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11.7.4 Babel, God of Oblivion
Cosmologists and Mythologians have long known that our world, the vast array of planes referred to collectively as the multiverse, exists alongside an immeasurable void of Primal Chaos. They know that in ancient days a god named Babel, Lord of the Iron Crown and Flame-Bright Spear, was given dominion over the border between the void and the world. It is often said that this god was driven mad by His charge, His mind hopelessly confounded by overexposure to that which cannot be described. Nevertheless, as many will testify, Babel's presence and power have recently been made manifest in Achaea once again. Overshadowed and driven into long exile by the jealous power of rainbow-eyed Eris, Babel has returned to reinstate the ancient order first established by Sarapis Himself, whereby the consuming powers of Chaos were restrained and dominated by the immense, focused will of a single god. Despite claims made by other gods to a portion of Eris's legacy, Babel steadfastly maintains Himself to be the only true Chaos God, holding His will and His will alone to be in perfect alignment with the nature and essence of the void. Babel speaks an ominous prophecy of inevitable doom over the peoples and worlds of Creation, proclaiming that the epochal moment of the Horror's coming provoked a relentless process of cosmic decline that has continued and will continue until the final moments of the world. Like a steel blade in a bath of acid, the very fabric of reality is slowly being consumed by the advancing tide of Chaos, and all is returning to the original state of undifferentiated nothingness. Furthermore, declares the Lord of the Unknowable Mysteries, this is a process and a conclusion which all wise men and women ought to seek and desire with earnestness. There is no greater state available to a mortal or immortal than to be perfectly nothing, to be perfectly one with an infinite void that is also nothing, and to perfectly know and understand all things because all things are nothing. This is the profane vision of the mad god of the outer reaches, and this is the great goal towards which He constantly strives. Woe to those who would deter Him, and woe to those who would share in His foul work, for the black eyes of Babel see nothing but that which is consumed and that which will be consumed before the final moments of existence.