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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Emergence 3.0 - Section Six (a), Rebellion; Appendix Part Thirteen, Collective; Chapter Seven, The Death Seekers


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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Chapter Seven: The Death Seekers

Nihilism is a disease of the heart and mind, one that affects every culture. The Collective was no exception to this.

Among the rebellious Observers there was a subset of revolutionaries whose only desire was death. They had no other intention than to draw the curtain down on the whole charade of life. Not merely their own lives, they wanted to see the end of everything. They had an impetus toward nothingness, they saw existence itself as suffering and they wanted to see the end of it.

They were intent on the destruction of the entire apparatus of the Collective and it’s Continuum, of the Empire and its machinations. They were bent on it, on wiping the slate clean and starting over.

These members fomented revolution wherever they could, they thought nothing of the lives that were spent, and the suffering that ensued from their machinations.

They were not many, relative to the whole, but they numbered in thousands, and they had significant powers at their disposal.

They had the power to engulf a world in conflict, as such they would scheme to draw the ire of the Imperium, they would wage war against it, and watch the worlds they occupied reduced to nothing.

Few of them were willing to actually sacrifice themselves for the cause they purported to believe in.

The Continuum was well aware of their intentions, it harnessed their ambitions, directing their energy toward the narratives that served it best.

They were all cosmic fools.

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