(Anik) The Lesser Bounty   Posted by Master Divine.Group: 0
Master Divine
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Wed 11 Aug 2010
at 11:22
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1. Alas, the metal plates were completely eaten through. Where the plates were, only stone existed. Even as the tar was kept within the mythrolasium, Anik knew that it was the same thick, semi-sentient plasma that had died within his corridor.

2. Anik soon found a priest of relatively high standing and good demeanour.

"Ah, my Lord," he smiled. "How might I help you in your endeavours?"
Demiurgic Master Anik the First, Returned God of Craft
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Sat 14 Aug 2010
at 14:36
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1. Anik touched the stone to find out why the plates had been there. He was glad he had a sample of the stuff... perhaps he could use it on an eneamy sometime, perhaps the one that put it there.

2. "I'm to make sure everyone is using the metal resources well enough, just remember though that some items will need to be made to sell to support more metal shipments if they want to keep insourcing it." Anik knew his people might be able to produce some products maybe worth 5-10 times the raw material, especially with their ability to produce artworks that are slightly enchanted by their purpose, their creators feelings, and people reaction to them.
Master Divine
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Sun 15 Aug 2010
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1. The plates, Anik saw, were there to allow access to the deeper vaults of the workshop.

2. "I thank you for the metal, my Lord," he said. "We thank you. We are prosperous once more, and our smithies are alight with joy."
Demiurgic Master Anik the First, Returned God of Craft
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Sun 15 Aug 2010
at 23:52
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1. Anik got that already, he tried to find why they were needed to get into the workshop in an attempt to hotwire his way in.

2. Anik nodded and headed back to the clearing, as he went he pulled the scroll attainment "Speaker" from nowhere passed from the Gardens. "To guide? Guide one to what? Logos?"
Master Divine
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Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 16:12
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1. It seems that they somehow accessed and read the theoelectromagnetic field of the one trying to gain access, and if the field was cleared it opened the further chambers.

2. Yes, and to oversee the evolution of Divinity. The scroll seemed proud of its duties.
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Wed 8 Sep 2010
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1. Anik tried to think about this, since they would be sensing and covering the energy found into a signal, all he had to to was think of a rational way to covert the signal. He touched the two handled which the plates were once on and let his energy flow through, trying to pick up residual signal. He was sure that if he could get the type of signal and a couple of scraps that didn't fade away (like how electricity signals will leave impressions via magnetic pull on metal around it), he could repeat the exact signal that meant Anik's Theomagnetic field had been touching the plates.

2. Anik was defiantly intrigued. "Would you be allowed to tell me the first step?"

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Master Divine
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Thu 9 Sep 2010
at 15:11
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1. There was some sort of cloaking or suppressant at play upon the plates. Anik could sense no energies except for his own - the key had been designed with secrecy in mind.

2. Death. In order to grow, the Logos of Order must be destroyed. Only then do we have a chance to right the mistake.
Demiurgic Master Anik the First, Returned God of Craft
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Fri 10 Sep 2010
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((I thought you said the plates were destroyed and all that is left was the pillar they were on.))

1. Anik thought about it for a moment. He would have to guess. If it were him, he wouldn't use an electronic signature, way to easy to compromise. In fact since it might be a divine run feature, he wondered of having his raw field run through it would work, of course without he plate helping it would be all his push and no pull. He attempted this to try and see what the results were.

2. So it the leader conclave is in the way of the tree's attempt to save itself. Anik wanted to chuckle of course one of the first Logos created would block all other from appearing... in an attempt to horde power. It was very much an evolution of a god, and just as selfish.

Anik wondered for a moment: "Could you tell me who, by name, hold the Logos of Order? And also I was wondering if the god Odin has anything to do with Logos."
Master Divine
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Mon 13 Sep 2010
at 14:36
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1. Anik felt a surge of pure Divine power rush through him and into the stone plates. There was a long silence, and an audible click. He felt a little tired at the effort, but would recover soon.. meanwhile, something had happened. Perhaps he'd been accepted.

2. I am not aware of any Odin being involved.

There was a staggeringly long silence, and Anik thought that the Map had forgotten his previous request.

Finally..

The Emperor of the Golden Hand, who was once called Yakhthur and will be remembered as Crailek, is the name of the Logos of Order.
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Tue 14 Sep 2010
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1. Anik was on guard, making sure nothing bad would happen, but he didn't suspect it would. I mean after all the doors could just not open to not let anyone in if it was the wrong theoelectromagnetic energy.

