A Record of HUEmanity

Authors note:

Thought of this concept a year ago. Originally designed to be a childrens story to teach the primary hues, it has since has expanded to encompass it’s own world, nations, and culture. “A Record of HUEmanity” is just a slight overview of the world and a little of it’s history leading up into the present age. I plan on expanding the world and having stories take place within different eras of time. Enjoy and as always leave comments.

In a galaxy in a distant universe there existed a planet called Wheel. Planet Wheel was made up of many different forms of life. Fowl flew the skies, quadrupeds trotted the earth, and fish swam the seas. But of the many diverse divisions of life on Wheel, the most dominant was the species of the Hueman.

The Huemans were made up of three distinct tribes, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. Collectively, the tribes were known as the Primary. The Primary reigned supreme over Wheel and they divided the planet into three separate lands where each tribe lived peacefully in their own territory. The peaceful Yellow tribes populated the warm coastal eras and became proficient fishermen. The mathematical Cyan tribes’ constructed monolithic wonders high atop the snow peaked mountains. And the rigid Magenta tribes tamed the unforgiving sands of the scorching desert wastelands.

Though the Primary had been divided by territory, they all maintained a common social structure in that there was a class system made up of sages, farmers, and hunters. Sages were blessed with the ability to speak directly to the Great Crystal Prism above through prayer and rituals and acted as mentors to keep peace and stability on Wheel. Farmers were responsible for cultivating the land and providing grains and fruit for the citizens. Hunters were tasked with all acts of necessary combat such as hunting game and defending the village from savage beasts.

Trade and commerce were frequent among the Primary as any hue form neighboring tribes were always welcome in the other’s territory. The most popular item for trade was knowledge as many ideas and teachings from various subjects were exchanged. The most common of these ideas was of a prophecy called the Additive Encroachment from the ancient holy book of Subtractive. The Additive Encroachment spoke of a great calamity…

“1.And I saw them. Seven hues, three of which were known to me as Magenta, Cyan and Yellow. 2. The other four were alien yet familiar to me. 3. One seemed like a mixture of Magenta and Yellow which I called him Orenge. 4. One seemed like a mixture of the Cyan and Yellow which I called Grēne. 5. The final two seemed like twin mixtures of Magenta and Cyan which I called Violete and Blue- Violete. 6. The seven hues then stretched into seven rays of light with Red being the longest ray and Violete being the shortest and the rays were absorbed by the Great Prism. 7. Then, behold on the opposite side of the Great Prism reflected a Hue the likes of which I have never seen. 8. This hue was so magnificent that a Hue it was not, something more it was.

9. Then I had second vision. The seven hues were once again gathered and they began to multiply into all the Hues imaginable and unimaginable. 10. The hundreds of Hues then formed into one single Hue to which I had never before seen. 11. I could also not describe this Hue fore, unlike the other which radiated a majestic glow; this was dark and thick and engulfed all that surrounded it. 12. The two Unnameables then charged at one another and collided with a force so mighty that the skies shrieked, the lands trembled, and the seas erupted. 13. And when the dust settled, neither of the Unnamables were left standing but instead a depressing, lonely Hue which dulled the entire planet.”

To this end, the Primary vowed that Hues from different tribes could never reproduce with each other in order to keep the Additive Encroachment at bay. During this time, Hues of mixed tribes had been common. The Sages, fearful that their mixed blood could awaken the prophecy, ordered a mass round up. The Mixed were taken aboard a ship to be executed but a young hero named Fuse, who was also of Mixed descent took control of the ship and fled his people to a distant island.

Generations passed and a young sage named Confu-Ya from the Cyan and a farmer girl from the Yellow adored each other since their youth when they first met. The two knew that regardless of how they felt for each other, their love could never be due to the treaty of the Additive Encroachment. Confu-Ya, desperately trying to find an answer to his dilemma meditated for many suns and moons with no nourishment and came to the conclusion he would have to trick his peers into a false state of security. Thus Confu-Ya forged a manuscript called the Saturation Scrolls which explained in detail how to construct a device to counter the Additive Encroachment.

Confu-Ya passed the Saturation Scrolls to his peers and after years of intense study, was met with much satisfaction from all. Only the sages of the Magenta disagreed and remained true to tradition. Confu-Ya, satisfied that Cyan and Yellow accepted his hoax embraced his lover and the two married. Years Later, Confu-Ya and his wife produced their first son who was a Hue the complexion of green. News of this event spread to the Blue and Yellow and it wasn’t long until Red heard of it as well.

The Magenta, furious that Cyan and Yellow would break generations of tradition and endanger Wheel by their selfish actions began to send spies to keep watch over Cyan and Yellow. A decade passed and many more Cyan and Yellow hues had begun to intermarry and produce more green hues. Around this same time, Ruby, the princess of the Magenta, had been secretly involved in an affair with Prince Lemon of the Yellow. When Princess Ruby gave birth to her first child, to Lord Vodka and her fiancées surprise, the infant was orange in hue and not magenta. It was at this time that the sages decided they could be patient no longer and launched an offensive campaign against the Yellow.

The initial strike came with no warning. Hundreds of Magenta soldiers charged into the Yellow territory and flanked the throne of Chief Squash. The Red soldiers recited to Chief Squash the official decree of King Vodka stating the arrest and capture of Prince Lemon. Failure to meet Vodka’s demands would result in conflict. Chief Squash rebuked the decree and was met with a blade impaled within his chest in response.

Prince Lemon was chained and dragged away to the Magenta territory where he was imprisoned until his execution date was determined. Meanwhile, the Yellow were in a state of panic and confusion as Magenta soldiers set up military occupation of their territory. Because the Yellow were a care free and peaceful people, their military strength was non-existent and within a day the majority of the Yellow territory had been claimed by Magenta.

