This is quite a self-indulgent news post, primarily because any new RPG by Obsidian gets me rather interested. A countdown was started on the developer’s site a few days back and Friday (tomorrow) will be the big reveal day. Each update has brought a quotation, of sorts, as well as an extra clue in the site’s source code.
Let’s take a look at what we have (this should be everything that’ll be released before the actual reveal):
“What do the words mean?”
“Nothing. The Dirge of Eir Glanfath is found without form, a lone voice crying out in mourning because it must.”
“To tenderness, fellowship. To fellowship, vigilance. So bring we all to the Night Market. I am the Spindle of Esenath. Know me by my light and stand with me in darkness.”
“The book unread is unwritten. The reason we don’t explain it is the reason we use it. Its power is in its mystery. That is the Leaden Key, in part, in whole. Is it clear?”
“Digging for truth buries the seeker.”
“Two centuries ago, your divine champion told the people of Dyrwood to grovel at his feet. If you’ve come on pilgrimage to the blasted crater that was our reply, Godhammer Citadel is that way.”
“I recognize your pain. Your kind must learn it comes from straining against the turning of the world. It spins thus. You cannot stop it. One day, you will wake up. You will stop pulling. The pain will be gone. Until then, all your waking hours are suffering.”
“In time, waves washing against the fingers of Geiran’s Grasp will call them back into the sea. The difference between you and the sea is that the sea does not stop.”
“This world wants to drag us down, it does. It made you a Watcher. No one asks for that. And the weight, that guilt they want to hang around my neck, you don’t have to carry it one more step. You think they won’t let you rest, but it’s not up to them. It never was.”
“There is no sleep for the Watcher.”
Despite the fact that there must be a host of clues in there, I’m still none the wiser. Intriguing, nonetheless. It’s Obsidian, so it’ll be an RPG (probably one with lots of lovely choices and consequences); that much is clear.