|This article is written from the Real World point of view.|
This story was to have been a four part story, set in Arkham, New England. David A McIntee describes is as "The basic idea was these bodysnatchers, aliens who could only inhabit the dead. The villains in his human corpse had got this fossilised remain of some sort of Silurian god and were planning to clone it. Towards the end the villain was to get more and more decrepit in each episode, until there was just a skeleton at the end. ...It was meant to be an Evil Dead-type of thing, but I would have toned it down for Doctor Who.". 
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Cover by Cliff Nielsen
|Series:||Deep Space Nine|
|Published:||Paperback - May 2001|
|Pages:||Book 1 - 284
Book 2 - 234
|ISBN:||Book 1: ISBN 074340050X
Book 2: ISBN 0743400518
|Omnibus:||Twist of Faith|
On Bajor in the archaeological digs of B'hala, Jake Sisko is approached by a Bajoran, prylar Istani Reyla, who gives him an ancient Bajoran prophecy she believes refers to him. He quickly goes about translating the text and finds himself agreeing, noting similarities in the text to his own life.
On Deep Space 9 Kira Nerys is awakened to the news two people have been found dead on the station, one an old friend of hers, Isanti Reyla. Meanwhile in the Infirmary Kasidy Yates receives her latest medical checks from Doctor Julian Bashir, her maturing baby still in good health. In Quark's Ro Laren, the station's new chief of security, persuades Quark to give her a data rod Isanti left in his care.
In Ops the station's new Andorian science officer, Shar, continues to work hard helping piece the station back together as part of a major refit. On the USS Aldebaran, assigned to protect DS9 and the Defiant while they undergo the refits, the minimal crew on duty spring to action as the wormhole opens and three Jem'Hadar vessels come through.
The Defiant is launched and just manages to destroy one of the Jem’Hadar ships, but moments later a barrage on the ship kills the new Commander Tiris Jast.
Dax takes command, drawing on her hosts’ past experience to pull her through. In Ops the crew watch as the Defiant takes out a second Jem’Hadar vessel. Meanwhile in Quark’s Ro Laren is thrown down the stairs when the station is violently shaken. Juggling his options Quark opts to play the hero and help her, hopeful of attracting her affections, and security bias.
In Ops as the final Jem’Hadar ship bombards the station Kira looks on in horror as another vessel emerges from the wormhole. But this vessel is already damaged and heads for the attacker, drawing it away. On the Defiant Nog and Dax make their way to warhead control and use the ships last resort weapon, the warhead module. The new Jem’Hadar’s distraction works well enough and the Defiant weapon strikes destroying the Dominion ships.
On Bajor a secret meeting of seven senior Vedeks convenes; the group decide to send Vedek Yevir Linjarin to Deep Space 9 to follow up on Istani Rylar.
On DS9 Dr Bashir looks over his final three critical patients in the ICU ward. Elsewhere in the Infirmary Ro wakes up to find Shar, with a bunch of flowers from Quark, by her side. In one of DS9’s cargo bays Kira Nerys looks over the numerous dead until she is called back to her office to communications with Admiral William Ross.
Meanwhile, on the USS Enterprise-E, in the Badlands, centenarian Commander Elias Vaughn confides in Jean-Luc Picard the he is considering retirement. The two finish their discussion just as the Enterprise discovers a Cardassian freighter. Vaughn leads an away team to investigate.
On the freight, Kamal, the team experience flashbacks. Vaughn finds an open Bajoran orb, and closes it, stopping the flashbacks. Back on the Enterprise Vaughn talks to Picard again, the orb experience had a profound effect on him, he isn’t going to retire, but he will be changing his life, even if it means leaving Starfleet. The Enterprise heads to DS9 to return the orb to the Bajorans.
In Ezri’s quarters Bashir and Dax have an argument as Ezri displays a flash of Jadzia’s personality as the two make love; Bashir leaves Dax infuriated as he departs for his own quarters.
