1998 or before
The Moon Children were founded, most likely by their leader, The Father. Early members did not receive "whispers" from Luna as the more recent members appeared to.
Kelbris was the first to receive whispers from her, which were said to detail how the world would end. However, he was later found dead by electrocution; it was not determined whether his death was ascension or foul play.
Around this time, Ben became involved with either the cult or someone in it. As a result, he became the subject of a failed attempt at ascension on April 23. The method used in the ritual was drowning.
What was left of his consciousness was presumably contained inside of his copy of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and left in the care of an old man.
Jadusable acquired haunted cartridge from the old man during his second year of college. After BEN escaped, he dropped hints on Jadusable's YouTube channel that led users to youshouldnthavedonethat.net, a newly-acquired website for use by the Moon Children.
The site showed that they intended to move in order to keep one or several former members out for an unknown reason. Among them was Alex, said to be the cult's greatest warrior. The first event users witnessed was the ascension of Nekko, which was unable to be prevented. Over the next few days, users had a hand in attempts to prevent Ifrit's and Rosa's disappearances, both of which failed. Users also began helping Alex to escape, though the success of this attempt was left ambiguous.
By 2011, several missing or dead members of the Moon Children had been trapped inside Wayward Horizon, a hidden forum section on Within Hubris. Later, a series of newspaper clippings implied that Duskworld23 was murdered in his home, explaining his presence on Wayward Horizon.
Creed and Theories
The Moon Children had two creeds for separate occasions. One was their official creed, and the other was used for initiation ceremonies. The spelling has not been altered.
| [Participants must be wearing their Mask]
O father, I pledge to youa O mother, I give myself a hundred times May the Moon illuminate our path We bare our souls to you To that which will Bring the end Empower us with your infinite grace May we recieve the greatest glory of all May we ascend to the heavens themselves We are the Moon's Children We are mortal angels
|The Initiation Creed|
| By my blood, as I draw it here
I dedicate myself to service I severe all ties of my old life Those who birthed me are meaningless Those who raised me are hopeless Those who loved me are worthless I now wear this mask to symbolize my transformation As a child learns to walk so too will I learn to fly
[Pause as for the mask ceremony]
With these words I pledge myself to my new family That even though this mask may leave my face The scars that symbolize my devotion will never fade Now I am truly born
They had several apocalypse theories, mostly revolving around the year 2012.
|Mayan Calendar Prophecy|
| This is the most popular of the 2012 apocalypse stories, and the one most often referenced in the media and popular culture. The Mayan calendar is quite complex, and is broken up into units called “Kin”, “Tun”, and “Baktun”. The much hyped “13-baktun cycle” is scheduled to be completed 1,872,000 days (or 13 baktuns) after the beginning of their calendar. This period of time is the well knwon Mayan “Great Cycle” of their Long Count calendar and is equal to 5125.36 of our standard years. This is where the date of December 12, 2012 comes from, as the Mayan calendar purportedly began August 11th, 3114 BCE — do the math, and you’ll come to the same conclusion as other Mayan scholars. The “end” of the Mayan calendar is 12/12/2012. Hence the 2012 apocalypse scare.
One reason people put so much stock in the Mayan Long Count calendar is that the Mayans were extremely sophisticated mathematicians and stargazers. It is well known that Mayans understood mathematical concepts hundreds of even thousands of years before the rest of the world. The Mayans worked out the seemingly simple concept of zero by around 36 BCE. Inscriptions discovered by archaeologists show the Mayans working with complex sums up to the hundreds of millions. The Mayans also produced extremely accurate astronomical maps and notes — their charts of the movements of the moon and planets are far superior to the maps and charts of any other civilization that was working strictly from observations by the naked eye.
Because the Mayans are known to have worked out a complex and accurate calendar well before “Western civilization”, people put great faith in their 2012 apocalypse theory.
| According to Hindu scripture, the “Golden Age of Krishna” is likely to start in 2012. In the “Brahma-Vaivarta Purana”, Lord Krishna tells a devotee named Ganga Devi that a Golden Age will come in the Kali Yuga – one of the four stages of development that the world goes through as part of the earth’s time cycle — a cycle described in Hindu scriptures. Lord Krishna predicted that this Golden Age will start 5,000 years after the beginning of the Kali Yuga, and will last for 10,000 years.
That may sound like sometime in the distant future, but according to some Hindu researches, the Kali Yuga began on February 18, 3102 BCE. That means there is only a difference of 12 years between the Hindu’s beginning of the Kali Yuga and the Mayan’s beginning of their “Fifth Great Cycle”. Its important to know that the ancient Hindus mainly used a lunar calendar but also used solar calendars — this throws off those of us in the West, as the ancient Hindu time system is vastly different from our own. By either solar or lunar years, we are over 5,000 years into the Kali Yuga and it is time for Lord Krishna’s prophecy to happen according to the ancient Hindu scriptures. This may not be a direct reference to 2012, but is so closely aligned to the Mayan and other prophecies, that people lump it in with other “2012 apocalypse” theories.
| You may be surprised to learn that many 2012 apocalypse believers point to some NASA studies as evidence of the coming endtimes. NASA has released a study of the sun that includes predictions about solar flares, sunspots, and other solar interference that could have a catastrophic effect on life here on Earth. According to the report:
“Many forecasters believe Solar Cycle 24 will be big and intense. Peaking in 2011 or 2012, the cycle to come could have significant impacts on telecommunications, air traffic, power grids and GPS systems. In this age of satellites and cell phones, the next solar cycle could make itself felt as never before.”
Some see the fact that this new solar outburst will arrive in 2012 as more than a coincidence — maybe it is further evidence of a catastrophic event in 2012, something that ushers in the 2012 apocalypse.
| Dating back to 1998, a Moonchild named Kelbris recieved several whispers from Luna herself. The Order was still young then and Kelbris was the first member to have been talked to by Her. Rather than Ascending him, however, these whispers informed him of how The End will come about. The whispers were brief and vague, detailed below:
"They (unintelligible) break free of the prison"
"Engulf the world"
"Man will be betrayed by its minions and I will be brought down from the sky, consuming everything"
It's worth noting that the number three is reported by Kelbris to have been said numerous times, sometimes in between words, sometimes even between letters so it's assumed that there is some kind of significance there. Kelbris was later found electrocuted - whether it was foul play or an Ascension was never determined. Although transcended, Kelbris' discovery has made him a legendary figure within the Moon Children and much of the Order today is based off of that prophecy.
- Neither Ben nor Rosa have been confirmed to be a part of the cult.
- It is possible that Mr. D and DROWNED are the same person.