Timed to coincide with primitive occult portents such as solar eclipses, these were the eyes through which the Great Houses delivered pre-recorded messages of salvation and freedom from European encroachment, complete with iconography specific to the recipient's regional culture. The consistent theme was that heaven on Earth and the resurrection of dead loved ones would be possible if local tribes rejected European technological wonders. In this way, the visions were designed to counter Remote-style techno-fetishization.
The project had many early successes like Tenskwatawa, but Faction agents quickly learned how to hijack the open door transmissions. For instance, Wovoka saw not a miraculous vision but a trailer for Michael Brookhaven's 1990 film The Coyote Road. The open door project was ended when the Sioux were massacred at Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1890. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
Behind the scenes Edit
- In real life, "Open Door" is the English translation of "Tenskwatawa", who in the real world chose his name after a series of visions that led him to become a prophet.