This page will basically be the overview of the events happening during the Mystic series in the Lamak Zone. However, this will not include dates when characters were born and most backstories.
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Aorki Meeting Saga
Central Characters: Mac, Schnee, Aorki's gang
Central Characters: Aorki's gang, Mac, Schnee
Central Characters: Amelia, Schnee, Yael the Spider
Myst Town or Bust(er)
Central Characters: Mac, Buster, Mac's family
A Hyper-Go-On Helping
Central Characters: Wisps, Schnee, Yael
Central Characters: Aorki's group, Leunga Sephtis Briona the Fourth, Sephtis Briona the Fifth, Mac, Schnee
The Journey Begins!
Central Characters: Alexia, Terra & the Wild Wind Village
When she reached the age of fifteen, Terra was promoted to the village’s guardian for her bravery in the Black-Arm invasion and because of her overall helpfulness and contribution to the village's well-being (though part of it was also because not too many people wanted the frankly intimidating role in the first place). Terra would then protect and help the village for the next two years, earning respect and a good reputation.
Meanwhile, Aqua needed somewhere to stay. She decided to explore the world to find a home, and found the Wild Wind Village, an Anti-Eggman Village and a part of the Flora Cats Tribe. She was scared, lonely, and scarred, and though most of the villagers could see that, one particular ocelot Terra (who seemed to be the village's guardian) doubted how sincere Alexia was, saying that it could be a ploy from an enemy to infiltrate the village and destroy it from the inside.
She looked battered and desperate, and though Terra knew that she would like like a prick doing this, she suggested that the girl should leave, not trusting a word she was staying. If this girl joined the village and then murdered everyone who was in it, that'd be on her, and she didn't want to face that conclusion, or have that burden on her.
The girl shakily revealed that her name was Alexia Wynter. She stammered as she told her story, that she came from a peaceful village that was continuously being attacked by Eggman for some reason, so its population was dwindling. Then, her socially inept brother disappeared, along with her mother, and her father was impaled through the chest. Apparently, people feared that she'd be next, so she ran, fearing for her life. Then, she came upon the village and asked if she could stay.
Terra was troubled, now - if she said no, she'd look like a paranoid jerk, and honestly, she felt as if she was being one already. However, that didn't lower the chance of Alexia (was that even her name?) being a possible threat to the village... but they couldn't let someone who could've been an innocent and scarred girl just roam on and probably die because of their leader's fearfulness. Terra tried to look at Alexia from a more sympathetic angle, and she was getting closer and closer to saying yes.
Terra decided to stop beating around the bush and bluntly asked if Alexia was telling the truth. She did a lot of nodding, begging for her to let her take refuge there until it was safe for her to leave again. She admitted that they had few good reasons to trust her, but she was just an earnest runaway looking for a safe haven, and if she had to do something - anything - for her to prove it, she'd do it in an instant. This is what finally sealed the deal with Terra, seeing Alexia's pure persistence, even when the odds were against her. Finally, the ocelot agreed to provide for the the hedgehog as long as she didn't cause too much trouble.
Alexia would observe and watch as the village life continued and word of a refugee spread. The village wasn't exactly as peaceful, and it wasn't her home just yet, but for the time being, Alexia knew that she could find comfort in it, especially since everyone was so welcoming to her and told her that they were extremely sorry for her loss (which usually resulted in Alexia tearing up, thinking about her parents, but she appreciated the thought nonetheless).
One thing Alexia witnessed a lot of the time was Terra's pure determination to contribute to the village, always protecting them from threats, going to the market to get supplies, etc. In a way, she was everything Alexia was not, and frankly, what she wanted to be. Deciding that it'd be good to both get to know Terra and show the village that she wasn't an enemy, after days of thinking about it, Alexia offered to be Terra's apprentice.
She seemed to have caught Terra off-guard with her offer, but the ocelot said yes, looking more happy than usual. However, she said that the softie Alexia was wasn't going to be able to stand up for the village, so she'd have to undergo a lot of training to really show that serious about helping the village. But Terra didn't show any anger while saying this - in fact, she sounded more excited about the entire ordeal.
Over time, Alexia and Terra would spend time together both training (and in the beginning, Alexia honestly sucked at it, but she was determined to improve, which seemed to get on Terra's good side) and hanging out. After becoming her apprentice, Alexia felt like Terra had a soft side too, and behind her lonely exterior, she was a friendly and likable woman... that Alexia eventually grew to have a crush on (though she usually ignored these feelings). One fact was definitely true for Alexia, however - life was looking up.
Central Characters: Schnee, Wisps, Yael
Central Characters: Yael, Schnee, Aorki's group
Kine Gang Saga
Central Characters: Mac, Crys
Solvage Tribe Saga
Invitation to the Tribe! A New Group of Heroes?
Central Characters: Aorki's group, Maistune's group, Cocta's group, the Kine Gang, the Solvage Tribe
The Tournament Begins! Mai vs Buster!
Central Characters: Solvage Tournament Participants
The Kine Gang's New Resolve! Amelia vs Kasai!
Central Characters: Solvage Tournament Participants
A Chilling Inferno - The First Round's Climax! Jamal vs Khione!
