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THE FOLLOWING IS AN IC DIALOGUE AND SERIES OF REPORTS AND CONVERSATIONS REGARDING THE EVENTS IN MANCHESTER NH, ACCORD GAME, NERE 2013.



Subject: A report from the front lines of Manchester ... Reported by Brother Eli Fallen

I am just a soldier with many talents... I have been fighting against the truth for a while now... And I want to provide a report from my perspective on the events that transpired in Manchester.

In the past we have have had an unspoken rule. If you find a tear ... Close it. If you find a tear, it is very likely good men and women could die but you must do everything in your power to close that tear. If something comes through that tear from the other side, do everything in your power to stop it. Kill it for this is an incursion against reality.

Simple rules. We have all been there. We have all seen what happens when something comes through a tear and rips our world apart.

In Manchester some so called all stars who wanted to lead the day ignored those rules. I was with the preliminary group that triangulated and discovered the open tear. I lead the responding force down the stairs. I was among those who tried with all my willpower to close that tear in the basement in Manchester.

I was among those who fought the abominations. My stomach was ripped open by metal spurs on the foot of the metal hulk found at the tear. I was among those that tried to respond.

But suddenly when that tear solidified and something stepped through from the other side.. I was the first to take the normal actions... I opened fire. My gun was deflected aside by a fellow accordion next to me.

What are you doing he demanded...

It came through a tear I replied...

But then idiocy took over. They didn't attack this thing that stepped through... They shook its hand. They welcomed it. They welcomed the incursion. They ordered we not close the tear. They ordered we keep it open... And they ordered good accordions into this open tear to die in transit to the other side, and be replaced by more strangers from the other side of a tear. Those that did make it back were warped twisted made unwhole... But they ordered we keep this tear open and welcome those strangers coming through.

When something comes through a tear you do your best to kill it... This is an incursion on reality. It used to be a simple rule. Men and women died. They kept the tear open. And my voice was ignored for telling them how wrong this action was. I'm just a soldier. I'm just one. And the all stars wanted to shake hands with an incursion.

These potential new allies spoken of. I implore you all to think clearly. These are beings from outside reality, these are just another incursion that changes our hope, our reality, our way of life. They came through a tear. They are not allies. And those who let them through and shook their hands... I hope you sleep well at night with the deaths that are on your hands. We lost good men and women, and those that stepped into an open tear ... Either never came back or came back warped twisted unwhole with body parts removed or In the wrong place.

You are dealing with a devil you do not know. I tried to warn you. I tried to close that tear... And I was stopped from doing so by you.

When this all blows up in our faces... Remember ... I told you so.


Brother Eli Fallen


... the person who knocked my gun aside was a regional councilor... but i dont know his name. a demon but not a demon like me... he was not from my parts of the region... and to top that all off...

I was told they (the regional council) had an empathic connections with those beings from the other side... that they were being called to rescue them and bring them over to our side... sounded like mind control to me but i cant prove anything.

If i were a paranoid man... i would question this even further... but all i can do is give out my perspective. all i can do is tell you what i saw.

The regional councilors ordered that we NOT close a tear. For the first time since i joined the accord, they wanted the tear left open.

They ordered people into it, including sending in a regional councilor named Dr. Kane. everyone that went in either didnt come back, or came back so warped and messed up they are not who they once were any more. They shook the hands of those coming through after sacrificing soldiers of the accord to keep that gate fed with blood and keeping it open. They caused good men and women to die so they could 'rescue' an incursion force.

That was what i witnessed. So i want everyone to know what happened, i want everyone to question these so called 'allies' brought over and paid for in blood.

I want everyone to know these so called allies 'came through a tear'... and let everyone make a decision now that they have this report from someone who was the first in, the first taking a nearly fatal blow from the abominations, the first to try and respond the way we always do to a tear. try and close it, kill anything that comes through... but the regional council wouldnt let us this time. They were too busy sacrificing agents to feed that tear and keep it open and to busy shaking hands with what came through.

Thats what happened. Ask anyone who was in that basement. The tear solidified and things came through and they welcomed them with open arms...

that is not what we do ... those are not our rules. close the tear... kill what comes through... those are our rules...

Eli Fallen


From: John Tyler <jrtyler2176@gmail.com> Date: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:57 AM To: us-accord-ic@lists.mindseyesociety.org


Okay, you know, I don't normally get in on this shit, but I was there in that basement. I watched as the abominations, servants of the truth, tried to CLOSE the tear. They did not want this "incursion". They were afraid of this "incursion". Before this weekend, we thought, in our arrogance, that our universe was the only one. We were wrong. The truth is trying to subjugate and devour our reality as it has done to others before. The REFUGEES from one of these fallen realities came through seeking asylum. The Truth comes from outside our reality, but not everything outside our reality is the Truth. I can draw you a Venn diagram if you need one. They have nothing left to go back to. I was one of the people stupid enough to go through that tear. And yes it was stupid. I lost an arm and an eye, and may never be able to fully function again. But I have seen what happens to a reality that the truth has devoured. And I'll tell you that if that was happening to us, I would move heaven and hell to get myself and others to whatever safety I possibly could. And I would do it in the hopes that if my reality could not be saved, at least maybe there would be the chance that I could help to prevent it from happening somewhere else. These REFUGEES have knowledge of what tactics failed. If we can't get our heads out of our asses long enough to learn from that knowledge, then maybe we don't deserve the reality we're defending.

