< @Uriel1339 @bossaroo @Vanestus @Valonox @Casavay @BloodySoulStealer > Cornelia, the technologically advanced city-state which covers the whole center of the continent, Alrest. The lit, tall buildings and the sky-streets that spanned the entirety of the central city spread as far as the eye could see, with the aesthetic all the same even to the edge of it, where the poorer of the people lived, just inside the large walls that separated Cornelia from the other kingdoms. Indeed, Cornelia was the neutral line between Zann and Sanctuary, two opposite and opposing kingdoms. It's also where even the majority of people lived given how large and expansive the city was. It was so large that the council had split the area up into districts, each with their own councilor, rules, enforcement, and standing soldiers. There were in total nine districts: Central, north-central, north-west, north-east, etc. The central district is where the council would be found. However, where our story begins is in the South-Central district. As with every district, there is a hyper-tube that runs up, west, and east to the connecting districts. As well, being a central district the majority of buildings being sky-touching, with plenty of residential and commercial areas. The southern part, however, was home to plenty of industrial and warehouse areas. From there, many goods would be made and transported to the nearby districts, though the northern-central district did something quite similar for the northern half of Cornelia. The day started off relatively normal, but it would not end up normal. Halfway through, midday, and the skies would darken from the weaponized airships of the Zann army. There came no warning except for flashes of light before blasts of cannon-fire and elementized rounds flew down, slamming into buildings, sky-roads, anything that was in their path. Within minutes, Cornelia was attempting to rouse it's out gunships, which took to the air as troops took to the streets. It seemed that Zann was attacking with everything they had, and there was another thing that made it worse. Kishin. A special magic found by Zann, it promised great power to those who would accept it into their bodies. However, most would not be able to enjoy their power to the best of their abilities, as the majority of living beings implanted with Kishin are driven mad, turned into killing machines with bodies to match. The monsters, which became known as Kishin-souled, began to spill out from the sewers, buildings, taking to the streets and slaughtering anything that got in their way, be it Cornelian or Zann. With such a surprise attack, it would take time before any of Sanctuary's forces would be able to respond, and attempt to take the fight to Zann. In the meantime, the entirety of Cornelia - if news reports were to be believed - was fighting a desperate fight for survival.