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Nuclear Chaos Emblem for the 21st Century

November 19, 2011

This morning, I glimpsed a pattern in the coins I had spread on a kitchen counter last night. The pattern appeared peculiarly symmetrical then changed into chaos viewed from a different angle. The contrast made me instantly recall the concept of alignments in the Dungeons and Dragons (TM) role playing game. Particularly, I contemplated the ideas of universal law and chaos represented in the game. I’ve been unusually drawn to the symbol for Chaos* for much of my life, and the scattered pattern viewed cock-eyed bore a superficial connection.

Here is depicting the randomly arranged coins when I saw them before and after I changed my viewpoint. I’ve labeled them with the alignments I’ve ascribed the patterns to represent. Both are evil because the symbols a viewer might project upon the arrangements, such as arrows or swastikas. At least, those are the images I project and mine is the eye of the beholder. I’m an artist – I’ve even gone to school for Art, ya’ know – and those projections I infuse the images and preach to everyone else. Evil and chaos are themes in my Pazuzu Trilogy, and this is the Pazuzu Trilogy blog.
MONETARY DEGREES OF EVIL

I took each emblem a step further and imagined how each faction might stylize the images for the adversarial morals and means. I submit conventional representations of either alignment. The images are below –

MONETARY DEGREES OF EVIL - Lawful EvilLawful Evil

MONETARY DEGREES OF EVIL - Chaotic EvilChaotic Evil

The original symbol for Chaos – eight arrows pointing opposing compass points – had been inspired by Michael Moorcock’s Stormbringer and found in his stories about Elric, an albino elf. As an artist, I took liberties and updated the emblem for the 21st century. (Prints are for sale a Deviantart – T-shirts and other merchandise at Cafepress )

Chaos Symbol

 

P.S. It is no coincidence the Chosen’s cross desecrated by heathens in the Pazuzu Trilogy bears a resemblance to the emblem

 

Star of Lucifer

 

* A state of disorder to the extremes of pandemonium and despair.

 


Pazuzu Trilogy by Matthew Sawyer

Purchase Pazuzu Trilogy Pocket books and Hardcovers at LULU.

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