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Blood

The Chosen believe that it is primarily their blood that sets them apart from other beings. It is in their blood that their semi-divinity resides, derived ultimately from descent—however partial—from a God Emperor.The Chosen believe that, at his Apotheosis, a new God Emperor receives the ‘essence’ of the Twin Gods and, in the process, his mortal blood is transmuted into pure ichor: the divine, the burning blood. Any child fathered by a God Emperor receives […]

Chosen Family Trees

This diagram shows a detail from a family tree. Females are shown in red, males in blue. vertical lines between boxes indicate lineal descent. Horizontal links indicate pairings resulting in offspring. The numbers in a name box show that person’s blood-taint. Males who have gone through the Apotheosis are shown with a “0” taint—indicating that their blood has been transubstantiated into ichor. The coloured dots above a name box indicate a blood-rank. The number above […]