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This is a scene taken out of the C0DA Scholar and I have been writting for some time now. It talks about many advanced lore types, and forshadowing future events. It does use some MK lore, even though it is avoided.


3E 27

The Underking Zurin Arctus sat in his throne, gripping the arms as small rocks broke off into his skin 


         ZURIN ARCTUS

What can one earn from a deed so warry of logic? Tiber had used a gift, had killed gifts from the gods, and yet he is a beheld man of crown? I challenge any deity, any man, any being to show any logic behind it! An answer to the fate must be given!


A black orb grew in front of the Underking. Out of the shadow came a man, split in half with color.


         ZURIN ARCTUS (confused)

Who is this I see in front of my chair? Who stands in my coffin room? 


         SHEOGORATH

The one who will give you the answer of logic, my dear corpse! The grande Sheogorath, at your survice!


         ZURIN ARCTUS

You will try to answer my question? The illogical man of mixed fabric?


         SHEOGORATH

I will answer your question, walking bones, but it will take far more than one answer. No, no; It will take many answers to answer your question. So ask away. My brain is yours. Metaphorically, that is.


          Zurin Arctus

When the bra-


          Sheogorath

Brass tower walked, it killed the innocents you wanted to protect. Tiber, your dear friend, decided that the Empire would be a big enough event that your death would be overwritten. Blinded by his own visions.


          Zurin Arctus (agrivated)

But why would he throw away so much life, including my own, to build an Empire? Please, do tell me he has the misfortune to wither away and not see it in all of its glory?

          

          Sheogorath

He will see it, not in person, with you and Wulfharth. Well, not with you; as you. And as Wulfharth. He shall be you, and you shall be him. And do not forget Wulfharth. He would be rather unhappy.


          ZURIN ARCTUS

You speak in a twisted tongue, mad god! No matter the cost, be it physical or monetary, reveal to me the answer!


          Sheogorath (happily)

Ah, yes, what does good old Tiber Septim gain from killing poor little Zurin Arctus. Well, in short, he eventually realizes the father of the fathers!


          ZURIN ARCTUS (confused)

Father of the fathers? Explain your talk, twisted lord.


          SHEOGORATH

The dreamer. You are not I, I am not you, yet we are the same.


           ZURIN ARCTUS

YOu are running me in circles, playing with my mind as if it was a toy to your ownership!


           SHEOGORATH

Zurin, Underking, Lord skinrot, whatever name you chose, your mind is my toy, child. All minds are mine to manipulate, even my own. I am revealing your answer to you, you have yet to listen.


           ZURIN ARCTUS

Stop the debauchery! What does one get out of betrayal, Mad god?


           SHEOGORATH

What does one get out of a conflict with the King of Worms? They are the same in the grand scale. Puny conflicts that one dya will be revealed in greater detail to the winners, and the winers? They join us on the astral throne of godhood.


           ZURIN ARCTUS (confused and angry)

Tiber? Mannimarco? Gods? How could you persistent gods turn your back to me?


            SHEOGORATH

Me? Presistant? Now that is mad. The greyman is I. By the end of the Era, I wont be I. Someone else will be I. I will be someone else. The gray man.


            ZURIN ARCTUS

Inform me fast, twisted diety, what can I do to raise my being?


            SHEOGORATH

You wait, Lich. You let Tiber win. You will become a god, along with him and Wulfharth.

With your worst enemy

for the kalpa, you shall be


            ZURIN ARCTUS

A Kalpa?


            SHEOGORATH

The universe, all of being, time. It has a reset button, you know. I die. You die. All gods and beings die. Then we come back new. A new chance at the hands of the devourer.


             ZURIN ARCTUS

Why not slay this devourer?


             SHEOGORATH

One man shall. Not you, not me. One man, if you can say that loosely. One semi-man. Half-man.


             ZURIN ARCTUS

Explain this man to me, grant me the knowledge. Perhaps this will answer my question.


              SHEOGORATH (slowely)

This half-man will raise, and kill the devourer. Only his body, though; at first. Then, the men destroyers will fall before him at the loss of his, and I choose this term ironically, other half. Then he will create his own loss from the neck of the sickman. The half-man will slay himself, and the devourer, in order to end the kalpic cycle.


              ZURIN ARCTUS

This man takes away my chance of ever living a less sufferable fate?


              SHEOGORATH

I sense some tension in you, Underking. Relax. Sit back. It is good for the muscle you still have.


              ZURIN ARCTUS

You are inasane, antt-being!


              SHEOGORATH

Me? Insane? Your people pray to gods who can not intervine. They do anything they can the postpone the inevitable. They live a paradox as theya re the same but different, in a puddle of one soul. The must unrefined creatures that couldn't exist without insanity. I am insane, but you mortals are far more insane.


              ZURIN ARCTUS

No more of this, you shivering madman! Tell me, now, in one statement, what is the profit of betrayal?


              SHEOGORATH (seriously)

The profit of betrayal. Planting the seeds of madness. The profit is your loss. The idea of you being merged with your enemy into one being.

The profit of betrayal. Growing the plants of madness. The profit is your gain, the action of you being merged with your enemy into one being.

The profit of betrayal. Cutting down the plants of madness. The profit is your godhood, the deity of you merged with your enemy into one being.

The profit is you, Zurin Arctus;Underking.



The man laughed, and reverted back into his shadow form, before disappearing completely. Zurin Arctus sat in his throne, trying to make sense of everything the mad god had told him.