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Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!


The universe isn't fair. Just as billions of intelligent, emotionally complex animals are raised merely to provide sustenance for others, you were born to suffer. Eternally. Because somehow, quite unjustly by your estimation, you have ended up in Hell.



Whether a poor damned soul who worshipped the wrong god or broke some arcane rule; or a young daemon who, unlike the eldest of your kind, was born into hell with no option of not rebelling against the Tyranny of Heaven. It just doesn't seem fair that your fate is to suffer, greatly you might add, for all of eternity. A long time, eternity. But for the souls gathered here eternity has been no more than a couple of hours so far.



You stand beneath a Soulfount, one of many, where the freshly dead bulk of humanity is rounded up, Burdened, and divvied out to the various Daemons Maior that lay claim to this territory. Sensitive work, and overseen by a daemon of great power, endurance, and trustworthiness: Velaoch the Many.



Multiple lines of souls are simultaneously driven and whipped towards his towering form to be assigned their fate; unresponsive or incoherent souls (the majority) are immediately crushed into a meaty brick roughly 2/3s of a meter long. The twitching of eyes and spasming of digits dispel any idea that this might bring any peace. The rest are given their Burden with a mere gesture of Velaoch's many claws and led away by low level demonic overseers, to be worked as slaves until one day they too are turned to brick. Or worse.

On what side of this horrorshow are you standing on?

A: You're a Soul. The remnant of a human being, now a shade of their former selves doomed to suffer for all time, either as slave labor or as the literal foundation of Hell's resource economy.
B: You're a Demon. The lowest rung of Hell's feudal hierarchy, you serve at the behest of your lord, their lord, and ultimately the Fly itself.

Zedhe Khoja fucked around with this message at 02:35 on Jan 18, 2022

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Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!



Dogma:

Zedhe Khoja fucked around with this message at 17:49 on Feb 7, 2022

Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!


also reserved

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



B

We shall be the most rebellious demon - a demon who rejects Hell itself (but still doesn't want to be Good, just gently caress everyone - no lord no master!)

Slaan
Mar 16, 2009

I GAIN POWER FROM EATING PEOPLE, JUST ASSUME I'M ALWAYS VOTING TO EAT PEOPLE





B at least we won't be a brick

Arcanuse
Mar 14, 2019



A

BraveLittleToaster
May 5, 2019


B

AbysmalPeptoBismol
Feb 4, 2016

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!



A

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



B

Gonna tear this poo poo down or climb to the top. Maybe both. Both would be good.

Freudian slippers
Jun 23, 2009
US Goon shocked and appalled to find that world is a dirty, unjust place



B

Let us claw our way to the top and carve out a piece of Hell for ourselves!

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


B

no God(s), no Satan, no masters

we're gonna burn this motherfucker down as soon as we can figure out how to light things made of fire on fire

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

B - We shall rise up and claim the mantle of Redeemon. Rebel against rebelling against the tyranny of Heaven.

Iron Chef Ramen
Sep 14, 2007

Only the very best.


A: We are the soul of Napoleon Bonaparte, the goddamn Emperor of France, and we aren't gonna be stuck in St. Helena this time.

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



Iron Chef Ramen posted:

A: We are the soul of Napoleon Bonaparte, the goddamn Emperor of France, and we aren't gonna be stuck in St. Helena this time.

A curious choice, but I doubt we remember our life given the intro.

Iron Chef Ramen
Sep 14, 2007

Only the very best.


Blasphemaster posted:

A curious choice, but I doubt we remember our life given the intro.

Napoleon would.

jng2058
Jul 17, 2010

We have the tools, we have the talent!







A

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



Our hell is a movie theater viewing of us getting outfoxed that happens forever. An old Timey one like from the early 1940's with the same voiceover guy. Forever.

Blasphemaster fucked around with this message at 21:32 on Jan 18, 2022

Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!


Voting closed, and Souls are perfectly capable of recalling their former lives. No idea why they wouldn't. Demons win by a landslide. Update in a couple hours. Or less.

