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Even Chaos Fears Entropy

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  • Even Chaos Fears Entropy

    For those of you who like to get into the details, I read this from WHILE THE GODS LAUGH.

    Orunlu the Keeper speaks to Elric:

    Orunlu: "I have been told that the knowledge contained in the Book could swing the balance on the side of the forces of Law. This disturbs me -- but, it appears, there is another possibility which disturbs me even more."

    Elric: "What is that?" Elric said.

    Orunlu: "It could create such a tremendous impact on the multiverse that complete entropy would result. My Masters do not desire that -- for it could mean the destruction of all matter in the end. We exist only to fight -- not to win, but to preserve the eternal struggle."
    The destruction of all matter would be a problem in almost any reality, except, I guess, in a reality that has no matter. An astounding concern from a mere chaotic guard dog.
    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

  • #2
    But does a reality that has no matter truely exist? Or, to re-word, is it truely a reality at all?

    As for the difference of Chaos and Entropy, here's an explaination I used in a story once. It is said by a priest of entopy to a man who's obsessed with chaos.

    “Chaos is madness, as you have now discovered. It is ambition with no purpose.� Otou felt the warm tears dripping over his knuckles. “Entropy is the beauty of change. The inevitable downfall of society. The endless possibilities of humanity and nature. With it we can create or destroy. It is the one truth none can deny. It is the eventual and guaranteed end of all awareness.�
    "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
    --Thomas a Kempis

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    • #3
      I always gathered from different "believes" and world-views in fantasy that Chaos is creative although it can be fairly destructive in the process while Entropy will inevitably lead into a a "great nothing"...
      Might have got that wrong, but that's the way it seemed to me.

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      • #4
        really? I always tought entropy was like the link between the end and the begining.

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        • #5
          Well, my above quote is from an Entropy Priest's POV...so it is a little biased. :roll:

          In the philosophy of it, I would have to say that Chaos is completely lacking in purpose or order; whereas Entropy is decay of the present state.
          "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
          --Thomas a Kempis

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          • #6
            Poetic

            I think that is very poetic, "We exist only to fight -- not to win, but to preserve the eternal struggle." I think it reflects the struggle within us all. Those with my personal moral beliefs especially. I believe that the only honorable path in life is the path to enlightenment and perfection in all things. It is questionable whether or not Perfection is attainable, but to not care is to sin (for me anyway).

            Thanos

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