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    Furegon Genesis Rough Draft.

    Here is a rough draft of the Origins of Anthro Constructs in my world Furegon. Please forgive any spelling or grammatical errors as It will be refined as I come back to it.

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    Genesis
    Part One
    Origins of Animal Constructs.
    Written by, Charrio (Charles Uriarte)
    Part of Furegon, Book In progress.




    Centuries ago, when Man was still tied to the planet Proxis he had always known. Still in the time of discovery, one of the golden ages of advancements only decades after the secrets of flight, fission, advanced micro electronics and a myriad of countless improvements to lives across the globe. People were getting more and more advanced technology with every passing year, some gleefully accepting it and others turning their nose at it not ready to change.

    It was at the end of this age that the world started to change, and change faster and faster as things built up between nations and the division of wealth and education. This wasn't a world of one nation and certainly never of one view without struggles and conflict. This world was sitting on centuries of hate and policies that never changed as technology and human views evolved.

    During this time of random discord, Wars broke out here and there and quickly ended as other nations tried to quell the fighting, often sending troops as peace keepers to babysit the situation and area. Corporations had been watching the Global scene for decades and had taken to try and distract the people with entertainments. Television being the strongest agent for sales and hypnotizing the viewers with endless shows all about nothing just mindless distraction. While people were amazed at the movies and flashy new gadgets all designed to make a buzz and purchases over and over with frequent updated versions.

    People being the creatures they are, are quick to form cliques and groups for and against things. Many groups swore by one product or another, all of them did the same things it was really a mute point to fight about but humans have a need to feel above the crowd. Years past with companies coming out with new fads and gadgets as fast as people would buy them. Many things one would consider stupid or foolish came out those years. Foam Hats, Electric Rakes, Video screen shirts showing a clip of video playing across the front fabric.

    All these inventions were bringing out great advancements and the entertainment industries were not the only ones improving as time went by. Medicine was leaping ahead with the cracking of the Genome, which was first slow to start but as computers advanced and each scientist working from notes of another it was cracked.

    It happened quietly at first then exploded, a company cloned the first animal. People cheered then quickly a division of sides both arguing for and against the new ability to create life. What would happen if they cloned a man? This was already in the works as companies always keep a decade or more ahead in projects, rarely does the public ever see stuff not released or not meant to be seen.

    Shortly after the first cloning, Some geneticists working with a hefty budget created the first Artificial animal. It was a curious thing to be sure, no bigger than a hamster and formed to be cute. Using animal DNA and Human they gave their creature intelligence by modeling it's brain structure to be very simular to a mans. It's large eyes bright and small arms and legs covered in brown fur, only living a few months but gave them the data needed to go forward. Another construct and another soon followed each a refinement of the original. Decades went by, the small constructs kept in labs and modified with every generation.When they had something that was cute, playful and easy to clone with a lifespan of 5-7yrs. This was what they were looking for, a Living pet very simular to a living Teddy bear. During this time a war had started in the dirtier less wealthy nations, making the world's people turn away from entertainments while they watched the killing and fear shown 24/7 on the TV's.

    The wealthy corporate heads always looking to change the subject back to sales introduced a new TV show "Skupples" Skupples was a vehicle for selling products, mainly the new must have pet. People were simply amazed, rarely does a new Item or invention come along that has such a changing impact. Skupples could sing, dance, understand it's owner but not talk. Everyone simply had to have the new Construct pets, the cloning centers set up for the very event failed to keep up with the insanely large demands.

    A little while into the craze owners started to find that Skupples were doing some odd things. Many were learning to read with the help of their owners, Skupples had found a way to Talk so to speak. Using small phones or keyboards, Skupples let owners know it was far more intelligent than they had previously thought. Some people who grew afraid of the idea of genetic constructs with intelligence started legal battles, trying to get them outlawed.

    Time went on and Skupples held on, some countries and nations banned the genetically altered pets, and some embraced them as the wonder they were. Due to the cloned nature of Skupples, people could not breed their pets and raise litters. Not until private labs funded by people who pay to get what they want did that hurdle fall, small in number at first the new Skupples came in Males and Females. Thanks to easy tells in the genetic codes, scientists had tweaked the personality to be more subservient to Humans, taking an almost sidekick role.

