Mortal flesh will fail. The flesh of the outsiders is not flesh, but power made manifest. It will not fail.

Mortals increase their numbers without fail; it is their one defining instinct. The outsiders desire to increase their numbers, for they are beyond life and death and cannot breed in any normal sense.

Mortals make compacts with the outsiders; in exchange for forbidden knowledge and power, they will allow themselves to become living laboratories for the outsiders. They will allow outsider seeds to be planted deep within, to bear strange fruits or none at all. The outsiders will permit this, knowing full well that most will be failures.

In time, the seeds will fruit, and all will have what they desire: power and long life for mortals, and outsiders to fill the cosmos with stars and screams.

  • Like what you see? Purchase a print or ebook version!