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5/07/2013

Petty Divine Region: The Metathorcs

The Metathorcs are a group of radiant zones accessible by beings indigenous to the material planes through advanced psionics.
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Each metathorc is a spiral encystment of space and time governed by the will of a single godling overseer who monitors the constant channeling of psychic energy from the material plane to its metathorc. He/she is surrounded by a court of petty godlings, ghosts and aetheric phantoms. In this place these beings possess bodies of translucent jelly described as "pseudo-flesh" by the learned -- a kind of substitute for mortal flesh that can be altered according to the will of the mind that controls it. The lord or lady of the metathorc may occupy one body, several, or many thousands of pseudo-flesh forms. [Note that pseudo-flesh is particularly vulnerable to magical fire, and that its regenerative properties may be undermined by the higher forms of dispellery or through occult artifacts of cancellation.
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Bondsmen are beings entirely under the will of the godling overseer -- they may be altered only through the consciousness of their master. Some of them are bestial and crude. Others are more human-like in shape. All of them are psychically linked to the overseer -- it is aware of all their movements, thoughts and designs.
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Courtesans are the loved things of the overseer that make its eternal duty bearable. Their forms and relative complexities vary from metathorc to metathorc, but they all share certain powers and liberties that set them apart from other beings found within these regions. Special courtesans who have partially merged with the overseer are called consorts. Typically the lessermost consort is responsible for the terrestrial laws that govern all mindful things dwelling in the metathorc. It is a duty passed down from courtesan to courtesan throughout the aeons. The post of lessermost is a social ritual perceived as a period of punishment necessary for all consorts to obtain understanding with the overseer. This sharing of minds slowly alters the overseer's mental morphology as time passes, often to narrower and narrower forms of intense perception and awareness. This "hardening" of mental content and relationships is unavoidable and (unfortunately for the overseer and his subjects) leads frequently to divine malaise and other disorders of the godmind.
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Metathorcs are flooded with psychic energy at the same pace that this same stuff is being burned away into empty space. This transitory condition gives rise to anger, deep sadness and obsession in all sentient beings in its proximity. Visitors are advised to come in the company of ghost-travelers like the lawful couriers of Greater Gloth who charge their clients pieces of their constitution (which they convert to an edible yellow plasm called garmonbozia) for their protection and aegis.


3 comments:

  1. This is all pretty far out stuff man! Sort of like weird fantasy à la Lindsay and Hodgson.

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  2. Also I'm not saying that looks like D&D through wizard shaped bong, but it totally is.

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