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The Spiral Labrinth

Post  Bad Wolf on Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:38 am

The order of the black labrinth that is said to have created this ritual is more of rumor and myth than fact.
however i have read text that would sugjest other wise.
along with completion of the ritual...which by the way took several years...has given me new insite....

the following links are hints and clues into this organization and the Dance of the Spiral labyrinth

http://www.disorganization.com/danbala/Lib...Pilgrimige.html

http://www.disorganization.com/danbala/Forces/Urges.html
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Re: The Spiral Labrinth

Post  Bad Wolf on Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:43 am

[double posting due to length|content]

this is an excerpt from The Rites of the Laird of Demborough at Phelegma Abbey
http://www.disorganization.com/danbala/Lib...tesofLaird.html
Forward

The contents of this volume were discovered by Frater I*I at the former site of Phelegma Abbey in 1964. As the reader will undoubtedly discover, the profundity with which they have affected the compiler will be so greatly in evidence as to go without mention. Collectively they form the clearest and most precise manual of operations for all who would serve the Warm.

The Laird of Demborough is believed to have come to North America sometime during the First World War, bringing with him a small fortune in unmarked untraceable gold ingots and a large retinue of acolytes and followers who called themselves the Pretanic Order, culled from the decadent and disillusioned youth of fin-de-siecle Europe. After a short and unpleasant battle with immigration authorities, he purchased a secluded piece of land in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. There, building upon the foundations of an abandoned abbatoir, he erected Phelegma Abbey, a self-contained monastic haven consecrated to the pursuit of esoteric knowledge and the cultivation of personal power through education in arcana, exercise of the psychic faculties, and communal ceremony.

Of course, there will always be those who oppose any such efforts toward the ultimate liberation of mankind. Sometime during the Second World War the Abbey was obliterated by the united and coordinated actions of a most unlikely coalition, including state and federal authorities, members of the organized crime syndicate from New York City, and various supernatural forces. The blame for such an atrocity occurring within United States borders was foisted off upon the Nazi menace, as evidenced by the clumsily distorted swastikas which, along with other nonsensical runes, can still be seen, burned into various places throughout the blasted site.

The psychic echoes of this event still haunt the area; Frater I*I himself was forced to cut short his excavations when a chorus of primal howling erupted from the surrounding mountainsides. Inquiries proved that no wolves have been reported in the area for nearly a century.

Frater I*I's subsequent researches into the history of Demborough and its mysterious Laird brought him to Prof. MacLish, who recounted that he had once met the Laird. "He was once a tall and lanky man," the Professor recalled, "but had suffered from a severe spinal curvature which, coupled with other deforming ailments, made him a strange gnomish figure. His hair, when he allowed it to grow, was straight and black, and when his head was shaven a livid streak of scar tissue could be seen on his scalp. His clear gray eyes shone with an inner brilliance, that penetrating gaze which betrays great spiritual accomplishment."


The Rite of the Knowledge and Conversation of the
Maeljin Incarna
and of the
Evocation and Union of the Urge
prepared and performed
by the
Laird of Demborough
at
Phelegma Abbey
1923

Of the Officers and their Stations# :

The Saltortuor

More commonly referred to as the "Dancer," the Saltortuor is ever at the center of the Rite, for it is he who must leap between the worlds to enter the Temple Obscure and dance his way to the center of the Spiral Labyrinth, where his Union with the Urge-Wyrm shall anticipate the ultimate Union of the three Heads of Our Father, the divided Wyrm. Though called the Dancer, the Saltortuor is not to be confused with the true Dancers of the Black Spiral, our polymorphous cousins whose inconstant physical forms are the purest vessels of Our Father's Will.

The Eductator

The Hierophactor

These two stations may be fused into one without affecting the course of the Rite; their function is essentially supervisory, as well as performing those actions within the rite which the Dancer himself may be unable to perform. The Eductator shall be the highest ranking member of the group, corresponding to the tribal leader of the True Dancers. The Hierophactor shall preside over the Rite, being the most knowledgeable of its proper execution; he shall be most thoroughly versed in the Procession of the Epochs and the propriety of the sacrifices.

The Terrestrator

The Custodatores

These stations are primarily concerned with the maintenance of the Pit and the physical circumstances of the Rite. The Terrestrator is charged with the administration of these duties, and his function in the Rite shall be the summoning and dismissal of the Cardinal, or Elemental, Banes, and their attendant Maeljin Incarna. The Custodatores shall assist the Terrestrator as he shall command, and are most often charged with the collection and containment of the sacrifices.

The Portianitor

This station is the most difficult to fulfill and yet the most crucial to the proper execution of the Rite, for it is the duty of the Portianitor to slash the veil which separates the false physical realm of the senses from the true Realm of Malpheas, wherein stands the Temple Obscure. The chances for success in this Rite are greatly increased when this station is filled by a True Dancer, for whom travel between the worlds is the birthright granted by our common Father.

