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Adulthood at 90.

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This day has finally come! I can’t believe that I fell asleep a child and woke up an adult. I stood up from my bed and run downstairs. Good thing we didn’t invite any red bloods other wise I would have to shower.

Kogan says that it’s ok for me to smell natural today. Just like every day.  He told me that it would come in handy for a special event tonight. It was something I have been told about in family planning class I have to take this year. But, that’s not the most important event of today. What is important is that I am 90 years old, and can finally move in with my boyfriend. Before today I couldn’t even look for apartments.

During breakfast my whole family congratulated me. Kogan sang “Happy Birthday” and gave me a diamond diadem. Nonta gave me a hug and gifted me a pair of leggings.  That was followed by big very filling breakfast of pancakes, nut paste and berries.

Then I greeted the guests, 22 Nadzimas and 5 Dzimanga children. My whole class came here to congratulate me. Together we went downstairs to play some games.  I turned on the screen on one of the walls. I suddenly had many more options than I did yesterday.  Toni told me that’s because, I am an adult now. He also told me that, the adult games won’t play with kids in the audience.

I decided to check out the new movies on my own.I have turned on “Glory of Valor” and the room transformed itself into the desert battlefield. We got ourselves some weapons and proceeded to fight against the army of monsters. Hands, legs and other body appendages flew into the air as we utilized our oak-germanium swords.

Three hours later we all were out of the game. That’s what happens if the monster kills you. My boyfriend Ikas fell on top of me, when I was too busy climbing a rock. That caused us to die in the game, and wake up lying on the floor.

“Game Over” was heard all over the room. It was time to have celebratory lunch. During lunch,I and Ikas started to talk about our lives. He told me that he was accepted to the Microbiology program of the Sakuradzima Nua university.

In turn I informed everyone that I am going there for a Masters in Forest management. There was a round of applause. I was joining the family business, it was the only path to go.

When I had my fill of food and congratulations, I guided Ikas outside. We took our bikes and rode around the city. Others followed suit. I was fully dressed, with obligatory white gloves. I don’t want father to pay anymore fines for that.

We rode around lake Miranda and then through our forest properties. Then a quick ride home via Gagarin boulevard.

After that Ikas and I had our special thing.

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Imperial Scripture. Book of Life. Chapter 1. Cassandra Dzimani (sister of Kavu the preacher). Part 4. ending.

Imperial Scripture. Book of Life. Chapter 1. Cassandra Dzimani (sister of Kavu the preacher). Part 1.

No preacher would convince people of the Emperor’s greatness if the empire’s wealth was not managed correctly.  The path of treasurer was shone upon by Galdan Tzo.  A person who took interests of his clients above his own.  He managed accounts for thousands of people, and everyone received every last penny of their stock dividends.  Furthermore, he managed to make such payments increase over time, and still have free funds for construction projects making sure that no wealth and space was left unmanaged and everyone got what was needed.  According to Galdan, no one should ever have more than what is needed.  Hence, no one in the Empire is allowed to have savings and every worker gets the annual wage, which has to be spent by the end of the planetary year.  The more important a person’s role in society the more the person is paid so people are motivated to climb the corporate ladder.  However, there is no way for anyone to get filthy rich.   All accounts, personal, corporate, and government are reset to zero at new year.  The path of treasurer, involves accounting, management and the protection of the immense imperial wealth, be it in the government, corporate or private property.  Those who follow the path work to make sure that future generations inherit more wealth than their ancestors.   The professions for those people include accountant, Chief Financial Officer, taxation manager, mayor, governor.

The twelve paths allow their followers to realize their potential.  The Imperial government makes sure people take care all their needs: basic, physical, environmental and social.  It allows people to feed themselves.  Gives them adequate living quarters and clothing.  Gets laborers motivated to work.  Makes sure they are properly trained for their profession.  Creates the adequate environment to workers conduct their profession properly, which includes adequate space, light, air, temperature, moisture, gravity and sanitation.  It also allows them to have the social interactions that allow them to continue working such as having friends and family, a sex life if they are physically able to and physically require it as well as acceptance and respect from society in general.

