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Source Starbloom Communal Distributive Projection
Approach γ Aquarii [Lucky Homes]
Ascension 22h 21m 39.37542s
Declination –01° 23′ 14.4031″
Distance 178.211ly
Equinox J2000.0 SOL
Year 2445, QEC adjusted

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Susan, Speaker Elect of Cheer Systems, 14th Pod
Merry Meet to all of our friends in this wide, beautiful 'verse~

Tonight we would like to share a very special message from Pod
14's secondary communal education initiative. Our schools have
selected a few bright and passionate students to share their
talents in our festivities. What better way to welcome new friends
to the Lucky Homes than with a showcase of the arts!

These children have worked so hard! They're parading across the
gallery platform now. As our visitors can see, they've dressed in
costumes of their own creation. They were asked to imagine what
our new friends might look like and craft their own outfits in
kind. What a true spirit of inculturation!

Miss Buzbis is rounding up our youngest performers now to the
front of the stage. These kids are part of the first class of our
secondary communal education initiative. For those of you who are
from far off lands, that would number them between five and seven
solar rotations back on old Earth. They have a special medley of
our traditional songs they'll be singing! How delightful. I'm so
sorry we can't broadcast the audio through the QEC.

This welcome celebration goes back to the earliest founding of the
Lucky Homes, when our first pioneer ships reached the system. As
the first settlers arrived they had difficulty adjusting to the
local flora and fauna. It was only when the groups came back
together and formed the Starbloom Communal Distributive Projection
(just called Star-Com back then) that they were able to get all
the right resources to all the people. We celebrate this union
every year with family gatherings, lots of food and drink, and
a demonstration of the arts of love and peace. How lovely that
this year we get to share it with others as the start to a new

Oh look, that's Georgia Strutt dressed as the notorious
bungle-slug! What a brilliant voice she has. She's singing our
hymn for the abatement of rashes. It's a traditional piece
parent's sing to their youngest. How lovely.

Pricilla Bartleby Hooper, coming on stage now, is one of our most
accomplished young artists. Her poetry won three top prizes in
interpod competition last year. She's expected to take on
a skaldic apprenticeship soon. Quite the over-achiever! Oh, let's
listen to the beginning of the epic poem she's prepared for
tonight's event.

  Giants move among the stars
  traipsing in the dark
  bloody stains
  of what remains
  a bite to match their bark


What a vivid image to greet our friends! How lovely, indeed.

The festivities will continue for half a cycle broken by food,
drink, and some group dances throughout. I hope our new guests
enjoy the party.

Oh, brilliant! The cats are here. Now the fun can truly begin.

Blessed be, my friends. May you all find peace in one another.