|||| Haikyo To Kashita Tō [Tower] Sept 7, 2012 23:03:35 GMT -8
Post by Naitome on Sept 7, 2012 23:03:35 GMT -8
Haikyo To Kashita Tō
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THE RUINED TOWER
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. . .
It was like an enormous hammer struck the old tower down in the night; no-one understood how it could disappear so quickly, and while questions of the council elders whereabouts were dismissed as quickly as they were brought up, the dust settling on the remains of the previous Kage's legacy became a thick and obscuring rain-storm sweeping even his memory into nothingness. In the ash that remained, the base of something else shook itself free of the imprisoning wetland, seemed scorched into the earth and was surrounded by a faint electric hum holding the village in like a secret. It is a shell of its now rarely considered glory, congested on all sides with the skeletal framework of unfinished buildings rusting in the gloom. Compared to the overwhelming skyline of harsh metal clutching at the clouds, it is dated, ancient. An isolated ugly sore that bursts with glass and smoke whenever disturbed.
It contains a prisoner.
Located at the farthest end of the village and sitting in an abandoned plot of land, the Ruined Tower's sole occupant can only see the future, can only see progress at the expense of all else, while it sits, awkward and invasive and expanded over an artificial pit carved by machine onto the renegade metropolis of Ame. It is unclear how such a marvel of architecture could have fallen into this condition short of war that should have leveled everything in sight. But it matters not. The tower is there just the same. Though the intricacies of its construction have been gathered from the insight of the world's best designers and military strategists, it was not meant for the young man who walks its halls.
He will not leave, cannot leave, not yet. But perhaps you have come to persuade him. Of course, you will have to find him first.
* Only a few stories high, the ruined tower remains that once belonged to the Amekage were never designed to cause the citizens to look up in awe, but instead move downwards, with sub-level upon sub-level of unstable foundations piled atop each other like steps. The entrance to the main tower 'lobby' resembles a shrine. There are no visible guards. The creatures that roam the rest of the village will not go near this place.