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Translated by: Sinh Qúy Nguyễn
Edited by: Leo, Vick, Akhil, CrimSonWolf, Ethan, Sai, Fade
Twin Sword – Prologue
In AD XXXX, humanity’s continuous abuse of Earth had led to the rapid decline of Earth’s environment. In a desperate attempt to find a new planet to inhabit, the Centralized Earthen Government came to an agreement to implement a new project called Operation: New World.
Years later, Planet M, a planet that was habitable has been found. The Centralized Earthen Government immediately sent many mega-sized machines in order to begin massive construction of infrastructure and other various facilities.
Thanks to the advancements in technology, infrastructure construction progressed at a very rapid speed. According to scientists, Planet M was able to withstand abuse from mankind in at least 250 years. The Centralized Earthen Government was quite satisfied with this result, so humanity’s migration to Planet M can finally begin.
Many issues began to rapidly arise. On Earth, many owned property so what would come to their properties when everyone left? Millions of federal money maybe wasn’t enough to find a job. Another problem: how the former financial staff is handled? Planet M needs labourers like architects, farmers, geological experts, etc …, not financial staff.
Finally, after undergoing many rounds of discussions, the Centralized Earthen Government announced a plan which had appeased the mass public.
First: The main priority is for labourers, children and elderly people will temporarily be staying on Earth. Besides, robots can’t completely replace a human’s work; building a colony still requires men working over the next decade.
Ten years later, the elderly on Earth would mostly be dead due to pollutionor suicide, the children become adults who can be new labourers would be moved to Planet M. After another decade more, children of the first migrants will grow up to become new labourers. So, after a total of thirty years, with the aid of robots, it will basically develop into a civilization comparable to modern Earth. From this point of view, it could be said that the Centralized Earthen Government had strong foresight and could plan well for the future.
Second: To avoid people becoming increasingly bored during the journey to Planet M, open a game to entertain people. People can exchange federal currency for currency in-game. After arriving at Planet M, they can exchange their money in the game for local currency. Of course, the exchange rate only be told after you enter the starship – one hundred million for one dollar on-world is still seen as something despondent.
The game would be controlled by a computer that has an intelligent AI. This AI will accumulate all the data of each person’s psychology while they play the game, then it will distribute the most suitable position to each person on Planet M. The computer’s true job is a top-secret plan and is listed as a security segment in “Operation:New World”; except the Centralized Earthen Government and the main computers, no other person knows of this part of the plan.
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So all people with ages ranging from 15 to 35 were ordered to say their final goodbyes to their families and prepare to leave. Although 35 would normally be considered pretty young, the average lifespan of humans had dropped significantly and living to 45 was already considered incredible, and for those who live to 55, they would be considered useless and would be unable to find a job, so committing suicide was a very common occurrence for the elderly. The corpses of suicides was often thrown into the sea to feed the fish, because burning the bodies will cause more air pollution
Almost all citizens agreed with the Centralized Earthen Government. Mainly because the reason Earth became like this was their ancestor’s fault. “Paying a father’s debt is the son’s responsibility” is a easy-to-understand moral.
Two days before the relocation, the name of game was published, while game content was chosen by the leaders of their respective areas.
Europe and America voted for the name: Magic and Sword.
Asia voted for the name: Sword and Magic.
Because of it’s large population, China itself was considered to be an area. China voted for the name: Twin Sword.
The final decision of the government was for the game to be called: Twin Sword!
Africa ? Well, after a continuously drought lasing over 100 years, the lowest air temperature is forty-five degrees, so no one lived in Africa anymore.