The Ritual utilised The Archivist, a powerful avatar of The Eye, being marked in body and mind by all 13 other entities. Marking them in mind was simple, simply feed them respective statements about each entity, but marking them in body was a lot more difficult. The Archivist for this ritual was Jonathan Sims. After being fully marked, The Archivist must recite an incantation to "open the door", and complete the ritual.
The following marks were inflicted on Jonathan Sims with each entity:
- The Web: Encounter with A Guest For Mr Spider as a child.
- The Corruption: Worms from Jane Prentiss burrowing into his body before being destroyed by CO2.
- The Spiral: Several encounters and one stabbing by Michael.
- The Hunt: Encounter with Daisy Tonner.
- The Desolation: Hand burnt by Jude Perry.
- The Vast: Sent into The Vast by Michael Crew for a short duration.
- The Slaughter: Stabbed in the shoulder by Melanie King.
- The Stranger: Mostly The Unknowing, some aspects of Not!Sasha.
- The End: Encounter with Oliver Banks while in a coma.
- The Flesh: Multiple ribs taken by Jared Hopworth when trying to rescue Daisy from the Buried Coffin.
- The Buried: Going into said coffin.
- The Dark: Confronting and destroying the Dark Star in Ny-Ålesund.
- The Lonely: Going into the Lonely to rescue Martin and confronting Peter Lukas.
Once fully marked, the following incantation completed the ritual:
"You who watch and know and understand none. You who listen and hear and will not comprehend. You who wait and wait and drink in all that is not yours by right.
Come to us in your wholeness.
Come to us in your perfection.
Bring all that is fear and all that is terror and all that is the awful dread that crawls and chokes and blinds and falls and twists and leaves and hides and weaves and burns and hunts and rips and bleeds and dies!
Come to us.
I – OPEN – THE DOOR!"
- This ritual does not have a canonical name and "The Magnus Archives" is the only name Jonny Sims has tentatively provided.