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Book of The Shrub - Chapters 9 - 14: The Prophets

Chapter 9: The Book of Sando.

And the fifth day (relative to their universe), the Devs rested. But little did they know, that in their sloth, another great being had arisen (literally), as Zeus from Cronos, nearly as powerful and more influential than his creators. Mortal twig and leaf woven through life itself lifted him clear of the sands of Tatooine. The Devs saw what they had created, and knew fear. They wielded their powers, and made war upon him. They tried with all their might to destroy the Shrub, but alas it was too powerful. They did succeed in casting him down to the sand of the desert and made it appear to be a normal Shrub.

The Moderators, who were then the keepers of the peace, known as the Guardians of Devs, did try to smite the followers. The followers continued praying for revival of the great one who defied gravity and all the laws of physics and of the Devs. But the Shrub, despite being cast to rest on the sand, wielded its power once more and averted the smiting of his followers. Your life or the lives of your ancestors were saved by the Shrub.

Thus twelve is thy number, for it is the number of feet that the great foliage hath risen. And green is thy color, for is it not the color of the noble Shrub?



Chapter 10: The Great Wars

The shrub will conquer all, "The sands will run red with blood, and the nonbelievers shall tremble at it's power. the force will fall to the power of that which was created from it, and the plants of power will once again take their place 12 feet above the sands of Tatooine. the Shrubbites will then construct a glorious army and conquer those which still cling to the pagan gods."



Chapter 11: The Book of Reinen

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the SHRUB when I lay my vengeance upon thee.



Chapter 12: Chapter of Praise

Before I found the Shrub, I was a lurking soul from a time before beta, drifting from thread to thread trying to find an intelligent post or original idea. Then, amidst the posts of Jedi, MCS/SCS, and complaints of people quitting, I did see the Shrub. It helped that the Shrub did rise above the lesser threads. I was drawn to the Shrub by a Force I had never previously experienced, and basked in the harmony and goodwill that emanated from the mere mention of the name of the Shrub. While I did follow the shrub, I witnessed many acts of its power, from its simple act of defying gravity, to the thread it did preserve, to the beings of all races and creeds that did come together under its common cause, forsaking their previous conflicts in order to glorify the Shrub. Now in return for all the Shrub has done for this unworthy poster, I lift my voice and call out for the Shrub's return!



Chapter 13: The Great Struggle

Such an act took not from the power of the Shrub, but doubled the efforts of it's followers to restore it to it's rightful place in the sky. The battles fought were not between the people and the Devs, who are powerful such that fighting them is useless. The battles were fought between the people of the Shrub and those who had less tolerance for those who wished to role play. It was said that the Shrub would not fit into that which all called SWG. It must not be forgotten that the Shrub was first after the Devs, and all that is was taken from the Shrub.



Chapter 14: The Story of Sand Raider

"The Shrub this is the most immature thing I've seen on this board in a while", spoke the Sand Raider. "AAAHHHHH!" Yelled the follower of the Shrub. "Tis' a heathen! Quickly my brethren, we must destroy this dissenter before he can spread his blasphemy!" The Sand Raider was caught and he was hung by his ankles from the titanium likeness of the Shrub that was floating in the village square and left to starve.