Central Characters: Solvage Tournament Participants
An Angel's Wings
Central Characters: Mac, Jamal, Amelia, Crys, Leunga, Sephtis
Central Characters: Aorki's group, Schnee
Mystic Zone (HUGE WIP)
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet's gang
Mackenzie Hartley, now having left Aorki's gang to go solo, is having the time of his life! ...not. Not many criminals have had the training he had, and because of that he's able to take care of most baddies on most missions with ease. He'd gotten himself a place in a city called Trikon City, and he was making up a bit of a name for himself. However, Mac was just really bored. He remembered the ol' days, with new threats popping up nearly every week, but now he was surviving city life with ease. Having nothing to do, Mac set out to the streets, desperate for entertainment.
Meanwhile, a re-appearing red-furred fox was with her gang as they tried to a crime that was on the next level - steal a Chaos Emerald from a jewelry store. Though they barely escaped, Scarlet was mad at how the post-mission was going. Her teammates were all arguing, and she yelled at them frantically to cut it out. After a bit of banter from Buck, Scarlet managed to keep her cool, and the group kept the Chaos Emerald.
Before Mac started his job (which would be in a day), he went to Buns & Brawls, his favorite hangout place. He got some food and began getting complacent, arguing with a pink pig who was going to win in a fight (surprise, surprise - Mac was wrong). Though he was all prepared to leave happily and satisfied, his sensed a strong energy signature - similar to that of a Chaos Emerald. Mac attacked Buck, sending him into unconsciousness and prepared to grab the Emerald, but Scarlet threw a smoke bomb at him, and the ragtag group of thieves escaped. Mac cursed, not able to believe he let some thugs get away with something so valuable.
Though Scarlet's group managed to escape, no one was happy. Blitz was in fear that the mysterious assailant had killed Buck, but Shirley checked for a pulse, seeing that he was still alive, before realizing and telling the group the Emerald they'd gotten was a fake that emitted powerful energy. Scarlet was extremely frustrated, but she then realized that it'd been because of her that the group was always in so much danger, and she decided that she was going to do them all a favor... and leave. Though her two awake teammates tried convincing her not to go, Scarlet had already made up her mind - she was a threat to the group, and thus she had to leave. Wishing good luck upon them, Scarlet left.
The next day, Mac got a call from someone of the name Kaji Kibih who called him to protect his bank. Mac didn't think it would be that exciting, but he decided to go anyway because it was better than nothing. He was right - though he wasted some time beforehand, nothing too exciting happened... until he saw a familiar stranger fend off some guards with money in hand. Mac effortlessly took them out, and was about to send them off before he opened his eyes and saw who he'd defeated. A hottie, and she looked about his age, too. Mac strangely asked her what her name was, and she responded by saying that her name was Scarlet June. There was some back-and-forth banter, but once Scarlet said she was 19, Mac told the poor girl (in both ways) that since he was rich, she'd be able to live with him. Scarlet was incredibly confused, but she went along with it, not knowing what could go wrong. Though it'd take some time, the two eventually bonded, getting to truly know each other.
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet
Heavy Hartley Roundup
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Schnee, Mac's family
June Alights - Scarlet's First Mission!
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Jack
A Wild Wind Rescue!
Central Characters: Scarlet, Alexia, Terra & the Wild Wind Village, Eggman
Central Characters: Team Sonic, Team Dark, Mac, Scarlet, Terra, Alexia, Konton/Kennedy
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Kennedy, Terra, Alexia
Central Characters: Mac, Alexia
When Fate Plays a Game of Volleyball
Central Characters: Kennedy, Chaos Force, Keira, Coffin
People were generally getting along well - Terra and Alexia were getting lots of good training in, Mac and Scarlet were getting good pay, and Kennedy was both saving the town from crime and settling into a career as an Extreme Gearist, which definitely required lots of practice and time, but he was doing really well, and he was actually beginning to compete in races. Kennedy didn't know if anything could go wrong, and he was sure that he was going to live like this mostly for the rest of his life, mostly safe and sound.
It happened one night when he was sleeping in Mac's mansion. He heard this restless voice saying his name, but mixed in with familiar gibberish. Kennedy, thinking it was irrelevant, went to get some milk to help him go to bed, but that's when he was now able to hear the voice clearly. It sounded feminine, but also with a more... sinister tone. She introduced herself as Keira, a goddess, and she said she was merely delivering messages straight from the Chaos Force.
Kennedy, of course, knew what the Chaos Force was - it was the thing keeping him alive, so he knew that was probably better off listening. He waited for Keira to continue, an explained that life was much, much bigger than he could've imagined. Kennedy was confused - sure, maybe there was time travel with Chaos Control, but what else could there be? Keira jokingly mocked him for his naivety, explaining that they lived in a dimension that she called the Lamak Zone, and that Zones were simply dimensions that were arranged in an organized fashion. She explained that there hadn't been many she'd explained this to, due to the small amount of life/Chaos hybrids in the multiverse.
This is what shocked Kennedy, and that's when he contemplated that he might've been dreaming - not the goddess approaching him at past midnight. She was telling him that there wasn't just one timeline, or even one universe - there was an organized compilation of them?! And not only that, but somewhere, there were other Macs, other Scarlets... maybe even other Kennedys? He couldn't believe what he was hearing, and now becoming extremely skeptical, he asked her why she was telling him that, and why at that time.
Keira admitted that she wasn't telling Kennedy the information just to be nice - there, somewhere out in the universe, was an umbrakinetic who could reanimate souls... and he was planning to take over Zones. She stated that normally, the Zone Cops (a concept that confused Kennedy even more) would've dealt with it, but they were busy, and she'd told them in the form of her disciples that she would be able to assist in dealing with the nuisance. Kennedy was now extremely intrigued in this godly character, but he was able to put the pieces together - since he wasn't a Zone Cop, he was going to have to deal with the threat himself, and only he could because of his innate Chaos abilities. Keira congratulated him on his conclusion, now simply asking if he wanted to take on this burden.