The sages of the Cyan decided to remain neutral during the conflict but eventually were forced to take action and voice their thoughts on the invasion. The Magenta sages criticized the Cyan sages and blamed them for the decline of the world because it was a sage from their tribe that broke the forbidden rule. The Cyan sages commanded their soldiers to the remnants of the Yellow territory in order to police peace and open their doors for refugees while Magenta hues were banned from entry.

Lord Vodka grew enraged at the Cyan’s actions and hastily demanded that the Cyan soldiers vacate the Yellow territory or they would expel them by force. Sovereigness Aqua of the Cyan reassured her soldiers to stand their ground which left Lord Vodka with no choice but to back up his word and the order to attack the Cyan was issued. The Magenta soldiers had the advantage in numbers and drove the Cyan soldiers out of their territory.

While the Magenta soldiers kept watch over their borders, the Cyan regrouped and strengthened their defenses in case of a Magenta invasion. Lord Vodka, not wanting to lose momentum of battle, ordered his troops to advance and invade the Cyan territory. The Cyan held their defensive front and when the Red grew fatigued, went on the offensive and expelled them from their territory.

The Wheel War continued  for another decade with the Cyan advancing towards total victory because they were aided not only by surviving Yellow hues but also by the new green hues that surpassed the potential of their predecessors. The Magenta were forced to do the hypocritical and forced their Yellow POWs to mate with Magenta hues to produce offspring who the sages documented as having superior combat poetintial than Magenta hues. The Magenta maintained stability for another 15 years and began deploying their secret legion of orange assassins in hopes of turning the tides of war. Ironically, the orange assassins are led by Shodan Ball, the son of the late Princess Ruby and Prince Lemon. Unaware of his true origins, Ball wanted nothing more but to serve the Magenta honorably and win the Wheel War so he could be free to live his own life.

Early one sunrise, the orange assassins snuck into the Cyan territory and in 5 moons, advanced into Soverigness Aqua’s throne. Shodan Ball attempted to kill the Soverigness but Lady Emerald, Soverigness Aqua’s personal guardian, counterd his attack. A skirmish broke out between Ball and his assassins versus Emerald and her guardians until Ball landed a decisive blow against Emerald. By this time however, Soverigness Aqua had been evacuated to safety and Ball and his surviving assassins retreated to safety.

With the assasination attempt failed, food scarrace, and soldiers dying by the multitude, Magenta was on the verge of surrender but the sages developed a new combat technique. The sages discovered that by vibrating their bodies at intense speeds, they were able to defragment into pigments and then fuse with each other resulting in a warrior that was twice as strong but occupied less space and required less food. Lord Blood, the adopted son of the late Lord Vodka, ordered his warriors to surround and defend the capitol while the sages taught them the pigment defragmentation technique.

Soverigness Aqua reaching the final days of her life and having witnessed the Wheel War span two generations, was more determined than ever to finally put an end to the bloodshed and ordered her warriors to charge the Magenta and deliver the fatal blow. The Magenta soldiers, outnumbered two to one, unleashed their new ability on the unsuspecting Cyan. Within minutes the Magenta numbers were cut in half and thinking victory was on their side, the Cyan pressed forward. However, they were not prepared for the new found power of the fused Magenta soldiers and the Magenta, with help from their orange counterparts, stood their ground and brought the battle to a stalemate.

Within weeks, the power of the pigment defragmentation had served its purpose and the Magenta were once again dominating. The Cyan sages knew that they needed a way to counter the pigment defragmentation and began to search for an answer. Thus after many sleepless nights they devised a new weapon called bullet. The bullet was only the size of a baby’s finger but what it lacked in size it made up for in lethality. Inside every bullet was a poisonous liquid and when shot into its victim with a long barreled peripheral called a gun, the poison would seep out from the tip of the bullet. If the victim didn’t die from the bullet being lodged into his insides then the poison would finish him off.

The Cyan sages passed the new technology to all the Cyan and green soldiers and instructed them in their use. While the Magenta gained the advantage in the war, they could no longer deal with the adding complications threatening its tribe and Lord Blood is forced to make a humiliating surrender to Soverigness Aqua. As Lord Blood advanced to Soverigness Aqua to sign the surrender treaty, Blood defragmented and astonishingly fusesed himself with five of his strongest soldiers. The resulting fusion, Lord Blood-Hexad, showed power no other hue before had mastered and single handedly rampaged his way through Soverigness Aqua’s soldiers.

Even with their guns, the Cyan and green soldiers are cast aside like flies. Though Soverigness Aqua was elderly, she was able to see a flaw in Lord Blood-Hexad’s technique. By fusing with so many hues, his speed and power had multiplied but his mind was in chaos. The Soverigness ordered a firing squad to shoot down Lord Blood-Hexad as he rampaged his way into her direction. The firing squad shoots round after round after round into Lord Blood-Hexad but he soldiered on.

Bullets ineffective, the firing squad, and last defense of Soverigness Aqua, meet the charging Hexad head on. Hexad plowed through the opposition as they collided and advanced to Soveringess Aqua. Hexad roared out a battle cry as he raised his fist in preparation of smashing Aqua to the ground. Aqua inhaled deeply and skillfully sidesteped Hexad’s strike. The momentum from Hexad’s rush however sends them both careening to the ground.

In mid fall, Aqua removes two thin, metal rods from a strap on her wrist and pointed them upwards. As the entirety of Hexads massive body weight fell on Aqua, the two rods were plunged deep into his throat.

The inability to breathe coupled with the poisoning of the bullets took their effect and brung Hexad to a standstill. Knowing his life was near its end; Hexad mustered up his remaining strength and struck Aqua with a devastating head butt to her cranium. The two rulers, relinquished of life, lay stationary soaked in each others blood.