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#1 Solar's Harper

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 11:31 PM

This is based on the main antagonist of Final Fantasy 9, Kuja. This was too tempting to miss, so here's my favorite evil psycho, years before the game. Rated PG-13

Challenge #4: Tormented Soul Vessel

The cycle of Terra continues unabated. Souls of Terra, remain in sleep, their vessels, designed from birth as full adults of their kin. To serve one purpose. Survival.
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But now.
Two have been created for a different purpose.
One will live short, but sow chaos in his wake.
The other shall take his place, as was preordained.

But nothing goes as planned.
The older...
He will grow jealous of his sibling.
And toss him into the pool he shall.

The younger...
The world the brother shall destroy, shall become his home, until the age of maturity.
He shall then return, and Garland will pay for his arrogance.

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~ Terra, In Reminiscence ~
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"What! What are you trying to suggest Garland? I shall have none of this!" The child born of hate and entropy had never protested against his master, his creator. But now in the face of extinction just like his home, the one granted a soul without becoming another vessel for the process; had also developed his own identity.

"Your fate is only to sow chaos and war amongst the nations of Gaia, to speed up the process for Terra's future. Gaia is young, her people are young. Terra is old, we are old, but you are new Kuja." The old man clad in armor, ordained by his people to monitor the regrowth of an ancient civilisation at any cost, had seen this scene a thousand times. But like any living creature, he is riddled with imprefection.

"And life will exist without me? I was granted life, why must I lose it because of some decision of destiny?" Pleaded the young man, denying his fate.

"Because that is all that you were made for, Kuja. Zidane will take your place, as was commanded. You both are linked in more ways than you know. But neither of you can defy what is preordained by the mother."
"And you can? I refuse to believe this!" Poor child, crying will avail you nothing.

"Enough! If you defy me any further Kuja, then I shall have to banish you to the world we will consume. You will perish there."
"If I perish there. Then I shall not do so alone." Refusing his fate, fulfilling his hidden promise. He called upon his power to assault his master, but to no avail.

"You are weak, Kuja. Perhaps it was my error to create you... You are unworthy of her. Your brother, and soon your sister, shall replace you, first him. Then her."
"I do not have any sister, OR ANY BROTHER!" With no alternative, he took his young sibling who slept, without awareness and with all his strength thrust his younger sibling into the stratum connecting us. The one dennoited as Zidane, thrown into a foriegn world. Until his age brings him back in our embrace.
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"YOU FOOL! I have had enough of your impudence Kuja, you may still serve a purpose. Your brother was not aware of the destruction he has already caused, even in sleep he will be the agent of Terra."
"But you shall not, you have yet to be of any use. But you may be someday soon. You shall become the fuel I need."

Without delay, Garland thenceforth banished Kuja, violently tearing him from us. But in defiant arrogance, he swore his revenge on Garland, Zidane and Terra. And thus the first chapter begins. Our time will soon come, already the seed is planted, our tree of life.
Will soon consume all of Gaia into Terra.
And we shall survive, as promised.
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Edit: Pics, as usual. This time more intergrated. ^_^
Edit 2: Missing lines filled, sorry for any confusion.

Edited by Solar's Harper, 29 August 2007 - 12:41 AM.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 04:15 AM

I like it! I haven't played FF9 in a long while, but I really like it. The style was interesting, and I liked the pictures (any excuse to giggle at the adorableness of Zidane)
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:13 PM

Glad you like it.
Can anyone guess who the narrator is though? There's already a clue there and I assure you its not the planet.

Edit: But one of the pics shows it.

I'd truely appreciate any other feedback anyone is willing to offer, and be sure to check out the other submissions from other authors. Guests, you're also welcome.

Edited by Solar's Harper, 14 August 2007 - 06:18 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:00 AM

I don't know who the narrator is but I'll just throw a wild guess here. Is it Zidane? I never quite complete FF9. The writing style is quite different from the usual. Since you wrote one for FF7 and one for FF9, are you going to write one on FF8 too? :P

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:13 AM

I don't know who the narrator is but I'll just throw a wild guess here. Is it Zidane? I never quite complete FF9. The writing style is quite different from the usual. Since you wrote one for FF7 and one for FF9, are you going to write one on FF8 too? :P

I've already been toying with the idea, and also hoping others would start submitting more fics of their own so I wouldn't be seen as spaming the challenge. :lol:

But yeah, I'm working on it. :)
And according to the game, the last airship you gain control over is filled to the premium of souls, first those of its creators, then those it steals. ;)

Given up?
The great eye in the sky; AKA The Invincible is the narrator. :blink:

So there you have it. :)
And just on a side note, I always try to come up with different styles of writing, makes it more fun I reckon.
But as always, its dedicated to the original artists, and to you guys. :D

Edit: Missing word

Edited by Solar's Harper, 17 August 2007 - 04:59 AM.

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