Foreword - On Past Incarnations
On Past Incarnations:
Remembering the past, for Champions, this is done through a lens of the current incarnation. Many recall happy memories of loved ones and great sacrifices for the betterment of the Nation they serve. One must remember that it is the vat technicians that manipulate these memories. Children and the embrace of a lover – tools to fight the clarity of a Champion, to muddle their minds and ensnare them in works of a particular social group rather than the betterment of all humanity or even the Maker himself. Memories of sacrifice set the groundwork for a nationalistic pride and a precedent for setting the needs of the State above the individual and even the greater world. I do not have such memories. Many of my memories are dreamlike, some as a drone serving the Maker and communing with the thrum of the Core. Countless years quietly working as a servant in the Reaches who saw tasks and accomplished them free of distraction. As a tunnel-folk woman, cowering forgotten, deemed inhuman by civilized folk. This showed me that the actions of man are selfish and unworthy of the servitude of the Enlightened.