The Great Siege of Adventis - Excerpt #2Chapter Nine: The JourneyThe Great Siege of Adventis - Excerpt #2 by CaptainTomSilver
Tom pulled out a pair of moderately clean trousers and hopped around from one leg to another putting it on. "What’s so great about a dig site anyway?" Tom grumbled he swung on his jacket and strapped all its buckles tightly up to his neck.
Micel waved his hand "It's hidden behind the Apex Faculty Centre and the Apex Building itself and has been this way for the past ten years. Maybe more. Blaze saw it when he was younger, he said they fill it up in term time and empty it during leave for some reason." Micel leaned out of the window to peer at the Apex Building. "There’s definitely something strange going on and someone is paying to find out.”
Tom reached by Micel and grabbed his pendant from his worktop and stuffed the small metal ball under his shirt.
"What's that?" Artemax's eyes didn't miss much.
"My lucky amulet. I got it when I came here, my guardian found it stuffed in the side of my old cot." Tom ran his hands through his
The Great Siege of Adventis - Excerpt #1Chapter Four: The PortalsThe Great Siege of Adventis - Excerpt #1 by CaptainTomSilver
Each of the other three schools were connected to Fort Adventis by gates located at the Muster Point, the centre of the terraformed asteroid Adventis Academy students called home. These gates were Paired-Tachyon portals and functioned as a linear tunnel to each school, which were in reality hundreds of thousands of miles away.
The three boys walked in silence basking in the summer scenery. The artificial star stood at zenith and although heat and humidity was controlled precisely by the Overseer, an artificial intelligence that was the foundation of all user interfaces on Adventis, the weather was purposefully varied and today it felt uncomfortably hot out of the shade.
Senior Students from here and the other colleges walked towards them, easily recognized and differentiated by uniform and badges ranging from numerals I, II, III, IV, V and A for advanced.
The military students of Adventis, like Tom, Artemax and Micel wore black tunics with dark green trims alo