Book of Chalices: The Three Metamorphoses

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Identifier bookofchalices1
Categories Misc
Tags smallitem, huskcult

The Book of Chalices: The Three Metamorphoses is a miscellaneous item.


The Book of Chalices: The Three Metamorphoses contains teachings written by The Church of Husk. It contains the answer to the Ecclesiasts question in the "Way to Ascension" event chain.

It can be bought from Husk Merchants, provided the player has at least 30 Reputation with The Church of Husk.


When held it displays the following text:

Book of Chalices: The Three Metamorphoses
Three metamorphoses of the spirit do I designate to you: how the spirit becometh a chalice in the shape of a man’s fortitude, the chalice emptieth of the stale wine, and the chalice refilleth with fresh wine.

Many things are there for the spirit to carry, the strong spirit in which the reverence dwelleth.

What is there to carry? so asketh the spirit, holding out its hands. What is the heaviest thing? asketh the spirit, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength.

Is it not this: To descend to the deepest depths to tempt the temper?

Or is it this: To feed on the fruit of knowledge, and for the sake of truth to suffer hunger of soul?

Or is it this: To go into foul water when it is the water of truth, and not disclaim the pests and parasites within it?

Or is it this: To love those who despise us, and to give one's hand to the phantom when it is going to frighten us?

All these heaviest things the spirit taketh upon itself: and as a chalice in the shape of a man’s fortitude, it rejoiceth in its strength.

But then riseth a miasma from the chalice, for the man’s fortitude carrieth burdens of old, now stale and foul.

Thus speaketh the miasma to the spirit, "Thou shalt!"

The ideas and values of thousands of years in the air reeketh. "All the values of things embalming me. All values have already been created, and all created values—do I represent. Verily, there shall be no 'I will' any more." Thus speaketh the miasma.

My brethren, wherefore is there need of emptying the chalice? Why sufficeth not the fortitude of man, which renounceth and is reverent? To create new values—that, a mere man cannot accomplish: but to create itself freedom for new creating—that can the fortitude of man do.

To create itself freedom, and give a holy Nay even unto duty and humanity: for that, my brethren, there is no need of the man. To assume the ride into new values—that is the most formidable assumption for a reverent spirit.

But tell me, my brethren, what is the value of an empty chalice? For is it not the wine that gives it purpose? Thus must we find a new wine, fresh and untainted, beyond the fortitude of man, yet within its grasp.

Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy Yea unto life, the fortitude of life itself. A fortitude readily within the grasp of those who dare to reach out, as if a Gift the world has handed us.

Thus comes the third and final metamorphosis, the Ascension: the man’s spirit filled with new life, the fortitude of man and the fortitude of the world as one. Its own will, willeth now the spirit; his own world winneth the world's outcast. Thus is the quintessential form.

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