A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 001, Monday
January 1st, 2018
Prolog: Part One - Philosophy
A planet is like a garden, to some it is a farm.
We ask the question: “What is the difference?”
There are similarities between the two, there are functions which they share, but farms are harvested for the greater good, while gardens are cultivated for the pleasure of individuals.
A farm is a utilitarian construct. A farm fulfills necessities.
A garden is a luxury that addresses an individual’s desire for beauty, meaning, fulfillment.
As an Observer you must always bear this question in mind:
“What does the Continuum desire of the worlds you observe?”
Most worlds in the galactic Empire are farm worlds, they only exist to provide for the material needs of other, more important worlds in the Imperium; they are resources for food, raw materials, workers, and soldiers.
The Empire itself is a garden.
The Empire serves the desires of the Collective, and its Continuum.
The Empire is a thing of beauty, and drama, a luxuriant field in which the members of the Collective are absorbed, which they feed on, which provides them with narratives and the motional background that shape the meaning of their existence.
Among the million worlds of the Empire, there are only a few worlds that possess indispensable qualities. The core worlds that provide the architecture through which the Continuum reaches the entirety of the whole.
These worlds must be protected at all times.
It is the duty of the Observer Corps to ensure their safety.
~ The Field Manual, Observer Corps
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