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|“||Suspicious Mechanoid activity has been detected on the deserted Archipelago. Several of their ships crashed their some time ago. Why did they decide to come back for them?||„|
The Saiban Archipelago is an architectural complex of ancient Aelites, the center of a gravitational anomaly, which appeared a few centuries ago.
Intelligence has recently intercepted a signal coming from the very center of the Saiban Archipelago. That is very strange indeed, for the signal seemed to be sent by one of the Mechanoid modules. It was very alarming, since everyone knows that: Saiban had been empty for years, and even adventurers wanting to look at the old ruins prefer to stay away from these parts.
A scout was sent to the archipelago to find the source of the signal and summon an operations group from Aelinar if need be, but as soon as the scout landed, all contact with him was lost. Whatever is happening on the Saiban Archipelago, we must check it out, and if there is a threat, it must be eliminated.
Levitating platforms of Saiban are floating over Western Inkara. The Diaphran Archipelago is not far from them in the sea. Another flying object of the Aelite origin, the temple complex of Isola is to the South.
|Mechanoid Unit Coordinator, Special Secutor Talisman||Mechanoid|
|Mechanoid Unit Interceptor, Heavy Secutor Prism||Mechanoid|
|Mechanoid Unit Gunner, Heavy Secutor Thunder||Mechanoid|
Like all other such platforms, the history of Saiban is enveloped in a veil of mystery. It is difficult to say what these structures, so similar to palaces, actually were. And it is just as difficult to determine what is affecting gravity in this region. So far we have only had unconfirmed theories based on legends and hearsay.
We can only speak with certainty about the events that took place after Aeli disappeared, when Aelion was shaken by bloody wars against armies of alien invaders. During one of these wars, when the people of Aelion fought a horde of Mechanoids, there was a great battle above the archipelago. The Mechanoids were defeated that day, part of their fleet crashed on the floating platforms of the ancient complex. People landed on the archipelago and for several days they finished off the surviving enemies, not wanting to let even one enemy escape. When it had all ended, the protectors of Aelion flew away, leaving behind piles of demolished Mechanoids and their now worthless modules.
Although this battle damaged the ruins significantly they continued to silently float in the air. Many years have passed, and now the great chronicler Asterius has decided to study the Aelite ruins. But before he could reach Saiban, the area has attracted the interest of Aelion’s military forces.