How did I end up on this rock? Was my first impression of Rubi-Ka. Barren landscape of Newland Desert to forever overcast and raining coastal areas. How in this day and age can someone not correctly set weather regulators?
I was supposed to be on a pleasure trip to New Valencia a peaceful and tranquil vacation planet where I could meditate and relax. Still to this day has any explanation of why the shuttle detoured to this hell hole and further still what caused it to crash land!
After medical treatment reconstituted my body to this Nano breed, I have been forever marooned and linked to this planet. I have no choice to remain as I am now permanently infused with these invasive nanobots. I hate this place, the sights are offensive and the smells are worse.
My first sentient contact was a second hand peddler who had obviously bartered half of her brain cells away. She was noy much on conversation and no help. The only positive aspect it would seem is also a curse of having an immortal life as I can not trully die. This I found out through a nasty encounter with some mutant creature called a roller rat. Seeing my previous body being eaten was quite an experience as the rage inside me gathered into a focused ball of anger and struck out and killed the screaming little ball of hate. I gathered my usable equipment from my own corpse and fueled by rage destroyed ever creature I could see until I was exhausted.
As the hours turned to days I began to accept this fate that had befallen me. Instead of sinking into a depression I used that anger to fuel me. The more creatures I unleashed my anger upon the stronger I became. My control over the nanobots became more absolute. I learned new ways to harness these nanobots to ultimately not only harm but also to heal and at times confuse weak minded beings.
As my strength grew so to did my wealth and influence. Around this time did I learn of the rebellion against the ruling corporation on this rock. Warfare has never been something that has interested me in the slightest. My pursuits being purely spiritual and metaphysical in nature.
Over time I would gain followers and disciples. Our goal was to collect new arrivals to this world and lessen the culture shock of first time travelers to this nightmare planet. With numbers our influence grew to a very profitable escort service to the distant corners of terraformed soil. We studied the inhabitants from tribal rhino men to territorial spiders and the various mutant races. Learning safe passes and shortcuts in every inhabitable zone.
With the opening of the shadowlands I finally felt as if a fog had been lifted from my minds eye. On rubi ka I had always felt as if my breathing was labored and forced. The notum rich shadowlands I finally felt fully alive. My studies took turns I had never imagined or dreamed in this new exciting climate. Some of my fondest memories have been spent in the Adonis ruins immersed in metawater. This is the path I had always been destined for and true spiritual enlightenment I finally achieved.
My mind, body, and spirit have been opened to new ideas and actions and although I can never truly die, I am only now truly alive.