PALLADIA • KOFAR • LIBRIUM • SILVERIA • OPERARIA •NOVA • OMEGA
Silvia trembled as she spoke the last of the codes into the central computer of the Paladin Library.
"Please verify identity, " the computer's voice requested.
A soft blue light scanned Silvia’s frame reading her biometric signature, studying her DNA. The cold light sought her response to its query. Her usually perfectly manicured hair worn up, on her head was now a disheveled tangle falling around her shoulders. It stirred gently in a breeze that was blowing through the small darkened room.
A group of adolescents huddled around her in the darkness. The distant rumble of explosions could be heard vibrating the hard metal floor under their feet. The smell of smoke and fear hung in the air like poison gas. It had all started so differently.