The Sultan Dimension

In a not too distant world (and by distant, one means a parallel dimension), Sultans ruled the land. Each Sultan was responsible for a specific piece of land (we’ll call it an empire), and its constituents (and by constituents one means people too poor to be Sultans). Now as in all lands it was important to have alliances. From these alliances, unions grew (by union it most likely means a bunch of little Sultans are using a larger Sultan for protection).

Every so often all of the Sultans of the union would father to discuss the union’s business. This usually included things like marrying off their children, keeping their consorts (a term here meaning a wife you see in a weekly rotation with other wives), busy with painting, reading, or music classes, determining who would host the nightly feasts, and which Sultans would compete in the different competitions held across the land.

This story (and by story it most likely means the pecking sounds of a keyboard coming together to make words) started in the small empire ruled by a female Sultan by the name of Ann. Ann and her constituents did not belong to a union. Husband number 1, (It was easier to remember numbers instead of names) strongly encouraged Ann to join a union, explaining the benefits it would bring to her five husbands and the rest of her constituents.

Finally after a much deliberation (a word here which means listening to many advisors that put you to sleep), Ann joined the Ahmareeyo Dillas (spelled so as not to get confused with our world’s city of Amarillo) It was a union of varied strength, but all the Sultans were like family. They met often, for discussions on union business, and other fun topics. They took care of each other.

Like husband number 1 had mentioned, Ann’s constituents and all her husbands benefitted from being a part of this union. She learned a lot (and by this phrase it most likely implies that her viziers sat in class for her and summarized it to her later), and it helped her empire grow in strength. Before she knew it, she was one of the more important Sultans. This position however, brought on a lot of responsibility, (meaning she actually had to show up for meetings). Having to do this gave her husbands’ time to do other things. They joined the other consorts in classes, and busied themselves in putting together programs for their constituents. Now being around all the female consorts (as a female Sultan with male consorts was a rare thing), they no longer yearned for visits from Ann. This caused Ann to become lonely as she missed all their romantic dinners, and evenings her husbands used to give her.

One day, a particularly vulnerable day for Ann (this most likely means she was yearning for attention but had nowhere to turn to seek it), she was asked to be a mentor for a brand new Sultan who had joined the union. His name was Dave. Now Dave seemed to be a different kind of man. Despite all the dowries, and promises given to him, he maintained only one wife (this was frowned upon, as having many children in a short span of time was highly praised).

Dave was happy though with his one wife, who’s name was Susie. She had begged and begged for Dave to join a union, as she longed to make friends, and get involved in the special activities reserved just for consorts of the union. His happiness, though, suffered after joining the union (meaning Susie found her time with the other consorts much more pleasing than her time with Dave). So when Ann came for a visit to check in on him to see how he was getting along in the union… well, it is definitely easy to understand how the kindness they showed one another blossomed into something more than friendship (meaning they soon found themselves sneaking around for unofficial Sultan business as it was taboo for two Sultans to be together).

Ann kept this from her husbands confident that she is being discreet and that they’ll never find out (which means they most likely already knew, but were waiting patiently for her confession). The relationship with Dave got intense. So intense that one day Dave found himself down on one knee, asking her to become one of his wives, as by this time he had acquired two more wives (as per Susie’s request for female companionship).

Ann however was offended by his offer (she was a Sultan herself after all), and rejected him saying if he wanted to marry her, he’d have to give up his wives and become her, by this time, eighth husband. Well this offended Dave to the point of vengeful scorn (a phrase here, meaning he told every Sultan in the union an exaggerated love affair story about Ann).

The other Sultans determined that this behavior was unacceptable and expelled Ann from their union. Upon hearing this story of betrayal, Susie was not satisfied with Ann being expelled from the union. She found a way to inform every union across all the lands about the wretchedness of the Sultan Ann (what is most likely implied here, is that she told the other unions that Ann would just sleep around with their young impressionable Sultans).

The situation got so serious that all the Sultans from across all the lands came forth, to one meeting place to discuss the actions of the Sultan Ann. The ensuing conversations, needless to say, became downright mean and childish (meaning beards were insulted, mostly Dave’s, and the claws among many other female Sultans came out. No-one left unscathed).

Ann did her best to put to rest all the rumors, that Susie had started, as every union seemed like they were out to destroy her and her union. They wouldn’t allow her husbands to be involved in any of the consort classes, and they always made sure her viziers could not compete in the competitions. All the shunning, soon made her fall into a deep depression (a term used here to mean that she agonized over how to spread the love she had to give, and receive the love that she so desperately needed).

Noticing the severity of the depression, her husbands went out amongst the constituents when Ann was not around, in the weeks following Susie’s outburst. Everything had become a personal war between her, Susie and Dave. While among the constituents, the husbands searched for compatible young mates (young mates could provide new insights to love and had more stamina).

One day upon Ann’s return, there was a small group of young men, all with gifts and proposals. She had tears in her eyes (most likely tears of joy), as she made marriage arrangements with each of the six suitors. These six men brought much joy to Ann’s life. The first 8 husbands also learned from the young ones helping to provide the love she craved and the outlet she needed.

Soon Ann’s empire was thriving. Constituents were happy. Her viziers managed to mend things with Sultans of a local union and while not allowed to join the union, her husbands could join in classes, as well as her viziers (once again growing in power). Every couple of years, she would take a new husband to maintain the wealth of love she had and needed (the older ones would retire to a small community within the empire walls, and help raise the young children).

Near the end of her reign, Ann received news that Dave had passed and his wife Susie had been put in a special home, having been suspected of poisoning Dave, but no-one could prove it (Susie had poisoned Dave as she had still after all these years felt scornful over the incident between him and Ann). And had just sighed in relief. She was happy with the way things had turned out. Life had gotten better because of the incident (most likely because it gave her husbands insight into what she truly needed and yearned for). As she lie in her bed slowly fading away, her heir came to her side, asking for Ann’s best advice on running the empire. Her last words advised her heir to spread love amongst all within the empire because that was where the greatest love could be given and received.

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