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STARS BITTER DAWN is a story about love, gods, prophecy, and the defiance of such.
It follows a woman named Ruth on her journey through weirdspace and the friends and foes she meets along the way.
New chapters and updates will be uploaded here.
[[CHAPTER ONE.|c1landpage]]KZZZHT //FZZZHT//
STARS BITTER DAWN; CHAPTER ONE
[[>>>|c1pas002]]//DISCIPLE: This Was Never Your Story
DISCIPLE: This Was Never Your Prophecy
DISCIPLE: Why Defy It?//
You are Ruth.
Ruth is sitting in the palace of infinity, crying. She has... failed.
Riley is dead. Tokap is dead. Nix is dead. 8800 is dead. Fel is dead.
It's all failed.
You had a prophecy, you had a story; it's over now. You ripped out your soul rather than become a god and chose to persist in the doomed universe that created.
Weirdspace is the ashes of a dead god. You are that dead god. Without the replenishment this cycle, it's all falling apart.
//DO IT CHILD RIP OUT YOUR SOUL//
BECOME A GOD//
DISCIPLE: Ruth I Am Simply Failing to Understand
DISCIPLE: Nobody Wins Like This
DISCIPLE: It Seems So Pointless
DISCIPLE waits for a response
RUTH: I had no choice.
RUTH: [[...|c1pas004]]this was never your part to play
the beleagured saint, the unwilling messiah
its not for you!
but you have one more chance.
to dance with the devil.
to fulfill your destiny.
will you kill this timeline and [[take it?|c1pas005]]Ruth lay back, head to cold marble, and died. Peacefully.
You killed her. You took the chance.
Allow me to explain.
You arrived at an awfully prudent time, really; what you saw there was an old story. A story without a reader.
It was told. It was a doomed, ashen timeline.
But you took the chance! It's okay. Everyone lives again.
Let me [[explain.|c1pas006]]Let's start at the very beginning.
Thousands upon thousands of years ago, a god keeled over and died. Their ashes, what remained, created a dimension known as weirdspace. Gods are creatures of many multitudes; upon dying it split into a myriad spirit who are locked in forever, horrible-terrible peace to keep the universe afloat.
Ruth, the woman you saw, was that god. Every ten thousand years, this story is told over, and after its finished being told, weirdspace and normalspace lose their inextricable link and become places of darkness and despair.
Ruth failed because she defied the story.
She's a storybook character, unlike you and me; she has a prophecy, she has a destiny, she has a //plot.// But she dared to defy it.
I trust Ruth this telling of the story shan't do the same.
But your cooperation is [[essential.|c1pas007]][[CHAPTER ONE, UPDATE ONE.|c1pas001]]I know how the story ends, you see; I know what happens.
I will let you in on it.
This time around, Ruth accepts her destiny and chooses to ascend to keep the universe alive.
Don't tell them anything I tell you.
Let the play begin. Read well.