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October 12, 2011

Thalian – Background History

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Thalia and its ill-fated cloud cities are dying because the planet is slowly losing its orbit bringing it closer to their sun.

Once a great nation of psychic telepaths, the Thalian race has splintered into two powerful legislative bodies for the last three hundred years.  1. Those who don’t believe the scientific evidence and the end-of-the-world predictions by the distinguished scientific House of Bromon. 2. Those of the Bromon family and all its associate families and friends who do believe the predictions and sacrifice all to discover compatible new worlds that offer survival and a future for those Thalians willing to take a chance on the unknown.

The priority has been the overwhelming need to find a new place to live. For almost two hundred years large fleets of small scout ships have been built and sent out to different quadrants of the galaxy, searching for habitable planets. In the meantime, massive deep space voyage ships were slowly being built then sent out to explore from orbit the different potential planets reported. The House of Bromon has long ago given up trying to get the other Houses (clans) to prepare for evacuation. But when the affects of the nearing sun starts to make people sick and kills the land and forces those in the cloud cities to abandon their homes and way of life, the nonbelievers accept the truth and a staggering telepathic cry goes up for the House of Bromon to share their ships and resources. As sovereign of the House of Bromon, Kalon (Damon/Rowan’s father) calms the masses by sharing knowledge, target planets, and delegating House sovereigns to organize manpower for creating a livable tunnel/cavern system below ground, the building of gigantic domes over the tunnel openings to preserve as much of the ecosystem as possible, and gets several of the other Houses started building their own deep space voyage ships.

Kalon’s fleet comes to earth (cloaked ships by channeling the ship’s kinetic energy into a concealing field around the ship) with advanced technology in the hopes of quietly infiltrating human society without alarming the population (fleets under other sovereigns attempt the same infiltration on other planets). Hundreds of huge ships carry thousands from each supporting lineage House and their associate families–the elite in technology, medical science, agriculture, and craftsmen. Thousands are still left behind and continue building new ships for those remaining, documenting the orbits decay, scrounging to gather all the needed resources for the trip. Personnel for the last remaining ships are comprised of experienced elderly craftsmen, trainees, scholars, and the optimistic who wait for the beacon signals from their designated worlds before saying goodbye to Thalia forever.

The original on-land colony was built in the northwest section of Lincoln County, Montana. It was more than a town but not an unmanageable sprawling city either. Some of the architecture caused quite a stir in the nearby towns where people were used to square boxes and poor quality craftsmanship. The town was beautiful, clean, and provided the best of everything for the colonists. But within a couple of years the original colonists started getting sick, then dying, until not one was left. Every contingency was planned for, vaccinations against all know human diseases, languages learned, customs incorporated into their own lives, everything except the weakening ozone layer. The space radiation that filtered through thin areas of the ozone layer was making more humans sick every day, making super strains of bacteria and viruses that were impervious to known vaccines. For Thalians the radiation is deadly.

The town was completely dismantled and work quickly began on the underwater mother city, Tantria, at Crystal Lake, Washington State. Cloaking and teleportation devices are used to conceal their presence, and five deep space voyage ships are slowly dismantled and used to create the underwater cities. Deep water protects the Thalians from the virus. After the mother city is completed, four other underwater cities around the world are built making Earth home to all Thalians imprisoned in the underwater cities.

Now Thalian survival on Earth remains uncertain: the original colonists are all dead and Thalians can’t live above ground; of the original 50 bi-human children, only Debra remains and all are wondering if Shari’s Syndrome will take her like all the rest; only 14 second-generation bi-human children remain alive and are kept safe in the underwater mother city because they have no protection against the virus and no child has lived to see puberty; Thalians can’t mate between themselves because space and resources are limited in the underwater city; any Thalian children born below are not immune to the atmosphere virus above.

The fate of the other fleets scattered throughout the galaxy is unknown. For those left on Thalia, it’s been thirty-six years since the last ships left with the promise to send for them. A long time to wait on a dying planet for a beacon signal that might never come.

(Beneath the Surface begins after the underwater cities are well established on Earth and Debra is 16 years old)

Miscellaneous Notes: There’s not a person in the city who wasn’t touched in some way by the deaths of the original 32 on-land colonists; a staggering tragedy that emotionally affected many.