Imperial Scripture. Book of Life. Chapter 1. Cassandra Dzimani (sister of Kavu the preacher). Part 3.

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Sometimes travelers get wounds which need to be healed.   Path of healer involves treating and preventing all kinds of physical and mental disorders in all existing species.  It is inspired by the life of the Veronica Pickeer.  She was a healer who saved her tribe through the basic principle:  Defeat the disease, by strengthening yourself.  This path requires constant work with the people in your community.  It means that you look for the ways to promote health and wellbeing of all living things.  Veronica’s followers spend their livesfinding cures to diseases and developing better treatment strategies.  They reconstruct the bodies of the wounded, and the minds of the deluded.  Their goal is to preserve and restore life.  Veronica’s contributions led to the decline of many diseases among humans and aliens.  Her example inspires the work of healthcare experts, medical practitioners and other healers across the galaxy.

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People can’t live healthy lives without having fun. That was the philosophy of George Sotras, the inspiration behind the path of fun boy.  The songs of George Sotras, were a fabulous blend of Human and Orkish styles.  The crowds for his concerts were so large that towns grew around his venues.  He inspired the movement out of the solar system, and made masses believe that nothing was impossible.  He improved trade, relationships and happiness throughout the galaxy making things perceived to be good thing, bad or a blend of both look fabulous.  His lifestyle involved heavy partying, singing, dancing, doing drugs, sexual intercourse for fun, playing games, gambling.  It also involved hard work of world famous singer.  His current followers work as singers, actors, and entertainers.   Thanks to them, folks can fill up their empty time with concerts, shows and movies.  People also listen to music to help them enjoy life and feel inspired.  It is surprising how people of all pursuits seem to take this path while in their respective careers although it on only beneficial for select groups such as actors, singers and other types of performers who don’t do their work just for sport.

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If you don’t work just for sport then, you want to get money.  Path of trader, is a path not only of a salesman or a businessperson but also the path of a thief or a visionary.  This way of life was exemplified by the life story of billionaire entrepreneur Jyurgen Waphu Hein.  Jyurgen W.  Hein was a visionary born to an evil bureaucrat father who criminalized poverty.  He saw his father suffer from his greed in the form of multiple attacks on his life and eventually succumbing from the drugs he took.  In response to his father’s demise Jyurgen decided to use his wealth for the betterment of people.  His investments into spacetech lead to establishment of first sustainable human settlements on the Moon (Luna).   His company built the first hotels, casinos, and restaurants outside Terra.   His followers are the people operating the enormous corporations serving all the ends of the Empire.  Thanks to them, a man can get a meal delivered to his doorstep in the middle of the night or become an experiment for dangerous world destroying weapons.  They have created the market places where people could buy any imaginable good for a reasonable price.  The profit seekers set up mines on the asteroids, then they invented the matter replicators.  Jyurgen cared deeply about his employees and provided his every worker an apartment.  His followers emulate his policies.  To house the employees, they built the city blocks, most of our people call home.

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People wouldn’t follow the Imperial faith, if there were no preachers.  The path of preacher implies teaching the universe the great faith of the emperor.  This path was named after the greatest of preachers.  Kavu Dzimani converted the entire planet of Leji into the imperial faith.  He preached to Zahuris, to Orks and to Goblins. He studied and found the keys to every soul and used the teachings from the wisdom of the emperor to convince them.  His followers people wrote libraries of textbooks and guides, explaining the imperial history, tradition, and religion. They answered every question people had about the faith of the Emperor.  They wrote the guidelines of how the teachings of each path apply in conditions of each individual world.  The preachers of today revere the legacy of Kavu Dzimani.  His speeches are still heard in religion classrooms.  His style for preaching is followed by scholars, teachers, philosophers, politicians, speech writers, public speakers, presenters, activists, and the like.

