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Friday, December 23, 2016

Emergence: Section Seven, War; Collected Parts




Emergence:
Section Seven, War
Division; Part Forty-three
Collected Chapters
Section 07, War
Part 43, Division
Chapters
01 The Apathetic
02 The Nihilists
03 The Atheists
04 The Traditionalists
05 The Believers
06 God Fearers
07 Martyrs
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Division; Part Forty-three,
Chapter One: The Apathetic
Pt. 43, Ch. 01
As the crisis hit, the Empire reacted. The Observers across the galaxy reacted, half had no care. “Let it collapse.”
#Emergence

Division; Part Forty-three,
Chapter Two: The Nihilists
Pt. 43, Ch. 02
Some in the higher orders, those who knew enough to have lost faith, argued to do nothing in response to the crises.
#Emergence

Division; Part Forty-three,
Chapter Three: The Atheists
Pt. 43, Ch. 03
Only a few generals believed the best course would be to move against the central planet; in its moment of weakness.
#Emergence

Division; Part Forty-three,
Chapter Four: The Traditionalists  
Pt. 43, Ch. 04
Those loyal to the Empire had the majority, but they were unprepared for the violence coming at them from all sides.
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Division; Part Forty-three,
Chapter Five: The Believers
Pt. 43, Ch. 05
Common soldiers did not doubt the visions of advancement, resurrection, and eternal life; as promised by the Empire.
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Division; Part Forty-three,
Chapter Six: God Fearers   
Pt. 43, Pt. 06
In the military, the most dangerous were those seeking an advancement to the priesthood. They mobilized the defense.
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Division; Part Forty-three,
Chapter Seven: Martyrs

Pt. 43, Ch. 07
The god-fearers never considered that any would oppose them. So they were slaughtered where they gathered; en-masse.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Seven, War
Loyalties; Part Forty-four
Collected Chapters
Section 07, War
Part 44, Loyalties
Chapters
01 Genetic
02 Class
03 Planetary
04 Linguistic
05 Desire
06 Fear
07 Love
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Loyalties; Part Forty-four,
Chapter One: Genetic
Pt. 44, Ch. 01
Many things united the people, but the children of the Ancients evolved in different ways. Differences were primary.
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Loyalties; Part Forty-four,
Chapter Two: Class
Pt. 44, Ch. 02
Everyone dreamed of advancing to the next levels. They loathed their own place, but when threatened; it united them.
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Loyalties; Part Forty-four,
Chapter Three: Planetary
Pt. 44, Ch. 03
A million worlds in the empire; strung like gems among the stars, each a locus of identity for the ordinary citizen.
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Loyalties; Part Forty-four,
Chapter Four: Linguistic  
Pt. 44, Ch. 04
The Imperial Schools attempted to normalize linguistics, but variation persisted. Colloquial patterns bonded people.
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Loyalties; Part Forty-four,
Chapter Five: Desire
Pt. 44, Ch. 05
People found one another through the things they desired most; bonding with one another through their joy, and pain.
#Emergence

Loyalties; Part Forty-four,
Chapter Six: Fear   
Pt. 44, Pt. 06
Fear makes the life and behavior of a citizen more predictable than anything else. Not even death could overcome it.
#Emergence

