Mireda. It used to mean "home." Home, a place of peace. Of safety. For centuries our trees were the envy of our solar system. People from other galaxies would fly lightyears just to meet our scientists. Even our youngest of minds were geniuses to those of other planets. Our animals, even the carnivorous ones, were the most docile in the universe. Our only need for defense was to keep those who wanted to bring violence out. We wanted no part of the terrors of other worlds. Diplomats from other planets would even come to us to arrange peace treaties and negotiations. But there's always something you overlook. And we found it out all too late.
Religion. The word was foreign to us. Each other group had a deity they brought with them. When they left, they traded their knowledge for ours. They left beads and crosses, any tools of their belief that they brought with them. we started to research them. Soon, like any other addiction, it spread and consumed. It began slow. One or two people shouting in the street. But after a few years it became terribly apparent. The disease had spread...
Mireda was once of peace....But now it is nothing more than a rotting wasteland. Nothing grows. We've bombed or poisoned all of our resources. Now all that we have are our...."gods." The deities are all that mattered in the beginning. They were worshiped and praised. those who saw differently were killed or ran off until only two factions remained. Now war is all we know. Our culture is all but lost. Our history is only war and religions. Only the oldest of us remember a time where there was peace or safety....Now for the clothes you wear or the person you believe in you could die.
But there is a ray of hope. A small speckle of sanity. In the council of the oldest and wisest leaders of both sides, a plan was made to ensure our survival. Now the fate of this once proud, beautiful world is on the shoulders of two young children. Both were bred of way but together they will forge peace. And I can only....pray, for lack of a better word, that we all learn from our mistakes and erase this purge from our home once more.