Emergence 3.0 – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty, Faith; Chapter Four, Mystery

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 291, Thursday
October 18th, 2018

Chapter Four: Mystery

The priestly caste was organized according to rank, like every other strata of Imperial society. The major divisions in the priestly caste were between the ruling houses and the minor officiants, between the parish priests and the holy orders.

This differentiation was not unlike the differentiation between managers and staff in the bureaucracy, or between the rank and file and command in the military.

The unseen difference, a difference unknown outside the select circle, was the society of Observers, those members of the Continuum who had opted to live out lives in time and space, observing the day to day realities of the Empire, for the Collective and its Continuum.

While it was the case that Observers were scattered throughout the Empire and held posts in every strata of society, most Observers preferred to carry out their mission from the vantage of the priestly caste, and the royal houses.

Nothing was hidden from them, because they knew the full truth concerning the origins of the Empire, The Continuum, its promises and their lies.

Many of the Observers were eager to interact with the hero/priest the guardian of the faithful.

He was indoctrinated into the deepest mysteries of the Imperium.

He discovered the mechanism of salvation, the translation of consciousness into the quantum field which brought eternal life in the Continuum as a member of the Collective.

He learned that the Imperial rites meant nothing, they were based on lies, they were minor dramas perpetuated as a means of controlling the people; controlling them through hope, and fear, through love and hate, which were the only meaningful controls, controls which never failed, controls that surpassed even thirst, hunger and pain.

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