From Kadjar Planet of Happiness. Pictures from pexels.

Imperial Scripture. Book of Life. Chapter 1. Cassandra Dzimani (sister of Kavu the preacher). Part 2.

From Kadjar Planet of Happiness

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None of these workers would grow up and get a career, without their supportive families.  The path of family is about empowering and expanding the human race.  This path is for the people who genuinely care about the family values and would work to preserve them.   The great Darth Herohito himself followed this path.  Back in the 21st century of the ancient Terran calendar he started a movement which prevented the Earth from becoming the planet of the elderly and saved the human species.  The humanity of today, only exists because of his books, and speeches.  He has inspired the youth to be fruitful and multiply.  After solving this problem, he worked on improving the quality of the people.  Currently, his followers make sure that children know who their ancestors were and speak the language of the homeland.  They make sure families stay together and give birth to the correct number of children.  It is Herohito followers’ obligationhelp families to raise kids properly and prepare children to adulthood.  They work as matchmakers, family counselors, nannies, summer camp counselors, kindergarten teachers and even college professors.

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There isn’t anyone to educate, in the polluted wastelands of hell.  The path of wilderness was designed to prevent the extinction of life.  It was named after, the environmental activist Tarik Mal.  This humble man earned fame by protecting the forests around his native village.  He fought against the lumber companies and developers.   His tactics included blocking the roads, and campaigning on the internet.  Throughout his life, he planted trees and cleaned up the garbage produced by others.  During the great Terran resource shortage, he demonstrated that all the people on Terra could survive without the decadence of machines.   They only needed to look after their environment.  His life is an example for all followers of the wilderness path.  These people learn to love the wild world and be willing to risk everything to make sure it survives and flourishes.  They dedicate their lives to exploring the beauty of nature, nurturing it and protecting it.  This is the path that leads people to become nature park rangers, survivalists and environment ministry bureaucrats.  Those are the people working on preventing the wastes of civilization from polluting nature and making planets uninhabitable hence locking the empire out from making the most of its resources.

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If one wants to protect the nature, one must love to travel and explore.  The way of the traveler was based upon the life of Victoria Lambértti who worked as a Terran global civil servant.  She traveled everywhere with an open mind and dealt favorably with many peoples who held contrasting and tangential views.  Being her follower involves going to all the places you have never been before.  Taking this path means that you live for the thrill of travels and are always open for something new.  One must marvel at great cultural and linguistic diversity of the empire.  One can’t travel far, without keeping an open mind and being respectful to cultures beyond his own native land.  It is equally important to tell others all about your travels.   Thus, the people who follow the Path of Traveler keep the empire united, by visiting distant worlds and building friendships.  This path is often followed by envoys, diplomats, investigators, social workers, religious priests and many people who would typically follow other paths but chose to keep an open mind instead.

Imperial Scripture. Book of Life. Chapter 1. Cassandra Dzimani (sister of Kavu the preacher). Part 1.

 

From Kadjar Planet of Happiness:(pictures are from pexels)

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There are 12 paths approved by the Emperor, and one has to try all 12

Through his lifetime.  The paths are listed in order his Holiness, the God Emperor blessed them.  They include:  ( I )  the path of defense: Un Woo Kim,   ( II ) path of sportsmanship: Wey Lan Li,   ( III )  path of knowledge  :  Felix Gegen,   ( IV )  path of servitude:  Patrick Fang,  ( V )  path of family: Darth Herohito,   ( VI ) path of Wilderness: Tarik Mal,   ( VII )  Path of Traveler:  Victoria Lambértti,   ( VIII )  Path of Healer: Veronika Pickeer,   ( IX ) Path of Fun Boy: George Sotras,   ( X )  Path of Trader:  Jyurgen Hein,  ( XI )  Path of Preacher:  Kavu Dzimani ( Zahuri ) ,   ( XII )  Path of Treasurer: Galdan Tzo ( Goblin ) .  Each of the paths is its own way of life.  They were named after people who exemplified such paths initially.

