Thanks to a kind of magical carriage that ran on metallic roads and achieved speeds far greater than anything imaginable, the trip to Halcyon was relatively quick. The city was unlike any other anyone in the Party (except by buffygirl, who had been at a similar place before) had ever seen: the buildings, made of metal and glass, seemed to reach the sky; there were no signs of undomesticated molpies or raptors anywhere; the city's walls involved the entire mountain on which it was based off. The Party was transfixed.
Halcyon was a City of Engineers; together with Nublar (the City of Artisans) and Arkhmud (the Gateway City#
), as well as some minor cities, it formed the Northern Lights, the greatest center of technological knowledge and advancement known. Such was their power that the Northern Lights could very well control the entirety of the known world, if they ever wanted to, and no one would oppose. Fortunately, the citizens of the Lights weren't of an expansive mentality; as long as you let them live in peace, they wouldn't burn you to death with a light amplifier.
man wrote:I believe that you are the party coming from the South?
The deep, low voice of the man (if that being was indeed human) startled the Knight Temporal.
BlitzGirl wrote:Y… yes, we are. We came to meet with Mr. O'Connor, the so-called Engineer of Infinity.
man wrote:Oh, I see. A business meeting, I presume?
Pope Helper the First wrote:Yes. A project essential to the continued survival of the Time Waiters.
man wrote:Well, it's not difficult to find him. In fact, he lives and works above that rock.
The man pointed to a structure, located above a gigantic block of solid rock, that looked more as a military facility than as a house.
The Party parked their molpyraptors next to a nearby gate and followed to the Engineer's home. As soon as they got to what seemed to be the facility's main gate, a voice greeted them from behind
The Engineer wrote:You're late.