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side sim - Dinner with the Songz's

Posted Sept. 29, 2022, 8:06 p.m. by Commander Shedda Mal'athar (Executive Officer) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Civilian Sair Songz (Counselor) in side sim - Dinner with the Songz’s

Posted by Commander Shedda Mal’athar (Executive Officer) in side sim - Dinner with the Songz’s

Posted by Civilian Sair Songz (Counselor) in side sim - Dinner with the Songz’s
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Shedda watched Sair with Koro a little wistfully for a moment. Then she put it aside rather than dwell on not knowing. “Favorite…I hate to say that’s easy, but it is. That would have to be the Akuin of Thoveiturn. I spent a year studying the temple ruins in Carcoln Gap on Thoveiturn. After we discovered it, I spent a month trying to figure out the Slioskiolt. There are these massive rocks that have a refined internal crystalline structure and are filled with water. Once aligned and struck correctly the sound continues until one of the Slioskiolt is moved. The harmony and vibration is the most serene sound…feeling I’ve experienced. I sat there for hours, just listening.”

Shedda

Kel was fascinated. “I don’t know anything about studying ancient cultures, but did someone think they had a spiritual or religions purpose? Or were they just natural phenomenon that had a beautiful effect?” She had always been a more quiet person during meals, but mostly because mealtimes were more rushed. Her daughter though seemed to have grown chattier, though that made sense given her change in profession.

~Sair & Family.

Shedda rocked her head side to side. “We believe they are spiritual. Spiritual rather than religious because we found no mention of deities or supreme beings carved anywhere in the temple or the ruins. Or at least nothing that we translated to understand meant deity. We know the site was important because we found records at other locations that mentioned the temple at Carcoln Gap and individuals and groups making pilgrimages there. Records mention it as a place that brought peace to those that visited. And based on our study of other cultures we assume that means it is spiritual. But it could also be a place that people went to settle disputes. We have yet to discover a Rosetta Stone if you will that has allowed us to accurately translate their writing. The work on Thoveiturn continues so I hope that one day we will know for certain.”

Shedda

Sair smiled almost wistfully. “It’s so interesting. You know, I wonder if archaeology will start to be a more pursued field on Kobliad in the years to come. We’re not particularly keen to look backwards.”

“Makes you wonder what might be lurking underneath the surface though,” Kel added.

Shedda held up a hand while she wiped her mouth and washed down her last bite with the juice. “You know, it might help to look at it as a looking forward. First you start by archiving what’s happened, the work that Sair and the others have done to give your people a future, as well as all the other parents who have born children. You ask those people to record their thoughts and reflections about the process. Set up a way to document the lives of this new generation. I’m sure the cause of illness is well documented. Then you look at what happened before your people got sick. What do people feel they have lots and start the archival and archeological process by relearning and rediscovering all those things that were great that you want to pass on and reclaim for this new generation. I do apologize. It is a very over generalized and simplified way of looking at it. But everything we do is framed by our individual and collective points-of-view.”

“Do you miss your studies?” Said asked Shedda.

~Sair & Family

“I do miss it very much. But being XO takes me back to Delotha. Instead of studying ancient cultures I’m getting to interact and learn directly from people and immerse myself on a daily basis. I get to live beside them. I’m not guessing or speculating, but getting the information directly. Being out here in the Delta though is pretty amazing and there is so much new to learn.”

Shedda


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