Savi's Journal

I need to think everything through very carefully. I am not sure what went wrong, but Escavara’s ritual was a disaster. We were attacked, and most of us died. I saw Namor(eschavara) die and I barely made it out alive myself.
I don’t think I would have been able to leave the country without Dan. But he kept his promise to me, and I will keep mine to him.
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We are settled here. The cook’s nephew was suspicious but I have dealt with that.
what happened that night? What was Namor Escavara trying to achieve with his ritual? I think he was very full of himself. More so than usual. He seemed to get more and more smug right up until the attack.
I don’t think he believed it was happening and that he could be harmed. At least not in the moment of his triumph. He continued to believe this until the blasters proved otherwise.
There was blood. So much blood. It was glorious, or it would have been if it hadn’t meant that everything had gone wrong and that we were all being killed.
I think that when the killing started, things changed. Nearly unobservable things like the feel of the ritual, the tenor, the flavor, the tone – before, it was one thing, and after, something quite different.
The entity that began to manifest was showing us one face, but when the attack came, I think it responded as a pool of water does when a stone is cast into it.
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I have dealt with my father and his brother. It was past time.
I am going to have to return to the mainland for a while. I made Dan a promise, and my work needs to begin.
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I have checked my notes. I think I am ready. I took a folio from Namor’s library which seemed to hold the truth. He was too conceited to realize that some of us didn’t fully trust him. This folio should allow me to create a new supply of Nectar. Dan will have an unlimited supply of Nectar as I promised. And I will have some answers.
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It worked! I am in contact with Samson Trammel. He too survived that night. There is much I must record. but I must first attend to my family. They thought they could do as they pleased when I left Ko Krok. They will learn that they were mistaken.
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It is done. Now. I met Dan Lowman at one of Namor Escavara’s parties. He enjoyed the orgies and he enjoyed the Nectar. Ramon never taught him our rites; never let him near the heart of what we did.
I asked Namor about that. He told me Dan could not take it; our rites would madden him. I have watched Dan closely since we arrived here, and I concur. He is an addict, not a believer.
I do owe Dan my life; my freedom. He will help me build an organization.
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When the ritual went wrong I went to Dan. He worked as a customs inspector for the Imperial government. I asked him to help me leave the country and In return I promised that he would never lacked for Nectar once we reached The Wheel.
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Dan got us out of the country. It was not a safe place for me to be, not after what happened. They would track down all of the survivors and they would either kill me or imprison me. I will not allow that to happen.
He used his connections and we came to The Wheel. I have been supplying him with Nectar as I promised., but the it was running low. As a result, I risked creating a new supply.
I will continue to worship the being Namor taught us about. I must not rely on what anyone else tells me. Actually, I must not rely on what Namor told me. I must gather information and sift through it to learn the truth.
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First, I opened a mouth in The Wheel. I used the folio from Namor’s library and followed the rites. I courted the
favor of The Thing With A Thousand Mouths and it answered me. It opened its mouth for me just as it had done for Namor as it had done for Samson.
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I have created my own organization in The Wheel. Dan has been invaluable for this. He shall have all the Nectar he desires.
He must not learn the truth of where it comes from. This would drive him mad in short order. I have explained this to the men directly under me. If they threaten his sanity, I will kill them. If I do not consume them myself, I will feed them to the mouth.
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I have returned to Ko Krok. My family made the foolish error of trying to oppose me. Except for grandmother, they are dead now. I told her that everyone had gone away — on to other jobs for the servants. To the mainland or somewhere else. If she becomes a threat, she will join them in death.
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Everything is in order on the mainland. I will not need to attend in person. Dan has a place there.
I have the marks of the thing. I proudly bear two mouths. One on my left forearm – one my right thigh.
The sight of these would drive Dan mad. I have given instructions that he is not to know about them.
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Thawi Udom will run the organization. I have found the right man to keep careful watch on the Mouth.
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I do not know who or what I am worshipping. Escavara told us that we worshipped the Thing With A Thousand Mouths. What is that entity?
Namor would have us believe that it was Gol-Goroth. He also called it the Fisher From Outside but I do not believe it is what he truly venerated.
I remain on Ko Krok, not on the mainland. The death fights and the Mouth are on The Wheel.
That is where the danger will lie if something goes very wrong..
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A good hunt tonight. The quarry had learned how to use the mouth I gave him, and he wounded me. It was glorious! I kissed him before I devoured him.
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Samson tells me that Eg Ayers was the first to realize
that Namor was lying. Namor explained that the secret he concealed from us was that we actually worshipped the Liar From Beyond.
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A disappointing hunt tonight. Too easy by far when the prey just whimpers.
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It seems others of us have survived. J. B., Drooga, Gob
Drooga is in Nal Shadar. He has opened a Mouth there. Like Samson, he is foolish enough to stay nearby. Let them do this.
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Lowdoug is not a threat to us, not as he is. Let him stay with Gob. The two of them can drive each other crazier with their incorrect math.
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I wonder what Namor was trying to do with Gob in his ritual. Gob is ignorant of this, of course.
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The people I sent to Walter Win have not returned.
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There is still no evidence that Samson is correct. I would say there is evidence that he is not correct. I don’t think that the Liar From Beyond or the Thing With A Thousand Mouths is Gol-Goroth, either.
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I may finally have a promising avenue of research. The librarian I devoured mentioned some books that I have not yet read. I will tell MalFax to find them for me.
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Another team sent to Walter Win did not return. He is clearly on his guard. I would know if he contacted Lowdoug
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I think the Thing With A Thousand Mouths is the Liar From Beyond. MalFax’s team has found some notes belong to Darth Sarlac stored within an ancient Sith recording Device. MalFaxes research in to the Sith may be a distraction but it is proving interesting results.
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I have a detailed map showing how to navigate the black holes, and I have kept a copy of it. Soon, I will know the creature’s identity soon enough.
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They went to the The MAW. They followed the map. There was nothing there to be found.
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J. B. has sent a box of records to Bangkok. Dan likes the music. I have told him he may keep a record for himself, but I do not think I have much use for it on Ko Krok.
Still, I should write to J.B. His experiments are interesting to watch from a safe distance.
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Drooga the Hutt reports success with his experiment. As with JB’s experiments, I am content to observe.
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Lowdoug and Gob had visitors. Why? Why now? I need answers.
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Walter Win is dead. This explains much. The people who visited work for his daughter, Jan. She must have decided to re-open old business. Perhaps this can be discouraged.
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Thawi says that Moc Eno does not see a correlation between the behavior of the Bangkok Mouth and any external activity. Thawi does not like to believe this.
Is the Thing offended? I have no way of knowing, but this is why I stay on Ko Krok.

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