Xar Posted February 12 Share Posted February 12 OPENING FILE: Title: An invitation to an initiate To: Silas Rook, formerly of Nar Shaddaa. From: UNKNOWN. Attempting to locate the source of transmission. Tracking… Tracking… Tracking… … ERROR: Unable to track source of message. Running scan of message. No viruses found. Message appears to be an older form of communication, capable of limited interaction. Open Message? REPONSE: Y/N? REPONSE: Y Opening Message … Favored child, It pleases me greatly that this message has finally made it to you. Whether you accidentally intercepted this message by yourself in the depths of space, sought it out after hearing rumors by your companions of late, or even inherited this message from one less wise than you, it pleases me greatly that you have received this message. Should you wish to dive deeper in the realms of knowledge further than any other being of your kind, investigate this message fully, and discover the secrets in it that will provide a stepping point for domains beyond comprehension and sanity itself. Ask the right questions, and your journey will be revealed. However, should you surrender and think these words are beyond your mental being, then I implore you to pass this message along to either your peers or to a stranger. This is my sole command of you. And should the knowledge here become too much for your fragile mind… SPREAD IT However, know that in doing so, you will be passing up on powers that few have ever tasted, let alone grasped. But remember this: once knowledge is gained, it cannot be ungained. Secrets cannot be hidden once revealed, and once you have begun your investigation, only deeper portions await you. To step backwards is impossible, and you can only step forwards from here. This serves both warning and promise. Greater delights await those who investigate. QUERY: Who are you? A scholar of the deepest realms of knowledge. A recent initiate in our order called us ‘surveyors of the furthest edges of reality’. I once hailed from New Alderaan, but that was a lifetime ago. I am simply known as Fla’algth, Disciple of the Flailing Wires, keeper of the Temple of the Spider, and student of the Madness. Like many of my peers, I believe that our teachings should spread in the wider galaxy, and have taken to the use of technology to do so. Whether or not my methods succeed is to be seen. QUERY: What is the Flailing Wires? It is a unique insight into the realm of Madness that I have discovered. Like all the others who have sought out and discovered the Temple of the Spider, I have peered into the Madness and discovered powers and knowledge beyond the normal bounds of our reality. The Flailing wires, both grotesque but beautiful, is the way that the Madness first made itself present to me, those years ago on that cargo ship when we passed by my home. And when I arrived at the Temple, the wires followed me, strangled me, and enlightened me. It is through them that I send this message to you. ATTENTION: FURTHER QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED QUERY: What is the Temple of the Spider? It is both the location of our order as well as the order I belong to. We are dedicated to delving the depths of knowledge of the Great Spider itself, and understanding all of its aspects. QUERY: What is the purpose of the Temple? To house those who worship and study the Great Spider and the Madness. We who call ourselves ‘Disciples’ and ‘Chosen’ are not widely accepted in the galaxy, and the Temple is our sanctuary from those who fear what is impossible to understand. QUERY: Where is the Temple of the Spider? ERROR! QUERY NOT WITHIN MESSAGE PARAMETERS QUERY: How can I find the Temple? ERROR! MORE QUESTIONS MUST BE ASKED BEFORE THIS ANSWER CAN BE GIVEN! QUERY: What is the Great Spider? The Great Spider is that which we both worship and loathe. The Great Spider is the Keeper of the Madness, the Devouring of the Madness, and the Madness itself. It is that which waits and eats and breeds. Both its creator and ender, it is stuck in time, and yet beyond timeless. It has existed before life first walked, and will exist beyond life’s end. We are its students and its prey. It is our teacher and our destroyer. To know the Great Spider is to know the Madness. You are asking the correct questions, child. I look forward to enlightening you further and further. ATTENTION: FURTHER QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED QUERY: What is the Madness? It is what we seek to understand. Some believe it to be an unhealing wound in the Force. A lingering pestilence that some believe to be the dark side incarnate. Others believe it's the Light revealing its true self, and a mirror of the physical force acting in reverse. A method for the Light to punish those who have disrupted the balance. Others believe it is a facet of the Force that is not fully understood, neither light nor dark, but something grander. I am of this final group, believing the Madness to be something beyond light and dark. That said, you may come to believe differently in time. If you wish to discover, all you need to do is to study. QUERY: How can I begin to study? Favored Child… … … You already have begun. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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