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Purgatory Prologue - Two Cities

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Mary Shelley, Frankenstein -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Humans don’t react well to change. Yet, they have a habit of changing themselves and the world anyway. Once they saw possibility to grow, all their focus was centred on figuring how to make it reality. There was an innate drive to build, conquer and expand. The basic elements of technology were established long before their predicted time marks. Societies reached fundamental working governments, enough to keep the public satisfied. This impulse over time scoured their brains to their maximum potential. Humans built and built, until they burnt themselves out, unable to keep up with the rapid changes. World leaders struggled to cope with the sudden halt in growth. Suddenly, they found themselves unable to promise continued glorious advancement for their