This Strand appears to be entering either a combination Terminus/Gape event OR a Modal Bog...even a Fate Mire.
I add a little excitement, a little spice, to your lives, and all you do is complain. Where is your adventurous spirit, your imagination? Think, Readers, think! Think of the possibilities.
While the 20th Century is notorious for its attraction to time travelers from eras millennia to eons afterwards a significant set of incursions have been detected starting in August of 1980 and continuing well into the end of 2010.
Where once there was an era of pioneering spaceflight and the first cities on the Moon, base camp settlements on Mars, and manned missions to Jupiter and Saturn; advances in biotechnology and medicine that reduced the incidence of disease to a bare minimum and a major reduction in the cancer rate and a rediscovery of the roots of all philosophies and religions reintegrating themselves into a world dominated by the scientific method in all areas of life we instead find humanity mostly trapped on its planet of origin with a small fleet of robotic probes bumping around a little explored solar system; a personal computer technology more than half a century ahead of where it should be, a balkanization of religious and philosophical world views to near Monadic fundamentalist psychoses.
Most telling of all is the manifestation of a blood disease from the 575th Century near the start of this incursion period...a disease in that time that ran its course in less than two years, with no fatalities due to the medical science of that time.
Which means this virus was seeded at least one to two decades before the major incursion span.
There is mounting evidence of other stealth incursions near the end of the 19th Century. Certain individuals that in the original iteration of the time line played but a minor personal role to the grand store of man, instead diverted down life paths that had them influencing other individuals with thoughts and concepts decades after their deaths.
But this period of 1980 to 2010 has the greatest number of apparent and blunt incursions, totaling at this report well over two hundred. Two hundred points at which the course of history was diverted, fine tuned for some specific purpose, or counter purpose.
And by more than one agency, following more than one agenda.
It is also in this period that there is a major spike in the dark energy content of the universe, if not centered on earth itself, then on it's path way around the galaxy for billions of years to come, and back before Earth's Sun originally condensed out of a molecular cloud.
We have traced the incursions to at least five temporal locations: the 482nd Century, Six Million Years after this Ear, nearly 5 Billion years post ear, and the most extreme at 30 Billion years post era. The most troubling being an incursion point ranging from 1893 to 1900...the historical segment when the legends of time machines first appeared.
These are the ones we have been able to trace, so far. There may be dozens more. Also, some of the yet to be traced incursions may be coming from near by parallel or alternate time lines, or adjacent and alien universes protruding into our own.
Several of these contending forces may have been responsible for the discontinuity event of the spring of 1987, coming into direct conflict with each other at what they all deemed was a crucial crux point in the historical matrix. There is intimations that the earth itself and its surroundings for more than one million light years may have ceased to exist due to this conflict: its restoration still a total mystery.
We have already had to step in at one juncture and stop the nuclear war of 1984, which was triggered by just one incursion by one of the factions involved. Our clean up of this near obliteration of the time line may have been the catalyst for the open conflict of 1987.
To curb this situation we have erected a major defensive field starting in the year 2011 all the way up to our Era. The effects of the historical corruption of the prior 30 year span have been minimized, as events between 2014 and 2163 have corrected the misdirection of this corrupted segment.
As yet not decision has been made about what to do with this segment of corrupted history. Further attempts at event correction on our part may make matters worse, and lead to an instability of the Metric leading to worse discontinuity events than those of 1987.
And it is only this era that is showing the worst of the interference....the period 1885 thru 1950 shows probably signs of manipulation, but at such a scale that the changes are more background of history than forground: subtle cultural influences seeping across the decades.
The greatest mystery being when the blood disease of the 575th Century was introduced into the population.
Until further notice the Span 1980 to 2010 is off limits to all field operatives. Expeditions into segments prior to this span will need the unanimous approval of the entire Council.
Our current stance is to leave things as they are, unless new incursions and event branching are detected. The defenses erected in 2011 should stop anything from beyond our era. Interference from alternate/parallels or alien universes convergent with this era may be impossible to block.
We are seeking suggestions, plans and technologies to block Cross-When and Metric-Bubble incursions.
The possibility of full scale invasion has not been ruled out.
While we stand back and live the corruption "as is" in the hopes it does not grow and spread, we, with heavy hearts, mourn the nearly twenty billion lives that have had their original paths thru time cruelly and needlessly diverted from their conditions of personal and community enrichment and achievement to the stunted and unfulfilled lives they have had inflicted upon themselves.
