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§*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨ you  find  yourself  in   a  rift   -  a ¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*§
%§*-~¨¨¨¨¨  clearing, narrow but immeasurably long. ¨¨¨¨¨~-*§%
£%§*-~¨¨¨¨ to your  sides are walls made of  trees, ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
#£%§*-~¨¨¨ thick and ready to  swallow you. the sun ¨¨¨~-*§%£#
##£%§*-~¨¨ is  nowhere to  be seen, but  nontheless ¨¨~-*§%£##
###£%§*-~¨ it is very  bright - the air feels light ¨~-*§%£###
##£%§*-~¨¨           blue, almost white.            ¨¨~-*§%£##
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£%§*-~¨¨¨¨ along  the span of the  clearing lay two ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
%§*-~¨¨¨¨¨    parallel silvery lines, dark hard     ¨¨¨¨¨~-*§%
§*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨ metal. somehow  you  can  see  how heavy ¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*§
*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                 they are.                ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*
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*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ they  emit  a  high   pitched   whine... ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*
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#£%§*-~¨¨¨ youre   at   the  train station,   on  a ¨¨¨~-*§%£#
£%§*-~¨¨¨¨ catwalk  above the rails. your  train is ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
%§*-~¨¨¨¨¨ late,  or  you are  late  to  the train. ¨¨¨¨¨~-*§%
§*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨ it's a summer afternoon and  the station ¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*§
*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ is  busy, full  of  relaxed  confidence. ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*
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*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ you're  in high  spirits, although a bit ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*
§*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨ stressed about  the time,  while  moving ¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*§
%§*-~¨¨¨¨¨ up the  stairs  to  your  platform.  the ¨¨¨¨¨~-*§%
£%§*-~¨¨¨¨ station  is   in   several  levels,  all ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
#£%§*-~¨¨¨      placed within eachother by some     ¨¨¨~-*§%£#
##£%§*-~¨¨    intelligent designer, and full of     ¨¨~-*§%£##
###£%§*-~¨      stairs, elevators, shortcuts,       ¨~-*§%£###
##£%§*-~¨¨ bazaars... you sight your  train through ¨¨~-*§%£##
#£%§*-~¨¨¨ some  glass windows.  it's... not  where ¨¨¨~-*§%£#
£%§*-~¨¨¨¨           it's supposed to be?           ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
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£%§*-~¨¨¨¨ you're finally entering the  city. while ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
#£%§*-~¨¨¨ it  is  indeed  a  very high speed train ¨¨¨~-*§%£#
##£%§*-~¨¨ you're traveling  in,  the  journey  has ¨¨~-*§%£##
###£%§*-~¨ been   long.  but  it's  about  to  end! ¨~-*§%£###
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#£%§*-~¨¨¨ society is  growing denser  around  you, ¨¨¨~-*§%£#
£%§*-~¨¨¨¨ through the windows you see  first small ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
%§*-~¨¨¨¨¨ shacks,  built of metal and  stone, then ¨¨¨¨¨~-*§%
§*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨ proper  houses  with mortar to keep them ¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*§
*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ together... who  in  turn  make  way for ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*
-~¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨   the industrial buildings, the urban    ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨~-
*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨¨      maze, protective walls, jungle      ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*
§*-~¨¨¨¨¨¨                network...                ¨¨¨¨¨¨~-*§
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£%§*-~¨¨¨¨ the tracks leave  the  ground,  which is ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
#£%§*-~¨¨¨ needed  for  other   purposes.  you  are ¨¨¨~-*§%£#
##£%§*-~¨¨   carried gently, curving upwards until  ¨¨~-*§%£##
###£%§*-~¨ you're  moving upward along the  wall of ¨~-*§%£###
##£%§*-~¨¨ a  building. it's made of  slabby stone, ¨¨~-*§%£##
#£%§*-~¨¨¨     with great glassless window holes    ¨¨¨~-*§%£#
£%§*-~¨¨¨¨ looking  out  the way  you  came.  it is ¨¨¨¨~-*§%£
%§*-~¨¨¨¨¨            pitch black inside.           ¨¨¨¨¨~-*§%
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