The Georgia Guidestones are a monument in northeastern Georgia, United States. It consists of five stone slabs which have been raised in a star pattern. It was built in 1980 to await The End Of The World As We Know It. On it, advice for rebuilding civilization is listed in different languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. This included keeping the population of humans under 500,000 people.
Furthermore, it has a mission statement - "let these be guidestones to an age of reason" - in Babylonian cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphics. The monument also is able to track the sun, as well as the equinoxes and solstices, as well as further astronomical alignments, such as to the North Star. An astronomer had to be hired from the University of Georgia to implement the design.
The people who commissioned the building remain anonymous, and the sole person to work with the construction company who made and erected the stones insisted on using a pseudonym - "Robert C. Christian" - and that all documentation was to be destroyed after the project was completed. After this, "Christian" transferred ownership of the land to the county, stated "you will never see me again", and left. All his correspondence came from different cities, and he never sent a letter from the same place twice.
Since then, a coven of witches from Atlanta has adopted the monument as a ritual site. A psychic by the name of Naunie Batchelder has claimed that the true purpose of the site would be revealed "within 30 years". It also attracted attention from Yoko Ono. The last letter from "Christian" arrived shortly before the September 11 attacks. The banker organizing the construction of the monument for Christian has kept all the letters and documents, despite "Christian's" instructions.
The structure is controversial in parts of the Bible State. Some opponents have called its instructions "the Ten Commandments of the Antichrist", and many associate it with Satanism. Some suspect "Christian" to be a member of a Luciferian secret society" at the forefront of the New World Order. Others suspect the name to be a homage to the founder of the Rosicrucians, one Christian Rosenkreuz
Game and Story Use
- The Guidestones might indeed have been created as a ritual site - perhaps they are channeling a ley line.
- It is possible that they have been enchanted to cause the apocalypse in the first place - in which case the PCs need to destroy it. But they might have to deal with the spirit guardians bound to the site - and then they need to destroy it and get away from the police investigation…
- Perhaps "Robert C. Christian" really was Satan in disguise.
- They might have been build in anticipation of the End Times of the Cthulhu Mythos.
- Robert C. Christian might be a Time Traveler from After The End. He knows You Cant Fight Fate, but wants to at least give mankind a foot up on rebuilding right.
- Or a time traveller from a less extreme future with a weird sense of humour - or a political agenda, coupled with a desire to produce "ancient wisdom".
- Stone is pretty resistant to the ravages of Post Apocalyptic Decay - these might be intact when rediscovered centuries from now.
- This raises the interesting prospect that some of the ancient documents currently in circulation might have roughly as much to do with ancient civilisation as these things have to do with ours - what we think of as ancient culture might be nothing more than the opinions of a self important tit with a messiah complex who happened to create something that outlasted the records of the majority.