This is the personal journal of Marcus Asterius. After many long years of study at the Lighthouse I am finally qualified to join the ranks of the Grand Watchers. My joy is uncontainable, my pride inexpressible. At long last I too will observe the comings and the goings of the people of the Hollow World. The ebb and flow of nations and peoples is now mine to see and observe and record. My observations will intermingle with all of the generations that have gone before. From the beginning of time until the end. Tomorrow I will receive my assignment and my time will begin.