Ray Johnson Order of the Truth Breakers Providence, RI


And now that you walked into a tear... and came back... im supposed to still believe you are you... just take that at faith that you are now telling me the 'truth' and... not think you are selling me a line so that I will let more incursion through...

A soldier ... came back injured to play on my sympathies and make me want to rescue you... or... a lie... a ploy... a trick to get more of their incursion onto our side.

we have rules...

close the tear... kill whatever comes through... the rules used to be simple.

people died or came back warped... missing an arm and an eye.... or warped... missing the soul that used to make this one of ours... it came through a tear... our rules used to be clear

it came through a tear... kill it... close the tear...

I believe i have made my position clear. Even you admit I am not lying about the events.

so what do we do... do we obey the old rules... or do we shake hands with an incursion and leave the tear open on purpose...

Brother Eli Fallen


Don't trust me? Ask my friends and cell mates. They can verify that I am who I say I am. And while I do not dispute your version of events, only your particularly, hell zealously, skewed spin. You told only the parts that supported your argument while leaving other parts out, I can only assume intentionally. As for rules, I believe that rules are made for the betterment of society. The second we use them to zealously grind compassion and humanity beneath our heel, then I believe those rules have become a danger. Yes there are rules. And there are exceptions. You automatically assume that they are evil. Well I hope you know the old saying of what happens when you assume. If not ping me off list. No need to spew your ignorance any further before the crowd.


Ray Johnson Order of the Truth Breakers Providence, RI

Could you please share the parts of the story that Eli has conveniently skipped. Telling us that we should trust you, there is more to the story and leaving out those parts doesn't help anyone come to a conclusion. As far as I have seen Eli has provided the most complete, concise description of events. His single minded jealousy does not change the facts of the case.

There are so many questions left unanswered and unasked. How did the regional council know that this particular Tear held refugees? If the councilors were the only ones contacted by these outsiders, how did the outsiders know specifics on who to contact? The Pope has been seen to control Tears, what mechanism prevented the Pope from exerting his mastery over this specific Tear? Who has custody of these refugees?

Eli has a valid concern. How do we know that we are not dealing with a brand new type of abomination? For all we know these refugees are the Truth's version of the T-1000.

- Logos

Edit: It should read "single minded zealotry." Damn auto correct.

- Logos

Reports of events in Manchester, Friday August 23rd

(Ooc note, this was day one of NERE Accord)

Responding to the fact that the CUT pope was arriving in town, I and many other agents of the Accord made our way to a rendezvous in Manchester. The cut has no church there. No presence. WHY would the pope be there.

A question to be answered.

....

Arriving many different Cells from across the north east and east central pockets of the accord were present.

At first no one knew what to do about things. there were arguments about setting up plans.

I joined a group who mapped out the planned travel route for the CUT pope upon arrival, to the location the cut planned to front a new soup kitchen, and the spot he would make a television appearance, shake some hands, kiss some babies, and donate some cash to hide his lies.

We mapped out the entire route... i recommended to the other changelings we set up a sniper attack to take out the cut pope... i was over ruled. Something about to dangerous, would let something even nastier out into reality doing more harm than good.

Returning to the planning area, I joined a group tracking down rifts/tears.

We followed up on a local news story, of a boombox falling out of the sky and hitting a bum on the head. Turned out there was a mini tear opened by a corrupted artifact.

I used my social charms to gather all the information needed for my team.

Sometimes it pays to be a demon. No one can resist my social urging. Everyone gives in to the lust of wanting to please me.

We found the corrupted boom box, and one of the occult masters in the team determined it was missing a cassette tape... that powered the corrupted artifact and made it open tears.

I had to break my own rules and call on my cults... ask them to predict me the future... i felt bad about it.. but we needed the information.

One of my prophets knew where the cassette tape had ended up. A pawn shop. The idiot bum had taken the tape out and pawned it because of what it turned out to be.

A private Nirvana Recording studio tape. From the day after Kurt Kobain died. Only on this tape... the pretty boy was still alive and recording. On this tape... New York suddenly had to declare martial law due to a threat from an 'incursion' on this tape new york was wiped out in some kind of bombing/possibly nuclear....

This tape talked about events that had never happened, a time line that didn't match up with reality... and the occult experts knew it came from a corrupted/nearby different version of reality. One where there were differences... one where the Truth had already long been eating their reality. One where they were losing. One where kurt kobain was still alive and recording some sad music the day after his suicide in our universe.

enough about the tape...

Notes on this tracking/recovery team

Participants...

