Promethean Account

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Posterity Report
Operative: Saffron K.

An Account of the Promethean Discovery

and the Implications for Humanity

> Entity: Promethean
> Class: Deceased

”What were the chances of us finding him?”
”Like catching a baseball pitch thrown from another galaxy. He’s one in infinity”

It is terrifying to think of how soul crushingly small we are. We often long to return to Earth, but our planet is nothing but an atom in a vast sea of astral eternity. It is easy to assume the size of the Backrooms is measurable – quantifiable. Finite. Understandable. But there is evidence to suggest the opposite. If you begin to think of the Backrooms as Superclusters, great Attractors, and unfathomable Voids… then you may be closer to the madness of reality. Consider infinite levels of infinite space, twisted up within itself through non Euclidean geometry, fractals exploding outwards in endless complexity. Imagine the Far Rooms: limspaces millions of levels away from Outpost Kochni, and you are beginning to fathom the theorized immense scale of this realm we have by chance stumbled into. And that is simply one Liminal System, in a reality of potentially billions.

The Promethean is the only human from the Far Rooms ever discovered. Was he native to the Backrooms, or perhaps another system entirely? We cannot know for sure quite yet; as chance would have it he was found dead. However… left behind on their corpse was a miracle. The Promethean Database. On this portable hard drive was multiple terabytes worth of encrypted files describing first hand accounts of the Far Rooms. Levels that are impossibly out of reach. Flora that can heal impossible wounds. And… monsters. Monsters so terrible we cannot comprehend. But through it all we have deciphered information that hints at Antiquity: a massive thriving metropolis located on a safe level - and possibly the greatest collection of humanity within any Limspace. Home.

We theorize that there are far off “level 1's”, levels of unknown distance from the UNCB where humans can also, by chance, no-clip into the Backrooms from Baseline. To assert with any certainty that our Level 1 is the singular point of entry would be foolish given the potential scale of things, or if connected Limspace Systems would allow for entrance. Where the Far Rooms “level 1's” are, or where Antiquity is for that matter, is still unknown. The deeper we study into the Promethean Encyclopedia the better chance we have of braving the Far Rooms; and, one day, connecting to this society of humans who have thrived in this realm for so long before us. We are all brothers and sisters wandering without purpose, but the Promethean gives us hope to find a place we belong again. His knowledge pushes us to keep exploring ever deeper into the madness of the Backrooms. The only way we’ll find the answers is to move forwards, even if it costs us our sanity, or our lives.

Deciphering the Database has become an ongoing mission taken up by archivists on baseline and within the Backrooms themselves. Once shared through the archiver terminals it became possible for anyone connected to the network to access the Database - for each file found on the drive was uniquely encoded as if to protect the information from discovery by the wrong hands. If the Promethean had a terminal which could read these files easily it was either lost or destroyed before we found their remains. As such, each entry made readable is a shot in the dark looking for information that maybe, just maybe, will assist humanities survival… or lead us to Antiquity.

May our yearning paleolithic gaze, robbed of a horizon, still ever catch the glimmer of a far off guiding light.

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