Shards of Ice is a Science Fiction piece about the head of the King’s Bodyguards and a Vigilante, and how they both have secrets that they can’t share.
Escape Hatches were built into the Crown City of Althu in case of an external threat. When the Planetary nation of Eldora was first discovered, there was a lot of conflict between various competing planetary governments who wanted to claim the Ice Planet for themselves. However because of the eternal winter, most abandoned the planet, chosing instead to venture further afield to find more interesting and warmer planets to invade.
In the 1st Cycle, the planet was invaded no less than three times, and each time, the invading planet would stay long enough to realise they didn’t like the cold and would go back to their own planets.
It wasn’t until the 5th Cycle that people began to build underground cities, then the formation of above ground cities. The Above Ground City of Althu was the last major city to be built, and being the seat of the governing body, the architects built into the building several safe escape routes for the government personnel to escape through. It wasn’t until the late 5th Cycle that a reigning monarchy took charge of the planet and they resided in the City of Althu, changing its name to the Crown City of Althu.
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