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#1 [en] 

Hi, I found the following texts on French Ryzom Wiki. I believe they have been published in connection with the ongoing event [Fyros] Pyr, the Empire’s Head. Below, I provide a rough translation of the three booklets (wiki pages).

As a followup, I shall post some comments about the texts

The little trytonian notebooks


Anonymous collections of Trytonian propaganda, found in the underwater libraries of Fairhaven.

1 Preface
2 First Book
3 The Karavan
4 The Techno Lords

Preface


What I will reveal in the pages that follow may cost me my life! The Karavan and the Kamis would not hesitate to hunt me down and blow up the city where I will take refuge! I therefore keep anonymity in order to preserve my life and that of those close to me!
Nevertheless, all that you will read is the truth and the fruit of very long scientific research, extremely dangerous explorations and fruitful readings in the underwater libraries of Fairhaven!

First Book


The statement in this little notebook is an analysis of what our Sages tell us about the Karavan.

The Karavan

The members of the Karavan are mysterious humanoids clothed in black with a face covered by a helmet. Their mission is to spread the word and serve the interests of the goddess Jena. With the exception of the deep Prime Roots, the Karavan is present everywhere on Atys. Its members travel in groups and crisscross the planet on gigantic metallic vehicles. They carry weapons from a technology unknown to all. Most Homins fear them and respect them.

Let us analyze these data:

The Karavans are like us ... They are humanoids like us! But they wear full armor all the time and a mask ...

Two theories:
  • Either they are all sick ...
  • Or something in the atysian atmosphere can kill them
...




They are gregarious as if the lives of each of them counted ... It is possible that this people is in extinction or very few without reproduction since it has reached immortality! Then they have metallic spaceships ... the metal does not exist on Atys! So the Karavan would come from another planet! And Atys is either their last chance ... or a prison they try to get out (see the notebook on the Dragon for this last theory!).

The Techno Lords

We are the disciples of Jena, goddess of Atys and Mother of hominity. We were sent to take care of His children, to show them the way in moments of error and prepare them for divine elevation on the day of judgment.
Be sure, this day is near, Homin! Adore Jena and she will guide you through the gates of paradise to a world of abundance, far from the dragon and Kitins, far from the evil Kami! Take care, these creatures are more concerned with the infected plants than with the homine life. They will take possession of your soul to nurture their selfish desire for self-preservation if you let them do it!
Never forget: like me, you were created in the image of Jena, and the faith you show to her must fill your heart if you want to receive divine grace when Atys can no longer endure the homine life. In exchange for your offerings, she has invested us with divine authority to resurrect your spirit, teleport you to distant lands and teach you how to use our technology.
If, like us, you consider that a homin's life is more important than a simple plant, open your heart to Jena, and She will be your Savior!


Let us analyze these data:
The Karavan says that Jena is the mother of Hominity ... So Jena or any other group named Jena created the Homins ... (see Second Trytonian Small Notebook). The Karavan is said to be his messenger ... And shows a fanatical, exclusive message and submission to the will of Jena ... and as Jena is incarnated by the Karavan ... Submission to Jena. There is also an eschatological character in all this: the aim of a life after death by a total submission to the Truth of Jena!

There are 5 aspects of totalitarianism:
  • One Truth: The Karavan is Jena, you must serve Jena!
  • A single party that holds the unique TRUTH: The Karavan.
  • Control of the economy: You have to help the Karavan (yes, but to do what?) Colonize Atys? Rebuild its destroyed ships during an ancient conflict?
  • The control of all sources of information and police: the Karavan is the only one to inform about Jena and it controls our governments which can hunt and execute us.
  • The establishment of a terror: here, a religious terror specifically shown by this sentence: Beware, these creatures are more concerned with the infected plants than with the homine life. They will take possession of your soul to nurture their selfish desire for self-preservation if you let them do it!

