When Elsie Heartwing was just a little girl, Victoria City – particularly in the common district – suffered from a terrible earthquake. The damage was so bad that it took weeks repair, and even months for the really bad parts. Between the common and northern districts the torn earth and ruptured gas lines spouted a fire that ravaged on with a devastating effect. In the warehouse district one of Victoria City’s greatest ships, the VS Falcon 8, was uplifted and essentially wrecked. Some of the mines to the west had collapsed and needed to be re-opened.
But the worst of the damage was inflicted upon the houses, especially for poor little Elsie. At the time of the earthquake Elsie’s parents were both at the university and she was left at home with her brother Jack, who regrettably left her alone for just five minutes while he visited the post office down the road. And so, while she was alone, the earthquake struck.
The Heartwing household essentially collapsed in on itself while little Elsie remained inside. Smothered and trapped, but very alive, she wept in the darkness of her unfortunate entombment, unable to move let alone escape. It took roughly an hour before her father pulled her out of the wreckage, and she clung to him with eyes red from tears and dust.ns 188.8.131.52da2