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For some years now, some homins had been wondering about strange anomalies encountered after the second Kitins Swarm. Their questions have become more and more numerous and pressing. [1]

Dialogue of the Spirits

But the homins weren't the only ones asking themselves questions, one day this dialogue was perceived:

— This way to interact with Homins, we have never used it.
— That logic is adversarial and not useful. Wherever their thoughts can go, ours can go.
— So far away never have we gone.
— So far away we must go.
— We must understand. Our investigations twist and shift. Our memories are confused . Homins memories too.
— Too many risks!
— Not to ignore is within us. We need to know.
— To be useful is within us too. Is it useful?
— Knowledge is useful.
— Perhaps we ask our enemies?
— But how do we start?
— Is it useful to spread this way of communicating??
— It is good. Try, but just for a few moments.
— Watch out.... (Communication is suddenly closed.)

It seemed the Karavan didn't appreciate the intrusion attempt of the Kamis:

— They dare! we have to take things in hand before Ma'Duk spreads false truths! And we have to hurry to improve our cybersecurity!

All this forced the Karavan to react:

Homins researchers, we are aware of your comments. We were hesitant to talk to your people because the level of your knowledge is too far from ours to explain the phenomena that intrigues you. But among scientists it might be possible to exchange views and find a teaching tool for you to transmit our science.

Nicho could not let the powers manipulate hominkind once more. He had the message circulated to all the homins: [2]

I'm calling you for a meeting in the Rangers camp of Almati Wood on 19h - Tria, Winderly 15, 2e CA 2581 (*), in the presence of the Powers, in order to provide you with and explanation on the differences in memories that we are all suffering from.
I'll lead this meeting myself to make sure of the accuracy of the information provided by the Powers, since knowledge of Elias enlightens us objectively. We will leave the shadows because it's time to know more.

The Ranger camp in the Almati Wood

Orphie Dradius has agreed to the request of Nicho Miadi, the Trytonist spokesperson. She had askedd Melga to prepare a stage to greet the representatives of the powers and the Trytonist.

The two Ranger hominas watch that the operations take place properly.

Welcome

At the due time, a Kami representative appears suddenly on the stage installed for the occasion by the Rangers. Almost instantaneously, a Karavan ship comes down and stands behind the stage. A red-dressed Karavan homina teleports herself on the stage.

Suddenly, seemingly coming from nowhere, Nicho Miadi emerges from behind a tree, glances quickly to check everything is safe, and runs between the two Rangers who welcome the three delegations.

Orphie Dradius addresses to the crowd:

This is our camp, our house. You are welcome here as our guests. We expect that you will not abuse our hospitality.

Nicho Miadi continues quickly:

With the help of the hospitality of the Rangers, I could get together Kamis and Karavan to elucidate the mystery of our memories and our differing dialects of our common tongues. Let the Kami speak now.

The Kami starts a strange speech, some kind of multi-monologue which let lots of Atysians puzzled.

- We are Kami.
-- We are here to be you.
- We are many as you are of many minds.
-- We are one as you are one in Ma-Duk.
--- Something has happened.
- We know.
-- We do not know.
--- What has happened?
- We are here.
-- Knowing is useful.
--- We are Ma-Duk
-- We are not Ma-Duk.
- Ma-Duk contains all.

Nicho understands that the Kami has finished:

Here, a Karavan scientist tells us she has an explanation. We should listen to her.

The Karavan homina, who appears to be a scientist, has a viewing screen appear on the stage:

Homins, here you have the results of our observations adapted for your knowledge.
Homins, please focus your attention on the Viewing Screen. I will present pictures, called Slides. When I say "Slide", you should refresh your view.

Viewing Screen

Slide 1: Time as a strange river

Imagine for a moment that time is a strange river. Imagine you throw onto the river water, liquids like colored oils. They will spread on the surface but they will not mix. Imagine three oil "stains" as in the picture we are showing you. They are close, but separate. These colored "stains" are like Homins in time. They are on the river but do not know the river itself and the other "stains". In each "stain" time flows, like the river, but it does not flow the same for each one.

