1. Shining Ones: First, Second and Third Generation Devils
- the All-Father of Devazurkind; the Mighty Eye-Mouth in the Sky; the Devil Himself, capitalized;
- also known as Dark Sedon on account of his star shining darkly (i.e., as invisibly as most stars do) during the day; at night it, his mighty eye-mouth, is by far the brightest star in the heavens above the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head;
- solitary member of the first generation of devazurkind; acknowledged king of chthonic or earthborn daemons or demons since Ragnarok, circa 234 PD (Pre-Dome);
- grown or developed, more so than engendered let alone created, by the Male and Female Entities on the Trigon Asteroid, part of the First Weir System, in the dim recesses of the time-space continuum; somewhat later on in terms of the linear passage of time, the same time-tumbling Dual Entities nuked Weir Star;
- the appearance of Supernova 1987A provided photographic testimony to their success at obliterating its solar system, which included the first Weirworld, if not everyone then alive within it;
- the Entities started the process that resulted in the seemingly immortal, but nowhere-near-almighty, Moloch by using the right eye of Cabalarkon, a then wholly alive Utopian biogeneticist, for raw material; consequently Sedon still regards the now undying Utopian as his father, hence Cabby the Daddy;
- Sedon’s essence made up the Sedonshem, which transported surviving devils throughout the cosmos until reaching the then Whole Earth in 669 PD;
- Sedon later used his essence to form the Cathonic Zone or Dome (consequently also the Sedon Sphere) in order to separate the consequential Outer Earth from the thereafter Inner Earth of Sedon’s Head;
- that occurred in the Year of the Dome (YD) Zero (4000 BCE); the Hellion mini-novel takes place in YD 4824/5 (A.D. 824-825).
[Online Note: the main entry re the Moloch Sedon is here.]
- The Six Great Gods and Goddesses
- the Thrygragos Brothers and Trigregos Sisters comprise the entirety of the second generation of devakind;
- the Three Great Gods are Thrygragos Lazareme (aka sometimes the Lackland Libertine, but most commonly Thrygragos Everyman), Thrygragos Byron (aka both Bodiless Byron and the Unmoving One due to that fact that he’s all head, with his facial features frozen in the same expression, not because he can’t transport himself wherever he wants on the Inner Earth), and Thrygragos Varuna Mithras (who does not appear in
“The Death’s Head Hellion” mini-novel for reasons noted in passing therein);
- the Great Gods are obliged to share the worship they receive from their devotional adherents, including their azuras and devic children, plus the adherents of their offspring, with the Moloch Sedon; similarly, they can no more disobey him than their offspring can disobey them;
- because they must have worshippers in order to flourish, Great Gods, like their offspring, are not allowed to kill lesser beings;
- if they do, Sedon will cathonitize, catasterize, or ill-star them (i.e., fuse their spirit selves or essences, often along with their power foci, though not their debrained daemonic bodies, with his such that they thereafter shine out of the night’s sky above the Hidden Headworld);
- the Three Great Goddesses are Trigregos Devaura (the Spirit or Soul), Trigregos Demeter (the Body), and Trigregos Sapiendev (the Mind); they do not appear in
“The Death’s Head Hellion” mini-novel due to the fact that the Moloch Sedon abandoned them on the Second Weirworld comparatively shortly after the ignition of the First Weir Star;
- their terrible talismans do, however; hence why
“The Death’s Head Hellion” mini-novel is an integral part of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ Trilogy;
- the Six Great Gods and Goddesses, possibly with spermatic contributions from the Moloch Sedon, are the lone parents of the third generation of devazurkind;
- like their solitary father Sedon, and the majority of their third generational offspring (the so-called Master Devas), they generally sport three visible eyes;
- the Trigregos Sisters are sometimes referred to as the three-in-one goddesses because, except to give birth to Master Devas, they rarely separate; hence why the third generation are always triplets.
[Online Note: the main entry re the six Great Gods and Goddesses is here. A detailed list of their Master Deva offspring is here.]
- dictionaries often define ‘devas’ or ‘daevas’ as ‘the shining ones’; hence also the English word ‘devils’, meaning ‘little gods’;
- collectively occasionally called Sedonites or Sedonists, the Outer Earth Bible’s Sheddim (meaning ‘demons’ in Hebrew, always plural, and sometimes spelled ‘shedim’) may refer to Master Devas;
- so might the Assyrian ‘Shedu’, defined as a protective or beneficent deity, since it too looks and sounds a little like Sedon; (museums such as the Louvre and the British Museum preserve effigies or simulacra of the Shedu as such, under that name);
- although some, notably the eventual Pauper Priestess and the Great God's firstborn Unities, came down from the moon to join Thrygragos Lazareme's expeditionary party circa 725 PD, most arrived on the then Whole Earth in 669 PD;
- Master Devas compose the third generation of devazurkind; the Trigregos Sisters always bore them simultaneously, in threesomes;
- they believe their fathers are one or another of the Thrygragos Brothers; hence why it’s accepted that there are only three devic tribes: the Lazaremists, the Byronics and the Mithradites;
- Mithradites, however, originally were much more abundant, by a factor of two to one, than either Lazaremists or Byronics;
- some point to this as proof the Moloch Sedon couldn’t resist making spermatic contributions of his own to their totality;
- suchlike wise guys, and gals, therefore suspect there’s a fourth tribe of Master Devas, namely the Sedon Spawn; in Feel Theo, however, a certain eminently forgettable, ever-smiling fiend states to Mithras that they are proof that there are indeed only three devic tribes and that the third and by far the most populous of them is not Mithradic;
- like their fathers, if not their solitary grandfather, Master Devas are incapable of telling lies or violating their sworn oaths; they also generally sport three visible eyes and cannot disobey their fathers;
- in addition to wiping out thousands, if not millions, of Master Devas when they nuked the first Weir Star, the Dual Entities rendered surviving members of all three generations of devakind infertile;
- it was not until Master Devas gained daemonic bodies, starting a number of decades prior to 2000 YD, that they were able to have children of their own; these were the equally immortal or near-immortal azura spirit beings, hence devazurkind;
- when Sedon himself, Great Gods and/or Master Devas possess sentient beings for procreative purposes, their resultant offspring are often long-lived and, once in a while, unnaturally gifted mortals known as deviants; the titular Death’s Head Hellion, for example, is believed to be a deviant.
