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Gregory's Plan

> Gregory’s last, suicidal act of heroism was not that. Not exactly. See, Gregory was an intelligent man. A very, very intelligent man who recognized the great power that the staff had shown him. He became aware of such things that could gain him what he most desired: an escape from this reality.
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> As the words of power burned through his body, nearly destroying him, it also formed the seed of an idea that would accomplish this goal. The first step was to kill Chromax. The second step was, of course, to die. Now, this seems rather unusual, being that he desired an eternity of peace in a world of his own creation, but these were the first steps on the road. The way had not been clear before, but as he fell, blinded by the power, it was exactly what he wanted. It was all part of the plan. The winding of the spring that would create his clockwork paradise, free from others.
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> Gregory would awaken in the Library, doomed to serve for untold years. To many, this would be a bargain far too difficult to accept, and they would practically go mad. Gregory simply had to wait. Chromax had to die to help ensure stability on the material plane for long enough, so the plan would have time to come to fruition.
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> Years later, a peculiar being entered the library of its own free will, asking for several obscure texts. It didn’t seem to read them as the shades went about, doing its bidding. Months went by. Eventually, however, it may become clear to others that the being only read the books when a certain shade helped it. Then it would read the books very, very carefully, practicing obscure feats of magic. Tirelessly.
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> This strange creature was, of course, Cog. His ability to understand any language helped him to eventually communicate with the shade of Gregory who for years had been telling Cog about his dream existence, a clockwork afterlife that would exalt the virtues of Brigh. Cog would eventually, under the tutelage of Gregory, learn to wield incredible power.
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> On the last day of Gregory’s servitude, the chief librarian went in search of the gunslinger to release him from his bonds. But he was no longer there. Neither was the strange visitor that had become a fixture in the library for as long as anyone could remember. They were simply gone. No one had seen them leave. No one has seen them since, on the material plane, on Axiom, or on any other plane, should they look. Where they were was a mystery.
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> Perhaps the answer would lie in one of the books.

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