If the Events of this week have caught up with me finally, leaving me winded as they often do on Sundays, or if I'm just still getting effects from the digested treat from last night
So, here we are, the Burn Unit verse IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA. Waiting for an Exec's possible call to help trouble shoot an issue...and waiting for one of my Bots to finish it's job, so I can set off another bot for it's first run.
This night a complete counterpoint to last week's Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Exhaustion...having been roller coastered by a day beyond belief over and over and over again, going from Hero to Zero to Super Hero over and over again, with the apparent life or death consequences of each.
At this moment
Correction: The Triumph of Intellect and Romance over Brute Force and Cynicism
Romance and Intellect Verses Brut Force and Cynicism.
Everything you know is wrong. About a certain subset of Western Culture. This is the big reveal,and you won't like it at all. Probably.
1. The Beings known as the Enochians, or Enochian Angels, are not Angels from Heaven. Nor are they entities from the extreme low probablity event Strand known as "The SuperWorld"(tm). Nor are they gods in the traditional sense, spooks, demons, or any other form of dis-incarnate spiritual super beings. They are actually one of the surviving species of Man from the far distant future, at approximately five billion years from now, as the Sun is starting to expand in earnest, and the various surviving species of "Man" still on Earth or in the Solar System have lost the technology to move the planet.
As these remnants of humanity live in the Era known to the City Fathers of Dazeit as "The Broken Centuries", those segments of future history that slipped from Dazeit's control as a result of the Super Massive Black Holes of our Galaxy and that of the Andromeda Galaxy finally merged into an even Larger Super Massive Black Hole...the Gravity Waves generated by that Event hit the Solar System with something of a Double Whammy, crippling the NeoPlatonic TransTemporal Control Access Centers for Several Hundred Thousand Seperated Centuries all up and down the Eras dominated by Dazeit (which starts in the year 3629, when the first TransTemporal Platonic Field was established).
As one of Broken Centuries, cut off from both the benefits and phenomenological red tape that comes with being part of Dazeit's Temporal Empire, their history has also become somewhat warped from the original stable low probability era, with perhaps bleed thrus from alternate and nearly impossible histories parallel to the main lines but of either Exterme Maximum Probability or Ultra Low Minimal Probability.
Event changes to the time line in Centuries preceding their Era have no effect on events there.
And while they are completely oblivious to the Existence of Dazeit, Thirty Billion years down the road of events from their milieu, that have sussed out the existence and practice of time Travel, of a sort.
In general, they can only send information back thru time, and not fully travel back in baryonic form as the agents of Dazeit are wont to do.
But unlike Dazeit and it's Empire of controlled History, it's time outside of time that they utilize to shape the course of each and every day within their grasp, this race of "Man" can protect their thoughts, ideas, and communications back-when passed the 31st Century Terminus.
Cut off from Dazeit, and without the technology to move worlds, the citizens of this Era are desperate to save the Earth, completely unaware that for nearly 100 million years Dazeit hides the Earth within the upper layers of the Swollen Sun, using the energy flux of that state to repair their access to the Broken Centuries, or at least try, and firmly establish their daily updated version of reality on a grander scale.
But the Enochian Men, for lack of a better name for them, were desperate to salvage themselves in some form...to either flee into the past, taking over some lower tech era and making it over in their own style, or to adjust the past so that history turns out to lead to them, that they are the end goal of the rise of Man.
For while they cannot perceive Dazeit, crouched on the obsidian plain that was once the Pacific Basin, under the too close still white hot from collapse White Dwarf sun hanging too close in that 35 Billion year old sky, they have noticed that some one, or some thing, or some agency appears to be altering historical eras before them, and after them, but having no direct effect on them.
Not knowing that the root cause of this is the Broken Centuries Effect on time and Dazeit's Temporal Dominion, they have speculated that the cause for this lack of effect of changes to the time line before them is due to fact that their era is replete with the use of alternate and synthetic forms of matter. While the Earth itself is still composed primarily, it's inhabitants and their artificats and their civilization are not: They have composed forms of more resilient and programmable matter from different basic building blocks, building blocks that in our time are stray random particles that just seem to be side effects of the four forces of nature.
