The fall of man: The Journal of Araqis, entry #2*
The craziest things happen nowadays. We seem to be at the pinnacle of our rise from whatever we started as. Civilization, being the height of it all, is on the wane. what lies beyond?
This is a question I ask myself on a daily basis. Is this as good as it gets? Or is there more on the horizon?
Our historians search for clues to our past, digging in the ground as if they will find evidence of something spectacular. I am not sure, though. Would there be anything left of a Star Seed? What about their legendary cities and ships? Or is it all myth?
Of course, I have to be careful. I don’t want the Elders to think me guilty of sacrilege and heresy. I just wonder if if they will and anything.
I fantasize sometimes, though. I imagine myself as a Star Seed. I wonder what they ate. Did they eat?
I imagine myself as powerful as they, as free. How it must’ve felt, not to be bound to a physical form. True power. Light given life.
I believe it would be the most amazing thing, to be alive but without this shell. I wonder what my inner light, my inner being really looks like. Is it well defined? Is it grey, white, or dark light? I hope it isn’t dark light. Dark Light is supposed to be pure evil.
But I don’t see myself as evil. Perhaps it is grey. That would mean that I am still neutral. Neutrals are more sought after. They create. They are the artists.
The Fall: The journal of Araqis, entry #3*
They found an ancient city!!!! And it wasn’t even buried! This is the most important discovery ever! What’s more, they have found Star Seed technology! An ancient starship! A Star Seed ship!
They say that the technology is foreign to us. Nothing that resembles a guidance system of any kind, almost as if they were one with their ship! The obsidian interior is glassy as if it has been polished and honed to look almost gemlike. Strange shapes are said to be carved upon the walls.
What I wouldn’t give to see it! I mean them. The city and the ship. It would be the highlight of my existence.
But, then, they say that we simply re-live our lives. Could I have been one of those from the ship they found? Could I have lived in that city at one time?
No, can’t be assuming such. Assumption is dangerous. Causes one to misjudge. Or misstep.
The Fall: The Journal of Araqis, Entry #4*
Crazy news coming back from the discovery. Some of the researchers were killed in an attempt to move the ship. A cataloguer or two died when a wall collapsed on them in the city. Something tells me that the Star Seed still guard their secrets and want us to leave the site. But scientists and historians have other thoughts.
Still, I cannot wait to find out all that they have learned. I want to know more about my origins. I want to know about the planet before I existed.
But I must wait until the research team returns from the find. And I hate waiting. With a passion. So much time wasted in doing so.
I wonder how old the city is. How old is the ship? Did they find any remains? Any remaining living Star Seed?
So many questions. So many flights of fancy. It’s so frustrating when one has to wait for new information.
The Fall: The Journal of Araqis, Entry #5*
The first information has been received from the discovery site! the first news of what they have been able to record! And it was read aloud during our history lessons! What joy!
They had, indeed, found remains! and living Star Seed! One of them was named Go’Od! Amazing!
Something tells me that we will learn much more as we examine and interview Go’Od. What wisdom does he (I am assuming that I am correct in identifying the gender) hold? But I am getting ahead of myself. Maybe just a bit.
They were able to send the science detail back with the ship! I am looking forward to being able to explore it when they have it set up for touring. I just hope it is soon.
The Fall: The journal of Araqis, Entry # 6*
Joy of joys! I got to tour the ship! Even better, I was the first to get to do so! It was so amazing!
I was also asked to accompany the science detail to the site when they return! And as a student worker! I am so happy!
I presume that my next entries will be made from the site, so there may be a small gap as I will be traveling and unable to record anything. Still, this is a chance of a lifetime! Very few students are asked to be a part of a science detail.
*It is assumed that these entries are sequential and were made daily, as they seemed to follow each other. The dates were unreadable, so we do not know if they followed the first entry made, though we assume they did.
next: We read from the the diary of Aia of Maru (Mars) to see how civilization developed there.