Just finished the map, if anyone if doubting playing this map for whatever reason, don't, it is truly a masterpiece and (IMO) one of the best minecraft maps out there, not just the best CTM map, but one of the best in the whole game, truly a masterpiece Tikaro.
Okay, Simulation Protocol 03 is the best CTM I've played. I really loved the lore and the construction, that dark and gray aesthetic is awesome, Tikaro!
The map always conveys a strong feeling of gloom and isolation; that mixed with the magnific lore that leaves you in constant curiosity to know more about the scholars and the abyss, it results in an engaging and fun experience.
It would be great to know the official lore of the map, I found it very interesting to read.