Legend of the Diamondstalker

Queen Illina?

Summary

  • Around Noon – Illina decides to find out what big secret Gharix is hiding from her
  • 12:04 – Illina finishes having dinner with her family
  • 12:10 – Gharix explains the implications of her symbiote’s abilities
  • 12:18 – Administrator Agreias interrupts and takes them to an interrogation room
  • 12:31 – Agreias discovers Illina’s socketing matrix and reacts with hostility when he realizes Gharix’s plan is near completion
  • 12:33 – Eclipse breaks his cover and shuts Agreias down. At this point, Gharix should have won, but…
  • 12:33 – Asrael, who was watching the interrogation when it was abruptly cut off, acts on his own and orders Tantra to attack
  • 12:36 – Faced with death at the hands of the symbiote hosts, Illina quickly learns how to compete with Tantra for control of the hive mind
  • 12:38 – Tantra realizes that Illina’s strength of will rivals her own, and forcefully splits the hive mind in two
  • 12:42 – The two hives briefly clash before Athearah and Agreias convince Asrael to call a cease fire
  • 12:43 – Athearah, assuming the role of Arbiter, negotiates with Asrael
  • 13:23 – Athearah briefly speaks with Agreias in private while Asrael covers his ears
  • 13:28 – Relying on Agreias’ advice, Athearah agrees to surrender Illina under Asrael’s terms
  • 13:30 – Without a moment’s hesitation, Asrael draws his weapon and murders Illina in cold blood
  • 13:30 – Asrael orders Tantra to resume her attack
  • 13:30 – Asrael’s head explodes
  • 13:30 – Illina steps into the picture, yells “You BASTARD!”, and blasts his corpse several times in a vengeful rage (saving Athearah the trouble)
  • 13:31 – Agreias recovers in time to stop Tantra from resuming her attack
  • 13:35 – Tantra contacts Illina, announcing her intention to leave with the hosts under her control. Everyone watches helplessly as she and the 3000 hosts under her control teleport to the IRIS-held hangars and abandon the ship.
  • 13:52 – Agreias holds a meeting and recaps recent events for the Nihilim, using video recordings as visual testimony
  • 14:24 – Eclipse messages Illina, informing her that the remaining hosts have requested to see her in the Atrium
  • 14:25 – Illina addresses her hive, gives a short, meandering speech, that ends with her saying, “Let’s have a huge party! Right here!”
  • 15:18 – The party begins. To Illina’s delight, the hosts know how to throw a good party
  • 15:40 – Illina invites the Nihilim to join in
  • 17:22 – Illina begins flirting with the male hosts
  • 17:42 – Illina begins flirting with the female hosts
  • 18:21 – Illina begins molesting the female Tortoise hosts
  • 18:32 – Illina convinces Ryja and Muffin to go meet her family
  • 18:33 – ‘Stuff’ happens

The Details

After a nice family dinner, Illina sits down to have a serious talk with her mother.

Among the questions she needs to ask:
  • What’s the real reason you sent me away?
  • What the fuck is going on?
  • Why won’t anyone tell me what the fuck is going on?

Before she could say anything, [[:Claire | her mother] said, “Illina, it’s hard for Gharix. He can’t just come right out and tell you, because, well … because, Illina. He needs you to be Queen.”

Whaaaat?

Illina: “Okay…what exactly do you mean by ‘Queen’?”
Claire: “Let’s see…well, do you have ants on your world?”
Illina: “Yes…actually.”
Claire: “Huh…seems like they’re everywhere. Anyways, like that kind of queen.”
Illina: ”...you mean, the only egg-laying female?”
Claire: ”...maybe you should talk to Gharix, honey”

And so, Illina went to go talk with Gharix, and possibly sort this whole mess out.

Gharix lays it all down

**

Agreias’ interrogation

Eclipse’s intervention

Tantra and Illina clash

Athearah negotiates with Asrael

Athearah surrenders

The aftermath

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