The Fire Rages Within (Part 1)
The battle was over. He had won a decisive victory this day, his uncle was dead and the Water-Palace was his. The one hiccup was the escape of that Helsian pilot.
He was still livid about that, how could they have let that happen. His fury burned deep. He had specifically asked that the mechs be programmed to seek out aircraft. Either she was incredibly lucky, incredibly skilful, or the mech’s programming had glitched out. Korv assumed the latter.
General Dexu. A pompous Xaabosian noble who by aligning himself with Korv had been promised a higher station within the empire.
“Wake up soldier or I will throw you in to the Molten Sea!” shouted Korv, which startled the guard out of his dream.
“Save it.” interrupted the new emperor, “I don’t want to hear it. Open the door.”
The general sighed and pushed the man aside, using his own key-card to open the door and once more led the emperor down some more stairs. Two levels they descended, in to a prison block. And at the bottom of the stairs Korv was pleased to see two very familiar prisoners.