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Hayslem City Universal Port and Dock

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a part of The Multiverse, by Remæus.

Starting under the ocean and rising up into the sky, this sea port is also a skydock, a space port, a submarine launch area, and also somehow still a smuggling route into and out of the city despite the security.

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Setting

Starting under the ocean and rising up into the sky, this sea port is also a skydock, a space port, a submarine launch area, and also somehow still a smuggling route into and out of the city despite the security.

There is all manner of transport here, from Warp Pads, to Transmat Stations, to a Stargate, to Orbital Launch Pods, to even Portals.
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Hayslem City Universal Port and Dock

Starting under the ocean and rising up into the sky, this sea port is also a skydock, a space port, a submarine launch area, and also somehow still a smuggling route into and out of the city despite the security.

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Hayslem City Universal Port and Dock is a part of Hayslem City.

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Melody Kuroyami [19] "If my dreams were caught, a darkness would reveal not only the past battles I've fought, but too the memories I keep sealed." - Melody after being asked if she wanted to buy a dream catcher.
Jaxon the Bandit [13] "Hey, you gonna finish that? No? It's mine now."
Echo "Rokket" Rhorer [11] Hmm...? Oui, C'est Vrai ~
The Fem Scout [11] "BONK!"
Sola Arkan [8] "Its time to shine in the spotlight!"
Oza [6] A student at Astrius Academy, and also a materialized AI.
Yume Kotori [5] "Stand back! This might get messy!" - Yume, while doing his job as a Special Security Agent.
Azren Yoshido [4] "This is an SSA matter! Stand back or risk incineration!"

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Character Portrait: Jorn Gareif Character Portrait: Malad Aethmak Character Portrait: Echo "Rokket" Rhorer Character Portrait: Earthrend Hestia

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While Gardeners did a lot of practice to make a normal voice heard they often entirely missed vocal subtext upon hearing it. Their own language didn't support anything of the kind so any such notions often ended abruptly in their brain as rather alien things indeed. The lesser Matriarch was inquisitive which sounded right to Earthrend whom considered answers with slightly less irritation.

All of those off-world got a crash-course in anatomy and human-related issues so he knew most of her questions, "We're triploid, false matriarch, most humanoids are diploid so we breed with little in creation but our own Matriarchs. Our Matriarchs that have entered in the brood mother phase of their life all live on Sopitos."

He momentarily entertained proving the point but then remembered human customs, "I'm Male, yes. The Matriarchs all lay eggs on Sopitos. They will only tithe eggs to barren Gardener Matriarchs not offworlders. You could pay other Gardeners to serve as we are off-world to make money to fix Sopitos."

It limply waggled its digging arms in their sort of shrugging gesture, "I'm between jobs now so I will work for you if you pay but I need to stay on-planet so my Matriarch can come get my things. You can buy breeding rights from my Matriarch but you are too small to fit a High Shaper. The Matriarchs are very large and we are suitably equipped."

The Orbus appears from nothing, through a wrinkle in spacetime.
The Fem Scout exits "The Orbus".

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout

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The Fem Scout exits the bus and tosses the driver...a shining yellow key. With a quick reload of her prized Scattergun, she set foot into the new area and looks around rather nonchalantly.

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Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout Character Portrait: Oza Character Portrait: Sola Arkan

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The bustling streets of Hayslem City were alive and well in this city, with all sorts of activity going on. Aliens, mystical creatures, the occasional spirit, robots, some draconoids, a few elves, a number of hobits and children, or un-children, or shapeshifters. But it was far more complicated then that. Robots that were wielding magic, elves with robotic prostetics, the city had a variety of different characters and shapes to it. And right here, this was the entrance to it all. Everyone and everything just seemed alive here, alive, interesting, and full of adventure to explore. Space ships, aircraft operated by magic, sailboats, all were making its way here.

IN addition, a vibrant amount of activity was on the newspapers and the news feeds, as another Sola Arkan concert was announced, the popular pop idol that was causing sensation across the nation. There were also still some followup reports on the latest investigation into the signs that indicated the awakening of a new Demon King, or the revival of an old one, as well as various traffic reports, immigration stats, and recent stock changes. Valkier industries was apparently producing a new line of robots that went on the market today, and Seldine Industries was working on a revolutionary magic formula that would help increase efficiency and portability.

"And I am telling you, the new XG63 Guitar will do wonders for the performance" Oza, or "Oz" by his friends, mentioned to his companion, who seemed to be wearing a rather thick cloak in daylight, almost like he was a vampire. But actually, he was Sola Arkan, the very pop idol mentioned in the news, trying not to draw attention to himself.

"I know, I know" Sola replied, keeping his voice down. "But I love my Nezerak 44. It was my first guitar, and I dont want to abandon it so easily".

"You are really sentimental over that, aren't you?"

Sola gave Oz a playful wink. "Its part of my charm. Now, I should probably get headed towards the beach soon. They want to do a whole bunch of shots. More exposed, the better. Apparently less is the new more, again".

"You know you love having fans and putting on a show".