Now, Kennedy wanted to, but he wondered whether he should. Was he ready to put the burden of timelines everywhere, not only his hometown, if only to do the right thing? The answer: yes. Kennedy agreed by her terms, and she said that because of this, he'd be allowed to travel dimensions as he pleased as long as he didn't mess them up. Kennedy was content with the added bonus, and together, they sent out to find the dimensional conqueror.
Kennedy was teleported to a world that looked like his - not the same city, but it looked like Mobius. It seemed generally peaceful before a large storm appeared, and out of it appeared Kennedy's enemy. Now, what was Kennedy expecting? Most likely a dark, brooding villain who would tower above him. Instead, he saw a golden-furred bat in all black, and frankly, Kennedy didn't think he looked intimidating at all, wondering how the fluffy bat was going to actually be a challenge.
The bat's storm caused quite a stir as he levitated downwards, civilians looking at him in awe and confusion. The bat seemed to don a self-appointed high-and-mighty attitude, introducing himself as Coffin the Bat (which Kennedy doubted was his real name, but he lived in a worlds where someone was named Sonic). The bat said that he would be taking over the realm, whether they gave possession of it to him or not. Kennedy flew to him, saying that he had personally arrived to stop Coffin, but Coffin didn't seem impressed by the Master of Chaos, sizing Kennedy up.
In the end, Coffin said something about... how he'd be a decent work for reanimation? Kennedy didn't know what he was talking about, but he continued with his speech, saying that he was the newly-appointed guardian of the Zones, and that anyone who threatened to disturb the peace of innocent civilians... he would not hesitate to put down. Kennedy felt good about it - after all, if he was going to be their protector, he needed to make a good first impression, and he felt as if he'd done the trick.
That was, of course, before Coffin essentially nuked the city.
Quickly lunging a great ball of darkness at the city, Kennedy flew to the ball and tried restraining it. He would've been strong enough to, but the orb kept spitting into smaller amounts, and Kennedy wasn't able to stop them, even with Chaos Control. Though some bystanders were safe, it had killed large amounts of them, making Kennedy feel... really crummy, to say the least. He couldn't believe he had been more focused on putting on a good face than the safety of the people he was trying to protect. Kennedy yelled at Coffin, lecturing him and asking him how he could do such a thing. Coffin didn't seem affected - instead, his eyes were glowing green, and black vines wrapped around the deceased. Kennedy attacked Coffin before he could wrap too many, but Coffin still got some, and Kennedy learned what Coffin and Keira were talking about when they mentioned reanimation.
The dead civilians were surrounded by coiled black vines, with their eyes removed and completely green, one of their hands a hand with long, prickly claws and the other a blade. Kennedy was horrified - this bat was killing people and making them his servants. Coffin mockingly bid him adieu, telling him what a "good hero he was" before exiting back through the storm he came in through. Kennedy was extremely angry at the bat, but he knew he had to save the civilians somehow. Unfortunately, the zombie fighters didn't care nearly as much as the bystanders' well-being, and they began to attack.
Kennedy was able to hold off the massive horde, and though it was extremely time-consuming, he used his Chaos abilities to create an area where they could all be safe and tended to the wounded. They thanked him, but... Kennedy didn't feel like a hero. Afterwards, Kennedy went back to the imprisoned horde, and he saw in their fight that they could regenerate from nearly anything, and it wasn't their fault they had been in that state. That's when Keira appeared in the form of a long-purple-haired, white-furred rabbit. Keira congratulated Kennedy on his efforts, and she said that she could grant them rest, using a type of magic Kennedy didn't know about to convert the nightmarish battlers into spirits, and they floated to the sky.
Keira knew that Kennedy was feeling down, and she tried to get him to talk about why he was feeling badly, and he explained that it was his fault that all of those innocent passerbys were all killed. Kennedy went off on a tangent about the subject, but Keira shushed him, telling him that since he was a hero, he needed to realize that he wasn't always going to be perfect, and he saved a large amount of lives for every one that was lost, and this Zone would've been doomed without him. On this note, Keira teleported them both home, teaching Kennedy thoroughly how to travel between dimensions and sending him off to bed as if she was his mother.
Before he fell asleep, however, Kennedy vowed that one day, he would be the one to capture Coffin and bring him to justice.
An Apocalyptic Attempt
Central Characters: Kennedy, Jana-Su and Chaos Mobius, The Flame
Kennedy was traveling through Zones. He learned how to get through them; Keira no longer just threw him into one whenever she desired. This convinced Kennedy to take his evil-stopping dreams to a whole 'nother level; he know wouldn't just be saving the Lamak Zone... no, he would try and protect all of them. He felt selfish just trying to stop destruction in his own world - now, he had the opportunity to transcend the limits and assist other dimensions. Once all of time and space was in peace, Kennedy would feel satisfied, knowing that his existence wasn't useless. But first.... he had to start saving some worlds.
He had tried to stop villainy in most of the dimensions; there were some he had yet to visit, such as Medieval Mobius, Light Mobius, and Dark Mobius. He was just about to go enter for an application for the Zone Cops until he got a sharp energy signal from the Chaos Mobius. Wondering what it was, he traveled through barriers to find out.
