Campaign of the Month: August 2008
Tales of the Black Forest
Wyrd refers to how past actions continually affect and condition the future, but also how the future affects the past. The concept of wyrd highlights the interconnected nature of all actions and how they influence each other. Mice embrace wyrd as a conceptual mystery, wherein the tides and tidings of time and timelessness flow and weave always, all ways, entwining the reticulum of the fabric of being and non-being. Wyrd, though conceptually related, does not mean the same thing as predestination or fatalism. In fact, it has more in common with chaos theory than fatalism. Unlike predestination, wyrd allows for one’s wyrd or agency—though everyone else has theirs as well, and no one can predict how they might interact. Thus, wyrd reminds mice that their actions have an impact, even though they cannot foresee what impact they might have.