Up until now, Mugoni had always been sure about himself. This confidence had seen him lead Pina to a viable, wealthy world. Contact with the rest of the binary solar system has shattered that confidence. He takes a journey to the world of Orin, where he believes that voices of wisdom, power and truth await him in its mysterious caves, where sound travels slowly.
-This story is based on an idea I submitted during our Zoom sessions, that a religion has emerged that centres around the trapped voices in the caves of Orin, and the inhabitants of the solar system make pilgrimages to this place.
– the idea of such caves is itself inspired by Matopo in Zimbabwe, where the religion of Mwari was established in pre-colonial times. I have met only two people who say they have heard the voice of Murenga (“God”) in those caves. One of them was an actor in Kini & Adams (the dreadlocked singer). It was this voice of Murenga that called for an uprising against the colonial settlers in 1896, hence its name in ChiShona, Chimurenga.
– With the concept of voices being trapped in caves, I move between physics and mysticism, so I am reading up on the scientific possibilities of such a feature.