This was revealed to me in dreams. I saw the sum of all Games, as it was recorded at the end of times. I saw the games, and all the glory and misery they caused. I saw wars, both metaphorical in the board and literal in the fields. I saw flame, greed and hunger taking out three-quarters of all lives, and the remaining quarter quarreled over which pieces were canon and true to the game, alluding to millennia of changes, adaptations and replication. I saw men and women fight over a Truth that did not exist, but in their minds, for the ancient game they alluded was no more, but persisted, moving upon the face of the waters, among the formless void. I was asked to give testimony of what I saw, so that men and women of understanding may understand The Name of the Game.
Abandoned chess pieces
- Archers may come down from their Towers (rooks) and move up to two spaces in a single cardinal direction only to