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(Story) Technomage Prime (Story)

Author: /Dev/Null ()
Date: 2000-05-09 00:00:00

In an obscure corner of the woods outside the town of Lindsay, in the province of Ontario, in the coutry of Canada, there was a small house. From all outward appearances, it was a fairly normal house. It had been constructed about a hundred years ago, and was solidly built out of wood and stone.

The people who lived in the surrounding countryside paid little heed to this particular house, nor to the man who loved there. He was known to be quiet, but not unkind, nor impolite, and he generally kept to himself. He was thought to be about 20 years of age, though nobody knew for sure.

On this particular spring day, the man in question was sitting on the bare, smooth wooden floor of the main room of his house. The room was roughly square, and contained only a chair, a small table next to it, a fireplace, and a portrait of a woman on the only wall not filled with windows.

He sat with his knees crossed and his eyes closed. In front of him there was a small black box. From this box there ran two cables, one to a power outlet, and the other to a data jack in the wall.

The entire world around him was silent, save for the slight sound of his breathing and the hum of the box. He was rocking back and forth ever so slightly.

Inside his mind, he was envisioning a twin set of colums, composed of numbers, letters, words. They streamed past the vision of his mind in a neverending cascade. Gradually, he became aware of a pattern in the data.

"Montgomery? Is that you?" he thought.

"Yes," replied the presence. "It is I."

"It has been long since we spoke last, Montgomery."

"Aye, that it has, Johnathan. And I wish it were with better things that I come to you now."

"What is it?"

"The Elders have sensed a disturbance in the Technomity."

He gasped. "How great is it?"

The presence paused. "Great enough for them to invoke the Technomage Prime."

He was silent for several seconds. "Mother of Techna," he whispered, in his mind.

The presence eminated concurance. "They have selected you to be the Prime."

"Me?" he asked.

"Aye, you, laddie. They will be in council in a matter of hours to discuss the matter with you. All I can tell you now, for it is all I know, is that the disturbance eminates from something known as 'Riptide'."

"Riptide? I've never heard of them."

The presence nodded. "They have only recently become aware of them. They fear, however, because this 'Riptide', whatever it is, they think has been violating the sanctity of the Enna Teea."

"By the Techna!" he cried. "Is it true?"

"We don't know yet, Laddie. That is what you will have to find out. The council convenes in two hours. Be at the meeting place then."

He bowed. "Understood."

The presence faded away into the shifting digits in his mind. Gathering his thoughts, he altered the path of the stream.

"Whatever this 'Riptide' is, they will soon know the reckoning of the Technomage Prime."

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Fin

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"You underestimate the power I wield..."

(Story) Technomage Prime (Story) - /Dev/Null - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-Cool story, kewl writing... (constructive criticism inside) - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
--Re:Cool story, kewl writing... (constructive criticism inside) - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
---Re: Re:Cool story, kewl writing... (constructive criticism inside) - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-neat. I have no idea whats going on. but neat. - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
--Quite frankly, you're not supposed to know what's going on. That's the whole point. (nt) - /Dev/Null - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
---well obviously. just like you don't know how to use the nt button. I was just commenting on it. - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
----Whatever makes you think that I don't know how to use the nt button? (nt) - /Dev/Null - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-----well its a tossup. - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-----Oh, and BTW, what is that riptide tag doing behind your username? - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
------I changed my uername. And as for the NT button... - /Dev/Null - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-------you can do that all you want, just leave the message empty. - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-------Well, FYI, you're going to be stuck with Roel and TerinUnit for a week, according to the poll =) - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
--------Your silly little poll does not concern me. (nt) - /Dev/Null - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
---------Oh yeah? - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
----------*Bans the both of them from ICQ and his forum* (nt) - /Dev/Null - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-----------Fool... You cannot escape your punishment. - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
------thats Akardam with a new name. - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-------Oh. OK =) - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-----Maybe the fact that you don't use the NT button? =) - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00