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The path of defense is a path one takes to protects oneself and society from a threat no matter where it comes from and in what form.  It was inspired by the great valor of the great war master Un Woo Kim.   Ironically in his last days, Un Woo never had to engage in combat in order to protect the emperor and his mission for the betterment of all life.  Un Woo has shown us that defense can be anything from thoughts to weapons.  Defense is itself a vague term without answering the questions: “defense from what? “and “what form of defense? “.   It is also important to know what you are protecting, and why is protection necessary.  This path is chosen by those who know the answers to the questions above.  Those are the patriotic souls, who are willing to die for glory of the emperor.  They join the Surface Troops, Space Force, and Sky Troopers, to fight Alpher invaders.  They protect the order on periphery worlds by turning the rebels into dust.  Other followers of Un Woo Kim join Planetary defense units to protect their home worlds and join police to keep order in our innumerable cities.  Some of them choose positions not mentioned before as the path to defense is not limited to fights and arrests.

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Following the path of defense, just like any other path requires facing challenges.  The path of sportsmanship is a path to undertake challenges for the sake of sport and often for one’s self improvement.  It was inspired by the great sportsman Wei Lan Li.   He didn’t care if people watched him play or not.  He undertook many challenges to test his abilities.  Wei Lan Li showed us, that following rules and restricting   desires is a path to self – improvement.  Quite often the only purpose of his actions was simply to get it done.  He had a burning desire to be the best, being an optional close second.  His whole life he truly exemplified the term “for sport “.  That’s what all his followers aspire to emulate the life of those who choose path of sportsmanship typically consists of playing sports, participating in training sessions and competitions, coaching, and personally training others.  However, the path is followed more closely by people who are daredevils, pranksters, and other groups of people considered amazingly insane.

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To become amazing, one should learn the basics.  The path of knowledge is a path of endless learning.  It was inspired by the life of Felix Gegen who was a great philosopher of his time.  He along with the emperor questioned the knowledge of his day only to find more knowledge and be questioned on his findings.  In his life, he found himself proving others wrong then being proven wrong himself.  That lead him to question whether a correct answer truly exists.  To this day his followers ponder upon this question.  The ones who follow the path of knowledge study, analyze everything they see and discuss the findings among themselves.  Most of them are scientists, reporters, spies, envoys, and teachers.  They observe the current events, or scan through the archives, they read and write reports.  The envoys and reporters publish their conclusions for everyone to see.  Meanwhile, the researchers conduct experiments, limited only by their ever-evolving senses and their ever-adapting bodies.

Strong and adaptive body is what one needs to serve his masters.  The path of servitude means a path of humble work for others.  That was the life story of Patrick Fang.  He was a maintenance engineer who kept a small biogas plant working for 50 years.  He prevented his town from losing all power when a local coal plant was closed, and there was no money to build fancy new plants.  He was never recognized for his work during his lifetime.  For most of his life, Patrick Fang was shunned by some and attacked by others.  No one supported him, not even his family.  He suffered to the very end to serve his village despite the little benefit it did for him because he knew everyone’s survival depended on him.  It was also understood, that his existence depended on everyone else.  According to him it is “better to live in the belly of a dragon and keep it alive and providing searing warmth than to freeze in the cold outside “.  Patrick’s altruism was a stark contrast to those who promised to sell the village power from wind, solar, lightning and geothermal energy.  They only wanted to extract the town folk’s wealth and makeits people suffer.  Ultimately, crooks wanted people to lose faith in electricity and stop demanding it.  The same forces that promised to provide power tried to eradicate the villagers.  Only Patrick’s perseverance prevented the fallof his home town.  The life of Patrick Fang was an example of altruism and loyalty.   Those are the traits his followers cultivate as they trod along the path of Servitude.  It is for people who don’t seek fame or wealth.  It is for those who are content with knowing that their work helps others.  This is the road of teleport masters, gravity timekeepers, spaceship technicians, gravity comet (much like ancient Terran communication satellites) communications technicians, electricians, and other people whose labor others take for granted.  They make the empire work, without making headlines, and earning fame.

