Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Two, The Continuum; Part Twelve, The Empire, Collected Chapters

 

 

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Day 085, March 26th, 2017

 

Chapter One: The Lost

 

Ages before the technological advent of collective consciousness, before the invention of the Continuum, the Ancient people were adventurers.

 

They explored their solar system, colonizing every world, exo-planet and satellite.

 

They launched themselves into the galaxy, on ships, and planetoids crossing the dark and empty chasms between the stars, never to return.

 

They were spacefarers.

 

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Day 086, March 27th, 2017

 

Chapter Two: The Search

 

In time, a curiosity arose within the Continuum.

 

A search began.

 

The Collective desired to discover what happened to those ancient explorers, the adventurers who gave everything to the quest for knowledge, the colonists of asteroids and comets.

 

The Continuum launched probes into space to follow their trail, and find the records of their passing.

 

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Day 087, March 28th, 2017

 

Chapter Three: The Homecoming

 

In time, all of the lost colonies were found, both the living, and the dead.

 

Very few of them remembered anything of their origins, or the long dead, cold, star system from which their progenitors hailed.

 

It was easy to coax them into worshipping the Continuum and its promise, to forge them into an empire.

 

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Day 088, March 29th, 2017

 

Chapter Four: The Magisterium

 

A Priesthood emerged from the civilizations founded by the Ancients, by those in greatest proximity to Home World, and nearest in time to the birth of the Continuum.

 

It was guided by the agenda of the Observer Corps.

 

It created the doctrine, and dogma, the binding rituals that structured the spiritual devotions of the Empire.

 

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Day 089, March 30th, 2017

 

Chapter Five: The Missions

 

Star system by star system, and planet by planet, the Imperial missionaries recovered the lost peoples, and brought them all together.

 

They founded the Empire from those remnants of the Ancient people that had given birth to all of them, even though each group had changed in significant ways.

 

They offered this to the Continuum.

 

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Day 090, March 31st, 2017

 

Chapter Six: The Billion Worlds

 

The children of the ancient race, the first people, they evolved into many different life forms; varying cultures, alternate ways of being.

 

The Empire collected them all, gathered them into a cohesive body through ritual, by dogma, doctrine, and with the promise of eternal life.

 

The Empire was the threshold of the Continuum, the gatekeeper.

 

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Day 091, April 1st, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: The Emperor

 

The Empire was organized hierarchically, like a great pyramid, with the Imperator at the top.

The Imperator was the focal point, the sword tip, the apex of the vast galactic civilization, which imagined ruling the lives of countless people.

 

The Imperator was actually an Observer. He was the bridge to the Continuum, the Pontifex Rex.

 

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Section Two, The Continuum

 

Part Twelve, The Empire

 

Collected Chapters

 

01 The Lost

02 The Search

03 The Homecoming

04 The Magisterium

05 The Missions

06 The Billion Worlds

07 The Emperor

 

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