[Online Note: as you may have already noticed, a detailed list of Master Devas broken down by tribe is here.]
- The Firstborn Unities of Lazareme
— Harmony, called Datong Harmonia by bygone Illuminaries of Weir on Earth; the Unity of Balance as well as Panharmonium (her pet project, a planetary panacea for beneficial devils and their worshipful multitudes alike);
- reputedly, by a matter of a few seconds, the first Master Deva ever born; beauty incarnate as well as loveliness personified, conceivably the most popular devil on the entire Inner Earth in 4824/5;
- sphere of influence less so than devic protectorate: Sedon's Hairband (as opposed to his crown or headband), between the Hidden Headworld's occipital region and the Cattail Peninsula;
- her power focus or Tvasitar talisman is a golden torc, the so-called Necklace of, as you might expect, Harmony; from it she conjures her golden, chainmail gowns and the broken chains often seen manacled to her wrists; from them she sometimes shoots, what else?, chain lightning;
- her fortunately rarely manifested alter ego is the nihilistic Nemesis, a relentless avenger along the lines of the Classical Furies.
[Online Note: many more lynx re Harmony can be found from here, here and even here.]
— Chaos, called Unholy Abaddon by bygone Illuminaries of Weir (after the Biblical Angel of Apollyon, the Bottomless Pit); the Unity of just that, Chaos; hence also Uncle Abe or Uncle Abe Chaos;
- sphere of influence less so than devic protectorate: the Hidden Headworld's Cattail Peninsula;
- his power focus or Tvasitar talisman is the Chaos Blade, which he keeps forever-sheathed out of fear of causing a chain reaction that would bring irreversible carnage to the world, if not the cosmos;
- its sheathe is the shaft or ‘danda’ of a trident or ‘trishula’; the trident’s prongs are the black blade’s hilt and side-guards; from it he shoots black bolts of lightning;
- boasts that he never possesses anyone;
- considered something of a scatterbrain in that he changes his outward appearance frequently, sometimes without even realizing he’s done so.
[Online Note: additional lynx re Abe Chaos can be found here.]
— Order, called Thunder and Lightning Lord Yajur by bygone Illuminaries of Weir; the Unity of just that, Order; his brood brother sometimes refers to him as Odour or Ordure;
- from his power focus or Tvasitar talisman he shoots vajra bolts – white lightning of the non-alcoholic variety;
- sphere of influence less so than devic protectorate: the Hidden Headworld's occipital region;
- goes by Sparky when he’s in altogether human form;
- some consider him the inventor of the caste system, whereby devotees don’t have to be told what to do because they are born into their occupations;
- like virtually all Lazaremists, including their Great God of a father, Thrygragos Everyman, the Unities are at heart anarchists in that they consider rulers, and those who either make or enforce unnecessary rules, demonstrably wrong-headed and hence worthy only of scorn;
- although Lazaremists must obey their father, they really have only have the one rule, the golden rule (and not the one that says that those who have the gold make the rules): namely, ‘do unto others as you would others do unto you’;
- Chaos and Order hate each other passionately; they’d seek to annihilate each other, and all that stands between them, if Harmony didn’t always do just that, stand – and sometimes not just stand – between them mollifyingly.
[Online Note: additional lynx re Lord Order can be found here. He appeared on the front cover of pH-3. There's more on the three firstborn Unities here.]
- The Thanatoids of Lathakra
— Methandra Thanatos, a firstborn Mithradite known variously as Mithras’s Virgin, the Scarlet Empress, Seeress or Sorceress, the Crimson Queen to Tantal’s King Cold, and Miss Myth, after Mythland (the Jewel in Sedon’s Crown, on a map of the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head), her official, but evidently not-so-inviolable protectorate (in the western third of the Mystic Mountain range), beginning as a result of Thrygragon in 4376 YD;
- also known, accurately, if perhaps somewhat disrespectfully, as Hot Stuff; the red-skinned, almost always masked and thoroughly covered (in fabrics invariably coloured different shades of red) giantess whose power focus is a firebrand or matchstick (cane);
- a self-proclaimed death goddess, that of heat and fire, forever-lusted-after by the Moloch Sedon and her brood brother Tantal (King Cold); consequential other major mover behind the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra, which began circa 4730 YD;
- mother, while being subsumed by a be-brained daemon or demon pre-Genesea (the Great Flood of Genesis) of Klannit, the world’s first azura.
