It was a rather simple theocracy, this system established 500 years earlier when the Ancesterians arrived. Every two years caucuses gathered and drew lots for the Rooks who would organize the government for the Pawns and the people. Every four years the people voted for the Pawns that would represent them in the forum. Each Pawn had a number of “Reachers” that advised them, called “cabinets”, especially full of Wilkesists, who labored long hours and worked on large mathematical formulas or studying stellar charts another other science, to provide them the data they needed for their decisions. As far as anyone could tell, the Wilkesists had the least desirable job of any, even lower preferentially than the Travelers who were tasked with searching the galaxy for other places, peoples, and things that could be of benefit to Kepler-Z.
Tune in for quick reads of the best (or least despicable) selections from the previous day’s word count, by virtue of my daily writing regimen for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). WARNING: editing has not taken place.