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Illumene Hospital

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a part of The Multiverse, by Remæus.

Illumene Hospital boasts much of the leading technological advancements prevalent throughout the central planets. With state-of-the-art tech and some of the best doctors available on Arastel, Illumene Hospital stands as a premier source of medical care.

barney_fife holds sovereignty over Illumene Hospital, giving them the ability to make limited changes.

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ImageIllumene Hospital boasts much of the leading technological advancements prevalent throughout the central planets. With state-of-the-art tech and some of the best doctors available on Arastel, Illumene Hospital stands as a premier source of medical care.

Its innovative use of new research and technology serve as a lure to draw patients in from off planet as well and it is not uncommon for those requiring extensive and difficult treatment to travel to Illumene to gain access to their hospitals. Medical tourism produces a great deal of income for Arastel.

Like much of Illumene's government run buildings, its hospitals are outfitted with extensive security measures and retinal scans.
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Illumene Hospital

Illumene Hospital boasts much of the leading technological advancements prevalent throughout the central planets. With state-of-the-art tech and some of the best doctors available on Arastel, Illumene Hospital stands as a premier source of medical care.

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Illumene Hospital is a part of Callis Imperium.

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Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Kianna
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Mollem and Kianna had arrived at Illumene Hospitals several hours prior, but Mollem had received no word from anyone as to the condition of his wife who had been taken in for emergency surgery.

It had been just over nine months since Mollem and Kianna had arrived in the Aurora, and though Illumene had yet to reach the levels of technology as that of the Aschen - it was a far stretch better than that of Argos, and certainly an improvement over many Terran cities as well. Of course movement had been restricted within the city and it had taken a measure of diligence to avoid the extensive security measures, but Kianna had been reluctant to take up residence on one of the poorer planets. It was a risky endeavor as it was likely the Aschen were monitoring regions they might suspect the McGregors had gone into hiding, and hospital records and retinal scans weren't something the pair wanted to be leaving a trail of.

For the moment though, they hadn't much choice. And so here they were.

When the door to the waiting room finally slid open with a hiss to admit the doctor that had received Mollem and Kianna, he was accompanied by a pair of local law enforcement officers.

"Your wife is out of surgery and she's going to be just fine," the doctor explained. "But I think you know we can't release you or your wife from the premise," he continued.

The officers that entered with the doctor came forward.

"Sir, we have a few questions for you, and you could save everyone a lot of time by telling us the names of you and your wife, and where you're from." The officer had a small pad in hand to take down information if need be. "If you're hiding anything, we're going to find it, so if you have a criminal record its best for everyone if you just come clean on it."

When Mollem and Kianna's retinal scans had run up blank it had been cause enough to bring in the authorities. As of yet though, none suspected the pair weren't simply a couple of unregistered citizens from one of the more backwater outer planets. It was illegal, but not unheard of.

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Mollem looked up to the doctor and shook his head. "My name is Hammond, and my wife's name is Gina." He said, figuring the Retinal scans wouldn't turn up with anything since the Aschen, to his knowledge have had no contact with this world other than 'mysterious lights' in the night sky.

What Mollem didn't figure is it was likely that the Aschen were monitoring radio communications in the area.

"We've come from some of the outlying systems because my wife is ill, and then we intend to go back." He said, crossing his arms.

"I wouldn't recommend announcing our detention, we have very powerful enemies who would not hesitate to destroy us and all who are caught in the middle."

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Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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Getting to the hospital had proven an easy enough feat for the pair of Aschen special projects soldiers. Whisper was legally still on record here as a citizen, and Echo could adopt any form necessary. Both had forsaken their uniforms in favor of civilians clothes to move without drawing attention to themselves.

The pair lingered out front of the hospital as Whisper looked over a large back-lit billboard set out front. A large color coordinated map of the hospital grounds was displayed for visitors and the young psionic brushed her fingers across it as she let her senses search out the building.

"They're not together," Whisper told Echo finally. "Here, and here," she said as she pointed out two locations on the map.

That complicated the situation but it took only a moment for Whisper to assess that Kianna was the more likely of the two to split and run. Mollem had already displayed a strong penchant for not abandoning Kianna. If they had Kianna, Mollem would come to them.

"Maternity ward, low security," she said as she pointed to the location once more. "You know what to do when we get inside?" she asked.

