Background: Path of Cosmology

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  • Path of Cosmology

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    Twixt Sun and Moon, in grey twilight, you will find me there Where flame meets ice, and water flows, I will hold vigil
    Sea and sky, part for horizon, I ever seek it for you
    Death's cold hand and life's sweet song, I touch and hear and hope Here, in serenity, I await you. Always.
    — Poem for a lover by Lefendius, Sylvan Elf and student of Cosmology


    Our world is a fragile thing, a perfect pearl in a pounding sea. It is a miracle that the elements necessary for its creation aligned, and in the calm
    Here, at the eye of the storm, we see what those ideologues fail to. All life exists in a balance, shel- tered from the extremes of Chaos and Cosmos, yet made possible by a fusion of both.
    between opposing tides, our island of existence formed.
    In this institution, you will learn the ways of this balance. You will discover how to shape the equi- librium, the ease with which the hand of Cosmos grasps, or the world slides towards Chaos. Yet al- ways you must ensure its return to harmony.
    The Coatl teach of the power of Cosmos, worship- ping their prime qualities of order and structure above all others. Yet a world without change is a world frozen, doomed to an entropy which would eventually stifle life itself.
    Before you, you will find the scales of balance, and the candle of duality. Take them with you, and take the rest of the day to wander. Seek out the di- visions of our world: light and dark, land and sea, life and death, and observe the slender thread separating them. That is the subject of your fu- ture studies, and the source of our art.
    Worshippers of the Dark Gods take chaos and chance as their precepts, and claw at the foun- dations of the world. They are blind to their own failure to achieve perfect chaos, and the loath- some consequences of structure's collapse – even our very consciousness relies upon some small piece of order to maintain.
    — Lecture given to new students at Canreig University by Master Dratume

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