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King Rilonate grew tired of the thousands of years of bickering between his Specks and King Rod's Specks. In a desperate move to bring abouta day of peace, he asked for a secret meeting with King Rod at the center of Ogdilla. In the thirty fourth month on the second day, during the eightyninth year of the third millennium of the Oobla Senchter Hakkt, the kings met. The two kings reasoned for two weeks, trying solutions that werefair for both kingdoms, but to no avail. Meanwhile, Ogdilla himself had grown so tired of the angst he felt on his back that he spread all ofthe Specks of Rod to one half of his back and the Specks of Rilonate to the other half of his back. In a violent quake, Ogdilla split into two beingswhich floated independently from each other. The only problem was that King Rod ended up on the half of the back with the Specks of Rilonate,and King Rilonate found himself on the half of Ogdilla with the Specks of Rod. King Rilonate was at first mistaken by the Specks of Rod as King Rod,but he quickly corrected the Specks of Rod announcing that he was King Rilonate. The Specks of Rod immediately cut him into tiny pieces and fed himto their young. King Rod, however, told the Specks of Rilonate that he was indeed their king, and since few Specks of Rilonate had ever seen theirown king, they believed him. Eventually, King Rod had the Specks of Rilonate build him a large castle which housed his children, who were half Speckof Rod and half Speck of Rilonate. King Rod, posing as King Rilonate, lived to see his Specks harmoniously blend where it was previously thought impossible.
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The Specks of Rilonate did not cultivate food on Ogdilla's back using their own spit like the Specks of Rod; instead they rubbed their headson the fine, hairy grass-like particles that had attached themselves to cover the Rilonate portion of Ogdilla's back. The rubbing caused static chargesto build and build until small arcs of lightning flashed off of the Specks' heads. Ogdilla's blue gas in the immediate area of the arcs of lightningreacted by turning into bite-size cubes of lime-flavored finger snacks. This was the sole source of food for the Specks of Rilonate.
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Every 247 days (this was one year for the Specks of Rilonate, chosen arbitrarily because they did not have seasons) the Specks had their annualfeast, which was called the Fillange per Jungi. The great day began with the Concert of Rubbing, where the entire population of Rilonate, young andold alike, rubbed their heads on the hairy particles until they collapsed exhausted, unable to lift a limb. About 3 hours after this frenzy, some Specksregained enough strength to shakingly pull themselves upright. Then the male specks began the Harvest of Cubes while the female specks preparedgastronomic delights such as: Cube Fondue, Cube Salad, Cube Roast, Cube Soup, Cube and Cube-on-a-Stick (for the kids), Cube Paste, Cube Fillet, Cube Pie,Cube Relish, Cube Stuffing, Blackened Cube, Cube Kabobs, Cube Sherbet, Deep-fat-fried Cube, Cube Cake, Deep-fat-fried Cube Cake, Barbecued Cube, Cube Chowder,Glazed Cube, Cube Pandowdy, Broiled Cube, Blackened Cube, Cube Thermador, Cube-on-the-Rocks (for the adults), Steamed Cube, Smoked Cube, and of course,Susan's Cube Bubble Loaf. While the delicious smells of cube cookery were filling the air, those who were not busy found time to participate in funFillange per Jungi games, like: Come Over Here, Hey You Just Bumped My Friends Elbow, Are You Just Going To Stand There, and This Is My Bucket. The dayculminated with the Fillange per Jungi dance, which they performed lying on their backs with their feet as high in the air as they could possibly get them,first prize going to the dancers with their feet highest up.
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King Rod, whom the Specks of Rilonate thought was King Rilonate, used the occasion of Fillange per Jungi to campaign for re-election, since twelvedays after the picnic was polling day. The specks voted every year, but they only had two choices: King Rod Green Ballot of King Rod Purple Ballot. Either way,King Rod got re-elected.
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Fillange per Jungi was the Specks of Rilonate Forgotten Day of Atonement. They knew that in their past there was a definite day set aside as a Dayof Atonement, but it was forgotten before King Rod ever took over the position of King Rilonate. At least they knew there once was a Day of Atonement, butthe Specks could not remember what they need atonement for. After King Rod took the throne, a speck named Hefamut, during the demolition of a shoe foundry,found a vague historical reference to a Day of Atonement called the Fillange per Jungi. The king's advisors advised the king to declare a new Fillange perJungi and to have the marketing department think of some fun things to do on it. No one could think of anything they needed atonement for, so the day is mostlyremembered for the annual feast or for the dancing thing.
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The Specks of Rilonate determined when one day was over and a new day had begun by having the Day Determiner hold the Determiner Stone out at herside at arms-length. When that day's Day Determiner could no longer hold her arm up, the day was declared done and the next Day Determiner took up the stone.Being Day Determiner was a prestigious honor, but no she-speck was allowed to do it more than once a year.
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Rilonate specks married in threes... Two grooms and a bride, or two brides and a groom. In either case the spouse with the two counterspouses hadto alternate every day, being spouse to one, and then the next day to the other. Each Speck year the sequence is renewed, starting with the spouse who wasshorted by one day the previous year. The marriage ceremony of Rilonate was short and simple: The three specks went before the king on the assigned day oftheir marriage appointment; each stated their vows, which consisted only of a promise to abide by the custom of spouse alternating, and a promise to neverget ugly. The vows were repeated in this way: The king said to each speck, in-turn, Do you, ___, promise to never get ugly? To which each responded in turn,I do. Then, in the case of one groom and two brides, for example, the king said to the groom speck,
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Repeat after me. I, ___, take you, ___, to be one of my wedded wives, and you, ___, to be the other of my wedded wives.
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Annulment usually stemmed from one of the two brides or one of the two grooms (in the case of one bride and two grooms) feeling slighted because he/shewas not the first one named in the vow. Divorce usually stemmed from one spouse being cheated out of his or her fair share of marriage days on leap year, whenan extra day went to the spouse who then renewed the new year's sequence!
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