-ruler of the Unreal City
-The Court of Names (followers)
-a tender of men
("Is it good?")
-bound by duty
-rituals and games
-bound by birth
-becoming a fisher queen, bringing water to this dry land
-becoming a squamous spirit of the deep
-becoming a monster and a mother of monsters (manufactured army)
-i don't want to go
-awkward cultists (mystery cult)
("Can I stay?")
In Love With Something (My World)
Painful Side of the World
Something You Live
Extraordinary Life (three contacts)
vervain - followers
hollyhock - manufactured army
mystery cult, organization, legacy
The Song of Heaven
Once, there was a drying, dying world. As the oceans turned to deserts of salt, the people huddled in their cities and cried out in fear. The ruler of the Unreal City heard. She believed that the land belonged to her, so she set out to save it.
The quest was long and difficult. It taxed her resources and required more from her than she had thought possible to give. In the end, she alone found the grotto harboring a wounded god. It had enough life left in it to instruct her how to take its power into herself.
A woman strode out of the gates of the Unreal City, and a woman returned with the oceans behind her; but whether they were the same person, not even she could say.
Maristela, Empress of the Unreal City. Regent of the Abyss
The Abyss holds secrets.
The Abyss gazes into you.
The Abyss clings to that which falls into its grasp.
The Abyss destroys the unwary and the outsider.
The Abyss can be closed only with great effort.
The Abyss resounds with an unending stillness and silence.
The Abyss shows you a vision of yourself.
Affliction: I can traverse the darkness beneath the waves and between the stars with equal ease. (2)
Affliction: In your dreamless sleep, you see my face. (1)
Affliction: My Estate is viewed with suspicion re: the Outside and Excrucians. (1)
Affliction: My monstrous nature can't be hidden. (1)
Affliction: The oceans of my world are bound to my existence. (2)
*Bond: I am the rightful ruler of the Unreal City. (2)
*Bond: I am a mother to monsters, especially my squamous army of the deep. (2)
*Bond: I tend to The Court of Names as a gardener tends to their garden. (2)
*Bond: I'm perpetually bemused by the efforts of the Ichorous cult to gain my favor. (2)
*Bond: My firstborn, Sangith, is my blood and a representation of my former quest. (3)
*I can't believe these are all Anchors or Anchor-ok. Wow.
Passion: I deserve this world and everything in it. (2)
Skill: Adventurer (2)
Skill: Royalty (3)
Shapeshifter (Monster) 1