The Deprovocator

This Officer is the final arbiter and adjudicator of the Rite; for he it is who shall judge the worthiness of the Saltortuor, who shall announce the Union of the Urge and who shall Recite the Saltortuor's Pact with the Wyrm, conferring upon him a Dancer's name and the title and grade corresponding to the degree to which he has penetrated the interior of the Labyrinth. (The grades and titles of initiation are detailed in Liber O.O.O.)

Of the Stations Invisible:

The Cardinals

Of primary importance when opening the Pit as an intersection of the Worlds Visible and Invisible, the four Cardinal Maeljin Incarna watch over the four directions of the earth, each wielding the elemental power of one of Our Father's cardinal excretions, as described in Liber C.C.C.

The Totems

Totem-spirits are best left uncalled, save when one is led through the rite by a True Dancer who knows their ways. These primal animistic presences can be invaluable sources of strength, knowledge and secret power, but their force is often too raw and crude for mere human minds to prehend effectively. Only a few totems are known to us by name, and these are mentioned briefly in Liber C.C.C.

The Presiding Maeljin Incarna

Most of the major Urge-Wyrms known to us employ one of the Maeljin Incarna as intercessor and instrument, being the channel through which its will is broadcast upon the world and the voice which shall ever sing its one Dark Thought. The Presiding Maeljin is called to the Rite to act as representative of the Urge with which the Saltortuor wishes to unite his will, for the nature of the Urge itself is too subtle and deep to manifest as an intelligible presence. It is to the Presiding Maeljin that all entreaties and petitions must be made, and to whom the act of the sacrifice shall be addressed.

Of the Preparations:

The Pit

The Pit represents the Temple Obscure, that strange and enigmatic structure at the center of Malfeas, wherein is housed the True Black Spiral Labyrinth.

The Pit must be below ground level, and as far from everyday human traffic as possible. During the performance of the rite, the Pit must be completely sealed against all sunlight, airflow and sound leakage.

The Pit must have a working area of at least ten feet in diameter; there must be sufficient room for the Dancer himself, all officers of the rite, and all sacrificial victims. Surrounding this must be a sufficiently wide margin for the Dancer to circumambulate exactly nine times, representing the nine circles of the True Spiral Labyrinth.

The Tools

Altar-The Altar represents the cardinal essence H'rugg, being the ground upon which the rite is based. The altar should be of proper height to allow the Dancer to reach any part of the victim with ease, and of sufficient breadth that horuspication may be fully practiced. Often the altar is built with a drain which allows collection of the victim's blood and other bodily fluids released upon death. The Altar should be charged with the Key RGG.

Cauldron-The Cauldron represents the cardinal essence Wakshaa, being the medium through which the energy of the rite is transformed. Pretanic tradition dictates that the cauldron be fashioned of stone, but modern necessity has made of the iron kettle a more common substitute. When blood or other bodily humors are to be imbibed, a grail or chalice is used instead of, or in addition to, the Cauldron. The Cauldron should be charged with the Key WKSh.

Torch-The Torch represents the cardinal essence Furmas, being the only source of light in the rite. While multiple torches and large braziers are proper for evocations in the House of Furmas, smaller torches and tapers offer more possibilities in the way of sacrificial torture. The Torch should be charged with the Key FRM.

Dagger-The Dagger represents the cardinal essence Hoga, being the means by which the heart of the sacrifice is penetrated and uplifted. Pretanic tradition retains its Paleolithic roots; the Dagger must be of hand-chipped flint, so as to test the incisive skill of the Dancer. The Dagger should be charged with the Key WGA.

The Sacrifice

(The suitability of the different types and conditions of sacrifice is detailed in Liber C.C.C.)

Walking the Spiral:

The Summoning of the Totem

It is not recommended that totem-spirits be summoned to the rite unless a True Dancer of the Black Spiral be acting as Hierophactor.

The Calling of the Cardinal Banes

The Cardinal Banes shall be called through the intercession of their attendant Maeljin as summoned by the Terrestrator. When circumstances and resources permit, separate sacrifices may be made to each of the quarters.

The Invitation to the Presiding Maeljin Incarna

The Presiding Maeljin may only be addressed with the utmost reverence and humility for as much as to assure the continuance of the rite.

Presenting the Sacrifice

The Ourobouran Ode

The Ode is to be sung by the Eductator who does so to remind all in attendance of the original unity and balance of creation.

The Splitting of the Hydra

Traditionally performed by the Deprovocator, this shall consist of a spontaneously composed ode to each of the Heads of the Triatick Wyrm and the vibratory intonation of all the Pretanic Keys.

