”…is it trying…”

”…to say?”

They complete the sentence, all mouthing their parts and circling in for the kill.

The spaced man drops to his knees from his wounds; weighting a ton.

“You’re corrupted by the Lion. Listen to me. We’ve found the device. Prime can be killed. He’s been meddling with dragons so we would never win. Destroy the device; take away the edge.”

The killers hesitate.

The Lion’s buzz-static stops them. It's like burning mercury. “You’re invisible to me. How? Who!”

“Just a man. They called me Wihagi, the First Mechanic” He says and activates the Malaisegram.


We meet one of the tresspassing doyen again.

In retrospect.

RSD-technology misappropriated.

Is it man that forges steel or the steel that tempers a man: Beginnings of the beginning


Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum (/hˈdrɑːrərəm/).[3] A heavy, silvery d-block element, mercury is the only metallic element that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure; the only other element that is liquid under these conditions is bromine, though metals such as caesium, gallium, and rubidium melt just above room temperature.

Mercury occurs in deposits throughout the world mostly as cinnabar (mercuric sulfide). The red pigment vermilion is obtained by grinding natural cinnabar or synthetic mercuric sulfide.

Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers, manometers, sphygmomanometers, float valves, mercury switches, mercury relays, fluorescent lamps and other devices, though concerns about the element's toxicity have led to mercury thermometers and sphygmomanometers being largely phased out in clinical environments in favor of alternatives such as alcohol- or galinstan-filled glass thermometers and thermistor- or infrared-based electronic instruments. Likewise, mechanical pressure gauges and electronic strain gauge sensors have replaced mercury sphygmomanometers. Mercury remains in use in scientific research applications and in amalgam for dental restoration in some locales. It is used in fluorescent lighting. Electricity passed through mercury vapor in a fluorescent lamp produces short-wave ultraviolet light which then causes the phosphor in the tube to fluoresce, making visible light.

Mercury poisoning can result from exposure to water-soluble forms of mercury (such as mercuric chloride or methylmercury), by inhalation of mercury vapor, or by eating food contaminated with mercury.

- Source: Wikipedia