The Akashic Recorder was a magical device used for collecting information. Developed by the gods, the device was utilized to gather and provide information regarding entire worlds, sometimes installed in other magical devices.
At some point prior to the creation of the Third Period, the gods created the magic tool. Sometime after, the sun god installed his akashic recorder into Black Box. Following the creation of the ground world around BT 528, the sun god disposed of his kin's akashic recorders into the Grave Yard. Afterward, the god set Black Box to record information about the Third Period following its beginning, based on the memory data of the souls who had entered the Heavenly Yard.
Sometime after the death of Allen Avadonia on December 26, EC 500, the sun god had the boy begin studying Black Box's recorded information. On January 30, EC 611, Behemo used the box's akashic recorder to quickly learn the Third Period's history. Allen later returned to use the recorder for his study of the ground world's events until its destruction by Punishment in EC 999.
The akashic recorder was capable of collecting and processing large amounts of data, to the point of accumulating information about entire worlds depending on its settings. The information could then be disseminated to the device's user telepathically, becoming intrinsically learned by the individual relatively quickly. While able to record details about every individual creature living in a world, the recorder was limited to compiling basic quantitative information about any given being or event without any additional qualitative information or context. The one employed by Sickle was similarly limited to recording memory data only from souls who went to the Heavenly Yard. The device could be installed in other devices, making it a versatile tool.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The device is likely inspired by the Akashic records, a compendium of thoughts, events and emotions believed by Theosophists to be encoded in the astral plane.
- Seven Crimes and Punishments (story) (first mentioned; indirect mention only)
- Pierrot & SCP Bonus Story (mentioned only)
- Seven Crimes and Punishments (album) (indirect mention only)