Object 476

The Holder of Comfort

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 herself "The Holder of Comfort". The worker will always respond with a warm smile and say, "Of course, right this way." Follow the attendant to a door just within the hallway. He or she will open the door for you, and beckon you in.

Walk through the door and see an elderly woman sitting in the corner. She will respond to the question, "Why should I continue?" She will turn to you and say the most encouraging thing to you, something that will drive you to continue with the hardships of the quest you have chosen. You will sit on her bed, and listen with the utmost respect and admiration. The two of you can talk for as long as you like. Many a Seeker have spent weeks in that room, content with living in a temporary paradise, as many would be.

When you have finished your conversation, press the call button for the attendant. They will walk in with a platter, upon which rests a gun. The gun has one bullet, and you have three choices.

One, kill the woman for her Object, and continue to fight.

Two, kill yourself, or shoot the attendant. (Both end the same way...)

Or three, stay in the room forever, but know that the woman is not the same.

Look behind you and realize that the two of you weren't alone. Many people holding the same gun stand in the background, unable to make the terrible choice.

Her Object is 476 of 2538. Move forward with confidence.