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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Seven, War; Part Forty-six, Conflict; Chapter Two, Protection

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 331, Tuesday
November 27th, 2018

Chapter Two: Protection

Every member of the Observer Corps was beset by overwhelming feelings, despite the fact that their bodies had been genetically engineered to enable them to suppress strong emotions.

Fear drove them, along with a desire to protect the Home World, and curiosity also.

The majority of the Observers made the choice to return to the Home World, using the apparatus under the control to transmit their consciousness through via worm-holes across the galactic void, into the mechanical circuitry waiting for them.

It was predictable behavior, and they were trapped by it.

Every Observer had a back-up system on or near the world under their purview. A place that housed a copy of their consciousness, where they grew their doppelgangers. It was a sanctuary where they felt safe.

They went to their stations, activated their equipment generating the conduits that would take them home, but the apparatus on the receiving end, on the Central Planet, it did not function as they had expected, and they were trapped in the landing port of the receiving station cut off from the Collective.

They effectively disappeared, millions of them gone.

The worm-holes that they opened transmitted data and commands in both directions, these were control systems that the Continuum put in place so that it could manage the Observers. Jim utilized those failsafes to send destruct signals to those platforms, and they popped in a litany of explosions throughout the Empire.  

It was chaos.

The remaining Observers numbered only in the thousands, those who held positions of rank and power marshalled their forces to protect the Central Planet, the Collective and Continuum. They assembled the fleet.

They intended to attack.

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