"More in the theater then on the beach".

They seemed to be casually chatting as they were walking along, that they got a bit distracted and did not realize they were walking right towards some people.

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Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout

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The Fem Scout decided to cause a little mischief. She raised her scattergun up high and fired a shot into thee sky, the loud fire shattering anyone's quiet easily.

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Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout

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 “ "BOOM BABY!" ”

The Orbus hums to life.
The Orbus engages its warp drive, vanishing before your eyes.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout Character Portrait: Oza Character Portrait: Sola Arkan

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The moment that she did that, all of the nearby security around this transit area became alerted, and various civilians went and ducked for cover, or raised barriers, as several guards wearing power armor and carrying heavy weapons appeared.



They were armed in the latest of tech and software, and quickly surrounded the culprit.

"Attention Civilian! It is illegal to discharge firearms in public areas unlawfully! You will cease and decist at once, and you will pay the fine for such unlawful action!" one of them announced, as their weapons were locked and ready. Oza and Sola, who looked at this, decided to avoid involvement right now, given the danger of the situation.

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Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout Character Portrait: Sola Arkan

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The Fem Scout put her arms up in the air and put her weapon down. She wanted some action but fighting an entire batallion by herself wasn't something she was used to. "Alright alright geez. Call off the fuzz."

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Character Portrait: The Fem Scout Character Portrait: Oza Character Portrait: Sola Arkan Character Portrait: Yume Kotori

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"It is illegal to unlawfully discharge your weapon in such a public area! You should know better then to do such a dangerous act!" the guards told her as they continued to contain the situation.

As Sola and Oz continued to look out at this display, meanwhile someone else also made it onto the scene. And that was Yume Kotori, wearing something that appeared to be mix of traditional styled clothing and modern styled. However, what had to be the most noticable was that he seemed to be flying down, as if the wind was carrying him and bringing him down into the situation. His boots touched the ground, and then the wind seemed to dissipate. He had a fox mask on the side of his head, not really equipped, and a fan in his hand. He also had a casual smile on his face.

"Alert! Identify yourselves at once, including you, newcomer!"

"Now now. Lets all calm down. Sorry, but you have to understand, this is the main area of the port. Too many civilians, too much cargo coming through. YOu would be better off picking a fight in a rougher part of the docks, or another part of town" Yume told the newcomer, while he took out something that appeared to be a badge. "Is that good enough for you boys?"

Even though Yume appeared to be about twelve years old, he seemed to talk as if he was in a superior position. And this was certainly enforced by what happened next.

"Understood, SSA Captain Kotori. We shall resume our normal duties" the guards said, returning to their posts without argument. Even though Yume Kotori seemed rather peaceful and carefree, a powerful aura could be sensed around him, and a very dangerous aura.

"Ah yes. My name is Yume Kotori. Or Kotori Yume, if you do family names first. Captain of the Special Security Agency, lover of food, and wielder of wind".


Characters Present

Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout Character Portrait: Sola Arkan Character Portrait: Yume Kotori Character Portrait: Azren Yoshido

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The Fem Scout nods, slightly uncomfortable. "Uh right...listen, I'm not really allowed to say my name otherwise Mann Co would be huntin' my ass down so just call me "The Scout." And...ain't ya a little too young for...whatever it is you're doin', pipsqueak?" she chuckled.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: The Fem Scout Character Portrait: Oza Character Portrait: Sola Arkan Character Portrait: Yume Kotori Character Portrait: Azren Yoshido

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"I will have you know, I am older then I look. Happens sometimes when you dabble in weird unknown magics" Yume told her. "Well, anyways. If you want to fire a gun randomly, I recommend doing it in a less public area, maybe one of the gang invested places. Who knows then, you might just hit a murderer or something".

Yume casually said that, as he looked around. After seeing it was relatively clear, he moved his fan down sharply, and several blades of wind seemed to appear, mid air, around her throat. "...but saying the name pipsqueak? Not very nice".

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Jaxon the Bandit Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout Character Portrait: Echo "Rokket" Rhorer Character Portrait: Oza Character Portrait: Earthrend Hestia Character Portrait: Sola Arkan Character Portrait: Yume Kotori Character Portrait: Azren Yoshido

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The Fem Scout growled. "I'm from Boston, alright?? If you've got a problem with me, big freakin deal. I'm just like that! Enough with all the death threats ok? Do ya want me to blast a hole in your skull? Just lay off, ok?" she shook her head once the blades disappeared and began to walk away, holstering her Scattergun and now pulling out a can of BONK! Atomic Punch, opening the top and taking a quick sip.

"I'm just bein' me. I'm a chick of action, none of that cutesy mushy crap."

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Jaxon the Bandit Character Portrait: Are Ruisha Character Portrait: Melody Kuroyami Character Portrait: The Fem Scout Character Portrait: Echo "Rokket" Rhorer Character Portrait: Oza Character Portrait: Earthrend Hestia Character Portrait: Sola Arkan Character Portrait: Yume Kotori Character Portrait: Azren Yoshido

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Are Ruisha looks around confused before slinking away quietly...

