Tuesday 16 November 2021

To Baztium

Don't look at me like that. I'm not the first to consider this.

The books of our history are vague, but in places too specific. Most tellingly, I swear they are not old enough to talk knowingly of a time so distant from this modern age. Bastion is a beacon of modernity in every way. It radiates raw now-ness into the world, keeping the past at bay, but it's still out there. 

Outside of our city is a crude world, but with each horizon passed things grow more primal. As our expedition passes into the months and years, we start to feel as if we're crossing centuries or millennia. Trains and canals cannot reach our destination, and the march is hard. 

Such a journey requires travel beyond just the march. We must forget our home... I struggle to picture it even now. A distant silhouette. The towering castle-city. Star-lit and noble. We fight the urge to turn back. 

Now our future is clear. A pilgrimage to the great lost city, a paradise to all that can reach it. A sanctuary from this primordial land of cold stone and traitorous trees. From this misery of vengeful spirits and torn guts. 

Ring out the bells, we begin our journey. TO BAZTIUM. 


  1. There is a place so far from Bastion, both in space and time, that you must forget Bastion in order to reach it. Baztium is the ruined city of the past. A polar opposite to Bastion. One city is the embodiment of the Present, the other is concerned entirely with the past. Or so the shadows whisper, from the emptiest holes of Deep Country.

    1. is the past the opposite of the present? I don't think so. the past is the opposite of the future, the opposite of the present is just the present again. this works because the present is a hyperstition of contradiction. the real reason that the earth is flat is that you CANNOT reach the same place again by walking in a straight line forever. it will always be a different place. (and not in that shitty heraclitus way either)