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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.



Yes, I am a Nephilim. Emim, to be specific. I'd be happy to tell you more about us, and fill in the gaps in what you may have heard, if you like.

And the crux of the matter, Dr. Jones, is that, as insane as my beliefs sound to you, I do believe them, wholeheartedly. And I find it far better to be as open and honest about that as possible, before I offer any form of aid. Better an openly acknowledged lunatic than a shadowy figure with a hidden agenda.

You can see the responses this has garnered already, and they're far from overwhelmingly positive. Anyone coming to us will have to take that into account, and I think it better that they do.

I've no intention of winning blind converts, or manipulating anyone to my side, Dr. Jones. If there's truth in what I believe, it will be self-evident in the fruits of that belief, in my behaviour and that of those who agree with me.

I have no ultimate answers. My belief that the Rift has a purpose and plan doesn't give me any great insight into what that plan is. But I believe that this world is broken, that angels and demons both have become too bound up in their callings to acknowledge the good of all. My own kind have been hunted and persecuted, for being neither one nor the other. Riftcomers such as yourselves are shuffled between sides and used as pawns. This seems wrong to me. Deeply, terribly wrong.

I do believe, however, that it's possible to change that. And the first step is giving those of you who have come a place where they can stand on their own. Whatever purpose there is, it's unfolding with or without my help, but I believe by rendering aid to Riftcomers, by providing not just basic necessities, but people who are familiar with this world and willing to act as guides both to the political undercurrents and the actions of the Rift, I might help events transpire more smoothly. That won't be accomplished by manipulation, or by blind fanaticism, but by being as open as possible, and encouraging people to question, draw their own conclusions, and find their own definition of their purpose here.


Thank you for your response.

I would love to know more about nephilims. I would like to learn as much as I can about the species that exist here as objectively as possible. When I came here, I was told that demons are evil, but I've seen evidence pointing otherwise. I've discovered the best way to get information on any individual species is from the source itself.

How do you know that I'm a doctor? I guess I should stop being surprised when people know more about me than I do about them. It's not as if it's uncommon here.

I'd really like to think that the Rift has a purpose and plan. It would be nice to really believe that our being here has a reason. You remind me of Elashte. The first time I spoke with him is when I really started to hope that we might be able to do some good here, instead of simply existing to be toyed with.

This world is broken. I can agree with you on that one. Very easily. It's become my home and I would like to help fix it, but with the rift growing and expanding as it is... is that really possible? What would be needed to bridge the gaps between species and eliminate prejudice and persecution altogether? I'm not saying it isn't a worthy cause. Of course, it is. Every group that has been oppressed has faced and had to overcome challenges bigger than themselves. It's just especially daunting, because all of it has to remain hidden and it's in their very blood for some of them to be so against each other.

As for the response you received, I'd like to personally apologize for my boys the Doctor and Des. They're ancient, which makes them cynical bastards on occassion. Not that I can blame either of them, considering what they've been through.


I'd be happy to give you more information on us, either in person or via a locked journal post. What I know is a bit much to leave in a comment here, I'm afraid, but let me know which you'd prefer.

As far as what I know, I'm afraid I do have an advantage, there. A friend of mine receives visions related to Riftcomers. Although not often terribly specific, they do give us some idea of what's been happening.

I'm flattered to be compared to Elashte. Although I try and keep from involving myself directly in the politics of angels and demons, Elashte is a rare example of his kind, and I've been following his work with some interest. It's immensely refreshing to find a demon as reasonable as he is. He is, perhaps, the only demon I can consider a friend.

Real change will take time -- I honestly don't expect to see our goals reached in my lifetime. Whatever purpose the Rift has, it's something I won't be here to see fulfilled, and what's more, to attempt to guide people too forcibly will go against everything I'm trying to build. Giving the Riftcomers a place and a voice, though... That's a first step. The very presence of the Riftcomers has helped to bridge the gap, already.

And please, you shouldn't feel the need to apologise for the Doctor and Des. They have every right to their scepticism, and at least their responses show that they've given what I have to say even the smallest amount of consideration.

Better honest dissent than silence.