Lady Jilixia Worldthrone (a.k.a. The Fleshmelting Sadist) (She/Her)
WARNING: The Rasmanthus Guild has issued a continent-wide S-Class bounty for the death of Jilixia Worldthrone and declared her Public Enemy #1 for all Zheng-Kitarans. Proof of her death, delivered to the headquarters of the guild in the city-state of Axiom, shall net whosoever achieves the deed a sum total of 500,000 Gold Pieces and a single request or wish granted personally by Osmantha the Indomitable.
Alternatively, proof of the death of any of her children shall net a smaller reward for 50,000 Gold Pieces per head(or other proof of death) delivered to the guild headquarters in Axiom.
Jilixia Worldthrone is classified as a Lesser Idol, and is capable of granting powers as a patron to witches, warlocks, as well as perhaps clerics and the like who venerate the infamous Combustion Queen, last surviving daughter of Dahmunara Worldthrone and unmatched master of Kinetic Magic. Consult your GM if you are interested in following or recieving power from Jilixia Worldthrone as described here.
Spend an hour inflicting suffering onto another creature, with fire if possible. If this is not feasible, spend the hour crafting collars to place about the necks of your defeated foes while devising new and more efficient means of bringing agony and suffering to those who have wronged you or those you care about.
If you are a male, your gender immediately changes to female for as long as you continue to perform this obedience. Stopping this obedience permanently in any way besides mutual agreement to go seperate ways(Not simply missing a day) might run the risk of it being made permanent(GM Discretion). Your body becomes white hot in a pale imitiation of Jilixia herself, such that you exude a tangible aura of unbelievable heat - you deal 1d6 points of Godfire
damage to any creature(Ignoring fire resistance and immunity) to any creature that has you grappled or is grappled by you or that hits you with a natural attack or unarmed strike. Creatures within 5ft of you take minimum damage on all dice as Godfire
Damage automatically. The damage increases by one additional dice at 4HD and every 2HD you possess afterwards.
Jilixia's physical condition is nothing less than eternal perfection - she somehow attained immortality through a secret method known only to the Worldthrone Bloodline, stopping her aging in the prime of her life. She is the pinnacle of beauty, has known no illness nor sickness, and is both incredibly fit, agile, and powerful. More importantly, her body is well-known for its legendary heat - her body and clothes run with the same heat she wields as part of her Fire-based Kinetic Magic
, and are hot enough to melt through flesh and bone in seconds.
Her body is not overly tall, but is curvy and fit - carrying muscle that only barely emerges from beneath her supple layer of fat, Jilixia does not clearly resemble the powerhouse she is in reality - capable of lifting grown men and incinerating at a touch. She is unmistakably feminine, though her beauty is marred somewhat by the eternal derision and scorn that decorates her face. Her skin is a pale white and marble-smooth, and is akin to gorgeous moonlight.
Most notable of her bodily features is her extreme body heat - byproduct of her mastery over Fire-based Kinetic Magic
, her body and clothing are hot enough to melt through iron, steel, flesh, and bone alike in a matter of seconds...and anywhere from the soles of her feet to her chest, legs, or even her hair and face are hot enough to accomplish this, though certain places carry more intense heat than others.
Her face, while aesthetically beatiful, is almost constantly one of mockery, scorn, and disgust - or, at the very least, resting distate. Her eyes are the baleful yellow of a demonic lantern, and her silvery-platinum hair falls in long tresses behind her that are said to reach so far down as to touch the ground at times, while at others is reported as not going down past her shoulders.
From her overwhelming body heat that permeates her clothing and equipment, her look of disgust and scorn she wear always, her constant hostility or annoyance, to even the servant boy she keeps at her side crawling on all fours at all times, Jilixia has no shortage of identifying features for others to mark her with.
Her massive, overwhelming bodily heat enough that the simple act of resting her foot atop the head or body of others is enough to melt such a surface into liquid and steam is her main physical quirk - though her constant perspiration and strange, acrid odor that permeates the air around her are other, more secondary traits that others have not conclusively identified as being either simple hygiene or clues as to a more sinister biological ability.
Most notable is her overwhelming and perfect mastery of Kinetic Magic
, particularly over Fire-based Kinetic Magic
- her ability to produce and manipulate flame into different abilities and forms is the stuff of legend, and one she has used on such massive scales to incinerate entire towns and plunge entire countrysides into a fire-dominated hellscape where the air itself is so fuming hot as to sear and char the lungs with each breath.
