Category: ACE 301 – Not Quite the Gladiator

Eysin gets dragged into the affairs of Eesian technology.

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Chapter 11: The Temple Guardian

The first sight out of the window suggests it will be hot mid-summer weather, completely cloudless, windless. And a weekend, Eysin was expecting company. Imogen had called and wanted to meet her – and take the Titan parts from her that she had gotten from Ceremony, after the explosion.  “I don’t have them. They’re either at the Temple or Seals took them somewhere else.” “I’ll check with Seals.” “She’s coming here anyway, just as her to bring along the parts.Continue readingChapter 11: The Temple Guardian

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Chapter 10: I Could Leave

After a few days, the temple was cleared out of all the people. Eysin and Seals had returned to Ceremony when Imogen had summoned them, asking if they could still salvage anything of the remaining parts of the Titans that were blown up. “Maybe you can make out what happened here?” Eysin picks up a shard that once was the part of the dome of the titan, weighs in it her hand, “I should be able to get something fromContinue readingChapter 10: I Could Leave

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Chapter 9: A Family of One

Eysin snoops around in her room, trying not to wake Agnes and others that have stayed overnight. Arkion passes the door and tells her he’s going to the car to change, and that they should meet at the back when she’s ready. Feeling around in the dark, she finds where she had thrown some of her casual clothes. Puts on some pants and a shirt and a thin jacket. That’s all she has. One other thing that she picks upContinue readingChapter 9: A Family of One

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Chapter 8: Saved From the Sea

Sirens, sirens, sirens. What a dark night – and there’s mist all around. Chaos and destruction. When the finals had ended, two large explosions happened around the tournament area. All buildings in the vicinity got blown to rubble, some people got injured and lost.   Seals is at the wheel. A man is trying to hold Eysin up in her seat while also trying to calm down Agnes. He tells Seals to drive right into the water, “head towards theContinue readingChapter 8: Saved From the Sea

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Chapter 7: Second Wind

Thursday, she had gone and done the round with Seals. Was nice of Seals to drive. Driving was something Eysin couldn’t do. It helped get the job done faster – she had the chance to create some kinds of copies from two more titans, and she worked on trying to make something out of them until late in the evening.  When she went back to the dorms, Denea had Asha over for a chat, again. Eysin goes to her bedContinue readingChapter 7: Second Wind

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Chapter 6: The Pits

“When’s the last time you saw Daegan?” A tall, blonde woman was looking around the Titan, seemed to spot all the places that were now fixed – as if she saw the difference without her visor on. She looks cold but tries to smile politely. Eysin recognizes her – it’s Imogen.  “I haven’t seen him for a couple of weeks now.” “What about Denea?” She has been home a lot more now. And she has changed a bit, again. She’sContinue readingChapter 6: The Pits

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Chapter 5: The Keep

With the training she went through in the last few months at the gladiator club – her suit had started to grow, evolve. Rare nuances, as if the suit itself was starting to show some personality – nowhere near close to the elaborate scars and branches that you can see on some of the Exos or older students – but it’s still something. The whole progress with the suit has turned into a pretty spring flower, now peeking out fromContinue readingChapter 5: The Keep

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Chapter 4: The Titan

Eysin had managed to damage her suit on one match, and Daegan used this as an opportunity to have her meet Asya. They stayed late in the Orb hall, practicing a pattern on Eysin’s sleeve until she got it right – her first own integrated technique to the zerk – when idle otherwise, she’ll start healing faster, the suit started repairing. “Always have extra pinks on you – no pinks, no healing,” she reminds her before wrapping it up.  EysinContinue readingChapter 4: The Titan

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Chapter 3: Jolie Rouge

Already seconds ahead, anticipating what’s going to happen next, small beams radiate from the suit, the Exo utters, “how the fuck…” Eysin leaps back up, her death-mask of a face looks angry and focused at the prick. For a short moment – she appears to be growling. Deeply annoyed, but not at all hurt by the punch. Her suit flashes and blink – she’s fast back at his face, and the prick doesn’t even know what’s going on anymore. SheContinue readingChapter 3: Jolie Rouge

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Chapter 2: Silver White

The training was terribly tough on her bones, skin, muscle. But she wasn’t rushed too much, and Denea kept her company after the tough days and nights, so she wouldn’t have the chance to sulk at the difficulty. She successfully brought her mind to other things to make sure that the next day she’d wake up early and go at it again. And after a month of regular physical training and getting used to their squads – they were finallyContinue readingChapter 2: Silver White