—A somewhat accurate recounting of the iconic pori Hoyu dul Nakeil’s life written by Hoyl dul Majanaeka.
Aut: Hoyl dul Majanaeka
Dt: 312 A.T.
Mere decades after the domestication of the cukalls beast, a barely-trained pup found an egg that would change the course of pori history. Records were not yet kept on exactly where the egg was found and when, but we know the egg lay dormant for years in Nakeil after it was found. Even though we did not have the ability to determine the origins of the molten material found inside the egg, those who could have been the two halves that made Hoyu dul Nakeil include all the way up to Hanullzis who was in the city in the late 180s as part of a bid the city was making to secure a new pilot program secondary school. More realistically, the director of the city or one of the many primary teachers who teach in Nakeil could have made the egg, with our knowledge that intellect is hereditary.
In 192, the development of Nakeil had slowed and a large batch of eggs that had been collecting were reheated and hatched, including one given the name Hoyu. The first few years of life for a pori before beginning a formal education are not recorded, and the education depends on the team of caregivers in the city, or locality. In putting together this biography, the caregivers from this time had all solidified and as were all of the pori that were raised by them.
Though records of their earliest education were nonexistent, formal primary schooling is well documented, and readily available. Several proficiency tests in drafting, advanced mathematics, and rudimentary physics as early as year two had Hoyu poised towards a secondary program in architecture. Continued testing through year five confirmed this. Hoyu would enroll in this program for two years before a change.
Records will confirm that Hoyu yla Nakeil did not maintain proficiency in the secondary education for architecture. Going as far back to 188, the former director of Nakeil hosted the Hanullzis to propose a plan for Nakeil to host a new pilot secondary academy, citing the city’s rapid development. Ultimately, the pilot academy came down to a vote for the citizens of Nakeil and passed by a single vote. Though the vote was cast in late 200, the records show that Hoyu yla Nakeil voted in favor of the proposal, despite being two years younger than the required voting age for decreed by the director of the city. In an extremely rare occurrence, Hoyu was transferred into a pilot program in planetary physics after their second year of the architectural program. Opening in 201 after an extremely narrow proposal success for a new city director, the program enrolled Hoyu in 204.
Hoyu found success in the new program for celestial physics. Though its opening was the result of perhaps a voting discrepancy of one pori who stood poised to gain from the proposal’s success, the program had its origins in the desires of the Hanullzis decades prior. Under the oversight of several Hanullzis in a row, growth in Parallelium had outpaced development in several key systems, though growth was slow enough in most systems that the problem was not noticed by all pori. Aware of the problem, the Hanullzis plans to alleviate the issue of localized growth by moving population centers to star-planets, which serve all the current functions of these key systems in addition to being located more centrally along routes, and frequently having more land to develop.
However, like all other Sentient Species, pori cannot live on star-planets, despite the best intentions of leaders. Though most star-planets are in fact larger with more land area than planet-stars, the distinction is not one of land area, but the size of the star-core in relation to the spread of the continents around it. Star-planets are named as such due to the relatively small distance between the star-core and the land, causing the land to be uninhabitable to all but Ontautt. The plan would be to have the largest of continents in the habitable range around these star-cores, to make more land available. The issue at hand was how to make the continents around star-planets in the habitable zone.
As stated in Volume 1, the celestial physics program—first of its kind, and a pilot program if successful—opened in 201 A.T. and was staffed by faculty who too, could not solve this star-planet problem, but aimed to teach those who would. Students education would comprise roughly half of lectures, to learn the necessary skills to understand the issue, and half lab-work, where the pori enrolled would solve the issue, though the program was careful not to be singularly-focused on this specific problem. A number of courses sought to find increased efficiency in space-faring vehicle design, route construction, and other issues of celestial scale. Many capable students sought to tackle and made significant headway on these issues by the time Hoyu enrolled in 204.
After completing what would be a normal course of study at other programs, it was decided that Hoyu would re-enroll in the program, as they had made significant progress on the issue behind the program’s creation. The most efficient solution was not, in fact, to move continents further out from the star-core into the habitable zone. Doing so led to a number of issues, models would show, such as particularly narrow continents snapping into pieces, and continents that were not thicker than average breaking apart during attempted stabilization from the pressure used to prevent them from floating too far away from the star-core and becoming continemos.