The Envoy came to Kadjar.

Mubarak’s POV:

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I woke up an hour before arrival to Kadjar.  It’s my responsibility to watch the training video before I start my work. The Council staffers collected latest info on Kadjar, so I would be up to date.

Total land area of Kadjar is 280 million square km, out of 950 million square km of planet surface.  Only 114 million km2of land are in use, and the rest is nature reserves.

They reported that the Kadjari population reached 20,000 million today and consisted of 16,000 million humans, 1 billion Zahuri settlers, one billion Orks, 1600 million goblins, and 400 million others as minorities. 1 billion were immigrants mostly from Mars and Leji.

Most important part of Kadjar was Infinite City. It was a special area including 7 out of 185 provinces of Kadjar, and housing 8 billion people on 2 million square kilometers. Infinite City was the largest urban area in all of the Empire, and probably the galaxy. This urban area consisted of multiple municipalities of different size and character.

My new office would be in Nathanberg, official capital of Kadjar, city of bureaucrats and businessmen. The common people mostly live in calm residential towns like Gegendorf (singing village), Bardong (big nest), Kivat(Lizard), and Sakuradzima (Rich calm town of green trees). Kivat is known as little Mars, and Sakuradzima is mostly home to Lejian Zahuris., Bardong is an orc town.  Goblins and Rleicher Zahuris live in posh places like Lingan (fun party (and Vanat Zi (Steady income)[ In parenthesis, the translation of the city name from Kadjari], there according to the file streets are paved with gold. The only way to actually get from one town to another is by using the teleport system, since no highways exist on this planet, and paved roads only exist within towns, and those street networks aren’t connected to each other.

I have finished watching the information, about 10 minutes before arrival. I used this time to relax and listen to some songs. After the landing, I stood up from my seat and went towards the exit.

I took Rosa’s left hand and Leff’s right hand, and together we entered the Federal Republic of Kadjar. When we disembarked from our spacecraft we faced the border control line, which we passed with ease. Every imperial citizen is always welcome in every world of the empire. However, they do need to know, who is where. So, all the movements between planets are tracked.

With the wrist scanners behind we have entered the shopping district. Kadjar Central Spaceport is famous for its enormous shopping district. Here they have more shops than many towns of Terra. One could buy a unicorn, after buying himself a bag of bread tree fruits.

The restaurants are equally plentiful. There are places serving crabs on sticks, and an establishment selling fried lizards. It was very hard for us to find any edible food. We are not used to eating lizards, crabs, or unicorns.

An hour of searching was not a waste of effort. We did find a nice Terran cuisine restaurant. It was called “Adventurous Tourist”, and there we had our breakfast. We ate omelets with orange juice, and it was our first meal outside of Terra.

When done with breakfast, we resumed our march toward the teleport station. Which turned out to be outside of the terminal. We had to cross the entirety of the shopping district! It’s a good thing our luggage is above our heads, otherwise that trip would be unbearable.

Four hours after the landing, we have exited the terminal.   As we left the terminal we saw, lush green forest and bright blue sky. Local sun, Naomi, was not obstructed by any clouds. The nature we saw was wild and it looked amazing.  However, we would look at it later. We only looked at the picturesque landscape until Leff Josef took us out of it.

– Guys we have to hurry, the next teleportation to the city center is in 15 minutes.   – Leff reminded me that we are in a hurry.

– Ok, where do we need to go?  – I asked him.

– Look at this sign.   – Leff   pointed to the road sign stating, “Teleport shuttle boarding station 10 meters away. Go left. “Wewalked down the path until the sign, turned left, walked a bit more and joined the crowd.

We boarded a bus and 10 minutes later, we were at the teleport station, here pink Orks in pink uniforms were ordering people around.

-Nathanberg patch! -Yelled the mighty Ork, and we followed his command. A second later we found ourselves, at Nathanberg Business core terminal. A place full of busy looking men in uniform gray costumes.

