A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 281, Monday
October 8th, 2018
Chapter One: Oblate
He had been an outsider since the moment he rejected the Empire and entered the rebellion.
The general staff was elated when they were informed that he was ordered to leave military service and enter the priest hood. Regardless of the fact that this was yet again, another transcendent movement between castes.
The Imperial Cult reached down and pulled him up.
It was another unprecedented event for the entire Empire to celebrate; his rise from the status of a rebel, and an outcast, to the most exalted class of being.
His followers throughout the Empire grew by an order of magnitude.
Once again, he started on the lowest rung of the religious orders.
He was an oblate.
He was given the mark of humility.
He was tonsured, as any beginner would be.
In his new position, he had more rank than all of the generals he had formerly served with, though less power.
His home planet became a place of pilgrimage
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