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Footman’s logg, May 18XX

Archivist note: This post is from an older recovered archive.

==Initial Post==

((Posted by Grendel Footman on May 23, 2010))

I had been at the docks, working on my new submersible, when an odd man approached. Apparantly there’s a new cult in Babbage.
I happaned to have a new recording device in my cane I had activated just for it’s first test.

[15:09] Abaddon6 Flux: hello there
[15:09] Grendel Footman: hello
[15:10] Abaddon6 Flux: may i have a few words sir
[15:10] Abaddon6 Flux: perhaps read a few passages
[15:10] Grendel Footman: about?
[15:10] Abaddon6 Flux: the book of Origin
[15:10] Grendel Footman: who in the what now?
[15:10] Abaddon6 Flux: I am a Prior of the Ori, sent from distant lands to preach the book of Origin
[15:11] Abaddon6 Flux: Those who follow the path of righteousness shall be raised up high
Those who reach enlightenment shall rejoice with the Ori forever
[15:11] Grendel Footman: this isn’t anything like the Church of the Builder is it?
[15:11] Abaddon6 Flux: no
[15:11] Abaddon6 Flux: The Ori, unlike other gods, share there knowledge to enlighten you and bring you one step closer to ascension
[15:11] Grendel Footman: I see
[15:11] Abaddon6 Flux: all they ask in return is your belief and devotion
[15:12] Abaddon6 Flux: all thos whom stray from the path, may be given a second chance whilst the believers are hoisted up to the stars upon mighty ships
[15:12] Grendel Footman: I’ll keep that in mind then
[15:12] Grendel Footman: mighty ships?
[15:12] Abaddon6 Flux: should you wish to believe, and eventually, ascend to a higher plane of existance, and become one with our gods…we will be in town
[15:12] Abaddon6 Flux: and a demonstration can be made to those whom doubt there powers
[15:12] Grendel Footman: what sort of demostration?
[15:13] Abaddon6 Flux: demonstration of the powers that the Ori have
[15:13] Grendel Footman: slight of hand then
[15:13] Jimmy Branagh is Offline
[15:13] Abaddon6 Flux: off hand?
[15:13] Abaddon6 Flux: The power and the greatness of the Ori cannot be denied
[15:14] Abaddon6 Flux: Make yourself one with the path, and the journey will lead you to eternity.”
[15:14] Grendel Footman: I’m sure, and has your group been in town long?
[15:14] Abaddon6 Flux: yesterday i arrived
[15:15] Abaddon6 Flux: as it said in the book of Origin:
[15:15] Abaddon6 Flux: Life and death, light and darkness, hope and despair. The rift was created, and on that day, the Ori were born. But the hatred of those who strayed from the true path festered and bloomed in the dark corners of the Avernakis to which they have been cast! And consumed by this hatred, they poisoned all they touched, bringing death, darkness and despair. And the souls of their victims knew no peace, until the Ori came and whispered to them: ‘Sleep, for the end draws near!’ And on that day all will rejoice, when the Ori come and lay them low.”
[15:15] Grendel Footman: ah, I see
[15:15] Grendel Footman: the Ori you say
[15:15] Abaddon6 Flux: Glorious are the Ori, who lead us to salvation, who did fight the evil that would doom us all to mortal sin. Did they defeat the old spirits and cast them out? And now, with the strength of our will, they do call upon us to prevail against the corruption of all unbelievers
[15:15] Abaddon6 Flux: Glorious are the Ori, who lead us to salvation, who did fight the evil that would doom us all to mortal sin. Did they defeat the old spirits and cast them out? And now, with the strength of our will, they do call upon us to prevail against the corruption of all unbelievers
[15:16] Abaddon6 Flux: “Fear not the Ori, fear the darkness that would conceal the knowledge of the universe. Believe in the truth of all things, and you too may find the path to enlightenment.”
[15:16] Abaddon6 Flux: the Ori shall bring about a new era
[15:16] Grendel Footman: and where do these Ori come from?
[15:17] Abaddon6 Flux: ask not where the Ori are from, but ask where we were created, and by whom
[15:17] Abaddon6 Flux: they originated from Universes much like our, only more distant
[15:17] Skyler Gant is Offline
[15:17] Grendel Footman: sounds alot like what the Builders say too
[15:17] Abaddon6 Flux: whom is these Builders
[15:18] Grendel Footman: oh, the local church, more shucksters, but they have a small following, and the ear of the mayor
[15:18] Stargirl Macbain is Offline
[15:18] Abaddon6 Flux: have they shared there knowledge and technology
[15:19] Grendel Footman: they usually seem more inclined to excommunicate anyone they can’t explain rather than really come up with any science themselves
[15:19] Abaddon6 Flux: have there Priors shown the poweres gifted to them by there gods
[15:20] Grendel Footman: unless an exorbient baldness is a power, I’d assume not
[15:20] Abaddon6 Flux: exactly
[15:20] Abaddon6 Flux: all we ask is that you believe in them
[15:21] Abaddon6 Flux: and should they ask of it, serve in there armies and on there ships
[15:21] Grendel Footman shrugs “builder, Ori, it’s all the same to me, it will take a fair amount of convincing for me to beleive in any gods
[15:21] Abaddon6 Flux: or in there labs
[15:21] Abaddon6 Flux: watch
[15:21] Grendel Footman: now labs, I might be interested in seeing
[15:22] Abaddon6 Flux: shall i give a demonstration
[15:22] Grendel Footman shrugs “go ahead
[15:22] Abaddon6 Flux: as i rip out your heart, and replace it with another…
[15:22] Grendel Footman: too late for that
[15:22] Abaddon6 Flux: by the will of the gods, it can be done
[15:22] Grendel Footman: I know, I’ve done so

