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Boy Emporer

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Palden was born only eleven years ago was but his body a vessel for something infinite.  He was the sacred force that powered the quantum machinery of the cosmos in living form. It was proclaimed that behind the child's squinty eyes were the mind of the universe. That's why he was Emperor, a god wearing a man's flesh. The child's wiry body was adorned in imperial dress woven from fibers worth many times the lives of the subjects who crafted it. It was a flowing tapestry of gold and jade that incorporated designs to intricate they were almost hypnotic to the human eye. The godchild lived in a palace built on the eastern side of the highest summit that loomed over his imperial capital. The monument that would stand long after the demise of this latest mortal incarnation of the emperor was a reminder to the people who lived in its shadow he was always watching. Albeit it with vision blurred by a permanent stigmatism. His official shrine was at the peak of his fortress. In a…

Puer aeternus

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The years erode the body the way the millenniums have dissolved the great monuments of past ages. Every available resource across the fields of science was utilized to stymie this decay. Their masters gave them the imperative to find a way to indefinitely preserve childhood, to preserve life.
 Finally, it was done, and they were able to synthesize the fountain of youth. Only the most wealthy were permitted to drink its waters. It was a chemical regiment that took the form of a pill named Aeternus by a marketing team.
 For a time, it could encase the body in its childhood form. Mark Hamlin had lived on the earth for just a tick over 29 years, but his body hadn't aged past 15. As a result of his highly privileged upbringing, Mark grew into a handsome lad. Much to the disappointment of his elders he was neither business savvy nor academically inclined. He did possess though a certain flamboyant flair and had used Aeternus to lock himself in the early stages of adolescence for well o…