However, secondarily, she is extremely well-versed in Water and Gravity based Kinetic Magic
- all of which she has combined to create horrific Kinetic combinations that resemble Orcish Blackwater
mixed with gravitic enhancements, crushing and sticking and burning to her targets with unstoppable certainty. Additionally, this penultimate technique which utilizes Kinetic Magic
of three different types is said to burn the souls of those it sticks to, eventually snuffing out the lives and returning the souls of those it kills to Jilixia's sadistic grip.
With this mastery of Kinetic Magic
, the mere act of physical contact or even being in her presence is enough to cause burn damage on one's insides and exterior bodies - and when one considers she has true and total mastery over Godfire
as a gift seemingly from Huofeng
themself, she easily reaches into the realm of existence reserved for the divine.
Jilixia is often found in a sleeveless dress befitting a noblewoman, with long arm gloves and long stockings that come up to her upper thigh - these are made of Devilskin
and are typically a soft purple color. In her more casual attire, she forgoes this dress in favort of a simple sleeveless garb latched up by zipper, with a furred jacket overtop and simple slacks and footwear to adorn her lower half.
She is almost never seen wearing jewelry or other shiny adornments, as doing so would likely result in molten metal dripping down her hand or body inside of a minute.
Jilixia has almost no specialized equipment - her mastery over Fire-based Kinetic Magic
is the only tool she particularly needs or wants, meaning she travels light.
For more specific information on her history, refer to the link below to an in-depth timeline recording her events through her initial escape of Worldthrone Castle
to the present. Usually, the histories of such figures are not recorded in such detail, but she has, at several points in her life, arrogantly boasted at length about her life, hiding nothing about what she has done and often even mockingly taunting others to try and stop her - as if she actually wants
to meet someone brave enough to fight and defeat her regardless of collateral damage that would come with engaging her...who is legendary for her ability to incinerate entire towns in battles.
As such, a vast wealth and a near complete record has been collated on her history and actions - which can be read through below.
Jilixia Worldthrone's Historical Timeline
Raised by her Mother in Worldthrone Castle
, Jilixia was afforded every possibly luxury from birth - she was raised and taught everything from mathematics to engineering, and is an incredibly learned woman.
Survived the fall of her grandmother Dahmunara Worldthrone
and the butchering of her family in Worldthrone Castle
Brought about the destruction and collapse of the Shaoshu Empire, largest empire of the Age of Conquest and largest supporter of The Rasmanthus Guild
Obliterated 99.99% of The Rasmanthus Guild
in a decade of brutal crusading that saw tens and hundreds of thousands of adventurers killed, crippled, burned, enslaved, and tortured before her.
Fought Osmantha the Indomitable
to a standstill and lived to tell the tale.
Conquered and ruled the Ustanan
city of Rhocenza for nearly two centuries as its queen - and still holds sway over it to the present day.
Incinerated and humiliated an entire squadron and joint team of The Gāngtao Migrant Fleet
and The Rasmanthus Guild
sent to capture and kill her.
Burned her way through the lands of Ustana, the Great Gyatsoshin Desert, and the city-state of Sakhrad.
Humiliated, tortured, and melted the first ruler of The Kabbalah Trading Company
and of the city-state of Sakhrad with nothing more than the sole of her right foot, leaving his burned body in the city center and forcing its residents to give up a majority of their belongings to avoid being butchered.
Found refuge in the Kingdom of Seoghar
, whereupon she distilled the perfect bloodline to match her own after 8 husbands and gave birth to the 'perfect' daughter. Later defeated the hero sent to kill her and possibly had a child with him.
Found refuge in the Kassau Matriarchy
, which she helps and assists to this day.
Her humiliating retreat from Worldthrone Castle
was her greatest failure - a sign of weakness she worked for centuries to correct.
Her failure to kill Osmantha the Indomitable
is a stain upon her legacy which she has not forgotten, and wishes to correct in time.
Deeply traumatized at the hands of The Rasmanthus Guild
and the world at large, having witnessed the brutal, sadistic butchering of her entire family and all her friends first-hand when she was young.
She is brutal, direct, and sadistic - she is not above making plans and schemes, but will never wait nor bide her time. She forces the world to react to her and her plans, no matter how lopsided her odds might be, and dares others to stop her by refusing to hide what she does or where she does it, instead brazenly operating out in the open(though not shouting her plans from the rooftops) in such a way as to make others come to her. She is confrontational and extremely willing and able to use violence to achieve her objectives, and is not above even the smallest acts of violence and humiliation if she finds it amusing or that it suits her needs - a sadist through and through, she enjoys plans and living her life in such a way as to cause as much pain and agony to others as possible, ranging from mocking verbal humiliation to brutal torture and genocide done with her own two hands.
