No matter how long Matt watched the Wild Men, he could not comprehend the sheer number of them. Eventually, he had to go and sit down, where he took a sip of water and nibbled on an energy bar. The light was bright and even with his sunglasses he couldn't stand it anymore. Whatever it was, it was out of his world. The best he could think of was a piece of the Old World had been uncovered. Perhaps it turned on and the beam blew away the rock and melted what didn't get blown away.
Matt came back to watch the sacrifice. It was sick, gruesome, inhuman. Yet, the people seemed to take it on as their duty. A sacrifice to their people... much like the Rangers sacrificed themselves to go out on missions. However, the way they left the woman at the end sickened him. The people of Anselmo had respect for them... but the Wild Men they didn't even bother with the lady. He counted around 20 sacrificed, which was a good amount for a place where human lives were especially valuable.
And of course, there was the way the blood moved, gravitating to the pillar. It was all very phenomenal and quite hard to understand. "Anyone else confused by all of this? Matt asked as the Wild Men were thinning out as they left the crater. After a moment, Jake mentioned how the pillar could have ended up here. "You think it crashed down from the sky? Maybe it was a weapon from space. Like a laser satellite." He put the binos down. Whatever it was, he was itching to know.
Going down to the crater was surprisingly peaceful. Until they got close enough. That's when he began to feel... evil? Hate? He wasn't sure. It just felt dangerous. His reflection didn't mirror him exactly. He wasn't surprised. By now he figured he'd see more anomalies. Insanity! That was the word. Insanity, flowing from the pillar like water. Matt felt uncomfortable. The feeling of his blood being pulled towards the pillar finally registered and he hated it. "What the plan boss? This isn't somewhere we should be. We're better off screwing some hookers without protection."