Let's continue this analysis: How does the Karavan justify that she is the messenger of Jena ... By the daily miracle of its technology (teleporter and resurrection) ... Now, curious Trykers and adepts of science, Know that this is not miracle but just science ... Where is Jena and the divinity in all this? According to the same text, we were made in the image of Jena ... But, why is the Karavan aps in his image and hides his face? Is she less in the image than Jena than we or all is that lie?
Then, look carefully at the warnings: watch out for the Dragon, the kitins and the Kamis ... The Kamis are the enemies of the Karavans ... these't certain they are fighting for Atys ... The Kitin, in view of the ferocity of the critters, It is to make sure that we, their voluntary slaves, do not perish and be useful! At last ... the Dragon ... We'll talk about it later ... Now an ultimate thing. It says, "If you want to receive divine grace when Atys can no longer endure the homine life."
Clearly, the Karavan knows that Atys will perish one day ... undoubtedly by his own actions ... hence the hostility of the Kamis ... And it will take away the most zealots of ours, so perfect slaves. But with what? A gigantic spaceship that brought the Karavans back to Atys and crashed ... The Dragon? We'll see it all later!

Edited 2 times | Last edited by Daomei (3 months ago)

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#2 [en] 

Now the second booklet:

The little trytonian notebooks - 2


Anonymous collections of Trytonian propaganda, found in the underwater libraries of Fairhaven.

1 Preface
2 Second Booklet
3 The Karavan
4 Their organization
5 Their Goals
6 Possible threats
7 Myths and Prophecies

Preface

What I shall reveal in the pages that follow may cost me my life! The Karavan and the Kamis would not hesitate to hunt me down and blow up the city where I will take refuge! I therefore keep anonymity in order to preserve my life and that of those close to me!
Nevertheless, all that you will read is the truth and the fruit of very long scientific research, extremely dangerous explorations and fruitful readings in the underwater libraries of Fairhaven!

Second booklet


This second little notebook analyzes the Files of Flanagan (the gamelore can be found here)!
http://mirror.kaetemi.be/www.ryzom.com/game-lore/higher-power/the -flanagan-files.html

It presents a deep and documented study of the Karavan and its myths. I will repeat sentence by sentence what this old thug of Flanagan presents us!

The Karavan

The members of the Karavan are mysterious humanoids clothed in black with a face covered by a helmet. Their mission is to spread the word and serve the interests of the goddess Jena. With the exception of deep prime roots, the Karavan is present everywhere on Atys. Its members travel in groups and crisscross the planet on gigantic metallic vehicles. They carry weapons from a technology unknown to all. Most Homins fear them and respect them.

Let us analyze these data:
If we read that correctly, we only see that the Karavans are but a civilization that has reached a very high technological level ... so honestly we can eventually become their equals ...
But do they want it? I doubt it when I read this: - Keep and extend their influence on the Homins - Keep the secret about their technology and their origin from destructive forces.
In short, we are treated as incorrigible children whose actions must be strictly monitored and limited to a low level of development, this impression reinforced by the following sentence:
Homins' curiosity about the past. It causes them to doubt the precepts of the Karavan and was at the origin of great disasters: the fire of Coriolis and the war of the kitins.

Their organization

  • Guides help their allies in their search. For example, they can tell them how to find the Karavan teleporter.
  • The guards are the soldiers of the Karavan.
  • Teleporters are responsible for helping Homins travel to Atys.
  • The hosts welcome the Homins of good will and entrust them with small missions.
  • The ambassadors are representatives of the Karavan among the tribes that inhabit Atys.
  • The officers give more important missions, the rites.
  • The commanders are the chiefs of the Karavan.


Let us analyze these data:
The Karavan clearly has a military organization! No civilian !!! And they are everywhere to control everything, which strengthens the totalitarian aspect of the Karavan and the religion they impose!

Their goals

  • Maintain and develop the worship of Jena in order to prepare her return
  • Preserving the planet and its resources from goo
  • Preserve and extend their influence on homins
  • Oppose the Kamis and prevent the worship of Elias Tryton from spreading
  • Keep the secret about their technology and their origin towards destructive powers .


