Object 475

The Holder of Coincidence

In any city, in any country, go to any mental institution or halfway house you can get yourself to. When you reach the front desk, ask to visit someone who calls himself "The Holder of Coincidence". You will actually be speaking to the Holder, who in this case, prefers a more "hands-on" approach.

He will lead you to the backdoor of the complex, and simply leave. Do not open the door, for the last circle in hell shrinks to compare to what lies beyond it. Rather, knock four times to be granted entrance, and proceed. The door will close behind you, casting you into pitch black.

After a moment or two, you will hear running footsteps, human in pattern. Ask the darkness, "What role does Chance play in The Game?" The footsteps will pause, lights will come on, and you will see the Holder again, but in his true state. His face has only been described as the most horribly scarred and disfigured, and he will begin to move toward you in an inhuman rhythm, almost as if frames have been removed from your perspective. When he approaches you, do not EVEN THINK to let him smell the fear on you, and receive your answer.

The most horrific screech imaginable greets your ears now, and through it, you will realize how every action you've taken on this journey thus far has harmed your loved ones. Many kill themselves in that instant, going for the suicide-by-Holder approach, but if you can retain your mind, you can move on.

The Holder will move away from you, and glance skyward. If you follow his gaze, you will thousands of cocoons attached to the walls around you. He will tell you that you have been tasked with finding the butterfly that is his Object. He also informs you that you have a 98% chance of going mad first, like the Others. Ignore him and proceed. You will know that you have found it when you open the cocoon and the butterfly has been impaled with a sewing needle, yet it lives.

This butterfly is Object 475 of 2538. Congratulations. We wonder what your odds are now.