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Microscope Chronicle - Apotheosis

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Transcript of Microscope Chronicle - Apotheosis

A work of art
"The Apotheosis"
- depicting an ascension to godhood - from its creation to destruction

Legacy

The true nature
of apotheosis
Legacy

The God
Children
Legacy

Institutionalised
suppression of
women
Legacy

A thread of
continuous
performance
Focus

The Temple of Caligatus

Sexual / Religious Taboos

Jack Castellan

Betrayal
Yes

Representational art

Silence/Quietness

Mime as Art

Vigorous defence of Intellectual Property

Possession of art builds status

Tragedy follows artwork

Provenance

Cultural Imperialism
No

Space Aliens

Indisputable magic

Patronage

Writing as Art
Anchor

Emperor Caligatus
The subject of
"The Apotheosis"
Anchor

Vigulus
Creator of "The Apotheosis"
Anchor

Cyrus the Silent
Dedicated life to rediscovery of "The Apotheosis"
Anchor
Jack Castellan - Founder of the Tenek Movement
Called for the piece's destruction
START

Inspiration for
original work

L

Birth of Emperor Caligatus
L

Emperor Caligatus orders the foundation of the Temple
L

Vigulus and Caligatus's First Union
D
What taboo did Emperor Caligatus break in ordering the construction of the Temple?

Banned: Caligatus, Vigulus
Required: Keeper of the Heart Tree, Slave Overseer, The Mother

Answer: He made a religious building of stone rather than of a living thing

D
Why did Vigulus murder Caligatus after their third union?

Answer: Because he believed Caligatus was a god and should be allowed to ascend.

D


Creation of the work

L


Reformation

D


The Tenek Movement (Counter-cultural)

L

Vigulus arrives at the Temple to study mime
L

Vigulus watches the Spring-Heart Dance
L
Why did Vigulus stand by while the Spring-Heart Dancers were murdered?

Banned: Caligatus
Required: Keeper of the Heart Tree, Vigulus, Centurion

Answer: Because he is inspired by the beauty of the physical performance of the slaughter

D

Women barred from owning property
D

The Ishkalen Rites
L

The theft of "The Apotheosis"
L

The birth of the first of the
God Children
D
Why did Cyrus refuse to take part in the performance of The Apotheosis in which the God Child was conceived?

Banned: Caligatus
Required: Cyrus, the Mother Instructor, the Head of the Vigulus Mime School

Answer: The Head of the Mime School told him not to as the Ishkalen Rites were an adapted copy of The Apotheosis including full contact and sexual congress

D
Who performed the Ishkalen Rites with Cyrene the Mother Instructor and, with her, conceived the God Child?

Banned: Cyrus
Required: Cyrene, Head of Mime School, Lord of House Escher, Nicolodus the understudy

Answer: The Head of the Mime School (!)

D

The God's Eye
(Apotheosis)
L

Cyrus is murdered by
Caligatus III (God Child)
D
END

Passing from memory of the work

D
Anchor

Cyrus, son of Cyrus
Initiates the passing from memory

The God Children unite within the Tenek Movement
L

The Proclamation of the New God
D

The destruction of the Temple by the Tenek Movement
D

The May Discord: Tenek Movement splinters, Jack's wife forms 'The New Peace'
L

Jack Castellan denounces the Tenek movement and embraces the worship of Caligatus D

Jack Castellan performs the Apotheosis
D
Why did Jack Castellan accept the God Children within the Tenek movement?

Banned: None
Required: Jack Castellan, Jack's wife, a God Child

Answer: The God Children promised to end the Apotheosis (also it was stated that Jack was likely a God Child himself)

D
What aspect of the performance of the artwork offended Jack Castellan?



Answer: It was blasphemous to his god

D

The pogrom against the God Children
D

The Mourning (Apotheosis) Last Performance
L

Cyrus burns the Temple and the Mime School
L
Why did Cyrus, son of Cyrus, weep after he burnt the Temple?



Answer: Because he saw the God Emperor Caligatus dancing amongst the ruins

D
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