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Titania

 
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Titania became the Eternal Godqueen of Venus centuries ago. Uniquely among the Keystones, Titania appeared to be forever young, and nigh immortal. Her lack of aging was seen as a sign of her power, and of the health of Venus.   There were, of course, always rumours that it was just a facade. That rather than being centuries old, Titania was actually a series of godqueens all using the same appearance and name. As Godqueen of the Fei, Titania surrounded herself with identical handmaidens. Each of the handmaidens had used their powers of metamorphis to become identical to Titania, and possibly enhanced this abilities further with surgery and strategic symbiosis. It was an open secret that Godqueen Titania would often send these handmaidens out in her guise.   The rumours were confirmed to be true in independent and external news media after an investigation by teen magazine Beaux. Titania herself and her media crew have declined to comment, and have continued appearances as normal. While the media and thinkpieces storm around her and further investigations attempt to map out who the previous Titania's may have been, Godqueen Titania remains untouchable.  

The Grand Exposé

  The truth about Titania was revealed in Beaux, a teenage magazine about fashion, subculture and celebrities. One of their journalists had been a big fan of a former up and coming pop starlet Achena, who had disappeared from the musical scene after being personally invited to become one of Titania's handmaidens. The young journalist had become convinced that Titania was giving secret hints at her true identity in her speeches, appearances and fashion choices.   The young journalist reports attending multiple press tours and events until they were finally able to meet with Titania. They requested one of the wings of her eyelashes, and was granted it. They continued, collecting eyelashes from multiple appearances, gaining mild notoriety as 'that fan'. The young journalist then brought a album full of eyelashes to Mars to have each of the lashes genetically investigated. They were able to confirm that the vast majority of the eyelashes were genetic matches to Achena.   The exposé spread through the Sol System like wildfire, leading to the greatest sales of Beaux ever.

Who was Achena?

   
Before her transformation into Godqueen Titania, Achena was a young pop starlet and indie darling. Despite favourable reviews, Achena was only ever able to hit the Venus top 100 chart once, peaking at 28th.   She had a small but dedicated fanbase, who were sorely dissapointed when she was invited and accepted the invitation to become a handmaiden. Parts of the fanbase speculate that Achena was pressured into it, skeptical that someone with a passion for preformance and a burgeoning career would've have been willing to give up their personal identity.

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Dec 6, 2023 09:55 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

I really love this idea and the presentation as an exposé, and one by a teenager magazine! XD   Just a little clarification I think: for me, the revelations seem to mean that Titania is rarely making public appearances anymore and is delegating to her lookalike handmaiden... What did people decide this meant hat Titania herself had been replaced, even though they already knew she was surrounded by lookalike before? Also I think you can say more explicitly that handmaiden are forced to undergo cosmetic surgery to look like Titania (I'd that is indeed the case XD)

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Dec 6, 2023 10:10 by Annie Stein

Thank you! You're right, I'll try clarify a bit more!

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Dec 6, 2023 13:34

The absurdity of the reveal is pretty funny

Dec 6, 2023 13:47 by Annie Stein

I suppose modern godqueens require modern reveals.

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Dec 6, 2023 23:09 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I love that the expose happened because of a young journalist requesting eyelashes on multiple occasions. XD   I wonder if Titania herself will ever comment.

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Dec 7, 2023 08:56 by Annie Stein

I bet she has in private, but I think publically the goal is to just float above it all.

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Dec 8, 2023 17:03 by Chris L

The expose by the teen magazine made me laugh out loud! What a fun detail, but it makes total sense. I have a similar figure in my worldbuilding that I love to thread into my games and stories. I can imagine Titania and the Blood Siren hanging out backstage exchanging notes on picking out potential proteges!


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Dec 8, 2023 17:26 by Annie Stein

Thank you! Man, what I would give to listen in on that conversation!

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Dec 13, 2023 03:40 by Aster Blackwell

FASCINATING. I'm obsessed with all the implications. How many godqueens have their been? Are all of them keystones? Are ANY of them keystones? Gahh I love it. I hope Achena is happy where she is and hasn't been brainwashed or something worse...

Dec 14, 2023 20:32 by Annie Stein

Thank you! So, Godqueen is a title that's associated with Keystones, so if you hear someone being called it you can assume they're a Keystone (or pretending to be one? that'd be hard to pull off but i'm sure someone has tried)   I am also concerned for Achena, and I think the kid might be onto something with the whole hinting thing. It would be a very pop diva thing to do, right?

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Dec 15, 2023 02:36 by Aster Blackwell

Oh yes that's VERY pop diva of her. I love it.

Dec 14, 2023 20:27 by Rin Garnett

Having just also read about metamorphis has lead me down a philosophy of self rabbit hole. Metamorphis is related to one's view of oneself, so if these handmaidens are using this ability to appear as Titania, then they must see themselves as Titania. Especially if they then assume Titania's public-facing duties. Which then makes it seem like "Titania" is less a name for an individual, and more a title, with the assuming Fei's appearance being akin to the uniform required for that job.   Not that the Monarchy of Venus would accept such an interpretation...

Dec 14, 2023 20:30 by Annie Stein

Very astutely observed.

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