A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 080, Wednesday
March 21st, 2018
Chapter Three: Mission
The Observers left the Continuum to live ordinary lives with the people of the Empire, returning every one-hundred solar cycles to re-enter the collective consciousness, to feed both the triumphs and tragedies they had witnessed to the Continuum. This was the most intimate way by which the Collective took in what transpired throughout the galaxy.
This was the intention behind the Observer Corps.
The Observers were trained extensively in methodology of being a detached participant. The physical bodies they occupies, looked like the physical bodies of the people they lived with, on the planets where they dwelt, but they were different.
They were stronger, faster, resistant to disease, they healed with incredible rapidity.
They were also plain, ordinary, they were not endowed with physical beauty, or any attributes they would draw attention to themselves.
They were sterile; the Observers were forbidden to procreate.
Strong emotions were engineered out of their bodies; fear, anger, desire, revulsion, these things were stripped away from the flesh. The Continuum viewed them as inhibitors of reliable observation.
There was a complex array of machinery, communications equipment, observation equipment which the observer could connect to. Their day to day experiences, their dreams were constantly being upload into its apparatus, the observer was responsible for maintaining it. This machinery provided an ancillary feed that was constantly streaming to HomeWorld, to the Collective, and its Continuum.
Many Observers violated these rules. Some did it with the support of the Continuum.
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