The Great

The Great are one of the Three Powers—the other two being the God Emperor and the Wise. All who are of at least blood-rank one are of the Great. This status not only confers political power, but also allows a House to partake of the division of the flesh tithe. The Great constitute one fifth of all the Chosen

The Masks

The Masks are the Jade Mask and the Obsidian Mask that are worn, at different times, by a God Emperor as he becomes the incarnation on Earth of the Green God and the Black God, respectively


The origins of Carnelian, and a discussion of an early, somewhat enigmatic, depiction of him.

Masking Law

The wearing of masks is at the core of Chosen culture, and their use is controlled minutely by codicils of the Law-that-must-be-obeyed.

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