The scene: the
Hall of Zdinth at the Noad's Palace at Skyyon, Sunward Polar City
of Ooranye. At the high table, men and women in varying national
and species costume. Some in bodily appearance were identical to
the humans who would evolve much later on Earth and become the readers
of this website; others were furred, scaled or crested
It was an international conference, one of many such,
but this one would prove to be special. The expectation was
widespread, that if this meeting did not succeed in establishing agreed
territorial spheres of influence and resolving the political differences
between the species, Syoom would erupt in an inter-species war.
But the air must also have been heavy with less tangible,
psychic pressures - considering what happened next.
What happened was that for five hours the conference,
and to a lesser extent the whole world, was gripped by a transcendent
experience. In a sense we really know nothing about it, but in
another sense we know enough. The planet Ooranye harbours
something analogous to a world-spirit, a living thing, or something that
can be likened to a living thing. Very occasionally it intervenes
in history, for reasons we can only guess at. This was one of
those occasions. If it spoke with an inner voice, that voice's
words can only be deduced from the aftermath.
The impact of the five-hour Rhenium Moment was such,
that even the eomasps with which it began and
ended were hardly noticed, though afterwards it was realized that during
those five hours an era had come and gone.
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