At the end of his education period, once he became an
adult, Zorotl was admitted to the “Galactic Confederation
Explorer Corp.”, where he quickly became one of the most
skilled star ship commanders.
This gave him
the chance to travel around the galaxy.
In one of his trips, while he was resting and drinking
a Kylanese tea in
a Galactic Bar on the planet Kylan-Ho, he met two merchants,
one of whom had just arrived from a long trip to a small planet, located
almost on the other side of the galaxy. That was not
strange, since merchants used to travel almost all their
lives around the galaxy, looking for business, but this
time, the attention of Zorotl was caught by the enthusiastic
description that one of the merchants was making regarding a strange form of communication that the inhabitants
of that small planet used when they wanted to communicate
information and feelings.
The first Merchant said to the other: “ Believe me my
friend, I have never seen and heard anything like that.
This people usually communicate with
a very primitive form of language but , thanks to some
electronic instruments that they make, when they want
to communicate to a higher level, they use this form
of …I don’t know how to describe it… well, let’s say “Sound” … yes,
this form of sound which can make you understand what
the other person is saying, even if you do not know the
language!” That was enough for Zorotl , who almost jumped
on the merchant that was talking. “Excuse me, Sir –he
said- my name is Zorotlekuykauo Sushik IV , but my
friends call me Zorotl. I am a Captain
of the Galactic Confederation Explorer Corp. and I was
listening to what you were saying to your friend. Please
, can you tell me where the
planet you were talking about is and how this people
call this form of communication?”
After this surprise, the merchant pulled himself together
and replied: “ Oh yes, this population call that form
of communication “Music” and they call their planet “Earth” and
their race “Human”.
That’s exactly what Zorotl was looking for. “But
be careful –the merchant added – Humans are
an unpredictable population, they can be very good,
but bad as well if they do not understand you”.