----------------------------Brother Dysk wrote:In the beginning, before The Forum came into existence, yea, even before <<S M B C>> as we now know it existed, there was the Classical Age of SMBC. The Classical Age of SMBC began not on January 28th, 2002 as Zach and the Wikitron would have you believe, but on September 5th, 2001. It ended just two days shy of a year later, on September 3rd, 2002. Indeed, during the early part of the Classical Age, our world (whose address is http://smbc-comics.com) did not even exist. Instead, Zach was located in an entirely different part of the Cyber Space Universe, which, according to the early scriptures Zach brought over with him from this location, was dubbed Keen Space (whose address was http://smbc.keenspace.com).
Below, you'll see the earliest known depiction of Zach the Magnificent with an unknown figure discussing the creation of our world.
The precursor to The Forum, also known as "The Crappy Precursor To The Forum" can also be found in the so called Keen Space.
Little is known about this age up until January 28th, 2002. Many of the early scriptures have been lost. Luckily, from Jan. 28 onward, all of the holy icons were preserved in The Archive. In it, we discover a fount of knowledge such as early depictions of Martholomew the Maleficent and Chason the Obstreperous, seen below:
Back then, Zach did not always have the funds to use the precious element known as "Color" but was still able to gather large amounts of followers (at least, after the move to the present world).
In attempting research into the so-called Classical Age of the Forum, I stumbled upon this religious text. Apparently commisioned by the <<Decarnate Brotherhood>>, it actually does a fairly good job of explaining the Origins of the Forum (all religious symbolism aside). Unfortunately, this is also the only surviving record of the Classical Age that I could pull any intelligible data from, as the Triumvirate of Order destroyed many records that it deemed 'heretical' during the Apostasy Trials.