Testament of the Watchers
It is the year 1961. For the past 4 years since the end of the digs in Qumran, Jordan, researchers have been combing over the 981 segments of the incredibly fragile remains of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Due to it also being the height of the cold war, the rush to present finds of this nature, are generally well state funded and posh. Great sums of money, fame and fortune lie in the ruins of Eastern Africa from Zaire to Alexandria, and even as far north along the Black Sea into Georgia and the Soviet Union.
Doctors of Anthropology Harvey Nai and Sylvia Tish, of Toronto, have stumbled upon one of the only complete record of a previously undiscovered apocryphal book entitled, Testament of the Watchers. Remarkable in that it was from outside the Dead Sea Scrolls, found in their University of Michigan funded dig in Ethiopia. It was intriguing as to its claims of authenticity even in its time of authorship around 350 BCE. 50 years before the earliest fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A remarkable find; a very remarkable story.
You’ve joined others traveling in from all parts of the world. Over the past 45 minutes, you have enjoyed the food and drinks at the meet and greet. You have settled into your chair. There is excitement in the room. You and the rest wait for the presentation to begin.
Doctor Sylvia Tish, first takes the stage, welcoming the sizable crowd, “we’ve got some more seats in the center,”waving her hands together to usher everyone to the center.
“If we can get folks to shift over to the center, there now, those of you standing in the back or sides, please… take a seat.”, and mumbling to herself, “This will a lot to take in, and best you all be seated to take notes.”
The lights dim, the crowd quiets, the spotlights shine down. Sylvia begins, “As you know, the recent publications of the Book of Enoch included multiple sections, one of which was the Book of the Watchers. Our recent find, has added another book to the index of the Watchers. We are calling it the Testament of the Watchers. The text is written in the Ge’ze language. This has added to its authenticity, as you know the early writings of the Book of Enoch are in Hebrew, Aramaic and Ge’ze.”
Looking up behind her a a slide showing Enoch and Angels, “what is most amazing about this book. Is it is not written from the point of view of Enoch, but the writer professes its source comes from one of of the watchers themselves. They identify, as we have been able to translate, as Abbra’el.”
angel Slide of Abbra’el (Town Cop)
"The first chapter of the Testament of the Watchers explains how the watchers were told by one who the Ge’ze to Hebrew translates as ha-kadosh barukh hu, “the Holy One Blessed Be He.” , an old pre-beta Hebrew phrase for God, Also known as the Adonai, Yehweh, the Great “I am”…” Various people about the room start to silence themselves.
Sylvia continues, “ as we choose not to debate who this entity was, we continued on our translation, Abbra’el has a vision of a man called Noah and his three sons, aboard an ark in a vast ocean, filled with the floating corpses of mankind… But also an alternate vision, one of a vast, technologically advanced world, guided by Watchers and their kin, where humanity was enslaved and a thrall to their whims”.
After some pause, a few hands go up, one man from the back, “Doctor are you saying the book has an alternate course of history?”, and a number of the attendees voice support for the question.
“Well, not an eventuality, but more or less, the possibility.” The crowd settles, and after a pause she continues. “and the potential that if they find the family in the vision, they could prevent the calamities in the vision. It becomes their quest, and for years they watched for such a man, and family. The book goes on to tell how the watchers went about seeking the man. Where they encountered men, they saw them shivering, so they taught them how to use fire, where they saw them hungry, taught them to farm, and raise beasts, they saw them sick, medicine
Oh how it goes on. For many of the emergence of bronze age technologies each time, at the teachings of the watchers. There are even remarkable segments about flying, space travel, all sorts of amazing technologies. That will be in tomorrow’s presentation, so you will all just have to wait for that,” causing much of the crowd to chuckle.
As the watchers continued their search, mankind soon started to covet what one group had over another, and through the centuries, man entered periods of war, all over the Earth, until very few kings controlled the realms of man. Many of the watchers by then had fallen back from their quest, their hopes of finding such a man from their vision no longer a thought. Some fell victim to mankinds war, from whence there had been thirty, only XX remained. A group of the watchers continued on, earnest in their search, including Abbra’el. This is where the second chapter in the Book of the Testament becomes something else.
The second chapter is about the division. Some of the watchers, now disrespectful of mankind, due to the deaths of their brethren, sought to enslave and fight mankind. They did so with deadly effect. The stories of armies being so large as to take 2 days to walk from one side of the camp to another, being wiped out within hours of battle. Cities being razed to their foundations from the sky in areas we seem to have been able to match up to India. It also tells how while some sought to enslave mankind, many still traveled, watching and seeking for Noah and his family.
The end of the second chapter saw the town finally located Noah and his family, and they split themselves up to help protect Noah and his sons. Four Watchers were selected to guide and protect Noah.
At this point, I would like to show you a list of these Watchers , as identified thus far, before I turn things over to Dr. Nai.
Abbra’el – (Town Cop) Received the initial visions from On High about Noah, Still receives visions about the mind and thought of watchers throughout the world. Once per night, can investigate any Watcher. Everything will be revealed as to role and disposition.
Agali’el – (Town Cop) Second to Abbra’el in status and power among the watchers. No watcher has dared to oppose him. It is said that he was an assistant to Micheal the Archangel in the War of Heaven. His love for mankind is well documented. Every other night may Investigate a watcher. Always Immune to SK, but any sk action will strip him of his cop status due to the emergence of a powerful combatant.
Azli’el – (Role Block) – Ability to send powerful spiritual attacks will render any watcher powerless for one night. Cannot be Role Blocked.
Apalai-el (Town Doc) – Powerful spiritual healer. Can use their powerful healing abilities to heal 1 watcher per night. These powerful abilities cannot be used on themselves or on the same person twice in a row.
The four Protectors
They ar the protectors of Noah’s family. It is imperative they keep their family member safe. They do this by keeping themselves safe and around to protect them. Without their protector, these people do not survive. Without their survival, it will be the end of days.
Ado’el – Protector of Moses
Aiwel’el – Protector of Shem
Acal’el - Protector of Ham
Atur’el - Protector of Japheth
The third chapter speaks of the watchers that began to find the humans they enslaved soft and enticing. They bred with them, birthing humanlike creatures that soon grew into giants. The boom of Enoch calls them Nephilim. One among them is distinguished for his lethality, even among the watchers themselves.
SK : Anak – He stands 32 feet tall, and each night, attacks and kills a watcher, and is immune to night kills. If no Watchers (fallen or other) live, wins. Immune to all forms of death, except the flood.
The fourth chapter speaks of the divided, the watchers who sought to enslave mankind, lust for its women, and parents of the Nephilim. Its pretty gruesome, so will not go into that now.
Azaz-el – (Mob Boss) Hates humanity, wishes it enslaved and seeks to undermind mankind. Will each night seek to kill Noah and sons, by killing their protector. Immune to Night Kills until the 4th night when the rain begins. His bloodlust will transfer randomly to any one remaining Divided watcher. If Kokabel is only remaining, then a second kill is added nightly to Kakabel. Each night, Azaz-el can investigate one Watcher
Kokabel – (Mob Assassin) – Second to Azaz-el but equally deadly. Each Night will seek out and kill a watcher and any of Noah’s family. If Azaz-el is killed, and no other fallen watcher exists, will have 2 kills each night.