Filth Guardians

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TRANSMIT - initiate the titan signal - RECEIVE - initiate the eel mucous lexicon - WERE NOT COMPOSED OF ALTOGETHER FLESH AND AND BLOOD…THEY HAD SHAPE…BUT THAT SHAPE WAS NOT MADE OF MATTER - illumine the Strains of the Filth - WITNESS - The Filth Guardians.

There is a Tibetan word, "tulpa." It translates to "thought-form", a construct of the mind given physical substance, a manifestation of the soul. Imagine then, sweetling, what the tulpa of a Dreaming One would be. Not an existing creature corrupted by the Filth, but the Dreamers' dreams made flesh.    

The Sun-Eaters are. But they are not like you. Their thoughts are not your thoughts. Their names are better expressed as wavelengths. They see on the planes you have not yet discovered. They have heard the screaming of stars and remember the diaspora of galaxies. They have supped on quantum foam.    

A mother sleeps, but her body is still aware enough that she will not roll over the infant laying next to her. Do you see? The perceptions of the Dreamers are vast. They dimly perceive the universe in slumber, through an obsidian mirror. These Dream Guardians are their alien perception of life on earth.    

The Filth Guardians have taken manifold shapes down the aeons. We spy their current shapes. See the Hound. See the Arachnid. See the Bird. See the Boar. The Dreamers' thoughts are not your thoughts, sweetling. This is how they interpret dogs, spiders, birds, and pigs, twisted by the translation of their unknowable minds.    

See the Unutterable Lurker. Tremble at its cyclopean scope. This is the Sun-Eaters at their most lucid, the purest form of their avatars, guided by their titanic wills. Its vast maw is a prelude to their limitless hunger. It devours whatever it destroys, ravenous forever. It is the hunger dreams of the Sleepers, anticipating their feast upon waking.    

The greater Filth Guardians, summoned from elsewhere, contain fragments of memory, the foggy shreds of their masters' sleepy minds. Combining these scattered shards may form a coherent thought.    

Blessed by the Immaculate Machine and Her Gaia Engines. They keep the Dreaming Ones sleeping in suspended lullaby, and purifying the Filth emanations from the colossus Sleepers. This you've already surmised, sweetling, but do you know the other function of the Engines? The Dreaming Ones altar reality in their sleep, their dreams shape the cosmos. Through suggestion, the Engines can, in a desperate moment, guide the Sleeper's will to mold reality to Gaia's specifications…or as close as possible. This is the apocalyptic failsafe. At the End of Days, the machines all activate in unison, directing the Sleepers' dreams, and resetting reality. This has happened four times. Each time, it happens a little closer to ultimate oblivion. Each time the Engines are a little less efficient, a little more compromised. Can they manage another reboot?    

Filth Guardians #1 Details Instanced The Blue Mountain

The Blue Mountain Instanced

Hovering over twisted roots to the left of the mouth to The Guardian's Cave. The Guardian's Cave is at (310,930) in the Blue Mountain. This instance is normally used during the mission "The Research of Tyler Freeborn", but can be entered without any mission.

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Filth Guardians #2 Details 625,650 The Carpathian Fangs

The Carpathian Fangs 625,650

Atop the stairs to the second floor of Emma's Cabin, the Smith's House.

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Filth Guardians #3 Details 1235,675 The Carpathian Fangs

The Carpathian Fangs 1235,675

Hiding in an Orochi van in a floating rock of the Breach. Access this rock from the second level of the tower there. If careful, one can slowly creep up to this lore. If you cannot reach it traditionally, aim the reticle at it and hit 'F' as best as you can while near it.

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Filth Guardians #4 Details 710,990 City of the Sun God

City of the Sun God 710,990

Deep in the Ravine of the Champion near a Filth puddle.

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Filth Guardians #5 Details 30,685 City of the Sun God

City of the Sun God 30,685

In the corner of the temple where the Filth Guardian Arachnid Heropsis lurks.

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Filth Guardians #6 Details Instanced New York

New York Instanced

Behind some cubicles by the window of the QBL office directly before the drop down to face the Unutterable Lurker within the Manhattan Exclusion Zone (470,595).

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Filth Guardians #7 Details Instanced Agartha

Agartha Instanced

Drops from any of the Lair Megabosses summoned into Deep Agartha.

Filth Guardians #8 Details Regional Ritual Sites Unknown

Unknown Regional Ritual Sites

Combine all four Congealed Essences that drop from the chests that spawn by killing each Regional boss. Only the player combining the Essences will receive this piece of lore.

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