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Phrozen wrote:Well, the Kings of Eris and the Natural Philosophers are my top two. I mean what kind of person can keep all their various cabals moving in some sort of common goal. Though I would like to hear about them all eventually.
Voltron64 wrote:So to quote Planetary...
"Magic's just signal, just information... You've seen me playing computer games... heard me talking about cheat codes. Things I can say to the computer that alter things in the game environment. Magic words. Magic is the cheat codes for the world. Sending a signal to reality's operating system, see?"
Phrozen wrote:So shades of Hunter S. Thompson, Dylan, Bradbury, and others. Though Killroy would contend that anarchy would not equal chaos. Anarchy simply means there is no official authority, just authority that one chooses to follow or not and the laws of nature and economics still apply.
Killroy I would imagine is pretty unique in that he was never formally introduced as Eris doesn't actively recruit. Most of its members that know about the conspiracy actually came from other conspiracy factions as noted.
Also, I imagine Killroy likes to quote a lot of Hayek for some reason. "The pretense of knowledge" and "the road to serfdom" is something it sounds like he would accuse to the Enlightenment of. I would suggest that to NPCs he wouldn't be the main driving force behind Eris's philosophy. He provides the underpinnings but admits that others have done the bulk of the justifications and work. He is just a voracious reader and is incredibly charismatic when it comes to putting forth the ideas. As he says, he is just standing on the shoulders of giants like Smith, Diderot, Voltaire, Paine, Locke, Jefferson and others even if they were involved with the Conspiracy are were in general statists.
*Killroy tends to be a lot more in the present then other members.
It should be noted that the White House, Washington Mall, Presidential Seal, and the One Dollar Bill all are based on One World Order designs of similar nature.
Which may be why so many powerful people ignored his flaws to put him in place.
Sophia is limited in what she can do to help humanity by her programming. A factor that she is severely annoyed by.
Sophia is exceptionally fond of Jungian psychology, considering it and religion to be part of a larger development of humanity's ability to conceptualize higher concepts.
*A lot of the time the Conspiracy only has 12 factions. Eris can go silent or non-existent for years or decades only to come back quite suddenly and strike.
** See execution of Charles Stuart, The French Revolution, The Hussites, Dutch Revolt, Russian Revolution etc. Not most of these destablize a area enough that other factions could co-opt and grow stronger.
Obviously, it didn't work out quite as well as he'd hoped.
Since it's magical, it functions with all text-based sources too but the Enlightenment doesn't realize this and it requires an immense source of power.
Again, he's quite aware this may be lunacy but he's operating on his own moral initiative as opposed to anyone elses.
Thompkins is, unwittingly, the man who actually killed the previous King. He's also functioning as a de-facto Queen of the Agency.
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