickering as it was jostled. The rest of the flight was on the ensnared ship in a matter of seconds, orbiting the craft within the bent area of space as the hexahedron began projected a shimmering blue field around the entire scene, preventing interlopers from interfering with the grim work at hand.

"Boarder Alpha, proceed."

"Yes, Nealaphh. This will take but a moment."

With a loud crash, the red cube smashed into the hull of the craft, a sharp spine jutting forth from its reflective surface and piercing the hull of the shuttle. On board, the passengers whimpered and panicked, unsure of what exactly was going on. There was no flash of laser fire, and no war ships in sight...just these strange, sinister black shapes whirling past the view ports.
A woman on board screamed above the sound of twisting metal and snapping circuitry as a sharp spine breached into the hull, the air in the cabin beginning to whistle out through the miniscule gaps created into the vacuum. It was a sloppy method, yes, but it didn't take enough time to warrant more caution on behalf of the victims. With a sharp screeching sound, additional spines and spikes began to splinter from the central shaft, snapping and bending at precise angles to try and pierce the skulls of the passengers on board.
Panicked sobs and existential howls wracked the now dark interior of the craft, as the passengers were systematically slaughtered, their cowering, panicked minds being siphoned into Boarder Alpha's central mass. In the span of less than a minute, the seventy humans on board lay dead.

"This is Garzan Boarder Alpha. Capture complete."

"Roger, Boarder Alpha. Warper Alpha, proceed with return to field nexus."

"Yes, Nealaphh. Standby for spacial rend." the large sphere said in a stronge, green voice. Once again, a blinding white wormhole would tear itself open towards the nose of the now derelict interplanetary shuttle. Garzan propelled himself through quickly to the other end, a few meters above the still-expanding surface of the field nexus. The black, glassy cube extruded its spine into the central mass, and funneled the freshly extracted psyches into the field nexus before slipping back through the temporary wormhole to regroup with Nealaphh's wing.

Jeltz smiled as the first haul of silently screaming, thrashing minds spilled into his proverbial lap. He began to systematically render them inert; their psychic sparks growing dim and washed out in preparation for the brainwashing to come. Oh yes, naturally, he preferred it when people volunteered to become a part of the Consulate...but this certainly had an aesthetic to it that appealed to his more megalomaniacal tendencies. Yes indeed...

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The air around the group just seemed to shift slightly to the left from the breeze coming in. A presence was watching them unseen and unfelt by the naked eye. It was a benevolent presence but a presence none the less. It was strange...and so very near

From beyond the veil of sight, a being was watching the group, waiting for a chance...to harm, to not harm. Who could say...but what was clear was it would be faintly traceable..

It was all around them...

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As the three ventured down a hallway, one of the troopers glanced over his shoulder at the empty hall behind him. He could feel something picking the back of his brain - a presence that his sensors were not quite able to pick up.

<< Attention, Alpha Troopers. I am picking up some abnormal disturbances in the space-time fabric. Stay frosty. >>

"Acknowledged, Paia." replied one of the troopers over their secure Quantum-Comm.

"Living quarters are down that hall over there." the trooper pointed down a passageway. "You will find showers as well as a mess hall. When you are ready, report to Lab Fourteen-C. Security clearance will not be an issue, as you are expected."