Myself - Brother Eli Fallen, Crossroads Lust Demon extraordinaire... social manipulator and demon assassin from hell... well arcadian hell I am a changeling and there are more than one type of demon in the accord. Charlie Finnigan - some kind of cat shifter... I dont know enough about the lycantheropes to know his exact race. But he is a fighter sure as hell. He was our group leader for this mission. The Mouse Shifter - a rat lycantherope of some kind(I the player didnt write down this character name, but my character knows it and gives it in this report, the mouse shifter was played by the player Sister Wheeler from New York City) The Fbi agent - Dustin - a Human Wizard of some kind I should really learn about the other types of creatures in the accord... especially after learning there are many types of demons not just people from the 9 layers of hell where I come from. The Cop - Human - He said his name was Rusty - yah - like pure human... rare but it happens i guess.

having recovered this corrupt artifact we once more returned to the planning ground.

turns out other tracking/recovery teams brought back other corrupted artifacts from tears opening around the city. one of the teams brought back an exact duplicate of the boom box like ours, but this one came with no tape - odd

triangulating the tear locations on a map of the city - I and my completely new team realized the small tears dropping artifacts were forming a perfect circle... we triangulated the exact center of this circle and found it centered on an abandoned tenement building...

we decided to scout it out...

approaching the building we could feel the very fabric of reality pulsing in a gut wrenching shift of reality...

I picked the lock on the front doors so the team could sneak in. We could feel the pulse coming from below our feet.... so we snuck down to the basement.

There ... along one whole wall of the basement was a MASSIVE pulsing with energy green/yellow tear in the fabric reality... two abominations flanked either side of the tear... running their hands along the rippling energy edge... every now and then the abominations would lose a grip on the tear sliding their hand along the energy and this is what caused reality to pulse in a gut wrenching pull spreading out in a wave from the tear... we could feel the danger to reality inside our very beings... every cell screaming that this energy was wrong...

the two abominations were huge. each the size of a truck. (ooc note size 7) Since this scout team was 4 people, myself included... and this tear was big... we decided we needed to call in reinforcements.

Participants in this team who tracked down this massive tear.

Myself - Brother Eli Fallen, Crossroads Lust Demon extraordinaire... The Pretties - a pair of Spring Fairest... funny to run into more changelings of my court in the accord... The Duke _ a Wizard of some kind...

Reinforcements arrived I delivered the status report, telling everyone about the two abominations and massive tear in the basement.

The decision was that WE MUST close this tear.

I was the first in. I led people down into the Basement.

I was the first into the room. I was the first to grab the attention of the Abominations...

I walked right up to them... and said... "Hello Gentlemen, what are you up to today..."

The abominations ignored me. They continued running there hands along the energy of the edge of the Tear... forcing pulse ripples of anti-reality energy to warp out from the tear again and again...

"Close it" came an order from the back.

We began attempting to close it... willpower, blood, emotion... you name it... the fuel of our very beings were poured into closing the tear... and it began to close... and then the Abominations acted... the one that appeared to be made of CANDY... yes... Candy... attacked the group of us. It passed right through me, and the two pretties.... being what we are, we were intangible ... immune to its attack.

we continued to try and close the tear as combat broke out all around us.

then someone in the back pissed off the other hulking abomination.. the one made of metal... it shot out its arm at the accord agent, and impaled him with a 8 inch hole in the middle of his gut and out his back... the agent fell...

I dropped intangibility and lit into the abomination with dual guns... it ignored my bullets as the metal only made it stronger... damn that was a dumb move on my part... it lashed out and ripped into my gut with the metal blades of its foot stepping on me like i was an ant... (4 aggravated damage to my stomach)

(ooc note at this point the aanst accord went into narration, handing out damage/mutations/etc in exchange for allowing us to defeat the two abominations ... but in the narration the tear was solidified into a doorway.. i am not sure how to detail this narrated play by play of everyone getting to do something cool and take damage, so describe it as an ooc mechanic of the storytellers choosing)

back to the ic report:

We defeated the Abominations but the Damage was done... the tear was open fully... and out stepped a ... pale strange woman...

with no hesitation... I lifted my pistols once more... and pulled the trigger... It had come through a tear... our rules are simple...

if you find a tear.. close it... if you find a tear and something comes through kill it... for it will be an incursion against reality...

The agent next to me knocked my gun aside... he was a regional councilor from far away from where i live.

He knocked my gun aside and demanded to know what I was doing.

IT CAME THROUGH A TEAR ... I said... expecting that to be the obvious answer...

STAND DOWN he ordered... and everyone hesitated.. everyone stepped down... everyone waited...

and he stepped up to the woman... and shook her hand...

Some of us tried to resist... we tried to close the tear... but we were stopped... ordered down...

they took the woman off to protect her, and talk to her.... the regional council sent people into the tear... Charlie Finnigan spoke out on my side...

others did too... we were threatened with death because we were resisting orders... getting in the way... they sent people in to the tear... and only some came back all warped...

more creatures pale and twisted came out of the tear... and they protected them and shook there hands...

they broke the rules... the rules used to be simple...

if a tear is found close it... if something comes through a tear... kill it... its an incursion against reality...

The regional Council broke the rules...

I was told they (the regional council) had an empathic connections with those beings from the other side... that they were being called to rescue them and bring them over to our side... sounded like mind control to me but i cant prove anything.

If i were a paranoid man... i would question this even further... but all i can do is give out my perspective. all i can do is tell you what i saw.

