*being curious about Draconian history you have come to one of the Draconians most advanced HLP museums where history is projected in a Hard-Light format to get a truly immersive experience of the past*
Tour guide: In Drakovak enikro a vok Drakonikro.
*the earpiece you received when you arrived on Draconia begins to translate what the Draconian woman says to your tour group into English*
Translation: The Draconians were created by The Origins.
*you and the rest of the tour group, comprised of various species, are led to a large room which contains a massive Hard-Light projection array*
Tour guide: In this room we will project our history all around you. Feel free to move around to get different angles of what is happening, but know that the Hard-Light projections will not react to you as they are set to perform specific actions.
*the tour guide signals for the array to begin warming up the projection*
Tour guide: Our first projection does not take place on Draconia. It takes place on the home planet of the Origins. In this time period, the Origins have failed to defeat The Void and are making their last choices before being consumed.
*the projection begins. You see an ornate circular office with a window taking up 1/3 of the wall space. The window is centered opposite from a large silver colored wooden door identical to the color of the wall. In the center of the room sits a polished wooden desk carved with a picture on the front of it of a planet being lovingly held by reptilian hands. The walls of the office are lined with bookcases completely filled with books*
*standing in front of the desk, staring out the window, stands a tall reptilian man. He has a thin, powerful body, Eastern hemlock green scales, piercing yellow eyes, and curved horns coming out of his head that form a protective circle around his ears*
Tour guide: *gestures to the tall green man* This is the world leader of the origins, Krav.
*behind him stands a silver scaled reptilian with multiple small horns going from front to back on the top of his head. He has a thin, almost feminine frame with bright, calculative, purple eyes*
Tour guide: *gestures to the silver scaled man* This is the world leader’s chief of innovation and future Origin of Balance, Vat.
*the world leader stands in the capital office, staring out the window up at the sky, as the void warps the light from outside the atmosphere*
Vat: Sir, I don’t believe we can defeat this… thing.
Krav: *sighs heavily, exhaling a large puff of smoke* we are in dire trouble here… I do believe that we are done for.
Vat: Yes, sir… what are your orders?
Krav: I believe Project Descendant is our best option. (turns away from the window to face Vat) Vat? It was a pleasure to have you as my chief of innovation. (outstretches his hand)
Vat: *takes hold of the world leaders hand for a firm final handshake before running out of the room*.
Krav: *takes a deep inhale of his medical herbs and exhales smoke with another long sigh. He begins stroking his reptilian chin.* It was a good run. To think we almost made it… and now here we are, about to be integrated into the void’s countless collective. Our race is done. I just hope Vat is able to collect those designated for Project Descendant and escape in time. *picks up a picture he kept on his desk of his deceased daughter and wife and holds tightly in his hand*. I have nothing to lose. None of us do. Our species may die, but our legacy is eternal. I accept whatever fate has in store for me.
*the void finishes consuming the planetary barrier and moves into the planet to consume countless lives, both innocent and guilty. Integrating their existence into its endless collective*
*the projection fades for a moment and comes back to the handshake between Vat and Krav*
*the projection follows Vat as he runs through the halls of the capital to inform those marked down for Project Descendant. As soon as the void was spotted, a planet wide alert was sent out for all members of Project Descendant to gather in the capital*
*vat rushes into the room after crossing half the capital building*
Vat: Project Descendant is live! Everyone to the escape pods!
*the room of 24 people from all backgrounds, genders, and scale colors immediately cease conversation and begin rushing towards the escape pods*
*a female with multicolored scales and eyes, approaches Vat in the rush to the escape pods. She has long horns that follows the top of her skull all the way back and nearly touch each other behind her head. She had a nimble physique like that of someone who does professional parkour*
Tour guide: *gestures to the multicolored woman* This is Shaga. Apprentice to Vat and Future Origin of Chaos.
Shaga: *quickly following behind Vat* Mr. Vat! What are we to do!? Our race is being destroyed! Should we not stay with them?
Vat: *grabs a hold of Shaga and grips her hands in his own* That is not our purpose. We are the best of our people. But our race is dead. We are to create a new species, infinitely stronger than our own. We are to create our True Descendants. Do not worry I have the perfect idea. (he kisses her hands and runs with her to the life pods securing her into a pod).
*Vat triple checks that all members of Project Descendant are present and ready to launch*
Vat: Shaga, Shül, Fül, Iik… *He continues listing all 24 names in the project*.
*after making sure that all other participants are safe, he straps himself into the last remaining pod*
*the Perspective of the projection follows the 25 members of Project Descendant as they are launched into space as the void begins to consume the planet they once called home*
*the projection fades out and the tour guide steps forward as the projection array shuts off*
Tour guide: For the next several years, the pods will scour the galaxy for a planet capable of producing the life that Vat imagines and describes to the other members of Project Descendant. That concludes part one of our tour. Any questions?