The Performance of Sacrifice

While the execution of the sacrifice shall be the exclusive act of the Saltortuor alone, he may call upon the assistance of the Custodatores as deemed necessary.

The Petition of the Maeljin Incarna

As with the invitation, this must be done in a state of utmost abasement.

The Opening of the Way

The passage into the Invisible World and the transportation to the Temple Obscure shall be facilitated by the Portianitor.

Dancing the Spiral:

The Gazing into the Abyss

The Summoning forth from the Void

The Binding and the Union

The Transmogrifying Pact

The Rebirth

All that may transpire within the Temple Obscure is most unknowable and ineffable, experienced only by the Saltortuor and those Banes that shall test him.

The Unwalking of the Spiral:

The Naming

The Saltortuor shall emerge from the Temple Obscure with the Word of his Union upon his lips. This shall be recorded by the Hierophactor and shall henceforward be that secret name by which the Saltortuor is known to others of the Order.

The Annunciation of the Union of the Urge

The Recital of the Pact

After intensive examination and testing by the Deprovocator, the Saltortuor must present himself to all in attendance, and the Deprovocator shall make known to all his Urge and shall recite the terms of his service to Our Father.

The Ingratiation to the Presiding Maeljin Incarna

The Dismissal of the Cardinal Banes

As above, in reverse.

Liber O.O.O.
On the Grades of Initiation,
Their Titles and Duties,
With Reference to the Challenges Encountered
within the Black Spiral Labyrinth
Inscribed by Frater R*U
from the words of the Laird of Demborough
Phelegma Abbey,
1919
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Post  Bad Wolf on Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:44 am

0' Catellus

The beginning grade of any who would serve Our Father is that of the catellus whose only recognition of the Mysteries Wyrmish is in the loyalty and service owed to his superiors. The Catellus shall be called upon to enact any deed required by any senior initiate at any time, without question or reservation; failure to do so shall incur the full wrath of Our Father, as expressed through the Urge of his superior.

1' Cognitus

The first grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Cognitus, attained when the Mysteries are first penetrated and knowledge of the True Lord of this world is revealed. Recognition of this grade is marked by the Rite of the Evocation and Union of the Urge after which the initiate's true name, as revealed through the Urge-Wyrm in the Dragon's Tongue, or Malphean, and the pact of his service to Our Father, are recited.

The duty of the Cognitus shall be to demonstrate his personal knowledge of the Wyrm through the expression of his Urge and the steps of his own personal Black Spiral Dance.#

Praecogitae

In the First Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, those spirits that shall test the Dancer are the Praecogitae, whose suggestive mutterings shall awaken the Dark Truth hidden within the Dancer's heart of hearts, the Urge of Our Father's will. This is the first test of the Dancer's worth, for only union with the Urge enables one to penetrate the inner reaches of the Labyrinth. Failure to accept the Truth and unite with the Urge results in the disintegration of the Dancer's soul, as it is gnawed apart by the Praecogitae.

2' Efuriatus

The second grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Efuriatus, attained when the initiate can open his soul to the Rage that is Beast-of-War and act with the unqualified purity of anger and frenzy. The Efuriatus shall know and understand that the first part of the ability to control something is the ability to destroy it.

The duty of the Efuriatus shall be the obliteration of any thing or person which obstructs the will of Our Father, whether it be an external element of the world or an internal component of the Dancer himself.

Infuriati

In the Second Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, those spirits that shall test the Dancer are the Infuriati, whose barbs, taunts and baiting shall ignite and kindle the fires of Rage within the Dancer's heart of hearts. Such fire shall consume the Web of bonds which imprison the Urge of Our Father's will.

3' Perluratus

The third grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Perduratus, attained when the fire of Rage has consumed all within its reach, even itself, and the Dancer must learn to persevere in the Dance though neither aim nor objective may be forthcoming. The Perduratus shall know and understand the strengths of silence, tact and restraint in the face of the Enemy.

The duty of the Perduratus shall be the devotion of his life to a single specific goal which is in accordance with Our Father's will, a goal which cannot be achieved in any one lifetime, but which must require many lives to perform.

Invexatores

In the Third Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, those spirits that shall test the Dancer are the Invexatores, who shall distract him from the Dance and give him cause to doubt what his Urge shall require of him. Only through the tempering of the Rage-fire and the certainty of the Urge-will shall the Dancer endure.

4' Ecallilus

The fourth grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Ecallidus, attained when the outer Mysteries are known and understood by the Dancer to such degree that he shall overcome with subtlety and cunning any obstacle or Enemy which does not succumb to the power of his will, the force of his Rage or the strength of his patience.

