Character Diaries: Alvaj - Season 1 - Entry 027
The Cycle of Ijar, 38th cycle of the Month of the Great Sea, 1932 years after Creation / Tuesday, 17th of February 6099
She was there again last night , the ghost of my sister. This time she spoke. It wasn’t much, but it was definitely her voice. She told me that she misses me, and that she’s scared and alone. I’m worried. Where is she that she that she is like this? Where is she that she is so afraid? Where do people go when they die?
The Republic of Earth knows with nearly ninety percent certainty that the Yajixa can steal souls of the dead to work for them in their mindscapes. Though we have no solid proof, many races that are ‘cast off’ races of the Echarikith can see into the mindscapes of the Yajixa and see the dead toiling away in there. It’s a terrifying thought to think that she’s now enslaved in a mindscape. However, I don’t think that’s where she is. Or at the very least, I don’t think that is her soul.
Some part of me can feel she is… something else. A spirit perhaps? Is there a difference between souls and spirits? The Athakarin have a myth of a place called the Drathhaar, the place where a thousand spirits lay unclaimed. It’s a terrifying myth, about the Harvesters, dark robed spirits that come to claim the spirits of the dead, and an underground world deep below Ecrekio where death reigns eternal. Perhaps if such a place exists, it is there that she now dwells.
Either way, I did manage to fall asleep last night, and I didn’t get killed. So that’s good. She was there when I woke up though. I can feel she is somehow a part of me though now, I don’t know how. But she followed me around all day. Only the Adjutant recognized any anomalies, but respectfully kept quiet.
I’m actually starting to become a bit afraid. This is the stuff the Black Circle supposedly makes people disappear for. When these strange, unexplained symptoms don’t match up to any Mental Illness, people tend to disappear. At least that’s what the rumors say. The Black Circle is almost mythical in the eyes of the people, nobody ever sees them, and the only reason we know they exist is official budget reports of the Republic that are legally supposed to be made public. These reports have credits budgeted towards the Black Circle, sometimes simply called the Republic Black Ops Division. Nobody really knows anything about them.
Either way, I need sleep.
~ Allan Ali, Codename: Alvaj – Rank A Agent of the EIS
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