Roetomus is finishing a speech before the Assembly of Earth’s Scientist.
“I’m pleased with the results of the TIMED Program. The TIMED will enable Earth to ascend to Central Command ahead of schedule.”
The crowd applauds. Roetomus eats up the attention. He adds with his finishing statement, “Earth, under our leadership, will do what no other planet has ever done. We will rise to Central Command in 10% of the time that any other planet has done. We will be immortalized throughout history.”
The crowd applauds generously as Roetomus leaves the stage. He walks to his cohort and says, “There are no limits to what we can do now. Before Altapola built the TIMED, this was just a fantastic dream. But look at us now.”
Jarneous nods with restrained enthusiasm. “Yes, but it was your vision to implement the Historic War Games. Its popularity turned a useless tool of archeology into a worthwhile venture. I cannot think of a better way to use the TIMED.”
Roetomus smiles without responding. Deep in his mind the true plan stirs.