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Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Consortium Of Futurestorians

I have been asked by other Travelers I have met in various timelines exactly what The Consortium is as well as why I am in bad standing on the verge of suspension.  As this record is only viewable to Travelers I feel there is no issue with sharing this information, despite the fact that the Consortium is a highly secretive group in the Primeline.  By way of explanation I will share excerpts from some documents.

From the "Statement of Purpose" of the Consortium or Futurestorians, author unknown (to myself at least)

"In order to lead our society to a peaceful and plentiful future, we the members of the Consortium of Futurestorians will visit and record the happenings of similar timelines to our own.  Inventions, social developments, arts, science, or any other progress that are deemed to cause positive change will then be introduced into the Primeline.   By engaging in this process we will continue to improve our society and bring about a Utopia from the near utopia we already enjoy"

The Primeline of course is Universe 1-0.  It is from this universe that the Consortium operates.  Most world leaders in politics, science and art are brought into the Consortium as Non-Traveling Members, and used to spread the ideas and ideals that are recommended by The Committee.

Who is The Committee?  No one except they themselves know.  It can be anyone.  Their role is many-fold.  They dissect the reports of Traveling Members to determine which propositions will be implemented.  They approve or deny requests for supplies or support.  They offer or remove Membership. They are our unquestioned leading party and their decisions are rarely amended.  Communication with the Committee is an interestingly simple proposition.  They keep, of all things, a postal box to which all reports and requests are mailed; no one has ever been seen retrieving this mail but retrieved it must be because in due time a response is received at your own address by way of post.

From the "Mandate of Traveling Members: Orders and Rules"

"Traveling Futurestorians are in no case to participate in  the societies in which they visit, remaining hidden and having as little contact with it's citizens as possible in order to avoid changing the outcomes they are there to record.  It is ours to glean the successes and failures of the universes most similar to our own (2-1 thru 20-999).  Any change caused by our actions not only contaminates the results of our investigation but will indeed create an offshoot "Decimal"  or "Orphan" universe which would then require yet another member to review."

From "Notice of Consideration for Suspension of Miss Anne Thrope"

"Dear Miss Thrope,
While your work in the past has been exemplary without question, it has come to our surprised attention that you are accused of willfully and gleefully breaking the most basic rules of non-participation upon which our Consortium's investigations depend.  In addition to making Universe 18 nearly useless to us for examination due to your alleged colossal disruptions of their natural progress, it has been reported that you have created no less then 50 decimal universes each of which has many of their own offshoots..  We are aware that you tend to return from time travels and kill your other self before she embarks on such travel in order to erase these orphaned universes.  Miss Thrope, simply because you create these universes by your actions does not give you license to destroy billions of souls on a yearly basis!  Please prepare a defense either refuting these charges or explaining in what way your actions are worth the loss of those souls.  A review will be conducted in exactly one year from today's date.  If you are not in Primeline for your review you will be found guilty of all charges, and Suspended.  Continued Travel upon suspension would result in a K.O.S. order so it is clearly in your best interest to be present for your review.  The time and location will be mailed to you one week prior.  We suggest that you work with a Regulatory Councilor to assist in your defense; a list of several candidates follows below.

The Committee"

And if you don't know what a K.O.S. order is, it means "Kill On Sight". This certainly puts a wrinkle in my plans.

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