Warning: This work has been rated 16+ for language, violence, and mature content.
As the capsule races, deeper into the crust of Wantasy, the area begins to change gradually. A visible energy, bright, golden, and shimmery, twirls and twinkles upon the rocky walls, and it appears as though nothing this far down is wet or damp. The only sound that can be heard is the sound of the capsule’s purring, the screaming of the flares, and system whirring. Somehow, there is a linear line straight down, and not one creature has appeared. It still has an ominous darkness down this far, but the only thing eerier than the darkness itself is the silence behind it. The energy has a sweet smell, uncommon, and is not seen any higher than where it is now.
Thoresis remained sleep within the capsule. The gases inside of it are created and manipulated to not only induce illusions, but they are also known to slow down age, and even teach. These same gases have the ability to also construct and enhance Thoresis’s cells to strengthen her body and to build muscle for when she awakens. Seven days after the capsule had left Elizabeth and Deltis, another explosion even more frightening than the one before bounces throughout the cave, causing the rocky walls to concuss around the capsule. This capsule has the ability to maneuver itself, and use magic to an extent.
As the speedy capsule continues to rush deeper into the crust of Wantasy, rock and dirt from the roof and walls of the cave begin to collapse behind it, chasing the capsule attempting to engulf it. The capsule is fast, but this sudden barrage behind the capsule is too. The earlier explosion still can be heard, and it seems to be expanding fairly quickly as if it’s growing. The capsule absorbs energy as it moves, to keep its fuel at a maximum level.
Thoresis’s body is protected by latches wrapping over her so that if the capsule makes a sharp jerk, she will not get thrown around like a ragdoll. The capsule digs its way further into the cave, by abruptly making a sharp vertical turn down into the ground. Thanks to a tenacious magical material, magic chemistry, and magic alchemy, the capsule is a lot stronger than some may actually ponder, thus allowing itself to cut through rock like butter with a hot knife. The barrage stops chasing the capsule a while after the sudden turn in direction, but the explosion appears to be closer to the capsule at every second.
“Alert, alert! Now performing emergency evacuation procedure!” In the blink of an eye, the capsule’s blood red flames fade and reappear as rainbow flare-like-flames causing the capsule to move at the speed of light. The capsule begins to glow, and it everything else appears dark as if nothing is there. It then breaks free from the clutches of this explosion and forces itself billions of kilometers deeper. Successfully, yet barely, the capsule manages to escape the explosion at the beginning of the mantle layer of Wantasy.
As soon as the capsule reaches this level, it slows itself down by coating itself in a motion manipulation magic energy field. Once it eventually slows down somewhere at the start of the second layer of the planet, it begins to scan the area for a place to rest. This specific capsule is programmed by a comrade of Elizabeth to be able to scan at a radius of one hundred Earths' to find a safe place on Wantasy’s crust to land. The crust in Wantasy almost appeared hollow, except for the various mountains of rock, streams of energy, and diverse amounts of material, uncommon in or on the crust.
It doesn’t have a smell down in this layer, and it seems as though the waterfall noises have come back. It is also a lot hotter down here. In this area, the capsule drones, shining its enchanted, pulsing lights in a 360-degree rotation, in case any creatures became curious of the capsule. This will prevent any dark entities from making any sudden moves. The capsule gently hovers over toward a smooth rocky surface and lands there, beginning its scanning process for a place safe upon the crust of Wantasy. Knowing the underground creatures that could be hiding, it guarantees futile for Thoresis to live long underground without any real survival skills.
For at least five W. years the capsule has scanned and searched for an area to locate and inhabit while being inside of the mantle. The capsule had terrible luck, but that changes, of course. With two beeps and a whirring noise, the capsule then spoke.
“Alert, alert! Safe haven scanning objective is complete! Capsule 1X00X has successfully located a safe haven within the Gaia forestress! Departure shall begin briefly!” About five minutes after 1X00X spoke, it begins to make droning noises and repetitive beeping.
“Warning! Anything in the way of this departure shall and will be injured, or terminated. You have been advised to remove yourself from said vicinity of this capsule! Departure will begin in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…” Almost instantly after, 1X00X’s exhaust nozzle began to flicker.
“Alert, alert! Now beginning hyper underground departure sequence!” The rainbow flames from five years ago surge out almost like a stream of water and roars, causing the capsule to withdraw itself almost immediately from the mantle vertically.
“Now transitioning into hyper-primitive departure exhaust”, 1X00X spews as it rushes through the crust. The flames that were once rainbow colors are now clear, but sparkling somehow, and the capsule seems to be covered in wind. Within ten seconds 1X00X erupts from the crust and appears into the air millions of feet high. Thoresis can survive this speed thanks to capsule taking most of the motion change’s damage. Within one sharp turn horizontally, 1X00X flew in the western direction, aiming to find a forest by the name of Gaia. After about two hours, it begins to get dark, and 1X00X begins to lag.
“Error, error! 1…1X00X..errr. Error! Fuel is low! I repeat errr…fuel is low! 1X00X will soon shut down!”
Two creatures somewhere in the Gaia Forestress converse from a distance.
