A Letter From a Colleague in “Thanatica”

Daniil, I am writing this in a hurry, so do forgive the uncustomary brevity.

The Powers That Be are closing in on us. They persecuted us before, as you know, but now they are set to utterly exterminate us. We may yet be able to persevere, but you, my friend, are in grave danger.

It is almost as if your destination was chosen to be the place of your burial. They say there is some kind of disease in the town, of a most lethal variety; perhaps Plague itself.

I have little doubt that the Powers That Be have set up your whole journey. Telman, that vermin, wants to get rid of you more than he wants to cease the outbreak. I wouldn't be surprised if it transpires that there are no medical personnel whatsoever in the town. They will use it as pretext to delegate the whole mess of it to you. If this is the case, I urge you to keep out of trouble. Stay safe, Daniil; wait for the sanitary teams. They will arrive sooner or later.

Take care, my friend. If they tell you to engage the Plague by yourself, refuse it, even if your principles enjoin you to do otherwise. Our research is what matters the most and we will not be able to go on with it if you are dead...

Yours, A

"There is a tight spring of power within each of these people. Each of them can break the routine of human existence and become something greater. They are standing on the verge of their humanity, gazing into the realm where they could serve a different, higher purpose—without even knowing it. Moreover, they are bound to make the leap—in one way or another." - Maria Kaina
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The Polyhedron

The Polyhedron was commissioned by the Kain family, designed by Peter Stamatin, and built by Andrey Stamatin ████ years prior to the events of the game, after y̶o̶u̶ the Haruspex left the Town. It described as a building of mirrors and reflected light, allowed to stand upright with a giant steel-woven "stem" buried deep into the earth; the spring is five-and-a-half meters in diameter and more than 300 meters long. To secure the pin in the ground, they had to mobilize the Kin at the command of Big Vlad. The land was punctured more deeply than ever before, and even the creator of the tower called it a violent crime against nature. Rumors say that pools of blood sometimes well up near the base of the Polyhedron, though no one can find a reason. D̶i̶d̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶f̶i̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶s̶o̶n̶?̶ ̶I̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶t̶e̶l̶l̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶e̶.̶

It is said that the Polyhedron can make dreams a reality; it can take the unique feelings of childhood and allow people to relive them. It's also said to house souls.

We must keep it safe.

I must keep it safe.

Our Emissary.

̶I̶ ̶a̶m̶ Bachelor Daniil Dankovsky is a famed thanatologist, having dedicated his life to study the effects of death and the possibilities of immortality. Trained medic, leader of the lab Thanatica, noticed by the Powers-That-Be for his considerable achievements in the field of medical science. T̶r̶a̶g̶i̶c̶ ̶f̶i̶g̶h̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶S̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶P̶e̶s̶t̶.̶

I am going to champion the dream that is doomed to lose its battle with history. From now on, I will use whatever agency I have left to save the condemned creators and their creation, whose sentence was spelled out by evolution itself. I am speaking of the so-styled "Utopians." Victor, Georgiy, and Maria Kain. Eva Yan. Andrey and Peter Stamatin. Mark Immortell. And Vladislav Olgimsky Jr.

Beware my wrath if any one of my utopians dies. I am going to fight fiercely for my doomed sovereign.

It is all I have left.

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