The duty of the Ecallidus shall be to learn the intricacies and complexities of the Web which binds Our Father within the world, and to devise such means as might effect an escape. Ingenii In the Fourth Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, those spirits that shall test the Dancer are the Ingenii, whose cleverness and contrivance shall block every path that the Dancer might take until he learns to twist around in his own skin and step outside himself to outwit them.

5' Proeliatus

The fifth grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Proeliatus, attained when all skills and abilities pertinent to the destruction of the Enemies of Our Father may be demonstrated by the Dancer. This is the refined form of Beast-of-War, where the Rage of the second grade is tempered by the knowledge and experience of the other dances.

The duty of the Proeliatus shall be the cultivation of his prowess in battling the Enemies of Our Father, whether it be physical combat or the elaboration of tactics and stratagems.

Hostes

In the Fifth Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, those spirits that shall test the Dancer are the Hostes, the terrible foes of many forms who are most adept in the judging of the weaknesses of the Dancer and who shall exploit such weaknesses without relent or mercy.

6' Deprirvatus

The sixth grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Depravatus, attained when the work and ways of the Defiler Wyrm are thoroughly known and understood by the Dancer. The power of the sixth grade lies in the inherent weakness of all sentience, the doubt which ever gnaws at the surest heart, the darkest shadow cast by the most brilliant light.

The duty of the Depravatus shall be to deform the soul of any that may cross his path, to call forth the Dark Secret of Hidden Truth, yea, the very Urge-Wyrm itself of any conscious being, whom the Depravatus is sworn to lead into the Dance of the First Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth.

Improteani

In the Sixth Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, those spirits that shall test the Dancer are the Improteani, whose functions and forms are never to be known directly, but only by the effects which they shall have upon the Dancer as he finds his body twisted and bloated with rot, decay and unwelcome transformation, even as his mind is wrenched apart by the writhings of his rampant Urge.

7' Phidelitus

The seventh grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Phidelitus, attained when even the soul-twisting initiation of the sixth grade hath been surpassed and the loyalty of the Dancer to Our Father is proven beyond all doubt. This having been attained, the Phidelitus may then, if need be, publicly renounce all fealty to the Wyrm and give himself into the hands of the Enemy, where all the duties of the previous grades may be further enacted with utmost efficacy.

The duty of the Phidelitus shall be the refinement of the Rite of the Higher Union, that is, the union of the autonomous will of the personal Urge with the greater Will of Our Father.

Proditor

In the Seventh Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, the spirit that shall test the Dancer is the Proditor, who shall test the Loyalty of the Dancer by entreaties to perform those acts most repugnant or difficult for the Dancer, all in the name of the Warm; in the final stage of the Dance he shall offer the Dancer a goblet brimful of most vile and viscous poison, which the Dancer must drink in the surety that Our Father shall preserve him from death.

8' Paradoctus

The eighth grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Paradoctus, attained when the Dancer hath sacrificed his very sentience upon the altar of Truth. The Paradoctus shall see the truth which lieth at the heart of every lie, and the Lie that encompasseth all Truth. Thus shall the Paradoctus set himself above all reason and knowing and extend himself beyond all presence and action.

The duty of the Paradoctus shall be to prepare himself for the final stage of his ingress into the heart of the Labyrinth.

Aenigmator

In the Eighth Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, the spirit that shall test the Dancer is the Aenigmator, that most ancient of Banes which first stepped forth from the shadow of the Warm to raise It unto self-awareness; he shall vex the Dancer with riddles for which no amount of study might prepare him, for only the Dancer's inner wisdom may see him through.

9' Phallactus

The ninth grade of knowing service to Our Father is that of the Phallactus, attained when the Dancer hath penetrated unto the very heart of the inner Mysteries themselves and beheld the true face of the Wyrm. Within the Phallactus shall the light and the shadow be reconciled, and Our Father, freed at last from the confines of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, shall work through him directly to restore righteous balance unto the world.

Upon the attainment of the grade of Phallactus, the Dancer shall be raised to the state of Incarna, lo even as one of the Maeljin themselves, and his word shall be the Word of the coming Epoch.

Vermiculum

In the Ninth Circle of the Black Spiral Labyrinth, the spirit that shall test the Dancer is the Vermiculum, the Little Warm who is but the shadow of the true Wyrm of Balance, and the most absolute degree of the test of the Ninth Circle shall be that only one of the contestants, Dancer or Vermiculum, shall emerge whole and unvanquished from the Labyrinth.