Later in Quark’s, Nog and Shar join Dr Bashir for lunch but their conversation is abruptly interrupted when Shar throws a pitcher at something his antennae detected. The pitcher hits an invisible something which shimmers into existence, a Jem’Hadar! The Dominion warrior introduces himself as Kitana'klan, sent by Odo.
Later in the brig the Jem’Hadar tells his story to Kira Nerys: Odo sent him to learn the ways of the Alpha Quadrant races. Kira is suspicious but finds herself wanting to believe his story. Meanwhile whilst walking in the habit ring Ro manages to crack the code Istani left on the data rod she had got from Quark and finds a book of ancient Bajoran text; she decides to have Shar translate it before reporting her findings to Kira.
Yevir and Jake both arrive on the station. Meanwhile Shar finishes the translation; the book is of prophecies, incredibly accurate ones. Later at a welcome home party Jake approaches Quark about buying a shuttle so that he might fulfil the prophecy he was given, to find his father in the wormhole.
Jake departs on his shuttle soon after. Meanwhile Ro finishes reading the translation and urgently reports to Kira, one of the later prophecies seems to indicate the birth of Kasidy’s child will require ten thousand people to die.
On the USS Cerberus Admiral Ross orders the fleet into action, they are on their way, to DS9, and then, the Gamma Quadrant.
Beside the Great Link Odo ponders his current life with his fellow changelings until he is interrupted by the Great Link’s frequent messenger to him, Laas. The Link is in turmoil, and fears the Federation will strike at the Dominion soon in retribution for the war.
On DS9 Kira rereads the prophecies and ponders the circumstances that led Istani to hide them on the station; she decides to sleep on it. On his shuttle, the Venture, Jake plots a course back toward the wormhole after departing on a course to Earth to cover his tracks.
Meanwhile in the holosuite Nog talks to Vic about his concerns about having a Jem’Hadar in the station. While elsewhere Ezri engages said Jem’Hadar in a sparring session to try and gain his respect and get him to open up to her and reveal his motives.
In ops the crew observe as Jake’s shuttle enters the wormhole, but quickly dismiss the activity, putting it down to the wreckage of the Aldebaran. In the security office Kira informs Ro of her conclusions; the prophecies should be dealt with by the Chamber of Ministers. Ro has other idea though and takes the book back, claiming it as evidence in her investigation.
Later Kira visits Kasidy to tell her about one of the prophecies, one of which would seem to indicate ten thousands people will have to die before her baby is born. On the Enterprise Vaughn takes an opportunity to relax on the holodeck. Back on DS9 Ezri asks Julian to give her a little more space to explore her relationship with her former hosts as she begins to better understand the possibilities of being joined
At Quark’s Nog and Shar enjoy some time together, sampling each others' cultures, thought more often Nog’s as Shar avoids talking about his own people. Their friendly banter is interrupted by Quark and then a communication to Shar from his zhavey which he leaves to answer – as ever they exchange polite pleasantries before she begins to pressure him to carry out his duties to the family. After terminating the call he kicks the monitor and smashes it in fury.
In Kira’s office Kira tells Yevir about the prophecies, which he reveals is the purpose of his trip to the station, they are joined by Ro and Kasidy and Yevir goes on to admit the Vedek Assembly sanctioned the murder of Istani.
Later, just as she finishes off a period of mediation, Shar hails Kira to inform her the Enterprise has just dropped out of warp and requested docking and some repairs following their experiences in the Badlands. She head up to the docking port to meet Captain Picard. At the airlock she meets Picard, Vaughn and Riker and brings them up to speed on recent events.
Elsewhere Ezri is called by Kira to talk with Vaughn about the Jem’Hadar, and passes Bashir on the way to give Kitana’klan his latest dose of white. Vaughn tells Ezri about some (unofficial) Starfleet research which indicates Jem’Hadar may become less dependent on ketracel white with age. Which strikes Ezri as odd given Odo apparently selected Kitana’klan, yet he is a young Jem’Hadar. After the discussion Ezri takes Vaughn to find some guest quarters while Kira and Picard visit a Bajoran shrine where Picard has the orb beamed in, to Kira’s delight.