When he finally reached Chaos Mobius, he was... devastated. So much carnage, so much disaster... he wanted to end all of it. With this mindset in his head, he set out to find the core of this unruly trouble. It didn't take him long to find "The Flame" - however, when he saw the people it was dangering, he set them as his first priority. He teleported anyone he could find (but not Jana's poor partner; he didn't see him) to a shield he created to protect anyone he found. He was disappointed that he couldn't save everyone, but he had done what he could.
When attempting to save Jana-Su, he noticed something. She seemed to be especially depressed - though it didn't take him long to figure out why. The body of Tasma Invone was just near, and it was not active. She seemed to want to fight "The Flame" for its trouble - thus, she was reluctant when Kennedy told her to come with him. She cursed "The Flame" and vowed to take revenge before unwillingly going with Kennedy.
Now that the civilians were safe, Kennedy only had one problem; "The Flame." It turned out there were still some civilians she was planning to kill nearby. Not willing to give up, Kennedy engaged "The Flame" in a grueling battle. After the fight, Kennedy found himself tired, but "The Flame" still has fight in it. Knowing he has fighting a losing battle, he uses an energy bomb as a distraction, and the explosion blocked "The Flame's" sight. When she could see again, Kennedy and the dangered civilians were gone. "The Flame" would've continued its pursuit, but too exhausted from the fight, it decided to lay low. Not even giving anyone his name, he popped the bubble shield protecting everyone so that they could find a hideout and left.
Attack on Trikon
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Kennedy, Luna, White, Tina
Central Characters: Luna, White, Tina, Coffin, Mac, Scarlet, Kennedy
A Dastardly Meeting
Central Characters: Luna, Leunga, Sephtis, White, Tina
Nostalgic Awakening - Scarlet's Training!
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Kennedy
Central Characters: Luna, Crys, White, Terra, Alexia & the Wild Wind Village
International Assistance - Marlee Joins the Fray?!
Central Characters: Mac, Marlee, Scarlet, Kennedy
Strike of Tragedy
Central Characters: Mac, Marlee, Scarlet, Kennedy, White, Tina, Luna, Sephtis
A Harsh Punishment - Mac and Luna's Rematch!
Central Characters: Team Mask, Alexia, Terra, Leunga, Sephtis, Luna, White, Tina
Peaceful Era Saga
Central Characters: Terra, Alexia
A short time after the events of A Harsh Punishment, Terra was troubled about her loss against Konton and Sephtis, not because of her pride, but because of the honest truth - ever since she and Alexia had been rescued by Scarlet, she'd been having far more trouble, and her opponents in important battles her much stronger than thugs who "threatened" the village. Terra decided that moping about wasn't effective previously, and this time, she donned a new strategy - simply going out to train for the next threat. Telling a bewildered Alexia to watch the village as she was gone, Terra headed for an area she liked to train when she was younger, someone who wanted to be guardian more than anything else - the Mystic Ruins.
Terra spent a fair amount of time there by herself; she'd arrived relatively early in the morning, so she had a lot of time to practice and hone her skills. She'd just finished her refining her breath-holding ability and was practicing melee attacks on a tree when a pink echidna in a martial artist's gi came out from the tree she was attacking, jokingly saying that Terra should've been watching out for which trees she attacked. After apologizing, Terra continued her training, and she was caught off-guard when the echidna revealed she was, in fact, a martial artist and asked Terra if she was, too. Surprised, Terra replied that although she wasn't one in the traditional sense, her devotion was to protect her village and to not fall to far behind her moderately strong allies to assist against powerful enemies.
The echidna seemed to be excited by this idea, and the asked Terra if she could spar against her so that Terra would be able to practice against an actual person. Terra agreed, and the match soon began. Terra and the echidna fought for a good amount of time, and in this time, Terra realized that having an opponent to go against was much better than training alone. Not only that, the newcomer was a fierce competitor - she was able to keep up with Terra's speed, and her precision and decision-making abilities were top-notch! As they battled, Terra started a conversation, and fortunately, her opponent was also able to talk as they fought. She revealed that she wasn't from Terra's dimension, and that she herself was challenged by life several times to get to the level she was at that day. As they continued battling, Terra thought that not only was her new opponent a good sparring partner, she was a good person, and possibly a good friend, too.
Their battle was getting really heated, with both of them getting closer to going all-out, when Alexia came to check up on Terra from above. Alexia rationalized that Terra had gotten into a fight, and upon her mobile snowflake, she scolded herself that she couldn't just watch... though her lack of focus caused her to crash into Terra during their brawl. Once she'd gotten up, Alexia asked Terra's sparring partner to leave Terra alone, but Terra and the echidna explained to her that they were just having a friendly brawl. Embarrassed, Alexia repeatedly apologized for her interruption, but the echidna said that their battle was coming to a close anyways. As they agreed to take a break, Terra's competitor realized that she hadn't asked for the ocelot's name, and Terra said that she was Terra Fauna, from the Flora Cats Tribe. Likewise, the echidna said her name was Rosie Shaolin from a dimension called the Hidden Emerald Dimension. Rosie said that she had an apprentice-like partner of her own, Alexia noted that most of their allies had powers that would make them difficult sparring partners, to which Rosie replied that she liked sticking to martial arts. Alexia reminded Terra that today was the day they had to shop for the village, which explained why Terra was there so early, before Terra thanked Rosie for the match, saying that she needed to go.
An Extremely New Challenge!