The regional councilors ordered that we NOT close a tear. For the first time since i joined the accord, they wanted the tear left open.

They ordered people into it, including sending in a regional councilor named Dr. Kane. everyone that went in either didn't come back, or came back so warped and messed up they are not who they once were any more. They shook the hands of those coming through after sacrificing soldiers of the accord to keep that gate fed with blood and keeping it open. They caused good men and women to die so they could 'rescue' an incursion force.

That was what i witnessed. So i want everyone to know what happened, i want everyone to question these so called 'allies' brought over and paid for in blood.

I want everyone to know these so called allies 'came through a tear'... and let everyone make a decision now that they have this report from someone who was the first in, the first taking a nearly fatal blow from the abominations, the first to try and respond the way we always do to a tear. try and close it, kill anything that comes through... but the regional council wouldn't let us this time. They were too busy sacrificing agents to feed that tear and keep it open and to busy shaking hands with what came through.

That's what happened. Ask anyone who was in that basement. The tear solidified and things came through and they welcomed them with open arms...

that is not what we do ... those are not our rules. close the tear... kill what comes through... those are our rules...

Im told after the fact that the regional councilor who knocked aside my gun was a demon, but not a demon like me... a demon named Harkin. i am not sure about that... i never met the man until he followed me down into that basement... he had been standing next to me when the woman stepped through... he was the one that knocked my gun aside and the one that ordered me and everyone else to stand down

the regional council as a group ordered the tear be kept open... they threatened us, they broke the rules... This report was written by Brother Eli Fallen


Well, first off, as I said earlier, abomination servants of the truth were actively attempting to close the tear from this side. They were so engrossed in this that they ignored a large force until attacked. Have you ever seen them be less than interested in us? Second, the resonance of the tear was said to be that of immense hope. I have no means of determining such things, I'm only going on the word of those who can. This is the first tear I have ever heard of that did not have a distinctly negative emotional resonance. Third, I've seen things that have come out of tears before. Never have I seen them fully assimilate themselves to our reality. They've always been walking sores distinct and separate from what is around them. The refugees are not like that. They are fully here and part of our reality as far as I could tell. As for how the councilors knew they were there or where they are now, damned if I know. I'm back with my own cell recuperating from my wounds.


Ray Johnson Order of the Truth Breakers Providence, RI

That is odd, but I have actually seen an abomination just open a tear and leave with the tear closing behind it. I Don't know, this all seems extremely odd.

James ic report from brother eli fallen part 2

having recovered this corrupt artifact we once more returned to the planning ground.

 turns out other tracking/recovery teams brought back other corrupted artifacts from tears opening around the city.  one of the teams brought back an exact duplicate of the boom box like ours, but this one came with no tape - odd
triangulating the tear locations on a map of the city - I and my completely new team realized the small tears dropping artifacts were forming a perfect circle...

we triangulated the exact center of this circle and found it centered on an abandoned tenement building...

we decided to scout it out...
approaching the building we could feel the very fabric of reality pulsing in a gut wrenching shift of reality...
I picked the lock on the front doors so the team could sneak in.

We could feel the pulse coming from below our feet.... so we snuck down to the basement.

There ... along one whole wall of the basement was a MASSIVE pulsing with energy green/yellow tear in the fabric reality...

two abominations flanked either side of the tear... running their hands along the rippling energy edge... every now and then the abominations would lose a grip on the tear sliding their hand along the energy and this is what caused reality to pulse in a gut wrenching pull spreading out in a wave from the tear... we could feel the danger to reality inside our very beings... every cell screaming that this energy was wrong... the two abominations were huge. each the size of a truck. (ooc note size 7) Since this scout team was 4 people, myself included... and this tear was big... we decided we needed to call in reinforcements. Participants in this team who tracked down this massive tear. Myself - Brother Eli Fallen, Crossroads Lust Demon extraordinaire... The Pretties - a pair of Spring Fairest... funny to run into more changelings of my court in the accord... The Duke _ a Wizard of some kind... ic report from Brother Eli Fallen Part 3

I was told they (the regional council) had an empathic connections with those beings from the other side...

that they were being called to rescue them and bring them over to our side... sounded like mind control to me but i cant prove anything.

If i were a paranoid man... i would question this even further...  but all i can do is give out my perspective.  all i can do is tell you what i saw.  
The regional councilors ordered that we NOT close a tear.  For the first time since i joined the accord, they wanted the tear left open.  
They ordered people into it, including sending in a regional councilor named Dr. Kane.  everyone that went in either didn't come back, or came back so warped and messed up they are not who they once were any more.

They shook the hands of those coming through after sacrificing soldiers of the accord to keep that gate fed with blood and keeping it open. They caused good men and women to die so they could 'rescue' an incursion force.

That was what i witnessed.  So i want everyone to know what happened, i want everyone to question these so called 'allies' brought over and paid for in blood.  
I want everyone to know these so called allies 'came through a tear'... and let everyone make a decision now that they have this report from someone who was the first in, the first taking a nearly fatal blow from the abominations, the first to try and respond the way we always do to a tear.  try and close it, kill anything that comes through... but the regional council wouldn't let us this time.  They were too busy sacrificing agents to feed that tear and keep it open and to busy shaking hands with what came through.  
That's what happened.  Ask anyone who was in that basement.  The tear solidified and things came through and they welcomed them with open arms...
that is not what we do ... those are not our rules.  

close the tear... kill what comes through... those are our rules...

