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Book of The Shrub - Chapter 38: The Book of Discord

Chapter 38: The Book of Discord

I write this Book near the end of the "era of Discord"

As was written in "The Book of The Gods" Chapter 2, The Devs are a God above our Shrub. They smited the shrub and struck it from the land. Yet we strived. We survived. The Shrub still had not returned. There were many comings and goings in the shrub order, new members being inducted, old ones leaving, old ones returning and bringing with them followers from far off lands outside of the SWG. The shrub even had followers from different dimensions that had never set foot in the dimension of SWG existing only on the plane of RL.

This was a time of peace and prosperity for the Shrubbites and their brethren. However, every time of prosperity must come to and end. So it did. Shrubbites became bitter with one another. The Shrub order lost members due to arguments amongst themselves and they forgot the shrub that they had once stood together to worship. They continued to fight after losing a few, and the squabbles turned to the flinging of mud from one side to another. Lines were drawn.... Lines were crossed...

More Shrubbites left the order. This was an era of Discord for the shrub. A time of sadness for all of the order. A time when the shrub itself looked away from the Shrubbites, ashamed of what had become of its followers...

This is where I start my story. A story of Shrubs-Past...
During the era of Migration, when the Shrubtopia of Ostium Vepres was moved from the mesa to the Sandy Dunes of the desert, many changes were made in the shrub order. Dredge Hip'levo and upstanding shrub was chosen to be mayor of the fine city and to be the instrument of the shrub in bringing a new city out of the sands. Dredge worked feverishly to accomplish the goals laid out before him by the shrub council and the good folk of the new city and he did well.

But unrest comes to us all. And Dredge's hard work was slandered by many. It was the start of a downfall. Dredge was a hardy player though, and he took it in stride. He worked harder to make the great city that which everyone had hoped for. For a time all was well.

The city prospered for a time, and new shrubs flocked to the order and worshiped the shrub freely. Shrub Business-men and women opened up shops and sold their wares and trinkets to the players of SWG. Business was good, and the Shrubbites joined together and worked together through most of it. In any business though, unrest can come, and it did. One business of GalaxyCorp and a businessman and woman of TIMMY and Kimberly-Jane did exchange in arguments and the shrub was not pleased. TIMMY and Kimberly-Jane left the path of the one true shrub and left the dimension of SWG behind and went to the RL. This saddened the shrub deeply. The shrub did not like to see it's people argue, or to leave one another when they should be embracing. The council was at a loss, and was saddened by its people, and could do nothing. Still time went on...

More arguments still continued to arise among the shrub people. SturmTC an Architect and Businessman brought many matters that he wanted dealt with before the council of the shrub. He was unhappy with the way things were. And lines were drawn.... and lines were crossed... SturmTC left the path of the shrub feeling disheartened with the ways of the council, and the council feeling disconcerted with his actions and words. So SturmTC walked elsewhere in SWG away from the shrub that floated....

With all endings must come a new beginning. It's the shrub people who have to decide the ending, and it's the Floating Shrub itself that decides our beginning as always. But shall the shrub order, the people of the shrub, embrace what the shrub stood for and leave their wicked squabbling ways? Time will tell as always, and time is what all shrubs have, what we've all be granted while we wait for the return of the floating shrub. I for one believe that this is the end of the "Era of Discord", I believe that the Shrubbites from all around shall realize the futility of their bickering and shall once again embrace one another as brothers and sisters in the path of the one true shrub.....

The shrub once floated... with our help, it will come to us floating once again!