Jan 1, 2017

The Phasi Heights

In the Ekcolir Reality.
Original art work by Zdeněk Burian.
Zeta, Yōd and I brought in the new year with an argument over the fate of Trysta. There is agreement among investigators of Deep Time that both Ekcolir and Trista played major roles in the Final Reality Change. For her part, Trysta went back in time about 10,000 years and helped initiate the development of human civilization, then she died on Earth in our distant past. After her death, the replicoid of Trysta became active.

Yōd grew up on Tar'tron where Trysta is a legendary figure. Apparently the replicoid of Trysta spent a long period of time living on Tar'tron and her casual comments became source material for speculative fiction writers.

According to Zeta, the historical archives of the Writers Block hint at the idea that before Trysta's replicoid was sent from Earth to the Galactic Core, she first had a mission on Earth.

Vigil on the Phasi Heights.

The Phasian Elf
 Special thanks to Miranda Hedman ( for the DeviantArt stock photograph "Black Cat 9 - stock" that I used to create the blue "sedronite" who is in the image, above.

That mission of Trysta's replicoid might have involved retracing the path of Trysta's journey across the world and efforts aimed at "cleaning up" all of the unacceptable relics that she left behind. First of all, it was not acceptable to leave the physical remains of an Asterothrope on Earth, available for some possible future analysis by a molecular anthropologist.

Last year I began investigating how Grendels assisted Ekcolir when he went 20,000 years into our past. Along similar lines, apparently Zeta has been reading the various accounts in the archives of the Writers Block of how Grendels assisted Trysta during her time on Earth about 10,000 years ago.

According to some accounts recorded in the Writers Block, there was an elf-like Grendel who became known as Vauhgaun among the people who lived in the area around Phasi. In the Vauhgaun legend, Trysta and Vauhgaun helped the local residents adjust to the submersion of Phasi then they departed. Many years later Vauhgaun returned and haunted the hills of the Phasi district.

Tales from Tar'tron
It became a ritual to sing songs and perform chants with the goal of driving Vauhgaun from the world of humans (dry land) back into the sea (according to legend, the natural abode of Vauhgaun). Eventually, Vauhgaun's haunting of the land was restricted to Vauhgaun Hill, the site of an elaborate burial complex.

According to Yōd (repeating tales that she grew up with on Tar'tron), Vauhgaun was tasked with guarding the relics of Trysta. Eventually, a spaceship arrived and removed Trysta's remains and other artifacts from the site at Vauhgaun Hill.

Zeta finds no confirmation for the Tar'tron legends in the archives of the Writers Guild. Zeta suggests that there would be no need for Vauhgaun's long vigil at Vauhgaun Hill since Trysta's remains could have easily been teleported off of Earth.

During our late night discussion, Yōd complained that absence of a particular story in the Writers Block archives does not mean that story does not exist. At that point, I dozed off.

When I awoke, Zeta and Yōd were discussing Asimov's next mission in the AR simulator. They are awaiting news about the mysterious origin of interstellar space travel in the Asimov Reality. The major nugget of information that is sought by this mission is to resolve once and for all the source of the  sedrons that were used to launched the age of interstellar space travel. Apparently Yōd is currently cut off from her replicoid again. Yōd suspects that the Yōd replicoid is currently with Asimov inside the AR simulation.

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