Incident 6259-01

I welcome you all
To this tale not so tall
Of a researcher by name of Kale
The discovery he raised
Though it was highly praised
Would also be where he would fail

During certain occasions
In Kale’s occupation
Tapping chaos was normal indeed
But what set this apart
From the times in the past
Was that chaos had tapped back, it seemed

While unravelling inventions
For traveling dimensions
He found creatures of void, yet with shape
He got glimpses and glances
At their swirls and their dances
Enchanting in form and in scape

The great findings he found
Did amaze and astound
Both colleagues and superiors alike
They observed over time
That the creatures would chime
On the glass between worlds when they liked

He did see great reward
Of Foundation's accord
For his great and ornate observation
All the goals he could ever
Hope to win, to the letter,
Came together in quaint congregation

But for all of its wonders
His gem lost its lustre
Fifteen minutes had bid him farewell
His fame lasted long
But his fans had moved on
Many of them now legends themselves

Now his crowning achievement
Taunts Kale when he sees it
By fame’s absence, made hollow and raw
Sorrow barely contained
And all that remained
Was a hunger to find it once more

So Kale studied in secret
Methods ancient and recent
To cross over to the land he provoked
With techniques he employed
What lay in the void
Would somehow fill his, he had hoped

It was fortune, perhaps,
That the readings did match
Many qualities of Kale's own realm
He exclaimed that "At last!
My dreams are within grasp!"
As he donned a white hazard suit helm

His thirst at last quenched
As he slowly was drenched
In the world beyond his where he strode
The physical wildness
And visual vibrance
Had surely been worth the workload

And there in the ether
Lurked the creatures whom could neither
Be painted by brush nor by tongue
But he looked around slowly
And with a great woe he
Had realized just what he had done

The things rushed and they raced
Through the door he had placed
Into cities and districts and towns
Short work made of corrupting
By the beasts now erupting
All wrapped in his ambition’s gown

While his effort this eve
Had made menaces free
Kale knew he was, at least, alive
And he was right to store
An emergency door
In his pocked, should things go awry

And through that he jumped back
To an armaments rack
Hoping that he could find a world killer
Hope was leaving so fast
When a gleam through the glass
Revealed an XK-grade Shock Pillar

So the pillar he dragged
Through reality's snag
Along to a cave out of sight
But he would have to stay
'Lest its circuits decay
If he was to bring blaze to this blight

He decided it nice
To pay the ultimate price
If it would end this place where fear thrives
So through whirring and blurring
And churning and stirring
Kale held on for all the dear lives

With Kale's palms growing sore
He gazed at Earth once more
Feeling happy like he was a boy
Though he would miss it dear
That day made it clear
That it was not for him to enjoy

With calamitous cries
And ravenous eyes
The things dashed to their home under siege
But he was spared of their claws
When a blare and a pause
Signaled that it would all end with speed

I hope you have gathered
Through the themes and the matters
Now that we’ve reached the end of this tale
That the past is where it should be
Be content, lest you would see
The outcome of Researcher Kale

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