([personal profile] srwu_npc Jul. 5th, 2016 10:31 pm)
All out of sudden, Project Unification members are called for an emergency meeting. A meeting with a video broadcast.


"Greetings again, Unity Group. I'm afraid I don't have much time - we're under attack!" Abel Meyers sounds much more distressed than usual, and sounds of distant but quickly approaching destruction can be heard in the background.
"The Metis group of Companies requests your urgent assistance! We..."

Suddenly there is a flash of light, and he pauses - staring down, at a hole in his chest.

"Urgh..." Abel collapses - but someone else steps into the view. The leader of Stigma Silon... no. The Sequence's backup, fifth rider Quintus.


"You can hear me, can't you? Look at what I'm capable of, and know this - this is only the beginning. The power to complete the Sequence is in my hands."

He turns around and grabs a scroll from Meyers' dead hands, one he was clutching to the end.

"There's only one thing left for me to do. With it, my success is ensured."


"That's the end of the transmission. By the time we received it, the attackers on Metis' headquarters were already gone. There's nothing we could've done."

"Everyone's on high alert now. I don't know what's Quintus planning exactly, but we won't let him do it. For certain."
Here's a transmission from Abel Meyers, who unceremoniously skips protocol and just calls you directly like it was a phonecall.


"Hello Unity Group. Do you know the Metis Group of Companies? Specialized in healthcare, agriculture and so... oh, right. We did have this talk already."

"Anyway I realize the time's not been the best, but I'll have to ask you to lend me your strength once again. My company discovered a Rider's tomb, but this time everyone was very fast, commendable! What I am saying is Stigma did not make its move yet, we were there first - but even without their leader, I'm sure they won't just do nothing. Please guard the tomb before another Rider is unleashed on the world."

"Oh."

"Speaking of Stigma's leader, I did some digging - of the non-archeological kind. Silon's real identity was that of Damien Sears. He was a genius and an enterpreneur, not unlike myself. It looks like we were rivals in more than one area of life, but he disappeared. After Earth was warped to that another world and then returned, all track was lost of him. I suppose we know what happened now."
A VIP is visiting the guest areas of Fort Alhambra. He seems to be looking around, observing the daily works of the base with mild curiosity before finally addressing everyone through a broadcast message.


"Hello Unity Group. Do you know the Metis Group of Companies? Specialized in healthcare, agriculture and so on? No? Oh well, regardless..."

"I am its owner, Abel Meyers. Nice to meet you! I'd like to ask for your help to uncover an interesting mystery. To be precise, it's the location of a tomb of one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Yes, you heard that right! My company stumbled upon a scroll describing the tomb a few years prior, during one of our agricultural projects. ESUN has taken such things seriously recently, and finally gave Metis permission to search for the tomb."

"Well! I already know where it is, just not what lurks inside. It's in the Antarctic - but ever since my expeditions began, they were stalked by miscreants known as Stigma. They seem to think humanity overstayed its welcome, can you believe that? Anyway I'd need your help dealing with them. I am sure they'll try to stop us the second we try to open and explore the tomb. What lurks inside is unknown for sure, but we can't let them just try to take it for themselves, can we?"

"You will be well rewarded for your troubles, of course. I heard Unity Group had some financial troubles recently?"
.

Tags