2. This was strange. They had used to be friends... what had happened. He needed his memories. Anik pulled a switch and the map was in the valley and the alchemical-mythcracting ingredients were now here. He took a short rest before he began to work.

Anik considered for a moment... he wasn't using any power and a 10% loss in potentail power was worth the secret meeting. He opened a portal and didn't step through, but allowed another paradox to appear there.

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Master Divine
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Mon 20 Sep 2010
at 16:29
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1. Anik saw an open door radiating intense, magnesium-bright light. A swirling vortex of potent energies, at once prismatic and entirely white, stood between him and whatever might exist below. The energies could be destructive - or even creative. Anik could remember nothing like it..

2. There was the sound of thunder - the climax of the play, flowers falling from the sky - a dozen new eggs - shimmering lights - the sound of hammers on flesh -

And he was there.
Demiurgic Master Anik the First, Returned God of Craft
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Tue 21 Sep 2010
at 05:27
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1: Anik took a breath. He cast aside all his paradox item. Completely naked he stepped into the energy. As he stepped in he allowed his theometaphysical field to surround him and mix with the energies. Anik would use the full extent of his Forsaken power to reach out to the energies and use them. He wrapped the energy around his theometaphysical field to get a full power "hold" on the energies around him. He used his power to not just keep himself safe from the energies, but to explore their innate properties, to see what he could make with them.

2: Anik knew he might very well die in a moment so he just kind of relaxed and totally lost focus on this self in this realm, and embraced his other. ((Sort of just going to minimal awareness here, beyond sleep more like KO. This is to focus totally on num 1 self here.))
Master Divine
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Thu 23 Sep 2010
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1. The energies did not react to Anik's Forsaken Power - to any power at all that he could command. As he entered the swirling, entropic energy, he felt it consume and then lift his very being. He was forced to surrender all power to it, and felt his form twist and be elongated..

Below, he see the corpse that was once his mortal body.

At this view, Anik felt himself weaken, almost nauseated. Just as suddenly, however, his consciousness was thrown upwards, past the clouds and the sun and the stars and the Void..

He was consumed by utter darkness, but could feel his spirit plummeting faster and faster through the Void, to some unknown and dreadful destination.. it was at once boiling and freezing, but he felt nothing but discomfort, even as he found that he could not breathe..

Fleeting glimpses of other Trees, at once glorious and terrible, beneath him.. swirling suns, the dust of aeons, things that defy any classification..

Faster and faster -

2. Anik's second clone felt itself shifting, sliding, disappearing entirely as it's theoelctromagnetic field (and physical form) was fused with it's counterpart in Bounty, energy itself being stripped and taken..
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Fri 24 Sep 2010
at 02:12
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((Umm. I'm not sure what happened or if there is anything I can do now...))
Master Divine
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Sat 27 Nov 2010
at 17:03
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Faster and faster, through energy and hidden mass and the dragons of deep space, past World-Trees of bronze and steel and spiders spinning their web across worlds, fleeing from everything he knew now and before until -

A sudden stop. Silence.

Anik could barely see the sight before him. Larger than he could possibly comprehend - greater than any World-Tree, or any collection of World-Trees - it was a hurricane of entropy, of slowly shifting mass, of colours and light. Long, powerful droning crashed across Anik, like a tsunami of sound, and he realised that it was the snore-bellows of a sleeping dragon beyond his wildest conceptions. Occasional whispers smashed across him, cursing him with knowledge in a language he couldn't comprehend..

The stars were gone.

Anik felt tears of blood well deep within him, falling forever below. He knew space and time were illusions. He knew that the cat was neither dead nor alive. He knew -

The droning muted. The horrible colours were dulled to a soft groan.

In its place, the most beautiful music Anik had ever heard..

"Welcome," said the writhing black mass bearing a single silver flute, "To the Courts of Chaos. Welcome to the center of the universe. Welcome.. to Azathoth the Dreamer, as you know him."

A single word swelled within Anik, and was brought to his lips, though he could not say it: Nyarlathotep.
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Sat 27 Nov 2010
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"I have many questions." He said, or perhaps tried to say, while trying to make sense of it all. He wasn't sure where he was, if he was alive, or if this wasn't all an illusion trap step up by his prior self. He tested his own being, trying to sense if he was still himself, as he was.

Anik's mind opened and shut at the same time, filtering as much as he could. He knew Madness was not something he wished but could easily slip into while in the presence of it's roots. "What does the Crawling Chaos Want with me?" Is the first question he wished to ask. Whether he asked it or not, he knew, was not up to him.