Echo nodded his head. The young golem had changed shape to that of an unremarkable man in his early twenties, dark-haired and fair-skinned, who he had brushed against on the walk here from the spaceport. That brief contact had allowed him to perfectly replicate the man’s shape – and most importantly, his eyes – to avoid throwing up any red flags in getting past the hospital’s security. “I am to find a chance to transform into one of the medical staff without being noticed, and then use that form to bypass the necessary scans to proceed to the target.” He stated, “Once we locate her, I will follow your lead. In the unlikely event that you require assistance in subduing her or evading security I will provide it.”

Though he was dubious regarding his first potential experience of combat, he had spent sufficient time training with his abilities to pose a threat, and his nature made him very difficult to cause permanent damage to. He was not afraid, merely unsure of himself.

"I don't want any civilians harmed," Whisper added. "Come on."

With Echo's current disguise in place the pair were able to enter the building as visitors without incident.

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Kianna had been awake for a time now, and there weren't many places she could think to find herself that would be worse than that of the hospital maternity ward.

The child in question was asleep for the moment, unaware of the scrutiny Kianna studied it with behind cold and impassive eyes. Defenseless. The word crossed her mind as she stood there over it. It wouldn't take more than a moment to smother it and be done with it. Mollem wouldn't ever know.

Everything since her and Mollem's fall from power in the Aschen Empire had been one miserable ordeal after another - and this was only the latest of a long run of miserable months. The quiet life wasn't treating her well at all. The politics, the intrigue, the strife, it had all been replaced with the droll menial routine of living day by day.

And now this.

She could kill it and leave here today. She could go back to Terra even. She had long mastered the art of simply disappearing and starting over. But really, what would she find on Terra that would be any different than here?

She picked up the blanket and wound it between her hands as she looked down at the child.

"Kianna," Whisper called out as she entered the room with Echo flanking her.

Kianna wheeled about at the familiar voice, a sinking sensation dropping into the pit of her stomach. Ever the survivalist, it took her only a moment to assess the situation and she didn't for the moment entertain the thought that Whisper was here for anything short of an execution. Dropping the blanket she retrieved the child, stepping back from Whisper and Echo. There was nothing maternal about her actions, only the belief that Whisper wouldn't be willing to harm the child to get at her.

A frown formed on Echo’s – or as Kianna would see it, one of her ward’s female nurses’ – features as he (or technically she, now) observed the child that the former Empress held. There had been no plans made for a child. He was unsure what the appropriate response was. For the moment he stayed unmoving, not betraying that he was not what he appeared to be, and waiting for Whisper to make her move.

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Back in the waiting room the officer questioning Mollem exchanged looks with his partner.

"Is that a threat?" the officer asked Mollem. "Put him under arrest, we'll question him back at the station."

He was in the process of returning the pad of paper to his pocket when gunshots rang out through the hospital.

"Shit," he swore as he and his partner both drew their firearms to move towards the sounds of gunfire.

His partner grabbed his radio as he called in the situation. "Gun shots fired at Illumene Hospital, requesting backup."

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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Mollem eyed the officer, and then he chuckled as a deafening boom echoed outside.

"It's not a threat." He said, narrowing his eyes. "Because outside is a thousand terrible things just out to kill me and anyone around me."

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The Aschen Reverence II 'A Psalm Every Day' had suddenly and without warning appeared with a deafening crack as it FTL'ed into atmo 80,000 feet above the surface of the planet. This sent out a concussive shockwave in all directions, and everyone in the city below could see the Aschen Reverence II looming in the sky.

"Alright, McGregors are here last we were told, we need them alive so the Quorum can hand power back over to the rightful Emperor." Nagala said, grasping the railing

"I've got TacOps ready for deployment." She said, turning to Aiyanna, whom was finishing the adjustments to her Combat Skin.

"She's going to kill them, Admiral." Aiyanna said as the visor closed over her face .

"I intend to prevent that."

Pulling up her HUD she flashed out of view, hanging out on the edge of a Turbo-Disruptor battery which swiveled down slightly, bearing aim at the city below. Aiyanna checked her weapons, the Disruptor Carbine secured firmly to her back.

She let go and began to freefall towards the Hospital below, as the Aschen Reverence moved into position.

Aiyanna continued her freefall, running a deep penetrating scan piggybacked on the Reverence's Systems, pinging Whisper's IFF, Aiyanna adjusted her course.


As she continued to fall, she noted several orbital drop pods falling besides her, the Aschen action had begun.

Once she was within range, she disappeared with a flash, re-appearing between Kianna and Whisper.