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Kennedy
Clash of Tigers
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Kennedy
Chaos Spirit in a World of Nature?! The Village's Introduction
Central Characters: Kennedy, Alexia, Terra and the Wild Wind Village
Central Characters: Team Mask, Alexia
It'd been a few weeks after Luna's defeat, and everything was way more chill now. Mac had gotten to know Alexia lot more... along with Terra. Worrying that too much time with Terra would make Alexia really uptight like her, Mac presented her with a fun idea - they'd go on a vacation to Westopolis together! Though Terra didn't like the idea of Alexia going to another city with the trigger-happy Mac in the slightest, Alexia argued that it'd most likely be a fun experience, so she was able to go.
They headed to a hotel after packing their things, but the hotel where they were staying, La Anne, had terrible service. Mac, remembering that Schnee was really good with tech stuff, phoned her up, asking her if she could do anything about it. The hedgehog told him that she had dimensional teleporters that'd be able to take them to a different, better Westopolis, which Mac thought was pretty drastic but didn't argue. After a few hours, Schnee delivered it to him (and he asked her to give one to Scarlet as well, which confused her and caused him to explain everything that'd happened since he left Aorki's gang), and Mac zapped him and a clueless Alexia to VA-TIO.
Kennedy, who had called Alexia to check up on her during the trip, realized that she wasn't picking up, and he couldn't sense any of her and Mac's energy signatures, even after going to Westopolis. Kennedy asked Scarlet what had happened, and Scarlet said that their dimension's Westopolis sucked, so Mac and Alexia went to another one's. Suspicious of what Mac would do in a Zone that wasn't his own, Kennedy used his Zone-traveling powers to seek Mac and Alexia out, eventually reappearing in VA-TIO and being able to sense their distinct signatures.
The service there was much better, and Mac was very thankful for Schnee. After they'd enjoyed breakfast together, they were going to go sightseeing (at least, that's what Mac told her - he really just wanted to be moving around) when a cloaked figure announced that he had the Sol Emeralds and was going to use them to rule the world before going into a type of portal and vanishing. Mac wasn't impressed, but it didn't sound like something he wanted to ignore, so he prepared to email the so-called "Taglumo" about it.
Meanwhile, chaos was erupting around the area they were in - dimensional portals were opening up, and battles were occurring everywhere. Despite Alexia's worries, Mac ignored it at first, not wanting to get involved, but he had a change of heart after it got more intense. When Alexia was about to request to go and help them, Mac let her go, taking the opportunity to email Taglumo and say that he could join him if he wanted, but if he didn't allow Mac to join him, Mac threatened he'd just take them for himself.
Alexia followed the battle, not wanting to actually harm anyone but instead try and defuse the situation with her powers. Instead, she saw a fox-like hybrid being attacked by a blue creature, and the creature looked like it had murderous intent. Near them, an echidna was asking if they'd seen any cloaked figure talking about taking over the world, and Alexia told her that he'd disappeared into a kind of portal and that if Mac had been paying attention, he could probably track him down. Alexia got a paper with an address from the echidna, saying that she needed help, but she wouldn't be able to tell Alexia the details in the open. Now a girl with a mission, Alexia resolved to go to the area on the address.
After getting an email from the suddenly way less threatening Taglumo back, Mac was sent an address. While Alexia did who-knows-what, Mac headed to the address, where he met a grey hedgehog. They shared a joking exchange, and Mac was actually sort of relieved he wasn't going to be working with some sort of super-evil guy. He still wanted the Emeralds to himself, and he still thought that Taglumo would in no was be able to wield their power... but sure, Taglumo (coined by Mac as "Tag") seemed nice enough.
Taglumo revealed to Mac something surprising - he hadn't actually found the Emeralds yet, only their general location. Mac was annoyed at first, but decided it wouldn't be too troublesome in the long run because of his ability to sense energy signatures. Tag then began to show Mac his plan - he'd take them out in his plane, searching for the Emeralds across the entire area. Mac didn't have any qualms with this, so he hopped in the plane and prepared to take off.
Meanwhile, once Alexia had finally managed to track down the address on the paper, she saw four people at a table, one of them being the echidna from before and the other being the hybrid. Alexia introduced herself shyly, saying that while she didn't consider herself special in any regard, she didn't want to let Taglumo control the world knowing she did nothing to stop it, and she said that she wanted to help. The echidna welcomed her to the operation, and Alexia awkwardly told them her name (including the "Flora Cats Tribe," which made Alexia explain how she herself wasn't a cat), and the others also did - the hybrid was Lee, a purple-and-orange tortoise was named Padparadscha, a yellow-furred red-clad wolf named Skylor, and the echidna's name was Taru-Na.
Alexia asked if they had a pre-planned method of arresting Taglumo, and Taru-Na replied that though he could be a threat, the announcement itself wasn't illegal, so far all they knew, he was just playing a prank. Taru-Na suggested that they should've gotten at least one Emerald before he did, however, to make sure he wouldn't succeed if he was serious, to which Alexia was surprised at the thought put into the plan immediately. Alexia then asked how they were going to get an Emerald, and Taru-Na replied that they knew the general areas the Emeralds were in, which would be made even easier if they had energy signature trackers, which she didn't expect to have. While Padparadscha and Skylor asked more questions, Alexia thought deeply about it, and she realized she could call Kennedy to come join them! Alexia told the group that Kennedy, her friend, was made of Chaos Energy, and she would be able to call him.
