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Court Robes

Court robes are worn by the Chosen and the Wise at the court of the God Emperor. Architectural constructions as much as costume, a court robe consists of a skin woven from precious metals and stones hung over a framework of bones. These rough sketches give an indication of how they might appear. Note the extreme height resulting from the wearing of court ranga worn. Note also the sculptural integration of the crowns with the […]

Ichorians

The Ichorians are so named because they protect the holy blood or ichor of the Chosen. It is for this reason that, in Vulgate, they are called the Bloodguard. All Ichorians have half of their body—right or left—tattooed black. They are divided into two forces of roughly 30, 000 each: the Red Ichorians and the Sinistral Ichorians. The Red or Dextral Ichorians belong to the Great and are commanded by He-who-goes-before, who the Great elect […]

the Sunhold

The Sunhold is a fortress built within the Halls of Thunder to accommodate He-who-goes-before and his Red Ichorian guardsmen during a divine election. That it is a fortress demonstrates the underlying antagonism that there is between the Great [whom He-who-goes-before represents] and the Imperial Power in whose domain the Sunhold is located. The Sunhold is delved into the eastern edge of the Pillar of Heaven. It connects to the Encampment of the Seraphim by means […]

Voting

Voting processes are ubiquitous among the Chosen and are based on blood-rank. Only those who are of the Great are ‘enfranchised’ and, of these, women and minors are generally excluded. (In this case, the House of the Masks is to be considered to be of the Great.) Among the Lesser Chosen, voting systems do occur for votes carried out within their Houses, but these use methods not based on blood-rank. Votes, then, are cast according […]