Saturday, October 20, 2012

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"HE came to me last night. HE arrived, wearing the body of Soren. HE spoke in his voice, telling me that there was nothing left. Nothing. Nothing left. There was nothing, unless I join HIM. Truly embrace HIM. That if I didn't, my soul would be sent into the abyss, screaming forever, while I watched HIM use my skin. I can't do it.

I can't do it.

I will embrace the Archangel."

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Finale

I managed to get out of the Tower, with about two and a half hours left on the clock on earth. I was in the Tower for about 21 hours, but I appear to have been gone for eight daysish. I have no other way to explain that beyond screw you, I have no idea. Though that's what I usually feel like, so this isn't really a surprise.

Honestly, I'm not sure what to do, now. There's no more Puppets around, Soren's dead (for real. I made sure), the only other Apostle I really cared to know is also dead, and I don't think I'll be going anywhere else anytime soon.

This... is a different feeling.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Crown

I reached the top about twenty minutes after my last post... and then I realized something.

I wasn't even  on the Tower.

I'm on a "small" tower, relatively speaking. In the distance, I spotted what seemed to be the actual Tower, though maybe it's just screwing with me again. It's huge, easily five to six times the height of this tower, which I'm not sure is even possible back on earth.

At the top, we met Soren. Or, more accurately, he ambushed us when we were about four levels from the top as we were heading back down. I won't bore you with the details of the fight, but I'm the only one left. His ambush killed Jenni outright, and forced me to fight back. During the scuffle, I got hold of the shotgun, and... well...

The janitors have some work to do.


Hightower

We're up on level 286 and my legs hurt like hell. They've started to change from office floors into labs (shouldn't those be below?). At any rate, I haven't found any chemicals or whatnot, but there are Bunsen burners. It doesn't really help, but it makes me wonder why they're even there.

We're more than 3/4 of the way up the Tower, and the walls are starting to change again, so I think it's going to switch up again.

Friday, October 12, 2012

March

Has it really been four days since I made the last post? It hasn't felt like that long. And I don't mean that time has flown, I mean that it's been about eight hours by my watch (automatic) since I went through.

So far, there hasn't been much variation. I've climbed through 36 levels of the tower, and each, so far, has looked like an office building. There's desks and computers everywhere, along with smartphones and the like laying around. I checked them out, and each seems to be attached to the floor by a cable. I think they're actually part of the Newborn, though I can't begin to guess at their purpose.

The sky outside is completely covered by smog and smoke. I can't see the sun or moon, and I'm not sure if they're even there. There's... things, down below. Shambling monsters. Luckily, when I stepped through, I came out on the bottom floor of the office, in a lobby of some sort. The things were at the doors, but couldn't come through them, even though they were just made of glass. They pounded and scratched, but the doors held. I kept going up, and so far, it looks like the whole tower is made of glass and steel, with floor to ceiling windows. It lets me keep track of what's going on outside, and it gives me a relative mark of how far up I've gone.

I haven't found anything of note, yet, but I'm getting tired. I'm not sure if I dare sleep, but... well, it's not like I have a choice. Jenni and I can switch of shifts.

I'll update later.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Intermezzo

I feel like I'm entering the intermediate part of this story. I can plan it out from here: this is the night before the storm. All the threads are coming together. I'll go to the tower and find my answers.

Or I'll die.

I mean, dying was always a possibility from the first time I saw HIM. HE has been haunting me ever since, and, well, considering HIS bloody ways, I'm sort of surprised that I'm still alive right now. That could all be changing, though. The Newborn tore apart the Prophet as if he was paper, yet the Prophet survived death. Does that mean that HE was wearing the Prophet's body and the Newborn was able to destroy it, or does that mean the Prophet was granted a second chance at life, and will that happen to me?

For some reason, I doubt I'll get that same chance.

And it scares me.

I've always been scared of dying, that was the whole reason I joined HIM in the first place. Has it been eating at my gut since the moment I joined HIM? Yes. Have I felt sick and disgusted at the things I've done, yet forced myself to act as if I did it for fun?

Also yes.

But I think that will all change. I've survived the Wooden Girl's attacks through sheer determination, and a little gift from HIM, and the Operator never seemed all that interested in me anyways, but I think the Newborn may outclass, in personal threat to me, anyways. I have to literally go in its domain, then come back out, and for some reason, I don't think that's going to go well. This whole thing is just mad. Soren, an android? I have to go through a portal to a realm of a mad machine god? That sounds like something right out of a bad sci fi novel.

And yet here we are, facing a possible end to the story.

See, I'm not too scared of oblivion either. That I can handle, like going to sleep. What I'm scared of is that HE will never let me go. That I'll awaken, without any control of my own limbs or mind, watching HIM use my body as a puppet for HIS twisted schemes. Ironic, isn't it? I've spent my career fighting Puppets, but that's what will most likely happen to me.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this, so I'll end it here. I go through the portal tomorrow. I'll be traveling light, since I think if I have to spend too long in there, chances are slim I'll be coming back.

Alive, anyways.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I think I've got it

I've been putting dates through the equation, and I think I've got it. It's based on the last time the portal opened, which was last December. The portal is set to open three days from now, October the 10th. I'm not sure where exactly it leads, but from what I saw the last time it opened, there was a huge... tower, I guess you could say. A tower built of machinery. I'm not sure exactly what it does, but I want to find out. Jenni will be going with me, which is nice because she has a shotgun.

This will totally work, right guys?