Most of the underwater city’s populations was born en route/orbit and have lived on earth most of their lives. All Thalians on Earth are of the House of Bromon.

Communication in underwater cities is done verbally and through the com-link system (com-system) instead of using telepathy because most Thalians have lived with humans almost their entire lives. They’ve adapted many of earth’s customs, especially in ways of communication, for when the time comes to go above. Private life is a blending of the two forms of discourse (oral/mental)

Average height for most Thalian males is 6’3” to 6’7”; excellent musculature but not muscle bound. Average height for most Thalian females is 6’ with slender well-rounded curves.

All full-blooded Thalians have black hair, eyebrows, and eyes, with varying degrees of lighter and darker golden-colored skin.

It’s a myth that a Thalian child’s abilities starts small and increases in strength as they learn and grow.  Surprisingly many are strong mentally from the moment their abilities become active and are taught through parental bonding and training how to use their skills and psychic protocols for politeness and privacy.

October 7, 2011

Thalian – Equipment

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CLOAKING CRYSTAL:  crystals concealed on beach beneath large boulder that’s easily moved when concealed lock is deactivated by inserting foot into the crevice at its base.

Projects a dim blue aura around the person like a second skin that sustains a breathable atmosphere for the journey underwater to the city (energy field pulls oxygen from the lake water and carbon dioxide is filtered out). Smooth slick surface and cold to touch; milky-white rod like an opaque glass cigar; no openings to see inside, no discernible moving parts. To cancel the aura, release handgrip.

Blocks all thoughts and emotions; blocks all sensations to the body such as heat, cold, wet, etc. Energy field by the cloaking crystal is different from the protective energy fields generated by the Thalians. The crystal is a set or automated density and intensity. Auras sustained by Thalians can be manipulated.

Humans take approx. 15 minutes to travel from surface to underwater city. Thalians can accelerate the trip to the surface to 6 minutes. (see underwater tether)

COM-LINK SYSTEM:  in all offices and personal quarters as a portable terminal. Monitor is blank except time showing on lower right side if not in use. Also shows name of incoming call (person initiating the call). If not answered after programmed number of chimes, call goes into message mode.

Individual must be programmed into the computer to gain access to personal controls, communications, emergency medical/security, environmental, database, cleaning (personal quarters–vacuum in kitchen closet unplugs from wall and automatically empties when plugged back into wall charger).

Has programmed keys (medical, security, local or world news, music, time, favorites, bank, etc.

Menu key activates or connects when the screen is touched or by voicing request. Each terminal can be personalized e.g. push time key and select the form preferred to tell time OR push fav key to set several different choices like music, environmental, news, library preferences, etc. To activate cooking element push element key.

Recommended everyone check the public announcement site (see menu) each morning and evening for important updates, events, warnings, etc. Also for any personal appointments scheduled or requested on individuals behalf. Small flashing light in bottom left corner of terminal signifies messages.

Communication in the city is done through the com-link system (communication-system) instead of using telepathy because most Thalians have lived with humans almost their entire lives. They’ve adapted many of earth’s customs, especially in ways of communication, for when the time comes to go above. Subtle 4-beat chime for incoming call; can listen over speaker or through earpiece for privacy. Computers, data input, com-link utilized through keyboard or voice. Lighting activated by automatic sensors or voice to change perimeters. Personal quarters programmed for entry by palm print and computer keypad. Door override activated by voice authorization code from either head of security, head of medical science, Damon, and current occupant.

Com-link monitors ALL energy-powered systems throughout the city. Central computer database has numerous message sites for posting and retrieval (personal, clubs, departmental, citywide) on city’s intranet service. Three main sites used for public/emergency announcements. Resident index (menu key).

CONNECTING DOOR PANELS:  to adjoin two apartment units. Comes with or without palmpad and lock mechanism.

With lock, panel opens using palmpad to reveal a space of several feet and the adjoining units door panel with no access. Stepping out of sensor range the door automatically closes. A green-lit fingertip light below the pad indicates if the doorway is locked. When pressed the light goes out and the panel opens when in sensor range without need for the palmpad.