    Many people had one wherever they went, a private confidant and buddy who always loved being with their owner. Many a Skupple died when their owner passed on, heart broken the ever loyal pets just let go and died. This made them all the more endearing to people as the bond was becoming symbiotic. Many new breeds of Skupple came out, companies unable to stop breeders made their own varieties. Dogs and cats were the first common forms people think of when they hear the word Skupple now. More exotic forms were made as well but none more Loyal and loved as the Canine breeds.

    They had mastered Dogs early on, it was a large portion of the Original Skupple code. The world had now come to terms with the creation and acceptance was almost total among the more first world nations.

    Wars still raged on, the small conflicts came and were forgotten by most a world away. One small country desperate and dying finally lit the fires of a war that would carry across the globe. The first nuclear weapon had been detonated in over a century, the yield was increased by modifying the out of date bomb. The explosion sent shock waves across the area for hundreds of miles and grabbed the attention of the world.

    Nations instantly went into high alert, some attacked no one reason is clear tho the detonation seems to be the starting point. Now in a state of alert, countries set plans into action. The most wealthy started up project, "War Dog", a military application of the Skupples Construct.

    Didn't take long, seeing as they had mastered this pet to change it into what would be called, Dog Boys. Dog Boys were built for war, bred by the thousands at first, loyal intelligent and able to use it's animal senses for their human masters. Skupples when first created had this feature disabled, the labs felt it should be more like a humans in senses. Altered again when military commanders demanded they be able to speak and not use talk boxes, which were small units that they could type and it would speak.

    Thanks to the Skupples craze most people were quite used to animal companions on a more equal level. Commanders became the Pack leaders to the Dog Boys, training them to use advanced weapons and tactics. Most Dog Boy packs however were used as scouts and guards.

    The war continued on, and as other nations got their own "War Dogs" Programs running the wars became less and less fought by humans. Humans took 18yrs+ to train and breed a new troop, Dog Boys could be capable in far less time. The loss of life was incredible, Humans it seems are able to be blind to the suffering of others. Most didn't see the death of Dog Boys to be anything much, they were cloned mostly since breeding them took longer tho capable.

    It wasn't until a pup born on base and raised as a pet by the base commanders son, did a voice be heard, small at first but not to be dismissed.

    END PART ONE
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    Genesis
    Part Two
    Operation War Dogs
    Written by, Charrio (Charles Uriarte)
    Part of Furegon, Book In progress.




    The war went on for over a Decade, during this time new Dog Boys were introduced. None of the Dog Boys were ever given full biped forms, many people didn't like it when they seemed Too Human so to speak. There were a few Skupples non combative forms with a more Humanoid form, these were normally entertainers. Creatures built for movies or personal enjoyment, always with the Obedience genes enabled.

    Almost no construct, Skupple or Dog Boy would ever hurt their human masters, the only ones which were known are terrible terrible cases of abuse or torture. By this time Genetic constructs were becoming very normal to see, many considering them family. A few people even passed on their fortunes to them, as some used to do with their beloved cats. Courts did not agree tho, Constructs had no rights to own property or many other rights humans took for granted.

    Humans like to be in control, and when not in control they get mean selfish and cruel. The war had worn down many peoples nerves, most were just ready for an end. One of the new forms added to the battlefield were, Watch Dogs. Watch Dogs were four legged more traditionally body formed Canines, these animals had way more intelligence than allowed before in a construct.

    The main goal was to make a Battle advisor for commanders, a Beta member for the pack. The Watch Dogs were keen in vision and smell, alerting their human counterpart far before most dangers or even emotional states of comrades. Watch Dogs were very close to their human master, being assigned and raised from Puppies no older than a few weeks. Meant to be a counterpart, confidant and advisor the constructs Imprinted onto their human masters. This became a permanent bond as time went on, many men would die to save their dogs, but many many more Dog Boys and Watch Dogs died saving men.

