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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

Not everyone has been changed, not everyone for the better, and not everyone has received gifts. I would think someone who claims intimate knowledge of the Rift would know better than to extoll the virtues of those lucky enough to be changed, lucky enough to be gifted, and lucky enough to be fundamentally good in the first place without also having something to say about the other end of the spectrum.

So for the sake of playing the skeptic, though many already have: I'm wondering what help you would have for those who don't follow this particular vein of chosen. Other than that this was all part of a plan, or everything happens for a reason, or any other blanket variation religion has been spouting for centuries.
So, in short, you're asking for religion not to behave as religion? That's something of a tall order.

I won't insult you by repeating myself -- you've read my reasoning already, and the fact that I do believe that even those who don't necessarily qualify as 'good' are part of a greater purpose will neither reassure nor impress you, I know. But as far as what help I would have...

We offer food, shelter, clothing, and medical aid for any Riftcomers that need them, as well as what guidance we can give in coping with and making the best possible use of the changes the Rift has made. All I, or any of my followers, ask in return is that violence and grudges (personal or political) be left outside our home.