CRYSTAL AGATE:  Known as the Talisman Crystal. A LIVING crystal rock mined from a mature culture that was taken from the original Talisman crystal mines found miles beneath Thalia’s surface millennia ago. Each ship carried a substantial amount on board for transplant to a confined dark space on their new world. The rock crystal grows in the dark and fills its space of confinement and then becomes dormant until new growth is needed.

The energy rods used throughout the complex to simulate sunlight are crystal agate, processed to act as an energy conductor that is controlled by filters. All glass products are a refined crystal agate. Once the crystal agate has been processed it is no longer a living mineral.

Crystal agate used in Talisman Crystal Pendants is unprocessed and its living energy contributes to the psychic experience of bonding. Once a crystal pendant has been used by a couple in the bonding/marriage rite, the crystal’s energy becomes a part of that bonding/couple and becomes dormant if taken/used by another.

DESCENT GLIDES:  second level through fourth level have open balconies off of the offices and personal quarters, overlooking the ground level (first floor) park, commons, growing fields, orchard, waterfall, etc.

On each balcony are descent glides (access to rear of decorative safety railings) for emergency descent to main level but often used as quick access to lower balcony levels. Each glide has hand and foot pegs that are stepped on/held on to which activates the steady downward motion (only one speed) that can go from fourth level to main floor in 2 minutes.

Simply step on or off to activate glide. Without a minimum weight registering on pegs, glide automatically shuts down.

Should a power failure occur, all downward glide motion would stop until backup systems kicked in. BUT descent would still be possible using stationary hand and foot pegs.

MEDITATION GLOBE:  a round ball of crystal; creates an instantaneous link when subject looks at the blue flame inside. To activate blue flame the palms encircle the globe. Acquisition to the crystal’s power is instant the moment the flame penetrates the sensitive retinas. One look at the pulsing blue core and the mind is ensnared, penetrated without force or pain. Made of crystal agate and put through the alter on the common to activate the living matrix and igniting the blue flame.

TALISMAN CRYSTAL PENDANT:  a wedding gift given by the man and received by the woman, in promise of intent and love on both sides. In the Heart of the Talisman the man and woman join mind, body, and soul until released from physical existence. For bonded lovers, the journey into the Talisman is the closest that physical beings can get to remembering the richness of home and true existence.

The crystal pendant is usually an oblong crystal, 1-1/2 to 2 inches long and less than a quarter inch thick, beveled edges, with gold filigree setting and matching chain. The LIVING crystal rock is mined from a growing culture. Once cut to size, the unprocessed crystal pendant, although still living, does not continue growing. It takes continuous darkness; a complete lack of all light.

UNDERWATER TETHER:  a link between the nearest airlock on the underwater city and the cloaking crystal’s protective aura.

Trip to bottom of lake is almost 2 miles and takes about 15 minutes safely (trip can be emergency accelerated for humans by any Thalian to top speed of seven minutes but most suffer from lightheadedness and nausea afterwards). Thalians can accelerate the trip to the surface to 6 minutes without any adverse affects.

Sensors on the lakebed pick up the aura’s energy signature as soon as the aura is in the water. The pressure at that depth is about 6000 pounds per square inch. The aura is fail proof, but if it ever collapsed at the deeper depths, the water pressure would kill instantly.

The aura is activated when gripped firmly in the hand and once the aura is tethered or pulled by the sensors below, the body is held immobile, the hand incapable of releasing the cloaking crystal.

Thalians DO NOT require use of the cloaking crystal and are able to generate the cloaking aura by channeling their own kinetic energy.

UNIFORMS–ON-DUTY JUMPSUITS:  each department of operations has its own color system. Uniforms were worn aboard ship and the tradition is continued on earth to help keep a sense of routine. The Sovereign and Council of Elders do not wear a jumpsuit uniform.

Dark blue ..…..security

Gray …………….research and human-Thalian interrelations

White …………..medical-science

Black ……………master/grand master instructors

Green ………….hospitality/customer service

Brown ………….horticulture/agriculture

Purple ………….maintenance

Red ………………grounds keeping (park, gardens, flowerbeds, waterfall, etc.)

Yellow ………….aquarium tanks (fish, vegetation, ornamentation, cleaning, etc.)

