This project is something that has been
stewing around in my brain since I first beat Phantasy Star IV two years
ago. And now I'm very happy to have finally started work on this
I know most fanfics either tend
to chart heroic adventures, or follow the lives of the characters'
either before or after their adventures. It's my goal to do a little of
both, along with covering some aspects of the Phantasy Star timeline most
fanfic writers wouldn't consider working
with. I hope to bridge the technological gap between Phantasy Star II
and IV in a realistic fashion using the characters who are most likely to
be at the forefront of the effort to preserve and adapt what's left of
Mother Brain's technology. As a result this fanfic may occasionally use
some technical terminology, but I try to keep it to a minimum without
leaving any room for plot holes. If anyone finds anything wrong with the
science I'm using, please feel free to let me know. I am a biology
major, so chances are most of the biology as well as the basic chemistry
and physics I use are accurate, but I may be a bit lacking in the
computer department, particularly in networking.
Also I haven't seen
how Kain is portrayed in anyone else's fanfic (at least not yet), but
I've revamped his character so he speaks good Palman now and he sounds
much more intelligent. It could be considered necessary because I needed
a technologically/mechanically inclined character, and he was the
likeliest candidate without resorting to an original character.
Special thanks to Mike Ripplinger for being the encouragement I needed to
get this thing off the ground. He may not remember it, but he's told me
three times over the past eight months that he would like to see
my work; in particular this story. For that I am grateful.
And now I am proud to present my first major Phantasy Star fanfic,
Rune Lai (2/18/97)