Slide 2: On Different History for some Homins

Each "oil stain" is similar but not identical. Things happen or do not happen. Until the last moment the homins in each of the "stains" experienced their sometimes tragic separate histories, some things the same, some different.

Slide 3: The Kitins Swarmed over All.

The Kitins swarmed over all of them.

Slide 4: The Exodus during the second swarm

The Kitin’s wrath was too great to be contained. The Karavan and Kami fortified the cities of the homins, but the defenses were breached. Hominkind was lost unless it could escape their relentless and ruthless destruction during their killing spree.

Slide 5: The Rainbows and the Powers

We, both factions (Kami & Karavan) and all other forces, joined together for the occasion, to bring everyone to a safe place. The Kami opened their Oasis to the Rangers and the Trytonists, and the Kami and the Karavan guarded the entrance so that the Exodus of all Nations together might succeed. The Trytonists built Rainbow gates, just as they had during the first Swarm The Rainbow Gates that the Trytonists built were not as subtle as our altars or even those of the Kami. They do not know the workings of the universe as we do. The gates did work but they pulled far more power from the world than those of the Kami or the Karavan. At the same time our defenses and those of the Kami pulled at the power of Atys as well.

Slide 6: The Water Flows Downstream (The Drain)

The thousands of operations of the Rainbow Gates and our defences drew power from Atys and disturbed time near them, creating something like a waterfall that sucked at the "stains", drawing them closer and closer to each other and distorting them. In the end, a critical point was reached.

Slide 7: The Waterfall Mixes the Stains

That critical point, that massive drain, caused the three "oil stains" to merge to form one large one, as if a waterfall had mixed them. In the midst of this cataclysm it was the power and mercy of divine Jena that held all of Atys safe from harm and preserved all homins and even the Kamis in each of the "stains." But after the mixing each tiny drop of oil, each homin, each person, kept the memories of one of the three "stains" and did not know the memories of the others.

Slide 8: The Karavan Ship Observer.

Those in the "oil stains", all of you in the New Lands, could not realize what had happened. When you returned from the refuge, or came out from your hiding places in the New Lands after eight years you saw the Atys you knew and met homins you thought you knew. It was the same for us of the Karavan on the surface of Atys near the area where the massive teleportation took place, that area you call the New Lands. We, too, were mixed together but held only one memory each. It was only the Karavan vessels in the sky, far from the turbulence of the critical point, the mixing of the "stains," that observed and recorded the anomaly. Even they could not do anything about it. The massive energy drain created an irreversible phenomenon. We thought the homins would go back to normal life after the end of the Second Swarming, but there were few strange incidents and some of you homins are more curious than others. Therefore we bring you this unique demonstration of our science. We can not give you more explanation; you would not understand. Not even all Karavan understand . The theory of what we call "parallel universes" is understood only by a handful of experts. Since this is the first time we have the chance to actually observe it, we also are researching the phenomenon. This is all we have to say.

Conclusion by Nicho the Trytonist and Orphie the Ranger

Nicho shouts:

Homins, see the incompetence of the Factions!
Ma-duk sees nothing!
The Karavan believes he has understood and is hiding the truth!
Let us free ourselves from their yoke! Let's think by ourselves!

Nicho slips away.

The Kamin and the Karavan homina leave without another word, and there are very few homins who could notice their eyes crossing.

Orphie concludes:

I think it will be difficult to find out more.
One thing is clear: more than ever we need to show our solidarity.
As a Ranger, I will ensure as much as possible this task we set ourselves, that of defending hominkind against the dangers that are perhaps not only Kitins.
Thank you for your presence and goodbye.


References

  1. http://app.ryzom.com/app_forum/index.php?page=topic/view/21723
  2. http://app.ryzom.com/app_forum/index.php?page=topic/view/21868

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