Let us analyze these data:
When one reads their goals, one realizes that the Karavan relies on the worship of Jena to control the planet ... and at the same time it rejects Elias Tryton who, nevertheless, is an envoy of Jena! Paradox!
Certainly, if the Karavan is not really Jena's spokesman, on the contrary, use the name and the mythical memory of Jena to assert his totalitarian domination over the Homins! And worse, they refuse to share their knowledge while for millennia, we serve them faithfully!
And I will end by saying that their war against the Kamis adds only to the idea that they colonize Atys and that the planet rejects them! Or they need to rebuild their ships but the planet is afraid of this repair (I'll explain it when we talk about the Dragon!).

Possible threats

  • The Kamis are serious rivals. Not only do they rally to their cause many Homins to the detriment of the Karavan, but in addition they are not vulnerable to their technology. The Kamis also prevent them from installing basic camps on Atys.
  • Goo corrupts the planet and may weaken natural resources.
  • Elias Tryton, who appeared at the darkest hours of the Kitin invasion, risks diverting many Homins from the cult of Jena.
  • Homins' curiosity about the past. It causes them to doubt the precepts of the Karavan and was at the origin of great disasters: the fire of Coriolis and the war of the kitins..

Let us analyze these data:
On this reading, one realizes the Kami / Karavan war, which is based on the rejection of the planet of the Karavans, on the industrial colonization of Atys by the Karavan and on the will to infantilize the Homins so that they remain Blind servants!
Finally, the hatred against Elias Tryton hides something: Elias and Jena would be, in the end, enemies of the Karavan and that the Karavan uses this name of Jena only to keep the Homins in slavery thanks to the memory of this extraordinary woman (see below for better understanding)!

Myths and Prophecies

The Homins lived on an impoverished planet until the Great Dragon, the Prince of Darkness, came and seduced them by visions of pure waters and fertile lands. After having led them to Atys, the Dragon made sure to hide the sun and, in the cold and darkness, to reduce the Homins into slavery.
But Jena, the Goddess of the Sun, the creator of Atys, heard of the Dragon's plans and filled it with eternal fire to prevent it from maintaining a cold climate and extinguishing the light of life. The Goddess then rebirthed the light, causing the Green Push that would allow the Homins to live again in harmony in a world of abundance. Jena sent her disciples, the Guardians of the Karavan, to settle the Homins in different places of the planet so that each race had a role in the preservation of Atys.
Since that day, the faithful Homins have learned to express their gratitude by worshiping Jena and making offerings to his disciples. The Dragon, meanwhile, took refuge in the depths of Atys where he has since slept. The Homins are forbidden to descend into the depths of the prime roots in search of the Dragon's den for fear of awakening his anger.
It is said that before dying, the Great Dragon will awaken again to spit out all the fire of his body causing the end of Atys. Those who remain faithful to the teachings of Jena and who live on the surface of Atys will be saved and transported to a new world of abundance.


Let us analyze these data:
There, we must analyze these myths sentence by sentence:
  • The Homins lived on an impoverished planet until the Great Dragon, Prince of Darkness, came and seduced them by visions of waters
This phrase clearly shows our extra-Atysian origin ... We would have come with the great Dragon. Logically the Great Dragon must be an allegory of an immense spacecraft of colonization ... But if we were enslaved by it, it is because we were a slave population on this ship ...
But whose slave? Pilots of the ship ... Now, what do we already know? Our planet was dying ... The Karavan comes from another world ... The Karavan needs the resources of Atys as if it wanted to save a planet ... Hummm ... Would not the Karavan Pilots of the spaceship where we were slaves?
  • After having led them to Atys, the Dragon made sure to hide the sun and, in the cold and darkness, to reduce the Homins into slavery.
This passage seems to evoke the space voyage in the cold and the night of the sky outside Atys and confirms our slavery.
  • The Goddess then rebirthed the light, causing the Green Push that would allow the Homins to live again in harmony in a world of abundance.
Jena appears at that moment! The Green Push seems to correspond to an attempt to prepare the arrival of the colonization vessel on Atys (a terraform). Jena is represented in the likeness of Homins and Karavans ... so Jena would have been a leader of the Karavans of the colonization ship. She may have gone ahead to prepare the host world ... And returning to the Dragon, she contemplated slavery, which revolted her ... hence our liberation!
But then, the present Karavan is lying to us because there are two Kararan camps: the Karavan of the Dragon which currently dominates us and the Karavan of Jena of which Elias is the Messenger (he is always called the Messenger). When one sees the totalitarian message of the Karavan, personally, I have no doubt about the lying character of the present Karavan! Another point: the Karavan can not live on Atys without its complete combinations ...

