June 12, 2019
The Journal of The Thrice Mad Silus Olmes
In 1952, a strange individual by the name of Silus Olmes was admitted into the Piedmont Sanitarium located just outside Boston (Before Boston was destroyed by "The Tempest" and was re-built into New Victoria). The middle-to-late aged man was remanded into the custody of the institution after his family verified that he had lost touch with reality and was no longer able to function in day-to-day activities. While many mentally ill patients were in Piedmont Sanitarium at the time, Olmes came to be recognized as unique, as the likes of his pathology, at least its specifics, were anything but textbook. Specifically, Olmes claimed he could traverse beyond the lands of sleep, and explore the deeper, darker dimensions it had to offer. He came to name this realm “The Great Unconscious.” Throughout the years, Olmes claimed there was an encroaching doom “swelling beneath the pillow of every sleeping Bostonian,” and that the benighted denizens of the Great Unconscious were poised to enter our world. Another uniquity granted to Olmes, which couldn’t be explained (as he was, for the most part, relegated to the confines of his cell, or carefully monitored when he wasn’t) was that he seemed to have intimate knowledge of other strange events occurring in Boston – events that only a small circle of Piedmont Sanitarium psychiatrists knew about.
The Journal from which the following excerpts were extracted were written in all manner of fluids, as Olmes was not allowed a proper writing utensil. He scrawled his accounts on the walls in blood, urine, feces, and even insect remains. It was all later transcribed and came to be known as the notorious "Mad Script of the Thrice Mad Silus Olmes."
Considering what eventually transpired in New Victoria, some view Olme's words as prophecies. Others believe they are the ramblings of a terribly sick mind.
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