The Last Battle
In a room filled with glowing blood crystals, a tyrian purple reptilian man sat in his high throne engraved with gargoyles. His hands waved over a hovering holographic map of the Milky Way Galaxy. He laughed as shades of purple covered nearly all the map.
Only Okma was highlighted in blue at this star system. He touched that star and an image of a planet flickered above the map. The planet had ships flying around like bees warning each other of danger.
“Oh Spacers,” the man chuckled. “All your worlds are destroyed by my touch. Your corpses are disintegrated by my footsteps. You don’t stand a chance in the universe. Now, my Titan Empire has become my galaxy against your world. You will all perish.”
A spiky armored-Titan entered the room. “Lord Seiton, my men are ready.”
His throne creaked as Seiton turned to the soldier and smiled. “Excellent, activate the relay and set our course to Okma. It is time to finish off the Spacers.”
“Yes, my lord,” the soldier bowed and hurried out of the room.
Meanwhile, the last fleet of Spacer cruisers formed themselves a shield around their home world. They appeared as a set of three large blue glass spheres connected by gold rails on each side with wings. There, they waited in the atmosphere for their enemies to close in.
Some distance away, a white speck appeared and spread outward into a vortex. Violet streams of electricity shot out as swarms of sharp corners emerged out of the void. The Titans' movements were sharp, precise, and cut through the defense wall and Spacer ships fell as a storm of shooting stars. The Titans mercilessly spread the full extent of their invasion upon the people of Okma. Fires burned across the land like wildfire, and even the oceans themselves were unable to escape.
Gaion, the only remaining city, stood tall from this growing storm. The tallest tower in this last city quickly spread an orange force field as their attempt to hold back the ships' attack. To buy more time, the remaining Spacers activated their turrets. Blue beams pierced through the overhanging clouds of destruction. The first line of Titan cruisers disintegrated upon contact. Hundreds remained. Angered, they fired and the Spacer's shields wavered until it shattered like thin glass.
Spacer soldiers ran out of the city just as it was destroyed. The Titan ships landed and their troops ran after them. The Spacers ran through the burning forest as the tall, grey-skinned Titans were gaining on them. These Spacers soldiers their rifles fired particle beams as they ran. Burning trees kept falling like dominoes making them slide under them.
As the Spacers found themselves in a desert of ash, a few of them threw gamma grenades, which vaporized a couple rows of Titans. Many of the Titans retreated, having had their armor torn apart, revealing their glowing open wounds. Some hacked away burning trees with their swords with blades of electrical blades. A couple released either lightning bolts, or bolts of lightning from their hands and blasted a path out of the forest.
As the Spacers fled, they caught a glimpse of half of an iron step pyramid. The Spacers were knocked down as Titan tanks plunged from the sky and smashed into the surface like meteorites. These resembled giant king crabs with eight high legs attached to a spherical body and two particle accelerator cannons as pincers. With agility and speed, the Spacers leaped onto them and tossed their last grenades into the accelerators. They jumped off and took cover just as the tanks exploded.
The Spacers hidden in the bunker grabbed the ionic machine guns from the armory and aimed them out of the openings. On their scope, they spotted three of their comrades running to them with a wave of Titans behind them. Two of them opened the bunker and fired with their cosmic ray launchers. Then balls of lightning shot out of the weapons ripping enemy ships apart. The running Spacers sprinted to the open the vehicle entrance and pushed a button to seal themselves inside.
In the bunker, the computer screens that covered the walls showed the planetary defense systems failing as more Titan ships kept entering Okma’s orbit from the open rift. The Spacers fleet had been destroyed along with the cities. Some soldiers loaded their weapons in a dark armory and ran to the windows to fire at the Titans. The others were at the back of the bunker repairing their tanks. These looked like blue, glowing fighter jets with bulky accelerators instead of wings.
One of them, a Spacer, touched the back of his neck. The nanobots of his diamond armor released the latches. Steam hissed out of the opening. He lifted his helmet off. His snow white skin touched the air. Tattoos cyan icicles scarred the Spacer's neck and forehead. He revealed his pale face with purple flame tattoos on his cheeks. His hand passed the long white hair to touch his communicator implant in his ear.
"Captain Carato,” he yelled through the firestorm. “Corporal Fedlo, here. We are pinned at north of the Atla Region."
