I did the Offering of Darkness, The Communion, the Offering Invocation, and the Initiation with Legion rituals. I was going to wait the 14 days suggested in the book, but Abaddon urged me to re-read it and continue.
Here are my ritual notes.
I will do the Offering of Darkness, The Communion, the Offering Invocation, and the Initiation with Legion rituals tonight. Full moon’s in 2 days, but Abaddon’s anxious (?) to get going with this. He came as I was writing down the rituals.
Rituals were completed.
Everything went well through the severing of the veil. I feel I could’ve done a better job visualizing the cuts, but without “knowing” what to expect on the other side, I don’t know that I would’ve seen anything different. It is supposed to be perfect darkness.
When I got to the offering intonation, I charged the corrupted stone with some negative emotions on the spot. When I got to the spot where it says to leave the candle burning if the offering was okay, I expected it to go out. (post note - A single breeze caused it to flicker, but there is usually a larger breeze at this time of the evening and it wasn’t present at all).
When I continued to the Invocation of Legion, I was halfway through it when I heard, “Extinguish the candle”. I paused. I heard it again. I knew it wasn’t Abaddon.
It was from an entity I’ve never worked with before and whose signature was odd, more like an amalgamation, than a singular entity. This was Legion, but it hadn’t come through the veil. (post note - it had come from two different sides of the ritual area).
“If extinguish the light, I can’t read to continue with the purpose of this ritual. May I continue through this part?”
“Yesss”, I heard, with it trailing off, which had come from another direction.
I continued to the part where it says, “If you feel safe”.
“Extinguish the candle”
I did. There was more light than I expected, but not nearly enough to read or take notes by.
“I accept your offer”, Legion said. It wasn’t just a singular amalgamation anymore. The area began filling up with dark beings, Shadow People. “How many are there?”
“I don’t know. More than 30?” I replied. I was expecting fewer and Legion knew this.
“Guess and stop thinking”
I blurted out “62” without thinking.
Legion laughed and then it felt like the number doubled. There were so many it felt harder to breathe. I took it as it was, alternating between light concern and analytical wonder. Admittedly, the analytical thoughts were my attempt to control fear.
“I accepted. This meeting is over.” Legion said and started to leave.
I willed it back and it tried to leave again.
“I haven’t verbalized or intoned the agreement.”, I said and could feel it (the main portion of “Legion”) just on the other side of the portal, listening, toying with me. “You walk away from this, I don’t accept it. You don’t get the offering I prepared for the agreement”.
He hadn’t moved from the other side, but the legion of shadow people had stopped going through the portal. There were still dozens in the area.
I immediately felt a wide range of emotions that had no cause to be there. Anger, hate, betrayal, loss, despair…each lasting a few seconds, blending together at the edges.
“I’m going to light the candle and read the agreement, to state it verbally. You have accepted it with the addition I’ve added?” (I had changed the as-written agreement for a personal matter).
I read out the agreement and stated that since Legion had accepted it, I was going to seal it with my blood. When I did this, Legion did the equivalent, which he then told me to trace.
The ritual was done. “Legion, what should my next step be?”
“Practice that (performance) was awful.”
I dismissed the entities and asked everyone to leave. Abaddon was silent through the ritual, but felt he was very pleased in its “completion”, in a sort of way where you know you’re furthering his designs and you don’t know how. He left.
I repaired the portal/veil,cleaned the area up, and wrote in this.
Ironically, I feel so much less of a shadow presence in this area, compared to the past week, that it almost feels like nothing’s here at all. Almost.
(I spent some time gaming and reading afterwards to help ground, despite being really tired. The following morning, though, I woke up tired and felt like I hadn’t gotten enough sleep.)