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The Rising has assimilated into the Society seemingly unnoticed. The Tennyson Poem Crossing the Bar is a password for the Rising. The Rising has access to Society data, which they will use to confirm the information that Cassia tells them when they arrive. Their base is in Cama Province.
The Rising is for everyone.
The Pilot is the name given to the leader of the Rising. There have been many Pilots in the history of the Rising. The current Pilot is also the Chief Pilot, the one responsible for overseeing the training of all new pilots in the Rising.
The Rising approached several youths in Oria Province the week before the Match Banquet. If you aren't recruited, you can join the Rising by having someone vouch for you. Each member of the Rising can only vouch for three people. If one of the people you vouch for turns out to be a traitor, the person that vouches for the traitor will be investigated as well.
Cassia is assigned to be sent back to the Society in Central to work from within. Ky is assigned to be an air-ship pilot and will train in Camas Province.
There was a map hidden in a cave in the Carving showing the way to the Rising in code. Ky burned the map with a match inside one of the farmers houses. It predominately shows the stream that Vick died in leading to a river. The river ends in a black spot in the map with white text stating "Turn Again Home"
The Rising camp wears green plainclothes. Rising officers wear black. They all have fitted undershirts and shorts.
Journey to the Rising
Hunter gives the group an inflatable boat that fits two people to travel the river towards the Rising on the map. Cassia chooses Eli and Indie to take the boat towards the rising. She chose Indie because she knows how to navigate best in the water. Hunter leaves the group for the mountains and Eli decides he wants to go with him. In the end, Cassia and Indie are the ones who travel in the boat.
Cassia and Indie have to paddle through fast currents in the cold poisoned water. Eventually they reach what looks like a lake. A large boat approaches them and they hope it is the Rising. They are correct. Ky travels on foot to the Rising.
The Rising Camp
When they arrive, they are first checked for contamination. There are cinder-block structures, little tents and one giant building. One of the tents is used to serve food in.
Ky is in training to become a pilot. The errand planes are usually staffed with three people- the pilot, the co-pilot and a runner who stays in the hold of the plane and takes care of the errands into the Society. The training for a fighter pilot takes years. The fighters are the ones who cover the errand ships.
Xander is a part of the second phase of the Rising. He is told that when he hears the Pilot's voice, he is instructed to report to the main medical center.
The Pilot announces the second phase through ports in the quarantine areas. That evening the Rising infiltrates all ports in Central, showing everyone the faces and bodies of all those affected by the Plague.
Life with the Rising
There are no titles in the Rising, you are addressed by your last name. There are two types of pilots; errand and fighter. The Rising doesn't issue citations like the Society did. They Rising also does not allow the tablets that the Society issued. The Rising kept everyone in their Society jobs. There are some restrictions. Those that work in the medical center can't leave. The Rising closed the Society museums, forcing the Archivists to find new ways to trade.
The Rising took over the storage facilities that all the tubes were stored at. Everytime Ky and Indie made a supply drop to a province, Caleb brought back a case filled with tissue sample tubes. The Pilot was able to orchestrate bringing these tubes to families' that wanted to control their own samples. Ky didn't think this was fair, and felt that the Rising should have given all the samples to who they belonged to.
The Plague quickly grows out of control when a mutation is discovered. The Pilot removes Cassia, Ky and Xander and brings them to Endstone village to work on a cure. When the Pilot returns to the village, he tells them that the Rising wants to remove him from his position as Pilot. They took control of patient disconnections and the food rations. While the sorters at Endstone predicted a releasing rate of two percent, the Rising recommended releasing twenty percent or one in five. The Rising started giving out tissue samples to those who would agree to let their loved ones be disconnected to save space.