Perhaps one fifth, or even one ninth, of the populations is made up of Baryonic Matter: Protons and Neutrons snuggled safe in the nucleus of Atoms, with Electronics whizzing about allowing for the slow gyrations of typical basic and organic chemistry, the rest of the population is made up of matter that would be impossible to exist naturally. Completely Synthetic substance, some denser than Neutronium could be without instantly collapsing into a black hole, punching a hole in the metric to some other cosmos or triggering a big bang in some other universe; or materials so strong yet tenuous that it could pass thru a billion miles of lead as if it were a light breeze.
In creating these new types of matter from what had either been the junk left over from various nuclear reactions or cosmic ray impacts they formed substance that had no history prior to their current era, that had no continuous connection with the fates of parent particles going all the way back to the big bang.
One of the more tenuous and nearly indestructible forms of matter became most popular for this species of Man to manifest as: for while it allowed great control in physical reality down to the reaction states of individual particles.
And incarnating in this new synthetic type of matter there was removed the risk of identical particles of matter from disparate eras coming into contact with each other, and creating a paradox.
In these forms, in this substance, they had the potential to "personally" travel in time as a kind of physical form.
And to create gate ways into the past.
But to do that they would need to contact individuals in eras ancient to them, to create the gateway on their end, so these Men living under the Swelling Sun could travel back in time.
And to give their contacts in the past glimpses of this future.
They needed to recruit Agents far down in the past, before the point where they could see history was being adjusted and changed on a regular basis.
The knew of the legends of a place called Heaven, filled with Beings called Angels and ruled over by a Leader called God. A world that would manifest fully upon the Earth at the end of time. Mentally squinting at this concept, they could see it as an echo of their own Era.
So they had to search for receptive minds tuned hungrily to this myth...and only found one a millennium and a half before the era of the first interferences were seen.
They Found a Worthy Candidate in the personages of John Dee and Edward Kelley, Queen Elizabeth's first secret Agent, the original 007; and his wacky Welsh Side Kick.
This was a productive collaboration, and the majority of the information needed to create the full temporal link to their era was transmitted, recorded, and stored.
As the transmission was completing, and John Dee saw himself in possession of a set of tools that would bring about the events of the Book of Revelation, bringing about the end of the history of evil, defeating the Antichrist, and establishing the City of God on Earth, the New Jerusalem...but as the original Jerusalem was still in the hands of the Saracen, London would be the City of God on Earth. The Long Key to the 30 Aires that surround the world, activating each of which from the Outer to the Inner would give the person or persons using the keys dominion over specific nations of the Earth in the Process.
What the Enochians did not tell Dr. Dee was that the material he was given, a programming language for several of the types of the Synthetic Matter from their distant era, would not so much fulfill the prophesy of the last book of the Bible, but literally bring forth this synthetic matter and it's various formations, and transport many prominent citizen and their clans and their artifacts right into the Height of the Elizabethan Era and it's Lethal Rival the Spanish Empire, also known as the Fist of Rome.
A small sampling of this technology was test ran at the battle with the Spanish Armada in the English channel, turning the weather into a living hell for the Fleet of Spain, and shattering Spain's nearly uncontested dominance of the oceans of the world.
This was not supposed to have happened. Spain was fated to crush England, depose the Heretical Church of King Henry, and keep the industrial revolution happening for five hundred years.
By near Accident the Enochians had created a change in the time line. And while it did not eradicate Dazeit's dominance of future history, one small building in ring 31 of Dazeit completely vanished one day, to be replaced by a park. This was a building that had its entry removed from the Eternity Circuits of Dazeit, memory freezes which maintained the continuity of objects within the city against the slow ravages of time, or the capricious alterations to the time line that an event change would make.
30 Billion years after the defeat of Spain, and inquiry was conducted for three thousand years by the board of historical integrity, going thru the records of all the changes either planned and approved, micro changes made by travelers as they carelessly explored an era, or the two hundred and twenty rogue changes made by agents going on their own, for either personal gain or as a result of mental illness.
Some other entity or entities had made this change. And in an Era before the advent of time Travel.
Some new Rival had appeared in the time stream. Intent on making history come out in their own way.
This was the first move in what would be a war in the shadows of history, to make the goal of Man be one thing or another.
And the Dominion of Dazeit could have easily been completely undermined, erradicated from the great stretch of history, if not one technician on Shift late one 23 hour afternoon under the Swelling Sun had been distracted in her training class on the Mores and Morals of the Elizabethan Era, specifically those of the religiously inclined.
She had Calculated that Dee and Kelley needed to swap wives, if not have sex with all of them together at the same time.
