Several thousand years ago, Aquaticus was divided into 9 kingdoms (eight underwater and one above water). Each
of the underwater kingdoms were ruled by either a dolphin family or an orca family. For the most part, the kingdoms
co-operated with one another and things were peaceful. Gradually, as sons and daughters of various royal families began
to marry and have their own sons and daughters, one kingdom would be merged into another until the whole planet was one large
Being the eldest daughter of the Aquatarian King and Queen, Delfina was supposed to take her parent's place as the ruler
of the Aquatarian kingdom once she was of age and found a suitable mate. Unfortunately, this was never to be.
A handful of rats had stowed away on a spacecraft with tourists from Vulpes that had arrived on Aquaticus. Shortly after
arriving on Aquaticus, the rats went into seclusion for several years, breeding prolificly and developing weapons. Then,
one day, the rats attacked both what little land there was as well as the sea. The rats wanted the land for more breeding
ground, but they wanted to take over the sea since it was most of the planet and the royal family was down there. Fortunately,
because of the rats' above water attack, Delfina's parents were quickly notified of the horror that was coming towards
them. Not wanting to take any chances, Delfina's parents took her and her younger brother towards two emergency rockets
that were scheduled to depart from Aquaticus en route to Mason City, MAI. While her father escorted Delfina towards
one of the escape rockets, her mother took her brother. Each parent went a separate direction to try and confuse the
rat horde. Unfortunately for her mother and brother, they ran into a large armada of rat submarines and had no chance
of surviving. Meanwhile, Delfina and her father continued to swim towards shore, hoping to make it in time to catch
the escape rockets. They too were being tailed by an army of rats, but unlike her mother and brother, Delfina and her
father had a small army of very tough male orcas determined to defend their king and princess. While the rats outnumbered
the orcas significantly, the orcas were strong enough to keep the rats from getting to the remaining royal family.
A couple hours later, Delfina and her father arrived at one of the emergency launch sites. The site was already
under attack by the rats and a small group of Vulpine soldiers that were called in to assist in the rescue were trying their
best to keep the rats away until the rocket was safely in space. Delfina and her father arrived just in time, He carried
his daughter into the rocket and put her in a seat just as the rocket was preparing for take-off. After he had placed
his 7-year old daughter in the seat, her father had to leave her. Being the king, he needed to stay on his planet and
try to defend his kingdom, hoping that one day, it would be safe for her daughter and the rest of the evacuees to return.
Delfina tried to beg her father to stay with her, but he had a job to do. Before leaving, he gave his young daughter
the diamond charm that belonged to her mother and asked Delfina to hold onto it and think about her family while she was away.
After that, he hugged and nuzzled Delfina before stepping off the rocket. At that very same time, the perimeter of the
launch base had been compromised and the rocket needed to take off immediately, as soon as Delfina's father was off the rocket,
they had to close the door and take-off. The king needed to do all he could to protect his daughter as well as the 500
or so other passengers aboard the rocket. As the army of rats approached him, the king slapped at them with his powerful
dolphin tail, bit them (ripping off various body parts), and fought them with his bare hands. For a while this seemed
to work until more heavily armed rats got into the base just as the rocket had left the ground. Delfina just happened
to look out the window as the rocket left the ground and saw the leader of the group of rats on Aquaticus (one of the daughters
of the Troublemaker) assassinate Delfina's father. When she saw her father get killed, Delfina cried very loudly at
the loss of her father. Meanwhile, a young vixen heard Delfina crying and came to her. The vixen comforted the
young princess and told Delfina about how the rats killed her first mate as well as half of their first litter. She
knew exactly how Delfina felt and tried to comfort her the best that she could. Although the vixen wasn't her biological
mother, Delfina treated her as if she were and snuggled very close to the warm and loving vixen. Meanwhile, the rocket
wasn't out of danger yet, the rats were trying to shoot it down from the ground as it was getting away. Delfina and
the vixen held each other tight as they heard explosions all around them from long range missles. All seemed lost until
the second escape rocket had left the ground at the other base, allowing for the Vulpine Inter-stellar Defense Force to come
in to clear the escape paths for the rockets. Two heavily armed spacecrafts descended on each launch base, which was
now crawling with rats. Realizing the threat, the rats turned their firepower onto the spacecrafts, trying to shoot
them down. But the crafts were very heavily armed and also had blast shields*. This allowed the two shuttlecrafts
to get close enough to drop two Andromeda bombs on the sites, vaporizing all the rats on impact. By now, the two rockets
were safely in space, being escorted by additional shuttlecrafts. With her mother and father dead, Delfina had nowhere
to go once she arrived on Vulpes. However, the vixen knew that she needed a new home and offered to adopt Delfina.