[Online Note: additional lynx re Hot Stuff can be found here. As per here, the Thanatoids of Lathakra first appeared in pH-3.]
— Tantal Thanatos, firstborn Mithradite most commonly known as King Cold;
- the Frozen Isle of Lathakra (off the Cattail Peninsula, on a map of the Hidden Headworld), once Sedon’s Horn then Sedon’s Lens, Monocle or Cataract (off Sedon’s Human Eye, the Gulf of Corona), is his devic protectorate;
- completely covered in ice and snow, with very much still active volcanoes, it's roughly the size and shape of Aegean Crete;
Cold banned summer there when it was still Sedon's Horn;
- a gigantic, blue-skinned, icicle-bearded, archetypal-Viking whose power focus or Tvasitar talisman is a labrys (a double-headed war axe);
- self-proclaimed death god, that of cold and ice, he’s the major mover behind the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra, which began circa 4730 YD;
- pre-Dome father, while being subsumed by a be-brained daemon or demon pre-Genesea (the Great Flood of Genesis) of Klannit, the world’s first azura;
- besides his thought-father, Thrygragos Varuna Mithras, probably the most prolific male Master Deva in terms of having azura offspring.
[Online Note: additional lynx re King Cold can be found here. As per here, the Thanatoids of Lathakra first appeared in pH-3.]
— Klannit Thanatos, something of an anomaly in that she isn’t a Master Deva but is, instead, the world’s first known azura;
- as a possessive azura she is a spirit being incapable of gaining solidity by possessing debrained demons;
- conceived and given birth while be-brained daemons or demons subsumed her devic parents, Tantal and Methandra Thanatos, also otherwise just spirit beings at the time, prior to Xuthros Hor, the 10th patriarch of Golden Age Humankind, causing the Genesea or Great Flood of Genesis in Year Zero of the Dome;
- has no power focus or Tvasitar talisman as such, though she does have a very non-azura-like affinity for mirrors, which she can use for remote viewing and travelling between-space (the same as in-the-know witches use ensorcelled stones);
- unbeknownst to just about everyone, perhaps even including her parents, she and a highborn Lazaremist known as Tvasitar Smithmonger have been lovers – her via a succession of willing host-shells – seemingly forever.
[Online Note: Klannit first appeared in pH-6.]
- Significant Additional Lazaremists
— Tvasitar Smithmonger, a third-born called Vulcanian, Anvil or Anvil the Artificer by his fellow devils; resides on Sedon’s Peak, in the centre of the Cattail Peninsula (Sedon’s Ponytail on a map of the Hidden Headworld);
- since sometime a few decades before 2000 YD, he has been using molten Brainrock or Gypsium, the miraculous Godstuff bubbling out of the Peak’s lava lake, to forge devils their power foci or talismans, hence Tvasitar talismans and why he’s often thought of as the devic Prometheus;
- the cliffheads or cliff-faces overlooking the Peak’s lava lake, filled as it is with molten Brainrock or Gypsium, are said to resemble the Trigregos Sisters;
- his magnificent megalithic domicile, which he constructed atop the middle cliffhead, is known as the Prometheum;
- along with demons debrained by exposure to Brainrock, power foci or Tvasitar talismans allow Master Devas to become solid entities, which they never were until he discovered how to make them;
- his talisman is an anvil, hence Anvil the Artificer.
[Online Note: additional lynx re the devic smithy can be found here.]
— Chance, called Wintry Moira by bygone Illuminaries of Weir; a fifth-born also known variously as Lazareme’s Luck, Fata Fortuna and, most commonly among devils, Dame Chance;
- because of her dangerously unpredictable attribute, coupled with her nevertheless undeniable attractiveness, some refer to her as the luscious Lady Luck;
- the devic half-mother of many eventual Legendarians (Jordan ‘Q for Quill’ Tethys, a recurring deviant sometimes recalled as the legendary 30-Year Man or Woman, as well as 30-Beers);
- she’s the half-mother of the various members of Q-Troupe excluding, just perhaps, Squirrelly (Tomcat Tattletail);
- the half-mother of Master Morgan Abyss, aka the Death’s Head Hellion;
- her azuras are called Fatazurs;
- her power focus or Tvasitar talisman is the 3-spoke wheel of fortune traditionally known as the Triskelion.
[Online Note: additional lynx re Lady Luck can be found here.]
- Significant Additional Mithradites
— Belialma, Sinistral Lust of Satanwyck (Hell on Earth, Pandemonium, Sedon’s Temple on a map of the Hidden Headworld);
Hell’s Belle, also sometimes called the luscious or lascivious Lady Lust as well as Bouncing, Beguiling or Bedazzling Belialma and variations thereof;
- a presumed second-born Mithradite (presumed because even Mithras was never certain what order his devic offspring were born);
- power focus or Tvasitar talisman is the Ruby Red Apple of Concupiscence; like her fellow Apple Goddesses, Concord and Discord, she carries it as the pupil of her third eye;
- always an object of desire, her reciprocal interests cross tribal boundaries to include not just Unholy Abaddon, the Unity of Chaos, and his brood brother, Lord Order, but their father, Thrygragos Lazareme;
- Bouncing Belle resides in her bastion of bliss overlooking Pandemonium, the capital of Satanwyck, where she entertains her paramours, who also include Zuvem ‘Gravedigger’ Nergalis;
- as well as throughout 1000-Daze, plays a semi-significant role in Feel Theo.
