|An encounter a being of both Light and Dark (source)|
Recent events1 have called the official Church credos into question within the public sphere. Skepticism for official Church doctrine is nothing new from both the scholarly and the meditative. However, the collective public consciousness never hurts in getting that needed push for widespread, thoughtful inquiry and evaluation of what previously went unchallenged. I have written this treatise to provide a guide for those mindful enough to look past what they’ve been told about Darkness and Light.
|A Tenebralist (source)|
|One of the Progressive Penumbra (source)|
Meanwhile, the Church of Light is divided between
|A Knight of the Dawn Orthodoxy (source)|
|One of the Luminaires (source)|
It may appear that the Church of Light is all about selflessness and the Church of Darkness is all about selfishness; but that varies on how we define the self. We shall elucidate in the following section.
|Although the God Kings had innumerable appearances and personalities, they were always highly dangerous if provoked. (source)|
Let us not think we can live without both Dark and Light. Let us not repeat the mistakes of far-off worlds who cast aside one for the other. Let us learn from the mistake of the brain-eating darkness-dwellers in snuffing out the hated sun. True, they were now in the total Dark of night, but without Light they destroyed themselves by wiping out the chain of life that gave them all their tasty brains. And let us not be like all those Sky-Cultists who sought to commune with the heavens only to be roasted by the Light they so stridently pulled towards. Alas, these are stories for different times, different places.
As a final message, let me speak to you of how Dark and Light can exist side by side, a new school of thought that blooms with their coexistence. I speak of that of Shadow. Shadow is neither all Dark nor all Light, neither thesis nor antithesis, but rather the synthesis of both. I urge you to explore Shadow and think upon how you might find your right balance of Light and Dark.
1 For a record of these events, I point the reader to the various Travel Guides by Valentine MacGee, especially his guides to Asmodal Tower. Sadly, MacGee is neither of sound mind nor of unbiased judgement, but he has compiled the most thorough body of work known to me.↩ <
2 Reprogramming: The Automaton's Construction of the Self; written by Dr. Karl von Reinbach III, PhD., M.D., D.D.T; published by Puella Publishing (a division of Puella's Item Emporium), unfortunately not as of yet released to the general public↩
3 Although I have consulted Valentine MacGee's Travelogue to Asmodal Tower as one of my written sources, rest assured I have verified all knowledge included in this article through the most diligent of conferences with the former inhabitants of the Tower. References available upon request.↩