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Book of Knots

Book of Knots

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Published by Mr Mat
A role playing game based around Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol. A gothic atmosphere with interesting ideas. Source book with more developed characters, better art and ideas.
A role playing game based around Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol. A gothic atmosphere with interesting ideas. Source book with more developed characters, better art and ideas.

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Published by: Mr Mat on Jun 17, 2009
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The awful truth that the Caretakers cannot face, and that humankind is
yet ignorant of, is that Creation is, indeed meant for man. The primal
universe – a chaotic blizzard of “all” and “nothing” was far too unstable

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Book of Knots - Chessboard Seven

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Book of Knots - Chessboard Seven

for the development of anything requiring continuity (for example, life)
so the universe we know was created – three dimensions, with rules and
laws to keep it sane.

It was built with layers, each one providing a foundation (physical,
cosmological, metaphysical, philosophical, metaphorical, and so-on) to
make the Chessboard 0, the “nursery” for humanity, a rational, secure
place. A place where there could be an earth. A place where humankind
could develop language and culture and philosophy and art and religion,
and fnally reach a pinnacle of sophistication which would allow us to
contemplate the deepest mysteries of our existence.

The Caretakers are what they appear to be: the sentient counterparts
of the mechanized and autonomic Department of Works charged with
the responsibility for keeping the world together – for overseeing the
execution of the Great Plan.

Their pride and arrogance prevents them from seeing this though; they
reject it even though they are clearly smart enough and perceptive
enough to have all the evidence they need before them: they exist to
serve man. They do so by maintaining the universe in a state that permits
his existence and development.

And if they were introspective (they are not; they understand the concept
but fnd introspection a quality of lesser creatures), they would realize
that their own haughty fury is part of that plan as well: the force which
created Humanity and the Department of Works and the Caretakers
themselves, must have foreseen that as humankind developed the
Caretakers would react with envy and wrath, and flled with jealousy,
plot the annihilation of man.

That plan would inevitably set in motion the following events:

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