Although she appreciated the vixen's offer, Delfina was a dolphin and wouldn't feel right living on dry land all the time.
However, the vixen told Delfina that she lived in Royal Beach and that her house had a large swimming pool. Although
it wouldn't be exactly like home, the vixen promised the young princess that she would try her best to make her feel as if
she were home. Eventually, Delfina agreed to let the vixen and her new mate adopt her and would move to Royal Beach
soon after arriving on Vulpes.
After the escape from Aquaticus, the VIDF in co-operation with the Aquatarian Rebellion Force worked to try to rid Aquaticus
of the same rat scourge that was already on Vulpes. For years it seemed that the rats had the upper-hand, until it was
discovered that there were two ALPHA Golden Foxes on Vulpes (the arch-nemesis of rats everywhere). Even though at that
point Mike and Michelle weren't mature yet, they still had some of their alpha characteristics. For several years, Vulpine
scientists worked with two small blood samples from each of the Mason twins, trying to concoct either a defensive booster
for the Dolphins and Orcas or a toxin that was lethal to the rats but harmless to everything else, that could also be put
in the water. Although Mike and Michelle's blood is already highly acidic and lethal in any living creature other than
them without protective buffers**, they couldn't synthesize a toxin without endangering the life of Aquaticus. Then,
after discovering that collared foxes have some alpha characteristics, including the protective buffers, the scientists picked
out a male and female collared fox, injected the blood sample into them and got them to breed. Two months later, the
collared vixen gave birth to nine healthy pups, all carrying the same acidic blood that Mike and Michelle have. But
that still wasn't the answer, they couldn't harvest any of the blood from the young collared foxes, it was against the law.
But about a month later, the answer finally came when it was discovered that the pups that were born to this collared fox
couple were far stronger than the pups of a normal collared fox pair. The scientists were at a loss to explain the pups
incredible strength and stamina until one of the scientists decided to test the mother's milk. Fortunately for the scientists,
collared vixens give their milk freely as long as whoever milks her (whether it's her pups or scientists) does so
with TLC. When the milk was analyzed, they discovered that the milk contained an encapsulated retrovirus that carried
a variation of the Alpha Golden Fox gene, though not as intense. Though the pups didn't have immortality like the Mason
twins do, they did have many of their other properties (I.E.: Able to run about 2x as fast as their normal counterparts, super-strength,
etc). When the answer was discovered, the scientists got the fox couple to reproduce again, creating a second litter
of Alpha Collared Foxes, then once the females sexually matured and started making milk of their own, these fems were milked
by regular vixens, who made sure the non-anthro vixens got the love and care they needed to produce fresh and healthy milk.
The milk was then sent to Aquaticus where all the Vulpine and Aquatarian soldiers drank up. Each of the soldiers felt
strangely energized and felt that they could take on the entire rat army by themselves. Soon, super-powered dolphins,
orcas, and Vulpines beat back the rat army, completely eradicating them within a year. All of the fighters thought that
they would keep their new-found strength forever. However, the retrovirus is only permanent in Alpha Collared Foxes,
the rest of the fighters soon returned to normal after the war was over.
Meanwhile, Delfina continued to grow up with her new family. Each night she would rub the diamond charm and think
about how much she loved and missed her parents and younger brother. Eventually, once re-construction was complete,
Delfina would be able to go home if she wanted. By then however, the once vast kingdom had been dissolved into numerous
family units throughout Aquaticus, just as real dolphins are. That plus the fact that watching her father get killed
giving her bad memories caused Delfina to remain on Vulpes. To this day Delfina (now 24) still lives on Vulpes, in an
oceanfront home near Dolphin Bay provided by the Vulpine government. Although she's still technically a princess and
is treated that way by the government, Delfina is perfectly content living her life like all the other playful young dolphin
fems, the only thing that she's missing is a mate.
End of Act 5