    It was one of these small Watch Dogs that helped things to change, his Master the son of a military base commander. The commander had pulled some strings and gotten him the pup as a birthday present, he had always bragged about his Spencer. Spencer was his own Watch Dog, which was stern but gentle with the commanders son. Like the master that bonded them, they shared very similar feelings almost empathic.

    Lifespans for constructs had been increased gradually as time went by from the original 5-7yrs all the way up to 60+ and more if purchased Gene therapy was applied. Many people of course bought themselves longer lives, this was of course only the most wealthy nations that could do such. The rest of the world was left behind for the moment, things always change in time though.

    The age was increased after many Skupples deaths made many consumers avoid buying another for the loss was hard to take. The little intelligent pets were very much symbiotic in nature, always helpful and loyal, crying when the master cried and sharing in the joy.

    It was the connection that grew between Man and the now common Skupples and Dog Boys, this connection was paramount for stopping the war. The small puppy Skipper having bonded with his new master Weaver, the son of a Base Commander for a Wealthy Giant of a Nation. He grew up watching the Dog Boys and soldiers take off and return, often with fewer Dog Boys and a few shaken men.

    Watching the casualties, and sharing the bond that Watch Dogs have with their human masters it affected Weaver deeply. Being a child still and not having going through the intense mental and physical training of a Military soldier the animal was meant for it was almost scarring. The Watch Dog also had no training as a war dog, so it's emotions were far less controlled which presented it's self as questions to his master.

    "Why do they keep sending us to die?"
    "Are we Slaves?"
    "Why are you killing each other?

    Many many hard to answer questions such as these were asked, normally these questions were asked on deaf ears or ears not able to answer in any way effective.

    Weaver was bound to Skipper and was hit deeply feeling the depths of his Dog's pain and searching. Now older and Skipper a Dog not a puppy, the two started asking questions of the Dog Boys stationed there. Most wouldn't speak their real feelings or minds, but Skipper was a Watch Dog and could read them before they spoke, it was instinct to his breed. It was what they were designed for, to be our eyes and ears for the much more unaware human partners.

    Weaver learned most Dog Boys were tired and like everyone else wanted it to end, few veterans among the Dog Boy troops but they had seen the worst. It was asking these older dogs to help that started the ripple.

    One dog howling alone at the death and loss of his brothers soon became a howl heard and shared across base after base. Videos posted along with stills showing Grieving Dog Boys holding a dead pack member as well as troops crying over their lost Dogs. It started a change, once the video hit the news and the Skupples and Civilian world which was kept blind as possible saw this, it was like the world stopped.

    Much of the conflict was stopped in days, many many troops refusing to move. This had never been seen before, The whole chain snagged. Meetings were called discussing it and many many new problems went into lengthy debates and media circuses.

    Finally the war ended, many countries ripped apart were finally able to stop and grieve. Now of course the problem was, What do we do with all these Dog Boys and constructs we made for the war.

    "Do we just kill them now we don't need them?"
    "Who's going to take care of them?"
    "They're soldiers, they earned their peace."

    Some said they should be destroyed now that the war was over, they were a useless drain. Some small nations did exactly that, video of this leaked and made another cry begin. The larger nations with a huge civilian population mostly untouched directly through war started programs to take in the now displaced Dog Boys.

    It was called, the Lost Dog movement which ended up being highly successful. Many many Dog Boys were just happy to be part of a pack again, finding a home among families. Designed to be loyal and obedient, the newly adopted families soon found the new members to be extremely helpful. Many used to the mindless work of a soldiers life, found the assistance given second nature.

    Some even joined their Human family at work, keeping full time jobs and contributing to the family. This was the time when many Dog Boys, with the aid of families filed for changes in the laws.

    Over 40yrs later they had succeeded, Canids as they were now called were man's second hand. Both needing the other and bound through now generations of life together, the small pets which started as Skupples, now were a brother race to Humans. Symbiotic and emotionally bound, the two walked forward to the next era....SPACE.

    End Part 2
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