Saturday, 25 October 2014

When Prosperity Hit the Power Snag


When Prosperity hit the Power Snag

Excerpt from The Chronicles of Han Storm, Taming Encha, Book 3

        "When you have finished here with the initial subduing of these Lizard Creatures, and I am well aware that you are the only one who can subdue them, the CMC wants you to find us a proper planet to move people to.
        And by proper, we mean somewhere we can move in without having any resistance from Humans or Nature."
        Staring hard at Major James Heraldt, my irritation must have shown for he sat forward, becoming agitated as well.
        "You all take it for granted that the 'better' planets have no inhabitants of a proper social order" I told him. "Dōhr is one of the very few planets that do not have any higher intelligence staying on her.
        Duback, Encha and even Gly-Terrion have resources we need, but are not very friendly environments. Why do you think they were abandoned in droves in the Wars?

        The Wars did not go about resources or even space for people. It was purely for Power.

Who had the most and who could keep it the longest. It did not go about the people who were supposed to be served by their leaders. The leaders simply took whatever they wanted and threw the scraps to the people, if there were any left.
        This Universe used to be a member of the Galactic Alliances, but the fight for Power between opposing sides wiped existence out as we used to know it. It threw us back into the Archaic Times. 
        Prosperity hit the Power snag and individuals suffered for it; is still suffering for the sake of one or two people wanting all the Power.  Our Universe was closed to travel and we were left to fend for ourselves, each planet isolated in a sea of dark space. 
        I will find you a proper planet, but you are going to have to have your story straight and your negotiation skills honed, for from now on we have only 'proper' places available to us.
        If we are to have any resistance to coming from Off World, we might be taking on huge amounts of superstitious trouble as well."

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