*at this point an impressive show of a beam of light emitting from the man into my chest occured, with a heart looking nothing like my own, flew from my chest back along the beam*

[15:23] Grendel Footman looks at the chestplate “it’s still there
[15:23] Abaddon6 Flux: it was replaced
[15:23] Abaddon6 Flux: with a newer one
[15:23] Abaddon6 Flux: one better for your system
[15:23] Aizek Tchailenov: Greetings Gentleman
[15:24] Abaddon6 Flux: greetings sir
[15:24] Grendel Footman: I’ll have to run some tests, looks like the same shoggoth heart I’ve had
[15:24] Grendel Footman: greetings
[15:24] Abaddon6 Flux: mhmm
[15:24] Abaddon6 Flux: do so sir…do so
[15:24] Aizek Tchailenov: are you looking for something sir?
[15:25] Abaddon6 Flux: yes
[15:25] Grendel Footman: me? no, I was just using the dock to test a submersible
[15:25] Abaddon6 Flux: people whom would but listen to the word of Origin
[15:25] Aizek Tchailenov: very interesting sir, of the origin of what?
[15:26] Aizek Tchailenov: If I may ask
[15:26] Abaddon6 Flux: let him test his sub
[15:26] Grendel Footman: well, I’ll return to my lab, we’ll see if it’s a different heart, or the same old shoggoth meat I’ve been using, take care
[15:26] Abaddon6 Flux: is there another place that we may speak
[15:26] Aizek Tchailenov: take care sir

I returned to my lab, and as suspected, the interesting trick of making a heart that looked nothing like my own deformed monster heart fly from my chestpeice while impressive, did little, it’s the same old peice of meat in my chest it”s always been. So, another cult comes to Babbage, trying to sway the populace. I will file the recording away for now, and examin the remains of #13 Miss Hermit dragged into my lab.


*Comment by Marit Static on May 23, 2010 at 7:14pm
oh dear……the Ori……

*Comment by Marit Static on May 23, 2010 at 7:16pm
looks for ori motherships hmm….they always “start” with just one Prior

*Comment by Buffy McAuley on May 23, 2010 at 8:31pm
Hmmm, I wondered what was happening at the end of the dock, not encyclopedia salesmen then.

*Comment by Mr. Tenk on May 23, 2010 at 9:04pm
it’s not a viking?

*Comment by Grendel Footman on May 23, 2010 at 11:10pm
((considering I had to look up Ori as I dont know stargate beyond the movie lol, it was an interesting conversation))

*Comment by Marit Static on May 23, 2010 at 11:56pm
lol, well, im a stargate nerd so i knew once i saw the post

*Comment by Sky Netizen on May 24, 2010 at 1:02am
I encountered this man as well! Strange conversation and demonstration… *shivers*

*Comment by Softpaw on May 24, 2010 at 2:11am
((*facepalms and giggles* well at least they kept in character..))

*Comment by Cyan Icewolf (Cyan Rayna) on May 24, 2010 at 7:31am
They wouldn’t get too many people in New Babbage interested I think. People here aren’t too impressed with “miracles” but prefer actual science (or maybe some explained magics).

*Comment by Zachary Somerset on May 24, 2010 at 12:00pm
Oh, I don’t know. There’s a fair bit of overlap between hypnosis, psionics, as-yet-unexplainable scientific phenomena, metaphysical working, and outright miracles in Deryni magic.

That said, if anyone’s claiming to be showing me my own heart, it had better look like mine. *grin*

*Comment by Grendel Footman on May 24, 2010 at 12:24pm
and they should know better than to claim to take the heart of a man who usually has his on display in it’s own brass chamber.
better suited to my system indeed, he didn’t look like a doctor

*Comment by Gabriell Anatra on May 25, 2010 at 2:02am
A shoggoth heart?

Isn’t that rather dangerous?

I’ve not met many things that could take on a shoggoth with any hope of winning.

*Comment by Grendel Footman on May 25, 2010 at 2:29am
well I did need a replacement after it punched my own out afterall

*Comment by MichaelD Mannonen on May 25, 2010 at 7:51am
at least your heart doesn’t run on paladium.

*Comment by Grendel Footman on May 25, 2010 at 8:37pm
or unobtanium

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