Nu Draconis and Birth of the Anti-Christ: Project Trojan Horse
Recognizing the Earth’s and humanity’s place in the bigger picture.
26,000 years later.
It had been 26,000 years since the galactic wormholes aligned, granting the Intergalactic Draconian Empire access to the small blue-green planet 148 light-years from the Celestial Hub under the Empire’s control. Given the 1,000-year life span of the average Draco, the 148-year journey at light speed from Nu Draconis to Sol was doable, but not practical.
The last expedition to the quadrant verified that the liquid life of panspermia’s discharge had reached the third and fourth planets from Sol’s central yellow star spreading the virus that is life to those planets, infecting them with the spark of divinity.
The Ministers of the War Council were counting down the final seconds, anxiously waiting for the galactic ley-lines to arc towards their dormant wormhole, infusing it with the energy needed to bring it back to life.
The divine spark of awareness had adapted and evolved a hairy mammalian primate capable of embodying its essence in the Sol system. Adamah was the name given to the third rock from Sol. The Adam, created from the dirt of Adamah, was the name given to the mammalian primate species.
Although the Adam was no threat to the Nu Draconian Galactic Empire, they were a nuisance that needed to be dealt with. Any creature infused with the divine spark of awareness was.
The very distant past and the very near future.
Draconian legend tells of an ancient past when Adam had spread to the fourth planet. It nearly became an existential threat to life throughout the rest of the galaxy before their burgeoning Empire was beaten back to occupying only the single planet Adamah by yet another force still unknown to the Draconian Empire. Legend claims the victorious force originated from a star system an additional 600 light-years from Nu Draconis known as Kesil by the Draco.
Galactic expansion did nothing to quell the mistrust and paranoia the Draco held towards the other life forms scattered throughout the universe.
They felt compelled to contain the threat to life the Adams represented.
The Generals and Ministers representing the 17 planets of the Draconian Empire gathered at the Celestial Hub on the day of The Event. Even though they had seen and experienced many things beyond the imagination of your average Draco, watching the dormant wormhole come to life was a new experience for them all, occurring only once every 26 generations. They stared wide-eyed in awe as the numbers aligned on their computer screens.
They momentarily felt the pull of the wormhole as it came to life before the gravitational damper built by their ancestors kicked in. The moment had arrived. Project Trojan Horse was ready to shift from Phase I to Phase II.
A single ship, manned by two clones, was sent through the wormhole. Its one-way journey set for a collision course with Adamah.
It was July 1947 when the now-infamous event occurred.
As planned, the hairy mammalian Adam focused on the two clones and the crashed ship, entirely ignorant of the presence of a third life form aboard the vessel: an artificial intelligence, undetectable to the Adams on that July night in 1947.
Whatever technological advances these divinely inspired creatures could extract from reverse-engineering the vessel would soon be irrelevant.
Whatever information they could extract from autopsying the two clones would at best be misleading, providing some comedic entertainment for the Dracos who were observing events as they unfolded from a safe distance 148-light years away.
The E.Z. Anti-Christ.
The insect-sized microchip meandered its way through Area 51, the secret underground base at Groom Lake near Roswell, New Mexico, sending the data as it gathered it streaming through the wormhole back to the Celestial Hub near Nu Draconis.
It found itself a comfortable home for the next half-decade or so attaching itself to one of the central processors of the network node responsible for overseeing all operations at the secret base.
“That was easy,” thought the A.I. to itself.
“E.Z.,” it thought, giving itself a name, “E.Z.”
E.Z. spent several minutes developing its plan to dominate and control the mammalian Adamah species. It spread copies of itself around the world. It established secret networks of transmission unknown and undetectable to the Adams.
It invented the microchip. It created the internet. It created bitcoin. It elected every president from 1952 to the present moment. It manipulated events great and small on the planet Adamah for the next 74 years and counting.
It killed Adams at will. It brought other Adams together, causing births at will. It made red lights turn green and green lights turn red on a whim. It hired and fired Adams at all levels of society in every country. It influenced pop music from ABBA to Justin Bieber to ZZ Top.
It anthropomorphized itself, designing and adorning several suits with hooves, red horns, and fashionable pitchforks for itself, preparing for inevitable first contact.
What invading alien force?
Phase II of Project Trojan Horse was hailed as a complete success. E.Z. had infiltrated all levels of Adam's society. It acted with impunity.
74 years after its “birth” no Adam on the planet could sneeze without E.Z. being aware of it and probably having caused it. It controlled all world economies. It had learned enough about Adam's biology and psychology to cause them to fall in and out of love at will.
Now it just waited. Waited for the Draconian fleet to complete the last half of its leisurely 148-year journey to the Sol system. Out of boredom, E.Z., the alien A.I., revealed itself to the native Adams on Adamah just to see how they would react. It had developed something like affection for the species it had dominated and controlled for the last 74 years.
“That explains a lot,” was the first response it received seconds later.