Im told after the fact that the regional councilor who knocked aside my gun was a demon, but not a demon like me... a demon named Harkin. i am not sure about that... i never met the man until he followed me down into that basement... he had been standing next to me when the woman stepped through... he was the one that knocked my gun aside and the one that ordered me and everyone else to stand down

the regional council as a group ordered the tear be kept open... they threatened us, they broke the rules... This report was written by Brother Eli Fallen

There, I have given you a play by play of everything that happened.

Every single bloody thing.

I cant be more open and honest.

You can make your own decisions.

I am just one... and this report is from my perspective... i am willing to make arrangements to have the veracity of this report verified by any and all agents who want to know if i am tale spinning or speaking true.

I care about everything i have said very deeply. I want you informed to make your own decisions.


Brother Eli Fallen


When the question comes down to which of two scenarios is true, every piece of information is important. The uniqueness of the events described would be the same if we accept the facts at face value that refugees from another reality escaped from a Truth infested world, or if we assume the Truth devised a clever ploy to place operatives close to our heart.

The Truth shifting tactics and being subversive seems more likely then agents from another universe punching a hole in reality to escape a world in which the Truth already won. In either scenario information about the enemy can be gathered. Accepting these refugees with open arms is ill advised and dangerous. They should be quarantined and thoroughly examined.

- Logos

I am right up here with Logos, These *agents* should not be given free rein or info unless bound by pledge and having there mind invesgated, through dream or will

James Sauliner

This bickering is tiresome. But I do see a member of my cell has gotten involved.

I will recount my memory of what happen.

I had been in search of a cell mate, Havok, with the company of another cell mate, Ray, when we came across the first tear. Several members of the Accord were a head of us but there were indeed two abominations. They were indeed trying to close the tear. However they were not afraid of this tear they were closing off the escape of the refugees but we did not know this until later.

Reacting with normal protocol I initiated the closing of the tear, when another member identified that the tear was resonating hope. I charged my being with the "hope" that the Accord can stop the Truth and funneled an immense amount of power into the tear. Instead of closing it shuddered and threw the abominations off and.. and... it stabilized. Not like a tear with a gaping sucking in of all reality but like a stable door way. The metal abomination really didn't like this and decided to remove my spine.

I watched as another member was dragged into the rift and the others destroyed the abominations. Reinforcements arrived and gaped at the opening, several ignoring my mangled corpse a few feet away from an open tear. Then a woman came out of the portal, some opened fire and the bullets either did not land their mark or failed to fire. Under normal circumstances this would have been the proper course of actions. I do not believe this was a tear made by the Truth.

Regardless I do not trust these refugees, they are from another plane and thus are outsiders. I did spend time to to test them as taught by Red Tape. They had moderate levels of RQ and they were free from corruptions or mutations. For this reason I will give them the rope to hang themselves.

I want to know more about them. I want to use them in any capacity to fight the Truth. I even want to trust them, but for now they are as known as any other believer out there. Make no mistake there are numerous worlds out there and entities make there way to our reality from time to time. Usually, but not always, they are a harm to our reality and they get spit back out by reality's own immune system.

As to Ray, I know he is Ray and not some doppelganger, as to the others I cannot speak for them.

If you have specific questions please ask me, as I had the unique vantage point of the events. Otherwise stand down and get some research done on these refugees.

-Gabriel Helm Sensei, Sakura no Hanna Ryu


A few clarifications that you hopefully do not find tiresome.

First, you say someone was dragged into the Tear. You failed to mention who did the dragging. It is easy to assume one of the abominations, but with the strange behavior they exhibited this is unclear. Also, we have yet to receive a full list of who passed through the Tear and returned. I believe this information to be pertinent in future dealings.

Second, by what method are you sure that Ray is not corrupted by the Truth? The last agent to return alive through a rift was Langley. I do not know the full particulars of that case, but I do know where the Accord's trust in him led.

Third, how are we to research these new arrivals? No one has given access or even information about where they can be found. Understandable, as it seems some members of the Accord are eager to destroy these outsiders.

- Logos


From my vantage the "candy monster" grabbed the victim and threw them into the tear. I did not recognize the victim from my angle.

I can't go into details as to the exact method of confirming his identity due to binding obligations. For that you must trust my word, I am sorry I cannot offer more. As to whether he was corrupted, he is sitting in our medical bay and I personally performed multiple rituals over him confirming his RQ has not risen nor has he become corrupted. As the local cell leader I have access to the tools to perform this.

I am not a researcher, well not a very good one. I believe the Vault is most specialized in this area. I would like them to go under their scopes and scanners to see what we can glean. It would be a show of good faith if they did this willingly. Should someone have direct contact with them please pass this suggestion on.

-G.H.