[Online Note: additional lynx re Lady Lust can be found here.]
— Pyrame Silverstar, the Pauper Priestess, the fabulously female (adult) Perpetual Presence;
sometimes called Providence, as in the all-seeing eye thereof, among many another name or title;
possibly the most important female Master Deva around in 4824/5 YD;
- a presumed ninth-born (presumed because even Mithras was never certain what order his devic offspring were born);
devic half-mother of all the Sed-sons (or sedons, small case); for mystical reasons, two or three of the mortal boys have to be born, on both sides of the Dome, every generation in order to maintain it;
- with neither a protectorate to call her home or a power focus to call her own, the secret to her success is generally thought to be the demon (presumably Primeval Lilith, the Demon Queen of the Night) she occupies;
- unless programmed otherwise, All of Incain obeys her; hence why she can often be found occupying the She-Sphinx on the Prison Beach of Incain, at the bottom of the Cattail Peninsula (Sedon’s Ponytail on a map of the Hidden Headworld), about as far south as one can go on the Head without having to swim or ride in a boat;
- because of her complicated and never fully explained connection to the Female Entity, All of Incain and its inspiration if not probable creatrix, First Weir’s Mother Machine, as well as, arguably, the demon she generally controls, Pyrame’s the only Master Deva immune to Trinondev eyeorbs or prison pods;
- consequently, at least in terms of devils, though not azuras, only her and her seemingly forever-mate, the Moloch Sedon, can operate in the Weirdom of Cabalarkon (Sedon’s Devic Eye-Land on a map of the Hidden Headworld) with impunity.
[Online Note: many more lynx re Pyrame stem from here.]
— Rufous Rudra Silvercloud, Bodiless Byron’s firstborn son, his Beast Master, also his Storm Lord;
- brother-husband to sister-wife Umashakti;
- joint devic over-ruler of the former Weirdom of Kanin City when the ever-expanding Empire of Lathakra reached its walls;
- rather than either surrendering or fighting the Thanatoids and their allies, including the Unity of Chaos, he joined them.
[Online Note: additional lynx re the Silverclouds can be found here.]
— Umashakti Silvercloud, Unmoving Byron’s only remaining firstborn daughter;
- a Moon Goddess in that she waxes and wanes with the moon on a monthly basis; consequently sometimes called Lunar Uma,
her attribute is gravity; hence why devils usually address her as just that, Gravity;
- sister-wife to brother-husband Rudra; joint devic over-ruler of the former Weirdom of Kanin City when the ever-expanding Empire of Lathakra reached its walls;
- rather than either surrendering or fighting the Thanatoids and their allies, including the Unity of Chaos, she joined them.
[Online Note: additional lynx re the Silverclouds can be found here.]
— Rumour of Lazareme: devic half-father of the first Legendarian;
- probably does not appear in
“The Death’s Head Hellion”, but is mentioned in it fairly frequently because his power focus or Tvasitar talisman, a multipurpose Brainrock quill, transfers to the Legendarian, a recurring deviant who, whenever he returns to life, does so in his dying son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter;
- Rumour was supposedly eaten by faeries circa 4000 YD in the Land of Daybreak;
[Online Note: additional lynx re Rumour can be found here.]
— Librarian, Biblio Drek, Lazaremist ambassador to the former Weirdom of Kanin City until his disappearance during the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra.
[Online Note: additional lynx re the Librarian can be found here.]
— Krepusyl Evenstar, second-born sister of Metisophia; sometimes called Miss Mist and the Grey Lady;
- primary devic over-ruler of faeries-friendly Crepuscule, the Land of Twilight (Sedon’s Outer Nose on map of the Hidden Headworld) until her disappearance during the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra;
- formerly Mariamne Dawnstar, she once of the Land of Daybreak on the other side of the Hidden Headworld;
[Online Note: additional lynx re the Grey Lady can be found here.]
— Metisophia, aka Titanic Metis and Wisdom of Lazareme;
- second-born brood sister of the Grey Lady (Krepusyl Evenstar) and the devic Anthea, who vanished not long after becoming a solid entity circa 2000 YD;
- devic half-mother of the first Legendarian by younger brother Rumour;
- power focus or Tvasitar talisman is an all-seeing cauldron that she wore à la the Olympian Athena as a breast plate;
- Methandra Thanatos confiscated her cauldron during the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra; as a result of this, Metis lost her demonic body and promptly vanished from sight;
- quoted in Feel Theo, ring-gotten in Hellion (wherein Methandra Thanatos acquires her revelatory cauldron, which she still has in the phantacea comic books) and appears in
- additional lynx are here.
— Djinn Ghoster, one of Lazareme’s heliodromuses, sun-runners or messengers until his disappearance during the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra;
- see also here.
