Summary:ReDawn

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This page contains a chapter by chapter summary of ReDawn. We hope this summary will make it easier to find specific areas of the book, as well as providing a quick plot refresher for anyone who doesn't want to take the time to reread the entire book.

Chapter 1[edit]

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Alanik stands on the branch of the Stadium Tree, watching a sporting event take place. Six ships are on each team, one team playing for the Unity faction and one team for the Independence. Alanik’s mentor is there, Rinakin, who is the leading member of the Independence party. They discuss ReDawn politics, worried about the growing Unity faction. A hologram message from Nanalis comes on, the Council President of the ReDawn Council. She congratulates the athletes, then goes on to say that their enemies are the ones who seek to divide ReDawn, referring to the Independence faction. She ends the message, saying that hopefully the enemy will be silenced. As Unity begins to catch back up to Independence in the game, Rinakin and Alanik leave on a transport ship. They go to Industry, one of the biggest trees on ReDawn. Quilan, one of the Unity cytonics, speaks in Alanik’s mind, telling her to meet him at the Council Tree.

Chapter 2[edit]

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Alanik decides not to meet with the council on their terms. There are four other cytonics at the Council Tree, and could together form a cytonic inhibitor to prevent Alanik from using her abilities there. She tells Quilan that she will not be meeting with the Council. She contemplates the Superiority’s controlling nature, and worries about Unity’s aggressive actions. Her and Rinakin decide that they need allies to help them resist Unity. Rinakin suggests possibly reaching out to the humans for aid. Rinakin says that the Superioirty suspects that the UrDail are working with the humans, and that they need to turn over the humans that they are harboring.

They approach Spindle, a smaller tree, and are greeted by a government ship and Quilan tells Alanik that he’s come to escort them to the Council Tree. Quilan tells them that there’s no need for things to get aggressive. Alanik searches through the Nowhere, trying to find Detritus. She can’t reach it, discovering that they have a cytonic inhibitor, though she senses Jorgen’s mind. They land and are greeted by Quilan, who strikes Rinakin with a cytonic concussion bolt.

Chapter 3[edit]

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Two security guards grab Rinakin, and bring him into the hold of Quilan’s ship. She tries to hyperjump to Rinakin to rescue him, but finds that she can’t. She realizes that they have a cytonic inhibitor onboard, and sees two Superiority diones. This means that Unity is already cooperating directly with the Superiority. Alanik is still in her ship, and prepares to escape. She overhears a cytonic communication from Council, saying that Unity is going to turn her and Rinakin over to the Superiority. She tries to fire her thrusters, but finds that Quilan has latched on to her ship with a light hook. Quilan tries to hit her with a concussion bolt, but Alanik ducks. She reaches out to the coordinates of the Independence base on Hollow, and hyperjumps there. She sees several Unity pilots, realizing that they have already taken the base. She tries to reach out to the Unity ship she sees, but it has a Superiority inhibitor on it as well.

Alanik reaches out through the nowhere to Jorgen, and he responds. She asks him for the cytonic key to their inhibitor so that she can hyperjump to Detritus. He doesn’t know how to give it to her, and she tells him to think about allowing her to come there. Their minds connect, and Alanik finds the cytonic key. She forms the coordinates in her mind and hyperjumps to Detritus.

Chapter 4[edit]

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Alanik hyperjumps into a hallway on Platform Prime, sensing an unusual amount of cytonic energy. She communicates cytonically with Jorgen, and meets with him and FM in private. They have several taynix with them, and Alanik notices that they are hyperjumping. Alanik tells them that some of her people have allied themselves with the Superioirty, and that she wants to strike up an alliance between the Independance faction and Detritus. Jorgen tells her that he doesn’t have the authority to made that decision, and that she’ll have to talk to their leaders, including Jeshua. Alanik is confused by why the cytonics aren’t more key in the decision making, but agrees to meet with Jeshua and Cobb.

Chapter 5[edit]

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Alanik waits with FM and her taynix as Jorgen goes to talk to Detritus’ leaders. Alanik asks her questions about the taynix, and FM explains more about them. Jorgen radios that they are ready. As Alanik and FM walk to the command room, she thinks about how cramped the buildings there are, as opposed to the taller and larger structures on ReDawn. She meets with multiple humans in the command room, including Jeshua, Cobb, and Cuna. Alanik tells them that she knows that the taynix are hyperdrives, but covers for FM and Jorgen by saying that the UrDail already knew. Jeshua asks what Alanik wants, and she responds that they should work together against their common enemy, the Superiority. Alanik offers to teach their cytonics, and to share UrDail knowledge on the Superiority and other matters. In return, she asks for an alliance between the humans and the Independence faction of ReDawn. She proposes that the humans send a force to an Independence base to help resist against the Unity faction. Cobb likes the idea, but Jeshua says that they are using all of their resources to defend against Superiority forces. Cobb and Jeshua disagree on wether the National Assembly or the DDF should have authority over the decision, but Cuna suggests that Alanik be given quarters where she could wait.