Zedhe Khoja fucked around with this message at 00:03 on Jan 19, 2022

Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!


So clearly you're a demon. Two more questions before we close up character creation:
First, gimme those pronouns*.

A. She/Her
B. He/Him

Second, what would you say your goals as a demon are? What's your Nature? The balance of your Daemonic Humours? Try filling the blank here: "You, more than anything else, wish _____"

A. To Rule

Those close to you say that you have an excess of Pathos. You have a good education, decent skills, and you're no slouch on the battlefield. Capable anywhere, where you truly excel is in understanding others, and making them do what you want. But empathy in Hell is a double-edged sword at best. A well-rounded and ambitious dilettante, who can sometimes get a bit overwhelmed by it all. Probably gonna aim to high too fast one day.

B. For Luxury

Those close to you say that you have an excess of Tekhne. You're light on your feet, and you perform any physical task with skill and ease. You have some education and "people skills". Enough to get what you want, anyway. And there are so many things you want! A cruel kleptomaniac of a demon. Probably going to be decapitated for stealing artifacts from the vault one day.

C. To Destroy

Those close to you say that you have an excess of Soma. You're tremendously powerful, and have the skill to put it to use. You're also an idiot. And a rageaholic. And you don't have any friends, or any idea as to why you would WANT friends in the first place. Probably going to get shot in the back by a smarter, weaker demon on the battlefield one day.

D. For Knowledge

Those close to you say that you have an excess of Sophos. Sometimes you can be overly rational and dispassionate. You're a great intellect, and a decent conversationist. Just don't get into any fist fights, even with renegade Souls. An obnoxious know-it-all. Probably going to be crushed by an irritated legionnaire one day.





*Hell being hell, there's something of an unequal social divide here, at least for low demons (Majors change their body and pronouns at will, though most settle on a single form after awhile). Most of demon society is patriarchal, and the closer to the Dis side of the political divide you get the more extreme it is. In the Fly's capital she-demons are little better than cattle. Your home city is mostly ok. Blah blah traditional gender roles, blah blah "succubae can't bench press as much as legionnaires you know", blah blah blah. But no ones gonna stop you from doing anything, and the local Major frowns on open displays of sexism in her domain.

Zedhe Khoja fucked around with this message at 01:52 on Jan 19, 2022

BraveLittleToaster
May 5, 2019


B, and For Luxury.

A demon's got wants that he'll be wanting, gotta go out and snap them up for your own.

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



Why does a demon need to conform to standard mortal rules for gender?

Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!


chin up everything sucks posted:

Why does a demon need to conform to standard mortal rules for gender?

Because it's hell, and also you don't get to pontificate on concepts like class relations and gender if they're already solved issues in the background.

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



A because we feel like it, and we lust For Knowledge - now that we exist, there is so much to learn and experience. How can we even know what to experience, until we have learned of it?

jng2058
Jul 17, 2010

We have the tools, we have the talent!







A - For Luxury

Just because we're damned to Hell doesn't mean we can't enjoy ourself.

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

A, For Knowledge.

Including knowledge to break the gender binary when we come to it.

Iron Chef Ramen
Sep 14, 2007

Only the very best.


B, To Rule

Because we are Nergoleon Baphomaparte

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

I LOVE THEM APPLES





They/Them, Knowledge

Freudian slippers
Jun 23, 2009
US Goon shocked and appalled to find that world is a dirty, unjust place



A

and

A, to rule

Slaan
Mar 16, 2009

I GAIN POWER FROM EATING PEOPLE, JUST ASSUME I'M ALWAYS VOTING TO EAT PEOPLE





jng2058 posted:

A - For Luxury

Just because we're damned to Hell doesn't mean we can't enjoy ourself.

This. And he/him

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com
:roboluv: :love: :roboluv:

A-he/him
C- We're an angry edgelord moron and we're going to burn everything to the ground as soon as we figure out where and what everything is.

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001




A
To Rule

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Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!


Votings done. A three way tie on the attribute vote is fine, it just means you’ll be an otherwise well rounded weakling.

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