While this was a very common practice in her Era, and something her calculations indicated would quicken the manifestation of the transition of the Enochians directly into Elizabethan England...her judgement was clouded by her temporary assignment the day before, observing and attempting to communicate with members of the homo sapiens precursor species Pan Panisicus that had been restored to extremely large numbers and mostly ignored by the changes to history occurring in the middle of the continent of Africa in the era of 4267 thru 6589, a preserve established by the Philosophically Ancestor Worshiping humans of that era...and left completely unmolested by any of the changes to the time line until the comet strike in 6635 melted most of central Africa, rendering the 30 Million members of this proto human species to final extinction.
Her blunder offended and terrified both Dee and Kelley causing them to abandon the work.
The Material transmitted was nearly lost completely. What survived passed hand to hand until ending up in the British Museum, where it sat for Centuries until the Victorian Era and the Height of the British Empire, where a desperate scholar of Masonry and Hermetic and Jewish Mysticism reverse engineered the entire system, removing the majority of the references to Events of the Book of Revelations, and made it the crowing glory, the inner secret, of his not quite Masonic Con Game, not Quite Kaballah Kult, not Quite Secret Society.
His contact with the Enochian Men was tenuous, and somewhat warped. He referred to them as the Secret Chiefs of the Order, who may or may not have had a physical manifestation.
But this was enough of a Psyche Phoot in the door for these men on a nearly dieing Earth to make More contacts with minds in this era.
One, a young poet and ultimate trust fund kid, was attuned to the Book of Revelations mythos that the Enochian Men had latched their technology on to, but in an Odd way: He saw himself from time to time as the Villain of the Story. The Great Beast himself.
And with a desperate need to be famous.
The Enochians could already that the warped version of their technology would not transform the world, or ensure that they were the final goal of human history...but it was a means for the information, which in its own way could be seen as living information, a matrix of information that could change reality itself, could search for the fertile and sympathetic mind or minds that could make this be run properly.
Their first contact in this era wanted to keep the technology, in its warped form, secret. The more Sympathetic and even more warped individual wanted to broadcast all such secrets to the world at large.
They decided to focus their efforts on the Beast, even using him as a pawn in bringing about conflict within the Secret Society...and throwing him crumbs here in there...bringing about manifestations of their various Agents, technicians, and Operators to focus all their efforts on him, to feed his mythos, his ego, and his desire to be the most famous poet of all time (in a time when the role of Poet in Society was beginning its long descent into obscurity and Ivy Tower secret knowledge).
They even went so far as to use his Pregnant wife as an external link point, spewing his secret mythos that he had never shared with her.
Having one of their best Social Engineers Manifest visibly to him in three one hour intervals they gave him a manuscript he would later build a private religion out of.
And they induced him to trigger at least a part of the transformation schema: while the warped version he had would not change the areas of the world, skewed by his own personal mythology and identification of himself as The Great Beast from the Book of Revelations.
It didn't profoundly change the world. It didn't bring the Enochian Men thru to the early 19th Century...but it set in motion a chain of events that would keep at least the malformed version of their technology circulating from mind to mind...and perhaps one done triggering some sympathetic mind to find the original transmission sent to Dr. Dee.
This did not go unnoticed in the streets and chambers of Dazeit, 30 Bilion years later. While all Buildings in the City had now been restored to perpetual membership in the Eternity Circuits, the Park that had appeared one day where a building had original stood underwent additional transformations: several collections of the Platonic Forms, cut in Black Basalt and Diamond, occurred in a pattern resembling a hexagram with a pentagram superimposed over it, covering an area over 100 meters.
It is a curious note of this second incursion by the Enochians in the late 19th and early 20th Century, this is also the first era in which legends of time machines first appear.
Dazeit may have been able to dispatch agents into this era, either finding ways to transmit the information to build time traveling devices, or influencing the minds of those involved in the Enochian Incursion, derealing the process deliberately this time...but only for a few decades.
As the 20th Century progressed, the Enochian incursion, in it secondary form, nearly faded out completely.
This interest in such matters had been the province of the financially well off, with copious amounts of leisure time to pursue elaborate hobbies. But two world wars, and the threat of a third, coupled with advances in technology and medical and biochemical break thrus changed all that.
A philosopher of the mid 20th Century, when asked about a film he co-created that summed up the Zeitgeist of the embryonic space age declared that Any Significantly Advanced Technology is indistinguishably from Magic.
And, unfortunately, the Enochians technology, which they desperately needed human operators of that era to establish, had been permanently linked and fuzzed with the ancient human practice of Magick.
