Lore:Guardians of Gaia
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Viscera stains the cobbled streets of Chelm - a message inked in the blood of innocents. The message reads "You are all fools".
|A Rabbi in Prague writes the name of God on a strip of paper. The paper falls into an old well and lands on dried mud. The ink forms a bridge and a neural circuit is engaged. Something awakens.||Entry 2||
|A man of clay follows a man of flesh down the cobbled streets. His circuits are damaged, silica connections bridged by an inferior contact. The Rabbi asks him to dance. In a need of a better master, he dances.||Entry 3||
|The Rabbi forgets the bridge, leaves the paper in the machine. It goes in search of a master and finds children that need hugging. It hugs them until their smiles split and their teeth strike the cobbles like tiny raindrops.||Entry 4||
|An angry mob attacks the clay man. He does not fight back. The Rabbi comes and screams at him. Removes the circuit breaker - the life giving bridge. The clay man falls on the Rabbi and shatters.||Entry 5||
|The people bury the Rabbi and put the remains of the clay man in an attic. They are a persecuted people and they do not want attention. The clay man dreams the slow dreams of the terminally shattered.||Entry 6||
|Time passes and another man comes. His bearing is regal and he wears the swastika on his sleeve. He examines the remains and then calls in a troop of men in uniforms. They collect the clay man and carry his pieces to a truck.||Entry 7||
|In a place of death and shit and broken souls, the clay man is reassembled. All the Fuhrers horses and all of his men, put the clay man back together again. A starving old prisoner watches through the warehouse window, unnoticed behind the grime and the dust. He remembers a winter evening in Prague, and the broken smiles of dead playmates.||Entry 8||
|In the end, a tank is needed to bring down the clay man. Among the shattered remains, the remaining troops find a slip of paper with the name of god scribbled in hasty hebrew. A starving old free man watches from the edges of the camp.
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- Entry 1 - Acta Orientalia is a forum that publishes articles on the middle-east, the orient, philosophy, and religion. It is uncertain if that is what the bees are referring to.
- Entry 1 - Hyperzokol is Unknown
- Entry 1 - Ben Sira is figure of Jewish mythology that was conceived when sperm from his grandfather impregnated his mother while she was soaking in a bathouse, and so is a discussion on the religious implications of pregnancy without intercourse
- Entry 1 - "Shem" is Hebrew that can roughly be translated as spirit or soul or authority. It is also the name of the paper that is placed in a Golem's mouth to bring it to life.
- Entry 1 - A Genizah is a place for papers, books, or religious items to be placed after they are too worn out to be used any longer, but are forbidden to be thrown away for religious reasons
- Entry 1 - The Sefer Yetzirah is the Jewish "Book of Creation" and describes how the universe was created.
- Entry 1 - Chelm is a city in eastern Poland. One of the earliest descriptions of the creation of a Golem come from the Golem of Chelm in the mid 16th century.
- Entry 2 - The Rabbi in Prague is the second instance of the creation of a Golem, the Golem of Prague, created in the late 16th century to defend the ghetto's of Prague against antisemitic attacks. When the Golem was deactivated, it was placed in the Genizah of the nearby Synagogue
- Entry 4 - According to the story of the Golem of Prague the golem was not allowed to be alive on Saturdays (holy day for Jewish religion) and so the paper animating it would be removed on friday and replaced on Sunday. One time, the rabbi forgot to remove the paper and it went on a destructive rampage.
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