After re-enrolling Hoyu completed a second term, lengthened by a single year to finish the program, earning top honours and a dul title. Hoyu’s research, models, experiments, and calculations established the method for manufacturing continents on-site in the habitable zone of star-planets of various sizes. The method would be outlined in the extension year and formally submitted to the Hanullzis for approval in 219, with one significant drawback. A number of new space-faring craft would be required, and initial designs for these were also included in the plan, though all ships were pending efficiency improvements to current stabilization technology. Because of these currently unavailable requirements, the plan’s formal proposal was shelved.
Hoyu dul Nakeil waited anxiously for years as the required craft technology slowly improved towards the required benchmarks they had set. They continued streamlining the plan and re-running the experiments and models to see if the benchmarks could be at all lowered while maintaining viability. Hoyu even attempted to learn the ship-manufacturing trade in frustration during the late 220s in an effort to formulate and design the necessary advancements themselves, though they did not complete any additional educational programs.
In 229 the plan was approved when the state-of-the-art stabilization technology was within 1% of Hoyu’s initial projected benchmarks. By 233, the first manufactured continent was jettisoned away from the local star-planet, and deemed a failure do to accidents and oversights, though the official government report cites gravitational and atmospheric generators that were not high enough capacity for the continent. Though several prominent system directors viewed the continent’s failure as a condemnation of Hoyu’s initial plan and a reason that star-planets could not be made habitable, the Hanullzis commissioned Hoyu for a second plan. This proposal was to be more detailed than the first.
In 236, after nearly three years of planning and 300 days of construction each meticulously planned, a new continent was put in place in orbit around Alarl-Ejruem, a small star-planet barely larger than Kzcihumcer, the planet-star that hosted the majority of the manufacturing facilities. Constructed in a manner that made sure the current technologies would be enough, the small continent had several teams of pori scientists dispatched to ensure viability and success. These teams would stay for twenty years on the continent to conduct short term tests on equipment and technology, and additional long term tests on the durability of materials used.
Hoyu dul Nakeil would direct the majority of all involved, but was never declared to have a formal title on any specific team. Reportedly, and confirmed by their notes, how to develop volcanoes and other molten-sources on these manufactured continents was a high priority for Hoyu during this period. Though the full experimental investigation was not complete and a formal report had not yet been published, Hoyu left the continent after staying less than half of the time, reportedly convinced that it would be declared a success in either their absence or presence.
In 245 Hoyu returned to Nakeil to teach at the celestial physics program that had enabled their career and discoveries. Like the students at large, the professors of the program divided their time between lectures and experimental work, and several accounts from this time confirm that Hoyu continued to attempt to solve the issue of creating molten-sources on manufactured continents that would not simply burn through the bottom of a continent, or run out of material.
Two years after the experiment ended, the formal report detailing the experiment’s methodology and conclusion was released. The continent was declared a success, Hoyu’s proposal was validated, and a new commission was drafted that called on scientists across Parallelium to scale the process in new proposals, in addition to proposing alternative, more efficient structural changes and building materials. As a consequence of the report, the celestial physics program in Nakeil was declared a pilot program and expanded to be on par with other prestigious flagship programs in other fields.
Hoyu continued to teach at the program for many years, leaving the faculty two and a half decades after joining. Though record exists of Hoyu’s exit from the program, few records remain detailing their life from the point of the report’s publication all the way to their solidification in 288, several years past the normal age for a pori to solidify. Their rock-body resides in an unpublished location in the government’s capitol city, though most education programs by now have some memorial honouring perhaps the greatest intellect of our species.
Not officially confirmed, Hoyu was widely believed to have created an egg with the Hanullzis who commissioned the celestial physics program at some point in this period, long after the Hanullzis’ last recorded egg. As the Hanzullis solidified in 252, the egg would have to have been created in a more robustly-documented period of their life. More plausibly, the egg could have been created with the following Hanullzis, though this theory is not documented as something the populace believed. Both theories are by nature, as mentioned earlier, not officially-confirmed.