Many challenged the beast, hoping to stave off their imminent destruction. But as they drew closer and closer, so did the ferocity of their battle cries diminish. All pondered how to defeat the terrible creature, as it was clear it was a feat impossible through normal means. General and scholars of war deliberated, but there seemed to be few plans that could destroy the beast and not the planet along with it. Despair consumed Neotellus, for what chance did they truly have stopping such unstoppable force?
An apocalypse, translated literally from Greek, is a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation, although this sense did not enter English until the 14th century. Today, it is commonly used in reference to any prophetic revelation or so-called End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general. The word itself derived from Ancient Greek ἀποκάλυψις (apocálypsis "revelation"), from ἀπό (apó "away") and καλύπτω (kalúptō "I cover") meaning "uncovering".