I was thinking of creating a series of contests with puzzles that would hold insight about this peculiar world. What is Machina Arcana? And more importantly: what happens next?
One late night I was working on a puzzle, a fairly simple but a dark one. As I played with the ideas in my head, I was suddenly taken by the visions so overwhelming and intense that I couldn't stop typing on the keyboard. The symbols and whispers instructing me, beckoning without mercy, leaving me exhausted by the first ray of dawn. I looked at the screen and the Engine was created.
In the following days I spent a lot of time perfecting it, adding content, making it twist and turn to do my bidding. Or was it the other way around?
In the end it was missing something. I felt it's cries, and there was nothing I could do to please it. Then I remembered of another magical being in my life that could have the answer: my dearest muse, Aleksandra.
After revealing it to her, the connection was made, and to my amazement the two of them started their beautiful dance almost instantly. She clothed It, created the worthy skin, and gave it the breath of life that it yearned for.
And now, it is ready for You. Feel free to explore, gain knowledge, and survive within the maze (there is more than one way out).