October 6, 2011

Thalian – Customs

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AWAKENING CEREMONY:  a mind linking (mind meld) procedure performed by Council Elders (medically supervised) on a first generation bi-human woman on her 25th birthday. A necessary ritual releasing buried memories and abilities from the subconscious suppressor and integrate with the conscious part of the psyche.

Human and Thalian research confirms that a human female body is emotionally and physically at its peak of health at age 25 and offers the best chance for conception and birth of a bi-species child.

Prepares the brain to integrate the Thalian and human halves of the psyche. Ceremony naturally and logically reveals the truth about her heritage, Thalian and human, and prepares her for her future life and the reasons for bonding (marriage) as soon as possible.

Awakening ceremony was unable to stabilize the mental problems of the first 49 bi-children. Each in their own way died either by accident or suicide.

FAREWELL:  (takes place at the marble funeral altar on the Common) Thalian funeral service–usually accompanied by the soft strains from a musical group of flutes. Participants wear long black cloaks with hoods.

The deceased is encased in an oblong sphere that rests on the altar and radiates an aura like blue sunlight.

Black-cloaked figures approach the shrine one at a time, heads bowed, and touch the sphere taking a small residual piece of the deceased. By the time the last person has touched the sphere the blue glow has faded away to nothing (an inner shadow plays along the opaque walls of the lifeless sphere as it rests alone on the funeral alter).

FIRST RIGHTS:  laws of first rights simple and clear–once mated (claimed and taken) the Heart of the Talisman can be presented (marriage) and the bonding journey begins. Technically, the couple can be considered married, if they choose, once first rights have been taken.

Thalians are not a physically sexually active race until after marriage due to their ability to achieve all forms of mental intimacy with willing partners.

FAMILY HIERARCHY:  Thalians don’t utilize a patriarchal system where the wife takes the husband’s last name. Their society is based more on a clan or lineage house structure with all those in the immediate or first family allowed to use the house name.

Distant relatives or associate families use the more influential family name in a marriage whether it belongs to the husband or the wife. But all members are ‘of the House’. In the case of the House of Bromon, all members are ‘of Bromon’. Each member is extremely loyal to their House and pool whatever abilities or vocation expertise for the prosperity of the family as a whole.

SOCIETAL HIERARCHY:  The Sovereign is the leader of the Thalian nation on earth. Any decisions regarding Thalian policies or procedures are called legislative protocols and require a majority vote by the Council of Elders before being authorized by the sovereign.

The sovereign can override a protocol approved by the Council after showing just cause or in cases of extreme emergency.

Associate administrators run the four other Thalian cities worldwide under their own administrative policies and country’s customs. However ALL Thalians follow authorized protocols no matter what city they live in and look to the mother city, Tantria, for answers to conflicts, new proposals, and a solution to their survival on earth.

STANDARD PROTOCOLS:  All medication must be requested through the dispensary on third level–NO EXCEPTIONS.

All residents are responsible for keeping their quarters clean.

CURRENCY–residents of Tantria do not use money for ANY food or goods but do use an internal online banking system as a way of conditioning and training themselves for the day they live above. Every month their account (accessed through the bank key on com-link terminal) is credited with an amount that is established by the administrative office. Anything to be ‘purchased’ will have a credit amount that is deducted from individual’s account. Residents encouraged to live within their designated budget as practice for living up top. However, no individual is ever denied anything they need.

The city is self-sustaining. Everything needed or wanted can be made by Thalian craftsmen. Some of the products are different than earth standards but they serve the same function and in many cases are far superior for health and basic needs.

Protocols of Conduct are followed during all mind links and melding, and if disregarded in any way is considered a violation–a serious charge requiring reevaluation, reparation to the individual or family, and several hours of study through a meld with council of elders. Such occurrences are very rare.

STANDARD SECURITY:

120 personnel per shift — 3/3 split

4 shifts per day — each shift 6 hours

Rotating 3/3 shift — 3 hours city rounds and on-duty call; 3 hours sensor monitoring in the Hub

6am (0600) to 12pm (1200) senior staff MORNING SHIFT

12pm (1200) to 6pm (1800) AFTERNOON SHIFT

6pm (1800) to 12am (2400) EVENING SHIFT

12am (2400) to 6am (0600) MIDNIGHT SHIFT

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