"Whisper!" She called out.

"That's enough! We're to bring them back alive!"

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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Kianna was as of yet unharmed, though a pair of security guards lay sprawled within the outer hallway with their firearms on the floor next to their unconscious forms.

Whisper hesitated at Aiyanna's arrival, and her eyes settled on the form of the android.

"They need to die," Whisper replied with a strained voice.

Her eyes shifted to the side as she assessed her situation. She wanted to look upon Mollem as he died, to hurt him as he had hurt her, but under the circumstances she would settle for just having him dead.

The nurse’s face rippled, before smoothly transitioning back into Echo’s default shape – complete with his special projects uniform. His stance was uneasy, uncertain. What was Whisper doing? Why was she disobeying their orders?

“What?” He asked, looking between Whisper and Aiyanna. “What’s happening?”

Whisper ignored Echo in favor of holding her hand out to one side as one of the security guard's guns flew into her open grasp. She turned the weapon on Kianna and the child both, but with Aiyanna standing between her and them she hadn't a clear shot to fire it.

It seemed a vain effort to the naked eye, but the psionic energies within the room spiked as an icy grip found its way to Mollem's chest in the nearby waiting room.

Whisper's grip tightened upon the gun as the sharp pain pierced her own chest. For an empath to kill a man in such a manner, there was little choice but to experience it in turn. If she couldn't see him die, she would feel it.

Her psychic grip constricted tightly and sweat beaded upon her skin.

The pair of officers that appeared in the hall were met with the same result as the security guards before them and she spared them only a brief glance as the pair slammed against the wall before dropping to the floor alongside the security guards.

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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Mollem's Vitals began to go berserk as he struggled to breathe under Whisper's psionic assault.

Aiyanna on the other hand narrowed her eyes and then diverted the suit's power to it's internal Psionic dampener, but rather than broadcast a steady null field. Aiyanna opted to overcharge the system and release a devastating psionic interference pulse that would be sufficient to derail the psionic assault and cause Whisper excruciating pain.

"That's an order!" Aiyanna called out, analyzing the tactical situation around her.

"Echo, stop her!" Aiyanna called out, pointing to Echo and then Whisper.

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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Whisper was well familiar with Aschen tech and Aiyanna's attack was met with a swift response. As the psionic dampener's systems began to overload, Whisper released her hold on Mollem and withdrew. What would have otherwise been a devastating attack was met with no resistance by which to provide the necessary backlash that the pulse relied upon to inflict pain.

The abrupt silencing of her psionic capabilities was disorienting though and she furrowed her brow in confusion as she gave her head a brief shake to clear her thoughts.

That's an order!

Aiyanna's order rang through her head as she blinked and lowered her gun.

"I..."

What had she been doing raising a weapon to Aiyanna?

Echo's eyes widened at Aiyanna's command. Stop her? How? Whisper was an incredibly powerful psionic, and Echo had acquired no abilities that could aid him against such a thing. But he'd been given an order, so he had to try, didn't he? That was how it worked.

The golem extended a hand and a pulse of brilliant light burst from it, aimed for the gun in Whisper's hand. The disruptor pulse was small in size compared to those released from the average aschen weapon, containing enough force to knock the weapon away but precise enough to leave only minimal burns on her hand.

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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A moment later, everything was made clear as Aiyanna turned to Kianna, and immediately got on one knee. When Aiyanna detected the psionics relenting, she too powered down her Psionic pulse, and it never found itself to be released.

"I worship His Shadow." She said for a moment, a squad of Aschen Marines filing into the hospital room. A Sergeant turning to Aiyanna.

"We've located the Emperor, Recovery teams are en-route!"

What seemed as a permanent situation was quickly adding up to be little more than a bad dream for the now re-crowned Empress. "The Rebellion that opted to disrupt the Empire has been foiled, We came as quickly as we were able." She said, turning to Whisper. "Now that the political situation has stabilized. You will be assigned twenty demerits for your insolence. What His Shadow chooses to do with you once we recover him... is to be determined." She said, turning to Kianna.

"Let's go, we must get you to safety!"

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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His Shadow?

No. They were to be taken back to Langara to be tried for treason. This wasn't what was supposed to happen... Whisper made no effort to retrieve the fallen pistol that skittered across the floor and out of her grasp and even Aiyanna's threats of demerits hardly broke the haze of realization as to what was going on.

