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System Error (The Dark Aether)

Unit #6 watched over the motionless clockwork unicorn as she lay on the floor of the observation tower. The old clockwork was at a loss to figure out what had caused Avariel to malfunction in this way, or how to repair her.

Earlier that night Avariel had returned from some sort of meeting in an agitated state, the unicorn had given him a list of people who were to be given access to the aetheric entity and defined strict instructions to not allow harm to come to the entity. After that the clockwork unicorn climbed the observation tower and shut down.

At first Unit #6 thought this was just another maintenance cycle, but as the hours wore on it became apparent that there was some kind of malfunction.

As the dawn sun rose into the sky and the solar collector clattered into life Unit #6 continued to ponder how best to help the clockwork unicorn…

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  1. Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs November 26, 2011

    Oh, dear!  This can’t be good…

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