Before writing this dedication, I read through the private messages I had with Ryan “Mechanoreceptor” Northcott. We spoke less about Kult and more about the beckoning abyss in our lives and of the burdens and freedoms of death. Yet our thoughts of Kult were always there, veiled and ever present.
We talked about supporting and trusting each other. Asking the other to help shine a light into the darkened waters we wished to drown ourselves in. To help out the other as we found ourselves caught in the labyrinth of our lives. We spoke about helping out the other with addiction. We spoke about being able to finally play the Kult adventure, Island of the Dead.
We talked about my struggles in November 2019 as I kept seeing the boat of my life slipping further away from the shore, while I was busy cutting the moorings. Mechanoreceptor was there, being an anchor for me as he could. He asked me to deal with not drowning and let everyone else deal with swimming.
When he went, I thought I had only myself to keep myself afloat. This was untrue. A community had grown on the Kult Discord server, dark flowers blooming in friendship. We too grew to support and trust each other. Without us supporting and trusting each other this memorial project would have never become more than a faded idea.
Mechanoreceptor once asked me, “who the fuck am I going to game with if you walk away?”
To which I rejoined, “Who is going to GM if you are not around?”
So I ask you, “who is going to play or GM if you are not there?”
I hope you enjoy the fruits of this project