Meanwhile Kianna seemed equally dismayed at this turn of information. "Wait, what?" she asked. "If you think I'm going anywhere with you, you have another thing coming. Where's Mollem?" she demanded. If the Empress was happy about her newly restored title, it was far from apparent.

Her eyes were narrowed sharply on Aiyanna and the Aschen marines both.

Outside the sounds of distant sirens were fast approaching through the busy streets of the city - local law enforcement responding to the situation no doubt.

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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Aiyanna got back to her feet and she regarded Kianna. "While you've been gone, the Quorum and the people have spoken, President Kane was removed from power and the Quorum has opted to restore the Empire in it's original form. Legally bound authorized and signed by both Chambers under the stipulation that they remain the legislative bodies of the Empire." Aiyanna explained.

"The Order came down to drop all charges and ensure you two are brought back to Langara so you can be returned to your thrones."

"We have little time before the armies of this world attack the Reverence sent to recover you. But long story short, the Rebellion has been foiled, and you and your husband are immediately returned to power."

She turned to Whisper. "I've been told to override your original order, You are dismissed. Return to the Reverence for debriefing and discipline." Aiyanna told Whisper.

"Echo, you're to find the Emperor." She said, turning to Kianna as a pair of Marines entered with a large box.

"Your Combat skin." Aiyanna explained.

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha
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Echo was just as confused about Aiyanna's reference to "His Shadow" as Whisper was. He'd spent six months being told to worship the Divine shadow, then the next months after that being told that had been a lie and that the Emperor was merely a man. Now was it to flip back again?

The golem was utterly lost. For the umpteenth time he found himself having no idea what cause he was serving, and why.

"I..." Echo started, before trailing off and hesitantly saluting. "...Yes, ma'am."

Retreating out into the hallway, he made his way back towards the waiting room where Whisper had told him Mollem was located. The hospital was in the process of a full evacuation, with those patients that could be moved being walked or wheeled towards exits. Other wards, with patients in a more serious condition, were locking down.

It didn't take long for him to reach the hall outside the waiting room, but at that moment another pair of security guards rounded the corner and lifted their weapons. "Stop there!" one of them shouted, "Identify yourself!"

Echo stopped, as instructed, frowning at the two men. "I'm sorry, I can't do that. You should go." he said, before starting forwards again. The security guards exchanged a glance before one of them pulled the trigger and fired.

The bullet hit Echo in the chest, but rather than cause any damage, it ricocheted off harmlessly. What looked like a ripple emanated out from the point of impact. "Please, stop shooting. You should go, before you are hurt." he repeated plaintively.

One of the guards looked ready to take Echo's advice, but the other pulled down on his trigger again, opening fire fully on the golem. Echo's frown deepened, and he lifted a hand to point it at the man. An abrupt jolt of lightning shot from his fingertips and hit the man in the chest, delivering a non-lethal shock that dropped him to the ground, spasming. His partner turned tail, shouting something into his radio as he disappeared around the corner.

"I'm sorry." Echo said to the man on the ground as he turned and pushed the door of the waiting room open. "Mol- Divine Shadow, sir." he hesitantly began in greeting to Mollem, "You need to come with me."

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Mollem looked to Echo incredulously as he moved away from the two Officers that were as dumbstruck as anyone else.

"Stop right there!" One of them called out, as Mollem was quickly putting two and two together. "Kill them." He ordered Echo as he threw a coat on and started away from the Officers as they drew their weapons.

"So I'm the Divine Shadow again? What the frak is this world coming too?" He asked, turning back to the Officers and waving mockingly at them as he waited for the Golem to carry out his order.

"What is going on here? I thought everyone was rolling up to kill me?"

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"I..." Echo's expression sank at Mollem's order, but he did not question it, trailing off as he turned his attention to the new officers in the room. Silently, he lifted his hands towards them and released two bright flashes of light as though from a disruptor rifle. The pulses hit each of the men squarely in the chest and they dropped to the ground with holes burned through them. His eyes were sad as they fell, looking back to Mollem.

"I don't know, sir. My orders have changed since we arrived here." he said, gesturing towards the room's exit. "There is a ship waiting for you, I have been told. We should leave before more people get... before more people intervene."

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Mollem nodded and started towards the Golem. "Then perhaps the Empire has prevailed through the deceit and the dissent of rebels. Your loyalties are not unfounded. And you will be rewarded." He said, starting to the door. "We must find Kianna and then we will leave together." He explained as he moved down the hallway.