Chapter 6[edit]

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Cuna brings Alanik to her room, then leaves. Jorgen and FM arrive, along with several taynix and a basket of food. Kimmalyn, Arturo, and Rig arrive, and they discuss Alanik’s food and ask if it’s acceptable. Alanik asks about Boomslug, who begins to eat some of Analik’s algae strips. She is shocked when she learns that Boomslug can use mindblades. The others discuss the conflict between the National Assembly and the DDF, and Alanik listens. Alanik warns them that if they strike a deal with the Superiority, then they’ll lose their autonomy and free will.

Cobb arrives, saying that her request for military aid has been denied by the National Assembly but that she may stay on Detritus as a refugee. Cobb reveals that the National Assembly has been negotiating with the Superiority, which is greatly concerning to Jorgen, FM, and Alanik. Cobb tells them that his hands are tied, then tells them that he can’t command Skyward Flight to go and help Alanik on ReDawn. He heavily hints that he can’t officially order them to go, but wants them to anyway. Alanik and the others file out of the room and towards their starships.

Chapter 7[edit]

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As Alanik and Skyward Flight hurry to the hangar, Alanik asks about her ship and finds that it had been dismantled for study. They are stopped by the maintenance crews, but FM and Jorgen tell them that they are on mandatory assignment, as there is debris coming in that will break through the shield. Alanik climbs into a spare fighter, and FM explains the basic controls to her. Skyward Flight flies upward, Alanik managing with difficulty. They use light lances to connect to each other, preparing for a hyperjump. Jeshua radios them, telling them they will be considered deserters if they leave. Jorgen gives Alanik the go-ahead, and she hyperjumps them to ReDawn.

Chapter 8[edit]

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Skyward Flight comes out of the hyperjump just outside of Hollow, the members of Skyward Flight curious and in awe of ReDawn and its enormous trees. As they approach the Superiority transport, Alanik asks Jorgen questions about Spensa. The flight engage numerous Unity fighter pilots, the enemies ejecting when their ships are badly hit. The Superiority transport with the Independance prisoners flies into Hollow, and Alanik and several others chase after it. They want to shoot it down by destroying its boosters, but doing so would endanger the prisoners on board. Nedd hits the ship with his IMP, knocking out its shield, and Arturo and Alanik latch onto the ship with their light-lances. Kimmalyn takes a clear shot, firing her destructors into the cockpit and killing the pilot inside.

Chapter 9[edit]

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Though shocked at the death of the transport’s pilot, Alanik hyperjumps the transport and Arturo to the Independence base. There are Unity soldiers in the hangar, and Arturo clears them out with his destructors. The Independence pilots in the transport get into their fighters, and twenty of Quilan’s fighters arrive. The two forces of pilots engage, and Skyward Flight and Independence do well until a whole new fleet of Unity ships arrive. FM, Alanik, and Jorgen use their abilities and the taynix to teleport away to temporarily retreat from the thick of the battle.

Chapter 10[edit]

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Skyward Flight continues to dogfight against Quilan's ships, occasionally using the taynix to escape light-nets. Because of the overwhelming enemy force, Alanik comes up with the idea to retreat to Wandering Leaf, a floating platform with automatic turrets. They plan to use the taynix to teleport underneath its gun turrets. Kimmalyn finds a hangar inside Wandering Leaf, and Quilan attacks Alanik using mindblades. Alanik tries to hyperjump to Wandering Leaf but Quilan hits her with a concussion bolt. She misses her target, then jumps again. Again, doesn’t make the jump properly and her ships begins to dive towards the surface of the platform, out of her control.

Chapter 11[edit]

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Alanik tries to eject from her ship, but can’t find the eject lever. Jorgen uses his abilities to send her an image of where the lever is, and Alanik successfully ejects. She lands on the platform, then makes her way to the hangar where the rest of Skyward Flight waits. Alanik meets with the Independence pilots, including her brother Gilaf, and explains the situation and the alliance with the humans. Alanik assures the others that Quilan and his men won’t be able to reach them inside Wandering Leaf. Jorgen tunes his radio to a broadcast from Nanalis to the people of ReDawn. Rinakin’s voice comes onto the broadcast, allying himself and Independence with Unity. He ends the broadcast by telling Alanik to turn herself in.