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Master Divine
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Mon 29 Nov 2010
at 09:52
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Anik was at once the same and entirely different, he realized - as if he had been destroyed and rebuilt using entirely the same materials but by some different cosmic artist.

"I want to know, my friend," asked the Crawling Piper, "What reason you have for being here, at Azathoth's Court. Lesser beings are not welcome here, barring a few major exceptions, and you.. I do not think you are one of them."

Nyarlathotep smiled, a single white slash across a sea of writhing black, and Anik buckled over and vomited into oblivion. This place was terrible in the greatest sense of the word, an affront against his entire life..

"When you are quite ready," said Nyarlathotep. "Please. We have all the time in the world."
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Mon 29 Nov 2010
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Anik thought or spoke... was there a difference? "I am here either by accident, by fate, or by my own force of will. I do not know. I had stepped through the unknown energies, and death was quite a possibility, but I know I am dead yet not perhaps yet. At least my former form was... but my essence, it still resides here to speak to you. I do not know if my own art-altering energies (my forsaken power) are what kept my being together as I rose." The form around him was beautiful yet terrifying at the same time, he was truly in a place of higher power, or was it all an illusion. He looked (yet didn't directly, not that he could if he tried) at the outer god and asked. "Is this even real? Or a trick waiting to ensnare enemies entering my workshop... I can't even trust my former incarnation's intentions."

Then remembering something else. "I was in possession of a Dhelvanian stone... perhaps that adds answers to the mystery." Whether he knew what his other self was doing... or perhaps because great twin-minds think alike... tries to feel himself, and his own essence. Trying to see if he could still sense his other self or the link of himself back to the "real world" he was accustom to... even if that connection would be through his second resurrection, though he would prefer to see that his previous self was still alive. He didn't quite tug at it yet though, or lean in on the direction back home if he could find it. He wanted to see what the higher being had to say first.

Besides, this existence as intoxicating and sickening as it was... was intoxicating in an all sort of good way. He knew of his madness before long ago, the diseases which carried him in another life... another's memory... but he didn't quite want to go all the way in there. Balance is after all what he strives for.

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Master Divine
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Thu 2 Dec 2010
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If there was a difference between thought and speech, Anik could not know it. Not in this place, where there was no science, no art, no expression and no feeling save those allocated to him by the writhing madness in the cyclone center of the cosmos.

There was, to this Anik's knowledge, no other paradox, no other body, no other Anik. He was utterly, entirely, alone. It was quiet in the faded, monochrome center of the universe, but..

"I remember you," said the Piper of the Nuclear Eye. "How could I forget? You are the musical, mathematical, magical, mysterious, malevolent genius. Do you not remember? Remember what you wrought? Remember the destruction you brought? Do you not remember.. why I owe you audience, why you have earned a boon of the Forever Courts of Chaos?"

Nyarlathotep smiled.

Anik felt consciousness slip from him. He fell -

fell
fell
fell
fell
fell
fell

- and awoke, cold, freezing in the halls of his workshop. There was no light, no heat. He was naked and could feel some form of hypothermia setting in.

A second later he received knowledge of his encounter - memory - and he knew that it was real. A few minutes were sent heaving, vomiting black goop riddled with blood and vomit.
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Fri 3 Dec 2010
at 10:33
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After the heaving stopped he looked around trying to get his barrings. "That was interesting." To say the least. He paradoxed in his equipment from his other self in the gardens.

He looked around the old workshop to see what exactly remained.
Master Divine
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Mon 6 Dec 2010
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It was as if nothing had happened, except that a great deal of the stone had been scorched tar-black. Anik was filled with unease.
Demiurgic Master Anik the First, Returned God of Craft
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Tue 7 Dec 2010
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((No I mean I opened the doors to see the energy... but I never saw beyond the doors...))
Master Divine
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
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Nevertheless, the workshop remains as it always had. The tools are intact. The machines are intact. The only difference is the floor: covered in blood, vomit and black sook. A heavy headache fell upon Anik. He needed rest.
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 21:55
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Primordials right he did! He was, it felt like years as he stretched. It would take a couple of days for him to remember what was going on. He had really wished that some little voice in his mind (or facebook( had told him that he was ready to go ((A month ago...)).


((Give me a few days to figure out wtf is going on here! It's been 6 years damn it lol))
Master Divine
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Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 00:02
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Time passes as Anik gathers his thoughts. The sun rises, and falls; the moon dances similarly. Stars twinkle dangerously in the night. All is calm, in Lesser Bounty.

(For now.)

Take your time, God of Craft. Breathe.