When Alexia called Kennedy, she told him about her dilemma, and Kennedy was grateful that he had come. Alexia asked if he could make it in an hour, and Kennedy reassured her that he could, as he was currently residing in Metropolis, which was a few cities away from Westopolis. Kennedy asked if Taru-Na would like him to come, and Alexia responded that she probably wouldn't mind, green-lighting Kennedy's arrival. Shortly after Alexia hung up, Kennedy teleported there, which would allow him to arrive more quickly but draining him of quite of bit of energy.
However, the conversation about Taglumo was still ongoing, and when Taru-Na asked for suggestions about what they should do, Alexia offered that they should spy on him before taking action, to which Taru-Na replied that they didn't actually know where he was. While Alexia suggested more options, they all had their pros and cons, which troubled Taru-Na. Around that point, Kennedy had arrived, and Alexia greeted him warmly, showing happiness that the group she was with hadn't yet seen. Kennedy introduced himself to the group and gave his input on the plan, saying that while he didn't particularly fear Taglumo, he noticed that Mac hadn't been with the group, and he asked Alexia if she'd seen him since she left. Alexia said no, and Kennedy told them that Mac was a potentially threat who would give the group trouble if he was Taglumos' business partner.
Moving for that, he said they'd be best splitting up so that he could track signatures without additional disturbances. Taru-Na rejected his proposition, saying that travelling alone wasn't going to be very beneficial. She asked for other opinions, and Lee said that he was useless at the moment, with his suit being broken. Kennedy showed him Chaos Energy, asking if he could transfer some to his suit, but Lee told Kennedy that his suit wasn't low on energy, it was just broken. Lee also seemed to say something t himself, which made Kennedy slightly suspicious on the boy, and he started sensing his energy signatures, finding a mixture of two signatures that made Kennedy even more suspicious. Skylor said that the group had three weak fighters (Padparadscha, Lee, and Alexia) and two strong (herself and Kennedy), and Kennedy began to argue that Alexia was closer to a medium when Taru-Na interjected, saying that she needed to know what they were planning so she could help.
Padparadscha started speaking, saying that splitting up was ineffective because they all had different skillsets that would prove useful in different situations, and Alexia and Kennedy learned that she had the ability to move someone's mind into an object. Skylor said she'd work better alone, voting on the side of splitting up. Alexia also wanted the group to stay together, thinking that traveling in groups would be safer for everyone overall, and while Lee and Padparadscha asked Kennedy energy signature-related questions, Taru-Na said that she'd break the voting tie, making the plan that they'd all stay together for the time being. While Kennedy wasn't the biggest fan of it, he followed nonetheless when Taru-Na told them that they were going to go to Starlight City.
Afterwards, Taru-Na asked Kennedy if he could teleport them, but Kennedy said he wouldn't be able to for a multitude of reasons. Taru-Na said that she was able to get them onto a train going to Starlight City, and the group began to head out.
Mac and Tag would then head to South Island, specifically the Marble Ruins. Taglumo and Mac were both distracted, and they crashed into a tree as a result. Though they both left unharmed, Mac made sure that they both knew what the main mission was - to find the Sol Emerald. They did a bit of searching, but they ended up hitting a wall that had lava on top of it. Though Mac's first idea was to blow the wall into pieces, Tag pointed out that the lava would probably be very harmful, which disappointed Mac.
Before they could get any other plans, however, they were interrupted by a silver-pink female hedgehog who appeared to recognize Taglumo and asked him what exactly he was doing. Taglumo tried to escape, trying to stuff himself into a crack in the wall they were having trouble with. He eventually suceeded, and the hedgehog introduced herself as Vereco before following him. Mac, thinking that he should hit on her afterwards, joined the duo.
When Mac got through, he heard Vereco yelling at Tag - like a mother, or an older sister - telling him he wasn't supposed to be out here. As the two tried to get something Mac sensed to be a Sol Emerald, the wall exploded, revealing a metal humanoid that was drilling another wall with a transformed arm. The three of them tried deciding what they'd do, but the humanoid had finished drilling an area, revealing more of the ruin. However, something else happened that would make it all more difficult - it had noticed them.
Mac was prepared to try and break the robot-like creature, and he hit a part of it, breaking some of it off. The humanoid seemed more frustrated with the Mobians and ran off, but they weren't going to give up too easily, so they followed it. As they chased the humanoid throughout the ruins, they started to enter a place that resembled the inside of a volcano. There was sea of lava that the humanoid passed through, and it seemed like the chase was over until Mac used his ergokinesis to get his "teammates" through the gap, quickly transforming into his TAI state.
Though the hedgehogs praised his abilities, Taglumo alerted Mac that the robot was getting away. Though Mac cockily said he had it handled and tried shooting it, the robot shifted its metal around, allowing it to heal up where Mac had shot it. Taglumo was now amazed by the robot, but Vereco helped keep him focused, making an attempt to use her grappling hook to get the Emerald that failed. Mac then presented an idea - he'd send them flying at the nuisance, and they'd pin it down while he broke it.
The hedgehogs liked the idea, and Mac turned TAI again before launching them at the humanoid. Unfortunately, Mac's plan failed, and the robot escaped despite their efforts, leaving Taglumo and Vereco dangling close to the lava. Even though Mac was able to help them (with Vereco using hergrappling hook to help him up afterwards), Mac was extremely annoyed by their repeated failures to capture the robot, and thought of one final idea to get it.