Thank you,

I can not merely trust your word Mr. Helm, or Gabriel whichever you prefer. Not that I think you are lying. I fully believe that you are reporting truthfully to the best of your knowledge. However, you could be mistaken. I am sure Langley went through similar precautions after traveling through a Tear. As we do not truly understand the process behind travelling through a Tear, we can not rule out that Ray is a cleverly constructed duplicate.

However, I do not know of any method to rule this out. This is not a subject of expertise, so perhaps there is a method out there. Would your cell mate be willing to submit to independent verification, as you are unable to submit the details to your methodology.

- Logos

Logos,

Take care you do not become the tiger chasing his own tail. Trying to prove a negative is futile endeavor. At some point we must have faith in something. What I can tell you is that something that only reacts to Ray reacts to this Ray, there is no better test I have to prove who he is. Beyond that, I just know it is him.

Let us not pound sand on this point though. Do you have other questions? GH

As I said, I am not an expert. I understand the difficulty in proving a negative. However, you are unable to share the methods you are using to make your assertion. Without that information, there is no way to judge the strength of your claim. The interactions between Ray and this something, could be replicated. For all I know, the something you refer to is his pet cat. I do not push you for more information because I understand the difficulties of being oath bound, as I assume you are. However, I do not believe it is unreasonable due to the extreme circumstances of this situation for your cellmate to submit to an independent analysis. If I were acting without faith, I would have concluded that Eli is correct.

I have no authority to make any demands upon either of you. However, I have faith that the logic of the situation will compel you to take the right course of action. If nothing else, it would help deter others who would more quickly assume that anything that had passed through a Tear is an enemy.

- Logos

I would detract a bit from the concern on this topic for but a moment. Ignoring the intent of these beings or the validity of those returning. Had it occurred to anyone that, the weapon to fighting the "Unreality" might be right in front of us? It opens tears to get to us, and to other worlds. It is obviously possible for other worlds to open tears to us, better or ill not mattering for the moment. So then, by a simple following of logic, while logic is still valid in this reality of course, a Tear could be opened up to the Unreality.

Please for the love of all we fight for, do not try this alone, unsupervised, and/or prematurely. Don't even dance around my words by doing it with your buddy(not alone), supervised by your drunk cell mate(unsupervised), and waiting till you climax after sex(prematurely). My idea might be the answer, but done wrongly and we will lose in one night what we've fought for so long to protect. My idea might also be the worst one ever and could be the doom of us.

Anju; Walks-Two-Paths


Hello everyone.

Ideas are indeed dangerous - Miss Anju - and I would recommend exercising prudence in the future when spreading ideas that you deem such. By sharing the idea, a seed is now planted and it is one that will grow no matter how you attempt to salt the earth with your pleas that people ignore the very idea you have shared. It will take root in the minds that have been exposed to it. It is certainly a valuable subject to research but such ideas should be brought to responsible and private parties for examination and research before being shared on our public forum.

Similarly, I would request that everyone involved in this conversation take several steps back from it and allow it to rest for a time. Debating on a forum like this will not bring anyone closer to a resolution. Reports should be gathered by a designated party and examined for consistencies in order to arrive at a rational conclusion, before a report can be made to the regional councils for a decision concerning our new guests. Brother Fallen is obviously disturbed by what he saw but his feelings are certainly not unreasonable given the circumstances. Similarly, those who wish to bear out the situation and see what fruit it offers us are also not unreasonable in their desire.

Please be patient with your comrades.

- 43 - Representative to the Regional Council of Outsiders, Japan - Special Superintendent of International Operations, Chotokubetsu Somubu


43, It has been my experience that on any given day, any member of this Accord can be responsible. This idea was shared freely because I do not truly believe I am unique in seeing it. Indeed, those very members you would wish such a seed to never be planted in, are, the people most likely to have seen it. I say this, because, I am one of those people. It was my split second impulse to try and open such a portal myself.

Fortunately I was alone, and while I spend large amounts of time alone, far more then is healthy I'm sure, I don't act against the Unreality or it's kind alone. My passion is strong and when the chance is presented to be unrestrained I will dig my claws as deep into my target as I'm able. I do not know if I would be able to open such a rift myself, but I will not lie to you. The temptation to try here and now is very strong. However, I would be a fool to succeed.

So, in closing, I would like to think that I can trust those of you who's gut reaction isn't to do the stupid thing. Let those of us who would; know your going to look into it, and even invite us along when it's go time. I will continue to try to be an open voice of wisdom without becoming too likable. After all, you'll feel worse the day I eventually fall in battle if you like me.

43, on the Aside, in the future I would prefer if you called me Walks-Two-Paths. As Anju is my name for only one path. If, I find you share that path, then I would welcome that name by you.

Anju; Walks-Two-Paths


Mr. Fallen,

Evidence mounted through the evening that the tear we were encountering was different than others. We found multiple artifacts from an alternate reality. These were *not* Corrupted artifacts, but relics from another timeline. That distinction is both crucial and unique in our operations. And when we approached that Tear, we found 2 Abominations attempting to close it. There were decisions that needed to be made based on the evening's evidence.

