The Last Hunt
The Book of ProphecyThe Last Hunt is a prophetic book written in 102 YSB by the Ryseum Scribe. It contains a proclamation of the author's status as seer of Farnard, the Divine of Time, and describes the events of the end of existence when Guamata descends upon reality. Its author's identity is never given.
Though a small book, it has become one of the most controversial texts in the history of Macalgra. It is taken as the word of the gods by some cults, but also seen as heresy by the Temple of the One and Six Gods and other major religions. It was banned in the Sura Empire in 2571 YSB as heretical, while it is considered the holiest text of the worship of Atena Yegan in Curaslin.
SummaryThe book opens with a recount of the author's encounter with Farnard, Divine of Time, who dictates to him to write a book of prophecy. An excerpt is included, apparently the words of Farnard, about the nature of time.
Following this a shortened form of story of The Creation of the World is included. Theories on Guamata's nature are debated and then the author begins to recount the prophecy given to him by Farnard. In the end of time Guamata shall destroy the Serpent of the Moon's wall around reality.
From their slumber shall rise the Nameless First Dragon and other forgotten gods, and the Nameless First Dragon shall lead Dragonkind up to war. Frugi will lead the souls of the mortals in her chariot, accompanied by The Divines, spirits, familiars and other creatures of power. In the ensuing clash, Macalgra will be sundered into pieces by Guamata.
It was said in the beginning of time by Farnard's prophecy that at the end of time, when the sands finally cease their trickle, the claws of Guamata shall sunder our fair world. Rising from their deaths every god shall be summoned, and against the first god, the oldest god, shall turn all magic.
Across the cosmos the flames of souls shall burn as bright as in their first moment, like torches before a great storm, and then gone with just a gust. And through the fields of death shall ride shadows with malevolent form, upon dead stars as their steeds.
When the last bell of Farnard echoes across the planes, upon its fading toll the host shall rise, all creatures called to Frugi's side and so begins the Last Hunt.