© Beloved Doll
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There is life on other planets besides Earth. All the life on all these planets, including Earth, are quite aware of the existence of life on the other planets. But instead of using space crafts and spending painstakingly long drives between the planets, a new way of travel was discovered.
Enter the warp zones.
For a long time, warp zones were mysterious, appearing randomly and transporting anyone who enters it into a random place anywhere in the universe before suddenly closing again. These warp zones were uncontrollable for a while. But once the first warp zone`s secrets were cracked, the most brilliant minds of the worlds began to gain control of these warp zones.
While many warp zones are still random, there are a few warp zones that are under complete control. These controlled warp zones can be opened at any time and taken to destinations chosen by the one who opens the warp zone. Most travelers must go to stations where another person runs the warp zone at that location. But there are very few individuals who can open a warp zone any time anywhere. But those types of people are powerful elementals of certain elemental types.
What is an elemental? It is a person (human, anthro or otherwise) that has powers pertaining to an element. For example, a person who has the elemental type of water can cause waves to occur in oceans or even make it rain whenever they wish. Usually, someone who is an elemental can only use one type. But there are a few who can use a different elemental type that is different from their own.
Though being an elemental does not mean the person is all powerful. Being an elemental also means the person has a weakness to another type. For example, a water elemental using their water powers on an air type might do just normal damage. But if the water elemental were battling a fire elemental, the fire elemental will receive twice as much damage because they are weak against water. So in battles, the elementals have to be weary of the elemental type of their opponent.
Today will be focusing on one planet in particular. This planet, called Ersetu, is interesting in several different ways, other than being larger than Earth.
First point of interest is that it is mostly inhabited by a cross breed called an anthro, which is an animal that human qualities, usually displaying physical characteristics of both human and an animal. There are a few humans but they are very difficult to find on Ersetu. Most of the humans that are found on Ersetu are humans that are either there for vacation or for destructive reasons.
Second point of interest, the pollution is very low when compared with Earth. Ersetu`s inhabitants have learned from Earth`s mistakes and take better care of their planet. Though Ersetu is not pollution free, but it is better off than Earth.
Lastly, but the most curious, Ersetu has a floating island, which is simply named The Floating Island. It orbits around Ersetu near the surface. Air crafts of public transportation, which only runs once a day, allows people to travel from The Floating Island to Ersetu`s surface. The reason for the island being able to float is known to only the natives of The Floating Island.
The Floating Island is a very sizable island, 175,000 square miles, just a bit larger than Indonesia`s island called Sumatra. It has enough room for it`s natives, cities and plenty of room for forestry and wildlife. On the island, it looks like a normal world complete with rivers, mountains, plains, weather conditions and caves. The cities are like the cities found on Ersetu.
Each city represents an elemental type and it`s environment reflects that element. For example, Ice Castle City is a city that has snow and ice year-round. But one thing about The Floating Island cities that is different from the rest of Ersetu`s cities is that while The Floating Island is just as technological advanced, The Floating Island has very few transportation vehicles, which gives The Floating Island the cleanest air on Ersetu. Very few natives use vehicles, but most of them do not use them. Because they are anthros, The Floating Island natives rely on their own abilities to travel from place to place.
In addition to featuring characteristics of elements, the cities on The Floating Island also have a royal family. One royal family to each city. Like any other royal family, the offspring is the successor to the throne. If there are multiple offspring, things will turn over to the oldest child, regardless of gender. Whoever is in command at the throne can leave the laws the same as they were before, or they can change the laws.
One of the cities on The Floating Island has been having some problems with it`s royal family. Ice Castle City does have a royal family, but they are without power. The mother and father, due to circumstances, were forced to step down from the throne. Their daughter, who is to take the throne, is not yet ready to do so. She is the princess, but she does not hold the full power of a queen. She will not be able to until she is married and at least the age of eighteen.
Currently, this princess isn`t even in Ice Castle City. She and her foster family are currently residing in another city, called Ancient Metropolis. They are here because it will allow them to be much closer to the princess` temporary school which is in this city. The school is temporary because the school in Ice Castle City is undergoing a rebuilding, thus, they have sent all of their students to the school in Ancient Metropolis until the construction is complete.
Ancient Metropolis is an interesting city, especially if you are interested in history. Ancient Metropolis is a new name for this city since it is one of the original cities when The Floating Island first rose up into the sky. Though not all but majority of the buildings are the original buildings from when this city was first built. Ancient Metropolis is also one of the cities on The Floating Island where you will find a wide variety of types of the elementals.
Class is about to start in the high school in Ancient City. For the Ice Castle City princess, her first class of the day for this semester is history class. It is already a couple weeks into the semester. Getting close to winter time, it is still relatively dark outside at this time of the day. The class is pretty quiet as it is the first class of the day and everyone is still recovering from sleep.