Once she is wronged, however, she is nearly Ezdhûlian
in her obsession with repaying her grudges and slights done upon her tenfold - as an immortal woman, no time is too long to take if it means butchering, torturing, outplaying, and killing those who wronged her...making her an incredibly dangerous woman, as nothing offends or scares her more than letting the target of a grudge die of old age or other causes before she can kill them herself.
Her only morality is her own entertainment - she lives according to her own selfish desires and whims, and little else.
None. She will do anything no matter how twisted, no matter how off-limits, and no matter how unethical if it means not only winning but simply amusing herself.
For much of her life she was motivated solely by a burning, all-consuming desire to wreak brutal and sadistic vengeance on those responsible for butchering her grandmother Dahmunara Worldthrone
as well as her family and friends during the siege of her home Worldthrone Castle
. However, after single-handedly causing the downfall of the mighty Shaoshu Empire, finding the heroes who lead the attack and torturing and eventually killing them in the most vile and cruel of ways, butchering The Rasmanthus Guild
to a shadow of its former self and fighting its leader Osmantha the Indomitable
to a standstill, she can be said to have achieved her revenge in spades.
Now, she lives her life for herself and herself alone - while many would assume she yearns to continue the legacy of her grandmother Dahmunara Worldthrone
, this is not entirely accurate. Jilixia, while motivated to do so, fully recognizes and admits to her own inability to do so, as her own biases and hatreds as well as her brutal sadism means she cannot and does not truly want to make an 'equal' society like that of her grandmother. Instead, she lives for herself and has unbound herself from most of the beliefs of her grandmother - now that she has achieved her revenge for her family and lineage, she lives for herself and her own enjoyment alone, though she holds many of the same notions of female supremacy.
Good at inflicting pain, inspiring fear, commanding respect, entertaining/dealing with children, manipulating and fooling others, surviving in the wilderness, mass-destruction, beauty work(Cutting hair, styling hair, doing nails etc), increasing efficiency, predicting the actions of others, insulting/humiliating others, martial arts/self defense, dancing, medicine/medical care/biology
Bad at playing instruments, taking indirect routes or making roundabout plans, not being direct, holding her tongue, acting, lying, hiding her emotions, waiting
Likes: Torture, Fire/Arson, Anything that causes suffering in others, Screams of pain and agony, Winning/Getting her way, Efficiency, Bluntness/Being direct, Those who stand up to her, Extremely Burnt Food, Fine Wine/Liquor, Material Pleasures, Seeing others grovel or crawl, Girly Things(The Color Pink, Fluffy Things, Doing Nails, Etc)
Dislikes: False Bravado, People knowing/learning she likes girly things, Those who boast or brag or act tough without the power to back it up, men, having her subjects or belongings messed with, selflessness, snow, adventurers, sailing, The Rasmanthus Guild
, The Children of the Crushing Chains
Though many would think themselves hard-pressed to find a single virtue within Jilixia's black, twisted soul, she does possess a few traits that are classified as 'virtues'. Firstly, for all her sadism and cruelty, there is no surer feeling of safety nor a more secure place than beneath her as a subject or at her feet as a belonging - for all the butchery the world wreaked on her family and her grandmother Dahmunara Worldthrone
, the noble spirit born and burned into her soul from the time she was born has not fully left her body; She feels and displays an obligation to provide for and care for those who swear themselves to her service, and does carry herself according to a sparse but intact code of ethics...meaning that despite her cruelty she is not impossible to deal with. Additionally, she seems to carry the noble virtue of debt-repayment - she dislikes owing another creature anything, and has never been recorded as not repaying a debt or ignoring a favor being asked of her as repayment for such a debt.
Once one has sworn themselves to her service or been forced into it, she is loathe to betray such vows and will go to extreme lengths to see to the safety and prosperity of those beneath her...and while not AS virtuous to those she keeps as pets or slaves, the pain she inflicts upon such people comes with the promise of security, care, and true, albeit twisted and sadistic love the likes of which many have trouble understanding. Though she has been known to discard these 'toys' once she has grown bored of them, a fact which many point out as a flaw, few realize the lengths she goes to so as to ensure such discarded toys do not want and are provided for once they are released from her service. These odd virtues are partially why many who fall under her service come to, for lack of a better phrase, 'relish the lash' - for it becomes patently clear to such that, despite her twisted and sadistic treatment of them, an odd form of 'love' or 'affection' does stand as the source of such things that is, in some ways, more genuine that that displayed by other more virtuous rulers.
