Torpid Slivers #18

The page that follows is the most obscure of the manuscript, presenting a group of ciphers that, in their impenetrability, remind us how the entire opus must remain an enigma. Each image defies representation, save perhaps the isolated head — which superficially resembles the “king” figure depicted earlier, yet deviates from it in ways that, as previously noted, mean it cannot be considered the same. The others are even less intelligible.

Plymenctitus (ibid.) theorizes (but for purposes of secrecy does not elaborate) that these figures retain their hermetic qualities only as static formations of ink on paper, and that were they granted three dimensions and even the slightest mobility, they would betray their mysteries, and all would be lost.

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