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the chosen prophet

[Multiple Locks]

[Locked to Wanderers]

You don't know me, and you have no reason to believe me. I'm just one man, with my beliefs and a few like-minded individuals, but this is something which concerns you all. It's my earnest hope that you'll give me a few minutes of your time, to read my words and to consider them.


This was not an accident. Your presence here, the gifts you've received... None of these happened by chance.

Every universe that ever was or could be is affected by the Rift. From every possible world, you've been brought, and you've been changed. I believe there is a consciousness in the Rift, a purpose, and each and every one of you has a part to play in that grand design.

Look at the gifts you've been given, the abilities you never had before. Look around at those who have come with you, the warriors and healers and men of wisdom. How can you think this was an accident?

You were chosen. You are special. You are holy. You belong here.

You are the hope of this world. I most sincerely believe that.

As for myself... I have a deeper understanding of the Rift than most, but other than that, what matters is the message, not the messenger. I'm here to act as a guide, to help where I can.

To that end, I and several others have established another shelter for all those that have come through the Rift, independent of political affiliation, outside the wars of angels and demons. We offer shelter, food, and clothing for those who need it.

I don't ask for your belief -- only those who lack conviction in their own creed make aid contingent on acceptance of it. All I ask is that you listen, consider my words, and do as your heart dictates. We want nothing more than to help you, and to guide you, but it's not my place to force either upon you.

If you have need, or even if you're merely curious, you're welcome to visit us.


[Locked to Elashte]

It seems I've arrived.

You've done quite well for yourself here, you know.


And if the need was greater than that of one child, one family? What then?

It's not an easy thing to accept, and I have only my own belief and the events that have unfolded thus far to provide support for it. But given the extent to which Riftcomers have changed the current situation in Chicago, and those events will, slowly but inevitably, change the world.

And I most sincerely believe that if you're here, it's because you were needed. The reasons may not seem evident at first, but they are there. And they will continue to be there regardless of whether or not you accept any of what I have to say.

Necessity is not often a kind thing. But just because something is not pleasant doesn't always mean it's not good.

All the same, I know that separation from your family and friends must be painful for you. I didn't choose this for you, and I wouldn't wish it upon you.

I am sorry, Ms. Jackson. For me, the idea that there's a higher purpose in all the suffering that has come about is a comfort; I can take some solace in the thought that there is something better that will come out of this. You may disagree, and I can't fault you for that. But simply because I take comfort in this, it doesn't mean I'm blind to the pain that this causes.
I just want to go home to my dad. He's got to be so worried.