A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Sunday, February 10th, 2019
Chapter Three: Seer
Jim constructed paradigms and mythological tropes, building archetypes he then translated across the globe.
The same story repeated itself in the hearts and minds of every human being.
He fashioned a common typology of heroism, which he instilled into every language and every culture.
Every human child was raised with the aspiration of fulfilling this model, heroism became a key building block of their identities. Only the most extreme adverse conditions of poverty, abuse and fear could undermine it, and even then it could not be eradicated.
Through ritual imagery and narrative he created a guidance system that would shape the emotional and cognitive foundation of the vessel he was forming.
Thousands of generations would pass before the singular person emerged from the masses, when that child did emerge, their fate would be to bear all the pain and suffering of the human race, to bear it gladly as a willing victim, they would channel like a weapon straight into the heart of the Continuum.
He conveyed to the Collective that he was merely interested in creating a planet with the greatest warriors the Empire had ever seen, so that in the fullness of time, when the tendrils of the Empire finally reached Earth, the conflict that ensued would produce a drama like no other.
This played well with the Continuum. The drama was predictable, build them up and tear them down.
The Continuum had no intention of letting Earth throw off the Imperial yoke. The entire planet would go up in fire first, but it relished the notion of a great conflict. It allowed the Observer to proceed.
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