The Trill'eon Chronicles: The Telling-Chronicles I

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Roakan rose from his concealed cover, raised his sword above his head as more human warriors ran down the ramp of the warship to refortify their depleting forces. Roakan let out a mighty blood curdling battle cry and lowered his sword toward the human formation and as he did so he began jumping over the rubble that concealed him and led his warriors on a foot charge into the ranks of the human contingent. As he reached the first line of the human enemies Obai'zen and his warriors were on their enemies rear flank ...
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Roakan rose from his concealed cover, raised his sword above his head as more human warriors ran down the ramp of the warship to refortify their depleting forces. Roakan let out a mighty blood curdling battle cry and lowered his sword toward the human formation and as he did so he began jumping over the rubble that concealed him and led his warriors on a foot charge into the ranks of the human contingent. As he reached the first line of the human enemies Obai'zen and his warriors were on their enemies rear flank as both collided with the wall of the human warriors at the front and rear flanks at almost the same instant. The humans by this time had drawn hand weapons and met the onslaught with as much fearlessness as the attacking Goathrunouk warriors. The two lines of warriors entangled in a clash of bodies, metal, and bone.
In the morning sunrise there was the glitter of flashing swords, shredded metal, and the spray of blood as warriors screamed their last life's song. Soon, all that would be left would be the silent victors and the dying as the sun continued to rise as it had done so for millions of years before, unaffected in its designed purpose by the happenings of mere mortals.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781481736220
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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THE TRILL'EON CHRONICLES

The Telling-Chronicles I


By Thomas J Wood

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2013Thomas J Wood
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4817-3624-4


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CHAPTER 1

The Rúmil Mission


A tall and strong Cienti'a stood motionless in front of the transparent energy shield. Pale green eyes stared out across the alien landscape through the yellow mist that rose up through the marsh on the newly liberated Auto'aminian planet, Auto'aminian Primus. Meanitel'e, of high noble breed, was the commander-in-chief of the elite Cienti'an galactic war fleet that protected the proud and powerful Cienti'an species. He was lost deep in thought as a smaller, more refined Cienti'a silently approached.

"Lord Meanitel'e members of the high nobility have arrived from Auto'aminian third planet, and will soon assemble in the oval room. They have requested your presence," she said as she gracefully bowed in respect of him and his great authority.

Pulled abruptly from his meditation over their recent victory and advancement through this sector of uncharted galactic frontier, Lord Meanitel'e quickly turned to face the one addressing him. His pale green eyes took in the beautiful female warrior kneeling before him. A small smile appeared on his handsome face as he studied her. She was of good gene selection, very well bred and was raised, educated and trained in the elite Cienti'an military academies. At a relatively young age C'xeraxies was already in a very high and envious position as Lord Meanitel'e's personal attendant. She assisted him in his unwelcome mission that was projected to last one hundred years and cost the Cienti'an many resources and the lives of countless highbred Cienti'a. The plan was not Lord Meanitel'e's invention but that of the high counsel and nobility class: The ruling class of the Cienti'an species. Lord Meanitel'e regretted his mission and regarded the plan to regain peace and harmony in the Cienti'an Empire as too huge of a risk.

"Yes. Indeed it is time," he murmured. He hesitated a second longer before waving C'xeraxies toward the long glistening metallic hallway leading to the newly constructed meeting room.

"You know how I feel about this mission, don't you C'xeraxies?" Meanitel'e asked. C'xeraxies lowered her head slightly and looked toward the glistening floor as they continued walking. Her long, raven black hair fell forward slightly making the metal beads woven through the right side of her tightly braided hair clatter together with a low metallic clinking sound. Privately, C'xeraxies knew he felt the mission was a huge risk but she never allowed herself to reveal that she knew how her Lord was feeling. It was not her place to make judgment but rather to support the nobility in their quests and to do what was expected of her, just as her training commanded.

"Yes, my Lord. I do sense how you feel," she replied hesitantly and quietly. Lord Meanitel'e stopped and looked at his attendant. "I am impressed my young protégé. You are highly intuitive and observant. It is admirable that you answered me truthfully, for even at the possibility of great risk to yourself you have shown yourself to be honest. It is a virtue I value most highly."

