“I used to believe that my parents wanted nothing but the best for the people of Spain, but now as I sit here and watch as this ordeal begins to unfold, I can see that I’m wrong” Maya said, watching continued coverage of her “death” on the television.
It was kind of surreal, no one in the family saw this coming until it was too late. Maya noticed her mother’s eerie obsession with Asgard, could this turn be some sort of side effect of Amora’s magic? Initially, the power princess believed Amora was still some how affecting her mother, but the day Ziccarra struck Maya and nearly killed baby Tassi told a different tale.
“Tassi believes something is wrong with her, I don’t. I think she’s lied to us this entire time. And to think Dox tried to warn us” Maya murmured, standing over a hologram display of Emerald City, plotting her next move.
“You think sitting here brooding will make any of that better?” her pilot asked seated not to far from her current location.
“I’m not brooding, I just don’t know what to do.” Maya’s indecision was not without merit; the cardinals were busy transforming The Emerald City into their own fortress.
“The resistance is being crushed in Upper Emerald City, Those loyal to the Cardinals are being forced to get some sort of vaccination in Lower Emerald City. And those not loyal to the Cardinals are being detained in the Francisco Ward. I know you don’t know what TO do, but there are plenty of things TO do.”
Maya’s russet eyes dart in her pilot’s direction, he was right, sitting around wasn’t helping anyone. “I’ll right, I’m going to go check out this vaccination center.” She said, moving to the back of her hidden beach house to change into her new Red Cardinal outfit.
“I would suggest stealing some sort of commlink, so we can track the movements of the Cardinals.” He said, once again with his hands on his trousers. “What did you say your name was?”
Upper Emerald City
Whole squads of the Spanish Military marched through the streets armed with automatic rifles and assault armor, having forced Alexis into exile, Ziccarra commanded complete control over the Spanish military. Since she gave the order, The Spanish were engaged in hourly fights against the résistance. Because of the tactics used, the military wasn’t able to pinpoint one definitive leader, nor were they able to completely search the island because of raids. After establishing a curfew, Ziccarra approved the use of chemical weapons to quell the résistance. As they march through the streets raiding homes, ships poured into the Emerald City harbor.
The Prisoners Emerald City Harbor
Hundreds of Jewish, Christian and Arab Spanish citizens were crammed into small centers being forcefully converted to Grand Cardinalism. This particular system of conversion was only to fuel Ziccarra’s ego, regardless of their choice they’d be tried as heretics and ultimately killed. Armed guards stood outside each of the facilities on the look out for would be saviors. Shoot to kill orders had been given for all would be rescuers, warrants issued for Itsy’s arrest.
Lower Emerald City “Cardinal City”
It was strange, Emerald City was empty, with the exception of the numerous armed troops walking around; but the usually busy city seemed atmospherically dilapidated. Traffic lights clicked to no traffic, and raindrops turned into puddles inside the cracks of the empty streets.
On cue, Maya landed on top of the main facility, the military stood posted on the outside escorting people through the facility. “Why would they need to be vaccinated?” Through her own internal thoughts, she realized. “A virus” she murmured before leaping off the balcony in divebombing down toward the ground, Maya arch back allowing the wind to fill her cape. Slowing her stealthly decent, she targeted a lone guard, pushing her new black boots outward to knock him down with her momentum.
“Go to sleep!” She screamed, before using her hexing abilities to force the guard into sleep. “Pssshhh…Nox makes this look so hard” She gloated, before moving toward the downed guard to retrieve his commlink.
At the moment she couldn’t use it for anything other than tracking the Cardinals/Military movements.
“Somebody come get her cause she’s dancing like a stripper!”
“Fck!” Maya screamed, as her ringtone began to give off her position. Appearing from the thin air, Red Cardinals. She could feel it, her powers growing steadily unruly within her bosom; any more hexing displays could be catastrophic.
Lunging over the Cardinals, she gave herself a bit more space to fight them, but she’d have to be quick, She wasn’t skilled enough to take on the Cardinals and automatic fire from the military.
As she threw her first punch toward the 1st Cardinal, she could hear a series of booms and bangs coming from Upper Emerald City. Another battle was underway…this one a tad bit bloodier.