Secret Time III: After the Fall

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Iä! Hear me, Laverna! Let he or she or they who steals this holy knowledge (henceforth THE STUFF) be marked in thy indelible ichor till the stars cease their grinding courses. Let his or her or their soul(s) be in thy claws and thy merciless mandibles and womandibles and theydibles; let he or she or they feel the full and endless penalty which be the torture of those who slight the occult copyright, version two point six point six point six! In nomine Iok-Sioth Assoc, amun!

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The Age of Decay
(30 000 to 10 000 BCE)

All the arts and sciences of Atlantis are forgotten. Numerous false religions rise up, all worshipping long-dead kings of Atlantis or confused memories of them. Civilization seems dead: the waters that swallowed Atlantis do not recede, for they are not a flood, but a shift in the heavens: what was formerly a part of the cloud-vault, a shimmering wetness, is now fallen down, and the sun glows yellow in a raw sky. The years pass slow as those that survived shuffle towards oblivion, giving birth to ever lesser sons and daughters. The years get colder; glaciers creep from the mountains, swollen with the water-mist that hangs over the ruins of Atlantis. Some whisper the glaciers will come to cover all; and in that white oblivion the world shall end. Some even wish that quiet day would come quicker. Ten thousand years of despair pass; it is not until then (c. 20 000 BCE) that the glaciers slowly start to recede; and though Atlantis does not rise again, there is a small amount of hope in the hearts of men --- but change is slow in the coming.

In the early years of this dark period, Mauzaz dies leading the Yis to a war against Egypt; he had lived a thousand years after the fall. The Yis are nearly destroyed; but Egypt is devastated and the Pyramid of Barus is destroyed. Kiofsu, the new Egyptian king (see note), builds a lesser structure in its place, and has Barus's remains interred within the Sphinx that stood atop the original. With time the memory of Atlantis wanes, and the successors of Barus and Kiofsu become ever weaker. In 9999 BCE their chamberlain, Cipan-Ahsu, usurps the throne; the survivors of the Atlantean court flee south and form the Empire of Kush. Soon after (5404 BCE), the realm of Cipan-Ahsu is overran by pale-skinned, hairless people from the western deserts, the "Egyptians" of later history.

The Decay of the Yis
(29 000 to 10 000 BCE)

The Yis, once the chosen people of Mauzaz, once the soldier elite of the Atlantean Outer Empire, more elevated than any save Atlantean themselves, are fallen. Mauzaz their master and maker is dead; what military might remained to them was crushed in the war against Egypt. Some descend to banditry, and with ease take over any barbarian tribe they want; these are the tribal gods of latter days, the heroes that came out of the sun, slew all the remaining dragons, and fathered a hundred children before demanding a burial that might enable them to rise again. Not one ever did; the light of Siragosa was extinguished, and Mauzaz was there no more to reward his loyal soldiers with life after life. There were only little lost men without the ability to rebuild what they had lost: thus always with the warrior who's lost what he has vowed to defend.

These then are some of the name that echo futile glories long dead, and the fractious blood of the Yis: Ogmios, Nodens, Toutatis, Neton, Kutkh the Raven God of Hell, Hayk and Bel, Ullikummi, Wurrukatte, Sharruma, Dievas, Yama, Tutyr and Tyr, Faelvaera and Vera, Satana Saurana Bela, Aminon, Papaios, Thagimasidas of the Scythe, Baaduri, Kopala and Morige his master, Chuonnasuan the Old, Táltos the feller of the world tree, Gesar the Gesarian, Kain Lama Wolf, Temir-at-Beyl, Kalevipoeg, Lemminkäinen, Lalli, Otso Otsonpoika Otsolainen, Tursas, Perkunas, Vytautus, Zalmoxis, Kogaion, Malesocus, Boria, Iria, Armatus, Hodr or Hodor, Laran, Aga Memnon, Akilleus, Odisseus, Diomedes, Ajax the Two-Headed, Sarpedon Glaucus, Ziu, Vali and Vidarr, Gefjun, Hadak Ura, Tongoenabiagus, Tiermes, Svetovid, Triglav, Odmience, Pscipolnitsa, Raróg, Zduhać, Varpulis, and Zirnitra the Dragon.

