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The Return

By Ferdinand W.

To Anja, a lady with a heart of stone

Book One

Published by Ferdinand W. at Smashwords Edition, Copyright 2011

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Chapter 1

Hetan 21, presiding over the High Council of Senaclia“ According to the military intelligence estimations”, general Geres stated seriously and pointed towards a holographic map of Senaclia, “we could expect an attack from the neighbouring Vanterna. I draw the conclusion from a fact that, according to our data, Supreme is supporting the rebellion in Thenera province.” General Geres was joined by scientist Kortan, who stood up from his chair and slowly walked towards the large holographic map, opposite of a round table. “Yes, as the leading scientist, I would agree with the military estimations. During the last 600 supras”, Kortan continued, as the other nine members of the Council listened carefully, “Supreme has probably procured the necessary amount of maneya. Now, she’s trying to break our defensive system. Supreme could attempt to enter over the mothercore, through a minor gateway, by using an interstellar calculus. Based on the energy of the ray, we estimate she possesses a biological mothercore of 500 to 600MM.” Listening carefully, Geres supported the scientist, “If she delivers the coda to rebel Treder and links the corridors, she could breach our defences.” Holosko, the wealthiest Senaclian and one of the Council members, joined the conversation, “There’s, hmm, a problem. Since Maneya has a single core, would that mean that Supreme could affect every one of us?” The ten Council members turned silent, brooding on the presented arguments. For a brief moment, an almost tangible tension filled the room. “Yes, the nucleus itself, as well as the maneyan coda, haven’t yet been discovered, as you all well know. Still, we hold a justified belief that the enemy scientists couldn’t have advanced further in their research than we have. We are still more powerful,” the silence was interrupted by scientist Kortan who proudly proceeded with clarifying his opinion, “the biological system we have developed and encoded has made Senaclia the wealthiest and strongest planet of the Third Quart. The presented risk has been expected, as well as included into our estimations.” Geres looked at Kortan and concluded resolutely, “As the leading official of Senaclian defence, I am convinced that we possess sufficient power and strength to maintain our dominant position in the quadrant and prevent delivery of the coda.”

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