|original cover art by Kelly Freas|
According to Gohrlay, I need to appreciate the fact that there can be "partial analogues" of people in previous Realities. In particular, in the Ekcolir Reality there was a woman named Ivory Fersoni who was the daughter of an Earthman named Adão Fersoni.
In the Ekcolir Reality, Ivory's mother did not have the name 'Marta', but apparently there was a woman who was a partial genetic analogue of Marta and so her daughter, the Ivory of that Reality, even had some of the physical features of the Ivory who I met here in our universe.
|the origins of Ivory|
Just as startling as the revelation that there was an Ivory analogue in the Ekcolir Reality is the idea that Prelands existed on Earth all the way back in the First Reality. I'd made the incorrect assumption that Prelands were a relatively recent arrival on Earth. The original Prelands in Deep Time were somewhat different than the species that exists in our Reality.
Gohrlay spent a great deal of time with juvenile Prelands at Observer Base. Since her brain was not colonized by the nanites that would normally provide Prelands with technology-assisted telepathy, Gohrlay learned to use fluent spoken language and she even learned how to sing. Her singing was very popular among the juvenile Prelands, but the orbho constantly chastised Gohrlay for over-stimulating the juveniles with her singing.
The more I learn about Gohrlay's first life, the more I seem to be re-activating old memories about the First Reality. It is possible that these memories originated from the nanites that were provided to me by Ivory. Gohrlay is much more willing to talk to me about her past when I allow myself to believe "her version" of the odd micro-culture that existed at Observe Base. Still, I must struggle to ignore by previous conceptualization of the Observers.
|in the Hierion Domain|
Gohrlay believes that she was not the first resident at Observer Base who was cut off from participation in the clans. For some reason, she's reluctant to tell me any details about one such Observer who she knew in her first life. I can sense that this one particular mysterious Observer had a major impact on Gohrlay in her first life. My detective work continues.
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