A Lecture on the Cosmos

Our world is a fragile thing, a perfect pearl in a pounding sea. It is a miracle that the elements necessary for its creation aligned, and in the calm between opposing tides, our island of existence formed.

The Coatl teach of the power of Cosmos, worshipping their prime qualities of order and structure above all others. Yet a world without change is a world frozen, doomed to an entropy which would eventually stifle life itself.

Worshippers of the Dark Gods take chaos and chance as their precepts, and claw at the foundations of the world. They are blind to their own failure to achieve perfect chaos, and the loathsome consequences of structure’s collapse – even our very consciousness relies upon some small piece of order to maintain.

Here, at the eye of the storm, we see what those ideologues fail to. All life exists in a balance, sheltered from the extremes of Chaos and Cosmos, yet made possible by a fusion of both.

In this institution, you will learn the ways of this balance. You will discover how to shape the equilibrium, the ease with which the hand of Cosmos grasps, or the world slides towards Chaos. Yet always you must ensure its return to harmony.

Before you, you will find the scales of balance, and the candle of duality. Take them with you, and take the rest of the day to wander. Seek out the divisions of our world: light and dark, land and sea, life and death, and observe the slender thread separating them. That is the subject of your future studies, and the source of our art.