— Ursine Bardol, a highborn companion of Chaos (Unholy Abaddon) on the Cattail Peninsula;
- fell out with Chaos over the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra, which Bardol opposed, and subsequently disappeared;
- main entry is here.
— Irisiel Mercherm, Lazareme’s preferred Heliodromus or sun-runner until her disappearance during the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra;
- also appeared in Feel Theo;
additional lynx are here.
— Skinless, the Skinless Rasp or variations thereof; a comparatively lowborn Lazaremist called by bygone Illuminaries Rastha Aragon;
- a White Godling flagellant with a flail for a power focus;
- an obvious masochist with a strange, even loving relationship with Fangfingers (Faustus Vladuca);
- beginning around 4730 YD, an early, but comparatively inconsequential ally of the Thanatoids of Lathakra during the expansion of their empire;
- start here for more lynx re the Skinless Rasp.
— Fangfingers, a comparatively lowborn Lazaremist called by bygone Illuminaries Faustus Vladuca after a combination of Dacian, Carpathian, Gothic and/or Slavonic deities, folk legends or heroes;
- devils tend to refer to him as the Fop because he fancies himself something of a fashion plate, one with a penchant for wearing a black opera cape with red lining;
- has, for a power focus, a Brainrock glove with fangs rather than claws on its fingertips;
- a Black Godling with an unsavoury reputation for sadism in that he welcomes animal sacrifice;
- along with the Skinless Rasp (Rastha Aragon), with whom he seems to have a strangely loving relationship, he became a comparatively inconsequential ally of the Thanatoids of Lathakra in the early days of the expansion of their empire;
- start here for more lynx re the feckless Fop.
- More Byronics
— Djerrid Ruin, Byron’s Bowman, one of Byron’s autumnal Zodiacals, as such associated with Sagittarius the Archer;
- called his Green Man due to his proclivity for assuming the form of a 3-eyed, vegetative human somewhat reminiscent of the work of the famous Milanese painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593 — slightly too late to have been a character in Contagion);
- in Goatwood (Sedon’s Beard on a map of the Hidden Headworld), where he’s worshipped by hollow-boned avian-humans and garudas, sometimes appears as a be-winged, feather-robed and eagle-headed angelic sort;
- start here for more lynx re the Zodiacal.
— Sedona Spellbinder, a second-born Nucleoid who acts as Byron’s mouthpiece when the Great God chooses not to communicate directly (albeit by telepathy since neither his lips nor tongue moves);
- considered something of a sorceress or enchantress in that her body is composed entirely of particulate matter akin to faeriedust, hence Smoky Sedona;
- despises Thrygragos Lazareme and his Unities because they did nothing to stop the expansion of the Empire of Lathakra, which cost her her traditional territory in and around Lake Sedona (named after her), in the midst of Iraxas (the Penile Peninsula, Sedon’s Mutton Chop on a map of the Hidden Headworld);
- as per here, appeared on the cover of pH-4; there's more stuff here.
- The Three Nergalids, Mithradite fertility gods individually thought of as the Planter (Zuvem Nergalis, better known to devils as Gravedigger), the Grower (Nergal Vetala), and the Reaper (Underlord Yama Nergal, King Harvest);
— Gravedigger, a presumed fourth-born (presumed because even Mithras was never certain what order his devic offspring were born);
called Zuvem Nergalis by bygone Illuminaries of Weir; generally manifests himself black-skinned;
- nickname in part derives from his power focus or Tvasitar talisman, which is a Brainrock spade with a razor edge, and in part because he’s sometimes called the Nergalids’ Planter even though he alternates planting duties (of Vetala-Fecundity) with King Harvest;
- among his other love interests include bedazzling Belialma (Hell’s Belle, once again Sinistral Lust of Satanwyck in 4824/5);
- an early-on-ally of the Thanatoids of Lathakra; more lynx here.
— King Harvest, Underlord Yama Nergal;
- a presumed fifth-born (presumed because even Mithras was never certain what order his devic offspring were born);
- started to manifest himself as a skeletal Death God, complete with dark robe and hood, only a few decades prior to 4824/5 YD;
- also one of the three so-called Earthlings (his brood sister, Shal Ereshkigal, and his brood brother, Gibran Nimiki, being the other two); as such he often appeared robust and muscular as befits a God of Miners;
- along with his triplet-siblings and the two other Nergalids (Zuvem-Gravedigger and Vetala-Fecundity), another early-on-ally of the Thanatoids of Lathakra;
- originally, as befitting an Underlord, his power focus or Tvasitar talisman was a miner’s pickaxe;
- when the Lathakran Empire conquered the Penile Peninsula (formerly Iraxas, Sedon’s Mutton Chop on a map of the Hidden Headworld), he helped cathonitize Vanthysces, the Byronics’ Grim Reaper;
- he thereafter fused the latter’s power focus, a scythe, with his own, thereby cementing his position as the Nergalids’ Reaper even though he shares fecundating duties of Vetala with Gravedigger;
- more so than the Thanatoids of Lathakra, he’s considered the devils’ primary Death God; more lynx here.
