“In a world covered by endless water,
people are forced to eke out a living on the small patches of land that
remain above the sea. The people of this world rely on an ancient technology driven by quantum refractors, a
powerful energy source. These refractors lie in ancient ruins underground
and in the sea, and are sought out by explorers called Diggers. These
brave explorers are the sole source of refractor energy which has become
a cornerstone of the emerging civilizations. Originally, this was the
Diggers' only purpose; to find refractors so that civilization would endure.
However, over the years, the story of an incredible treasure began to
be whispered among the Diggers. The Mother Lode,
a treasure so great that were if discovered, it would provide so much
power that the world will never need to fear of running out of energy.”
A strange voice whispered in his head. It was a calm
and lonely voice that for some reason made him feel well. The voice said
that he should never feel alone. Suddenly, another voice echoed in his mind.
Stopping his chain of thoughts, he opened his eyes as the world began
to materialize - Wake up, Megaman! - said a girl who was standing next to him. - Roll… Can’t I sleep more?
I was having such a good dream… - said a boy, hiding himself at his blankets. - C’mon boy! - said Roll,
pulling out the blankets brusquely - It’s almost noon! I know you slept
late yesterday, but you have to get up. The boy looked at her. She was a beautiful
blonde girl with aqua-green eyes. But in the boy’s thoughts, she was much
prettier. Usually using a red beret in set with clothes of the same color,
Roll was a genius of the mechanic and was able to build almost everything.
She lost her relatives when she was child and then was created by her
grandfather, Barrel. That was Roll Casket, his older sister - Ok, I get
up… - said the boy, getting out of his bed - First I’ll take a bath… I’m
still tired and, I didn’t take one yesterday. Roll looked at him with a cute smile - Most
boys don’t want to take baths - she started laughing - Fine, but please
be quick. Who knows if we are getting some mission today, uh? - Megaman
smiled. Roll was very gentle with him; she was a really nice sister. The boy quickly got in the bathroom, which
was on the corridor. He looked
at himself in the mirror. His brown hair felled trough his green eyes,
which omitted a calm and pureness bright. Still at his pajamas, his look
wasn’t the best one - Fine Megaman! You’re looking great today… - he said,
slowly undressing himself. He had a childish body, even with his age,
fourteen years. Now bare, he entered the bathtub and started to think
about his life and the dreams he were having. Abandoned as a child, Megaman was found by Barrel Casket who raised him
as part of the family with his granddaughter, Roll, and turned a digger,
helping Roll and Barrel, which the age was advanced, on finding more refractors.
In terms of battle, Megaman was unbeatable. And to improve the things,
Roll was a powerful weapon developer, and developed many weapons with
the things he used to bring from the ruins. That was Rock Casket, also
called Megaman. - Megaman! You’re already
there for some time! The lunch’s ready! Come out or I’ll eat everything!
- yelled Roll - Fine, I’m coming! - said
Megaman, covering himself with a small towel and getting out of the bathroom. - Megaman... - said Roll, just
suddenly pushing his towel and leaving him bare. - Roll! - said Megaman, blushing
- Give me back that! Roll was laughing, but she
returned it - Don’t be mad at it Megaman! It’s just revenge for that day,
remember? - I’m not mad, I’m ashamed!
- said Megaman, entering his room and in fact, furious. - Ashamed why? I’m your sister!
- she yelled, still laughing. Megaman gave a good look at his room. It was
a mess. His bed was still disarranged and there was many things spread.
He opened his wardrobe and picked up what seemed to be a bluish armor.
They were digger clothes, used to protect the diggers from the dangers
of the ruins. After dressing up, he went to the living room, were lunches
were held - So, what do we have for lunch today? - he asked, indifferent.
He was still mad at Roll - There’s fish, which I, myself built and cooked!
that happened, it was an accident. - he
said, sticking the fish with the yoke. - In either way, you saw it,
so I’m revenging. - said Roll, who were having problems to cut the fish. - But you gave me a slap…
And your slaps are strong… - replied Megaman, making a sad face. - Let’s change the subject,
ok? Now that I did see you, were ok. - she said, finally giving up on
cutting the fish and putting it on her mouth - Besides, were brothers,
there’s nothing wrong on that. - If there’s nothing wrong,
why you gave me that slap!? - Megaman said, furious. Suddenly, a little monkey-like animal broke
trough the door and stepped on the desk Megaman and Roll were eating -
Why you didn’t call me!? - he said, looking furious. - I called you Data, but you
were to busy ‘doing things’. - answered Roll, almost done with the food. - I was busy! You should have
called me again! I was busy! - said Data, mean. Data was found by Barrel along with Megaman,
and it was with him since then. Weirdly, he always called Rock ‘Megaman’,
even when he does not have that nickname. He was a monkey-like robot who
helped Megaman in many things, to giving advices to storing the data of
Megaman’s digger missions. Data’s favorite thing to do is playing with
Megaman, even if he doesn’t want to - What you were doing after all? -
asked Roll, catching her plate and leaving it back to the kitchen - Installing
some new technologies on the Flutter! - Data said. Roll suddenly became very
frightened - INSTALLING NEW TECHNOLOGIES!? WHAT KIND OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES,
DATA? - Data gave a few steps back and then said - Flying systems. It’ll
allow the Flutter to fly faster and higher. - Roll forgot her mad face
and began to smile - Wow! Data, that’s great! - said Megaman, done with
his food - Yeah, there’s just oooone little problem… - Roll turned mad
again - WHAT PROBLEM DATA? Data gave more steps back, almost passing
trough the corridors’ door - Well… It’s not tested yet so… It may give
a error and… BOOM! - he said, smiling, but Roll wasn’t so happy
- And ‘BOOM’? Data, what if ‘BOOM’ right now? I don’t have nine lives!
