A humanoid figure gazed out into the expanse of space, his glowing yellow eyes seemingly focused on nothing at all. He was seated on a comfortable chair that was a simple white color accented with gold streaks around the armrests and headrest.
He let out a sigh. It had been a trying time since his brother's demise countless millennia ago.
"Karn, we have located the coordinates," came the voice of the ship," it is in a location few would survive."
"As expected Halon, they would never lay him to rest in a place where it may be disturbed," replied Karn, a smile gracing his face for the first time in millennia," they believe that he may return."
"And will he?" asked Halon.
"Only my brother knows the answer to that question and sadly he will never see The Light, he believes in the balance, he believes in The Darkness," replied Karn, frowning slightly.
"That he does, who would've thought that Life would be the mentor of Death."
"Death, Darkness, Frost, all of them. Forces that should not be the at the helm. Ah well, if Life does not see it, then it will fall to The Flame and the Light to show them the way."
"I am sure you will succeed old friend, you have tried for too long to fail now."
"That remains to be seen. At any rate Pong was not one to be easily swayed from his ways. Perhaps it is better this way. No matter how pure the goal the path matters too."
"The unfortunate side effects of immense power," said Halon,"it is something we have seen countless time before and will see for countless times to come."
"I cannot disagree," said Karn, grimacing at the memories it brought up," Pong was flawed. But we shall make it right again. This is my only hope. Without it I cannot match their might"
"But what about Ka..."
"No one will ever match them but no one needs to, as long as they remain ignorant."
"But Jo..." began Halon only to stop at the pained expression on Karn's face.
"I am sorry for bringing them up. All I can say is that you must be fast my friend," said the AI.
"That I will do my best to be. It is high time for me to show them that I have not given up. I can only hope our ploy works."
"I am sure the Klan will do everything in their power to ensure they remain off balance. They will not know till it is far too late."
"Has Neferu reported in?" asked Karn.
"Yes. Stage one has begun."
"Then there is no reason for further delay. Let us be off," said Karn, eyes refocusing on the controls in front of him. He grasped the engine lever with his left hand, his right moving towards the steering column.
"I will notify the rest," said the AI, switching away from the speaker on the console to the main interface.
"Thank you Halon."
"Of course Karn," said Halon," let us locate The Flame."
Karn looked out once more into space, looking beyond the visible planets and out into the greater Omegaverse. Six swirling lines of energy obstructed his vision. The very fabric of reality. He turned the engine upto full power.
The 18 powerhouses roared to life in unison, echoing across the vast emptiness, the sound dying out as it encountered the vacuum of space.
"Here I come brother. I can only hope I am not too late," said Karn. He let go of the brake that he had been holding and the ship began to move.