Meanwhile in the cargo bay, just as Bashir begins to deliver Kitana’klan a new cartridge of white the Jem’Hadar springs into action, he throws the doctor across the room and makes his escape, leaving Bashir to lose consciousness as he feels his blood pool around him.
In Ro’s office Kira is called in to mediate an argument. Vedek Yevir is furious because someone uploaded the Ohalu prophecies onto the Bajoran comnet, and he suspects Ro. Kasidy is also present and irritable at the prophecies getting out, with quite enough stressing her. After a brief argument Kira admits it was her that uploaded the book. Both Yevir and Kasidy react badly, while Ro is simply stunned. The argument is brought to a conclusion when Vaughn hails, having found the victims of Kitana’klan’s escape.
While Ezri goes with Bashir to the infirmary Vaughn, soon joined by Kira and a contingent of guards, sets about tracking the Jem’Hadar, using the trail of gravitons from its shroud to trace it. Meanwhile on the Enterprise the crew spring to action, ready to help in a potential evacuation of the station, and Dr Crusher and Counselor Troi proceed to the infirmary to help cover for the downed doctor Bashir.
In ops Shar assists Kira and Vaughn’s team, and Kitana’klan’s plan soon becomes clear; he intends to destroy the station by sabotaging the fusion reactors. As they track the Jem’Hadar Kira issues to order to evacuate the station, and doing the maths in her head shocking realises the compliments of the Enterprise and IKS Tcha'voth along with the stations population total almost exactly 10,000. Is the prophecy about to be fulfilled?
The team beam into the lower core to stop Kitana’klan; he quickly dispatches one of the security guards and severely injures Kira, but is then killed himself, by another Jem’Hadar! But the team were too late; Kitana’klan was able to initiate an overload and in mere minutes the station will be destroyed. A confused and incoherent Kira regains some consciousness and directs Vaughn to take them to the top of the fusion core where she can authorise its ejection. With the help of the new Jem’Hadar, named Taran’atar, Vaughn gets Kira to the control station and the core is ejected, pushing the station out of its position as it explodes just far enough away.
A short time later, Kira is sufficiently recovered from her injuries to attend a meeting with the leaders of the allied fleet, now stationed just off of Deep Space 9. There Taran’atar explains his presence on the station – as Kitana’klan had claimed, he was sent by Odo as an envoy, and he had been hunting down the rest of Kitana’klan’s men to stop them destroying the station. As proof he gives Kira a chip with a recording from Odo confirming the story.
Happy with Taran’atar’s story, the allied fleet cancels its planned incursion into the Gamma Quadrant. Later, Vaughn contacts his superior officers and announces his plan to fill DS9’s vacant first officer post. The reaction is not positive but they are forced to agree when he threatens his retirement as the alternative option.
In her office Ro Laren is greeted by Quark, who offers her a cup of Darjeeling tea and asks if she might join him for dinner. She agrees on the condition that it is as friends. A moment later Jean-Luc Picard pays her a visit, hoping to settle her guilt for betraying him to join the Maquis years previously. Picard then makes his way to the Enterprise and bids Elias Vaughn a fond farewell before departing the station, content with the recent turn of events.
A short time later Vaughn goes to find Kira to ask for the post he had got his permission to take and discusses with her his orb experience. Later, Kira, inspired by the discussion, and wanting to clear the her mind, decides to use the orb for an experience of her own.
A short time later Kira, driven by the experience, takes Kasidy, Ro and Yevir on the USS Euphrates to B’hala; there she follows her instincts to where Istani had found Ohalu's prophecies and begins to dig into the wall. There she cuts through into a massive chamber, filled with ten thousand bodies. The ten thousands Ohalu foretold that would usher in the birth of Kasidy’s child.
