We’ll never see Dagrar again, but what’s more important here is that this movement, though focused and shaped by Brother Tom, antedates him by at least several generations. So it’s not as simple as cutting off the head of the organization: though the Cultists will end up a bit unsure of their path after Tom’s tenure, they definitely won’t just give up on Cultism.

Besides, the movement is still much less centralized than the way we organize action today, with our Facebook groups and our texting and teleconferencing. Although a healthy (“healthy?” Well… impressive) number of Cultists will be staying to help Tom with the endeavor he’s announcing here, many others won’t see him outside this annual event.

I predict that when “Brother Homon” shows up, I’ll have more to say about how Brother Tom interacts with him in light of this prophecy.