THE RED QUEEN APPROACHES as a quick and confident madness, carefully diligent and obscured as she spins the webs of discord between the cracks of an otherwise dull and unassuming monolith – the consensual reality. She appears to the uninitiated as brief doorways of spray paint or chalk upon street walls and corridors; a series of strange breadcrumbs and runic white rabbits which chart the way towards an unspeakable and alien wonderland.
-Excerpt from the Liber Sigilum by the AAO.
A global network of occultists bent on bringing down reality itself by placing cracks in reality, writing cryptic messages and sigils in plain sight, feeding an infant deity bound for godhood, until it has reached its full power. Sounds like something out of a Stephen King or HP Lovecraft novel, doesn’t it? Well, its more or less true. I mentioned her already in a previous post (read : A Weird Daydream), and yes, she is a fairly modern godform born out of a crazy magickal working where a group of occultists over at the pre-hack Occult Forums created a type of spell header to bind and mutually power their spells and workings together, which they called a Linking Sigil.
|The Linking Sigil (Ellis)|
A fairly detailed, post by post record of the original groups workings with the sigil, or Ellis, was contained in a book titled “Ellis – Assault on Reality”. The other uses of the linking sigil, or Ellis, by which it was known later, included using it not only as a spell header, but to also link their magickal spaces, Hauted places, Sacred Sites, Talismans and many other places where the “veil of reality” was said to be thin.
Another interesting development was its use in “glitterbombing”, where they “tag” the sigil, along with a message like “Ask Me How”, “Reality is Up for Grabs”, or something else along the same lines that’s equally mysterious. All the energy absorbed from all the magickal places and workings turned the Ellis into a veritable “crack in the fabric of reality” when drawn onto a fairly normal space. Magickal Energies would seep and affect anyone and anything that happens to be in the vicinity, maximize the effects of a haunting and wake up any dormant magicks in an area. This would then “pry open the eyes of a sleeping humanity to the terror and wonder of the worlds beyond”, and maybe even lead them to their own magickal practices!
That was one of the long-term goals behind the Ellis sigil in the first place, to create a fluid, magickal reality, where magickal workings would be much easier and even have observable results. “Damn it! We want fireballs!” Arjil, the one who originally designed the Linking Sigil (LS), cries in one post. It was a rebellion against mundane reality, an experiment to test the limits of what is possible with magick.
As the discussion drew on, they were able to gather more and more support from many occultists outside the US and UK, ultimately becoming a group bound by one single thing – The Ellis. Over time, it became attached to so many places and has gathered so much energy, and is quickly reaching a spiritual “critical mass”, forming what could only be called a sentience as it seems to act more and more on its own. Finally, people began calling “it” a “her”, a “she”, a “living being”. Ellis, instead of the Linking Sigil or The Ellis.
Mages begun contacting her, and she begun responding back. Her will? To do what she was meant for, mutual empowerment, “I help you, you help me”. To feed her by linking more places of power and spells to her, so she could become powerful enough to fulfill her lofty purpose of creating a truly magickal world.