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Microscope Chronicle - Apotheosis
Transcript of Microscope Chronicle - Apotheosis
- depicting an ascension to godhood - from its creation to destruction
The true nature
A thread of
The Temple of Caligatus
Sexual / Religious Taboos
Mime as Art
Vigorous defence of Intellectual Property
Possession of art builds status
Tragedy follows artwork
Writing as Art
The subject of
Creator of "The Apotheosis"
Cyrus the Silent
Dedicated life to rediscovery of "The Apotheosis"
Jack Castellan - Founder of the Tenek Movement
Called for the piece's destruction
Birth of Emperor Caligatus
Emperor Caligatus orders the foundation of the Temple
Vigulus and Caligatus's First Union
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
Why did Vigulus murder Caligatus after their third union?
Answer: Because he believed Caligatus was a god and should be allowed to ascend.
Creation of the work
The Tenek Movement (Counter-cultural)
Vigulus arrives at the Temple to study mime
Vigulus watches the Spring-Heart Dance
Why did Vigulus stand by while the Spring-Heart Dancers were murdered?
Required: Keeper of the Heart Tree, Vigulus, Centurion
Answer: Because he is inspired by the beauty of the physical performance of the slaughter
Women barred from owning property
The Ishkalen Rites
The theft of "The Apotheosis"
The birth of the first of the
Why did Cyrus refuse to take part in the performance of The Apotheosis in which the God Child was conceived?
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
Who performed the Ishkalen Rites with Cyrene the Mother Instructor and, with her, conceived the God Child?
Required: Cyrene, Head of Mime School, Lord of House Escher, Nicolodus the understudy
Answer: The Head of the Mime School (!)
The God's Eye
Cyrus is murdered by
Caligatus III (God Child)
Passing from memory of the work
Cyrus, son of Cyrus
Initiates the passing from memory
The God Children unite within the Tenek Movement
The Proclamation of the New God
The destruction of the Temple by the Tenek Movement
The May Discord: Tenek Movement splinters, Jack's wife forms 'The New Peace'
Jack Castellan denounces the Tenek movement and embraces the worship of Caligatus D
Jack Castellan performs the Apotheosis
Why did Jack Castellan accept the God Children within the Tenek movement?
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)
What aspect of the performance of the artwork offended Jack Castellan?
Answer: It was blasphemous to his god
The pogrom against the God Children
The Mourning (Apotheosis) Last Performance
Cyrus burns the Temple and the Mime School
Why did Cyrus, son of Cyrus, weep after he burnt the Temple?
Answer: Because he saw the God Emperor Caligatus dancing amongst the ruins