It had become his obsession. He purchased volume after volume of singular, strange knowledge in pursuit of the answer.
Having chased it for so long, the truth of it, finally revealed, was laughable - but after being in such close proximity to the Great Old Ones, it was only a matter of time before the byzantine structures of this universe and its limitless possibilities were laid bare.
Today, the nature of reality cracked open in his mind, like a robin's egg. There are infinite worlds - and across their unimaginable number, infinite ways to pick up fair maidens.