Some were less demigod bullies, and made a feeble effort to raise an empire through more than mere bloodshed and progeny; these included the crafty captain Atys, and the rough queen Kubaba, and the disease-driver Loviatar, and Lauma the bitter northern queen, and Metenis the hooded, and Hel the ever-wise, and Morana the dark-skinned queen of the snows. Though there were men and women both among the Yis, by the virtue of the aspect of the barbarians they encountered the women found it much more difficult to be accepted as lords and leaders; even killing half the village might aid them none. Hence those women that gained a position of power usually had a band of Yis with them; and consequently what dominions they founded were better administered and generally more productive, before they too fell.

Some of the realms of the Yis descendants lasted a day; some a lifetime, perhaps ever a lifetime of one who has drank of the cup of Mauzaz; some lasted a few generations, a few a thousand years or a few thousand; but they were all sparks falling off a dead forge, stars tumbling off a dying sky; they were the glitter of a sword falling into a abyss, never to be taken up again. In the end, and before our current cycle of written history began, they all went into the night which is Oblivion, and from which is no return. Only whispers of their names remain.

The only exception was almost as badly tattered as the rest: but one particular desert tribe remembered, not any of the petty soldier-chieftain-god, but Mauzaz himself, the emperor with his serpent-headed staff, the protector who parted the waters of Atlantis's fall for them; but it was a long time before that tribe, with its tatters of glory, always redated to have happened just yesterday, amounted to anything.

The Age of Dreams (Australia)
(15 000 to 13 000 BCE)

A young, ambitious civilization rises on the continent of Australia, long a barren wasteland as a result of the Mu-Lemurian war. Though they have no access to earlier technology, they quickly develop flying machines and machines that step across a hundred miles in a breath, and machines that kill all liars; their capital is a vast tower honeycomb of red stone in the middle of a waste made green by their agricultural arts, on the shore of an inland sea which is no more.

In 13 541 BCE they send emissaries to Agartha-under-the-Himalayas. Denied Agarthan advice they venture to the southern polar ice on their own, suffer terrible losses in a war against the barbarian Bird People that live there, and eventually conquer the Aman-Nun-Tzenzkott shrine where a certain relic is held. They hesistate to use it, however, and the worm gnawing at their society brings a fiery death on them before they can take the necessary step. Of their capital, only the burned stump called Ayers Rock remains; of the civilization, only whispers of a Dream Time in the mouths of their descendants, the wise aborigines of the Outback. The Bird People retake Aman-Nun-Tzenzkott and retreat to the interior of the continent with the relic.

(13 000 to 10 000 BCE)

On the shores of a vast cold lake in the far north of what had long years ago been the dominion of Atlantis, a flax-haired barbarian, Chull, founds a kingdom. His tools are a tireless swordarm and a gift for giving influential men what they want: when he finally totters to a grave he rules ten proto-cities and has given then one language, one script --- the former his own, the latter something he had made, though it was beyond his ability to master. In a handful of generations the realm spreads round the half-moon shore, from one edge of the ice to the other, in a vast southward arc: its capital is named the same as the realm --- Valusia.

As was related above, Valusian discover many beautiful and useful things; but in the end they discover the truth of man's origins, not indifferent evolution nor the hand of a beneficent god, but the casual cruelty of vaster and unsympathetic beings. Valusia stagnates, and is overthrown by barbarians that have caught up with its arts of war, though lacking in the ways of peace.

As if to mourn Valusia's passing, the great cold lake drains away, and the last of the glaciers shuffle away from its dry shore and the ruins of great promise; nothing but a hostile wilderness remains. (By a curious coincidence, the city of the city of Valusia very much later became the site of a second capital --- Ottawa, on a spot that used to be on the shores of the Champlain Sea.)

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(back) --- This Kiofsu is not the later king Cheops, to which the construction of the "Great" Pyramid was mistakenly attributed. Cheops merely covered the pyramid with smooth limestone, the silver plates fashioned by Kiofsu having been stolen a long time ago.

The new pyramid of Kiofsu was 479 feet tall; for millennia the tallest man-made structure on earth, except Ayers Rock; but it was a small thing compared to the Pyramid of Barus, one thousand feet tall; or the Golden Pyramids of Atlantis, which outsiders mistook from mountains. The Goat Pyramid of Gibanda was 5000 feet tall; the "eight tipped pyramid" or the Cube of Ilarnek had sides 7000 feet long, and one tip the size of Kiofsu's pyramid buried in the stone of the Rock of Ilar to keep it upright. Then again, the original Atlantean pyramids were not entirely built of stone.

last updated: (Nov 30 2011)