Miles “Tails” Prower, a former SOLDIER-turned mercenary for hire, has just landed his first gig: Destroying one of the reactors and RINGTEK processing plants that power the gargantuan city of Megapolis, headed by Kintobor Incorporated.
But when he’s asked to to be a bodyguard for a mysterious flower girl during a chance encounter, Tails finds himself on a collision course with a deadly foe from his past… A past that he’s not all too sure about…
What begins as a rebellion against an evil corporation becomes something more. And what erupts goes beyond imagination.
Welcome to the main hub for the MOBIUS VII fanfiction. Here, you’ll find links to each chapter, as well as Character Bios for each significant player in the story and a World Archive explaining many of the mysterious and arcane workings of the technologically advanced world of Mobius.
From time to time, these aforementioned sections will be updated with new information that our heroes (and villains) uncover during the course of the tale.
The first three chapters are available to read as of June 26, 2020 New chapters will be released every Friday beginning July 17th.
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The cover art above was completed at my request by Tracey Yardley, known for his work on the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series (Archie). You can find out more about him here.
Several characters used in this story are from the Archie Sonic series and thus I do not claim ownership. They belong to Ken Penders.
Book I: Escape From The City
Chapter 5: Prelude
Chapter 6: Bombing Mission
Chapter 7: Escape
Miles “Tails” Prower
***This section is under construction***
Chapter 1: The Price of Freedom
*Excerpts from “The Untold Story of Kintobor Incorporated” by Kirby, a historian.*
The city of Megapolis is considered a marvel of architecture and engineering. What originally started as a small kingdom surrounded by eight villages became a metropolis that is the home of over two million Humans and a million and a half Mobians.
The size of the upper city is roughly 28 kilometers (~17.5 miles) in diameter and is raised 100 meters (~328 feet) above the ground. The thickness of the Plate, which houses the upper city is roughly 25 meters (82 feet). Each of the eight sections of the upper city are supported by one massive concrete and steel pillar with several thousand smaller pillars positioned around for stability.
Each of the city’s eight segments are anchored to an enormous central structure that is approximately 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) wide in diameter. The central structure itself is buried almost a kilometer (0.62 miles) below the ground.
The Kintobor Building is situated at the centre of Megapolis and serves as the global headquarters for Kintobor Incorporated. The egg-shaped building spans 70 stories and is approximately 530 meters (1,738 feet) tall at its highest point. Combined with it sitting on the 100 meter high central support column, the Kintobor Building reaches a total height of 630 meters (2,066 feet), making it the tallest, man-made structure on Mobius.
Residents of the upper plate have a generally high standard of living. Even those at the lowest income percentiles can afford the luxuries and amenities available to them. However, a major barrier to living topside is the high cost of entry. Despite the supply being readily available, real estate costs are prohibitively expensive. Unless they have exorbitant amounts of mobium to spare, most residents start out in slums beneath the city.
The lower city is made up of the small villages and towns that existed prior to Megapolis’ construction. Upkeep of the lower city is dismal at best, with many dwellings being unfit for occupation. Funding to repair these buildings is scant, with most of the budget focused on maintaining basic utilities. It’s been said that the Department of Urban Housing and Development had its budget continually cut in favour of technological advancement, but this author has no concrete evidence suggesting otherwise.
Along with taxes, there are several additional fees levied against the Mobian population, given their supposed involvement in the Great War two decades ago. Kintobor argues that these fees do not exist, however evidence has been documented many times without any resolution from the current bureaucracy. It is likely due to the President’s prejudiced views about Mobians versus Humans, but the reasoning behind that view has not been disclosed. I propose several theories in a later chapter.
Facilitating the rapid development of the city was the discovery and use of Energen (see Chapter 5: Energen and the Rise to Power).
Chapter 4: The Leader of TORNADO
Energen is a wispy, liquid natural resource that sits deep within Mobius’s crust. Once processed, Energen has a power output ten times greater than other fossil fuels. Processing and refinement is done using an Energen Reactor. Once refined, Energen is then used as fuel to produce electricity for homes, businesses and the vast industrial complexes within the city.
The term “Energen” was to be a placeholder until Marketing could come up with another name. Over time, the name ended up sticking around until it was adopted as the primary descriptor of the energy source.
***This section is under construction***