Now, if we consider ..
Two cases then:
1. Either the Homins were removed from their original worlds when the Karavan settlement ship was passing over these original worlds ...
2. or we are descendants of the Karavan people who have been genetically modified ... which seems to be confirmed with the degenerate Homins (Cutes and Frahars) which would be the first genetic experiments of Karavan transformation ...
Or worse, we would only be genetic products invented ... Whatever the truth, it horrified Jena and his followers to trigger a civil war Kararan whose goal was the liberation of Homins!
  • Jena sent her disciples, the Guardians of the Karavan, to settle the Homins in different places of the planet so that each race had a role in the preservation of Atys. Since that day, the faithful Homins have learned to express their gratitude by worshiping Jena and making offerings to his disciples.
And hop ! A master stroke! The Karavan recovers and perverts the message of Jena to recover us and enslave us by the religion ... I am viscerally sick and intellectually admiring!
  • The Dragon, meanwhile, took refuge in the entrails of Atys where he has since slept. The Homins are forbidden to descend into the underground of the prime roots in search of the Dragon's den for fear of awakening his anger. It is said that before dying, the Great Dragon will awaken again to spit out all the fire of his body causing the end of Atys. Those who remain faithful to the teachings of Jena and who live on the surface of Atys will be saved and transported to a new world of abundance.
So, these last phrases are very important because they can explain everything ... First, the civil war inside the ship had to crash on Atys ... hence the presence of the Dragon in the deep prime roots ... The Karavans do not want us to discover this, hence the invention of this evil Dragon that should not be awakened ... The fire of the dragon are its reactors ...
And when the Karavan has repaired his ship, his takeoff will definitely burn Atys! Hence Karavan / Kami's merciless war, where the two camps dare not confront each other: if the Kamis use their magic, the Karavan can use its reactors to destroy the planet and thus the Kami ... If the Karavan kills The Kamis, they kill the soul of the planet and therefore the planet ...
Finally, the Goo ... By crashing, the ship had to let escape its fuel which had to infiltrate and mingle with the sap of the roots of Atys, creating and corrupting Atys ... this seems to confirm by the Willingness of the Karavan to use goo as fuel. (Remember the invasion of the Beaches of the Abundance of the Cutes and Gibbais or the Antekamis made such an experience in the Roots).
And it would also explain why the Karavan formally forbade us to go down in the Roots ... we would discover the ship ... Moreover, this already happened: the Fire of Coriolis triggered by the Dragon when miners Fyros discovered it in the Roots ... One can imagine the Fyros discovering the ship, pressing a button ... and boom !!!!!!
I will end up with Kitins ... The Kamis do not fear the Kitins ... even created them (Go visit the secret oasis of the Kamis) ... If the kamis are the soul of atys living on its surface ... the Kitins present in its roots must be its immune system. (It is necessary to recycle the dead spars of Atys) ...
Now, the goo had to make mad the Kitins that spread on Atys killing everything without the Kamis controlling anything! Hence the Swarm after the Fire of Coriolis (when activated, the reactor had to empty fuel again, in large quantities!).
As for the Kamis, Karavan like Homins are not Atysiens ... We are parasites ... I will not be optimistic: but if the Kamis defeat the Karavan ... they will destroy us mercilessly, even their faithful ... We Are dangerous parasites! You only have to see the kamic tolerance of drilling! They use us and only want our total death once the job is finished!
For mercy, Jena comes back and saves us from these fools!
Between slavery and genocide, I choose freedom and Trytonian revolt.