Loyalties; Part Forty-four,
Chapter Seven: Love

Pt. 44, Ch. 07
Love is stronger than fear, or any powers. The Empire worked tirelessly to frustrate its presence among the planets.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Seven, War
Possession; Part Forty-five
Collected Chapters
Section 07, War
Part 45, Possession
Chapters
01 Self
02 Home
03 Trade
04 Control
05 World
06 Rites
07 Access
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Possession; Part Forty-five,
Chapter One: Self
Pt. 45, Ch. 01
Everyone was taught; all good things flowed from the Empire; from Continuum. The first gift was existence, selfhood.
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Possession; Part Forty-five,
Chapter Two: Home
Pt. 45, Ch. 02
The Empire controlled family life, keeping families bound to a single dwelling for generations; as a way of control.
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Possession; Part Forty-five,
Chapter Three: Trade
Pt. 45, Ch. 03
The citizens lived their lives within a narrow band of possibilities. Work, and trades were hereditary, and guarded.
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Possession; Part Forty-five,
Chapter Four: Control  
Pt. 45, Ch. 04
Those in positions of power required balance and poise. Control requires greater control; to force it is to lose it.
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Possession; Part Forty-five,
Chapter Five: World
Pt. 45, Ch. 05
The citizen had no say in the destiny of their home-world, they saw it as theirs, and themselves as belonging to it.
#Emergence

Possession; Part Forty-five,
Chapter Six: Rites   
Pt. 45, Pt. 06
Conformation to the Imperium was organized through religious rite; taking precedence over every other communal bond.
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Possession; Part Forty-five,
Chapter Seven: Access

Pt. 45, Ch. 07
People coveted access more than anything; access to those in authority, able to grant a boon or advance their cause.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Seven, War
Conflict; Part Forty-six
Collected Chapters
Section 07, War
Part 46, Conflict
Chapters
01 Threat
02 Protection
03 Aggression
04 Defense
05 Confusion
06 Reaction
07 Purpose
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Conflict; Part Forty-six,
Chapter One: Threat
Pt. 46, Ch. 01
The Observers were millions of people. They were first to sense the collapse, they reacted with the powers they had.
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Conflict; Part Forty-six,
Chapter Two: Protection
Pt. 46, Ch. 02
Observers in positions of power marshalled their forces to protect the Central Planet, the Collective and Continuum.
#Emergence

Conflict; Part Forty-six,
Chapter Three: Aggression
Pt. 46, Ch. 03
As The imperial fleet dropped into the central system; a wing rebelled, fixed arms on the commander and opened fire.
#Emergence

Conflict; Part Forty-six,
Chapter Four: Defense  
Pt. 46, Ch. 04
It was mayhem, and was unprecedented. The greatest part of the armada turned toward the attackers and joined battle.
#Emergence

Conflict; Part Forty-six,
Chapter Five: Confusion
Pt. 46, Ch. 05
Millions died in the assault. Starships burst into flame; suddenly extinguished in the vacuum of space. It was done.
#Emergence

Conflict; Part Forty-six,
Chapter Six: Reaction   
Pt. 46, Pt. 06
On every world, priests struggled to make sense of things. Those who could not see the change, were met with knives.
#Emergence

Conflict; Part Forty-six,
Chapter Seven: Purpose

Pt. 46, Ch. 07
The battles devastated the aristocracies on every world; the survivors pressed their victory against the Collective.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Seven, War
Tactics; Part Forty-seven
Collected Chapters
Section 07, War
Part 47, Tactics
Chapters
01 Ground
02 Time
03 Light
04 Space
05 Movement
06 Supply
07 Range
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Tactics; Part Forty-seven,
Chapter One: Ground
Pt. 47, Ch. 01
In war, ground determines all things. In space, ground is a euphemism for complex actions occurring in many vectors.
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Tactics; Part Forty-seven,
Chapter Two: Time
Pt. 47, Ch. 02
Unified action was everything. A dance of great complexity, when done, those remaining were unsure of the next move.
#Emergence

Tactics; Part Forty-seven,
Chapter Three: Light
Pt. 47, Ch. 03
Around the Central Planet; the display of energies in the onslaught was followed by the absence of any light at all.
#Emergence

Tactics; Part Forty-seven,
Chapter Four: Space  
Pt. 47, Ch. 04
ZeroG combat, that was a misnomer. Gravity wells, singularities, artificial mass, such devices were key to victory.
#Emergence

Tactics; Part Forty-seven,
Chapter Five: Movement
Pt. 47, Ch. 05
In space, when you are maneuvering, when not subject to a specific gravity field, and where there is no resistance; everything is in motion.
#Emergence