The princess is sitting in her usual spot in the classroom, reading an unlabeled book. She is a snowfox. Like all snowfoxes, she has large ears and white fur. But her tail fades from white to orange and black at the tip. She also has an unusually long tail for her size. Snowfoxes are small but she seems to be extra small. Also, like other snowfoxes, she has five fingers on each hand and three toes on each foot. Her long hair is a bright yellowish blonde with black tips, even on her bangs. Her eyes, nose and tongue are purple coloured. She is also quite skinny, her friends occasionally tease her for being so thin.
Her clothes are quite dark. Today her attire consists of: black wide pants with red designs on them, black arm warmers that strap at the top to wrap tightly around her arms, spiked choker collar with a bell in the front, a short black shirt that shows her belly and has fishnets attached to it that run down her arms and the shirt is also open at the shoulders with fishnet there as well, and a few purple ear clips on her ears. However, her outfit is not complete without her signature headphone gear. (For a visual, check out this image.)
The unlabeled book that she is reading is thick and looks to be pretty old. She seems to have just recently started reading the book as she has passed very few pages.
There are thirty five students in this class, much like all the other classes. The classes are so large due to the Ice Castle City students attending here along with Ancient Metropolis` regular students. Things are quite crowded here in this high school but it will not last for too much longer. But the school is about to get a little more crowded.
Just before the bell rings, one of the princess` friends, a starfox named Starlight, rushes in. She quickly sits down beside the princess as the bell rings,"Whew! `Morning, DJ!"
DJ closes her book and turns to Starlight,"Morning."
Starlight lets her backpack drop to the floor beside her with a loud thump,"Well, I know what you can get me for Christmas this year-"
DJ nods her head with a cocky smirk,"A new alarm clock?"
"What happened to the one I got you last year?"
"It`s a little...slow."
DJ puts her elbow on her desk and rests her head in her hand as she continues to smirk at Starlight,"Maybe if you`d stop throwing the clock against the wall..."
Finally, the teacher of the class arrives in the classroom. It is a male squirrel. He stands in front of the class next to his own desk. There is a teen male fox standing beside him. The squirrel instructor speaks to the class,"Class, this is our new student, Landon Hawk."
Landon is quite tall standing at about six feet. He is a shadowfox, so his colours vary from a dark blue to black. His tail is more normal length, reaching down to where the tip slightly drags on the ground. His hair hangs loose and is all black coloured. It is about the length of the bottom of his shoulder blades; not quite mid-back but getting there. His clothing attire consists of black cargo pants that have a green stripe down the sides. Unlike DJ, Landon has five toes on each foot.
The squirrel teacher continues,"Tell us a bit about yourself."
Landon looks at everyone in the class,"I am a dark elemental and I hail from Gust Canyon."
DJ`s ears move slightly forward. He has an interesting accent to his speech. German, is it?
The instructor looks around the room,"I`m afraid we are packed full in this class now that you are with us, Landon. The only seat we have available is next to DJ Fox. DJ, will you raise your hand so Landon can find his seat?"
Doing as told, DJ lifts up her hand into the air. Landon walks between the desks and takes the empty one that is on the other side of DJ. DJ lowers her arm back down and watches Landon makes his way to his new seat. Just before he sits down, he turns to DJ, bows his head and says to her,"Guten morgen, prinzessin."
DJ`s mouth hangs open slightly. Landon lifts his head back up and sits down in the chair. DJ looks down at his backpack on the floor beside him. Interestingly enough, his bag isn`t a backpack, it`s a messenger bag resembling DJ`s. The only difference is that his is a bit bigger and has some patches of some characters on it. DJ looks back up to Landon. Is he goth, too?
DJ`s curious thoughts on the new student is interrupted when the instructor suddenly says,"All right, class, let`s get your homework passed up. I have changed today`s plans Rather than reading those heavy books of yours today, we`ll be watching a video. The history channel had a show that is actually related to our current lesson."
The class begins to brighten up in their mood as the the homework is passed to the front of the class. They would much rather watch television than read boring textbooks. Princess DJ is particularly excited. She loves watching the History channel, she learns so much better from there and that channel makes history look so much more interesting.
The squirrel teacher walks along the front row of the class and collects the homework from each of the front desks which have the homework from the students behind them. Then he brings the stack of papers to his desk and sets them there. Now he pulls out a tall stand from the corner. On the stand is a large television and a dvd player on the shelf below the television. The instructor gets the television and dvd player setup and runs the movie for the class. Then he sits at his desk and starts running over everyone`s homework. He would rather get all of his work done at the school not at home.
Everyone in the class gets settled into their seats and get comfortable for watching this video. Today, history class will be easy.