Mar 6, 2012 7:35:14 GMT -5
Post by Varos Talantos on Mar 6, 2012 7:35:14 GMT -5
Watching over the Fortress at the Edge of the Void, the Seamstress has maintained the small dominion for over 70,000 years. She can regularly be found creating new beings to remedy various needs, meditating, philosophizing, and training as much as she can as her oil-colored claws flow smoothly and flawlessly along to whatever task she is performing. The Seamstress is five feet and nine and one half inches without the added height of her ever-decorous, ivory-silver hair. She is dressed in a low-cut wedding dress that fills her wardrobe entirely and a ruby coalstone necklace that she never removes from her person.
The Seamstress was not born like most others, but made. She was about 60,000 years old when the planet Earth was conceived and has observed as countless other scenarios (planets) have played out and eventually died from something or another. She was there for the creation of many of the Gods and can recall the individual starting point of existence for all of the younger and more middle-aged Gods and Goddesses. She had a part in the creation of the Oracle of the Khyper-Diorem, his daughters, and the Oracle he had been given. In days long past, she visited the Oracle and spoke to him of days longer past.
The Seamstress resided within the Khyper-Diorem before it was the hostile, rabid place it is presently and has watched it be filled and emptied of life more than once.
The Seamstress took great pleasure in teaching many of the Gods and Goddesses and after what she refers bitterly to as "The Betrayal" occurred, her pleasure and joy in relation to the Gods transformed to malice and disgust with the self-proclaimed deities of Shangri-La. They had created a city and they felt they were superior as a result. The Seamstress had remained calm and constant at the time, electing instead to jokingly point out how silly it was to say that a structure or city made one better in anyway. She suggested the Fortress at the Edge of the Void, reminding the others that she had created it. She theorized that the action of creating a collection of structures from varying types of coalstone did not, by any means, make anyone more divine or special than the next chap (assuming, of course, that the next chap isn't mortal).
She got a series of chuckles and a few smiling nods and she felt like she was walking on air as she headed for the outside of the city towards home... unsuspecting of the day that was about to break out from behind the prior night and shred the serenity.
The Seamstress received her name for her unique hands (which are perfect for shaping, creating, and altering). Shortly after the Seamstress believed things to be righted again, one of the Gods saw her using her hands at her truest crafts. Uncertain, he reported it to his compatriots. When they asked to see her talents firsthand, she was more than happy to oblige them. Some of the Gods saw it and were highly upset over the matter, letting their false sense of superiority get in the way of any sense of fair judgement (though some were delighted as could be at the discovery).
Unfortunately, a majority of the Gods would not be convinced of their own 'safety' as long the Seamstress was near and eventually she was banished from Shangri-La on pain of death. She retreated to her own fortified walls and mulled in the Spire over the events that had ocurred, searching for her miscalculation, for her fault in the matter until she was sure there was no satisfactory conclusion. The residents of Shangri-La had unjustly punished her and therefore they must be justly punished in turn and removed from the same city she had been removed from. They must be thrown into the Khyper-Diorem to fight for survival into the same dangerous area they had thrown her into.
She plotted for thousands of years and decided to have a child. She permitted a certain guest from a place beyond the Void to inseminate her and she gave birth to a daughter that she named Ygin. After the position of second-in-command was made available due to betrayal, the Seamstress bestowed Ygin with the title 'Scarlet of Hegemony' and declared Ygin as her right hand, her mouth, her eyes, and her ears. The Seamstress commanded all to bow to Ygin as a representation of her own self and warned that any who treated Ygin poorly would be dealt with by the punishment reserved for the highest of traitors against the Seamstress.
With Ygin, the Mistress of the Fortress trained more quickly now and with wholly impeccable rates of retention as her mind, will, body, and purpose were being sharpened constantly and consistently, forced to improve until a development came along or things changed somehow. Meanwhile, her young daughter devoted all of her first century of life to training and learning all manner of things and quickly caught up to the Seamstress in some regards (though Ygin has surpassed her in the art of tactics) and presently assists her mother in any thing she can. Together they trained, each sharpening the other, pushing the limits until there were pushing limits that no mortal would find feasible even in concept.
Finally, while the Humans of Earth were marking things with "1990" at the back behind the last slash, the Seamstress had a revelation. She had touched Essence and the feeling of limitless possibilities poured into her wizened head. It had felt like closing your eyes to a dream and opening them to a universe that was so energetic and magnificent that there couldn't be any color lest it be so joy-heavy that it couldn't hold itself together. It was grey and black and white because this (Essence, that is) was the most uncovered thing. It was unadulterated by distractions and filled with everything one would need in such a place.
Essence haunted her for years and she wasn't able to touch it even once more during the next 19 years of strenuous meditation. In early 2010, however, she felt Essence come to her again, twisting in curls of logical abstractions that seemed contradictory to her first examination. She let it wrap around her form and gently move her towards the new realm of Essence, where she would alter everything.