This is a record of that GRONFERENCE
(All dialogue by the various 'players')
Gron Maximal ((secondary)Gronnate); “OK. IT IS I GRON MAXIMAL, WHOSE EYES ARE HOLES STRAIGHT TO HELL, (via Gron Secondary). GRON MAXIMAL IS UNAVAILABLE DUE TO DERUSTING.”
ANYWAYS. GRONFERENCE WILL START ON 3RD GRONUARY (MARCH) 6TH.
Gronference, Day One
our simple subaqueous globe
or possibly bendy interdimensional megastructure floating in the cosmic fluid..
for only the Optimate truly knows
I stand before you today
PALE AND MONSTEROUS
I stand before you today, a being transformed by that simple benediction so long denied to the peoples of Ir by the missing TYRANT who once ruled our globe (or megastructure)
The Lands of the Optimate are truly strange
more akin to a Great Parkland than any natural landscape
(but is any of Ir truly natural? Think on it...)
a place designed
shaped by one titanic will, to whims unknown to mortal minds
a FALSE wilderness
winding roads, manufactured hills, backwards streams
(I'm not sure it they were real)
I will be frank, I witenssed, sorry, witnessed much of what I saw in a severe stake of Akhwei withdrawl –
I am an artist, an explorer
a synthesiser of knowledge
not some petty grubber in the MINES of MENDACITY
I will say this frankly - CERAMIC WOMEN
deadly creatures, though polite enough
autmomata, I think, these were the right hand of the optimate
and in our Rulers disappearance, I believe they stand still closest to the optimates will
they gather in the island city of Portal
guarding its empty colonnades -
Golden Folk, most beautiful, and extremely dull, and quite clingy really
and kinda boring really
monsterous, white, ssome near hairless
moving like ghosts in the night
hiding hiding hiding
moving through secret ways
managing the great MACHINE that is our world
how deep does it go?
what is real and what is not?"
NONE of you dare guess?
I have seen the horrid factories of the Apes
and I have been within Portal
I have crept through the Empty Palace!
I tell you know you fools - cosmic order is awry!
A great Wrongness approaches!
What could cause the Optimate to leave?
Not even to die, but to disappear?
I am certain that - while the rulers of this world brawl with each other for sad flecks of territory and prescidence
For I have seen a Grey Waste
and the Pale Courts
and a Thing which moves like grey and broken glass
And I do believe that this world and everything on it, and all of our cultures, and our VERY LIVES
are nothing more than a lifeboat
bugs clinging to a leaf as it falls
This is Ir you fools!
..... Vesh now breaks down laughing, and/or possibly
either everything around us is a simulation
or nothing is
or possibly some things are
but its one of the first two I'm CERTAIN
we only need work out which one
I think it highly likely that the OPTIMATE
is no more or less a simulation than YOU Yourself!
Are YOU a simulation sir??
I mean really, are you?"
I must ask you though...
The delegate from Ulukaa stands:
I am no technical expert
but if we turn out attention to this map of Ir..
which someone has allowed to fall over, my apologies
but if we examine this Island between the northern and southern Optimate
bordered by what we would call, the Pale Pass and the Grasping Pass
I do believe that this is the centre of the Optimates technical or material power
(though not its administrative centre)
I suspect that this island dominates the tunnel network
and is the core of the REALM OF THE WHITE APES"
but if that were the case
would it actually change anything you choose to do?"
folding out of terrible dimensions, Blind Palaces, white wombs like inexpressible pits; voids in Nothing itself!
a screaming, white noise across the sky and
mountains crack open from within, oozing structure like pus, curdling into revetments and porticos, doors yawning open, spilling forth the sound of blindness and the pennants of the deaf!
Even as she coils to crush it, it decays, and her grip slips
God-Killer, Destroyer of Thought. First, greatest, and mother of all Entropic Wyrms....
maybe don't do that, here
a being beyond causality
enemy of all that is
enemy of thought and identity
this world little more than a bounded fortress on the borders of a fallen land
and HE FLED
That which consumes Time itself can have no weakness
except perhaps the structure of Reality itself"
Gronference: Day Two
As he starts talking, the lizardman points to the
paintings, which are clearly meant to illustrate the speech, and puppets the
wooden figures into strange, stilted groupings, the meaning of which is less
clear. Whenever, eg. Violence is
mentioned, all the figures are placed upside-down and on the same level.
Léon Masque (Xingaondo); "Will the
delegates from Ulukaa be taking questions at this time?"
Léon Masque (Xingaondo); "I, for one,
will put 20 on the short guy.
Gonference, Day THREE
There is an exchange having taken place between Ir's SUBSTANCE and another,
There exists other SUBSTANCES,
There exists other worlds
There are yet WORLDS to conquer
Fabricate a PHOENIX to delve the insubstantial layers beyond
"We will, of course, be taking questions."