Hello again. Tobin here.
Since last I communicated with you, much appears to have happened in our world. Teagan and several other humans I have come to know have kept me informed of the recent terror activities affecting the global society. I must admit, this whole thing smacks of the Kordai. I could be wrong. I rarely have contact with those from the off-world side of my genetic ancestry. But when I have had dealings with them, I have been warned that such activities as these are the hallmark of the Kordai.
Who are the Kordai? They are the current rulers of the Universe. Everyone and everything in the Universe must answer to Kordai law, whether they know it or not. Our planet, Earth, is under Kordai special attention due to your special circumstance, but we are all still subject to Kordai law.
What no one wants is for the Kordai to return. That would not benefit any other off-world cultures currently working to integrate here. And what is the point if integration is no longer an option? You might as well join the rest in exploring the multitude of galaxies, if they return. Of course, that is your choice to make. However, from my words here, you can see it is not the option I would choose for you... for any of us.
It is my hope that the story Teagan has crafted to explain all of this will have reached the general public long before the Kordai do return, for they have sworn to do so. Without the knowledge contained within her story, the leaders of all mankind will be unable to make an informed decision as to whether or not to trust the Kordai. Although your leaders believe they know everything, they do not know the things in her story.
Teagan tells me there is no guarantee her story will ever be made available to the public. So this means the future of human society rests in the hands of Literary Agents and Publishers world wide. To this, Teagan says, "Lord, help us!" Still, she has hope. I see it in her eyes. Even if she didn't have the visions, she says the fact that I exist would be enough to keep her moving forward, to keep sending out query letters to Agents. This pleases me.
As to the terrorist activities occurring around the globe, these people see themselves as courageous heroes for a noble and worthy cause. Perhaps, they believe they fight to protect a dying way of life? If that is the case, then they are a very naïve lot. I do not believe them to be such simpletons. They may have begun as noble warriors, fighting for a cause. But I think they have adopted enough of our ways by now that they have joined our society and they are simply fighting for more power. I see them as cowards. Instead of working with the powers that be to preserve at least some of the culture and traditions they claim to hold so dear, they hide behind masks and kill indiscriminately any who do not fall in with their specific beliefs. Most people do not even know what those beliefs are!
As I said, the whole thing smacks of the Kordai!
Of course, none of this will matter should the Kordai return. Worse yet, what happens should the famed Asherah return? These cowards will be dealt with swiftly then and your world will change forever. Every culture and tradition will be lost, as has been the case on hundreds of thousands of worlds, as the history records show. Either we will assimilate into Kordai culture or, like the defeated Mahdii, we will be hunted to extinction.
And on that happy note, I fear I must leave you.
Until next time,
Teagan Brody is author of Sci-fi/Fantasy novels. Her writing helps guide the people of Earth toward a better future. Her most common expression is, "What would Thomas Shelby do?"