In truth, while her flaws far outnumber her virtues, it would be wholly inaccurate to call her devoid of them - one merely needs dig past the surface and finds the few virtues that shine through her twisted personality.
Jilixia, at her core, is a deeply flawed woman twisted by events and peoples that shall not be enumerated upon here - suffice to say, her flaws and vices are many.
First and most obviously, Jilixia, true to her titles, is a cruel hearted sadist to the very core of her being - there is nothing more she enjoys in her life than causing and watching the suffering of others both physically and psychologically, and all the moreso when she inflicts it herself(Especially with flame). She enjoys degrading and humiliating others, and watching the pained expression on their faces as she slowly breaks them down in both body, mind, and soul - and, in time, watching them crawl and grovel about her feet like animals for her to use as footrests, armrests, furniture, servants, slaves, and more. To her, 'love' is something she expresses through torture and agony and pain - the only things she has likely ever known.
In addition to such things, she often displays a callous disregard for life and morality, and indulges in several pleasure of the flesh with casual regularity - most commonly fine wines, liquor, and fine food, though more darker pleasures such as practicing her martial techniques on living creatures and even lighter or more 'casual' drugs(Mostly sense-enhancing drugs). In the same vein, her penchant for cruel experimentation on others is a flaw most heinous - she has been recorded on multiple occasions as subjecting her slaves and 'pets' to brutal and cruel experiments designed to twist or change their bodies, alter their biology, or to simply get them addicted on a substance or possibly even cause them fleeting pain in some way.
Her most unusual quirk is her preferred methods for dealing with those she decides to use force against - unless confronted by truly legendary existences such as Osmantha the Indomitable
that she deems as worth bringing out her true power against, she will invariably prefer to bring death to others in the most painful and humiliating ways possible.
To this end, thanks to her immense and overpowering mastery of Fire-based Kinetic Magic
, her body rests at a temperature hotter than even the hottest of Eldragi
, her bare skin and clothing so unfathomably hot as to melt through flesh at the lightest touch.
This ability means that one will most often see her execute or kill those she tires of with gestures as simple as stepping atop their heads, letting the sole of her foot, even wrapped in clothing or an outfit, burn clean through their bodies in the clearest display of overwhelming power as is possible for her. In other situations, she will simply grab others and let her hands, legs, head, shoulders, chest, or any other part of her body melt through her victim...in short, any way in which she communicates how little of a chance they stood in the first place.
Secondarily, she has a strange obsession with being looked in the eye or others standing at full height around her without her approval to do so - both of which she seems to take as personal challenges. As well, she is known to usually keep at least one slave or 'toy' around her at all times to carry out whatever menial tasks she might require - from resting her legs to sitting down to even holding something or opening doors...meaning she has a presence that is hard to miss.
Despite her overwhelming beauty, she is frequently described as 'lightly perspiring, as if overheating', or some very similar description. This, combined with an acrid and strange smell that hangs about her and has even caused damage to others when inhaled in large enough quantities, leads many to assume she either has poor hygiene habits and/or has strange biological quirks related to her mastery of Fire-based Kinetic Magic
...or, perhaps, to a strange ancestry of which constant perspiration is a sign of such as water, fire, or steam elementals or other elemental beings.
As a woman who brought The Rasmanthus Guild
to its knees and nearly exterminated it for good, who collapsed the mighty Shaoshu Empire and brought about the age of conquest, and who terrorized cities across the continent as a one-woman force of nature, Jilixia can be said to be acquainted with most of the known world - if only as the legendary Fleshmelting Sadist said to be an unstoppable engine of Kinetic
Obliteration with her masterful control over the element of fire.
However, in addition to her reputation, she has made deals with people in positions of power all across Zheng-Kitar - and more often than not, subjected them to extreme physical or psychological torture and torment or outright abducted them to abuse and render into broken animals. Most familiar is she with the Jade Emperors of the Kingdom of Seoghar
, whom have made it a particularly wise(if not cowardly) point to maintain extremely cordial and aggreeable(if not somewhat submissive) relations with her, preferring to give into her occasional, mostly reasonable demands rather than put thousands or potentially millions of lives at risk fighting her.