— Vetala, Nergal Vetala, (up until shortly before the ‘Days of Disbelief”, more commonly addressed as Fecundity by her fellow Master Devas;
- a presumed twelfth-born (presumed because even Mithras was never certain what order his devic offspring were born);
a Moon Goddess like Lunar Uma, a Byronic firstborn, in that she waxes and wanes with the moon on a monthly basis;
her power focus or Tvasitar talisman is considered a moon-sickle in that its blade is shaped like a crescent moon;
- Vetala-Fecundity becomes pregnant by one or the other male Nergalid come the New Moon and gives birth every Full Moon;
- her azuras, who number in the thousands – more like tens of thousands – by 4824/5, are called Vetalazurs or Nergalazurs, albeit only if their fathers were either Zuvem or Yama;
- Vetalazurs seem to be only good for animating Dead Things, thus in effect rendering them zombies;
- an early-on-ally of the Thanatoids of Lathakra; when the Lathakran Empire conquered the Penile Peninsula (formerly Iraxas, Sedon’s Mutton Chop on a map of the Hidden Headworld), thus displacing the Byronics who’d ruled it for millennia previously, she stayed behind to oversee its affairs on their behalf;
- Vetala resides in the former Weirdom of Manoa, called the Gleaming City due to its golden walls, at the time of
“The Death’s Head Hellion” mini-novel;
- most of the husks animated by her azuras cannot function in pouring rain; that said, husks that were amphibious when alive can still swim now that they’re dead;
- despite this unusual drawback, the native Iraches worship her much more fervidly than they ever did her Byronic predecessors;
- this is because her azuras animate Irache Dead Things and the Iraches, who resemble North American aboriginals in almost every respect, always practised ancestor-worship; thanks to her they can now invite their deceased relatives over for tea and buttered scones;
- first appeared in pH-2; also made a memorable appearance in Feel Theo;
more notes and lynx stem from here.
— Geld Neargon, often called Toad (sometimes to his face), due to the fact he commonly appears as a hermaphroditic batrachian (toad), albeit one wearing a crown;
- said crown, his power focus or Tvasitar talisman, is properly known of the alchemical or elemental mitre (after his father, Thrygragos Varuna Mithras); it consists of four layers: one rectangular, one triangular, one circular, and one conical; he sometimes calls it his noggin neutralizer; disrespectful devils often disparage it as his dunce cap;
- the Deva Dand or Lady-Lord of Androgynia, the Land of Neutrality, below Sedon’s Temple (Satanwyck) and cheek-side of Sedon’s Ear (the Aural Sea) on maps of the Hidden Headworld;
- dislikes being called the Neuter because both sets of reproductive organs are fully functional; he thus bears his own azuras;
- faithful to his beliefs, he refused to take sides during the Era of Empires, which was why the Thanatoids of Lathakra and their devic allies had to dispose of him prior to conquering (instead of just absorbing) Androgynia, his nominal protectorate;
- Harmony, the Unity of Balance, admired Neargon’s unflagging support for her dream of the planetary panacea she referred to as Panharmonium so much so that concern over his disappearance, amongst many other Master Devas, during Lathakra’s expansion finally led her to a key discovery – the existence of ringots;
- also appeared (briefly) in Feel Theo;
- a presumed sixth-born (presumed because even Mithras was never certain what order his devic offspring were born),
his main link is here.
— Djinn Domitian, Mithras’s lion-headed (leontocephalic) herald and primary Heliodromus or sun-runner until Thrygragon in 4376 YD;
- power focus or Tvasitar talisman was a fanfare trumpet, hence Mithras’s trumpeter;
- devils often referred to him as the Masochist since he enjoyed being dominated;
- sometimes depicted in Mithraea on the Outer Earth, where he’s generally known as Zurvan;
- featured most notably in Feel Theo, though does have a cameo, as an inanimate statue, in Hellion;
more notes and lynx are here and here.
— Tammuz and Osiraq, Mithras’s eleventh-born torchbearers; sometimes depicted in Mithraea on the Outer Earth, where they’re commonly referred to as Cautes and Cautopates; devils think of them as Mid or Equinoctial Spring and Mid or Equinoctial Autumn;
- feature most notably in Feel Theo, though both have cameo appearances, as an inanimate statues, in Hellion, which is also where they their most significant, um, impacts (albeit mostly off-camera, as it were);
- devils addressed their triplet-brother as Midsummer;
- called Novadev by latter day Illuminaries;
- as detailed in both Feel Theo and Hellion, he was responsible for drunkenly destroying Strongyne (modern day Santorini), the Island of Strong Women, circa 2500 YD on the Outer Earth (1500 BCE), thus abruptly ending the so-called Mad Goddesses’ Mediterranean Matriarchate;
- for his troubles Sedon cathonitized him instantly — but the term ‘going Novadev-nuclear’ terrifies devils and Illuminaries of Weir alike in 4824/5;
- prior to Thrygragon, Thrygragos Varuna Mithras celebrated his feast day on Mithramas, Midwinter or the Winter Solstice; the day that marked the rebirth of the sun (in Imperial Rome, Sol Invictus was another name for Mithras); he left the other solstice and the two equinoxes to his three male favourites of his heyday (circa 2000 to 2500 YD, though his Age officially lasted until nearly 4400): Novadev, Tammuz and Osiraq (none of whom were named thus – by Illuminaries and/or Sarpedons returning to the Inner Earth in order to help revitalize the Utopian race trapped on the planet – until the Dome's 4th Millennium);
- more notes and lynx re Mithras’s eleventh-born, seasonal triplets are here.