Liber C.C.C.
On The Procession of the Epochs,:
The Evocative Keys of the Urges,
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The Maeljin Incarna Attendant Hereunto
Inscribed by Frater U*R
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Post  Bad Wolf on Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:47 am

Often of late, many of my students have come to me wishing to learn in more detail the lore of the Pretanic Keys, or Pretanic Calls, also called the Keys of the Epochs, or the Evocative Keys of the Urges, etc., and of the source of the terrific psychic energies which these calls of evocation can unlock. To the end of furthering these students along in their Dance through the Black Spiral Labyrinth, the Laird of Demborough deigns to reveal this Liber C.C.C., wherein shall be listed all of the Major Keys, the Urge-Wyrm represented by each, and their attendant Maeljin Incarna, animistic Totem-Spirits (when known), and servitor creatures. The prerequisite for this course of study is Liber W.W.W.: Of the Triatick Wyrm.

Of the Cardinal Excretions

Foremost in our understanding of the Epochal Procession shall be, besides the three Triatick Heads of the Wyrm, the four cardinal elements that once comprised the body of the Wyrm.

Know that when the great Pattern Web, which is the order and measure of all creation, first spun out of balance and bound up the Wyrm, two strands of the Web before all others crossed to quarter the Wyrm's body.

Now every strand of the Web is the division between two opposites; of these two which cut into the Wyrm, one divided all things energetic, fast and fervent in the world from all things chill, still and frozen, while the other separated the parched, encrusted and brittle from the slimy, fluid and permeable.

So deeply did these bonds cut into the Wyrm's body, that Its every inward and vital essence was forced out of Its pores and orifices with such force that these essences now permeate all the realms of creation.

WKSh

In the quadrant defined by the strands of frigidity and slime, there splattered forth all the liquid portions of the Wyrm's carcass. all the biles, humors and ichors, and the spirit within them was Wakshaa, the essence of Toxin.

The Pretanic Key of the essence of Toxin is WKSh, the root of the Pictish Wakshaa. The demands of this essence are tended to by the Wakshaani, the rippling teratomic leaves of purple-streaked venom. Wakshaa commands of all sacrifices made within its House, that the Dancer shall drink deeply of the fluids of the victim's body, most especially those found in the regenerative organs.

The Maeljin of the House of Wakshaa is Lady Yul, the Mistress of Toxins. In the West does she preside, arising from a pool of purple poison, her belly swollen to drop more of her toxic twisted brood.

FRM

In the quadrant defined by the strands of fever and encrustation, there flared forth all the burning portions of the Wyrm's carcass, the heart and blood, and the spirit within them was Furmas, the essence of Balefire.

The Pretanic Key of the essence of Balefire is FRM, the root of the Pictish Furmas. The demands of this essence are tended to by the Furmlings, the orbs of irradiant burning plasm. Furmas commands of all sacrifices made within its House, that the Dancer shall engorge himself with the heart and blood of the victim.

The Maeljin of the House of Furmas is Lord Kerne, the Master of Hellfire. In the South does he preside, thin and weak with flesh of boiling lava, upon a flaming chariot trailing sulfurous black smoke.

WGA

In the quadrant defined by the strands of fever and slime, there billowed forth all the gaseous portions of the Wyrm's carcass, the lung and brain, and the spirit within them was Hoga, the essence of Smog

The Pretanic Key of the essence of Smog is WGA, the root of the Pictish Hoga. The demands it of this essence are tended to by the Hoglings, the ominously rolling clouds of noxious fumes. Hoga commands of all sacrifices made within its House F that the Dancer shall ingest of the upper organs of the victim's body, specifically the brain and lungs.

The Maeljin of the House of Hoga is Lord Choke, the Master of Smog. In the East does he preside, large and bulbous in his cloak of bluegray mists.

RGG

In the quadrant defined by the strands of frigidity and encrustation, there cascaded forth all the solid portions of the Wyrm's carcass, and the spirit within them was H'rugg, the essence of Sludge.

The Pretanic Key of the essence of Sludge is RGG, the root of the Pictish H'rugg. The demands of this essence are tended to by the H'rugglings, the oozing masses of refuse that track glistening filmy trails. H'rugg commands of all sacrifices made within its House, that the Dancer shall feast full and well upon the lower organs of the victim's body, the gut, bowels, etc.

The Maeljin of the House of H'rugg is Lord Collum, the Master of Sludge. In the North does he preside, a rough man-form of solid sewage trailing his foul stench behind him and speaking through the bubbling gurgle of congestion. The Urge-Wyrms of the House of H'rugg do not employ any Maeljin Incarna to speak for them, and thus, for ceremonial purposes, Lord Collum shall be considered the Presiding Maeljin when evoking the Keys FOeBK, VWRS, and MSTR.

The Epoch of Calamity
The Epoch of Calamity begins with the awakening of Beast-of-War, which initiates the current cycle of the Procession of the Epochs. Traditional Pretanic lore dates the arousal of Beast-of-War at the time of the battles between Calgacus and Agricola, around 70 C.E. This Epoch is marked by wholesale destruction and the decay of structure, most amply evidenced by the collapse of the Roman Empire itself.

