A Cradle of Viscera
Down in Laughters' Bade sunlight only reveals is how alone you really are.Laughters' Bade was the Gore Well in which Brood Blood-Kyn, the Matron of the House of Sorrows and the Harbinger of Dirge, was nurtured. Its rancid viscera was the cradle of her metamorphosis from girl to monster. It was built circa 19400 during the peak of the Bloodwine Feuds and destroyed circa 19730 when Artosen Khandea II headed the cleanup of the Marianiyan Territories.
Gore WellsLike all Gore Wells, it was repurposed by Soulbreakers from a Bloodwine Stillery—wherein the cleaned and mulched remains of house servants were distilled into Bloodwine. Its bottom chamber was lined with enchantments which prevented the souls of those thrown in from escaping, binding them to the rotting bodies and putrescent remnants and forcing them to act as a Grimoire gestalt which forever radiated the trauma of their lives to anyone lowered into the Well. Each Gore Well developed its own 'personality'—a set of emotions and sounds which rose from its depths. Laughters' Bade was named for its agonized hysterics, and the sudden and disturbing urge it imparted upon people and creatures alike to throw themselves to its depths, to their death.
Purpose / Function
Laughters' Bade is one of many Gore Wells converted to the purpose of forming regeneration chambers for Sathiidic undead as an initiative effort on part of the Nchraementho to test if being tortured and brought back to life numerous times would allow someone to see beyond the veil of the afterlife and learn new forms of metaphysics.
A Firsthand Account
Welcome to Ethnis
All around me my cradle gurgled and cackled.
I couldn't discern the cackles of its prisoners from the bubbling of its rotting processes.
It clung to me, weak bones conspiring to keep my head above the rancid stew as fingers ran through my hair.
- Alternative Names
- Hell's Well
- Sathiidian Cask