A Strange Ritual-dance on Planet Earth.
Friday, December 2, 2011 10:33:11 PM
The Grand Commander of the Interplanetary Federation of Yukjan, Mulan Yo,
The Chief Investigator of Exo-Planetary Mysteries, Dr. Koe Nor.
Subject Matter: STRANGE RITUAL ON PLANET EARTH.
You are hereby mandated to travel to Planet Earth, also called Terra and investigate a strange ritual being carried out there.
As discussed during our last meeting, this ritual is performed in a large open theatre that accommodates a large number of earthlings who shout themselves hoarse as they watch twenty-two men kicking and abusing a hapless round ball around a green field.
A strange man with a small flute in his mouth, gesticulating wildly runs after them, and stops the ritual once in a while to make make very strange movements and blow his flute.
The twenty-two men are separated by their attires, eleven in each half of the field, facing one another grimly and savagely kicking the ball about to the incomprehensible glee of those watching. Some of the spectators sing, weep, praise and curse.
Even more bizarre are two men with sticks attached to coloured pieces of cloth, frantically waving them near a man at one end of the field guarding a large upright wooden rectangle covered with a net. This man in the net seems to try to prevent the round ball from escaping into it. His other counterpart is at the other half of the field. If the ball passes into the net as a result of a brutal kick from one of the ritualists, half of the crowd shout something that comes to our ears as a long 'GO!'
You are to find out if this regular ritual dance is in honour of any god.
Find out the name of the god. Determine whether the ball is a living thing.
Find out the stage of Earth-man's evolution and whether this god is hindering their evolutionary progress in any way.
You are to proceed with a team of 18 experts escorted by 50 combat-ready soldiers immediately and return within the next thirty days with a report.