Nize flicked few switches in a small, black and lean spacecraft. Only few minutes before he would reach place, left for dead in many years. Los Viejos. Palace older then Las Noches, with history so unpleasant, no one even thinks of talking about it. It was here, where Hueco Mundo tried to become a unified force. It was here, where maybe the most fearsome of Arrancars laid their lifes for freedom no one ever received. At least that was what previous Nize had read, when first getting his hands on some much older Hueco Mundo files, though, not showing any great interest. This Nize, though, was different. The palace not only was important in Hollow history, it was also clad with many, many mysteries. And mysteries equaled power in a lot of cases.
The ship quietly landed on one of the abandoned landing sites. The place was as in all reports of scouts the male sent before arriving. Dark, cold and empty. A lot of modern parts, those built in last 100 years, seemed fine, while those, that seemed like original, dating back to few thousand years, seemed like freshly made. If Nize could feel, he would probably be afraid. But fear was a strong emotion and not for his numb mind. The Arrancar, looking around for a second, released wave of nano-Hollows through the area. They scanned for life force, traps and anything of interest. What he received was nothing, but mazes of corridors. Rocks of strange constructions, but nothing else. Split wasn't buying it.
Such, he set out. The palace was huge and with nothing more then a rough map, pieced together by what his scouts had gathered and old files from Shadow Fall data, it was quite a task to orientate. As he assumed, there was no power left. The power generators probably had collapsed at some point, or destroyed, maybe. Nize managed to find common rooms, something seeming like food storage, but nothing was really of great interest.
The first of the Hollows he met entering deeper. Those were husks of Adjuchas, starved and feral. Without any resistance these creatures obeyed the Arrancars mental command, seemingly almost desperate to follow orders. Split didn't mind at all. Of course, there were few that resisted, calling him invader or food. Well, those he removed without a second thought. He started to find more interesting things. Small weapon storage rooms. The weaponry was simple, probably for the basic soldiers or he spares, but it was a sign he was getting somewhere.
Finally the man found something of true worth. Lifeless computer, primitive, but clean, no dust or dirt. Nize let his nano-Hollows inside the machine and while with no power, it lit up with bright light. Holographic screen appeared with a console, flickered few times, but then stabilized, as the Arrancars power fixed what could be broken. Then he placed his in black clad fingers at the keyboard and let them dance and flicker, as information was being pulled out of the ancient machine.
"Now we are getting somewhere."