July 8th, 2011

zap

order vs. chaos... first ones... and then there is The Truth.



  • https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/First_Ones

  • ... Over the millennia, the Vorlons and the Shadows became engaged in a war over their different philosophies. The Vorlons believed that the best way to teach the younger races was through order, law, and discipline, while the Shadows believed that the best path to teaching younger races lay through chaos, conflict, and strife. So embroiled did these two races become, so involved in their own conflict over their philosophies that they themselves lost their way, setting up an endless cycle of wars in which the younger races were pitted against each other as pawns...

     
  • https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Vorlon
  • ... While almost all the other species of First Ones left the galaxy, the Vorlons stayed behind to act as guardians for younger species. Vorlons shepherded these worlds and the inhabitants were enthralled by their appearance; some worshipped them as gods.[6]

    The Shadows took on the same mantle with an opposed philosophy. In this conflict, the Vorlons represent Order. They act as architects, building alliances, encouraging the rule of law and inspiring cooperation. In practice, Vorlons enforce adherence to their rules. Their philosophy is embodied by the question "Who are you?" Sometimes called "The Vorlon Question", it encourages introspection, patience and places identity over goals...

    ... Vorlon Quote:“Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth.”