We have just received a transcript of a speech the Oracle was said to have delivered to the inhabitants of Mega City. In it she seems to discuss the fragile situation between the three organizations, the red-eyed Agents, and a mysterious group called the Shapers.
My goodness, look at you.
Looks like you’ve turned out all right, hmm?
Well, have a seat.
I know dear, you have questions. You always do.
But I’m afraid we don’t have time for that.
You see, the Matrix is approaching a contingency.
That’s a fancy way of saying that there’s a fork in the road ahead.
On one side, the Matrix continues, and there’s a chance for everyone to co-exist.
On the other side is a dead end; a point of no return where the whole shebang collapses.
Yes, I know it’s rather grim.
You see, there are forces at work here beyond you or perhaps even me.
Powerful entities that aren’t happy with the agreement Neo made.
But there’s a chance you can stop them. You and your friends.
And you have Neo to thank for that.
That’s right, somehow he was able to anticipate this.
Honestly, I don’t know how. He was just special like that.
He’s left pieces of himself in the Matrix.
You’ve seen them. They were all collected by the intruders, the ones with the glowing eyes.
You’ve all done a wonderful job taking them back.
But you’ve been selfish, squandering something that was meant to be shared by all.
I suppose you can do this without cooperating, but you’re just making it harder on yourselves.
I wish Morpheus could understand this.
In any case, you can’t finish the job alone. You’ll need some help.
You see, Neo’s echoes cannot be pieced together by a human. It’s just too tricky.
A long time ago, there were some very clever people. They call themselves Shapers.
They’re still around but you can’t really see them unless they want to be seen. That’s their nature.
However, I think in this case, they’ll be willing to help.
You’ll need to protect them. Guide them to a place where they can get their work done.
Oh don’t worry, they’ll tell you where they need to go.
Whoever is able to control the shapers will share the greatest portion of Neo’s gift.
People will be selfish. They won’t want to cooperate.
That’s fine, but you can’t let the intruders get to the Shapers.
Do you understand? Because this is the important part.
The intruders cannot be allowed to possess the Shapers.
That way leads to a scary place. One that even I can’t see beyond.
Alright, well I can tell you’re impatient to get on with it.
Go on then. And tell the others. Everyone needs to know.
Maybe next time, I’ll have some cookies for you.