"As for Whisper... I will see her punished for her treachery." He said, making his way towards the maternity ward.

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Whisper hesitated at Aiyanna's orders. The Aschen were on Arastel, Mollem was returning to power. She had her orders, and yet her movements were stayed by the moment of hesitation. She could hear the police mobilizing outside, she knew the Aschen had a Reverence above. She knew too that Mollem would not be quick to forget her actions here today.

"I..." she hesitated again. "I can't do that."

She knelt and retrieved the gun from the floor once more. The Aschen marines raised their rifles at her, but she turned the gun on her own head and closed her eyes.

The woman turned her head away as if to shield her face from him and her grip tightened upon the gun until her knuckles turned white. Cranford began to rise from his desk.

"Don't," Whisper warned.

The older man hesitated, and then lowered himself back into his seat, resting his lower arms along the desk and folding his hands. "Who are you?" he asked, his gaze resting steadily on her face. "Why are you doing this?"

Whisper shook her head. "Forgive me," she uttered. Swallowing back the bile that rose in her throat she squeezed the trigger.


A single gunshot echoed through the hospital.

Freedom.

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"Such a shame." Mollem said, as he stepped into the maternity ward, seeing Whisper's splattered brains on the wall.

"She will however live on as her individual organs are harvested and any remaining biomass is placed in the protein bank to feed my people."

He turned to Echo, Aiyanna and Kianna as a pair of Marines fitted him for his robes once more, and knelt slightly. "I worship His Shadow." He said, then he turned to face Aiyanna.

"Let's depart." He said calmly, then he turned to Kianna.

"We will glass the planet upon our departure, to punish these people for their insolence."

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha Character Portrait: The Divine Shadow
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Echo stared with wide eyes at Whisper's fallen form. The golem had been far from close to the girl - they'd hardly spoken beyond the necessity of working together in the field - but regardless of that, it was significantly unsettling to see that she had taken her own life. It was the first time Echo had encountered suicide.

"Why did..." he began, but trailed off into silence. He somehow doubted any of these people were wont to give such a question time at present.

His gaze went back to Mollem as he stated his intent to glass the planet, and his heart sank. Death on such a broad scale for the crime of not knowing who they had slighted? It couldn't possibly be right.

His eyes fell to the floor. Perhaps it would have been better if they had completed their mission, if this was the kind of man that was now giving the orders. But he said nothing. He did not have the conviction nor the independence for disobedience or dissent.

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha Character Portrait: The Divine Shadow
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Kianna glanced down at the wailing child in her arms before all but shoving it into Aiyanna's arms. Let her deal with it. Maybe she would drop it on its head.

She threw a fiery look at Mollem, but the words behind it didn't reach her lips as she simply swept out of the room ahead of the rest. She paused only to retrieve the gun from one of the unconscious officers in the hall. It was unlikely she would have need of the weapon, but she didn't care to be unarmed at the moment as she checked the safety on it and shoved it into the back of her pants.

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Character Portrait: Sheila Nagala Character Portrait: Whisper (Jacquelyn Rose) Character Portrait: Aiyanna Character Portrait: Sire Mollem McGregor Character Portrait: Aschen Marine Character Portrait: Kianna Character Portrait: Echo Alpha Character Portrait: The Divine Shadow
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Outside the hospital police vehicles were pulling up and officers were taking cover behind the armored vehicles as they trained weapons on the building. There was a crowd gathering as police tried to clear the streets of onlookers - but ever a slave to human nature and curiosity people gathered in throngs regardless of the danger that the ship overhead, or the marines in the hospital presented. Reporters were all vying for the best shot of the hospital with little regard for personal safety.

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Aiyanna took the child incredulously before she turned to Mollem and Kianna.

"The Reverence is preparing it's Gravity beam so we can depart." She said, listening as more Police officers were heard closing in on the hospital.

"Come, let's get out of here." She said, starting out of the hospital room, and rounding a corner. Already Aschen soldiers were engaged in firefights with police officials in the Hallways.

"We've secured a route to the roof, where we can be picked up."

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As Aiyanna moved out, several Marines moved to collect Whisper's body for disposition.

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Echo followed the group in silence, with only a momentary backwards glance at where Whisper's body was being lifted before he turned away to stare forwards as he walked, with a thoughtful frown.

Henrietta Shiorese has arrived, coming from Callis Imperium.
Henrietta Shiorese vanishes into nothingness, but you get the feeling they are heading somewhere else.