The Sacred Scrolls
On Kobol, the first oracles wrote of the cycle of time. “All this has happened before,” they said, “and all this will happen again.” Their words were collected in the Sacred Scrolls. They foretold the war between the gods on Kobol, the discovery of the Twelve Colonies, and the colonists’ ultimate voyage to a distant planet called Earth.
In time, humanity’s memory of Kobol faded and the Scrolls’ prophecies became myth. Criticism of the oracles undermined the writing. Heated debates and current problems marginalized them. Language changed, obscuring their meaning. Though the Scrolls
remained a source of inspiration for the colonists and their verses were still used in ceremonies, they lost the ring of truth. People still had faith in the Scrolls, but few believed they were a true account of history.
The Cylons’ attack on the colonies brought the Scrolls back to the minds of the people. For many, it also renewed their faith in the prophecy of Earth.