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March 3, 2008

Ted: The New Gods, Part Eleven

Sulek was sick, broken, in his mind, and nothing the Abbot tried could heal him. In his grief about his mortal family's rebuke, he broke his vows, fled the abbey, and took a wife to attempt to reclaim his lost humanity.

He Changed her enough so that could accept his seed. He Worked Changes on the plasm, then on the embryo. Changes that were forbidden. The highest Law of the Order was that one must never force a Change.

But Sulek wanted to be God among gods. Of course the birth killed his wife. Inconsequential.

Sulek named the child Tool.

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