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Phantom Power Fluctuations (The Dark Aether)

 

Late Monday night – Early Tuesday

 

Avariel Falcon lay among reams of paper tape, punch cards and electrical cables.

“Drat this unicorn form, what I would give for a functional set of hands…”.

“Unit #6! Unit #6! Hey cloth ears! How are the system tests going?”.

Unit #6, a bulky humanoid automaton turned his large shiny brass head towards Avariel.

“Unit #1… System… checks… show… no… abnormalities… all… systems… nominal…”.

Avariel snorted, “All systems are nominal, except nothing works! This makes no sense at all!”.

At that moment a small rat like clockwork skittered into the room.

“Unit1unit1allconduitsgoodnoproblemswithwiringorsteampipes!”.

Avariel watched as the small automaton skittered away down another steam conduit…

This was not a good day. Since the portal generator failure she had turned away several high paying passengers. If this continued her attempts to make a viable business out of portal travel would be in ruins!

The clockwork unicorn grumbled, “This fault makes no sense! How can a portal across the city work perfectly but another to Caledon fail completely, it’s as if there were extreme aetheric power fluctuations! Yet the generators are working perfectly!?”.

Unit #6 rumbled “Maybe… we… could… play… a… nice… game… of… chess?”.

Avariel sighed…

 

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  1. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver October 11, 2011

    /me looks up and worries ..

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