Captain Carato responded. "I'll contact Councilor Feidlima to get your men out of here. Once she finds you, follow her into the Ark. Hold the Titans off as long as you can."
A woman dressed in a thin-skinned diamond suit awoke to find herself under a pile of burning metal scraps. She turned her head around to look for her helmet. She frowned as it was crushed to bits by the rubble. It was dark and so she closed her artificial eyes and her vision was changed to night vision.
Water began to fill the air gap her head was in. To make matters worse, a tank opened hissing a vapor of green toxic gas. She coughed continuously as she began to suffocate. She held her breath and puts her hand into the water. The water got sucked into her suit. Mist shot out of that hand and sealed that leaking tank.
She looked up and saw a small hole with a light beaming down to her. With all her strength regained, she pushed the rubble up and got up on her feet. She benched down and punched the hole to make it bigger. After she was able to climb out of the scraps, she found herself in the middle of Gaion, now just a mountain range of rubble.
"Feidlima, are you there?" her communicator vibrated in her ear.
She touched her ear, "Yes, Captain Carato. What's the situation?"
Captain Carato said, "Most of us are at the Ark. Corporal Fedlo and his team are being bombarded at one of our bunkers. They want to get escorted to the Ark and they need you. Please!"
"Give me the coordinates to the bunker," said Feidlima. Five seconds later, a holographic map projected out of her wrist. Looking at where she was to the bunker, she then absorbed all the water in the city. Sprinting through the burning forest, she began to put the fire out by spewing mist out of her palms.
She got out of the other side of the forest and leaped to the top of a sand dune. There the Titans were firing at the Spacers' bunker with their tanks. Her eye implants zoomed in close to the bunker. As she looked, the cosmic launcher-wielding Spacers continued to fire at more approaching Titan fighter ships. More tanks flew down to the ground to blow up the bunker. One Titan fired his sniper and hit a couple of magazines of the Spacers’ machine guns, electrifying three Spacers to death. The soldiers regrouped and continued to fight.
Finally, she ran up to the Titans' side of the battlefield and placed her hand on the ground. Blue mists spewed from the arm of her suit causing the opponent's side to transform into a frozen landscape. More Titans stepped onto the ice and crystallized into frozen sculptures.
A few more Titans dived from their ships and she fired radiated ice bullets from her pistol at them. As the projectiles struck them, they froze and smashed into pieces as their bodies crashed to the surface. Other Titans charged at her and she pressed her hands firmly to the ground. Her hands glowed and she waved them around and aimed for the ground. Then stakes of ice pinned more of them. A couple of surviving Titans charged at her, but she impaled them with her ice blades from her arms.
Fedlo and the others bowed to her as she entered the bunker. He said, "Councilor Feidlima, twenty-five of my soldiers died."
"You did what you could," said Feidlima. "We must reach the Ark. Councilor Cade had his men hack the Titans' gates, sending every fleet of their ships into this region."
Fedlo's eyes widened, finding this news nothing short of insane, "You transported them from across the galaxy to here? They will wipe us out."
"If we don't activate the portal in time," she warned. "Now hurry!"
Feidlima wanted the Titans to believe they killed every Spacer in there. Under her order, Fedlo rushed to the control panels and placed his hand on a red square for self-destruct. They exited through the back of the bunker and headed towards the Ark. As the bunker exploded, the Titans searched around looking for any survivors. Luckily, her forces were escorted out of the area.
Columns of smoke rose from mountains of ash and dust as the Spacers passed by. Their vehicles skid from the ground’s shaking. Within minutes, they came upon a massive golden pyramid with engraved writings. The white tip brightened by the countdown for the Ark’s launch.
Fedlo's men rushed out of the convoy and headed to the top while Feidlima stayed behind, freezing everything. Titan fighter ships locked their targets onto her. A male Spacer with a cannon shaped like a Van de Graaff generator shot them down.
Feidlima ran up to him, "Thank you, Judus!"
Judus grabbed her hand, "Come on!"
Feidlima and Judus looked up and saw more waves of Titan ships coming out of the rift. The last Spacer fleet hovered above the Ark and then flew into its hangar. The rest of the Councilors-- Teutor, Cuno, and their leader Cade guarded the entrance at the top as they waited for them.
Once everyone was together, they rushed inside just as the Titans closed in on them. The control room was constructed of glass and had five enormous columns. A narrow projector in the floor displayed a holographic image of their galaxy. Lights all over the room represented the cables.
