The Architects, as they say, thought of everything.

They constructed the sphere out of pure but porous crystal, allowing heat to enter in the day and leave during the night. Inside, the plants and animals were carefully chosen to create a complete and functioning ecosystem. Strict rules were set out to keep the one tiny settlement small and self-sufficient.

Their task completed, the Architects flung the sphere into the World Ocean, where its perfect design allowed it to bob and float endlessly. The world outside the sphere was lost, as the Architects knew it would be. All went down to ruin except the single bottle that they had thrown upon the sea.

The Architects, as they say, thought of everything.

Everything, that is, except the people nested in their great sphere.

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