|Tales From the Shadow Guardians
Author: Trinity Dragon PM
History is told through legends. Legends are stories that are based in fact. But somehow, the truth always seems to get distorted in the telling and retelling of the world's history. Unless, of course, it is told and retold by an eye witness to the eventsRated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,710 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11-27-06 - Published: 05-03-06 - Status: Complete - id: 2920479
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Tales from the Shadow Guardians
The Second Imperial Dynasty: Part One
Folks, do me a favor and… Hold on. I knew something was off. Muspelshiem was last time. Curse the people who came up with this. Ok, back on track now. Anyway, now that I know where I am I can finally start telling you about it.
Now, it's about five thousand years later. That would be the 05594. In the Real World, that would be just about the time of the Great Flood. A few important things are going on in the Digital World. Of course the clans are feuding (still) and some of the smaller clans went extinct.
Unfortunately, that happens a lot. We lost some very interesting species of Digimon because of these wars. Just a few minor mishaps like that and the entire world goes to pot. At last, though, someone thought to try to end it.
It should be mentioned now that a) the population of the Digital World had reached about thirty billion (they were busy to say the least); and b) a few Digimon had figured out the basic laws of digivolution and had trained themselves to pass Ultimate and into Mega.
But back to the someone who tried to end it. He was good at his job. I don't remember his name or his level. Twenty-four thousand years does that to a guy's memory. I was glad to see him take the job, though.
I could tell from the first time that I saw him that he was going to unify the Digital World. Of course it would only be for a brief period of maybe a few thousand years, but that was enough time for the Digital World to reach a population of forty billion.
But the story behind him is the real interesting part. He was living in a secluded region of Anshar when the war came to his family unit. At that time, he was just a lowly Champion level Digimon. He couldn't defend himself, and had no prior training.
If it hadn't been for the concept of honor in battle, he would have been dead. But it did shake him up and wake him to the still growing problem. Him and his younger brother were the only survivors of the attack. None of them had ever done anything to the clans, but that didn't matter.
The set off, each of them was using an alternate form common among other clans. While the older of them headed to the upper planes, the younger headed to Muspelshiem in hopes of finding some kind of an ally. He never came back.
But the other brother found exactly what he was looking for. He found his answer in the form of a clan that was laying siege to a city in Gaia. He had seen the battle from afar and headed in for a closer look.
I didn't think much of him, except that he was being incredibly stupid for involving himself like he did. It wasn't long before he was in the thick of it. I didn't have a clew what his plans were, just that he was trying to get the leaders together. I'm surprised he even lived long enough to try.
I wasn't able to see the meeting due to problems in other planes. But the aftermath of it was absolutely amazing. The siege was over; the two factions reached a truce. And at that point, I believe he revealed that he was the victim of a siege similar to the one he had ended.
In just the span of a few weeks, three clans had unified to form one super-clan. The armies, though still weary of each other, merged as one and set out under the Digimon's command to involve themselves in other wars. They were actually forming treaties with their enemies.
They started with their own enemies first. Then after they came together, they went to their enemies' enemies, and so on and so forth. Like an ocean tide, clans were coming to a peace and calm that the Digital World had never seen.
All because of one Digimon who recognized the problem with killing each other. In Anshar he was set up as the Emperor. He reigned for six hundred years, and then his son took over for him.
But that six hundred years saw some incredible advancement. The Ansharian cathedral was built. A beautiful complex of stone, tinted dentenite glass, and sculpting work went into it, making it the oldest building today and the most cherished of sacred places. It's rumored that he has a memorial there in the sacred chamber of the old priests.
That's actually another thing that happened. Since most of the Digital World believed in the Creator, he had the idea of starting an organized religion based on His worship. That's why the cathedral was built.
By this time, Anshar was huge and still growing. Kishar and Muspelshiem were coming in second and third respectively. Ea was constructed between Gaia and Anshar during his son's rule.
This guy was just like his father. He was born during the Clan Crusades, as it came to be known, while his father was off in battle. He also knew the horrors of the early Clan Wars, which was why he policed disputes over territory like a mother bear watches her cubs.
He didn't want anything to become of his father's accomplishment except for it to grow and prosper. And it did. The Digital World did incredible things, making the Ean domes as his crowning glory.
Our technology advanced as well, believe it or not. Especially engineering. Ea's power was based on geothermal energy sources. That meant it had to be deep. In turn, new, stronger armor was designed for water breathing creatures, so they could build the city.
Ten years after it's construction, in the year 08046, Ea opened its doors for the first time. Of course water breathers had already settled on ledges and clefts under the sea, and air breathers were living on the three small continents and a few island chains, but all in all, it got a good review.
A million people had moved into the city by the end of the first year. And it wasn't just from one or two clans. Hundreds of them scampered in and found room for themselves. The city's complement was only designed to be for five hundred thousand. Other domes had to be built.
It was actually the people who led to the advancement of submarine technology. They had to find a way to get them down there. Most of them found rides in pods towed by Ultimate level water breathers, but others decided to train for marine digivolutions.
That was the advancement of technology. New subspecies of Digimon emerged, including a MarineImperialdramon. Huge, deep blue, web-toed beasts that could carry hundreds down to the cities that were being built. There were others, but that was by far the most used form for the job.
Among other things, Gaia's capital city was dug out, again utilizing subterranean energy sources. But it also used wind power and solar power. Keeping with tradition, it was named after the plane it was built in, Gaia.
It's still a fairly large city, built at the base of the Impossible Mountain (which is about fifty thousand feet, by human measure, at its summit). It wasn't as widely populated as Ea was, but what they found during the operation was nothing short of a miracle.
The mining colonies that were built after Gaia grew into cities in their own right. The Emperor's son, a Marsmon at his highest, is now hailed as the founder of the great Under Cities. The Under Cities are simply cities that are built under the earth or under water. They include Ea, Gaia, New Atlantis, New Zion, and several other major outlets of trade.
His father was the Unifier, for his efforts of unifying the Digital World into one entity. His dynasty was one of the greatest in history, completing the last of the planes and intertwining a system of transport in later generations. Out of them though, only a few stand out as remarkable.
That's all I have to say, other than: "Dedicated to INS Dragonclaw to make my score higher then his and because of his constant pestering." Just kidding. Seriously, he's a good friend. Also dedicated to the Head as encouragement for his TSP and SGB.