A lot of people have been asking me what the Universal Conclave is. Here is the story, and the mission.
In the world of The Forgotten Age Trilogy and The Seisoa Chronicles, Seisoa of Farin was a man who traveled his world, seeking a way to stop violence and corruption. In the stories of the “Z,” he was a man who united the world, yet saw the flaw in such unity; that for each victory, and with every new peace, new challenges would arise.
To make sure that the people of his world would always have their say, Seisoa aided in the formation of the Universal Conclave. He created a coalition to stand above government and religion; a group that would unite and oversee all the people of the world beneath one symbol.
This power, however, was not only to be granted to a few, but to all who sought to improve on the conditions of their world. Every person in their world had a chance to question or join the Conclave.
Seisoa and his allies became disgusted with the pyramid structured class system, that had come before their time; where the majority of the world would follow the direction of a few. Those leaders often hid behind walls of soldiers and stone, cowering from the world, while trying to lead it. This created a gap between the rulers and their people which, in turn, gave rise to distrust between those with power, and those without.
Seisoa had also seen what such corruption could do, to some who were granted power over other people. The conjurer concluded, that there would always be those who would wish for that power; those with utmost pride, who believed that others were only meant to be subservient. With every person’s perspective able to cry out for help, those who would be subjected to desperate circumstances would be able to speak out against injustice. If such abuse of power would be seen again, it would be snuffed out quickly.
This judgment applied not only to those who made widespread, worldly decisions, but also to the common people; as social dominance, hatred, revenge and lies were an undeniable part of a free society, no matter how much some would try to right these wrongs.
The organization was no secret to the citizens of their world, and everyone could issue a complaint, if they knew where to look. Humans, mages, conjurers, O’rixian, dragons and demons; the six races experienced a time of peace for an extended period, because those with complaints, could always attempt to change the minds of many. This structure held fast in their world, until the events which take place in the journals of Z, also known as The Forgotten Age Trilogy.
The idea of the founders of the Universal Conclave was that all people would be able to consult and inquire to their governments and, if the need was present, to a unified group. The Conclave in Z’s journals had already acquired a supreme fortress; a consolidation of the world’s might, which can be seen on the cover of TFA2: Resolution. Their communications network reached around the world, as they oversaw the citizens of their planet from afar, but always protecting and guiding them.
In their world, in this story, all people had a chance to be heard, so that their world would not fall into desolation. Here on Earth, we also face many difficulties in maintaining a society where each opinion is valid. The class system of the Humans of Teuran, is much like our own; the natural progress of the tribal evolution of our species.
Now, with all of the technology that we currently possess, and the world in tatters, those who have assumed power over others are still making decisions that hurt our planet, murder the helpless, terrify the people, and make the rest feel inferior. However, there is much hope, and we have made so much progress.
The world’s ecosystems are in terrible shape, but technology and science make the headlines with breakthroughs, almost daily.
Religious extremists are acting out, but most of us are connecting and bridging the gap between nations, cultures, religions, education, technology, and commerce.
In the United States, the military wishes to enforce drones to spy on their own people, and bomb countries that they should be helping progress into prosperity, but most of us can sleep soundly… for now, quiet and protected.
Russians and Chinese, North and South Korea, World War III and nobody knows what to do, but this just in! They can store electricity in paper! Imagine the practical joke possibilities…
This world has its fun, and it’s not so fun, and it can be seen from so many perspectives. That is why the internet is full of information; some we wish to share, and some that we may never have even wanted to see in the first place. It is also full of petitions, cries of the people and, more and more, we are seeing what kind of influence that communication technology can have, through protests like Anonymous, or the impact that social networking has had on our lives.
That is why, with the idea of the story of the Universal Conclave at heart, I have created a place that we can discuss such matters in earnest, on the forum of The Forgotten Age Trilogy. I have started with five aspects of human existence for us to start with. This is, in no way, the final list of subjects; as more and more categories and subcategories will arise. The first categories are as follows:
-Philosophy (Life and Existence from Many Perspectives)
-Science, Innovation and Stability
-Politics and Equal Rights (Society, Civilization)
-Spirituality (Religion, Mysticism, Myths, Experience)
-Exchange (Finances and Trade)
If we can come together and discuss such matters in an open place, perhaps we will finally be able to create a world without poverty and strife. We have always, as a species, made steps towards cooperation and peace. Here is one way to do that.
How to Join
First, you must make a profile on the website.
Here is a link to the profile creation page:
TFA Profile Page
After that step, there are two ways in which to join the Universal Conclave, and make your voice heard.
The first is to donate to the Indiegogo fundraiser for The Forgotten Age Trilogy, here:
After that, I will be forever grateful, and you will receive confirmation once your profile has been upgraded!
The second way to enter the Universal Conclave, is to apply for membership. Those who are willing can also apply for a moderator position on the website!
All you have to do is type out the reasons for wanting to enter, send your application to the Conclave, and we will ratify your membership.
Send your letter to:
And so, to all those who have asked me, “What is the Universal Conclave?”
“…a place for us to assemble as equals. It takes many perspectives to
discover what is best for our world.”
-Rown Lunetist – TFA2: Resolution
Membership Proposal of Z (Example)
I have decided to make a small list, to kind of state my point on things. This is a list of things, specific matters that should be changed about the Earth, in my opinion. My way of thinking has no more or less status or validity, than any other human being’s perspective. By sharing these ideas, I only hope to perhaps inspire others to help me clear up, and perhaps solve these matters.
-Status relies on our instincts, and the passing of information from a dominant source to another. I do not promote pure anarchy, but I do propose that all human beings be seen as what they are. Men at the top are only more well-fed than those at the bottom of the working chain-of-command. We are all equal. The only thing that separates us are our characters; our beliefs and abilities. Whether or not we are
Reason behind the ideas: Personal experience. I have worked with people from around the world, and been many places, only to be met with kindness. I am where I am, because of the kindness that I have been shown, and even though many need desperate help, it is up to everyone to help each other, something my Iranian co-worker, also believes.
The elderly know that they are lucky to be old, because we cannot get there on our own. They were the rebels of their youth, some of them, but they could not have reached such wisdom and age without help. We can live longer, so we must be able to be free and prosperous, but we must also work for it. A wise modern man once said, “I don’t plow my own fields for food, so I must be able to trust the person who does, so that I can live healthy and do what it is that I think is important, to support him in turn.
People. This is how communities started. We need to get our act together on cooperation.
Also, remember the children that made/make iPhones, or the enslaved children that were forced to make carpets in Pakistan. (See Iqbal Masih). They need everyone’s help, and so we should not let a few of us have too much of their own resources, because they are badly needed by the rest of humanity. We need to make oases in the deserts, we need to help life along, and we need to get out into the stars and explore. Why do you think we would love to lie beneath the stars?
Goal: Eventually, I wish to try and compose a draft for a type of new political and social system, which will give culture a chance, while still uniting the world as one. I will pass this on to the rest of the Conclave, to help perfect and refine, so that this world can finally live in peace, without those who enjoy luxury prey on those who they see as inferior (whether or not intentional).
In the future, if this document is ever ratified by the people of the Earth, it should become something that we can all agree on, and that will be fair to all, period; even Flora and Fauna, the second of which we are part.
I could go on, but I will leave it like this for now. I’ll see you all on the forum, and we can put our ideas together, and maybe we can make our world, and our Solar system, an epic place for humanity…
What do you think?