Later on the station Kira hosts a small function with the station senior staff to welcome Vaughn and Taran’atar to the station. Kira is happy, her job, her faith, her own being are all well. However Kira’s good mood is not to last. Returning to her officer she receives word Yevir has found his revenge, he has had her attained, ejected from the Bajoran faith.
Meanwhile, on the Venture, after three days in the wormhole nothing has happened, Jake begins to think he’s on a fool's errand and prepares to go home. At that moment a mass of light and energy lights up the path ahead of him and he is pulled deeper into the wormhole. The Venture is buffeted about and Jake looses consciousness, the last thing he sees is his fathers face…
"I've read in popular Ferengi culture, attaining material wealth is one of life's predominent goals--is that correct?"
"So, doll-face is running the talking cure with a Jem'Hadar. That's quite a gig. Say, you two still making the music?"
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories|
|Novels||A Stitch in Time • Avatar • Abyss • Demons of Air and Darkness • Twilight • This Gray Spirit • Cathedral • Lesser Evil • Rising Son • The Left Hand of Destiny • Unity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • Warpath • Fearful Symmetry • The Soul Key • The Never-Ending Sacrifice|
|Miniseries and anthologies||The Lives of Dax • Divided We Fall • Mission Gamma • Worlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)|
|Short stories and novellas||"Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club"|
|Comics||N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"|
|Omnibuses||Twist of Faith • These Haunted Seas|
A Stitch in Time
|DS9 relaunch novels||Next novel:
First in omnibus
|Stories in Twist of Faith||Next story:
Allegro Ouroboros in D Minor
Living on the Edge of Existence
|Pocket Books Timeline||Next adventure:
Living on the Edge of Existence
|Memory Beta Chronology||Next adventure:
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Avatar's primary use is the performance of powerful Blood Pact abilities. These abilities can have a variety of effects, such as attacking an enemy or casting enhancement spells on the player's party. Using a Blood Pact consumes a great deal of the Summoner's MP. Furthermore, just like any other job ability, after using a Blood Pact, the Summoner must wait through a cool-down period before another Blood Pact may be used.
The five Terrestrial Avatars are powerful creatures born to protect the five mother crystals of Vana'diel. They are featured prominently in the Chains of Promathia expansion's storyline missions.
1This creature is a member of the Avatar family, but not actually a summoned creature.
2Phoenix actually makes no appearance, but is mentioned as contained in Tenzen's katana.
Unlike "Terrestrial Avatars", the name "Elemental Avatars" or "Celestial Avatars" is not used in Final Fantasy XI. Both would be player-given names. Elemental Avatars because they are all very heavily aligned with one element and celestial avatars "celestial beings" and their conflict with the Terrestrial Avatars. The Celestial Avatars are the eight sleeping elemental gods of Vana'diel. Each of them is tied to one of the eight elements of Vana'diel and has a constellation in the night sky. The Avatars themselves sleep within Protocrystals hidden across the world, if an Adventurer defeats them in battle they may form a pact with the creature and are allowed to summon a part of their power (in the form of an avatar) within the normal world. It is said when the sleeping Avatars awaken they will return the world to it's true state. However this does not apply to Alexander and Odin, who are the subjects of a separate myth.
1This creature is a member of the Avatar family, but not actually a summoned creature.
