A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 280, Sunday
October 7th, 2018
Chapter Seven: Field Marshall
When he was elevated to the Imperial Command, the whispering among the worlds became harder to ignore. People began to truly believe the rumors that he was of the Continuum, that he was a divine being, an angelic messenger, a scion of the gods, those rumors became more and more concrete, until they became an actual part of his narrative.
There was chaos in the Imperial Cult, in the centers of command, and in the royal court.
He thought nothing of those whispers, he acted as if he could not hear them.
He followed orders.
When he was in command, he followed protocol.
In everything he did he allowed himself to be governed by others.
He accepted his position in life, a life that was now exceedingly long, rising to the challenges set before him.
It was as if he were a party to his life, an observer of it.
As a general he became the greatest peacemaker the Empire had ever seen.
He resolved conflicts merely by showing up.
Abuses of power, matters that had been routine in the years before he took command of the Imperial Armies, they all but disappeared.
He was temperate.
He was just.
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