May 27, 2018 at 8:57 pm #8890
[Caroline Chapelle – 01:53, Tuesday March 23nd, 2077 – Base Camp 1, outside Bogotá] #178
»Zen [Caroline]: Well, you know where to find me then.« Caroline went to the center of the camp, where there would no doubt be some sort of guard going on. And who said guard, said some snacks.May 27, 2018 at 11:56 pm #8891
Zen packed up several chocolate-flavored snacks and, his deck and a small crossbow and headed up to meet Caroline at the camp center. He said ”I come bearing gifts…” and tossed her a snack.June 5, 2018 at 3:20 am #8969
[Caroline Chapelle – 01:55, Tuesday March 23nd, 2077 – Base Camp 1, outside Bogotá] #179
Caroline caught snack and looked at it for a second, then stashed it in one of her pants pockets ”Oh, thanks. I’ll keep that for later when we’d kill for something nice to eat then. I’m afraid I don’t have anything to give you though, I didn’t have much time to pack my things and only went for the essential.”
She sat on a bench to eat a bit and asked ”So, what is it you wanted to talk about?”June 6, 2018 at 12:19 am #8976
Surprised Zen commented ”Kill… you mean hunting? Count me in… If we are eating the beast than I am a sport. I am good with the crossbow. Walk with me to someplace with privacy He suggested and flashed his crossbow.
As the two exited the camp, he began telling a story. His eyes were eyes and his voice carried true passion and enthusiasm. Zen described the riddle he was working on and how the old myths described a gateway to another world. The mirror that was seposed to patch that gateway and so forth. The ancient data was linked to up to date universal magic theory data for comparing the local magic levels as well as the projected historic levels. Many somewhat esoteric assumptions of awakened plants and their dating, as well as awakened animals, were provided as evidence to certain levels of magical energy in past eras. Songs, myths records of monsters – they all contributed to modeling the historical magical levels and the general trend was that of universal magic theory – though considerably more chaotic and bumpy. The general trend was overshadowed with local trends, and such a model extended the realm of what could have been possible in each era. Then there was a modeling of Blood magic rituals, these gave another bump to the magic level – enabled things that could not have been achieved without mass human sacrifice.
“It seems like the massive Blood rituals were needed for the magic level to cross the threshold. However, given everything – such a portal could have actually worked. Perhaps some of these beasts even survived the journey and linger around to these days. Daemons, feeding on the blood of people to survive. This explains legends and myths from later decades. Now – take a look at modern data and understand why the dragons are worried. The current magic level is here, already approaching the threshold. This is not an exact science, as you’ve seen there are local effects. Mana storms, ebbs and voids… it is a dynamic and changing thing. However, we may actually encounter an active gateway to another world. Either this or such a gateway would open within the next 50 years… if there are trapped Deaomns – they can finally return home… Or their friends can finally invade our plane. Depending on your point of view…
How exciting is that? We are going to uncover something that no human has seen before us. Only immortals and dragons, don’t filter… give me everything you can think about… Myths, history, plants, chemistry, poetry… anything even remotely relevant and aid in piecing together a forgotten and well-hidden piece of human history. I mean the mathematical reasoning is as close as we mortals get to know things like this. They have their infinite life spawns and fantastic memory, but we have computation power, accumulated knowledge, and mathematical reasoning. Think about the revolution we are going to make if this technology is proven and sees the light! We would be able to validate for ourselves anything that Dragons share about our past… and we would be able to speculate for ourselves anything that they withhold from us. We are going to change everything!
Now, we are close to pinpoint the most likely location of this portal. This is not surprising considering who our patron is and I assume that the Dragon knows that there is a portal. Which is a fat assumption, but we are allready here. It is a powerful indication that there is a portal. I factored that into the model to augment the probabilities… I am almost certain that El-Rey, or if you want – the portal is here very close.
I’ll show you the math equations if you are into that. Though, please let your thoughts flow – assume the role of a brilliant Ph.D. student… and share anything you can imagine on the subject. We’ll sort it up later. “
Zen was many things, though he clearly was the most passionate when he talked about history and mathematics and magical theory and how they all play together within the same unified theory. It was his life work and he enjoyed it immensely. Oddly enogugh, he did not seem worried about meeting the ‘Horrors’ or Daemons, and did not assume that they had ill intents. He was facinated by the big picture and completely at peace with the dangerous details.December 13, 2018 at 5:36 pm #12465
Silent beeps on ‘links all around the camp alerted the expedition members that breakfast was being served and that those not eating should begin breaking camp and packing things away, as departure would be soon after the last shift ate.
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