|Rise of the Zilart - Chains of Promathia - Treasures of Aht Urhgan - Wings of the Goddess - A Crystalline Prophecy - A Moogle Kupo d'Etat - A Shantotto Ascension|
|Elvaan - Galka - Hume - Mithra - Tarutaru - Kuluu - Zilart|
|Antica - Gigas - Goblin - Lamia - Mamool Ja - Moblin - Orc - Qiqirn - Quadav - Sahagin - Yagudo|
|Alexander - Ajido-Marujido - Aldo - Altana - Aquila - Ayame - Bahamut - Belle Shantotto - Brandolf - Cait Sith - Carbuncle - Chebukki Brothers - Cid - Princess Claidie - Cornelia - Crystal Warriors - Lady Curilla - Dark Rider - Derek Karst - Despachiaire - King Destin - Diabolos - Domina Shantotto - Eald'narche - Emanritan - Fenrir - Gilgamesh - Grav'iton - Gulool Ja Ja - Haudrale - The Immortal Lions - Jakoh Wahcondalo - President Karst - Archduke Kam'lanaut - Karaha-Baruha - King of Hearts - Lehko Habhoka - Lilisette - Lion - Maat - Monberaux - Nag'molada - Naja Salaheem - Nanaa Mihgo - Papsque Shamonde - Perih Vashai - Prince Pieuje - Prishe - Promathia - Rainemard - Raogrimm - Robel-Akbel - Romaa Mihgo - Selh'teus - Semih Lafihna - Shadow Lord - Shantotto - Shikaree Sisters - Star Sibyl - Talekeeper - Tenzen - Prince Trion - Ulmia - Ulrich - Verena - Volker - Wolfgang - Zeid|
|Warrior - Monk - Thief - White Mage - Black Mage - Red Mage - Paladin - Dark Knight - Ranger - Summoner - Beastmaster - Bard - Dragoon - Ninja - Samurai - Blue Mage - Corsair - Puppetmaster - Dancer - Scholar|
|Empire of Aht Urhgan - Republic of Bastok - Grand Duchy of Jeuno - Kingdom of San d'Oria - Federation of Windurst|
|Kazham - Mhaura - Nashmau - Norg - Rabao - Selbina - Tavnazia/Tavnazian Safehold|
|Armies & Organizations|
|Allied Forces of Altana - Armathrwn Society - Dark Kindred - Ducal Guard - Mythril Musketeers - Sibyl Guards|
|Aragoneu - Derfland - Elshimo Lowlands - Elshimo Uplands - Fauregandi - Gustaberg - Kolshushu - Kuzotz - Li'Telor - Movalpolos - Norvallen - Qufim - Ronfaure - Sarutabaruta - Tavnazian Archipelago - Tu'Lia - Valdeaunia - Vollbow - Zulkheim|
|Arrapago Islands - Halvung Territory - Mamool Ja Savagelands - Ruins of Alzadaal - West Aht Urhgan|
|Bastok Markets 'S' - South San d'Oria 'S' - Windurst Waters 'S' - Batallia Downs 'S' - East Ronfaure 'S' - The Eldieme Necropolis 'S' - Fort Karugo-Narugo - Garlaige Citadel 'S' - Grauberg - Jugner Forest 'S' - Meriphataud Mountains 'S' - North Gustaberg 'S' - Pashhow Marshlands 'S' - Rolanberry Fields 'S' - Sauromugue Champaign 'S' - West Sarutabaruta 'S' - Vunkerl Inlet|
|History of Vana'diel - Alliance of Altana - Battle of the Second Konschtat - Bastok-San d'Orian War - Great Crystal War - Gustaberg Incursion - Gwynham Ironheart - Invincible Shield - King Ranperre - Sigmund G. Bavor|
|Assault - Ballista - Burning Circle - Campaign - Conquest - Salvage - Synthesis|
|Chocobo - Combat Skill - Fame - Linkshell - Macros - Merit Points - Mog House - Moogle - Mythic Weapons - Sanction - Server - Signet - Skillchain - Tactical Points - Temporary Item - Weapon Skill|
|Original Soundtrack - Rise of the Zilart Original Soundtrack - Chains of Promathia Original Soundtrack - Treasures of Aht Urhgan Original Soundtrack - Original Soundtrack Premium Box - Crusaders of Altana Original Soundtrack - Music from the Other Side of Vana'diel - Piano Collections
|Abilities - Achievements - Armor - Enemies - MMO Tactics and Terminology - Spells - Wallpapers - Weapons|
