Mar 6, 2012 5:51:03 GMT -5
Post by Varos Talantos on Mar 6, 2012 5:51:03 GMT -5
Ygin, the Scarlet of Hegemony
The girl was born 203 years ago in total darkness, an ominous event in itself. Never before had the Seamstress bred with another and her child's father was a mighty Arch-Magus who was claimed to have been seen arriving from through the Void by some. Unquestionably, however, was that this child was destined for great things and that a decision had to be made in regard to her future. Three factions emerged in the Fortress at the Edge of the Void and threatened to destroy what had been preserved for so long.
The first, and most powerful, wanted to prepare the girl to play the part of royalty. They believed that they were unworthy of her presence and therefore she could not remain with them. At the same time, they believed that she was not worthy of being equal to the Seamstress. Living as royalty would allow a middle ground to be reached and was considered a worthy idea to many. This allowed the faction to enjoy the support of those who were undecided and those who did not care in addition to it's already wide range of followers.
The second faction wanted the girl to serve the Seamstress by communing and focusing alongside her for further realized power for both. They hoped to use her to help the Seamstress ascend higher at a faster pace and have a powerful right hand with which she could destroy Shangri-La.
The third faction was the smallest, but most fanatical. They sought to overthrow the Seamstress for her impurity and create a new hierarchy in the Fortress at the Edge of the Void with the girl at its head. The radical faction's goals floated on hushed whispers and wild propaganda that blatantly lied about the actions and intentions of the Seamstress.
Each day saw more and more flocking to this fanatical faction. When it became obvious that what was once the most powerful faction was losing its support, the revolutionaries swarmed over them and slaughtered them utterly in a strong victory.
However, the task of felling the Seamstress without allowing her the opportunity to harm the girl in her chambers towered before them like an unstoppable problem. Persistent and bold, the leaders of the faction demanded they not rest their heads until the girl was theirs. Finding them in a harmonious agreement, the leader of the revolutionaries (who was also the second-in-command of the Fortress at the Edge of the Void at the time) entered the Spire alone and ascended the ruby coalstone staircase high into the sky to deceive the Seamstress to her death.
The mob sat as casually as they could manage in the Courtyard and ten minutes passed. Their legs grew tired and they seated themselves after another twenty minutes before the monolithic tower. After an hour of waiting, their leader opened the door to the building, straight-faced as could be and stood within the threshold of the Spire. When inquiry was made to him, he fell backwards to the floor and shrivelled into what would later become known as a Totem of the Undone.
The crowd's collective eyes widened as the sky became still, black, and devoid of sound. The Seamstress appeared in the frame of the door and smiled at the traitorous crowd outside of her tower before shooting a pointing arm towards the charcoal sky. Fire gushed downwards in a steady stream that disregarded all gravity and direction as it curved around the Spire in a southeastern spiral. The stream of fire entered and filled all of the first level (except the raised step) in a thick, smouldering coat of lava.
The faction's members splintered immediately, people running in all sorts of directions for the moment before the Seamstress had paralyzed them for case-by-case transformation of the crowd members and it's leaders into the Totems of the Undone.
The girl saw this and celebrated inwardly that the powerful, beautiful, unstoppable Seamstress, was her mother. Immediately, the girl decided she wanted to be of a similar breed to the woman who had surprised, paralyzed, transformed, and imprisoned an entire mob within a matter of effortless moments. She wanted to study with her and to study her and to learn from her with all her might and immediately flew down the staircase to embrace her obviously divine parent. The girl would gain power for herself and her Blessed Mother and they would take the Khyper-Diorem in an unstoppable wave of impossible magic that the Gods themselves would fall prey to.
The Scarlet of Hegemony would bring power to the Seamstress.
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Ygin, titled 'Scarlet of Hegemony' by her mother, has a brilliant mind and learns magical things quickly. She actually comprehends things of a strategical nature faster than her mother and is excellent at finding the strengths and weaknesses of any plan. Afterwards, she delights in coming up with new strategies that remove the weaknesses and exaggerate the strengths of the plans and ideas that her mother deems her worthy of knowing. This allows her to help greatly in that field of study while her parent helps her with magical spells, physical training (as the most powerful of magic requires one to have high fortitude, strength, coordination, and pain resistance to perform), and the locations and uses of various tomes, artifacts, and items of special interest (some of which have been forgotten even by the Gods).
Since she decided to bring power to the Seamstress, she has worked at an exhausting pace to help her Goddess overcome the Gods in Shangri-La. She views them as individually weak and as having banded together in a cowardly allegiance and sad effort to resist and repel any attack by the Seamstress. Because of the strength others perceive them to have, however, she has decided to make an example of them by displaying their well-preserved cadavers to all others that would understand the gravity of what they were being shown and the strength that one must have to conquer Shangri-La.