The Madness of the Puppeteer

The Journal is old, bound in leather, the handwriting is inconsistent as tho written by several different people. Some pages are in ink, some in charcoal, many appear to in be blood human or otherwise.

15/5/07
After the Judas disastrous attempt to wrest control of the academy. We thought the Emperor had turned his back on us. We where failures! We showed our hand too soon and where punished for it. We lost his grand gift to us. Our ace in the hole, our secret wepon, that which we could use to shepherd our flock into his light with no resistance. WE LOST THE EYE OF VIGILE TO A BUNCH OF MEDDLING KIDS! I thought this was the kind of think that the bards invented in the name of a good story, not the way that reality functioned!

However even in the darkest night the Emperors light my find you and find us it has. I have just received word that Tycho has acquired the Eye of Tolmurr. In his own words “All the sin of Tolmurr shall burn in the Emperors radiant glory”

I shall send him reinforcements, The confessors shall re build more glorious then before.

6/10/07
The Emperors light truly dose shine eternal on The Confessors. Where I not staring at it with my own two eyes i would not believe it to be true. The Eye of Vigile has just appeared in front of me on my desk!

We where in the middle of a meting, discussing how best to take advantage of our current position in Tolmurr, Figuring out the best way to get the disgusting half breeds of Shangri-la to destroy themselves and the sin filled land of Tolmurr to our benefit. When it just appeared as tho from thin air.

This is the answer to all our problems, with the Power of the Eye of Vigile the hearts and minds of the half breeds will be ours to use as we wish! We now have the potential to control something The Confessors have never had before, now we shall have an army!

16/10/07
The more I learn of this Eye the more of myself i seem to loose, some days like today i feel clear and certain in my mission in my purpose, But other days. Paranoia voices, its as tho i am losing my mind. I can now control lesser beings without effort it is as easy as moving one of my own limbs, but to be away from the eye is to be away from myself. It fills me with a void, I feel hollow without it.

18/10/07
The writing is messy near eligible most of the page is raves combinations of letters the make no scene
THEY DON’T TRUST ME ANYMORE, SINFULL ALL OF THEM ARE FILLED WITH SIN THEY SHALL ALL BURN BURN BURN!!!!!! IN THE EMPERORS ETERNAL GLORY!!!!

19/10/07
Days of lucidity grow less and days of madness grow grater, has the Emperor forsaken me? No he cant have this is just a test of my faith, to prove that i am worthy of his love, we are all filled with sin, he is giving me these trials so that i may be reborn pure, so that i may give judgment on this world in his stead.

The other Confessors grow uneasy i can feel there allegiances wavering. They think i cant hear them, but ohh I can hear them, They speak of replacing me!! TYCHO IS SANE, TYCHO IS HUMAN! TYCHO IS THE ONE WHO TRULY WALKS WITH THE LIGHT OF THE EMPEROR!!!

I must rid myself of him, His Alignment to the Eye of Tolmurr seems to render him immune to my ability. But those close to him are not so protected. One way or another the Confessors will turn on him and recognize my authority unquestioned! Tonight Tycho shall DIE!!!!!!!!!!

20/10/07
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY LIE TO ME, THEY HATE ON ME, THERE USEING ME,
THEY ARE MY ENEMIES!!!!!!

6/11/07
Days of lucidity are almost non existent now, where it not for the power of the mage hand I might find myself entirely mad. writing in this journal is all that seams to keep me alive.

Tycho new my plan he saw my attacks coming, I do not know how, but he turned my followers against me, Turned MY EYE AGAINST ME, its part of me now, he embedded it on my back, trapped me here! hung me in the middle of this field like a scarecrow TO DIE!

I long for death, beg the Emperor to let me die so that my sins may be forgiven, but the Eye it consumes me, I feel hunger BUT I DO NOT STARVE, I feel thirst BUT I DO NOT DIE

The cold of winter is app-on me, Emperor have mercy i will freeze to death in the long night.

1/1/08
It is time to stop waiting for my death, I SHALL NOT DIE, I CAN NOT DIE.
Scavengers came to pick at my half frozen body, they are now my scavengers beasts that flit in and out of existence i can see thru there eyes move thru there body, perhaps they will help me find an answer.

2/1/08
The small town is just down the road, there is a girl SHE IS CLEARLY SINFULL. Her hand glows bright and pink. my mind is hazy but i feel, I remember I KNOW the THE GLOWING HAND IS WHAT FOILED JUDUS. I don’t know how, I don’t know why but the glowing hand can stop the effects of the Eye, The girl is too far for me to take control of directly. But hanging here has given me an idea. I have allays liked Scarecrows.

10/1/08
THE USELESS SINFULL BITCH!!!! SHE CAME BUT SHE COULD NOT HELP, HE GLOWING HAND DID NOTHING SHE REACHED OUT TO TAKE ME AND I STAYED STUCK I STAYED TRAPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I walked her up a nearby tree and left her there to hang as punishment for being a useless BITCH, I think ill send one of my pets to hide the tree in-case someone comes looking for her, that’ll teach her….

25/1/08
My Scarecrows have seen something, a band of 6. All of them have glowing hands, BUT OF GREEN! This will be different these ones will NOT FAIL ME!!!!

27/1/08
I’M FREE!!!!!!! They have spunk ill give um that. Tho i still believe my death is impossible those basters sure made it feel like i almost died. The Dwarf with the bad Hairdo was the one who freed me in the end, all the others seemed to be resistant to my powers. But non of that matters now I AM FREE!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO. Perhaps me and my pets will follow the Green hands paths, see where they came from figureout what the green is and why it works so well.

After that tho I should pay my old Friends Compatriots a little visit. THANK THEM FOR LEAVING ME ON A STICK TO DIE!!!!!!!

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