The Apothic Prophesy

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jedion357
December 15, 2017 - 11:59am
Sometimes things just come together -

was sick and not feeling well and this phrase popped into my head- the Apothic Phrophesy or The Apothic Verse

I googled the meaning of Apothic and came up with beautiful or stunning as one possible meaning

This was interesting: The Beautiful Prophesy
I thought for sure I had heard or seen Apothic Prophesy from somewhere but couldn't place it or google it.

And today (still un well and idly convalescing with the internet) I come across this:

http://www.inafarawaygalaxy.com/2014/05/chosen-one-anakin-vader-luke-prophesy.html

It was a sort of ah huh moment.

Does SF need a prophesy? no but one could be cool.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!
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jedion357
December 15, 2017 - 12:13pm
The Apothic Prophesy (The Beautiful Prophesy)

At the risk of being a yaz-o-phile and making everything about the yazirians (not at all true)
the religious minded yazirians could be a good source although not from Fo1 but perhaps something more ancient dating back to Yazira?

Or Vrusk- The Beautiful Prophesy- vrusk love beauty. It would not come from recent history trade house and conglomerate activity but be more ancient linked to a vrusk mystic/poet of the immediate post hive period or perhaps even dating to the Hive period? or a figure that straddles both? Maybe a vrusk analog to Nostrodamos?

Humanity has had many mystics, prophets, seers so it could be a uniquely human prophesy but something from the past as well?

Dralasites? not feeling that as a source of the Prophesy

Or does it have to be ancient?

Perhaps its from Volturnus origin? the mystical alignment of the Volturnus, its moons and the other planets in the system that the Ul-Mor observe? The Ul-Mor being touch telepaths are more atune to mystical forces maybe and this Beautiful Prophesy comes from them?

Or a core four source from recent history?

Or could it be a core five source? From the Sathar? a prophesy they call Beautiful but their word for beautiful is also the word for terrible?
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
December 15, 2017 - 12:18pm
So as ideas coalesce during my convalescence, I'm rifting on this: a prophesy that comes from several origins: vrusk, yazirian, human and maybe the sathar (if the dralasites have one they are not telling)

its name means Beautiful and or Terrible at the same time.


EDIT:
Content ideas:

play on Clarion- meaning- shrill narrow tubed war trumpet or load and clear
phrases like for whom the bell tolls and clarion call

triad- the three

reference of rings seen from the planet's surface- Terledrom

Pyramids- reference to Laco
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iggy
December 15, 2017 - 2:39pm
What if the beautiful prophesy is a combination of prophesies from all of the races.  Something the Osakar put together by studying all the many races and their religions.  Each race has some overlooked and seemingly insignificant prophesy among the many prophesies they have.  The Osakar sifted through all these and tied one from each race together into a big beautiful prophesy.  Many see it as simple Osakar religious nonsense.  Others take it like a mystical truth.  Something like the stuff people mash together on youtube by taking stuff from various unrelated parts of history, myth, legend, scientific discovery, pop culture, and religion.
-iggy

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jedion357
December 15, 2017 - 3:03pm
iggy wrote:
What if the beautiful prophesy is a combination of prophesies from all of the races.  Something the Osakar put together by studying all the many races and their religions.  Each race has some overlooked and seemingly insignificant prophesy among the many prophesies they have.  The Osakar sifted through all these and tied one from each race together into a big beautiful prophesy.  Many see it as simple Osakar religious nonsense.  Others take it like a mystical truth.  Something like the stuff people mash together on youtube by taking stuff from various unrelated parts of history, myth, legend, scientific discovery, pop culture, and religion.


Sort of like Star Trek TNG episode "The Chase" genetic markers from 20 or so species combined into a computer program that produced a hologram of the progenitor species giving a nice Kum bya message.

I like the Osaka angle.
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iggy
December 15, 2017 - 11:50pm
Well, I wasn't thinking of the genetic message STNG episode.  I was thinking something that causes most beings to roll their eyes but when they are alone and in a moment of open mindedness after a good persuasive presentation supporting the prophesy they will spend a few moments considering its merits and validity.  That is why I am thinking the Osakar.  They are the Frontier's foremost conspiracy theorists.
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jedion357
December 16, 2017 - 8:10am
I was leaning toward a dralasite researcher that is discounted as per the standard perception of dralasites, lately I've been turning a blind eye to Zebs Guide setting details.

But I do like the osakar angle.
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rattraveller
December 16, 2017 - 10:34am
Let us not judge a race by the actions of a few. Okay that was just getting into the feel of a prophecy theme.

So you don't want to use a Dralasite because of their image as jokesters? Hey Malthar could you come over here for a moment and tell us of the many pranks you have pulled on Inner Dramune and the rest of the Frontier.

Many Dralasites are serious debaters who do not go in for the whole joke thing. Sure they love a good laugh as much as the rest and roll around alot during Jerry Lewis movies but otherwise they do not pull pranks or repeat old jokes endlessly. They spend their time reading and researching and comtemplating the various views of the points they want to debate. One of these serious Dralasites could be a good one for either finding a Prophecy during its research or be considered a Prophet itself.

Another factor to consider is that the Dralasite are alien. The core four are all alien to each other but Humans and Yazirians are pretty close in structure. Vrusk look different but generally have the same internal workings as Humans and Yazirians and an easy to understand culture. Dralasites are so different from the other three races that it would be easier for members of those races to accept one of them as a Prophet with special powers of precognition.
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Shadow Shack
December 16, 2017 - 10:59am
jedion357 wrote:
At the risk of being a yaz-o-phile and making everything about the yazirians 

You say that as if it was a bad thing...
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Tchklinxa
December 22, 2017 - 7:25am
What if it’s pieced together from different ancient alien ruin finds... with the various races having found a bit here or there... it would be very fragmented, refer to a signal event, sometimes seemingly conflicting Text fragments have been found. Some of it might correlate with various races religious texts adding to the mystery and assumptions about who is the blessed or doomed... who will experience the beauty or terror... hey maybe the Sathar are the only ones that get the duality of such events thus the word they use meaning both. The dead cultures need not be the same dead culture and may even hint at a source older than them.

The Sathar and friends would be interested in gaining the other races’ pieces and parts, and the other races would hear whispers of the Sathar having missing texts... there might be fake parts, real parts declaired fake as well. 

The single event can even be argued that it has happened, will happen, is happening due to some grammar ambiguity the experts can’t seem to translate correctly.



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jedion357
December 22, 2017 - 10:39am
I like the sathar duality angle: present and past: which? Both.
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Sargonarhes
December 23, 2017 - 4:55am
The answer is 42.
In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same.

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jedion357
December 23, 2017 - 5:42am
Sargonarhes wrote:
The answer is 42.


Only if Im drinking Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters

;)
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!