Tactics; Part Forty-seven,
Chapter Six: Supply   
Pt. 47, Pt. 06
Anticipating a prolonged engagement, the fleet did not launch. During the insurrection, this mistake became obvious.
#Emergence

Tactics; Part Forty-seven,
Chapter Seven: Range

Pt. 47, Ch. 07
In the dynamic of ZeroG combat the range between opponent was in constant flux. Every victory created new obstacles.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Seven, War
Strategy; Part Forty-eight
Collected Chapters
Section 07, War
Part 48, Strategy
Chapters
01 Objective
02 Deployment
03 Maneuver
04 Code
05 Deception
06 Decipher
07 Engagement
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Strategy; Part Forty-eight,
Chapter One: Ground
Pt. 48, Ch. 01
Jim watched the drama unfold. The battle was spectacular. His aim was to draw the fleet in, and grind it to nothing.
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Strategy; Part Forty-eight,
Chapter Two: Time
Pt. 48, Ch. 02
The ambush was over. The victory was clear. The rebels had no plan accept to deploy the fleet against the Continuum.
#Emergence

Strategy; Part Forty-eight,
Chapter Three: Light
Pt. 48, Ch. 03
The Continuum was paralyzed. Jim was free to direct the defenses of the central planets, placing them on auto pilot.
#Emergence

Strategy; Part Forty-eight,
Chapter Four: Space  
Pt. 48, Ch. 04
The senior commanders were all Observers, except one. They betrayed the people out of opportunism. They had no code.
#Emergence

Strategy; Part Forty-eight,
Chapter Five: Movement
Pt. 48, Ch. 05
Jim absolutely opposed the Continuum and its Imperium. He allowed the fleet in, just so that it could be eliminated.
#Emergence

Strategy; Part Forty-eight,
Chapter Six: Supply   
Pt. 48, Pt. 06
All readings confirmed a collapse in the Continuum, but the fleet could not scan the systems that were targeting it.
#Emergence

Strategy; Part Forty-eight,
Chapter Seven: Range

Pt. 48, Ch. 07
Jim wanted to destroy the fleet, and to send survivors back with the knowledge that it was he who had defeated them.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Seven, War
Battle; Part Forty-nine
Collected Chapters
Section 07, War
Part 49, Battle
Chapters
01 Evasion
02 Position
03 Target
04 Mele
05 Courage
06 Victory
07 Defeat
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Battle; Part Forty-nine,
Chapter One: Evasion
Pt. 49, Ch. 01
When the energy weapons powered up, the fleet separated predictably. They could not see the missiles they flew into.
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Battle; Part Forty-nine,
Chapter Two: Position
Pt. 49, Ch. 02
Jim only had to wait. They were coming. To reach the Central Planet they would have to navigate the weapons fields.
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Battle; Part Forty-nine,
Chapter Three: Target
Pt. 49, Ch. 03
The Admiral sent his ships in as decoys to draw fire. They were cut apart while he landed in the heart of the world.
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Battle; Part Forty-nine,
Chapter Four: Mele  
Pt. 49, Ch. 04
The landing forces were met by a myriad of drones on the planet’s surface. They were cut down to a small contingent.
#Emergence

Battle; Part Forty-nine,
Chapter Five: Courage
Pt. 49, Ch. 05
A priest, a general, and a few soldiers were all that remained when they came to the access nodes for the Continuum.
#Emergence

Battle; Part Forty-nine,
Chapter Six: Victory   
Pt. 49, Pt. 06
Jim accepted their surrender. In the common tongue, he issued terms for a realignment of the faith and the Imperium.
#Emergence

Battle; Part Forty-nine,
Chapter Seven: Defeat

Pt. 49, Ch. 07
Rebel Observers, had planned the destruction of Continuum for millennia. Only to see it usurped by one rogue member.
#Emergence

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