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Ghosts in the Machine

Posted on Fri Sep 30th, 2011 @ 3:43am by Rev. Julian Shay

Mission: All Souls Descend. Season 2, Episode 6
Location: Promenade

The preacher stood on a crate, his long hair spilling out from under the stetson. Book in on hand, splayed open to a chapter, his other hand to the small group that had gathered to listen. Next to him, two gleaming silver bodies covered in clean white robes stood unmoving, standing like silent sentinels. Occasionally, their white faces would smile, or nod slowly with what the preacher was saying.

"My friends, and that is what you are my friends, your physical bodies may ache, bleed, and degrade, but the soul, the soul is what lasts forever. Why then, would you allow yourself a mere fraction of existence, when you can live forever?"

The preacher closed the book and handed it to one of the avatars standing next to him. "To us, the Mayfly lives a mere infinitesimal amount of time, but it doesn't know any better, in it's cosmos, its brief moments of life are an eternity. Friends, the average humanoid lives around 150 earth years. 150 years friends... that is the blink of an eye when it comes to the universe, like the humble may fly we are hurtling towards our ends, but why does it have to be like that? Why does it have to end?"

A few of the people standing around nodded in agreement, slowly starting to have the idea sink in.

"What about your... your monks there... What do they have to say about this all?" A Bolian standing in the back pointed at the silver avatar on the preachers left.

"Well let Brother Aktov tell you himself. Brother Aktov?" The preacher pointed towards the silver being standing next to him.

Brother Aktov moved forward with the synthetic grace of a well oiled machine and stared directly at the Bolian. "I am perfectly happy friend, I have let go the mortal bonds of the flesh and embraced eternity, I was once like you, a Bolian, now, I am something greater a part of something greater."

The crowd mumbled a bit as the preacher took center stage again. "We are now accepting new converts. Please see one of the brothers here for your chance for eternity."


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