Concordance and Malignancy
Updated: Feb 8, 2020
We hear many explanations for the way of the universe; of the battle between Good and Evil, Light and Dark, Ahura Mazda and Ahriman, Osiris and Seth....
On one side The Creator and on the other The Destroyer. Growth and Entropy. Order and Chaos.
It is, on the deepest level, humanity's most essential concern.
We prefer growth and continued life to the inevitable entropy of death. Obviously, if humanity were to have an enemy, it's face would be of that greatest of symbols of death.
We fear chaos because order is easier to control, to predict, to understand. Yet chaos is what many will tell us led to our unlikely existence. Order is actually the herald of stagnation and, ultimately, extinction. That which cannot adapt to change is doomed to die from it.
What does that mean?
Order vs Chaos
Since what we can determine to be the beginning of recorded Time, we've had stories about the Eternal Battle between Order and Chaos. Chaos was unpredictable and impossible to control, Order is the complete opposite but while Chaos is said to be easy, the Path of Order is a more difficult one to follow.
If you want to really understand how seductive and deceitful the power of Chaos is, I suggest a good read of my friend Graham McNeill's work.
So; Order = Good ; Chaos = Bad... right?
The Tales of Sable, Asmodeus, and The Stranger
Sable is someone who believes themselves damned and the spawn of evil. Rejected by their family and a danger to friends and enemies alike, he has led a solitary life on Earth for the past 9 millennia. Somehow, he arrived at his own determination of what is r