#12 - The New World We Never Imagined

It was exactly 1692, two hundred years after we had gone to visit them and to teach them. At that point, the kingdoms decided to not pursue the New World. It was costly, and deemed "fruitless". There were other interests that held more priority. The few expeditions that did make it to the Americas were only early on. It was those people that traded our Western knowledge for food, clothing, and shelter as well as the knowledge of the natives.

The first set of ships, the Lancers, full of men of science, explorers, and potential venture capitalists. They were seized immediately as well but let go soon after. There were no soldiers among them and the Natives nodded in acknowledgement of their mission.

When they returned, Europe learned about the impact they had on the Americas. The story of the pale faces had carried through the entire continent. Some tribes took it as a sign of Gods coming to live among them. Others took it in fear, yet others understood that beyond the great ocean was another civilization much ahead of them.

The larger civilizations expanded to be even bigger when they learned how Europeans expanded and prospered mainly due to transportation that they did not have.

The Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs sent out expeditions to the Northern and Southern continents, hunting and herding horses in order to breed them and use them. They gathered larger animals to use for farming and started building roads, big wide roads, opening up trade where there used to be none.

The crews of the Lancers formation were taken on a tour of the East coast country and could not believe their eyes. From military garrisons along the coasts to bountiful large farmlands and even smaller cities forming. Religion still had hold on the Natives but the larger civilizations used is as fuel to grow bigger, stronger, and richer.

"Become one with the land," they told the crews of the Lancers, "means knowing all land, settling that land, and protecting it from invaders."