Friday, August 15, 2014

Page 791 -- LXXXIX.

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Either way, it’s not really our concern,’ said Garovel. ‘We’re here to protect the Prince and gather information, not get involved in someone else’s war.

Hector threw another glance around the hallway. ‘But I thought it was our job to stick our noses where they don’t belong.

Ha. Well, in this case, we don’t even know which side to help. Just because we happened to meet the Sandlords or the Rainlords first doesn’t mean they’re more deserving of assistance than the Vanguard is.

...I guess things were a lot simpler when everyone was fighting Abolish.

Indeed.

Beneath the fortress, the halls became narrower, perhaps because they didn’t need to hold so many people. Hector saw guards in front of every door. Only a few of them had reapers by their side, but he noticed cameras around every corner instead.

Lynnette stopped in front of the door marked Research & Development 4. “I think this is the place,” she said.

One of the men standing guard held up a hand to bar their path. He said something in Valgan, and even though Hector didn’t know the words, he was pretty sure the man was telling them that they weren’t allowed in.

“We’ve come to meet with Lord Haqq Najir,” said Lynn. “Could you please inform him that Lynnette Edith is here to see him? He should be expecting me.”

The guards waited so long to respond that Hector wasn’t sure they’d understood her, but at length, the one on the right nodded and entered on his own. After a minute, he returned with a man in a lab coat.

“Are you Lord Haqq?” Lynn queried.

“I am.”


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The Lord Haqq Najir had perhaps the strangest eyes Hector had ever seen. They were yellow. And the man’s round glasses only served to magnify them. “Show me this gauntlet of yours,” he said.

Lynn pulled her glove off to reveal the bone wrist guard. She held it out for him to examine.

“Excellent. Come with me.” He ushered them past the guard and into the laboratory. The walls were filled with machinery while the center of the room hosted six full tables with more men in white coats laboring over them.

A particular sight caught Hector’s attention as they passed it. A full suit of armor, it was, embedded into the eastern wall and looking like the most complicated piece of technology in the room.

33 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for the amazing reading material. I've read the entire story up to this point in just 2 days. It's very engrossing and I've burst out laughing on more occasions than I can recall. Your sense of humor coupled with a wonderful gift of bringing a truly human aspect to your characters makes this by far the best thing I've had the pleasure of reading in ages. I suppose I should give that better context, I read roughly 20 novels a month along with various other literary delights. Wonderful job sir, please keep it up. I'll be purchasing your works when they become available and donating very soon.

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  2. Yep.. just like me. I just finish in 2 day too.. I just know this story from link someone post in story "stellar Transformation".. I guest u get from there to Jonathan.

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  3. My guess: that piece of armor will somehow end up in Hectors possession and he'll become Iron Man :D Or he'll copy the suit with his metal ability and still be Iron Man XD just without the flight maybe... ^^ Also interested to see the "mad scientist" more.

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  4. A full suit of armor, it was, embedded into....

    I presume this is supposed to be:
    armor, it was embedded.....
    or:
    armor was embedded into the eastern wall, looking like.....

    Also, WHY GEORGE! WHY MUST YOU USE AMERICAN SPELLING! So many words just look wrong! z's where the should be s', o's where there should be ou's!.... Maybe that's how the word yo came to be.....


    Now that the spelling mistake and my weekly random rant are out of the way.... I hear yon crescendo approaching. Hast thee prepared for thy voracious literary appetite?

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  5. exactly where i stumbled onto this :D

    and yes, i really enjoyed the story so far :)
    ( so much that i actually donated some money for it :) )

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  6. The Zombie Knight FanclubAugust 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I caught upppppp :'(
    Awesome story and I await the day in which we will have a fullmetal knight... You know when he goes pan rozum? And then turn into a fcking metal knight would be real awesome

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  7. I think at this stage full armour would be a liability since servants could shred it like appear and it would severely slow down hectors speed.

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  8. [A full suit of armor, it was,]

    What's with the yoda-speak?

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  9. He wasn't wrong in what he wrote. It was a reiteration, I forget the literary device name.

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  10. Indeed I did. One of the "various other literary delights" I was speaking of. I'm glad to see this spreading and gaining more notoriety, as it deserves.

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  11. Stellar transformation is good have you tried I eat tomatoes other works coiling dragon and swallowed sun :)

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  12. Awesome, Lynn gets power armour so she can keep up with servants!

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  13. She already has the death-bracelet thing, so I think power armour's not yet necessary.

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  14. ...I caught up :(
    Gimme a time machine! I'm going into the future and archive-bingeing this thing to the end.

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  15. When you get back please lend the time machine to me.
    I need to do the same and we don't want to create temporal paradoxes by bringing anything back.

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  16. you won't make it till the end not if you binge it. When I first found this I did it in 3 days without sleep on energy drinks and then I crashed. If you want a novel to binge read worm 4 times the size of zombieknight

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  17. would not be happy with that development

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  18. Haha, I've used that kind of sentence structure numerous times in the story already. It's not frequent, but yeah.

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  19. Not technically wrong, as it's just a different kind of sentence structure, but I can see your confusion. Debating whether or not I wanna change it. Hmm.

    American English is obviously superior to British English. I mean, for instance, there's... uh... er...

    So like I was saying, they're obviously equal. Neither one is better than the other.

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  20. Wow, what an incredible compliment. Thank you. I'm glad you're enjoying the story so much. :)

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  21. Haha. The donation was much appreciated, thank you.

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  22. I did it in 2 without energy drinks. I think. My perception of time did some wonky things, and something that sounded like Garovel began to whisper to me. I looked in the mirror, and expected to see a black guy named Hector. I stared at a twenty dollar bill in stupification, expecting to see troas. I tried to materialise a cup when I took a break for a glass of water. Little things like that.

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  23. Thanks! I have to say, I really enjoyed watching your writing develop as I read - not that it was ever terrible, but it's much more refined, now. Also, I winced every time someone used a transfiguration power.

    By the way, why aren't there nuclear pockmarks from when the inevitable plutonium materialisation servant tried Hector's Meteor of Doom? Or someone ended up with the power to split atoms?

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  24. The bracelet is mostly a weapon though, "power armour" would help with the mobility/speed and durability aspect.

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  25. By the way, why aren't there nuclear pockmarks from when the inevitable plutonium materialisation servant tried Hector's Meteor of Doom? Or someone ended up with the power to split atoms?

    I know it might not seem like it, but we haven't seen all that much of Eleg yet. Or even just Eloa, for that matter. Eloa's a pretty big continent. It'll get a map, eventually.

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  26. Sounds like you might have imagined reading it you might have to read it again just to make sure. I have tried materialising the cup and moving the cup, I have glared at the cup and gotten eye strain and shouted at the cup but all it does is sit there silently mocking me. I hate that cup and don't get me started on the pencil.

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  27. Eleg could be 100 times the size of earth only you know. I would like to maybe see an underwater civilisation and ridiculously powerfull beast. Your world is limitless until it isn't.

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  28. No, silly, you can't move things around once they're materialized.

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  29. That must be where I have been going wrong then gahhh I feel like such an idiot

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  30. The armlet already shields her from all non soul infused attacks, and most soul infused ones.

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