Chapter 12[edit]

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Nedd feels that Rinakin has switched over to the Superiority but Alanik defends Rinakin saying that the Superiority must've got to him somehow. After some discussion, the flight decides to first take a look around Wandering Leaf and recuperate. Gilaf asks Jorgen about the hyperjumping during battle earlier. Alanik quickly covers for Jorgen who stumbles slightly at the question. After the rescued UrDail leave to explore and find a place to rest, the flight continues the discussion on what to do next. After debating Rinakin's loyalty, they decide that they'll eventually have to rescue Rinakin. They first inspect the prison ship they took down, finding an inhibitor slug. The flight then leaves Alanik alone for a while. Arturo comes to have a chat with Alanik, telling her that the humans will not play nice if Alanik and the UrDail betray them.

Chapter 13[edit]

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Alanik chats with Jorgen using cytonics, asking about Spensa. Alanik met the others in the platform’s control room, though none of them have the expertise to understand the platform’s functions. Skyward Flight explains more about the taynix, and they discuss whether Alanik and FM should go fetch Rig discreetly so that he can help them. When FM is embarrassed about her and Rig dating, Alanik is confused about why humans are so hesitant to talk about their relationships. Arturo also reveals that his girlfriend, Bryn, broke up with him. FM redirects the conversation back to whether they should get get Rig. They eventually decide to retrieve Rig. FM asks Gill to take her and Alanik to Drape.

Chapter 14[edit]

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Alanik and FM appear in front of Rig, making him scream. He manages to calm down and casually informs them that there is a warrant out for the arrest of Skyward flight. Alanik asks Rig if he's willing to come to ReDawn to help them with Wandering Leaf to which Rig agrees. They learned that the Superiority has met with the leaders of Detritus and demands that they hand over their taynix as well as their cytonics for "training" by Superiority cytonics. They also notice that Cobb is starting to act suspiciously.

Chapter 15[edit]

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Alanik, FM, and Rig return back to Wandering Leaf with the taynix, concerned about Cobb’s odd behavior. Jorgen is angry at FM for stealing the taynix and robbing the DDF pilots of a valuable resource. FM adamantly defends the slugs and her own actions. The rest of Skyward Flight had found several taynix boxes, including for the weapons system and navigation. They activated the platform’s cytonic inhibitor with the new green and blue taynix, and eventually found the cytonic key for it. Afterward, Rig went to go work on the platform’s shield and to repair Alanik’s ship.

Chapter 16[edit]

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Arturo approaches Alanik again, asking why she fights the Superiority. She answers and asks him the same. The next day, Alanik helps Jorgen practice his cytonic abilities, helping him reach out and listen further.

Chapter 17[edit]

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Alanik listens in on Quilan’s communications, knowing that he’s trying to stall the Superiority while he tries to capture her. Rig activates the shield system and finishes repairing Alanik’s ship, and Jorgen decides to try to use the platform’s taynix-powered weapons system. They place Boomslug in the box, Jorgen concentrating on a direction, and prompting Boomslug to activate his abilities. A massive mindblade shoots out of the platform, tearing through the miasma and amplified somehow. They discuss how to rescue Rinakin, the humans suggesting more aggressive plans than Alanik is comfortable with. In the end, they decide to move Wandering Leaf outside Tower tree, and allow Alanik and Arturo to go in stealthily to rescue Rinakin.

Chapter 18[edit]

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Rig, Jorgen, and Alanik gather in the control room to hyperjump, Skyward Flight and the Independence pilots ready in the hangar. They use the taynix to hyperjump outside Tower, one of the biggest UrDail trees. The pilots get into the air, members of Skyward Flight using taynix to teleport everyone outside the range of the platform’s turrets. Quilan and the other cytonics arrive, leaving the Council tree open and no longer inhibited. Alanik gives Naga the coordinates, and both her and Arturo hyperjump to a position just outside the Council tree.

Chapter 19[edit]

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Alanik and Arturo emerge outside the Council tree, and talk as they fly towards it. Alanik asks Arturo about his callsign, and decides she wants a callsign. She decides on Angel. They use Naga to hyperjump to Rinakin’s old residence, where Rinakin receives tea. Alanik rushes in, trying to convince Rinakin to leave with her. Rinakin acts strangely, and activates a cytonic inhibitor. Alanik realizes that the person is not Rinakin.

Chapter 20[edit]

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The fake Rinakin remains calm, and Arturo enters the room. Arturo attacks the fake Rinakin, punching him in the knee and elbowing him in the gut. The fake Rinakin surrenders, and Alanik turns the inhibitor off. She uses his bracelet to turn off the hologram, revealing that the fake Rinakin is actually a dione. The dione tells her that Rinakin has already been taken away. Naga teleports them back to their ships, and Arturo figures out that the Superiority must’ve stolen the hologram technology from M-Bot. Several Unity pilots attack Alanik and Arturo, and they work together to take down their opponents. In the course of the battle Alanik shoots down a pilot who doesn’t eject. The realization that she has killed someone for the first time shocks her. They follow behind the ship they know holds Rinakin, gaining on the ship. Alanik attaches herself to the ship with her light hook and hyperjumps them back to Wandering Leaf.

