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Canticle Of Hope

It is a dangerous age. Central authority has all but disappeared, warlords great and small vie for control of the fragments of the Imperium, while the impotent Imperial Congress finds itself barely capable of governing a few neighboring systems.

For scholars, the final days of the Imperium were a dark time. Many of our Anthorph brethren disappeared, likely murdered by the lunacy of the Hundred Bloody Days. So much knowledge disappeared, so much wisdom extinguished in a last gasp of madness, fear and venom.

There are those, however, who strive to gather what has not been lost, and perhaps to unearth what has been. As humanity descends into a new dark age, we are driven to assure that the Second Decline is not as all-encompassing as the First.

Thus we, the scholars, historians and scientists, have endeavored, at times with no small cost and risk, to produce the Canticle of Hope, a hidden archive where the sum of human knowledge may be stored against the worst, and in the hope of better times. Though I have worked on this project, I do not know the location, nor can I say with any certainty the form in which the archives take. Though part of my despises the idea of hiding knowledge, even as I speak, the ruler of the Sabanian Empire demands that these archives be released into his “protection”. Some of my colleagues have already been taken prisoner, and I fear that the worst will soon happen as the Sabanians discover that our resolve is proof against even the execution of brethren.


  1. Anthorphs
  2. Hundred Bloody Days
  3. Imperial Congress
  4. Sabanian Empire
  1. Imperium Edition Index
  2. Hundred Bloody Days
  3. Second Decline
  4. Imperial Congress
  5. Sabanian Empire
  6. Anthorph
  7. First