"This is it," said Cade. "Time to banish the Titans to Tartarus!"
"Five of our transporting gates have been installed as engines for the Ark. These will get us out of this system as fast as possible," said Teutor. He punched in the codes at the side of the control panel in front of him.
"Activate the portal, now!" Feidlima screamed in urgency.
Five multicolored domes emerged from the panel before the council. Each Spacer touched the one before them. Immediately, hundreds of moon-sized panels circled around the stellar region to create a planet - encompassing ring which in turn created a vortex to swallow both the entire planet and Titan fleet.
The Titans were caught off guard as the vortex was formed. They tried to fly away from the planet, but it began growing. Their open rift also fed on it making it grow faster. The Titans tried to give their ship all the power they had to warp themselves out of the system. But it was no use; the vortex swallowed them up faster than they could escape.
The Spacers looked at their galaxy map for a new planet to resettle. Their planet was being pulled in by the vortex. They must leave if they didn’t want to be banished with the Titans. Cade touched a planet within the Navi system and everyone grabbed a hold of something as the Ark shook from the vibrating gates.
The control panels split in half and a glowing white column emerged from between them. It flashed and beeped rhythmically, indicating that someone was trying to make contact. As they answered it, an image of Seiton, the leader of the Titans, appeared before them. His beastly eyes shone red with anger.
"Spacers," Seiton snarled in disgust. "What have you done?"
"We are banishing you from the galaxy!" Cade shouted.
"Fools,” he warned. “Do you truly think you can so easily get rid of me? I will be back before long. Soon, I will find the Source and recreate all in accordance to my own will!"
Feidlima looked into his devilish eyes, clutched her own eyes, and fell to the floor. The implants within her temples allowed her to see anyone’s future while looking at their eyes. Cade touched the glowing column and the Spacer gates launched them out to safety. Seiton snarled as his transmission was ending, "I will return!"
Cade and Teutor ran up to Feidlima just as the Ark started to spin. Nearly every Spacer was strapped against as the wall. The portals had enough force to propel the Ark away from the growing vortex. It was then shot away from the region and into the other side of the galaxy. The Titans were finally exiled.
The last Spacers unstrapped themselves and looked out the window. After fighting across the galaxy for thousands of years, space was now quiet again. For others, it was their first time seeing a calm sea of stars. At long last, the Titans were finally exiled.
The group got Feidlima to her feet. She opened her eyes and tears poured out of them like a fountain. She clutched her head as the implants radiated the pain from her temple. Teutor helped her to a bench as she tried to calm herself. Cade approached her and asked, "What happened?"
Feidlima panted loudly, trying to regain her composure enough to answer. After a few moments she was calm enough to answer. "I looked into his eyes and saw our fate. I saw the future of us all."
"The war is over," said Cuno. “Seiton will never return.”
"No, Seiton will come back!" She cried and rubbed her eyes, as if trying to get rid of the vision.
"Tell us more of this vision," said Cade.
Feidlima wiped her eyes, "He will return and turn every piece of technology against our kin. Soon after, he will have access to the Source and recreate the universe."
The Council looked at each other trying to figure out what they must do. Seiton’s banishment was the only way to end the war. Or so they thought.
“Seiton is beyond insane!” Cuno shouted. “He and the Titans wiped out the Mechanoids and drove us to near extinction.”
Judus turned to Feidlima, “What else did you see in the vision?”
Feidlima continued, "I did see other worlds inhabited with a variety of intelligent beings...but we never interacted with any of them.”
Cade took a minute to think. "My comrades, we have been raised by the Mechanoids to thrive in the galaxy with the Titans before Seiton. For thousands of years, generations have been fighting from planet to planet. We took our last stand and banished them. In Feidlima’s vision, she saw primitives with various powers and skills that would be very useful. If Seiton returns, we must have the primitives ready for him."
"How?" Judus asked.
Cade went on to explain. "We shall meet them face to face and cultivate them into civilization. Once their civilizations are established, their technology will grow to be as advanced as ours. With our guidance and their technological advancement, they will come together and assemble the most powerful legion the galaxy has ever seen. Then we will truly defeat the Titans."
"What if we don't survive until then?" Feidlima asked, flustered with palpable concern.
"We have to. Otherwise if we die, then they will all die."