Xanadu Dig

by 3Steve Weinberg

When we speak of Culture B we oversimplify but it is difficult not to do so. The culture spanned several eras and was so geographically spread out at the height of its power that compelling arguments can be made for dividing it into subcultures. The Xanadu Dig is the single piece of evidence which supports viewing Culture B as a whole but it is a very strong piece.

For example, the dig has provided an incontrovertible link between the Ritualised Cannibalism prevalent throughout the history of Polvera and the incantation Ia Ia Mene Tekilath which was central to Binary Accounting and, thus, vital to the growth and prosperity of Culture B. Manichaean Linguistics may have its weaknesses but it did allow us to accurately translate the words being shouted by the dancers carved into the walls of Xanadu like some ancient, alien comic-book panels.

There is significant evidence present in the mission logs of the Garrulous that the Jettison Scar it created was due not only to debris being aimed at the central Elemental Temple but at the Xanadu Dig, as well. What force or compulsion seized control of the minds of the crew and why did it not want us to see what we have seen?

All of this requires further investigation. Once it is save for me to return to the Drosophila I will see to it that the Lavender Moss is taken to the proper laboratories for immediate study.

See also:
Ia Ia Mene Tekilath
Jettison Scar
Ritualised Cannibalism


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