Before Mac could try his idea, Tag presented a theory of his - it was one of his uncle's humanoids, and it was fully metal. This... wasn't useful to Mac in the slightest, and Mac wasn't happy about it. He yelled at Taglumo, telling him that he was wasting his time, and that he was just going to destroy it. Taglumo then mentioned that his uncle probably had more, but Mac didn't care - instead, he told him to go ready the plane, and asked Vereco to go with him. Meanwhile, Mac was charging electrical energy into his palm, making one of his most destructive attacks - the Thunder Grenade.
After yanking the Sol Emerald away from the humanoid, Mac fired the attack, causing a large explosion. Mac then escaped, landing onto the plane before another unfortunate piece of knowledge was brought to his attention - the plane was partially broken. Mac entered his TAI state one more time, using electrical energy to power the plane up as it resumed flying.
At the same time of these events, Kennedy and Alexia's group had recently arrived in Starlight City. Not long after they'd stepped off the train, several blasts of Chaos Energy shot by the group, and Kennedy recognized their signatures, hurrying off to find the sources along with the others. As they found themselves crossing through traffic in several different ways, they soon found where the Chaos Energy was coming from - a cyan Sol Emerald, in the possession of a robot-like humanoid akin to the one Mac had also encountered. Kennedy quickly tried attack it, but it dodged, and Kennedy sensed that it wasn't a robot - it was just metal. After the humanoid turned into a snake-like coil around Kennedy, Alexia froze them both in an ice sphere, and Kennedy unleashed a Chaos Blast, destroying the humanoid and sending Alexia and the Sol Emerald flying.
Alexia cried out in desperation for her teammates to grab it, but before they could, a teal mouse in a GUN uniform grabbed it, asking why Kennedy had "thrown" it at him. Skylor aggressively said that they needed it to save the city, to which the mouse responded he didn't believe. Padparadscha reasoned with the GUN-man (whose name was apparently Kashon), saying that they'd gotten in a bit of a tussle with a thief. Kashon seemed more pleasant, but he said that he still needed a reason to give it to them before Alexia's phone started ringing. Taru-Na told Aqua she wanted to speak with Kashon (who was most likely doing his job, she said), and after they spoke with each other, Kashon gave them the Emerald. Though Kennedy and Skylor weren't happy with the amount of time they'd wasted, they acknowledged that they'd still succeeded in their mission.
Padparadscha asked Alexia if she could speak with Taru-Na, and Alexia gave her phone over to her. The conversation was rather short, and Alexia quickly got her phone back.
Eventually, the trio made it to Starlight City with the Sol Emerald with them. Mac saw two interesting figures - Kennedy and Alexia. Though Alexia he was fine with, he was really surprised when he saw that Kennedy was with her. How had he gotten to them? Mac was sure he'd used one of Schnee's interdimensional thingamajobbers....
Mac jumped to go confront his Chaos counterpart and Alexia, who had seemingly gained some allies. Mac ordered all of them to stop and threatened to attack if they didn't, but Vereco quickly shut his original plan down, disappointing him and making him tell her that she wasn't any fun. A female tortoise told him that a GUN officer was nearby, and that the Emerald they had probably wasn't even a real Emerald. Mac also noticed an orange-furred hyrbid standing in front of her, and Mac immediately had a bad opinion of him.
The group discussed a plan and the tortoise asked Alexia for her number, but as soon as Aqua began to take her phone out Mac shot it, having a feeling that it wouldn't be good for them to exchange phone numbers. He also quickly knocked out Alexia, making sure she wouldn't be able to repeat it and mentally telling himself to give her a new phone. Kennedy, enraged, punched Mac, and Mac prepared for a fight.
However, before anyone could make another move, Vereco noted that there was fireball near them. A GUN agent mouse revealed himself, implying he was about to use it on Mac, but then Taglumo came down, apparently having heard nothing that'd been going on. Mac taunted the mouse and tried attacking him, but the mouse dodged, trying to convince Mac to stop while he was at it. Meanwhile, Taglumo and Vereco were escaping, and Mac thought of them as cowards as he told Taglumo to not let the tortoise escape. Then, he attacked the mouse again, and the attacks met.
Before Mac could make another move, the tortoise told Mac to not mess with her friends, and Mac could feel his consciousness being warped for a few, maybe ten, seconds. After those, he got up, transforming into TAI immediately to make sure nothing worse happened. He then was about to attack the girl, but Kennedy landed a blow that threw him off course. Then Mac was going to start to battle Kennedy, but he noticed that Vereco and Taglumo were going to the tortoise girl... and not trying to take the Emerald.
Mac burst at Vereco, telling her to get away from the girl and going back to his base as to not go overkill and waste precious stamina. Vereco told him that she planned to stop his madness all along, whipping out a staff and attacking. The two of them then began to battle, with Mac repeatedly taunting Vereco and Vereco somehow managing to stay silent. However, their bout was cut short when the cops came, and Mac planned to run before his consciousness was stopped. Alexia (who'd caught up with the group) froze Mac alongside an energy-drained Kennedy, and the GUN agents begun to take the frozen tiger away. Feeling as if Mac probably had some justification for his actions, Kennedy bargained with the agents, convincing them to give him a relatively light sentence. After that, the agents took him away, and the party was off, joined by Taglumo and Vereco.
