The physical manifestation of corrupted meta
Glisterwax is the concentrate form of Raw Meta inundated with intense Qualia. It blurs the realm between the metaphysical and the physical, adopting the rules of mundane reality, but not consistently nor reliably.
Glisterwax has the concistency of clottedfound in extremely corrupted areas, growing as a fungus from rotting organics. It is dark, with an oily, iridescent texture. It features prominently in Sorrows rituals.
Glisterwax was first found in The Gleaming
She huddled in the corner, clutching her horns tightly as if trying to relieve the mounting tension—I could hear the audible strain, the creaking as they twisted under the force, threatening to give way at any moment...
The sickening sound echoed through the air as the mottled, diseased horn shattered, releasing a grotesque mixture of crimson blood and viscous oily sludge that trickled down her trembling hands. As the exposed wound met the open atmosphere, a subtle pull, almost like a gentle breeze, tugged at the back of my ear.
Selschaeus (Sell-SHAY-Uss), commonly known as Dark Unity, is the corrupted form of Schaeus (Unity)
Where Unity is the refined meta-energy at the heart of all Meta Tech , Dark Unity is Unity tinted by Soul Sickness—it has turned oily, and developed a form of low, almost animalistic intelligence. One 'strain' of Dark Unity may act physically different to the next: some act like a liquid but can run up walls, some grow like crystals, some expand like gas.
In essence, Dark Unity is putrified Soul energy.
Dark Unity creates more of itself by radiating its energy outwards, sucking meta into itself and corrupting it, and imparting various degrees of Soul Sickness to Sophont within a vicinity of several meters, depending on the quantity of the Dark Unity and the health of the affected souls.