Chapter 21[edit]

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After landing on the deck of Wandering Leaf, several diones attack Alanik with pistols. Alanik uses Chubs to hyperjump them away to Spindle, a tree far away. Alanik rescues Rinakin, and briefly catches him up on events. Alanik talks with Arturo about the pilot she killed, and he comforts her. Skyward Flight and the Indepdence pilots could leave, but the Independence pilots would have to get back inside Wandering Leaf to teleport away, and they were distracting the enemy cytonics from creating a cytonic inhibitor.

Alanik and Arturo join the battle, and Quilan demands that she surrender. Alanik hears him telling the Superiority that they have the humans and to come and get them. The Unity cytonics get the inhibitor up, and a Superiority battleship appears, weapons aimed at Tower. Jorgen and Rinakin start a broadcast to the people of ReDawn, telling them of Unity’s deception. Alanik chases Quilan and kills him with her destructors. Another cytonic is shot down, getting rid of the inhibitor. Rig teleports the platform close to the battleship, letting the autoturrets destroy it. A varvax cytonic hyperjumps onto Wandering Leaf and Alanik follows. It hurries towards the command room and Rig, but at Rig’s cry for help Boomslug attacked the varvax, causing it to flee.

Chapter 22[edit]

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With their cytonics shot down and Quilan dead, the Unity pilots retreat as Rinakin continues to broadcast to the UrDail people. Arturo and Alanik talk after the battle about her killing Quilan. Cobb calls them, and Jorgen gives him an update. He tells them to return to Detritus and to bring some of the UrDail officials with them. Jorgen thinks Cobb is acting strangely, and they realize that its an imposter posing as Cobb. They end the call, and decide they need to contact Jeshua. Alanik calls through the nowhere to Gran Gran, who is being handed over to the Superiority, and is on a Superiority ship. Alanik warns her of the trap, but Gran-Gran doesn’t think they’ll listen to her.

Alanik senses a box of taynix on the ship, and reaches out to the commslug there, activating it. Jorgen speaks to his parents, who don’t believe him that its a trap. They end the communication and hyperjump Wandering Leaf to a point outside Detritus.

Chapter 23[edit]

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Alanik and Jorgen hyperjump to Detritus’ command center and grab the fake Cobb, then teleport to Snide, a slug who is on the Superioirty ship where Gran-Gran, Jeshua, and the other politicians are. Gran-Gran gets taken to a holding cell where Cobb and Cuna are, communicating cytonically with Alanik. Jorgen chases off after his parents to show them the fake Cobb and convince them that its a trap, and Alanik realizes that the Superiority operatives are evacuating the ship. She goes to the center of the ship and finds a boomslug-operated bomb thats rigged to blow up the ship. Alanik fetches Rig, who doesn’t know how to disarm the bomb and says it’ll explode if tampered with. Jorgen reports cytonically that Jeshua and Algernon, along with other human politicians, are in a locked room that’s cytonically inhibited.

Alanik finds the holding cells where Gran-Gran, Cobb, and Cuna are held, but the area is cytonically inhibited. Alanik finds the inhibitor slug and pulls it out, deactivating the inhibitor in the room. At Alanik’s order, Gran-Gran hyperjumps herself and Cobb away and off the ship. Alanik uses Snide to deposit Cuna at Wandering Leaf, then runs to find Jorgen. Jorgen’s parents, along with many members of the National Assembly, are trapped inside a large room with all the doors locked and impossible to break down. Jorgen and Alanik can see the politicians through a reinforced pane of glass. A member of the Superiority comes over the loudspeaker and announces their imminent deaths. Alanik and Jorgen try to find the inhibitor slug, but can’t find it. Jeshua manages to make herself heard to Jorgen through the glass, telling him to go and do better than she and her colleagues did. Out of time and realizing that they won’t be able to save the politicians, Alanik pulls herself and Jorgen back to Wandering Leaf.

Epilogue[edit]

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Alanik and Jorgen travel briefly through the nowhere, and Alanik can feel his pain, anger, and resentment. They emerge in the hangar of Wandering Leaf, watching the Superiority ship explode, killing Jorgen’s parents along with many members of the National Assembly. Alanik searches for Gran-Gran’s mind, but can’t find her. She tells the others that Gran-Gran and Cobb made it out, but she doesn’t know where they are. Jorgen tells the others that they’re heading down to Platform Prime, and that there’s some things they need to take care of.

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