Are Ruisha has left the area, heading south into Astrius Academy.
"Korolev" appears from nothing, through a wrinkle in spacetime.

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Character Portrait: Rhia Nemesis Character Portrait: Earthrend Hestia

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Rhia slowly descended through the atmosphere after following Hestia's direction of wandering coordinates. Whatever they were following moved quite a bit and Hestia had to repeatedly recontact a high shaper to get Rhia to where she could pick him up. As the engines whined down and she lifted the protective field Rhia breathed heavily from the repeated exertion. Sunrise reached over to the armored hardware with its soft if matriarch-shaped socket that served as a captain's chair. Over white quietus her own visage with a nimbus fading to grey while holding a palette of color aloft. In reply to his worry an image of her holding a small Sunrise to her chest with a feral light fending off toothy predator skulls.

Sunrise relented inquisitively caressing her thighs to check for strain or bleeding then leaped toward his sensor station. Small reinforced bunkers than seats with controls. Each in craters of their own right scattered weak brown quietus from the other crew came as Sunrise informed them their Barren Matriarch was fine. Noisy signal echoes recognized as her visage they were relieved since her exhaustion had become clear with the slow loss of color in her Quietus. They worried but smiled and thought well of them. Soon at his station, though he did not look up, Sunrise broadcasted an image of a planet attendant an angular engram pattern to access the data systems for that sensor reading. In reaching out for the data sharp numbers filled her mind from the computer system. They finally picked up a planet on the sensors she had half expected some space station moving around by what Hestia said. If the planet moved around constantly she would have to evacuate Earthrend quickly.

By her will within the ship's ganglion opens a small armored panel nearby to actually capture sound within her ensconced station, "Korolev to Hayslem space control this is Matriarch Rhia on passenger pickup."

Rhia felt about the system for a response as several detonations of color she did not look at indicated among her other crew. They passed data from the sharp parts of the metal mind she didn't like touching. Then the loud colors ended with a response from the worker manning the security subset sent an image of the planet with two forelegs strained away then crossed downward. Their ship was once a slaver ship after all and it got that reaction sometimes. Her boys had handled it for her.

The conversation that followed was guarded but less overtly hostile. They granted her approach after some meat-flapping intensity of the human security but Earthrend had told of her arrival so they did not much argue. That suited her just fine as they didn't seem her type but did their job at least. The twinge in her head wondering at the crotch at a particularly asymmetric dock employee tells she needed to find a dreamer soon. Her mind went immediately of her silver fox back home the strong psionically compatibile human. Though the man noticed her displaced interest makes a nervous chuckle when she didn't say much but to smile at him. The humans were far less touchy than herself or other Gardeners decided to leave him to his embarrassment. Sunrise offered a drink which her thin black tongue strips on his forehead a pheromone marker. A good deed to his Matriarch should be known.

The dockworkers seemed off-put by their complete silence if not the utter lack of physical interfaces on the umbilicus. Eying a grey worker clung to the bottom of her ship by a landing spar she sent him an image of gardener's hands holding a book bearing the ship's name to a pair of human ones. That silent exchange sent upside-down engineer scuttling off to get physical manuals for the dock workers to use.

As the dock alert notified Earthrend a message came across her PDA in text, [I will arrive shortly, Barren False Matriarch Rhia. I have resources for the reserves of Hestia.]

She replied in kind where tillers had their inevitable preference for English whether text or spoken, [Hestia was worried about you. Nemesis couldn't find you. Come home and we'll see what you have. Hestia has a new place for you to work that is not so hard to find. She'll keep you safe with some more soldiers this time.]

Another message sent via Queitus to her PDA alerted dock control. The lobby rang out with Rhia's voice with the telltale lack of breath or noise common to Eigengrau, "Korolev at dock Aleph-4 to Taeth, taking passengers at Gardener standard grey rate. Environment is safe for non-Gardner passengers. Safe meal and drink also provided during transit. Departing in one solar cycle."

Grey rate meant it was a cargo freighter but they had rooms built for normal gravity with actual beds. On the brown commons feed for the ship she could hear them singing some artwork together about growing beds. They knew she was tired and must be getting her bed ready. Dead on her feet after so many jumps sent a message in brown quietus to her high soldiers with two blade arms crossed at the top of the ramp she was climbing. They replied with a familiar thumpthump crater image in dust that only made sense if someone understood gardener contexts. As she glided down the hall in partial-g after nearly hitting a crossbeam one of her crew scuttled out of a metal panel leaving a dockworker to yelp in terror. Other dockworkers looked on and chatted about the spectacle of a dozen spiders popping out of the metalworks to carrying her on their backs by their fingertips. She was too tired to listen as they put her in the comfy sleeping nest. The feel of small sponges appearing to clean her body lulled her to sleep as they arted a soft colorful cloudy drone to drown out background noise. Sunrise could handle the boarders.

Earthrend Hestia boards "Korolev".
"Korolev" engages its warp drive, vanishing before your eyes.