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Daomei die Streunerin - religionsneutral, zivilisationsneutral, gildenneutral

#3 [en] 

The little trytonian notebooks - 3

Anonymous collections of Trytonian propaganda, found in the underwater libraries of Fairhaven.

1 Preface
2 Third Booklet
3 Elias according to Fyros
4 Elias according to the Trykers
5 Elias according to Matis
6 Elias according to the Zorai
7 Analysis of data

Preface

What I shall reveal in the pages that follow may cost me my life! The Karavan and the Kamis would not hesitate to hunt me down and blow up the city where I will take refuge! I therefore keep anonymity in order to preserve my life and that of those close to me!
Nevertheless, all that you will read is the truth and the fruit of very long scientific research, extremely dangerous explorations and fruitful readings in the underwater libraries of Fairhaven!

Third Notebook

Here I will deal with Elias Tryton using the references of the four homin peoples! The works Fyros, Tryker, Matis, and Zorai were read carefully to produce this document.

Elias according to the Fyros

The elders speak of a man in a halo of fire that descended from heaven in a flash of light. He appeared before a small number of elected representatives during the Great Swarm and told them how to lead their people safely through a rainbow.

Elias according to the Trykers

Elders of the Trykers tell the story of Elias, a man in white, who appeared before them during the Great Swarm of 2481 to explain how to guide the homins in safety through a rainbow. The surviving "survivors" think that Elias is none other than Jena's husband, in which case he would be the divine father of Atys! Thanks to Elias, many Trykers were able to fill the lack of a holy father. Everyone knows that it takes two to give life to a homin! This notion corresponds to their utopian dream of living as a couple and having a lot of children.

Elias according to Matis

Some witnessed the "apparition" of Elias who descended from the canopy in a ray of light during the Great Swarm. The elders assert that he is actually a merciful messenger sent by Jena to allow them to take refuge in the Roots and to protect themselves from the kitins attacks of the Great Swarm. It is said that other messengers will come to raise the spirits of the Matis. Some rumors announced the arrival of a great force before the Great Swarm but the sacred texts were lost.

Elias according to the Zorai


Many Zoraïs believe that the appearance of Elias in 2481 was in fact the manifestation of a Great Kami. Three generations ago, he appeared surrounded by a halo of light to a few elected officials to show them how to guide the homins away from the Kitin-infested lands through a rainbow to distant lands, Relative safety of Prime Roots.

Data analysis
Elias Tryton must be a Karavan who took sides for Jena.
He descends from the sky in a halo of fire / light ... This does not seem to you like a spaceship descending from the sky ... Plus, the rainbows of teleportations ... His white garment like Jena then That the current Karavans are in red / gilded and Jena / Elias in white / blue / purple. And the trykers' mention of an intimate relationship Jena-Elias ...
Elias is a Karavan scout loyal to Jena who has a different uniform of the Black Karavans probably to distinguish the two camps during the ancient civil war on the space ship!

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#4 [en] 

Some comments:

The three part series as published in the French Ryzom Wiki seems to be a sort of disclosure of so far hidden Lore of Atys, from the perspective of a Trytonist scientist or historian. It may be connected to the recent event series in the desert.

Yet, I see some imperfections in the text, more exactly breaches of roleplay, anachronisms, and contradictions.

First of all, there is the accusation of "totalitarianism". The critique is twofold.

First, the term "totalitarianism" is disputed in political science, especially the ideal type fashion in the tradition of Brzesinsky/Friedrich to which the enumeration resembles. It is noteworthy that Hannah Arendt, who is widely (though not fully correctly) seen as the creator of theories of totalitarianism, passionately opposed that style of "theories" which in fact played more a political role in cold war (apologizing the abundant tyrannies, military dictatorships and despoties on the "good" western side) than leading to knowledge and enlightenment.

Second, and more important, it is not to see how any homin of Atys may have an understanding of such a term, and many may not even see a point in accusations against patronizing and oppressive rule. Of the four nations, three have sorts of at least authoritarian rule of a king, an emperor, or a theocracy (coming closest to "totalitarian" rule of ideology).

