THE FIVE TRIBES - THE HUMAN MEMORY
In the beginning, there was Death and there was Eternity. They were fighting, but soon they grew weary of this endless rivalry and decided to join their forces to create something new. Thus were born Animal, Mineral and Vegetal, for whom Death and Eternity built Earth and Sky, in order to watch them peacefully grow. For a time they lived in complete harmony. But one day, a unique kind of species rose, and its name was Man. As time went on, he started to exploit the resources of his world, thinking that with possession, he could defy Death. The latter, angry, confered with Eternity and together, they decided they would take all they had given to Man away.
17th June 2023: a virus spreads all over the world and causes the death of almost all humanity. In London, however, a group of a hundred survivors, lead by a speleologist called Jacques Bodoin and an ethnologist called Otaka Tiki, find a way through a forgotten room from the 19th century, under the underground station Bank.
Deep under Earth’s surface, they uncover a prophecy that announces Life has given a second chance to humankind. Guided by Silina - the only child conceived on the outside and born underground - now, they will have to work on the improvement of their consciousness, to avoid making the same mistakes all over again.
The story starts a thousand years after the virus, in the underground city that the survivors named Renaissance. This new community expresses itself and develops thanks to an educational system based on five tribes’ philosophy, far from the idea of power and money. Dance, drums, words and symbols have become the pillars of their social organization.
For several years, however, the crystals lighting up their city are dying down one by one, thus threatening again mankind’s survival. Peter and Owa, two young inhabitants of Renaissance, leave their cave in search of adventure without realizing that their quest will lead them to discover their people’s origins.
The Five Tribes - Human Memory is the first of three futuristic tales taking place in a unique fantasy world and tackling a few of our current society’s matters: how to (re)think the way we live together; how to put education and social values first; how to use arts as a way of improving our consciousness?