The Pretanic glyph denoting Beast-of War shows the Wyrm spiraling outward, head poised to attack.

Beast-of-War will accept no less than a male sacrifice, or any which may exhibit outstanding fortitude or capability. Beast-of-War delights in the Theatre of Struggle, and demands victims which test and try the capacities of the Dancer himself.

The Maeljin of the Epoch of Calamity is the Chieftain of Rage, the Hellbringer, so named because his coming inevitably heralds the arrival of Hell upon Earth. As the Chieftain of Rage, he is the General of all the Armies of the Wyrm, as well as the Patron of Abuse; his fill does he drink not only of war, riot and strife, but also of the petty brutalities of byway, schoolyard and home. Never is he to be seen without his entourage of fell Banes mounted upon foul Wyrmbeasts. His crossbow it is that fires the Quarrels, bolts of pure Rage the wounds of which shall drive the most peaceful heart to violence.

ANGW

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of Beast-of-War in the House of Wakshaa is ANGW, the root of the Pictish ANGU. This Key immerses the Dancer in the pain of the Wyrm bound, teaching the transformative power of turning pain back out into the world which binds. This Urge, the Urge of Cruelty, is most abstract, cloaking itself in diverse forms. As the Urge of Cruelty, ANGU delights most specially in the prolonged agony of the sacrificial victim.

The Maeljin of Beast-of-War in the House of Wakshaa is The Caliph of Pain, Lady Aife. She shall emerge from the South borne upon a steed of rusted struts of dull steel. Clad in binding leather, she is pale of skin, with tresses of red flame and a smile which promises hidden secrets. She wields twin whips of splintered glass which shred and rend; shards of glass also she can make to fly from her hair.

This Urge calls to its aid the crimson clouds which slash with black bolts of sharpened malice, the Bitter Rages.

BShKAi

The Pretanic Key of the urge of Beast-of-War in the House of Purmas is BShKAi, the root of the Pictish BASHKAAI. This Key opens the floodgates of rage, the fury of the Wyrm bound. This Urge, the Urge of Violence, is most infectious, drawing all into its whirlwind of obliteration. As the Urge of Violence, BASHKAAI revels in the brutalization of the victim of the sacrifice, but is most gratified when the victim is provoked into equally violent retaliation.

The Maeljin of Beast-of-War in the House of Furmas is The Master of Mayhem, Malik Harjaq. He shall emerge from the South with an explosion of blood and entrails. Malik Harjaq wears the aspect of a Viking berserker bristling many arms bearing every imaginable sort of weapon.#

This Urge calls to its aid the hulking beweaponed fomori known as the Gore Hounds.

GREE

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of Beast-of-War in the House of Hoga is GREE, the root of the Pictish GREE. This Key plunges the Dancer into the black pit of the Wyrm's hopelessness. This Urge is said to be the only Urge possessed of a reasoning mind, for sadness and loss may only be comprehended through intellection. As the Urge of Despairs GREE finds favor in the victim whose own hopelessness brings them willingly to be sacrificed.

The Maeljin of Beast-of-War in the House of Hoga is The Nameless Angel of Despair. It shall emerge from the East borne upon a cloud gray and dark. The form of the Angel is indistinct, and It speaks not, for It shall communicate in palpable waves of bleak mood.

This Urge calls to its aid the Phantasmi that mock the human form with its own debris, and the Nighthags who warp human hopes and dreams, called Nocturnae.

FOeBK

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of Beast-of-War in the House of H'rugg is FOeBK, the root of the Pictish FOEBOK.

No Maeljin in speaks for Beast-of-War in the House of H'rugg, for the Urge Wyrm of this quarter is FOEBOK, the Urge of Fear, and primal fear admits of no independent intelligence. Those Who Dance the True Black Spiral Labyrinth are known to speak of a totem-spirit which they name Hakaken (The Heart of Fear) through whom the True Will of this Urge may be divined, but none shall speak at length of Hakaken. It is known that FOEBOK feasts upon the fear of the victim at the altar, but few tell of the greater sacrifice, wherein the victim himself is such a one as strikes fear into the heart of the Dancer.

This Urge calls to its aid the dread burrowers beneath that shake the earth with their passage, the Thunderwyrms.

The Epoch of Consumption
The Epoch of Consumption begins with the awakening of Eater-of-Souls. whose presence upon the earth marks the turning of the Epochs in macrocosmic cycle. None know the date of the arrival of Eater of Souls into this realm, but it is usually approximated at 1000 C.E. This Epoch is marked by consuming obsession and the decay of reason, as shown by the ever-escalating economic conquests and the rise of the church.