Finally, she is closely related with the city of Rhocenza in the lands of Ustana
, which she ruled for centuries as its queen after the city was overtaken by a wave of zealous fervor - a cult dedicated to appeasing her unholy name springing up there and handing her the city itself as an offering to her supposed 'glory'. Though she has since left the city behind, it continues its ritualistic sacrifices and rule in her name - meaning she has massive amounts of influence there and with the Ustanan
people in general, who fear her immensely.
As the sole surving child of Dahmunara Worldthrone
, her family line is utterly exterminated - none of her surviving sisters or aunts endured the Fall of Worldthrone Castle
which saw The Rasmanthus Guild
and the armies of the world at the time team up to defeat the Demon Queen Dahmunara Worldthrone
, Jilixia's grandmother, and exterminate her entire family tree in incredibly brutal fashion. Only Jilixia herself endured and lived on - all her siblings were murdered in this attack in the year 4000 ASK.
However, centuries after her escape, she eventually gave birth to a son and two daughters as she settled in the lands of the Kingdom of Seoghar
- though she is believed to have cruelly gone through 8 husbands in the process of distilling the perfect bloodline with which to mate with as her husband in the hopes of producing the most pure and genetically perfect offspring, as mighty or moreso than Jilixia herself. These three children stay with her constantly, and her two daughters, though young, are already proving themselves as highly capable and dangerous women - while her son has the unfortunate lot in life of serving as his mother's personal testing bed for torture techniques, experiments, and serving her every whim.
Her Eldest daughter is Orielle, an unfathomably beautiful Human
girl that is the result of her mother's centuries of perfect research into birthing the perfect child who attained immortality through means known only to Jilixia herself(And likely was a secret of sorts among her bloodline). She more than proved her dominance and power by single-handedly defeating one of the most reputable Monk Temples in the Kingdom of Seoghar
along with every single one of its students in nothing but her casual wear...though many of the monks died, she crippled many more, and she took many more as her first servants.
Her younger daughter, a cute but beautiful Half-Elf
girl named Zellvienne who is believed to have been the offspring between her mother Jilixia and the hero who came to defeat her and drove her out of the Kingdom of Seoghar
...whom her mother defeated thanks to help from her daughter Orielle. Regardless, she has yet to prove herself but is rapidly growing in power in recent years.
Her religious views are as straightforward and brutal as the woman herself - she has been quoted on record many times on her religious views:
If they get in my way they'll either kneel or burn like all the rest. If others find comfort in them, so be it - but I need no higher power to help me achieve my goals or pompously tell me how to live my life. Besides, those idiots have it backwards - they're the ones who need us, not the other way around. So if they're so keen on my worship they can damn well come down here and kiss my ass to show some sincerity for once in their eternal lives.
True to her lineage as a granddaughter of Dahmunara Worldthrone
, her social aptitude is immense and something entering the realm of the supernatural - however, unlike her mother, grandmother, and siblings, she is rarely observed as simply 'persuading' others. Instead, she uses this immense charisma in combination with her sadistic terror-tactics to both convince entire populations of her beliefs while at the same time sending bone-chilling terror shooting into their bodies and souls such that she does not merely convince others, but inspires in them such terrified hopelessness while simultaneously implanting the notion of safety and security beneath her rule(And in obedience) that she has had astounding success controlling entire populations and fooling whole kingdoms.
Because of this, she is more skilled than any in the art of terror, and riding the line between ruling through fear and acting as an inspiration for those beneath her - oftentimes working a masterful combination of both such that even those completely in disagreement with her beliefs or actions are frequently persuaded to obey or do as she says because, despite the terror she inspires, she is masterfully adept at the art of convincing others that obeying her and serving her is the best available option to them, and the 'path of least resistance'. In time, as others accept this charismatic reasoning and obey her, they are soon made to accept the truth and veracity of her actions - she has on many occasions displayed a freakish ability to get even those she subjects to horrible tortures and brutal pain to get used to such suffering and follow her even still...and even getting them to come to enjoy such agony she inflicts in suprisingly short order.
It can be said with literal exaggeration that there has been almost no points in Jilixia's life where she has not worn an expression of disgust and sadistic fury - either at herself, the world, or someone or something within it. She carries herself with unbreakable confidence and looks upon others with derision regardless of their origin or mannerisms, and is frequently described as 'on the razors edge of violence' always; Only through obedience and the promise of servitude do her mannerisms relax somewhat, and to those who work beneath her she can even appear to be a relatively normal if somewhat temperamental ruler.
