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Moon-Watcher and his tribe celebrate having taken back their water supply from a rival tribe.

Moon-Watcher was a man-ape who lived in Africa somewhere around the time of 3,000,000 BC. He was the dominant male of a tribe of such man-apes. He and his tribe are notable among the species as being the first to encounter the Monoliths, and subsequently the first of their species to develop weapons, which would eventually lead to the entire species being replaced by Homo Sapiens. It is thought that Moon-Watcher and his tribe were Australopithecus afarensis, the first upright walking ape and forerunner of humans.
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"As he swung his hand around, puzzled by its suddenly increased weight, he felt a pleasing sense of power and authority."