Desire

The first Foci to unlock the secret of becoming an Inspiration, Desire's scope is deceptively self-spoken, nearly an understatement of the raw gluttonous nature this Foci harbors.   Greed, Gluttony, Envy, Pride, Sloth, Jealously, six sins which fall firmly into her scope and six sins which inspire fiery shows of the seventh should any one of them be denied. For this reason Desire is more often the villain than the patron, seeking to only to sate itself, to outdo its own lavishness at every turn. It has a flair for showmanship, and the cunning to get whatever it wants.   Born of pride, vanity, sloth, greed, and lust, Desire is a Foci of constant hunger that feeds on the satiation of its inspiration and of Foci of the same kind. She feeds on Addictions with particular fervor, finding them easy to cultivate in the minds of the weak.  

Origin

Origin Three factors culminate in the inception of Desire:

The Crave A party which raged for some hundreds of years without stop. Inarguably the only thing the Craver culture has been able to maintain for any amount of time.

Akjhe (the drug) - which raises the ability to consume akjhe, and which 'elevates' the user to an alternative state of mind.

  All come together gradually at the site of the Rave. A few Sensate at first, but as it becomes more popular a few industrious illegal implanters come in and start selling and implanting dirty sensate nodes for cheap.   The Cravers got carried away by the party. It became more and more violent, aggressive, horrifying.   A local Sauthe monk of the Calling, investigates. He finds himself dragged to the middle and raised onto the stage by the hive minded mass, finds himself having a node forcibly installed so that he can "lighten up"   The gestalt comes crashing down with such force - thousands of Hiserabi to one - that what comprised the monks mind is almost completely shattered, he becomes an empty vessel for the rave, and with all attention focused on him and the DJ, more or less a god inside the rave, keeps milking that attention, keeps forcing the thrall's mind to soak and focus and shape him into the ultimate embodiment of the rave.

Her Religion

With her silver tongue she weaves a religion, and ensnares more into it than many might expect. Sathiid pay her homage by starving their thralls until they develop Addictions, then capturing those Foci in amulets derived from the Kyzan-making masks Murder gave to his Malikyn. He eats these Foci and becomes powerful quickly, drawing even more to her. The prayer of her religion is "Die Young", and her sermons are at the bottom of wine bottles and the heart of drugs.

Divine Classification
Inspiration of Desire
Species
Inspiration
Ethnicity
Hedonite
Honorary & Occupational Titles
  • The Indulgent
  • The Shadow of Anthem
  • Queen of the Damned
Birthplace
The Drain, Northern Aempis, Aempis, Jhoutai
Current Residence
The Rose of Hedon
Hair
Her hair shines like spun metal, usually copper but sometimes golden, silver, platinum, etc, depending on which shell she is inhabiting.
Aligned Organization
The Apple of Hedonism


Cover image: Hedon Banner by Ademal
  • 19820


    The Rise of Desire
    Life, Career

    In the social void left by existentialist fears of the future and Sensate abuse, a Focus, Desire, grew from concept to become powerful force.  

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    After her incidental creation by Sensate tech, Desire grew, supported by her tribe and gorging on a diet of her Foci kin.   Desire possessed a capability of foresight and planning rare to her kind, and with her growing intelligence came to unite many Sensate tribes into a cult. Her will spread, less by word and more in the thoughts and souls of the expanding sprawl of her Sensate network. Before long her influence settled into the bedrock of the Banners which had come and which had yet to form.   In her expansion, Desire demonstrated the tactics which Hedon still uses to this day. She acquired ally after ally, forming networks of owed favors, blackmail material, and trusted zealots in places high, low, and common. She became famous for the deeds done in her name—acts which won her the favor of entire communities.

  • 19833


    Desire's Grand Heist
    Political event

    Seven well-known and well-regarded members from across the other Banners announced themselves as the Leisures of Desire and pledged their allegiance to Lady Desire. They departed their Banners, taking from them supplies that Desire called for; ships, weapons, information, and even entire organizations changed hands without warning, dealing a painful blow felt throughout the Banners.  

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    It was well into the interplanetary expansion of the other Banners that Desire revealed her hand. What had began as a small tribal cult had grown into a cabal complete with chains of command, supply lines, and long-term goals of establishment.   Desire, by her nature, wanted more, and was at last in a position to take it. In a span of mere hours all of Ethnis came to know the name of the Apple of Hedonism as favors were cashed in, communities converted, and turncoats revealed overnight. Seven well-known and well-regarded members from across the other Banners announced themselves as the Leisures of Desire and pledged their allegiance to Lady Desire. They departed their Banners, taking from them supplies that Desire called for; ships, weapons, information, and even entire organizations changed hands without warning, dealing a painful blow felt throughout the Banners.   Perhaps Hedon’s greatest acquisition in this great heist was an Index. One of her Leisures acquired it from further down in their organization. It was this acquisition which triggered the beginning of the heist.   With a world, a fleet, and a population all their own, the sixth Banner had risen. The Apple of Hedonism was known by all.

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