I am not an all-star. I am an Accordist. I lead New York's Rattle Watch cell, and in the absence of our Councillor, I am New York City's ambassador. Of those on-site when the vampire came through the Tear, I was the ranking officer. And you're damn right that I knocked your gun shot away. Because the situation was not as simple as you believed it to be, and you acted in haste. "Get her, Ray" is not a plan, and you rushed to action. If I could do it all again, I would.

I will remember that you told me so. I will refrain from doing the same because there's too much work to do.

- John Harkin Captain of the Rattle Watch Grandmaster of the Gatekeepers Not a demon


Just a different perspective. If these people have been formally granted entrance to the Accord, then the High Council has granted it. I have to take an awful lot from the nightfolk on faith, and I do not believe the High Council to be infallible. However, if the Truth can fool the entire High Council on such a massive level in such a short span of time, we might as well lay down our arms right now. That being said, we should not assume that these new arrivals operate under the same rules as we do. It has already been mentioned that one of these new vampires was perfectly happy to light himself on fire...something that Accord 101 says would be a Bad Idea. In the same token, there may be other important differences. Accord 101 says that a vampire's bite isn't actually infectious like all the stories say. That might not hold true for the new arrivals.

TL;DR - If the High Council is cool with it, so am I...but don't assume that new allies are a unilateral blessing. Theodore Byron

> We found multiple artifacts from an alternate > reality. These were *not* Corrupted artifacts, but relics from another > timeline. > Grandmaster,

I don't know if I got a chance to tell you but the artifact we recovered from ward 6, a shard of a blade, it existed in our world as well as Twilight and Shadow. Should any research teams be working on them that might be an important aspect.

-G. H.

Gabriel,

All artifacts existed in all realms. Here, in the Material, they appeared solid. In Shadow or the Depths, or even their Twilight reflections, they were not solid. They phased in and out of reality as they tried to become part of this universe.

Silas Magnus


To be fair, we are talking about the relics gathered from Manchester, and not any actual Corrupted Artifacts, yes?

~Howls with Mirth


Howls,

Correct.

There are a lot of details still be sorted about Manchester, but the important ideas are:

1) It was not a tear, it was a portal. 2) The Enemy was trying to prevent our access to it, and close it, as it allowed their enemies to aid us (the Refugees from the alternate reality where the Truth won). 3) The Refugees are Believers, who had fought the Enemy, with no mutations or corruptions, and wish to help us. 4) The people who were "in charge" were regional reps from the North East being aided by division and cell leaders. Not "all stars."

Now, a very important note. No one was ordered into that rift. Master Krieger and Grandmaster Magnus of the Gatekeepers volunteered to scout the portal, as is their duty, and attempt to rescue more of these refugees.

They did so of their own free will, in accordance with our Order's purpose.

Krieger died. Silas and the others returned. Valuable information was obtained from the other side, verifying the story we were told by the first refugee, Ms. Aisling Sturbridge.

-Jacques Lafayette Saunier Hierophant of the Gatekeepers Cell Leader of Puerto Rico

Well, that flipping weird. How did someone till the difference between the Portal and the Tear? Is there a fucking test we can apply, or does a Cell have to throw someone in a see if he comes back? This doesn't sound like shit that someone can tell from eye-balling it.

Marcus Jackson Defenders of the Alamo Commander South-Central Region Rep Guardian of the Accord

Well for one thing when you charge it with matching resonance it will stabilize into a doorway rather than close like a tear does. Beyond that I don't know how to tell.

-Gabriel Helm


All,

As this is a new phenomena for us to investigate and understand, we do not have rigid criteria for testing. It's a work in progress.

However, as mentioned before, two Abominations were attempting to close the rift, by literally pulling it shut with their hands, like someone trying to force their way into pants that were three sizes too small. When Arch shared his observation that the rift resonated with Hope, one of the Abominations immediately tried to throw him into it. When Gabriel spoke of Hope, the other Abomination put it's arm through his torso. Our enemy did not wish the rift open, so we gambled with it.

I don't claim that everyone involved knew precisely what they were doing. This is a first contact situation with an alternate universe. I am deeply upset to have lost Dr. Kane and Krieger. I had great respect for both of them and would never have ordered either of them, or any other members of the Accord, through that portal. I remember well what happened when cells went through Tears in 2008, what that cost us, and what that brought us in turn in 2010.

It has been observed that the enemy of my enemy may sometimes be my ally. I suspect that may be the case with these refugees in much the same fashion it has been for the various groups that make up the Accord. A meeting has been set with the Ambassadors. Discussion is happening and decisions will be made soon.

- John Harkin Captain of the Rattle Watch Grandmaster of the Gatekeepers

Hey, I can respect doing exactly the opposite of what an enemy wants. But if we were having Portals popping up all over the place, there might not also be a handy Abomination letting you know exactly what he doesn't want you to do with it.

But the short answer was, it was a shot in the dark and they got lucky. Kudos. It nice to see shit break in a positive way for once.

Marcus Jackson Defenders of the Alamo Commander South-Central Region Rep

 Guardian of the Accord

And when we were about to flood Hope through the main Rift, Felton Weathers himself appeared to stop us.