The Pretanic glyph of Eater-of Souls shows the Wyrm swallowing its own tail, which image is known to some as the Oroboros.

Eater-of-Souls will be found to be most responsive to the offering of a female victim of at least child-bearing age, but is often equally pleased with any member of the Dancer's family. Eater-of-Souls indulges in the Theatre of Excess, being drawn to the greatest outpouring of emotion, both from victim and Dancer.

The Maeljin of the Epoch of Consumption is the Master of Stagnation, Lord of Disease, Thurifuge, who is also the Maeljin of Apathy. As Master of Stagnation, he holds dominion over those hearts and minds that have ceased t;o grow and lives left unlived, sowing despair, isolation and procrastination. As Lord of Disease, his are the fetid refuse and sluggish sewage that nurture the blooms of plague and pestilence.

SYKR

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of Eater-of-Souls in the House of Wakshaa is SYKR, the root of the Pictish SYKORA. This Key bestows upon the Dancer the wary discerning suspicion of the Wyrm betrayed. This Urge, the Urge of Paranoia, works as one with the Urges FOEBOK and ABHORRA to plant doubt and mistrust in the hearts of all. As the Urge of Paranoia, SYKORA prefers the victim that enters the Pit seeking refuge from illusory foes without.

The Maeljin of Eater-of-Souls in the House of Wakshaa is The Archbishop of Madness, Doge Klypse. He shall emerge from the West amid a pile of twisted bodies, robed in black worked through purple and extending his hand to offer his slimy ring, the kiss of which shall fill the Dancer's heart with the clarity of madness.

This Urge calls to its aid the vicious shrieking Seeders that lash their six tails as they twist the bodies of men into fomori.
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The Pretanic hey of the Urge of Eater-of-Souls in the House of Furmas is KhLWB, the root of the Pictish KHAALOOBH. This Key leads the Dancer along the road of excess to the palace of wisdom. This Urge, whom some have titled the Urge of Indulgence, is but dimly understood, as it overfills with surplus and waste while also consuming with degeneration and decay. As the Urge of Indulgence, KHAALOOBH is drawn to victims pure of heart, noble of spirit, and perfect of form, whom the Dancer must draw into the Pit through appeal to their baser inclinations.

The Maeljin of Eater-of-Souls in the House of Furmas is Knight Entropy, the Wyrm's Spawn. It shall emerge from the South astride a black fanged mount with the stench of rotting flesh in Its wake. Its hail is streaked with blood and Its savage glance can decay all upon which it falls; marked with the Wyrm's Own brand, It bears the Shield of the Black Dragon Crest which depicts Eater-of Souls encircling and constricting the world.

This Urge calls to its aid the Puppets of Meat that cavort in the rotting carcasses of violated innocents, and the raw-headed necrophagous Skull Pigs.

LThGG

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of Eater-of-Souls in the House of Hoga is LThGG, the root of the Pictish LETHARGG. This Key calms the Dancer with the peace of the Wyrm defeated. This Urge, the Urge of Apathy, is the spawn of GREE, thus to release from the pit those that were burdened by care. As the Urge of Disease LETHARGG finds pleasure in the victim brought low through illness, misfortune and their own helplessness, to such degree that they may be aware and yet uncaring of their sacrificial status.

The Maeljin of Eater-of-Souls in the House of Hoga is The Master of Stagnation, Lord of Disease, Thurifuge. He shall emerge from the East out of a pool of slime, rising gaunt and grinning with oily cadaverous skin.

This Urge calls to its aid tile many-armed Drattosi, never seen through the vile fumes at the bottom of their toxic pit.

VWRS

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of Eater-of-Souls in the House of H'rugg is VWRS, the root of the Pictish VORUS. This Key awakens the hunger of the starving Wyrm. This Urge, the Urge of Greed, manifests as the ubiquitous and universal Will to Possess, which drives virtually all life and activity. Thus no Maeljin lends voice to this Urge: there is nothing which need be said. True Dancers given over to this Urge claim as their totem Relshab ("the Faceless Eater"), whose face is lost in crawling rolls of fat and who wears his insatiable maw upon his right arm. VORUS covets best the sacrificial victim that is drawn to the Pit by their own greed.

This Urge calls to its aid the armored Ooralath that warp the Web in the wastelands.

The Epoch of Corruption
The Epoch of Corruption began prematurely when, around 1600 C.E., Eater-of-Souls was eternally banished from this earthly realm by the werewolves of the Americas, while yet stretching forth its maw to engulf the new continents. This Epoch is marked by violations of faith and the decay of value, as witnessed by the growing urban contrasts of squalor and decadence.

The Pretanic glyph for The Defiler Wyrm shows the Wyrm spiraling inward, its head burrowing into its own dark heart.