Cienti'an nobility and high counsel never allowed any sensitive or probing questions about their thoughts, motives or actions from anyone outside the high counsel or nobility during wartime. The punishment for such an action was execution or permanent exile, as the Cienti'an counsel considered those found guilty to be spies of the enemy who were the Goathrunouk. Fully knowing the risk C'xeraxies gripped the edges of her cloak and cautiously dared to ask a further question.

"My Lord, May I please ask why you oppose the mission?" Lord Meanitel'e raised his head slightly and looked down at her in a pondering manner, studying his young attendant's face carefully. He quite liked this one. She was intelligent, witty, and brave. She gained a measure of his trust because she proved herself more than capable in the gritty and deadly battles they recently endured. C'xeraxies was not a spy. Of that he was certain. He engineered disloyalty to be impossible in her genetic code selection long before her birth.

With a wry grin he carefully replied, "Many high-bred Cienti'an brethren have fallen in this advancement. Many fine sons and daughters, ones like you C'xeraxies. We are forging new territories and battling new empires, some of which I fear will be very formidable. We have traveled far from our home borders and the cost of this mission alone is greater than the dynasty has ever dared to spend in the eons past."

He hesitated, slowed his pace and turned his head to look at C'xeraxies. "Then is it not logical my young protégé, that I would be apprehensive to undertake such an aggressive military venture? We are after all currently two hundred light years away from the Empire's borders, deep in new and uncharted sectors of territory. The enemy is strong here and our reinforcements and supplies are far behind us and won't arrive for some time. How would you feel in my position as Grand Commander-In-Chief of the Empire's finest troops and most advanced galactic fleet, and being so far from home?"

C'xeraxies lifted her eyes to meet her Lord's as she supportively responded, "I understand my Lord. I am also very nervous to be this far from our borders. We have been in almost constant battle from the time we left our home sectors. I sense a great hesitance in the troops, as well as you my Lord. However I know they are proud you chose them for this mission and they will fight for you to the end as will I without hesitation. I fear they are uneasy being this far from reinforcements and home."

"You have felt what I have known from the start of this mission my young friend," replied Meanitel'e. "It is not my desire to follow this course but the high counsel commands it. I must follow my orders and carry on with the mission." Meanitel'e smiled frankly at C'xeraxies as they continued down the hallway that led to the oval room.

As they rounded the corner they were met by two rows of the elite Maulichite Guard. There were ten on each side of the hallway facing Meanitel'e and C'xeraxies. Meanitel'e raised an eyebrow, but did not hesitate in his step. C'xeraxies gasped and whispered, "It's the Maulichite Guard! Aren't they only found in the presence of the ..."

"Empress ..." finished Meanitel'e. "How interesting ..." C'xeraxies instinctively fell in line behind her master and remained silent as they walked between the two intimidating rows of the Maulichite Guards. As they passed each one bowed his head in respect of their great All-Commander. Meanitel'e formed and trained the first Maulichite Guard. This very unit they passed through, these very warriors had all been handpicked from childhood and personally trained by Meanitel'e. Their fierce eyes showed their great respect and obedience to him.

Meanitel'e stopped short of a glistening door and a transparent interface smoothly moved into view. As Meanitel'e raised his hand to the interface, a scanner with the image of a hand appeared. The scanner enveloped Meanitel'e's right hand as it verified his identity. Then another transparent panel with many images highlighted on its surface immediately appeared next to the scanner. On the panel Meanitel'e swiftly keyed in a sequential code and an energy field encircled and surrounded him as it performed a genetic scan of his entire form. Immediately the doors opened and the transparent interface disappeared.

Meanitel'e swiftly walked through the door, moved up to a second transparent interface and quickly input a new code. He turned to C'xeraxies and said, "You may come through now." C'xeraxies walked past the last two guards and through the door. Immediately the door silently closed behind her. C'xeraxies stood motionless. Never in her life had she been in one of
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