2. Deviants, Demons, Faeries and Mandroid Monstrosities
- When Great Gods and/or Master Devas possess sentient beings for procreative purposes, their resultant offspring are often long-lived and occasionally unnaturally gifted mortals known as deviants.
— the Legendarian, aka always Jordan ‘Q for Quill’ Tethys, the legendary 30-Year Man or Woman, as well as 30-Beers;
- somewhat controversially, although he can come back as either a man or a woman, he generally considers himself a ‘he’; this, he claims (when attempting to appear modern no matter whose age it is), is due to the fact that he first came into being as a man and nothing can change that;
- a multitalented musician, painter and recurring tail- as well as taleteller who, whenever he returns to life (after dancing the legless limbo, as he puts it), does so in his son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, albeit not until they’re irrecoverably dying – whereupon he or she recovers, though now as him, not him or her, despite looking nearly identical;
- evidently has never committed suicide out of fear that that’d be the end of his recurrences;
- all Legendarians develop a telltale scar in the middle of their forehead, about where a devil would have his or her third eye; it’s about the only physical difference between what they looked like before he took them over;
- when he comes back he keeps the memories of whomever he was previously but additionally brings with him his own memories, which date back to his first incarnation circa 4000 YD;
- can read tee-tee tails, which only Illuminaries of Weir, some witches and very few other non-devils can;
- even as a woman, he suffers from a procreative imperative (the compulsive need to reproduce such that he can succeed himself or herself, quite literally, lifetime after lifetime); as such, he may be the natural father of Morgan Abyss, the Death’s Head Hellion, as well as many a member of Q-Troupe;
- most crucially, Rumour’s quill, what Tethys sometimes calls his power pen as opposed to power focus, follows him from lifetime to lifetime;
- among many other purposes he uses it to draw himself and others between-space (the Weird, the dark-grey universal substance of Samsara, mundane reality), provided they’ve previously given him permission to do so;
- he can draw on anything, even the air itself, but generally draws on a pad of paper or parchment that he splotches out of the nib of his quill; he naturally calls it his splotch pad;
- Rumour’s quill being Brainrock, its ink is too; as such it never runs out;
- anyone can use his quill while he’s dancing the legless limbo between lives but it always comes back to him whenever and wherever he reincarnates;
- it can, however, be stolen; if held or taken far enough away from him, he can’t will it back to himself either;
- more notes and lynx re the Legendarian are here and here, amongst probably many other places, including this one.
— Morgan Abyss, Melusine Master of the Weirdom of Cabalarkon in 4824/5, called the Death’s Head Hellion due to the fact that she manifests a death’s head atop her Master’s Mace as if it’s her personal gargoyle;
- the fact that she’s not a pureblood Utopian allowed Pyrame Silverstar and her demon (presumably Primeval Lilith) to take her over some years previously, whereupon they manoeuvred her into the Mastery of Weir.
— Pusan Wanderlust, a self-psychopomp or Wayfarer in the Wild Weird (between-space, the dark-grey universal substance of Samsara, mundane reality);
- in this respect she’s like garudas, mutated ravendeer, the psycho-swans ridden by Valkyrie, pterippi flying horses such as Attis’s Pegasus, Kore’s hellhounds, All of Incain and virtually any devil who has a power focus, which is why Pyrame, who (in Feel Theo) had to give up all the Tvasitar talismans she’d acquired over the centuries on Thrygragon (Mithramas Day 4376 YD), began to rely on All in order to get around;
- also known as Trailblazer because she can supposedly track anyone between-space (aka the Weird or the Grey); most often called Goat, which she considers complimentary;
- a resolutely female faun or fauna (a female satyr) who’s been around perhaps 1,500 to 2,000 years longer than Quill Tethys (the Legendarian); fauns famously have a voracious appetite for sex;
- unlike Quill (the Legendarian), Pusan can only recur in her daughters or granddaughters (when they’re on the verge of dying);
- deviant father was Taurus Chrysaor Attis whereas her devic half-mother was most likely Amal-Althea, Lazareme’s female healer (who was seen occupying Pusan in Feel Theo);
- a pedum or shepherd's crook that once belonged to Goatfish, one of Byron’s female Zodiacals (Capricorn), who vanished during the heyday of the Outer Earth’s Goddess Culture circa 2000 to 2500 YD, automatically returns to her whenever she comes back to life;
- more notes and lynx re the famous fauna are here and here, amongst no doubt many another place such as this one;
- notes on the Frolic image is here.
— Q-Troupe, presumed sons, daughters, grandsons and/or granddaughters of Quill Tethys (the Legendarian);
- all claim Dame Chance (the Master Deva bygone Illuminaries named Wintry Moira) as their devic half-mother;
- all are over 20 in 4825 YD; 20 is the minimum age Legendarians can come back in their descendants (an age that, perhaps curiously, applies to incarnations of Pusan Wanderlust as well);
- a few have Jordan for a first name, some have Tethys for a last name, but all go by their Q-names: ‘Quick’, ‘Quiff’ and ‘Quit-It’ are triplets; ‘Quail’ and ‘Quack’ are twins; three others answer to ‘Quaff’ whereas one accepts either ‘Quiddity’ or ‘Quid’; the last of them, ‘Squirrelly’, eventually admits that his full name’s Tomcat Tattletail;
- all make their living as entertainers travelling in the same group, which is fronted by Dame Chance.
