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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

(The Second Coming,
by William Butler Yeats)

The Widening Gyre[edit]

The Widening Gyre is an Exalted play by post style game on the rpg.net forums. It is a game of intrigue and kung-fu action, politics and war, of nation-building, of mortals gifted with the power of the gods, of hubris, of epic deeds, of fantastic ascents and cataclysmic falls. Most of all, it is a game about the end of the world, and the story of the five chosen to stop it.

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