You are Zeme, Goddess of the whole Earth and all of nature. You have lived in peace and prosperity for thousands of millenia, and know no hatred, no greed, no envy. There was strife, yes, and some may call you ruthless, as sometimes when your creations are not successful you have to destroy and start over. However you live in a world of true balance, and love is intrinsic to your nature.
You want to create a new species. You decide to create a mammal.
You make a little, wrinkled, hairy creature, which seems too weak to live.
[[Give up on it|End 1]],
or [[nurture it and make it stronger]]?You live in harmony with the world for 1.2 billion years until the sun gradually became hot enough to boil the oceans and everything died. Sometimes you remember your creations and wish you had made something greater.
You develop your mammal into primates. They are intelligent animals and you use your guiding hand to help them.
[[continue|ape]]Man grows and thrives. they now dominate the planet. their two legs and ability to use tools in their hands gives them the advantage to outstrip all others. They hunt and gather and become more and more sophisticated. They make art; you love to see what they create.
You dread what they might become.
[[make a flood to wipe them out]]
[[leave them alone and hope for the best]]As you prepare, you contemplate the destruction that will be caused. You tell yourself it is for a good cause. But Man is not evil, just...different.
[[Cancel the flood|leave them alone and hope for the best]]
[[Save some humans and other animals]]
[[Carry on with the flood|End 2]]Man becomes more sophisticated and begins to farm. By increasing the food available man becomes more powerful. They develop language, and you converse with them, you teach them about your Earth, and all your creations.
[[watch them grow]]You plant an idea in Man's mind to create an ark. They are weakened, but survive.
[[help them recover]]The water drains away, and life begins to recover.
you live in harmony with the world for 1.2 billion years untill the sun becomes hot enough to boil the oceans and everything dies. Sometimes you remember Man and their infinate potential and wonder where they would have gone.
[[start agian |Start]] Man builds cities, all across the globe. They're technology has reached its height, booming over the last three hundred years - a blink of an eye to you. Now, before you knew it, Man is greater than you ever imagined. There comes a day you realise Man is now stronger than you. You glimpse a grain of awareness in them, quashed by Man's constant strain to live, and grow.
[[continue|cont]]The flood has bought you two thousands more years before man begins to develop again.
[[watch them grow]]You attempt to reason with them, but they refuse to listen to them.
[[put all your remaining energy into showing them the importance of balance|reasoning]],
[[take humankind prisoner]],
[[try to kill them]],
or [[do nothing|End 4]]?
You want to kill Man.
[[You hit them with a great meteor|End 3]],
or[[make a super volcano erupt|desperate reasoning]]?
You imprison them, stopping their ability to grow. The Earth recovers, but you are tied down in your duty as Man's captor. You regret your loss of ability to create new life, and a part of you hates yourself for taking Man's freedom. A hundred years pass.
[[continue|hate]]Eventually, you get through to them, and Man realises that their way of living is not only killing you, but will eventually kill itself. Man agrees to reshape its existence and try to live in balance with all beings. It is a difficult path, but working together with Man's determination and your wisdom you begin to create a better world
Man continues to grow, and their lifeforce eats at yours. You begin to die, along with your planet. Man realises, *too late* that in killing the Earth, killing *you* they have doomed themselves. They struggle to survive for five hundred more years, before dying by conflict and starvation.
[[start again|Start]]Man evolves. They are strong, inventive, curious. You begin to realise they are separate from all of your other creations: they are self aware. They are complex; you sense within them a bightness and love you have never seen before. But alongside it, you sense a darkness, a capacity for hate, greed, and envy. You fear it.
[[watch them develop]] Man's existence now compresses yours, more and more of your precious species die as they consume your forests. you feel increasingly weak, and a strange warmth in yourself. You feel it in your skies, you feel it in your oceans, but most of all, you feel it in your poles, slowly melting.
[[try to make them aware]],
or [[try to kill them]]?You and Man live harmoniously together as for a billion years. As companions you nurture all lifeforms on Earth. Man continues to learn and create, but they are careful, so their development no longer takes away from your lifeforce. Together, as ancient beings, you die to as the sun begins to heat. Your souls travel together to another galaxy, into a new planet as life begins to grow.
[[start again|Start]]Man has developed extreme resentment towards you, and you realise that they would kill you if they could. You can never let them go.
[[continue|death]]It's a million years later, and you are old. Usually you would survive until the sun gives out rejuvenated by the Earth you nurture, but as Man's captor, your soul has been worn away. You lose the strength to hold Man, and they escape your grasp. Man attacks you, and you are mortally wounded.
Man realises, *too late* that in killing you they have killed the earth, and doomed themselves. Plants and animals begin to die. Man struggles to survive for a hundred more years, before dying of starvation.
Thousands of years pass and many new species develop with the help of your guiding hand. You focus specifically on your mammals, coming to think of them as your children.
You notice a your ape picking up a rock and studying it with an unusual level of focus and attention. You are intrigued.
Millenia pass by in peace and harmony.
[[continue]]The meteor is powerful, but man is stronger.
Man is angey. With desperation,you explain to them their actions had been killing you. You beg them to listen. You show Man your Earth, and its polluted seas, and melting ice. Man begings to feel remorse, but they still distrust you.
You succeed in killing Man. You the Earth begin to recover. You live in harmony with the world for 1.2 billion years untill the sun becomes hot enough to boil the oceans and everything dies. You never forget Man and their infinate potential for both good and evil and wonder what you should have done differently.
[[start agian |Start]]