Descending the river Ether I looked on both shores to admire the magnificent cities built by the first colonies to arrived here. Just like me, they were amazed by the beauty and richness of this land. Some were lured by it and decided to abandon the turbulent waters of their mother Ether. The first settlers built villages and cities, roads, and towers. They roamed along the shores of Ether looking for other settlers. Because this is how they liked to be called, simply settlers. Those on the water were called voyagers because they always moved along with the stream. The way our world worked is fairly simple. From the crude years of youth, we would get acquainted with it. We were the descendants of a spacefaring civilization that originated on earth a few thousand years ago. The spaceships we built were destroyed and a few of us found this abandoned built-world called a torus because it orbits around its own axis. It's very large, it generates its own gravity, fertile soil, mountains, and a river that goes all the way around. There is fauna as well, but it is all governed by specific rules. Just like every other living organism we obey the living rules here. It is an entity, a special creature that, just like us evolves and coexists with us. We understand the cycles it goes through. Its code is accessible, and, we work constantly to understand it. It was built, inhabited, and abandoned by a civilization that mastered life and technology to a high degree. It is all written and documented for us. The sacred rules too; Every man If born on the water can choose to go on land, and if born on land can choose to go on the water. But the decision is final. Whoever chooses to return from where he left will die on the spot. Many tried but the world would not allow it. Those who have not made their choice yet would carry a diamond on their forehead. They would be the people who would invent, create and imagine.