|investigating the past Realities of Deep Time|
According to Gohrlay, Observer Base began as a way for Interventionists to secretly interact with Earth. For billions of years, Earth was "guarded" by the pek. Long ago the pek "seeded" Earth with zeptites and one of the functions of those zeptites was to constantly monitor Earth for Interventionist activity.
|The Long Island Trail|
Later, say in 2000, someone made a biking trail (the Long Island Trail, see the map, below) that ran from New York City to Greenport (running through Port Jefferson).
Imagine further that one Friday evening, some pesky bikers managed to block your rail line and prevented you from reaching your beach house for the weekend. How annoying would that be? According to Gohrlay, that's essentially what happened to the pek when positronic robots took control of Observer Base.
|In the Ekcolir Reality: the Long Island Trail (blue line)|
|Human origins: the key role of the bumpha|
Gohrlay was "seeded" into Observer society in order to provide a neural template for the brains of positronic robots. That sly scheme was conceived by the Interventionists who were "in control" of Observer Base. I must put "in control" inside quotation marks because it is clear that the activities of the Inteventionists were severely constrained by the pek.
|Gohrlay at Observer Base|
The bumpha and the pek are two ancient factions that have competed to guide the evolution of hadronic life in the universe for over a billion years. Gohrlay believes that it was direct intervention by the bumpha that made her into a freak, the one special human who would be sacrificed for the purpose of creating positronic robots at Observer Base.
|The Preland thoracic pouch (source).|
When Gohrlay had completed her rookie year as a member of the Earth Observer Corps, she met three Escapist writers, Rol, Jaqy and Meppen. Apparently Gohrlay, Rol, Jaqy and Meppen became close friends and they experimented with forming their own Clan. That experimentation was mostly driven by Gohrlay's secretion of a potent female pheromone, so when Gohrlay was taken away from Observer Base and sent to the Galactic Core, their experimental Clan disintegrated. However, Rol, Jaqy and Meppen wrote extensively about Gohrlay and thus created the source material that became a kind a sacred literature for the Cult of Gohrlay that grew to dominate Observer Base in the era of the positronic robots.
Next: the Escapist Clan
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