Greetings and salutations. Tobin here. I have been gone again. I had to take care of a matter. Most of you do not understand what it is like to have to patrol one's territory. My kind are extremely territorial and we have to fight to keep others from invading.
You did not realize I was not the only one? I'm not only not the only Star Child on this planet, but I am also not the only type of Star Child here. There are many different races of us here, now. Used to be there were only three main types of us on the planet. Now, the breeds of Star Children inhabiting this world are nearly as varied as the human race. We have different genetically-inherited features, such as skin tone, color, height, weight, mannerisms, etc. Whatever helps each of us blend more easily into human society - these are the things our creators are continually updating.
The difficulty with all this variety, however, is that we each hold to different tenants or beliefs and different codes of conduct. For example, several of the groups here believe you are cattle to be farmed and used as we see fit. Of course, we are all here to use you to some degree for our own purposes. It's just that some Star Children tend more toward domination as opposed to integration. And, when individuals from one group stray into another group's territory, there are issues. Also, as you may have noticed, advanced technology does not necessarily beget advanced ideology. In fact, from what I have observed in humans, the more advanced one group becomes the more it trends toward hostility to any who oppose it.
Granted, my kind do live in the shadows off human society - as we must. However, we also have access to many technologies humans have not yet even imagined. And if you think the human race has a monopoly on violence and unrest, you'd best think again. The puny wars you wage look like child's play to the rest of the Universe. If the population of this world ever discovered what is really going on here, there would be an overnight breakdown of every social system controlling your populations!
Thus, Star Children are taught from the beginning of their entrance into Second Life to fiercely guard their chosen territory from others. Humans can be handled quite easily. But if a new Star Child were to gain a foothold in another's territory, it could mean the end of a program for the established Child's mentors. No race wants that. Unlike humans, we deal in centuries and millennia - so when we lose ground, the cost is astronomical.
That is what has occupied my time since last I communicated with you. Thankfully, I emerged victorious and the interloper into my territory has been vanquished. It took a lot of help from some dear friends, but we survived. I am not so naïve as to think for one second this will be the last attempt made for my territory. But I feel I am well-established here and I would not wish to lose all I have gained in this region. For now, my chosen home and stomping grounds are safe. I have survived and will live to fight another day. In the meantime, I can only focus on succeeding in my efforts toward completing my mission here. Should I accomplish that, the world - and the Universe itself - will be forever changed.
That is all I have for you today. Either I or Ms. Brody will write again soon. I am always happy to receive comments and /or questions, as well. Thank you for your time and, until next time, I wish you peace.
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?"