The next day, Kennedy and Alexia's party went to a restaurant named Lena's to regroup. Alexia was amazed by the restaurant, as she wasn't used to going out to places as nice as Lena's, but Kennedy was deep in thought. Confused, Alexia asked what had been troubling Kennedy, and Kennedy calmly replied that he was still thinking about Mac. Kennedy stated he'd been looking over the whole situation, thinking about his own relationship to Mac and why he would've done what he did. Alexia bluntly asked Kennedy whether Mac would be alright, and Kennedy noted that since Vereco and Taglumo seemed surprised by Mac's betrayal, no one really knew but him, and they'd have to work to accomplish their own goals in the meantime.
Tag and Vereco asked what the group was doing, and since they didn't know Taglumo's name or who he was, Padparadscha explained that they were trying to stop a Sol Emerald-stealing megalomaniac from taking over the world. After the two hedgehogs talked for a bit, Kennedy noted that they'd only stopped the worst-case-scenario, and that only one Emerald was needed to cause chaos. Kennedy remembered that the robot must've had orders from someone else before lecturing himself for destroying the robot instead of analyzing it. Taglumo asked the party if the robot had an accurate description he explained, and for reference, Alexia created a nearly-perfect icy duplicate of the humanoid robot, to which Taglumo said that his uncle made them all the time.
With a slightly harsher glare, Kenendy asked for Tag's uncle's address so that they could shut down his source of operations, and Taglumo asked if he planned on murdering him. Kennedy and Padparadscha quickly denied it, saying that they'd never contemplated killing him. Now assured, Taglumo told them that his uncle resided in Westopolis, and Padparadscha pointed out that they'd be best off consulting with Taru-Na first. Their food arrived shortly after Padparadscha explained who Taru-Na was to Tag and Vereco, and there were conversation here and there as they ate breakfast, with Kennedy asking Lee why he'd risk his life for their mission (thinking back to their encounter with Mac), to which Lee replied that the monster he was fighting before was especially angered because Lee killed his siblings. Padparadscha expressed her disapproval of Lee's sadness, saying that they all made mistakes, but they just needed to move past them. Lee apologized for being useless (in his opinion) against Mac, and Alexia said that while she recognized the feeling of uselessness, you couldn't solely look at it or else the negativity would overcome you. Lee awkwardly continued to avoid discussion, and Taru-Na was called by Padparadscha.
Padparadscha explained to Taru-Na that they'd found out the megalomaniac was actually Tag and Vereco's uncle, and Taru-Na scolded herself, explaining to the group that he was named Sinjoro and had been committing minor crimes and frequently breaking out of prison before being sent to a rehabilitation center.
Mac woke up with a shock, feeling cold as he regained consciousness in a prison cell. A hedgehog wearing a three-piece suit and a samurai helmet was one of the first people he saw, and Mac asked if he worked for the people who had gotten him into the cell. The hedgehog said that the police hated him, and asked Mac if he'd like to join him in gathering the Emeralds. Feeling like he should've learned from the first time, Mac asked if there was any good reason for him to join him. The hedgehog replied that 1) it'd be extremely difficult for Mac to get off the apparent island he was on, and 2) he had a way of knowing where the Emeralds were.
Feeling as if the opportunity to get back into the game was just presenting itself, Mac finally accepted, calling Scarlet with his dimensional communication device to ask her if she wanted in. Scarlet said yes, and soon, after they explained everything to her, the trio was up in the skies, flying to the Wing Fortress.
The Formation of Team Mask - The Kine Gang, Again?!
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Kennedy, the Kine Gang
A Violent Vacation
Central Characters: Team Mask, Aorki's group, Coffin
Central Characters: Aorki's group, Mac
The Sunshine Calls
Central Characters: Scarlet, Sol, the Solvage Tribe
The Dark Prince's Authority
Central Characters: Kennedy, Coffin, Alexia, Terra & the Wild Wind Village
Retrieval and Resurgence
Central Characters: Kennedy, the Camalire Royal Family
Chronogazer v.s. Necromancer
Central Characters: Kennedy, the Camalire Royal Family, Coffin
Dawn of the Equinox
Central Characters: Kennedy
Central Characters: Luna, Keira
Central Characters: Luna, Keira, Sephtis, Leunga
Alexia's Disappearance and Kidnapping
Central Characters: Keira, Luna, Alexia, Sephtis
On the Hunt! Schnee's Grand Entrance!
Central Characters: Team Mask, White, Tina, Terra, Schnee
A Judgemental Meeting
Central Characters: Scale, Kennedy
Depths of Dimensions
Central Characters: Team Mask, Schnee, Kana, Terra, White, Tina, Sephtis, Luna, Scratch, Medusa, Flash
Mystic Fever (WiP)
A Not-So Rousing Return
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Schnee, Terra, White, Tina, Sephtis, Luna, Keira
The Solvage's Assistance
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Sol and the Solvage Tribe
Central Characters: Mac, Scarlet, Max
A Friend's Fierceness
Central Characters: Kana, Terra, Schnee, Eggman and his bots, Crys
Bad Brother, Bad Luck
Central Characters: Crys, Team Saturn
Central Characters: Schnee, White, Jackson
Central Characters: Mac, Hercules, GUN
Central Characters: Hercules, Team Watts
The Royal, the Rebel, and the Restless
Central Characters: Sephtis, Tina, Kyle and the Camalire Kingdom
Axe Me Anything
Central Characters: Luna, Charlotte, Keira, Alpha
Central Characters: Crys, Venus, Scale
Central Characters: Charlotte, Mac, Scarlet, Sephtis
Central Characters: Team Saturn