It had finally reached the ears of all the nobles of the people of the ends of the earth. The word on the street was not very different, but the official version was short and sweet: “Across the great waters is a land of great learning and enlightenment. Anyone with enough courage to brave the great waters would find the secrets of life, depth of knowledge and heavenly wisdom that only comes from the Wisdom God.”
The decision was final, the nobles had decided, Yakobo will be the first one to take the Journey.
Unfortunately, an important piece of the information did not reach the ears of the nobles of the people of the ends of the earth. Across the great waters there were three other cities competing for the allegiance of anyone brave enough to travel over the great waters. In each of these cities there was a powerful force strong enough to captivate the allegiance of anyone.
The name of the city where the Wisdom God dwelled was ILLUMINOS
The name of the first city competing for the allegiance of the one brave enough to travel over the great waters was Enbar
The name of the second city competing for the allegiance of the one brave enough to travel over the great waters was Canal
The name of the third city competing for the allegiance of the one brave enough to travel over the great waters was Wormwood.
Wisdom was in the air in Illuminos. It dripped as from an ever flowing stream bursting with rivers of pure delight. The Wisdom God emanated something pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits. Those who chose to live in this city would experience a life of purity, peace, gentleness, a life opened to reason, one full of mercy and good fruits.
But not so with the other three competing cities. Meekness or gentle were signs of weakness, cowardice and passivity. These cities emanated an enticing, yet deadly kind of wisdom. Anyone brave enough to travel over the great waters and into Enbar, the first city, the ability to excel at anything would be theirs for the taking. Personal power and prestige awaited anyone who would embrace the city’s doctrine of self-promotion and ambition.
Canal was similar in many ways to Enbar. But sensuality rule by day and by night. It was mostly a fun place of all kinds of enticing pleasures. The city offered anyone who would brave the great waters, an unrestrained indulgence in sensual pleasures. Flirting was in the air, there was a bar and strip clubs on every corner. The beach was the place to hang because everyone came in to show off a little skin and get wasted.
But Wormwood was a “whole nother level.” It was a city of disorder. A dark, sinister and satanic power roamed its streets. Disorder, strife, chaotic frenzies of fighting and dysfunction was common among the residents. Everyone thought it was normal to be rebellious, and cruel. This was the last place anyone wanted to end up, but this cosmic, demonic, territorial spirit was determined to win the heart and soul of anyone brave enough to travel over the great waters.
Back, among the people of the ends of the earth, Yakobo prepared himself for his journey across the great waters.
To be continue…