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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.

Listen:

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.

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[Locked to Elashte]

It seems I've arrived.

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

Comments

I'm afraid I have no simple answers. The confidence that there is a larger design doesn't mean I'm privy to its details, nor does it mean that I'm infallible. But yes, I do believe that you could change things for the better, and that if you couldn't, you wouldn't be here.

What we can offer is a place where you'll be accepted, not overlooked in larger politics, as well as people who would be happy to help you in exploring the ability the Rift has given you, and your purpose here. However, it's important that you understand that neither I nor anyone else can give you a set path to follow, or a set of rules that will make sure you never falter or fail.

You're the only one who can ever be sure of the path you need to be on, J.D. And if you like, we'll give you all the help we can in finding it, and walk along with you. Perhaps we can point out a stumbling block or two along the road.

Personally, I find it best to search for meaning with those of like mind. But we're all searching for a deeper understanding here. Myself included.

Take a look at some of the other responses to this entry and the opinions therein, and think about it.