She is often described as self-assured and confident to the point of obnoxiousness, such that those who speak with her feel as though she never fully takes them seriously - an air of partial boredom and annoyance hangs about her while interacting with others constantly, though this may be little more than a facade to throw others off their game. Adding onto this, she almost never brings her full strength to bear against those who earn her personal touch of violence - she will almost invariable take the path of least resistance to defeating a foe, which typically ends up as the most humiliating option for her foe whom she defeats accompanied by mocking taunts and expressions of annoyance.
All in all, it is difficult to feel 'on her level' - every aspect of her mannerisms and how she acts and carries herself reminds others of her supposed 'superiority' and how little she thinks of them; Though many have a hard time accepting it, the best to deal with her is often to show deference or at the least to present ones self as non-confrontationally as possible unless one is sure they have the strength to back up an attitude of stubbornness or of confronting her, as she will often resort to violance at the drop of a pin should others attempt to brag, boast, or push back with as much vigor as she does to 'test' them. And while she might respect those who can at least hold their own and back up their cocky, boastful, or confrontational attitudes, she holds nothing but contempt for those who do so and cannot withstand her assaults...often resorting to torturing and even killing such people.
She keeps a vast array of pets, though most are humanoid in nature - her sadistic nature and penchant for torture means one need only look at the broken faces of those reduced to serving as her personal workers, slaves, and pets to be reminded of her cruelty and violence.
As for hobbies, aside from the obvious answer of 'Torture', 'Inflicting Suffering', and other macabre hobbies, she seems to have a suprisingly girly hobby in that she loves nothing more than spending time with peers doing things normally reserved for the likes of young girls such as clothes shopping, doing nails, and the like - as if the childhood she was denied by the brutal butchering of her family, though it warped her personality and beliefs, has not stifled her desire to experience the things she missed out on as a young girl.
Towards Osmantha the Indomitable
Towards Jilixia Worldthrone
As two women who very nearly killed each other shortly following the Age of Conquest, Jilixia and Osmantha are akin to Oil and Water - Jilixia, seeing Osmantha as a weak-willed woman who abandoned a life of cruelty and strength, despises her while Osmantha sees Jilixia as a girl that reminds her of her own self in her younger days as "The Heat-Reaping Demon", despising Jilixia's villainous attitude and disregard for suffering and life.
Sworn Enemy (Vital)
Towards Jilixia Worldthrone
Sworn Enemy (Vital)
Towards Rasmus Elias Oström Olander XV
As two beings that came inscrutably close to murdering each other, Rasmus and Jilixia have been notorious rivals ever since their cataclysmic duel outside the Olander city of Andalstrand which saw Rasmus fighting Jilixia like a man possessed as the ground and air around him melted and boiled - and in the end, becoming the first man in living memory to successfully stand up to and defeat Jilixia herself, sending her howling in pain back across the Olander border after claiming her lower jaw and right hand in battle.
Now, the two burn with hatred for one another - Rasmus for Jilixia's cold-hearted sadism that he yearns to put down like the animal he sees her as, and Jilixia for the simple furious reason that she cannot stand the existence of the only man to have given her such grievious wounds in her entire life - let alone a man who humbly claims he could only have done so out of love for his people.
Many see a rematch as all but inevitable - merely a question of when these two behemoths meet once more to decide which one will meet their end.
Towards Jilixia Worldthrone
As two beings that many might assume would get along out of their shared love of cruelty, Shou and Jilixia could not be further from allies - instead, they are the most bitter of rivals.
Shou, for his part, despises Jilixia as one who lives without conviction or purpose beyond base desires - while Jilixia secretely fears Shou as a being she fears might become her executioner, and a beast the likes of which even her mother might not have been able to stop.
Jilixia's wealth is not overly ludicrous - as she was forced to flee her original home Worldthrone Castle
without being able to bring her own nor the wealth of her mother Dahmunara Worldthrone
with her, she has lived most of her life by what she could acquire from others - meaning she that while she has accumulated a nice trove of wealth, it is by no means exhaustive as she tends to spend it quick enough so as to not ever have too much at any given time.
However, she has on multiple occasions humiliated entire townships and delivered unto them threat of mutilation, incineration, and unending torture unless offered substantial amounts of tribute to placate her - as she did with the city-state of Sakhrad after utterly humiliating the then-head of The Kabbalah Trading Company
by casually melting through his head with her foot during her Journey through Sakhrad
. As such, while not insanely wealthy, she keeps herself well-stocked through wealth flagrantly stolen from those she tramples over and whose lives she ruins - and those who offer her tribute so that she feels less inclined to do such to them.