It is the unfortunate disposition of many to believe not with the mind, nor with the imagination, but with the eyes. This unspoken understanding dictates that nothing is proven unless your own two eyes can themselves bear witness to it. The dragons, leprechauns, fairies and other mythical creatures of old do not exist. Why? Because you’ve never seen them. The fairytale characters from your favourite stories never drew breath outside the pages of your dog-eared books. Why? Because you haven’t seen any proof. The fact that these ideas had to come from somewhere is universally disregarded as a somewhat trivial point.
When the odd few are granted moments of clarity and do, in fact, see with their minds, they are either immediately reprimanded by others for entertaining improper flights of the imagination or, rather more tragically, convince themselves the event in question simply did not take place. All is forgotten with a shake of the head and a nervous laugh before returning to a life considerably more dull.
This has led to many great disputes over history, though none as great nor as terrible as the Fall of the Topians.
Haven’t heard of it, you say?
That’s because you, too, dear reader, have been believing with your eyes for far, far too long.