And the Rich no longer cared for such persuits.
Magick once again fell down among the poor classes, who no had such access to basic cultural information that just a few centuries prior only Kings and Nobles ever saw.
And this subject would have nearly completely faded into obscurity if it had not been for the rise in a sub-branch of speculative fiction a type of Fantasy in which Magick really worked, usually occurring in the distant past, or the extreme far future when the physical laws of the universe themselves were breaking down.
And one Particular Fantasy, long and poetically written, grabbed the minds of one generation, that passed it on to the next and the next well into the 21st Century: for it depicted an alternate past for the Earth, where great magickal beings did great wonders, both of Evil and Good...and where even the littlest, least imporant person in the world could change the entire course of history.
This hit a basic itch at the core of the human spirit. Creating a meme which would eventually collide with the meme of the Enochian Technology.
The Young. The Rebellious. This Disenfranchised. The Discontent. The Deranged. All these now had access to various mutated variants of the Enochians Tech. Some tried to restore various version of the original re-engineered version. The Heirs of the Poet who saw himself first humoursly then seriously as the Villain of the Book of Revelation tried their own hand at it, presenting their own warped version of the tech.
Which, while it did not bring about the Kingdom of God on Earth, i.e. Manifest the Enochian Men and their Technology and society across the face of the earth, it did once again open muffled communication between the two Eras.
And finally, in the early 1990s, reprints of the original Dee Materials began to be published in easy to acquire editions. Some pedantically historically accurate, some with their editor/authors slight spin: all in reaction to the competing warped versions that were promising to make the users into either Wizards or the Secretly Select Enlightened.
One Scholar even went so far to speculate that Dee did not intend the system to be a magickal practice, but was actually code for some lost secret information.
This did not go unnoticed in Dazeit, as green, red, and pink Laser beams connected the Platonic forms to each other, but also connected the groups of Platonic forms with the other groups.
Each collection of the forms was at one of the corners of the Hexagram or Pentagram.
As the Third and Final Enochian Incursion began in the autumn of 1985, five years before the closest approximations to the original material, the actual source code for the Time Travel and Transformation of the world.
It is suspected that Dazeit conducted their own incursions to derail this process in 1986, with the Sabotage of a historically significant Low Orbital Space Flight...which not only diverted an on going space race, but also triggered a chain of events which excised a small nuclear war in 1992. The Deaths of less than ten Astronauts postponed the rush into dominance of space, and with the other side not having to compete for the skies, lead to the Dissolution of the Russian Communist Empire.
Dazeit, using suspected their transtemporal staging area from one of the broken centuries that had fallen into the Early 20th Century, that became their access point for occasional drastic changes to the time line.
And this derailment did not go unnoticed by the Enochian Men, and in the Spring and Summer of 1987 CE a nearly open reality war occured, nearly excising both the time lines of the Enochians and the Historical Dominion of Dazeit.
The Very Metric, the Vacuum itself, became at risk during this conflict, and in some iterations not only the world, but much of the Local Group of Galaxies, specifically the Milkyway Galaxy and its satelites and Andromeda and hers, ceased to exist.
In early June of 1987 a good chunk of the universe should have ceased to exist, taking with it most of its future and past, if there had not been the intervention of a third and as yet unidentified party...
Each of these structures, this formations where Green Life is possible, is surround by a Mountain Wall generally forty to 100 miles wide, consisting of multiple ranges of mountains. Average Height of this is six to ten thousand feet, but there is at least one known Biom where the protecting range tops at Thirty Thousand feet.
Curiously enough, the invisible hurricane wind zones that cover the desert from ten thousand to twenty thousand feet stop generally a good sixty miles beyond the protective rang.
Yes, we can do some decent flying in this ring of desert that surrounds our living areas.
We can even fly up to thirty thousand feet within the ring wall of the protecting ranges.
Our little worlds are ten to tens of thousands of miles across. Some even have full oceans. A few of them are even salt oceans.
The Roads that chris cross the sands all come to an end within the center of the protective mountains. Travel avenues within the bioms is up to the natives of each, some have roads, air transport, both fast (jet) and slow (dirigible), subway...and in the more advanced redoubts even teleportation networks.
The Terminus point of each road within the rim wall is a way station and the Belt Way. The Beltway being a four lane road that circles thru the middle of the protective mountains...and came be a connector route for long distance travelers traveling from Biom to Biom, using some as just brief stop overs.
