Before I talk about my entry, I should talk about the inspiration behind it.
For the longest time, I’ve noticed that the majority of Science Fiction has it’s characters traveling, fighting, etc. in Space using various forms of technology and machinery; the writers always seem to believe that in order for humanity to progress beyond Earth, they must invent new or amazing technology which will allow mankind to travel the stars.
Well… what if we don’t need the technology to travel the stars? What if the real tool we need to travel to new worlds, to travel in Space… is our own mind?
Suppose that thousands of years from now humanity no longer needs traditional technology, considering it “barbaric and uncivilized”. Suppose that mankind has completely uncovered the mysteries of the human mind; skills such as ESP and telekinesis, things once thought to be impossible, are skills which every person is capable of… skills which some are better than others…
Humanity has travelled through the Stars and back, creating and settling new worlds wherever they go. Worlds are “born”, shaped and formed by the the most powerful and the most wise of Men.
… And yet, man is still not “perfect”: there is still conflict, still war amongst others. The days of physical confrontation are long gone, replaced by the Mind Wars (rough term :shrug: ). instead of physically meeting and fighting, 2 (or more) minds meet and battle; whoever has the strongest will… wins. However, not everyone can be a “Mind Soldier”. Only the most exceptional individual, who’s willing to die for his/her world, is allowed and trained.
Even though these confrontations do not physically exist, people can still “see” them. The energy these mind warriors create is great, so great that the individual’s “soul” can be seen as a being of light; thus, the wars can be witnessed by the rest of humanity…