— Tomcat ‘Squirrelly’ Tattletail, possibly a deviant, a faerie trickster, a be-brained demon, the latest Daemonicus or, just maybe, an ever-smiling devil in disguise;
- a metamorph or shape-shifter; when on the Inner Earth, often affects the guise of Thrygragos Lazareme as Harmony most commonly sees him – as a blue-skinned, golden-haired pretty boy, albeit with only two sea-green eyes, which suggests he’s a faerie trickster more so than anything else;
- one theory is he’s what became of Rumour of Lazareme after faeries ate him circa 4000 YD; Harmony calls him trillion-timing Tommy, on account of he’s loved her and left her many times over the centuries;
- a master musician whose favourite instrument is (suggestively) a syrinx or panpipe;
- plenty of other lynx stem from here and there.
— Primeval Lilith, Demon Queen of the Night; the thought-immortal queen of chthonic or earthborn daemons or demons;
- imprisoned by the Dual Entities within All of Incain (then better known as Ginny the Gynosphinx) on the then Whole Earth sometime much earlier than 669 PD (pre-Dome), which is when the Sedonshem landed atop Kanin City, or even 725 PD, which is when the Sedonshem arrived on the Moon;
- fused with Pyrame Silverstar, then unnamed, sometime after All of Incain (at the time known as Ginny the Gynosphinx) ate the latter circa 725 PD (the year Thrygragos Lazareme led the devic expeditionary team down from the Moon, where the Sedonshem was hiding from the dozens of Utopian millennial or generational ships that had been pursuing devakind since time almost immemorial);
- a good place to start trolling for more on the lovely, if nowhere near lovable (except to other demons) Lily is here or here; there's a mite more in Pyrame's link here.
— Daemonicus, Dusted Daemonicus, possibly aka Smiler or the Smiling Fiend (the ‘A’ in the VAM Entity); possibly also Tomcat ‘Squirrelly’ Tattletail; reputedly indestructible, pre-Sedon king of chthonic or earthborn daemons or demons;
- one probably incorrect theory is that he’s born, and reborn, of Mother Nature, as a counterbalance to the Moloch Sedon;
- there’s an, um, extract (excrement?) from Feel Theo re Daemonicus here; as per here, a nominal Daemonicus appeared in the phantacea comic books.
— All the (self-proclaimed) Invincible She-Sphinx of Incain; once Ginny the Gynosphinx; Mandroid Mother Machine as well as occasional monster maker;
- ages-old construct of the Dual Entities, likely from their 61st lifetimes (as Alorus Ptah and Trishtar Thrae, the second version of the Biblical Adam and Eve);
- in all probability based on First or Second Weirworld’s technology; responsive to Pyrame Silverstar due to the Pauper Priestess’s purported duplication of the Female Entity’s brain patterns in the distant recesses of linear time (possibly during the Male Entity’s 3rd lifetime, which in part took place on the first Weirworld);
- All’s head resembles that of the Female Entity whereas the head of the Egyptian Sphinx (aka Andy the Androsphinx, her long dormant male counterpart) originally resembled that of the Male Entity;
- more often than not huge and winged; a therefore perhaps surprisingly mobile psychopomp – meaning she can travel at will through the Weird (between-space, the dark-grey universal substance of Samsara, mundane reality), though always leaves a root of herself behind on the Prison Beach of Incain;
- used by devils, especially Unmoving Byron and Varuna Mithras (prior to Thrygragon), as both a temporary holding cell or as a long-term prison for their transgressing fellows;
- rather, Mithras’s firstborn deviant son, Chrysaor Attis, who ceased recurring as of Thrygragon, stuck devils in All on his father’s behalf;
- in addition to their fathers, though not the Moloch Sedon, whom she’s designed to eat, All tends to be responsive to highborn devils;
- although possessed of a modicum of sentience, if not much in the way of actual intelligence, still a machine; can be turned off and on as well as reprogrammed;
- there’s all sorts more on the She-Sphinx here.
— Magnus Minus, origin unspecified, might be a demon but, just as likely, might be a mandroid; may have been a monster made by All of Incain, the Dual Entities or even Pyrame, through All, since she seems to know a lot about him – including how to revive him after howsoever many centuries of moribundity;
- self-proclaimed as well as self-named mighty Minotaurus of Minius (Absudyl, the Subterranean Realm of the Mandroids);
- regardless of whether he’s more mandroid than demon, he’s a daemonic demiurge, one who fancies himself a latter day Daemonicus in that he’s a demon king lacking subjects but completely capable of fashioning them;
- Minius, which Magnus Minus also named, after himself, is the western terminus of the Upper Head’s Hell-Well (which begins in Satanwyck, Sedon’s Temple on a map of the Hidden Headworld); as such, it lies directly beneath the Weirdom of Cabalarkon (Sedon’s Devic Eye-Land);
- the double-click to the right reveals Pyrame as the Perpetual Presence (which should give you an idea of how I'm leaning with respect to who created Magnus Minus, albeit with this additional hint);
- more on the more often mightily minute Minotaurus links from here.