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Geography of School Survival: The Book of Fate
The Book of Fate
1 Fate is inconstant. Fate is tentative. Fate is chaotic.
2 The world, and its authors, existed long before it, as a void - an endless sea of darkness, an empty slate awaiting the first spark of creation. 3 Creation began, and began again, and the world slowly took shape with the authors' every celestial thought. 4 From these thoughts, more were born. Their concordance came to be known as order; their discordance, chaos.
5 Space stood and time walked as the two cosmic forces reconciled and caused change. 6 Change yielded life, which in turn yielded history; history was the catalyst of fate.
7 The authors smiled upon their work.
1 Nations were born from each author's ego, and took their shape from the thoughts that created them. 2 The thoughts were given form and became known as laws, rules, suggestions, and ideas, and the nations took them to heart. 3 The authors were given form and became known as leaders, and laid claim to their creations.
4 Order saw that each leader would have one nation under the agreement of law. 5 This concordance came to be known as peace.
6 The leaders smiled upon their work.
1 The leaders grew proud.
2 They boasted of their works and used their powers of invention for their own glory. 3 The life each leader gave to the world became corrupted with their vanity; from this, suffering was born.
4 The leaders, absorbed in their pride, clashed and fought. The world began to tear further. 5 Upon seeing the suffering they caused, they stopped. 6 The leaders ceased the act of creation and abandoned the world they made. 7 No longer were they the leaders - in their act of desertion, they became known as the ancients.
8 Change became stagnant, space fell, and time stopped - the void took its place. 9 The ancients did not remain long enough to smile.
1 The world lay in ruin, desolate, discarded.
2 Life called for creation to resume. 3 But there was no reply - the ancients, and their works, were gone.
4 Life asked again for change. 5 But there was no reply - the void had no voice with which to answer.
6 Life cried out yet again for salvation. 7 But there was no reply - there was nothing to save, and no one who could. 8 Fate, however, was not finished yet.
1 At once, order manifested, and it spoke.
2 "My name is Chanku," order decreed, and so it was. 3 Creation became his domain, structure became his sword, and justice became his shield.
4 Chanku looked at the void and spoke again.
5 "I want to revive this," he declared, and the world began to take form again. 6 Life rejoiced as creation resumed, and with it came chaos. 7 With chaos came change, and the world was made new.
The Book of Fate is an in-universe text of unknown origin, chronicling the history and prophesy of each game of Geography of School Survival.
It is presumed to have been created by DoA - not me, rather, the deity of the same name in the second GoSS story - before his supposed disappearance from the universe he helped to mold. The book has been granted an audience with mortal eyes for reasons unknown.
Antiquity is the story of the first GoSS game, told as a Genesis-esque account to match the pseudo-Biblical nature of the rest of the book. It begins with a gobbledygook analysis of the conception of the game and ends with its closure.
Revival is the story of the second game's creation. Still working out the details here...
More to come as I write it - more specifically, as my ambiguously-erased-from-existence character writes it.
Public Service Announcement: First world problems are still problems.
(This post was last modified: 05-06-2015 10:46 PM by Ky.)