Hundred Moon Clan Crisis
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The Hundred Moon Clan Crisis was an event that took place in the MIM-4185113 system.
SomniLabs, looking to get the most out of both Savien's and Riley's powers, decided to make them undergo combat training. Savien had only taken a few karate classes in middle school, while Riley had no physical training whatsoever, but SomniLabs became extremely persistent and continued to show them how to use some of the latest gadgets. This was to prepare them for joining Mystic Squad, one of numerous elite teams consisting of individuals with remarkable natural abilities. Noah Salsbury was one of these other members, who has the ability to move very quickly through space-time due to being locked in a state called middle dreamwalking where the body and soul are fused.
Afterwards, it was discovered that the only way Galvon could be freed from being encased in stone would be for Brynia to cast her Gaze of Agony on him again. All other methods could risk killing him. That was when the two realized that they needed to kidnap Brynia and take her into custody of SomniLabs.
Search for Brynia
The Hundred Moon Clan proved to be elusive, and SomniLabs spent several weeks tracking them and Brynia. They sent a search party to locate her and end up finding her on Albacin III’s moon Moto engaged in criminal activity alongside Harold North. Codenamed Master Rush, Harold was a middle dreamwalker like Noah with super speed. Unfortunately, they could not get close enough without being jinxed, and they needed to call Mystic Squad.
Noah had to distract Master Rush, taking the fight elsewhere. Unfortunately, there was collateral damage. Master Rush detonated a dreamwalking bomb that would forcibly give people the CHS condition while also putting them into a middle dreamwalking state - potentially to build the number Hundred Moon Clan followers.
However, Noah was able to distract Master Rush long enough so that the operation to capture Brynia could happen. By teleporting from behind to ambush her, Savien could capture Brynia while Riley would keep her frozen with her animation spell. The technique succeeded, but SomniLabs had gotten the full attention of the Hundred Moon Clan. Though they were able to free Galvon from the stone encasement, the clan had become a lot more active, and their leader Graham the Magnificent finally decided to show his face.
Attack on Vanda
In an attempt to capture the Albacin III, the Hundred Moon Clan begun conquering Albacin III's city-states one by one through terrorism and coercion. Their cause: to show that those gifted with special powers had no need to be tools. They rejected the law that stated that everyone who developed special abilities related to dreamwalking needed to be registered. This act was put in place to keep order in society, but a few considered it too intrusive - the Hundred Moon Clan being one of them.
Sapphire Marsh, Savien's hometown, was attacked directly and Savien's mother was critically injured. The Clan had also taken over Drosmer High School, forcing the teachers spread their propaganda. Over the course of the next month, their indoctrination tactics begun to take hold, and much of the population begun to get swayed to their side. Effectively, this was a recruitment tactic to get gifted individuals to join their cause. Master Rush’s efforts on Moto proved to line up.
One of the Hundred Moon Clan’s most dangerous assets was Blank Slate, a human weapon that mimicked and absorbed another’s powers to grow stronger, thus increasing the Clan's powers as well. Blank Slate would acquire a variety of abilities from different gifted individuals that joined them.
Recapturing Albacin III
Mystic Squad returned to Albacin III and tries to recapture Vanda and the other city-states, but they failed since they were outnumbered. Their last option was to release Brynia and force her into using her jinxing to ward off the newly formed superpowered army. The only way SomniLabs could actually get her to do it was to bribe her. Riley objected to that method, but for the time it worked as Brynia finally agreed to help.
With Brynia's help, Graham is cornered, and he surrenders. However, it is revealed that Graham was actually Durana's pawn, and that all of the newly crafted superhumans were under the influence of mind control. Graham was killed off, while Durana proceeded to lay waste to the entire planet. Durana reveals his motive to destroy all life so that they could become part of Salvation - essentially continuing the Avatar Theocracy's mission from thousands of years ago. With Graham dead, Durana was now in charge, and he had become a god. All of the powers that Blank Slate had been absorbing from the superhumans was also being transferred over to Durana - a secret trick that Durana oversaw without the rest of the Clan's knowledge. And at that same time, Savien also learned that the Avatar cells that saved him at birth came from Durana, not Roh. Thus, Durana was Savien's real father.
For now, the squad retreated while Brynia had a sudden realization as to what she got herself into. She had a change of heart, and she now officially switched sides without the need of bribery.
Durana had become nigh-unstoppable. The only reason why he had chosen not to destroy Mystic Squad was that he did not want to harm his nephew. To buy more time, SomniLabs contacted Savien's father Roh and Galvon's father Ashley Raminti in order to find a way to temporarily block Salvation to stop Durana until they could assemble their forces. The Avatar Theocracy refused to take sides as the physical world wasn't their concern, but Roh ignored this declaration and continued to help his son.
It was discovered that in order to block Salvation, Noah would need to sacrifice himself by splitting himself across the dimensional barrier. Also, every Avatar in the physical world would be banished back to Salvation and Savien would lose his powers until Salvation was reopened again. They do it anyway, halting Durana's invasion for the time being while paying a heavy price.
Preparing to Re-enter Salvation
With the help of Roh, the members of Mystic Squad received augments that allowed them to project themselves within Salvation to get around the blockade that they set up. This would mean that Savien would get his powers back, but it would be only a matter of time before Durana would be able to escape back out.
The squad finally met head on with Durana while receiving backup from SomniLabs army. However, ultimately, the group would have to face him alone. Durana was drowned in his own insanity, having destroyed his emotions. However, he still had a sliver of regret left, and Brynia used a spell to exploit it. As a result, Durana had a few moments to talk to Savien requesting that he be terminated in order to redeem himself. After a long, climactic battle, the squad defeated Durana. Savien dealt the final blow by plunging Durana's own Null Sword into his chest. As Durana was fading from existence, he felt at peace, thanking Savien for putting an end to him.
At the last moment, just as Durana vanished, a mysterious entity known as Reaper appeared, congratulating Savien and the team on bringing balance to the universe. However, just as he left, Reaper took the Null Sword for himself claiming that he will be able to put it to better use than any human, because one day his descendants will walk among gods. Departure of the Avatars
With Durana defeated, the Avatar Theocracy promised reparations to Albacin III owning some responsibility, but because Noah closed the path for Avatars to project themselves, it was impractical to stay in the physical world any longer. All Avatars would have to depart back to Salvation. Thus, Savien was given the option of either becoming a full Avatar or a human. To either be with his mother or with Roh. Wanting to experience human sensations and be with his friends, Savien chose to become a human forfeiting his powers. Saying goodbye to his father, Savien settled to live a normal life with Riley whom he had developed feelings for.