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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Seven, War; Part Forty-seven, Tactics; Chapter Three, Light

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 339, Wednesday
December 5th, 2018

Chapter Three: Light

It was brief and beautiful.

During the battle, in the dark space over the Central Planet, the flashing brilliance of energy weapons, and the sudden conflagration of ships bursting into flame, then suddenly extinguished, was followed by the absence of any light at all.

The onslaught lit the structure of Home World, revealing to human eyes for the first time the wide expanse of the artificial world, more massive than the mind could imagine, completely swallowing its home star, which burned white-hot in its center, powering all of the systems the Continuum, and the Collective required to maintain themselves.

It was ominous.

Darkness once again swallowed the fleet soaring in formation over the enormous structure of Home World. The grand-world below them was lighted only by the pulsing beacons of their ships.

As the pilots and the command staff surveyed the Central system, they were shocked, at what they saw.

The reality did not conform to any of their expectations.

They were bewildered.

The military victory had been complete, entirely lopsided.

The imperial forces had been utterly destroyed, making the rebel officers and the vessels under their command the only thing that remained of the Empire.

Communications began to come in from the throne world, confirming their ascendancy.

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