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Beginning of part 1: restricted, emerging period (perhaps approximately 19.5 years) \/ Ludin is born on Homeworld to a family who's status has fallen from very high to less than common. A couple years later, Ulyphia is born on Barren (as it is named by the people on Homeworld) to a family of occasionally high status. Ludin lives a typical life up until the point at which he and Ulyphia meet. He is put to work, as everybody is. However, the ony difference here is that his mother teaches him somewhat differently. He changes when he spends [a week] with Ulyphia's family. Knows that reality is complex, but still acts mostly as he learned to. He will question and think about things, but he will mostly act without wisdom. His personality when he leaves: He has changed learned many things are otherwise from what he was taught. He has become very uncertain about every conviction and all the rules about life. He second-guesses and is generally hesitant. He feels like he will see the real universe and everything will be set right. Ludin isn’t a socially dominant person, but he doesn’t let other people control him. Plans to leave his system forever. He believes there are definite certainities in the universe, and he means to find what they are finally. Her personality when she leaves: She is discontent with her life and optimistic about how it can go now. She is eager for new experiences, hopefully to lead to a better life. Her beliefs are personal rather than those of any body else, and they are based mostly on the objective teachings of the scholars. She is more sociable than Ludin, and is able to take care of these types of problems for him. She plans on returning eventually, but knows she will decide later. She believes in certainties less than Ludin, and like him she wants to settle that for certain.

End of part 1: restricted, emerging period /\ -------------------------------------------Beginning of part 2: introduction period (approx 4 years) \/

When they get to their first multi-planet civilization, they spend a while there. Their treatment is varied, and their being there is controversial. While their being debated, they take time to learn about the place. At first it seems like a fantastic heaven. Then issues come up. They look at it the way an immigrant from a third-world country would. Think about how there can be value and norm differences. Their optimism is dashed. They think they are coming to find a final resolution to everything, but it slowly becomes clear that

was wrong. They invested so much in it, and it changes their expectations for their life. They eventually get to take the ship they left with and they get to do as they want with it. The society is one that exists in the time after the disbanding of a really big and great one. -In this stage, they are more different than later. They gradually become more similar, particularly in their personalities and principal. -They have not yet learned to be as safe as they will be. (although Ludin is suspicious enough and knowledgeable enough after living in a totalitarian state to keep them safe) They later safety thing is stuff such as having questions to ask each other in case they are met with a doppelganger or spy. They readily accept outlandish lies from strangers from newly met civs. Now they begin to wander. First they tour other places like their own, but not the ones they aren’t supposed to. After that, they leave for the farther and less known places. These places are barely known of, but the thing is that humanity just exists so densely that it can’t all of it be connected. At this time, they don’t think very differently from how they did before, except they are less optimistic. -They are both very open. They can readily accept different people because of their early cross-ethnic experiences. However, they still hold many of their culturelearned rules to be true. At this stage Ludin is looking for certain truths he can accept, and is willing to support and join factions, and is perhaps eager to commit, except that he doesn’t fell confident making big decisions or leading. Ludin often consults with Ulyphia for help. Ulyphya participates in things less actively than Ludin, but she is less likely to get caught up in things. Ulyphia is quicker to realize certain truths because she distances herself more. -One of Ludin’s traits is that he is never impressed by shows of power or status. Ulyphia can be though. Ludin doesn’t have much desire for power, authority, or status. Ulyphia has some, though. She gets it from her mother. Also, she feels safer with it. - Ludin is better able to connect with people. She seems more aloof, though she is more talkative. Ludin would seem to others to have less filtered qualities and to be a more normal person. Many assume she is a typical high-class beauty, believing herself to be better than them. Once they get to know her they see she is just very contemplative, and also that she is more slow to make friends (Like Ludin, she is really a very unique person, but she usually is more careful to get close to people similar to her) Neither give respect quickly. They respect and appreciate their friends, even though few have experienced and seen and learned as much as they have. -The depth was really in them from the start. The amount they bring out is limited by necessity and the situations that being it out. Because they learned reality was different than it was presented during their childhood, the capacity to reexamine was always with them. Because they are smart and have shared wisdom, they groe in the right way.

They go to new places to search for better understanding in general, and sometimes they take a stand on somebody’s side. Often they just visit a place and participate in what’s going on, usually taking a secondary role. They get involved, but not very strongly. They move farther distances than many others usually care to. Their lives are very irregular, so as the story goes things change all the time. They gain and lose permanent friends and objects, but their core group is always together. (They wouldn’t have their lives any other way. They have great freedom.) They learn of the problems in even the greatest civilizations they see, learning that there may be no perfect absolutes to trust in. They hear of events going back to time immemorial when entire civilizations would decide they knew the ultimate end, the final point. They hear that there are things going on outside of known reality, such as human gods, but they don’t get far into that yet. -In this stage, they don’t go outside of a circle that’s 100th of their galaxy wide. They get to see some very advanced and very primitive people (all very diverse), and their understanding of things grows but essential things get by them, and they don’t yet see the broader picture of things. They adopt things from many cultures, and sometimes they make what they think would be permanent changes in themselves. -They gain all sorts of material things, including changes to themselves. For instance, Ludin gets small organs in his wrists that allow him to shoot small muscle relaxants. They get chances to take really drastic changes to themselves, such as digitizing themselves or becoming different beings, but they wisely hold out to make better decisions, knowing there will be later chances. -Neither have a strong commitment to something probably, because of perspective and reflection, but don’t devote to a purpose because plan on living forever or a long time. Therefore, never puts selves in a niche and basically just wander, without strong loyalty. They don’t believe in many things strongly enough to be willing to sacrifice own lives for anything. Eventually they gain the attention of a god-person, Gilthoniel. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. They have brief encounters with her before, though they are often unaware of it. The first definite encounters are brief and different from what other contemporary writers would make. It is when she makes major intrusions into their life that things change. Partially adopts the non-violence because he has evolved past that overly-used option. End of part 2: Introduction period. -When he hears from Gilthoniel that humans have been locked in countless cycles of history repeating, he wants to break the cycle and unite everybody so the human race can be said to succeed. She understands much better than he does that it’s pointless, but she concedes he will learn the futility of that in time. Later it comes to him that it’s

actually sort of evil to do that, as it’s so imposing. ------------------------

Ludin would probably have some serious conflict and anguish later on about the fact that he’s killed people, even though it was as a soldier. Ulyphia and Ludin are foils to each other. Not totally though. He acknowledges (earlier on) that he probably killed undeserving people when he was a soldier, and says that soldiers can never be certain about who their enemy is. Maybe in the second stage+ stories, my protagonists become secondary characters. They make the right decisions, but the main characters of those stories don't follow their advice.


				
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