|Alexander - Asura - Atomos - Bahamut - Bomb - Cactuar - Cait Sith - Carbuncle - Catoblepas - Chocobo - Diablos - Fenrir - Gilgamesh - Goblin - Golem - Ifrit - Ixion - Kirin - Lamia - Leviathan - Lich - Maduin - Magic Pot - Magus Sisters - Midgardsormr - Moogle - Odin - Phoenix - Quetzalcoatl - Ragnarok - Raiden - Ramuh - Remora - Shiva - Siren - Sylph - Tiamat - Titan - Tonberry - Typhon - Unicorn|
|Final Fantasy IV|
|Cockatrice - Mindflayer - Mist Dragon - Whyt|
|Final Fantasy V|
|Final Fantasy VI|
|Bismarck - Crusader - Quetzalli - Phantom - Seraph - Lakshmi - Valigarmanda - Zona Seeker|
|Final Fantasy VII|
|Bahamut Fury - Bahamut SIN - Bahamut ZERO - Choco/Mog - Hades - Kjata - Knights of the Round - Neo Bahamut|
|Final Fantasy VIII|
|Brothers - Cerberus - Doomtrain - Eden - MiniMog - Pandemona|
|Final Fantasy IX|
|Final Fantasy X|
|Anima - Valefor - Yojimbo|
|Final Fantasy XI|
|Garuda - Spirit Pacts|
|Final Fantasy XIII|
|Brynhildr - Hecatoncheir|
|Summons of Ivalice|
|Adrammelech - Alraune - Aquarius - Balasa - Belias - Chaos - Cúchulainn - Cu Sith - Cyclops - Djinn - Exodus - Faerie - Famfrit - Garchimacera - Gnoam - Hashmal - Mateus - Ramih - Sagittarius - Sahagin - Salamander - Shemhazai - Shivan - Shivar - Ultima - White Hare - Wyvern - Zalera - Zeromus - Zodiark|
|Dissidia Final Fantasy|
|Barbariccia - Behemoth - Cagnazzo - Deathgaze - Demon Wall - Iron Giant - Kraken - Malboro - Mandragora - Marilith - Omega - PuPu - Rubicante - Scarmiglione - Shinryu - Ultima Weapon - Ultros|
|Big Bang - Chef's Knife - Delta Attack - Diamond Dust - Hellfire - Judgment - Judgment Bolt - Mega Flare - Mind Blast - Ruby Light - Thunderstorm - Tri-Disaster - Tsunami - Zantetsuken|
Warning: The following text contains spoilers relating to the plot of the PvE campaign.
Avatars are representatives of the Gods of Tyria that interact with players in the game. They are summoned by approaching a god's statue and issuing an emote command. The most frequently used is kneeling, and would be keyed as:
These are the gods' avatars available in the game right now:
If you talk to a god's avatar, he may offer you special tasks and services:
This is a list of quests given by gods' avatars in the game right now:
Dervishes have elite skills that allow them to change into the form of any of the gods. These skills give the user a unique appearance depending on the god the skill is for. Each avatar form for the Dervish comes with its own unique attributes.
While not used by all AIs, every "smart" AI uses an avatar as do many "dumb" AIs. This physical representation is chosen by the AI upon their creation and can be whatever they desire it to be. Although the duty which the A.I. is to perform, combined with the Human brain that was used to create it, have a great deal to do with what avatar they chose to appear as.
|Known UNSC AI's|
|Araquiel • Beowulf • Chauncey • Cortana • Deep Winter • Doppler • Durga • Déjà • Endless Summer • Eternal Spring • FitzGibbon • Iona • Jerrod • Juliana • Kalmiya • Loki • Lorelei • Lysithea • Mack • Melissa • Mo Ye • Pallas Athena • Rebecca • Serina • Sif • Solipsil • Superintendent (Vergil) • Toran • Wellsley|
Avatar may refer to:
Dan Wallace originally named the Avatar in a segment of his Grand Admirals article that was cut; the name was officially applied in a later article.