Long distances Biom to Biom to Biom road travel can be an exercise of many years, or decades. Those on THE QUEST it is a Road trip of a Life Time. Or the Quest can cover many life times, with generations of travelers passing on the quest from parent to child, parent to child.
It is on average a distance of forty million miles from Oasis Biome to Oasis Biome.
The Four Lane Road, two lanes going in each direction, separated by maybe a thirty foot span of desert, cuts its lonely way across great oceans of sand, extensive expanses of Rock and Dirt. Mostly thru the great flat...but occasionally passing worn down mountains, piles of Rock, perhaps Biomes that had lived and died here on the Sand.
The Roadways across the sand create their own conditions, repelling the worst the Sand has to offer.
Every few hundred to thousands of miles are the great rest stops, where the weary traveler can cease the endless driving, the hum of the wheels, the wind in the hair. And eat greasy food, sleep in a real bed. Walk down streets that end in desert.
Nearly every rest stop has an agricultural zone around it, where the food it supplies is grown. These usually spread out to the left and right of the Road, stretching on for tens or even hundreds of miles.
Rarely, the Ag-Lands for the Way Stations great their own mini biome, sixty to 100 miles across...and is this vista of fields and canals that the traveler sees first, racing along the road, only to come to the way station closer to the center of these fields and pharms.
All thanks to the few transmutation plants left behind by Those Who were Here Before and Are Now Gone. The Plants, machines that for the most part produce water out of the thin air, and nutrients to put into the often sterile soil, are the life support that keeps the Roads and their traffic rolling.
Some travelers, discouraged from years or decades of traveling from Biome to Biome, settle down at these rest stops, at these way stations, joining the service industry that keeps road traffic possible.
The World is flat. And at least Seventy Billion Miles across. Mostly desert. Great expanses of Sand. Of Rock. Of mixed grave.
At roughly 40 million mile intervals are Oases of moisture and wet. His and mountains that rise up from the sands. The average are ten thousand miles across.
Across the world, between these out cropping of wet and green are the roads. Anywhere from two to twenty lanes across. Mysteriously protected from the erosive forces of the desert, the not quite infinite desert.
The Sun, such as it is, is a cluster of 25 tightly bound blue white giants, furiously orbiting around each other impossibly, over 200 billion miles away from the surface of the sands.
The Day is always high noon...the Cluster Sun never rising or setting on this endlessly flat world.
It is know that the great sands revolves around the "Sun" as it's high noon wobbles about the center of the sky over thousands of years.
But it is not always Day here. Night comes. Suddenly. When the great polarizing filter field blocks out the light of the sun, for a period of 25 hours, matching the time of the day.
The Philosophers state that this darkness not only reflects the segmenting of time on more traditional planetary worlds, but that it is during this dark period, when the light from the Sun fails to reach the sands, that the powers that sustain this world are feed and nourished. There is not just a darkening of the sky, a hiding of the Sun from these sands, but that all light is taken and stored and used, for a period equal to our day.
Where the sun should be in our sky is no source of light, or heat, or charged particles, or neutrinos or anything. The only force transmitted is the gravity that keeps us locked to the Cluster Sun.
No one living has made it to the edge of the World. Though we know it is there.
No one knows how thick the world is. Though we have dug mines, made tunnels, at least fifty miles down into the rock beneath the sands, before our drills and explosives reach a level that is impenetrable.
There are two quests on this world. The Journey to the Center of the Sands, where it is said a Biome over a Million Miles across, with a mountain hundreds of miles high, is said to be.
From some many of the Oases something like this can be seen in the distance, toward the Sand's Center.
No one has found the road way that links to there, for many of the inner Oases have but one road in from the outer sands, and another in deeper, unlike the Oases further out, with tens to hundreds of roads star busting out from the Green.
The Counter Point Quest: to find the edge of the world, to come to either the Wall that keeps in all the air of the world, or just the end of all grains, where perhaps an invisible force just separates the burning sands from the cold dark vacuum where forgotten comets roam.
Like the toward the center, the further one travels out across the sands the more Islands of Green are found with but one road in from the center, and one road out from the edge.
Matching the Centre, many of these pathways dead end at Life Islands in the Sand that go no further, no other roads out. No other roads in.
A solar system sized maze with hundreds of thousands, with millions, of dead ends.
If only flying were possible over long distances....but above 10,000 feet invisible hurricane winds blow.