The principle of freedom of the homin is openly embraced in the federation only, while it is implicit to the four pillars in the Desert, the precepts of the desert. The Rangers' precepts, too, have freedom, and equality, too as a prerequisite, and Trytonists may have it as well, while the principles of the Marauders' clans embrace oppression of the weaker. The accusations raised against the Karavan would hardly resound with most homins, even if outlandish terms like "totalitarianism" would be understood.

Also I have some problems with terms like "terraform" in such a pamphlet. Terraforming is a hypothetical technology which can hardly be understood on the level of development on Atys.

I think therefore that the document should be overhauled a bit. Otherwise it is fascinating indeed.

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#5 [en] 

Thanks for the translation :) I believe the notebooks were originally given to the players around 2005 (the first time Elias was seen) - the history of the wiki page says it was filled june 2, 2005. I took the liberty of adding this in the english wiki (http://en.wiki.ryzom.com/wiki/Little_trytonian_notebooks & linking from french page).

I agree on the overall text, there is no way this has been written by an homin. Multiple uses of words like metal, genetics, terraformation, industrial colonisation ... that wouldn't make any sense in an homin's mind. Not to mention the whole part about totalitarism - I really doubt there is homins studying political science on atys who theorized any political system, much less the 5 aspects of totalitarism ...

For me it's simply an analysis by a human player of the documents available at the time - not something that would be accessible by homins characters.

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#6 [en] 

We (lore team) understand you may find those texts exciting but be aware they are not valid at all !

Take it only as point of view from a player, absolutly not what a homin could think or say, even a trytonist.

Edited 2 times | Last edited by Namcha (2 days ago)

#7 [en] 

Bonjour,

Ce fil réveille des tas de souvenirs. Je suis l'auteur des petits carnets trytoniens. Ils ont été écrits en 2005 après une suite d'événements officiels et étaient l'interprétation d'un de mes personnages.

Pour faire simple, les Trykers incluaient selon la lore originelle présentée par Nevrax une légère déviance dans le culte de la Karavan : ils adoraient Elias comme le compagnon de Jena.

Quand j'ai créé mon personnage, j'ai décidé de lui donner la foi en Jena et Elias (et d'en fait un Tryker ultra-traditionaliste mais ça, c'est une autre histoire).

Des événements ont été lancés avec le message d'Elias (on a été téléportés de multiples foi pour échapper aux agents de la Karavan). S'en est suivi une série d'événements où les Kamis et la Karavan ont traqué les agents de la guilde d'Elias pour les mettre à mort.

Ma guilde, trytonienne secrètement et karavan officiellement, a tenté de sauver les Trytoniens traqués (mais ils ont préféré jouer aux martyrs... pffffffffffffffffff).

J'ai alors écrit les théories de mon personnage. A l'époque, la lore était à la fois beaucoup moins développée et bien plus orientée SF de notre impression de premiers joueurs.

En 12 ans, le jeu s'est enrichi et les émois des premiers mois liés aux multiples mystères et aux événements pleins de tensions et de promesses ont conduit à ces petits textes considérés comme hors lore actuellement mais pas dans les cogitations des premiers temps.

Les maladresses sont dues à ma jeunesse de l'époque et à l'effervescence roleplay de la communauté d'Aniro de l'époque (qui se souvient de la répération des tps de la Loria, des Assemblées des Lacs avec Paera, de la première route de l'eau, de la garde Drakarys et de Thanys etc).

Last edited by Luth (2 months ago)

#8 [en] 

Merci pour ton passage Luth. Oui tu as raison. Il y a eu beaucoup de changement de la Lore depuis ce temps lointain. Notre vision à l'époque était tout autre. Le vécu qui a fait bougé sur Aniro n'est pas le vécu des autres serveurs. A présent, c'est autre chose, un autre monde. Il faut savoir laisser la place aux souvenirs et aussi laisser la place aux jeunes :) *dit celle qui écrit les Memoires d'une homine*

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#9 [en] 

Thanks Luth as well. It was fun to translate your work, and I welcome the context you provided.

Hopefully we'll see you again on the bark. Your kid should be old enough now to allow you some free time :) .

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