“It’s really been five W. years since the two-hundredth Wantasy war has happened; can you believe we’re still alive”, says an Elven female enthusiastically.
“Right? I mean, I didn’t get to see that mega blue explosion, but I felt it for sure!”, reports a Púca, genuinely.
“Wait, you didn’t see it, it was huge!” “Well, so is our planet…” “But…. well…touché.”
The female Elf and a genderless Púca are conversing in Gaiasa, as a Treant named Break walks past them, slowly. When they stop at “Touché”, they notice him and wave. He waves back, however, his face appears loss of guidance. Break wanders in Selbi, a small marketplace, and a library, in search of four Hashi seeds. He has been sent here by the grand guardian of Gaia; Medongra. Break has never heard of or has ever seen Hashi seeds until he has met Medongra. A Hashi seed is an abnormally large seed that resembles a giant egg. It has unique features and materials that are used constantly for upgrading and improvement.
The Gaia Forestress is about the size of earth, and yet it only appears to look like a tall, giant, forest. It is called the Forestress because it is a very protected, ancient forest. This forest doesn’t have a large outer disturbance and continues to fight to keep it that way. It doesn’t always appear to look any different than a typical forest, but the creatures and plant life in Gaia aren’t very common.
“Hashi seeds…they should be close by”, Break mumbles to himself in Gaiasa, his native tongue. Break wanders for a few hours, walking in circles. He isn’t lost but rather confused. Break doesn’t appear to look like an actual tree, but more humanoid. His eyes are like glowing ember, and they fade into various colors based on his emotions. He is confused, so they, of course, are yellow. Break stands at about eight feet tall, as mossy vine like branches upon his body intertwine with the wood-like skin. As Break continues onto the path out of Selbi, he comes across a twenty-meter-high, and twenty-meter-wide tree hollow called Opium, by Elven scientists, due to its sweet, addictive, trance-inducing fragrance.
This tree is used like a small storage, so Break, out of curiosity decides to scout the storage in case he may find a Hashi seed or more. Small to them, is huge to us, so Opium would have the similarities of a maze, but with bookshelves. “Hm…” When he walks into Opium, he discovers rubble not much further from the entrance. When he sees the rubble, he gazes above himself to detect a giant hole in the roof of the tree. The rubble appears to be illuminated dirt, leaves, and wood coated with embers and ash. With a snap of his fingers, a gush of air blew the debris away, leaving something unusual behind. “…A…A capsule”, he mumbles to himself in shock.
Thoresis has been inside of her own head for five W. years and twenty-one W. months being educated by an illusion, created from the gases in 1X00X for what must felt like a couple thousand years. The name of this illusion is Oberghuim.
“Ober; Ober”, Thoresis yells running through a vast emerald green, grass field, surrounded by kaleidoscopic woodland, toward a wide body of cerulean water with tremendous allurement. Oberghuim relaxes cross-legged on the green sumptuous grassland next to the lake and meditates. Thoresis, as she runs, appears as a beautiful woman near the age of twenty, wearing a full amber bodysuit. Her radiant blonde hair with Lucent white highlights dances behind her. Her eyes still hold their shimmer.
“Ober, why aren’t you answering my question? What do you mean our time is almost up”, says Thoresis as she runs towards him. Her voice holds an exasperated tone, and her eyes show discomfort. Oberghuim did not answer her. When she catches up to him, she tackles him to the floor.
“Oof”, came from Oberghuim. When Thoresis pushes herself up over him, she sighs.
“Tell me! What does that mean?” He continues to meditate as if she weren’t there. She bares her teeth and glares into his closed eyes.
“I want an answer!” He fades away once she blinks, and reappears behind her elevated. “You mustn’t force an answer from your allies”, Oberghuim utters with an echo, his eyes still closed, and his hands covered by his connected sleeves. When Thoresis leaps off of the grass and spins around, Oberghuim appears to be standing at the very tip, upon the thinnest tree branch within the tallest trees surrounding him.
“Thoresis, I declare our time is almost up, as in you will eventually awaken from your slumber, and I will cease to exist.” Oberghuim appears as a figure hidden in the darkness of a huge, but decent Auburn traveler’s cloak. His voice holds a wisdom behind it, which made him seem intelligent and mysterious. The whole time Thoresis has been in this dream-like-land she has never seen Oberghuim outside of that cloak.
Thoresis sighs. She knows that Oberghuim is an illusion created by the gases in the capsule she resides in, and she knows that she will have side-effects from the gases as well. These side effects include memory loss, sudden streams of knowledge, weakness, anxiety, shock, muscle memory reaction, and height and mind difference.
“So…I’m where right now”, she asks him after a small pause. She now stands in front of the tree he hopped into, and sighs. “You will always exist to me...”, she kept to herself. He smiles. “The Gaia Forestress and a Treant has discovered 1X00X…” Her eyes widen. “W-What…?”
 Púca: (Phooka) An uncommon creature considered to be bringers of both good and bad fortune, they could either help or hinder rural and marine communities. The Púca can have dark or staunch white fur or hair and can shift shapes to further fit its environment. They are notably seen in forests and usually take a gremlin-like appearance if unbothered.
 Oberghuim: Oab-err-goo-him