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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 […]

Rank and Insignia

There are many categories of military personnel maintained by the Masters throughout the Commonwealth, but all of them wear metal service collars that carry sliders. One of the functions of these sliders is to indicate rank. The second diagram shows some of the work that culminated in the tables displayed in the first diagram. These tables show the ranks and insignia for the Ichorians, for legionaries and auxiliaries. Those displayed cover ruhuimur (or dragon) crews […]

Service Collars

Collars forged from various metals and alloys are worn by all the various military personnel of the Commonwealth as a token of their service to the Masters and their God Emperor. Since metallurgy is a science that the Masters keep secret to themselves, only the Masters know how to remove them. Thus a service collar becomes a form of enslavement, since the Law of the Masters mandates that anyone found wearing one outwith their proper […]

The Green Gate

The Green Gate is the first of the Three Gates and is a curtain wall running across the Canyon, the surface of which is covered in bronze spikes, so that the whole mass looks like an immense hedge. At the lower level, gates act as ‘airlocks’, where goods from the outer world are transferred to the other side by Red Ichorians. Gates higher up, on either side, allow the leftway and the Lords’ Road to […]