Despite the stunning display of their achievements, Ledley couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing.
He realized that true civilization required more than just physical structures and material possessions.
It needed its own writing, art, philosophy, and a deeper understanding of the world around them.
So, Ledley turned to Rico, his God, for guidance.
As they walked along the stone wall of the temple, Rico paused to admire a fused shell embedded in the wall, watching as creatures swam around it.
Ledley reminded Rico that he had not yet taught him the Scriptures of God, and he was only able to speak, never having learned how to write.
With a deep sense of longing to create something lasting and meaningful, Ledley turned to Rico and begged him to reveal the secrets of writing.
Ledley knew that the power of the written word was essential in creating a civilization that would be remembered long after he and his people were gone.
He wanted to express himself in a way that would stand the test of time, but he didn't know where to start.
Rico, however, shook his head, indicating that he could not simply teach Ledley his own words directly.
Rico believed that his words belonged to him and his memories were his alone.
If Ledley wanted to create a civilization that truly belonged to the three leaf people, he needed to create his own text that was unique to them.
Rico believed that words were a powerful tool for human beings to express themselves and share knowledge, and that the Mitsuba people needed to create their own way of doing so.
Ledley was initially dazed and overwhelmed by this revelation.
He had never considered the idea of creating his own written language before, and he didn't know where to start.
However, Rico quickly offered a demonstration to help Ledley understand the fundamentals of creating a written language.
Rico picked up a flat shell and clicked it, causing lines of light to flow horizontally across its surface.
He drew a circle between his fingers and made it shine with light, telling Ledley that it was the sun.
Ledley drew a simple crescent underneath, which Rico confirmed was the moon.
Ledley began to understand that words were simply simplified patterns that represented objects, ideas, and concepts.
Excitement began to build in Ledley's heart as he drew a wave on the shell of the snail.
Rico confirmed that it represented water.
Ledley drew three waves and shouted ”Sea,” with excitement, realizing that he had just created his own text.
Under God's guidance, Ledley slowly began to understand the power of writing.
As he looked at the strange symbols written on the shell, Ledley's eyes were shining with wonder and amazement.
He realized that writing was more than just a mere picture, it was a powerful tool that could express the mysteries and secrets of the world, and pass them on for generations.
Ledley understood that the creation of writing was a crucial step for their civilization.
With the written word, their culture and history could be recorded and preserved for future generations to learn from.
He felt that the written word had a magical power, something that was able to transform their lives and make their race unique and special.
He came to realize that a life and race without writing were vastly different from those with it.
With writing, they could share their ideas, thoughts, and knowledge with others in a way that was impossible without it.
Ledley, inspired by Rico, had created a set of texts that belonged to the three-leaf people alone.
These texts contained only what was necessary for the people's survival and knowledge of their world.
They did not need to know the names of every beast, grass, or tree; they only needed to know the fundamental aspects of nature, such as the sun, moon, stars, wind, fire, thunder, and electricity.
The three-leaf people did not need to understand the world from a wide range of fields and perspectives, and so it was not so difficult to make words that belonged to them.
Ledley, who was skilled in carving, carved stone slabs in his palace that recorded all the writings he created.
Ledley gathered his sons and subjects and announced that they had finally possessed the written word.
However, the sons and subjects were confused, and they did not understand the meaning of the words well.
Ledley then showed the world the first use of writing, and the first thing they recorded was mythology.
The stone tablets erected in front of the City of God not only had patterns but were also carved with words.
The text on the tablets told the story of God, who created all souls, then created his eldest son, Ledley, the king of wisdom, and finally created his servant, Sally, the mother of life.
The people looked up at the patterns and symbols, and some clever three-leaf people guessed the meaning of the text based on the relief.
They learned about the miracles that God performed and for the first time truly felt the presence of the gods.
With the written word, the civilization of the three-leaf people began to develop further.
They began to get rid of barbarism and ignorance, and they could truly deserve the word “civilization.” The text that Ledley created was their legacy, a testament to the greatness of their civilization, which would stand the test of time.
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