air was crisp that morning. The land of Ranier was glistening with
fresh-fallen snow. One could sense a feeling of wonder and excitement. Bronson
was pleased with what Madison had accomplished with the Spell of Restoration
and Regeneration. The barren desert was now restored to the seas that were
swallowed up by the chalices. This was a small task, however, compared to what
lay ahead. The seas were simply lacking water before the spell was performed.
After this was replaced, the creatures of the sea, the plants, and the reefs
were rehydrated, bringing each of them back to life. However, Furanose was
completely destroyed. It needed its mountain ranges and its hills. It needed
its lakes, waterfalls, and its forests. Practically everything on Furanose had
been destroyed when the House of Wizards was destroyed. As Bronson surveyed
the once beautiful, but now wasteland, that was once Furanose from his
Starstrike IIA space/aircraft, he was appalled. All that he found to be
relatively undamaged was the city of Odina, and Adena'a palace there.
a final look over, Bronson returned to his palace. The city of Paradise, where
his palace stood, was bristling with activity. Much had happened since
Bronson's return from the brief fighting near Saturn. The seas had been
restored, plans were being made to restore Furanose, and install the Intrusion
Protection Apparatus there, Alarius had defenses placed on it, including the
IPA, and the building up of the fleet was nearing completion.
was met in the landing bay by Madison. Fifteen squadrons of the new Starstrike
IIB fighter plane were poised for take-off in the bay. In a bay close by,
twenty squadrons of A-51 attack/torpoedo planes sat awaiting their
see the new fighters are ready to be deployed. We will finally have a force
capable of policing all of our bases and other holdings."
Bronson. There are also five more squadrons of ten planes each of new A-51's
and ten more squadrons, of the same size, of SSIIB's about to be completed in
our factories. Speaking of completed, I see you have completed your scouting
mission. I will be ready to restore when you are to leave for Furanose
you think you can do it without me? I really need to tour a few of the new
Madison class ships and the new Archangel class carriers
That will be no problem. I will just use the Belt to get me there. It will
also be handy if I need to contact you. Have you decided where the best place
to work from would be?"
For reconstruction over all, you should perform the spell from the high tower
of Adena's palace. You can view for miles there and most of the land will be
affected by the spell from that point. To restore the Waterfall of Vale you
must go directly to it and stand on top of the cliff. For the rest of the land
not affected from the tower, you must go to this area that I have marked on
Has all this been cleared with the people of Furanose?"
They will be waiting with open arms. I will come a while later and check
progress. I will also bring a crew to set up the IPA and install other
that case, I will be off."
that, Madison left for Furanose and was soon on the tower chanting the
* * * * *
Bronson was making his rounds on his new ship. He gave a quick walk over his
four new Madison class ships. These were: the Zephyr, the
Exeter, the Augusta, and the Normandy. The six new
carriers of the fleet were: the Texas, the Archangel, the
Nimitz III, the Mercury, the Heritage, and the
Marlin. These new carriers were of the Archangel class. Each
carried five squadrons of SSIIB's and five squadrons of A-51's. The carriers
were already equipped with planes. The new planes were to be deployed on the
class ship Madison, as well as for use on ground bases. Ten smaller
cruisers had been added to the fleet as well. These were not toured that day,
but had been inspected earlier. These were Battle Cruiser class ships simply
named: BCI, BCII, BCIII, BCIV, BCV,
BCVI, BCVII, BCVIII, BCIX, and BCX.
* * * * *
the inspections were over, Bronson returned to Adena's Palace of Odina to meet
Madison. As he flew over the Waterfall of Vale, he saw the magnificient work
Madison had done. The same was true of everything he saw. Madison had done
well. As he arrived, he saw a great party in progress at the palace. There
were hundreds of people eating, drinking and cheering Madison. As Bronson
joined the party, he too was cheered. The installment of the IPA had already
begun and would be completed by the end of the next day.
Madison. It looks like a success. I do believe Adena will be
of her shuttles is at the City of Remembrance. You may be able to contact her
Give me the Belt. I will use telepathy to contact her ship."
placed the Belt on himself, began to transmit, and these words appeared on the
terminals of the Casablanca:
Adena the Enchantress.
Please meet me at your palace in Furanose. I have a very
big surprise for you. I believe it will please you. Contact me when you
receive this message.
Bronson Randolph of
should do it. I am exhausted. The people of Furanose have offered us suites in
the palace where we can stay overnight. I believe I will go to my suite
go ahead, Bronson. I believe I will stay here a while longer. This is the most
fun I've had in a long time."
night, Madison. Have your fun. You deserve it."
that, Bronson retired. Madison went on to become sufficiently innebriated and
went to bed to sleep it off.
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