Dhotre Khu

Taken from And The Sky Was On Fire by Simo, Uu-ang, & Toogee

Dhotre Khu (1770?-1811 LCE) died a pauper and exile from his native Lemuria. He was considered a person of no-note, whose legacy would be as dust and name would be silence. His crimes against the people of Lemuria were so abhorrent, so wretched that to repeat them was considered the work of a demon, not a man. It is thought by scholars that the records of his life before his exile were destroyed by Lemuriat leadership to avoid such a repetition.

It is then, with great difficulty, that what exactly Dhotre Khu accomplished has been pieced together for the purposes of this record. Based on records collected from Dhotre's exile and those recovered from the loss of Lemuria itself, we believe that Dhotre Khu managed to bring the sun to this earth and use it against the enemies of Lemuria at his government's demand. Following the violent political and military backlash from Lemuria's peers and its own citizens, the Lemuriat government offered Dhotre up as a scapegoat for their own crimes.

In the 3rd year of the Zealot War, which had already taken the lives of many Lemuriat soldiers unused to fighting a war on their own territory, the Lemuriat government devised a plan which would drive out the invading military forces. This plan, in short, was to terrify the invaders into believing the Lemuriats would rather destroy their entire country than see it remain in the hands of outsiders.

Dhotre Khu was an otherwise unremarkable scientist who was at the time investigating a concept he referred to as the 'recursive world'. This theory, in short, would allow an individual to replicate the qualities of a sun or star in a contained area for a brief period of time. Through this idea, massive quantities of energy could be tapped and used as a power source. The military ramifications of such an concept also occurred to Dhotre, who had been unable to join the Lemuriat military due to his caste-position (never adequately explained by his notes), and it was his idea to unleash the power of the sun upon Lemuriat lands occupied by the invading military.

This feat was finally accomplished in the 7th year of the Zealot War, mere days before the capital of Lemuria, Naravishyu, was at risk of occupation. The Lemuriat government, already safely sealed away in what would become the new capital, triggered an explosive underneath Naravishyu, utterly destroying the capital city and the 1.1 million citizens still residing within it.

Shockwaves of this destruction swept throughout the globe. A brilliant burst of light had devastated the capital of Lemuria. It was said that the gods of Lemuria had put down their hand and destroyed it rather than see it in foreign hands. The invading force, unused to seeing such an active hand of the gods, retreated from their conquest of the island.

Upon the retreat of the invaders, the Lemuriat government explained that they had in their possession a means to replicate the feat over and over, and that they were even working on a means of delivering such devices to military targets outside their own lands.

The response the government received may not have been what they expected at the time. Mu and Atlantis both reacted in outrage at the devastation. Ultima Thule cut off all trading with the island and continued their ignorance of the nation until both lands' disappearance. Lemuriat citizens rebelled across the land, unwilling to respect a leadership that would so callously sacrifice them. While the Zealot War began with the invasion by outsiders through the Blue Orchid Bogs, it was the eventually the people of Lemuria who toppled the country's government.

It was decided to heap all blame and scorn for the device (never named in Dhotre Khu's own notes as anything other than "the device") upon Dhotre Khu. His works were responsible, his mind was what had dreamed up the device. He was declared exiled, the meaning behind his name was stripped from him (apparently a great trauma for Lemuriat culture), and his works left on the island were destroyed. He was abandoned by his family, and it is believed by most scholars that he lived in solitude until his death twenty years later, still working on his ideas of a 'recursive world'.

Taken from the works of Anatjari Toogee

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