Who are the Automatii? The forbidden question has laid in the hearts of every citizen of Ruasonas for 5 long ages. Why are they here? What is their purpose? To most, the Automatii are little more than myth. A 5,000 year old organization, the Automatii rule the city with an iron grip. Under the fork-like rune R on their banners, metal-skinned warriors repel all invaders from the cold Desert below. Huge technological advancements happen by the hour as uncounted technicians and scientists slave away day and night for the good of humanity. For the Automatii are the protectors of Man. Before even the first settlers could sail up the river Ruazon and build the smallest beginnings of their future city, the cold Desert was non-existent. In fact, there was a beautiful and lush land named Draelarne. With great trees and cool mountain lakes, it could only be described as a dream. But as evil rose up into the world, soon this was no more than dust and sand. Now the Automatii, and the city, are the only defence for man against the harsh legions that swarm from the desert day after day, year after year. They stand firm against everything thrown at them. And so they must, if humanity is to survive for much longer. This is the first in a series of science fiction computer-coloured pictures I have made. In case you wondered, the runes above the door mean "Automatios" or the Automatii. The fork like runes everywhere are the rune R, which stands for Ruasonas, the name of the city.