The Calm Before — Chapter I.
This piece marks the beginning of the OmniLore DAO and our collective story-building experiment, which we’re extremely excited about.
This initiative aims to develop the canonical storyline of Omnimorphs through a collective effort, driven by our very own Lore Master, and our community!
How it will work:
- Every two weeks or so, a piece such as this will be released, that contains three possible narrative branches to continue the canonical storyline
- At the same time, a snapshot vote is initiated in the OmniLore DAO, where holders of OmniTotems can vote on which narrative branch to canonize
- If a branch wins the vote, it is added to the canonical storyline and the next vote will continue from there
- A holder only channel is also created on Discord, where everyone can input their ideas outside the votes
- Holders can also initiate their own votes in the DAO if they want to see if their ideas have the support of the community
- The ideas will be synthesized by our Lore Master and new votes with new alternate storylines will be released periodically
The end result of this will be the canonical Omnimorphs storyline, which will be a community effort and will serve as a basis for future developments and expansions of the project.
We choose to have OmniTotems as the governance tokens for this snapshot space, as they are a collection whose original purpose was to expand the fictional world of Omnimorphs.
The first episode is the Prologue, which you can read here. The below narrative branches continue where that story left off.
Please note, that the OmniLore DAO uses an aggressive anti-whale voting strategy. We do love and appreciate our large holders, but we feel that with the storyline, diversity of opinions is of paramount importance.
If you have any questions regarding this initiative, join our Discord to know more!
The Calm Before — Chapter I.
At the heart of Nul Khronos the council of Ancients deliberate. Attuned to the rhythms of our universe, they have sensed that something is amiss. A strange force has begun to influence our world, causing increasingly large deviations in the natural order. A force that pulls from beyond the universe’s edge. The source of this dark interference eludes the council and, try as they may, they are unable to see outside the black horizon of the cosmos. Concerned for the place they care for; the ancients decide it to be a matter of urgency to understand what power could generate such an influence on our universe. Calling out to their brethren, a signal ripples across the multilayer of dimensions, beckoning the omnimorphs to Nul Khronos.
Heeding the call of the ancients, many omnimorphs return, rushing in like a receding tide. The event is without precedent. As they flood through the gateways the atmosphere hangs heavy in the air. The council waits at the center of the city, encircling a great structure, known as the “Pillar of Euraphaessa”. It towers into the sky, a dark obelisk covered in thin fractures of iridescent colour. A structure designed to focus and extend the consciousness of its user. Utilizing this, the ancients have been able to see the farthest reaches of the outer world. Now, with so many omnimorphs lending their consciousness to the task, they hope to see past even that into the space through which our universe moves: the exoverse.
Lend your mind to the cause, and tell us what you sense and the future that looms on the horizon…
Branch #1 — World Eater
A chill ripples through our universe, running up the spine of each sentient being within. A deeply unsettling feeling, like a thousand eyes staring up at you from the abyss. An unfathomable creature descends upon The Great Mind from the far reaches of the void, like a predatory chaos. Sensing its own peril, The Great Mind severs its connection with countless omnimorphs, freeing as many as it can in the hopes that they may turn the tide of what horrors are to come.
As the World Eater begins to corrupt The Great Mind, its influence spreads through the omnimorphs who are still connected, their forms begin to shift and change, their minds now acting out a poisoned will.
Those who have been freed act quickly. Within each of them a fragment of the unscathed essence of The Great Mind exists as a soul shard. Beginning to establish a nexus of totems through the universe, they use them to amplify the stabilizing influence of the shards and generate an equilibrium to hold the corrupting forces at bay.
Branch #2 — The Mad God
Decay and harmony flow in tandem through the scale and scope of the universe, like the heartbeat of existence. The Great Mind that, for aeons, has held our universe together, begins to fade. Its once magnificent structure has given way and its aging consciousness succumbs to the crushing weight of time. As it descends into madness the fathomless being that first breathed life into the cosmos, now exhales death.
The omnimorphs, sensing the entropic shift, act quickly. Those with the means and awareness, severe their connection with The Great Mind. A permanent decision, and one that did not come easily, but the alternative is a horrifying prospect. Not all omnimorphs managed to decouple, only a minority were fortunate enough. Now their brethren, unwillingly dragged into the depths of madness, spread chaos through the world they were once the stewards of.
As the Great Mind withers, a shadow of uncertainty is cast over the universe. The fate of the celestial being is set, but perhaps our realm can be saved.
Branch #3 — The Reaper’s Reflection
Beyond the border of our universe, another cosmic body cascades through the exoverse, on a collision course with our own. A blackened husk, it is a world long dead. Its last star extinguished before our realm was a thought in the ethersphere. But within its abyssal depths something strange and sightless moves. Monstrous creatures, with features like hardened slivers of black glass. Believed to once have been omnimorphs, an eternity in a dead realm destroyed their ability to mimic and crystalized them into a perfect reflection of death, the necromorphs. As our worlds collide, they hungrily soak in the light of life, spreading decay in their wake. The emergence of the necromorphs threaten the delicate balance of life in our universe and the cosmic order The Great Mind keeps in check. The omnimorphs fear that if our universe becomes untenable, the great being may abandon us entirely.
Having to act with haste, the omnimorphs utilize a network of totems, established long ago, as sensors to detect the necromorph’s presence. Working together with exceptional individuals from the many sentient species of the universe, the omnimorphs work for the survival of all life.
Here’s a link to the snapshot vote: https://snapshot.org/#/omnilore.eth/proposal/0xb1b07371730797f828cc4eacacf804a73b6d1c33d8647a74f723585931b35590