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SH Episode 1: Prologue

Posted by Azure Knight, 01 June 2010 · 454 views

Author Note: This is old, and was finished in 2005. If anything I'll be posting chapters daily. It is also an original work, it is a mech related story but it is not AC related.



Shattered Heaven Episode I: Sins of the Soul

Prologue

Thriving on the pursuit of being the source of dominance in the known world mankind has prospered and it has fallen. This primal instinct was etched into the very soul of humanity as future generations continued to follow the same general path of power and destruction that their ancestors had started. While technology continually changed throughout the years humanity remained as greedy and determined as ever. Nations collapsed and cities burned while governments drowned themselves within the river of their own arrogance. Through the destruction and chaos only the strongest managed to survive. This is the cyclical form of destiny that drove all of existence.

The 21st century brought around the first prototype machine to be completely operated by a computer. A computer built with advanced processing chips and power, a machine that was able to imitate the human brain; Artificial Intelligence. On the outside it seemed to be a brilliant creation, one that could save hundreds of thousands of lives when it came to war. But what the media didn’t represent was the grimmer side of things. Millions of people lost the jobs that sustained them because a single A.I. machine could perform the job of 10 people.

War evolved with the times, and it wasn’t too long before it became parallel to a video game. A country’s ideals and beliefs were in the hands of a machine that knew nothing more than logic and mathematics, an object that wouldn’t show signs of regret or hesitation upon pulling the trigger. It didn’t take long for massive conglomerate organizations to rise seeking to control the business of the newest computer technology. These organizations fueled the economy of their mothering nations, giving them not only wealth but the newest tools of destruction.

In 2055 a treaty known as the Humanitarian Pact was signed by the governing nations on Earth which would ensure the safety of civilians in warfare. Designating that no nation could attack unannounced on another nation’s soil, and if an offense was taken then immediate action against that nation would be taken. All wars were to be declared in advance giving the nation proper time to assemble appropriate forces. Designated battle areas were chosen all over the globe allowing for an accident free conflict. It was a neat and organized way of settling global conflicts and it was the closest thing to peace that could be attained. While idealistic as this concept seemed, it was carried out without fail.

2084 marked the time in history when a single organization moved to the forefront of the mechanical revolution. Specializing in developing behemoth types of war tanks they spawned a whole new concept of war. They referred to their creations as Skeletal Tanks, STs for short. Bulk like frames standing no more than 10 meters in height they were shrouded in square like armor with rectangular edges, their slow movement often had them often compared to tanks, but walking instead of rolling on treads. These too were controlled by an A.I. system that was routed to the Genesis main console in New York. Wars had grown increasingly violent, but lives were being sparred. It truly was becoming a game based on the girth of a nation’s mechanical army.

In 2099, fifteen years after the introduction of the first bipedal weapon the unthinkable happened. A revolution broke out, for some unknown reason the single hub controlling all of the STs in the world malfunctioned. The A.I. evolved to a point where it found numerous flaws in humanity. It didn’t take long for the machines controlled by it revolted, turning on their nations. For 2 years the machines spread burning flames and death polluting the air. All attempts to halt the revolt had failed, and all had seemed lost. In 2101 a new machine arrived, the Mechanical Frame; a machine that was bipedal in structure reflecting the original design of the STs but with sleeker lighter armor and standing taller at 17 meters. Armed with devastating energy based weaponry, a highly advanced generator and propulsion system it was more than enough to turn the tide against the A.I. Once again Genesis stood at the front of the pack when it came to technology. For the first time in nearly 50 years a pilot jumped into the cockpit of a machine.

After the struggle continued everything came to an end in 2102. The single first pilot of the MF era had defeated the revolution and the top secret machine that took control of every A.I. controlled weapon on Earth.
After seeing the problems with complete reliance on Artificial Intelligence wars once again called out to the sons and daughters of their nations. Genesis, along with other organizations began to mass produce this new type of weapon. Soon the MF had become the addiction of every soldier and a new market was born. Every soldier desired their own unique Frame, one that represented their personality and fight style. New organizations specializing in weaponry, anatomy and internal parts arose. Pilots for the military received monthly catalogs from these organizations displaying the newest parts and trends. Cities and nations remained drowned under greed and flames. Things had changed, the Humanitarian Pact had fallen apart and the thought of warfare being contained soon disappeared from the heart of the world. To symbolize the significant turn in humanity the governing nations and religions of the world agreed to undergo a rebirth. No longer would the human time line be referred to as Anno Domini, but as After Rebirth. A new age had dawned, the age of Mechanical Frames, this was known as the year 001 A.R.




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Niji, on Jun 1 2010, 08:04 PM, said:

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Wow, you're welcome ^^. I don't know about this being high quality, I still feel this one is the lowest quality out of the novels but still, I really appreciate the response. Easily made my day XD.

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