When we went outside, we saw no sky.  Just the skyscrapers of “Kadjar and Galaxy trade center “.  We stood on the sidewalk and waited for the shuttle.  When the shuttle bus came, it could not be mistaken for anything else.  It was a bright yellow two-story vehicle that moved in between two roads of traffic, one above and one below, with gold discs on the wheels, a fine piece of ancient Terran technology.  On the inside there were 5 sofas, each with two TV screens, and a coffee table.  Each seat was designated for a specific person. On my table I had orange juice and apple pie.

Kadjar Planet of Happiness, Space Fantasy Novel.

 

 

Our New Home

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We made it! We rode the bus for about 10 minutes. Our stop was the fifth one.  We disembarked near the sign saying, “Teleport to Infinite City Business core station ´18 Kasters “. Right next to it were 5 payment terminals.  We scanned our wrist chips and proceeded forward.  Behind the sign there was a big asphalt rectangle with 7 brightly colored circles, on it.  One Ork, in pink spaceport uniform was ordering people around, “Go to patch 1! “, “Go to patch 3! “, “Go to patch 7! “.  We were ordered to go to patch 4.  A bright flash and we were 400 km away at the Business core terminal, another huge, brightly lit building.

This time it was less noisy and full of guys in business suits.  Almost no Orks here, but goblins everywhere.  Goblins in formal suits, wearing thick golden bracelets and necklaces.  Also, a lot of humans wearing grey suits and spiky haircuts.  It was almost impossible to distinguish men and women, everyone had the same clothing and hairstyle.

When, we arrived there my communicator vibrated, I looked at the screen, appstore urged me to download the local navigation app.  I clicked accept.  It downloaded in 10 seconds (ridiculously long in today’s world).   I passed near several high-end restaurants serving unicorn steaks and mashed truffles.  Nathanberg is posh.

When we went outside, we saw no sky.  Just the skyscrapers of “Kadjar and Galaxy trade center “.  We stood on the sidewalk and waited for the shuttle.  When the shuttle bus came, it could not be mistaken for anything else.  It was a bright yellow two-story vehicle that moved in between two roads of traffic, one above and one below, with gold discs on the wheels, a fine piece of ancient Terran technology.  On the inside there were 5 sofas, each with two TV screens, and a coffee table.  Each seat was labeled with a name.  On my table I had hot chocolate, and a plate of mini croissants.

The shuttle took us and our bags right to our new house.  Our new place is huge! It is 3 stories high, and is painted bright red.  The lot was surrounded by the hedge half my height.  Behind it stood a row of pines. Forget the old apartment, this is the home of my dreams.

At the gate, we met with Tiana Perro, the previous Envoy. She was all packed up and ready to leave. Her assistant Jillian Alti gave dad the access code to the house.  Dad signed us in, and then Tiana showed us around.

Our house had two entrances, one leads to the office.  Another lead to the residence.  The residence section contained 6 spacious bedrooms each with a bathroom, 2 study rooms, a game room, 2 toilets.  All bedrooms were on second and third floors.  Study rooms were on the second floor, right under the game room.  The ground floor consisted of kitchen, laundry room, dining room and storage space.  All this magnificence was surrounded by a blue grass lawn.

After we saw the house, and told Tiana and Jillian goodbye, we chose the bedrooms.   I and Rosa rushed to the third floor to pick the bedrooms right next to each other.   Malik settled on the other side of the game room.  Leff went to live right next to him.  Parents took the bedrooms on the second floor.

I had my bag land on my new bed and took all of my things out.  I filled the wardrobe with my clothes and put my trophies on the shelves.  After I was done with unpacking, I opened the window and looked into the backyard.  There I saw the swimming pool and the Jacuzzis. Rosa was already swimming on her back.  I quickly changed and run to join her.  An hour later mom called us in.  Our robot cook has made us a welcoming lunch.

Kadjar Planet of Happiness the novel I wrote