The Defiler Wyrm is most subtle, finding its taste in the nuances of the betrayal of faith and trust, and in this wise will nearly always answer to the offering of a child, enjoying as well any who prove innocent or foolhardy. The Defiler Wyrm entertains itself in the Theatre of Betrayal, and its sensibilities are jaded; wherefore the Dancer must sorely tax his intellect for complexities and intricacies of situation to sustain the interest of this Head of the Wyrm.

There is no Maeljin for the Epoch of Corruption. Such is the power of The Defiler Wyrm that It has no need of an intermediary to make known Its desires and commands.

BHRR

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of The Defiler Wyrm in the House of Wakshaa is BHRR, the root of the Pictish ABHORRA. This Key compounds pain and anger with an eternity of suppression in the Black Labyrinth. This Urge thrives within every petty prejudice and glories in vengeance and the blood-feud.# As the Urge of Hatred, ABHORRA is pleased with .any victim disliked by the Dancer, but finds special favor in the sacrifice of one whose he art Is likewise consumed with loathing.

The Maeljin of The Defiler Wyrm in the House of Wakshaa is The Duke of Hate, Lord Steel. He shall emerge from the West with the odor of burnt flesh upon an iron winged steed,# clad all in steel and brandishing his balefire-bright serrated battle-cleaver. Shrill and piercing is his voice of command, and black the steel mask through which the festering sores of his eyes burn with malice.

This Urge calls to its aid the small but handy Shade Spiders.

KRNL

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of The Defiler Wyrm in the House of Furmas is KRNL, the root of the Pictish KARNALA. This Key drives the Dance with the yearning of the bound Wyrm to be free. This Urge, the Urge of Desire, returns the love of the world created by the Wyrm and into which the Wyrm was horn, love now unfulfilled and scorned by the Gaian Realm, whence Its frustration returns to fuel the rage of all other Urges. As the Urge of Desire, KARNALA demands that the sacrificial victim be lured to the Pit by their own burning need for gratification.

The Maeljin of The Defiler Wyrm in the House of Furmas is The Countess Desire, Empress Aliara. She shall emerge from the South swathed in scents of perfumes and sweet spices, in a form comely to all genders, upon her lips the promises of pleasures untold.

This Urge calls to its aid the lustful Raptors and the alluring Enticers.

PSWL

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of The Defiler Wyrm in the House of Hoga is PSWL, the root of the Pictish PSEULAK. This Key opens up the illusion of the binding Web, the splitting of truths passing through the strands. This Urge, the Urge of Lies, cloaks and protects the original truth of the Wyrm of Balance, twisting it in its paths to free it from the Spiral Labyrinth. As the Urge of Lies, PSEULAK will honor only the sacrifice of the victim that willingly enters the Pit under false pretenses.

The Maeljin of The Defiler Wyrm in the House of Hoga is Corruption's Advocate, Chamberlain of Lies, The Honorable Maine du Bois, Esq. He shall emerge from the East amid a storm of papers, clad in a slimy tattered suit of time gone by, wielding the documents of his case.

This Urge calls to its aid the deceptively comfortable Oases and the fomori supreme that walks unseen, the Ferectoi, which are called the "Larvae of the Wyrm."

MSTR

The Pretanic Key of the Urge of The Defiler Wyrm in the House of H'rugg is MSTR, the root of the Pictish MAHSSTRAC. This Key holds dominion over all other Keys of the Epochs, even as this Urge, the Urge of Power, has its sway above all other Urges and Cardinal Excretions. Even so, no Maeljin need pledge his tongue to the service of this Urge, for, as it wills, all speak for it.

The True Dancers hail the Green Dragon ("Destroyer of Life and Crusher of Enemies"), whose breath of green balefire scorches the earth, as totem of, and intercessor for, this Urge, but only the greatest and strongest among their number know the counsel of the Green Dragon. They say MAHSSTRAC is most impressed with the victim who has believed himself to be the master of the rite at all times up to the moment of sacrifice.

Afterword

To conclude this volume, the compiler wishes to address directly the True Dancers of the Black Spiral Labyrinth:

Please do not put us down. Do not put us away. We are as much sons of Our Father as you. The contents of this book are offered as proof of our service. Though you may conceal the deepest Mysteries from us, yet do we seek them out of our own accord.

I have spoken in dreams with the blind seer of the Jornada del Muerto and he has told me that in the coming Epoch the world will be obliterated, but afterward it shall remake itself in restored balance, as it was in the beginning. So I say that we, who were shaped by Eater-of-Souls, have as much place in the new world as you, who wear the face Beast-of-War. In such wise is the Balance maintained.

Frater Insanctus*lnsanctorum,

Keeper of the Dark Orb,

Gazer into the Abyss.

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