Emergence 3.0 – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-three, Division; Chapter Four, The Traditionalists

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 312, Thursday
November 8th, 2018

Chapter Four: The Traditionalists

There were far more members of the hierarchy, both in the priesthood and among the general staff who would never have even considered the notion of rebellion against the Continuum.

They were loyalists.

There were a far greater number of Observers guiding them, than those who plotted against the Continuum.

They were cardinals and bishops and priest.

They were planetary governors and star system commanders.

They were members of royal houses.

They held leadership positions throughout the Empire, across a million worlds. They were loyal to the Empire and its institutions, regardless of their faith (or lack of it) in the religious beliefs, and the promises of the Continuum.

They had the absolute majority.

When the crises struck the Observers associated with this faction were quick to leave their post, to return their consciousness to the HomeWorld, to attempt to forestall the collapse of the Continuum.

They were trapped in their Mechanoid bodies when they arrived. They were caught in their tiny little prisons, deaf, dumb and blind. They were effectively sequestered.

The traditionalists were unprepared for the violence which came at them from all sides.

The Observers among them had been in key positions of leadership, they could not develop a strategy without them.

Being unprepared, they were trapped.

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