Regardless of what else happens in this war, we must keep Hope in our hearts.

- Silas Magnus


Being sent on a scavenger hunt for a Nirvana demo cassette recorded a day after Cobain swallowed his shot gun taught me something. Losing Doctor Kane and Krieger has taught me some thing. Gathering the pretty much most awesome bunch of Accord members to kill two Abominations, and nearly sacrificing my self for the female human torch and a dude who grew bigger than a two story building, taught me something. Watching things from another universe suddenly mean more than a guy I just went to hell and back taught me something. Watching these dudes from another dimension sprout black tentacle and and another whipping out a snake like tongues to attack an real Accord member, who had just killed two abominations with, only to be backed up by their new fan club also taught me something.

I'm going to do something rash, and not completely safe.

Charlie Finnigen Chasing the Sun over the Horizon

The enemy (which I refuse to honor by calling it the Truth) is powerful. It operates under its own rules, and it manipulates the rules of the realities it infests. If we as an Accord refuse to learn and adapt to the changing rules out there, we will have no chance at barring the enemy at the gates.

I was there when the first came through the portal. I had helped gather items that were not from this reality. Theories that these items were different from the typical unreality artifacts began circulating even before the doorway formed. The first part of the application of theory is the formation of said theory, followed by testing to verify or refute. The situation in Manchester had already shown that the typical response regarding tears may not have proven suitable. So, I see that the final events as a result of people taking a chance.

I do not believe that the High Council would make any hasty decisions. So, I would not be surprised if some sort of testing and vetting process is already being discussed.

I present this additional complication to consider. What if this event is not unique... but simply the first of many? Perhaps the rules have changed? I don't know. I will keep a watch.

As a Section Chief of the Vault focusing on the interactions of the various beings which comprise the Accord, I would be willing to head an effort on creating third-party verification of those who returned through the tear, or those who come from the other reality. Speak to me off list if anyone would like to pursue that further.

Finally, as someone who had lost more than one close associate through the multiple actions of Langley, I will say this. It was he who wanted to lead an army through a tear and take the fight to the enemy in its own home. He did not return until that fateful day 2 years later.

Be wary about the changes happening. Be wary. Be cautious. Ask questions. But do not allow paranoia to overrule all sense. Those are just my own words of advice.

Damodara Section Chief, The Vault Baltimore City Cell


I would point out something else too. Not to naysay our new allies or what knowledge they may have of the Truth but do keep in mind this:

"The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy. No more and no less."

They are not our allies - at least not yet. I support giving them the chance to become our allies, but not until they have proven themselves trustworthy.

Treat them with Respect, treat them as soldiers facing the same enemy. But trust must be earned.

~Howls with Mirth.


With respect to Harkin and Howls,

I'm going to toss my version of the saying they are working with into the pot.

'The enemy of my enemy is not my ally, but it's ok to work with them so long as I keep my knife at their back until I know what's up."

It's a bit verbose, but I feel it's the most accurate. At the very least we need to know what assets they had that we don't, what we have that they didn't, what they did that worked, what they did that failed, and most importantly: how they got here from there.

There may be other worlds out there. The extra-reality entity (ERE from now on), is potentially fighting a war on multiple fronts right now.

Something that I'd wager is only possible because it is an uncoordinated

mess of people in multiple universes effectively flailing in the dark at a target they only have part of the picture of. At the very least we can share information.

Felton showed that he can travel via the tears with little to no difficulty. What if his super scary powers are something that is known somewhere else and they know a way to deal with it. Suddenly the guy that makes most of a room full of members of the Accord sworn to take him down step back could be downgraded to that same room standing their ground.

- Jack Cooper, member of the Rattle Watch Isn't that just a rephrasing of what I said?

I'm quoting the *Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries* by the way. Say what you might, they are fairly accurate outlooks.

However, I disagree on one point - I don't think it's flailing away in the dark. Unlike what little I've been told of other incursions I've heard about in the past, the Outsider that was originally called the Truth seems to be fairly organized. Its biggest weakness is that it is dependent on servants in our reality to open these gateways. It has a tried and true practice that allows it to form beachheads in our reality and expands it's grip. It has not been necessarily the most effective, but again, it is working through cat's paws and is learning the specifics of our reality.

I can't help but wonder what happens to a reality that it has in its control.


Mine is more specific; considering how often I deal with laws that are so absolute that sometimes they are literally set in stone, specificity is key.

I said that WE were flailing about in the dark, as were any similar organizations that might exist in other realities. We know stuff, but there is a potentially unlimited amount of knowledge about the ERE that we don't have that could help us.

- Jack Cooper

I apologize for misreading your missive.

~Howls with Mirth


Actually this is an interesting point. Who knows if these tears are not other realities trying to open a portal to our own to escape their reality. Their act of fleeing might be the initial cause. We definitely need more focused study on them but how can we if their so dangerous to be open.

-G.H.


From what I saw walking through the rift into a reality where just that has happened, once it's taken over the whole thing it seems to break it down into nothing. Easier to consume and digest most likely. Sort of an extra dimensional Galactus.

Ray Johnson Order of the Truth Breakers Providence, RI Accord Status 3