|Princess Luri; 102 BCE|
In the Buld Reality, the brains of Earthlings are constantly probed and monitored by swarms of "pek nanites". Most humans become hosts for a nanorobotic symbiont that keeps their brain from exercising its full creative capacity. In a few cases of favorable gene combinations, an Earthling can host "Kac'hin nanites" that allow some access to the Bimanoid Interface.
|Luri; 117 BCE|
As the years pass, finding himself more than a little infatuated with Luri and her special cognitive abilities, Thrukta is, for many years, unable to send her off to the Klyz teleportation hub.
Luri of Tamari
I knew her as a girl alive
with wisdom from beyond.
She grew into her Earthly life
but, of death, she was not fond.
I found her cold and frozen
so what else could I do?
Off to Klyz...off to heaven,
there to start her life anew.
|"Eridu" by Saul Espinosa|
In the Buld Reality, Luri was subjected to an arranged marriage and must travel through the mountains to her new home. Thrukta, knowing that a major volcanic eruption has temporarily disrupted Earth's climate, tries to dissuade Luri's marriage party from making the trek south. Unable to influence their travel plans, Thrukta watched uneasily when Luri and her entourage set off on their journey into the high Alps. Thrukta is not surprised when the travelers are caught in an early winter storm on a high pass. He climbs up after them and arrives to find Luri half frozen. He teleports her off to Klyz where her dead limbs can be regenerated. (2015 update)
Space Energy Missions
|Hilde, Luri, Betty, Ivory|
Also, I've long struggled with the problem of how to be sure that Parthney goes off to Earth at just the right time. I'm now imagining that Luri goes to Earth with Parthney and is instrumental in locating the Space Energy Missions headquarters in the Arlesheim district.
Given the telepathic connection between Angela and Hilde, Ivory Fersoni has no trouble contacting the collaborators at Space Energy Missions. Only after the arrival of the Buld does Betty reveal herself as an artificial lifeform: a secret agent who has been working to direct the efforts of Hilde towards harmless plans for future space-based energy projects.
Lendhalen, Luri works closely with Gwyned and becomes familiar with modern power generating technology. Gwyned mentions a disturbingly insightful Delta team investigator named "Betty" who was instrumental in bringing her to the attention of Deomede, but Luri dismisses the possibility that the Betty at Space Energy Missions could be the same person.
When Syon "shuts down" her Bimanoid Interface and becomes a robotic drone, Luri approaches Parthney and shares her plans to accompany him to Earth. Originally Parthney believes the Lendhalen propaganda about only male agents being allowed to go to Earth, but Luri convinces him that the very idea of such a restriction is absurd. The Interventionists simply find it beneficial to keep testing the "Thomas clones" on various missions to Earth. Caught up in the excitement of tricking his handlers at Lendhalen, Parthney and Luri go off to Earth together, bypassing the normal procedure of first going to Klyz. This turns out to cause no problems for Parthney's mission, since Luri carries the "pek nanites" that will be needed by Parthney while he is on Earth.
|Rathuf and Luri: 5th century England|
In the 5th century Rathuf is in need of an artificial life assistant during his mission to Earth. While in training under Oib, Rathuf meets Luri, who seems to have an elastic personality. In fact, "Luri" is two people: one a newly instantiated copy of the original biological woman while the other "copy" is an artificial life form, designed to resemble the original.
Only after their arrival on Earth does Rathuf learn that his partner in adventure is the artificial Luri.