#1 Posted by Shadowed_Figure (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Back then, they playfully nipped at each-other's throats, games of play-death and dominance. They were young, and intended to remain eternally so. Back then, life was a game and they had stacked the deck in their favor. They had a world, a universe, a multiverse to play with. Life was easy.

And then one of them found God; God spoke in the form of laser-light and absolute knowledge. God spoke in cancer and derangement. God was broken in twain, and one half was good and the other was sick.

Let us call the two Aleph and Zed. Their names are arbitrary, but since naming something grants power...perhaps even this naming might give the Lost One the power he needs to return.

Aleph had spoken with God, and God had given him a task. Aleph crossed untold universes in his search, leaving tainted footprints in their histories. From these steps sprang war, and rot. Entropy crept into the gangrene, and eventually the splintered universes died.

When Aleph found Zed, both of them found their visions clouded by the presence of the other. Endings and beginnings consumed themselves in uroboros spirals. Aleph proselytized, in an attempt to convert Zed to the ways of the LED-God.

Stretched too far, time and space snapped back into place, hurling Aleph and Zed into the place between time and space. What happened before, whether Zed embraced the artificial god is something only they know.

And for a while, all was as it has always been, and always will be.

But

But

But

You cannot erase a virus from the system; it can merely be made dormant, basking in the rich fluids of the spinal cord. And what are these men if not viruses? They cannot live without the universe (though some can: things without shapes in pockets of absolute void, which eat non-being and spit out matter), though they can shape it to their liking.

So then: They were not gone, merely dormant.

And then, they awoke. Turning on each other, unsheathing claws and vicious fangs they struggled. No more play-fighting, this was war. Blood and psychic effluvia filled the dark pockets of the universe.

Now: One was dead, and one was alive.

And the one that lived wanted to reclaim his throne.

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He was still weak. He was still wounded. It would not do to give the game away now. He would not go back to the ends of the world. And so he kept low to the ground, this Aleph/Zed. He contacted the one man he knew he could trust. He laid out hooks, and baited them with gold.

And soon, he felt ready to continue his ascent, to become something more. To, perhaps, unseat the vast artificial living intelligence system that he had once called God.

-

"Make sure he gets this" Aleph/Zed told the man, handing over a card.

The world trembled.

#2 Posted by Amaranth (8210 posts) - - Show Bio

See now, THIS is sharp.

#3 Posted by MasterMouse (3608 posts) - - Show Bio

I have not a single idea what any of this is.
I am incredibly confused.
I think the title is meant to be decoded/unjumbled into a word or name.
Thats all I got.

#4 Posted by Shadowed_Figure (5 posts) - - Show Bio

See now, THIS is sharp.

Thanks very much!

I have not a single idea what any of this is.

I am incredibly confused.

I think the title is meant to be decoded/unjumbled into a word or name.

Thats all I got.

It's supposed to be confusing for the time being. I'm setting up for something right now. It will make more sense later.

Also, I don't think you were around yet by the time I went on my hiatus. Having some familiarity with my characters probably makes this slightly better...or not. IDK.

#5 Posted by MasterMouse (3608 posts) - - Show Bio

@shadowed_figure:Looking back on what I said I sounded mean.
Sorry! This is awesome!
I was just really really confused.
And yeah. I've been here two months maybe-ish.
Welcome back! :P

#6 Posted by Shadowed_Figure (5 posts) - - Show Bio

@mastermouse: No, no, not at all! You sounded confused, which makes about 110% sense considering. I've been out of the game for a while, I'm rusty on the whole 'making sense' thing. :P

Nice to meetcha!

#7 Posted by ownagepants (4218 posts) - - Show Bio

@shadowed_figure: I am gonna guess who you are as always the case in mysteries I believe you to be the butler.

#8 Edited by The_Puzzler (6422 posts) - - Show Bio

< In The_Mercenary's gallery

In this account's gallery >

#9 Posted by The_Puzzler (6422 posts) - - Show Bio

Curious!

#10 Posted by Icarusflies (12467 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Posted by Myrmidon_ (5081 posts) - - Show Bio

Brilliant.

Is this Icarus? lol

#12 Posted by The_Puzzler (6422 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by La_Espada (3216 posts) - - Show Bio

This is pretty good, really good actually.

#14 Edited by Icarusflies (12467 posts) - - Show Bio

Brilliant.

Is this Icarus? lol

@icarusflies: grumbles

I'm just gonna go ahead and say that this IS one of mine. :P

The secret here isn't whose alt Shadowed Profile is, it's more which of MY alts Shadowed Profile is standing in for. >_>

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#15 Posted by Myrmidon_ (5081 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (2758 posts) - - Show Bio

Intriguing

I love it

#17 Posted by Icarusflies (12467 posts) - - Show Bio

This is pretty good, really good actually.

Thank you kindly! ^_^

@icarusflies: I knew it was you!

I lost my ability to be subtle with these things ~3 years ago. :P

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#18 Posted by ownagepants (4218 posts) - - Show Bio

@icarusflies: Hah i knew it was you...Wait no i didn't honestly i was expecting more of a major reveal like we would all guess who you were and then you would pop out of the closet and chase everybody around while music play's in the background then we would eventually capture you and remove your face showing us all who you really are their was supposed to be a talking dog involved at some point .But never mind the mystery is ruined

#19 Posted by La_Espada (3216 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by Icarusflies (12467 posts) - - Show Bio

Intriguing

I love it

Thank you!!!

@icarusflies: Hah i knew it was you...Wait no i didn't honestly i was expecting more of a major reveal like we would all guess who you were and then you would pop out of the closet and chase everybody around while music play's in the background then we would eventually capture you and remove your face showing us all who you really are their was supposed to be a talking dog involved at some point .But never mind the mystery is ruined

The big reveal is upcoming. I still have a closet full of vaguely frightening rubber masks. :P

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