The False Bay/ Cape Tassiania
She'd been stationary for months, opting to leave the world of man to its own accord rather than to be "The Goddess".
In this downtime, The Mazoi princess managed the day to day operations of the Mazoi and Kwazulu respectfully, but more importantly, she was able to directly oversee the growth of her daughter's Maya and Tassiania. Maya's confidence in her powers had been shot since Spain, which was admittedly Ziccarra's fault. The bulk of their lessons were spent honing the mental resolve of the Reality Princess to eliminate the threat of mind altering.
Tassi needed the most work. The 5-year-old was such a free and innocent spirit. On this island, an innocent spirit was welcomed, encouraged even. However, Tassi wouldn't stay here forever. So it fell upon her mother to prepare her to defend herself.
"Great job today baby. Go get cleaned up for supper" Ziccarra congratulated with a kiss on Tassi's sweaty forehead. Making a move toward the shower, she was halted by Maya standing between her and the lavatory.
There was something wrong, she could see it on Maya's face. Sorrow, she hadn't seen such sadness on her daughter's face since Catalina departed the island.
"Honey, What is wrong?" Z asked moving with concern towards Maya. Swiping the tears forming in her eyes, she took note to Maya's distant stare. "They...got her. Zeon and the Cardinals have captured Catalina." Maya said turning red from imminent tears.
"WHAT, how do you know this to be true?!" Ziccarra hiss in concern. "She came to me in my sleep. They're holding her in Malaga. She said, if you don't show...then she'll kill her."
"Catalina..." Z whispered doing her best to feign indifference but her daughters knew--they knew she was in pain. Even Tassi, as she arrived late could feel the pain swelling within the bosom of her mother.
"Mommy go?" She said, clutching Maya's hands for comfort; to which Maya propped the young child up on her shoulder.
"Mommy go darling." She couldn't stay to see the hurt in Tassi's eyes if the young child was old enough to know, she'd then understand. There was work to be done, Mommy now had to be a killer.
In the beginning, The women of the Liafador Family were slaves to their husbands. They were forced to obey any and all commands, carry out assassinations, blackmail and in Ziccarra's case...offer their bodies to uphold the reputation of their male counterparts. The Liafador name begin to spread past the seaside City of Malaga; with many European nations taking notice. They became so popular that the men agreed to begin planning for the future generations of Liafador Women.
The modern generation of women was genetically engineered to be beautiful; so they could produce children that would continue to uphold the Liafador reputation. The turning point in this historic timeline of women's suffrage occurred when Z seize control of the Cardinals and lead an insurrection against her family's patriarch.
For the first time in the family's historic existence, the women had power. Following a failed marriage with Quintus Knightfall which produced her eldest child Isadora, Ziccarra married Alexis Pettis: "The Champion"
The two rose to power in Spain, Ziccarra as its President; Alexis as her general. Together, along with their children: Selene, Maya, Catalina, Tassi, and Leonel; made Spain the most prosperous nation on Earth.
But as the old saying goes, "Nothing Gold Can Stay" Ziccarra turned on her people, her nation; and her family. An act which was the direct result of Future Tassi on the timeline. The Spanish President waged a civil war across Spain in attempt to seize absolute power. In doing so she labeled all family members not loyal to her reign as traitors to include the new Liafador Family Matriarch, Zeon. Following her death and eventual return, Zeon swore revenge on the entire "Pettis" family to include Alexis, Alexa, and Leonel Pettis.
The time had come, the fated bout between the only two Matriarch's in the history of the family was here. Rooted in betrayal, rage, and revenge. Ziccarra sought to free her child. Zeon sought to erase the black smudge on her family's history. However; in the end...these Matriarchs were no different than the men.
From a strategic standpoint, Malaga didn't make a lick of sense. This city hated the Liafador family since it's ironic destruction at the hands of Catalina. Symbolically if Ziccarra died here; it'd be in the city her family built and ultimately destroyed.
Their presence here was small but noticeable. She'd tracked them to a warehouse on the far side of the city. They owned this place once, to house her father's drugs and wine stocks. Cupping an orb of psionic energy in her hands, The Modern Day Athena released the energy, counting the seconds until impact. The moment her energy ignited into a grand show of bright wild fire, The Malaguena sprint towards the warehouse, she was sure it was a trap--but her daughter's life was worth it.
Plowing into the warehouse amidst a plethora of confused Cardinals, Ziccarra launches herself across the floor in a swift yet powerful leg sweep knocking two guards down in cadence. Still, on the ground, she launch her psi-daggers toward would-be gunmen disarming them; before removing her blade.
"This is your one and only warning. Do not get in my way." Her warning was futile, dodging a shot from one of the Cardinal guards, Ziccarra's blade impaled his abdomen. Dragging his carcass across the ground until his body slid off the edge of her blade The Mazoi Princess emit a telepathic call.
"Zeon, you know why I'm here. Let's end this charade" Opting to preserve her energy for the leader; she emits another telepathic impulse which essentially froze the Cardinals in place. It was a shame really...these men used to serve her...now they were her enemies.