- but Data replied - It’ll not BOOM right now… Maybe tomorrow... Er, I mean, you’re the ‘Mechanical Master Roll’, you can fix
anything, right? - Yeah… You’re right, I can fix it. - she said,
smiling as never. Suddenly, the TV, which was OFF, started to
emit some kind of sharp sound, Megaman entered great pain - MAKE IT STOP
ROLL! - he begged, starting to cry. Roll could hear the sound too, but
nothing was happening to her, either with Data - Roll! Make it stop! Please!
- this time he was truly crying. The pain was enormous, and he fall into
the ground. He felt like his head were screaming, but suddenly, everything
turned black and the sound disappeared. Megaman was in a dark place, his digger clothes
had disappeared and he couldn’t see anything - Hello. - said a rough voice
coming directly into Megaman’s head. - Who… Who are you? - asked
Megaman, still crying. - Stop crying Kid… - said
the voice once again. Megaman suddenly, for some reason, became happy
and stopped it. - Tell me who are you… I sense…
I know you from somewhere… - said Megaman, trying to open his eyes. - Hm… - he said - Very strange…
I tough X’s memories about me have been deleted… Strangely enough is why
you do remember me… - I… I felt I like you… Who
are you… - he asked once again. - Kid, I want my Z-Saber back…
And soon enough, I’ll be with you… Remember… - and the disappeared. Megaman could hear a name echoing trough his
mind. More and more the name was getting stronger, and then finally he
heard it… - Zero? - everything just popped out of nowhere. He could see
Roll, Data, and the living room. - Megaman! Are you all right?
- asked Roll, with a concerned look. - What happened? - she asked, helping
Megaman to sit on the sofa. - Someone… Sent me a message…
- he answered, with a distant look. - What? How? Tell… Tell more
details! Your eyes just got all black sudden! I was worried! - she said,
hugging him. - It… It was nothing… I… I
was tired because of yesterday, that’s all… - he lied, going to his room. - Megaman… - Roll whispered
to herself - What’s wrong with you? In the next weeks, Megaman didn’t want to
talk with anyone. Even Data, who was his trustable partner. He stayed
at his room, thinking about Zero - He said ‘X’… I’ve heard this name before…
And… I felt so well with him… Zero… - He tried to research on the ancients’
names, but he found nothing. ‘X’ had no historic registry on the Elysium’s
database, neither Zero - Who are they? Suddenly, Roll appeared on his
room and said - Megaman! Mom’s sending a message! She found a new ruin!
- Megaman went to the living room with Roll, which turned on the TV. On
the screen he saw a beautiful looking blonde woman. She resembled Roll
in some ways. - Mom! - said Roll, smiling
- Hello Matilda. - said Megaman,
indifferent. He was still thinking about Zero.
Matilda is Roll's mother, who with her husband
Banner, disappeared in a attempt of exploring
the Forbidden Island. When she came back, she became
the Casket’s information gatherer, so she would be close to Roll and find
out any new ruins ready for exploring. In appearance, Matilda was a middle-aged
woman. She has a blonde hair, and aqua-green eyes, just like Roll’s. Her
attitude was really nice too, as she treats Megaman as her own son. - Megaman, please call me
mom. Since you were created with Roll, that’s ok for me. - said Matilda,
smiling. Megaman said thanks, but he wasn’t to much concerned about that. - So, what’s up after all?
- he asked, wanting to get out of there most quickly possible. - I’ll let Sera explain. -
then the image suddenly changed to one of a green haired girl - Hello.
- she said, totally indifferent.
- Hi Sera! - said Roll, happily
smiling. Megaman didn’t said anything.
Sera was one of the Mother Units of Elysium.
She once used various diggers to get herself back there. Her function
was monitoring Eden, the pre-Elysium system. When the Elysium was to be
shut down, Sera got a fight with the one who was closing it, when she
lost; she was imprisoned in the Forbidden Island. As for her appearance
and personality, Sera was very serious, rather lifeless, before she liberated
herself from the system. Now she was still serious, but she had feelings.
Sera had a green hair and deep red eyes, which can give a certain fear
of her. - I will explain the situation.
Me, Matilda and Yuna found out a new part of the Eden. One the Elysium
didn’t know that existed. That means it is a hidden chamber. We discovered
it two days ago, but your communications were mixed, and we could not
contact you. - she said, still indifferent. - Our communications were
mixed? - Megaman suddenly asks - Maybe it was Zero… - he whispered to
- Positive. As you know, the
Elysium’s Central to observe the carbons was at the Forbidden Island.
So this chamber. - Roll interrupted her - You mean it was in the same
place and you didn’t notice? - Sera looked a little ashamed, but in seconds
she returned with her indifferent side - Exactly. The hidden chamber lies
under the Forbidden Island, but it is way bigger than the island itself.- You’re saying that it’s
BIGGER than Forbidden Island? Wow, what they keep there? - Roll asked,
- Yes. And there is a large
concentration of Reaverbots, and also, we have traces of something very
powerful there, but we could not analyze it. Roll, I will pass the main
code, maybe you can discover something. It is: Eight-Four-Nine-Three-Seven-One-Five-Six-Two-Nine-Nine-Nine.
Got it? I hope so. Megaman, your mission is to get there and discover
what it is. Yuna will guide you there; pick her at Yosyonke City, in Calinca
- Got it. Thank you Sera.
- said Roll, turning the TV off.
Megaman was thinking about the subject. It
was too coincidence to be true, but that’s the only think he could imagined
- It is Zero.
Now Megaman was in one more adventure. It is
really Zero? Find out at the next chapter of Rockman DASH!