The Nizvestier Within
|The Nizvestier Within|
|"Repent. Endure. Drown. These are your options."|
|Origin||Nowhere and Grief|
|Date of arrival||FNORD|
The Nizvestier Within, also referred to as The Mirror’s Maw, The Well-Of-Whips and The Bleak Spiral, is an Hour from the Fourth Fansus’ House of the Wyrm, created by Beast. It is a God-From-Nowhere and the second God-From-Greif, born shortly after the Transfinite Question from the self doubt, blame and loathing of a mournful Old Wyrm, which had been left to mingle with the Sea-of-Regrets. Its primary aspect is Winter, with secondary aspects of Lantern and Grail. It seeks nothing, and wishes only to be left alone.
Its tarot is The Devil.
- 1 =Description
- 1.1 History
- 1.2 Appearance
- 1.3 Principles
- 1.4 Worship
- 1.5 Servants
- 1.6 Locations
- 1.7 Items
- 1.8 Relationships
- 1.9 Secrets
It’s full form is that of an impossibly vast whirlpool. Wide enough to swallow a city whole, and deep enough to drink the oceans. Far below, past where the downward current straightens out, the water cuts off to a great black void, from which no being can enter and hope to return. The distant light of the last hour to plunge its depths can still get be seen. None can reach it.
The young and innocent seeking the Mirror’s Maw can be forgiven for missing it the first time they reach its chamber. For mortals, the amount of the Maw they can see and access is highly dependent on both the poorness of their life choices and their self awareness; the depth of the whirlpool seeming to take form as they fall deeper and deeper into a downward spiral. Those who’ve achieved or passed longhood can see the Maw in its entirety, with layers inaccessible to them locked behind a screen of water, giving an appearance resembling a loop of reflected mirrors.
Despite no formations existing beneath the sea of mists, numerous ledges of slippery, jagged ivory line the steeper parts of its maw, though they grow less and less structurally sound as one descends. Salt crystals and icicles grow beneath these rocks, scattering the light of the cave further down.
Those who reach through the rushing water once they pass its lips find themselves hooked to razor sharp barbs, which inflict pain and disfigurement onto one’s dream form. As one descends, these hooks grow longer, and inflict greater and longer lasting mutations, eventually forever deforming your dream self to match the hideousness of your deeds. Desperate souls who’ve gone too deep will use these hooks to climb their way back out. Those who do so and are fully touched by the light, however, will find that these hooks can fully retract themselves. The same is true for the narrow 'stairs' seemingly built into the Well’s side.
Objects and representations of desires and impulses flow up from its mouth, effortlessly moving against the raging current. They are not to be taken.
Winter, for the constant dread and certain ruin; the threat of a premature end.
Lantern, for merciless self scrutiny and the revealing of flaws.
Grail, for the temptations addicting, alluring, decadent or wrathful that draw the restless to act.
Though not of Forge, the Nizvestier Within does encourage change. Confidence is the that turns improvement away; the arrogance by which one remains ignorance to their own faults. In order to grow, it must be torn down. It will provide no additional strength or willpower help make this change, but it will provide a threat to motivate the inactive.
The Order of Acquittance is an old and humble congregation. Judges and criminals renown stand indistinguishable in its choir, as sinners and saints preach redemption. There is no sin they cannot earn forgiveness for. There is no act of repentance they have not logged. They are Lantern, to make failings known. They are Knock, to bring wounding revelation. They are Forge, to bring redemption. They are Secret History, to remember the deeds.
The Reverie Keepers are an organization of anonymous revel managers. They work to feed the desires of the sinners unrepentant, while also keeping them from falling deeper. Its therapies can calm even the darkest of desires. Its services can convincingly emulate both the illegal and the immoral, though almost every act has a genuine version to offer, provided all are willing. Many have attempted to expose them. Not one has succeeded. They are Heart, to endure the silence and maintain ones morals. They are Lantern, to keep the reckless in line. They are Moth, to keep the urges tamed and concealed. They are Grail, to sate the desires forbidden.
The Collectors of the Foremost Debt are a loose collection of vigilantes, journalists, constables and detectives dedicated to the capturing and ruining of those who step too far. They hound the former clients of The Order of Acquittance who've fallen into their old ways and refuse to continue redemption. They trim the reckless of the The Reverie Keepers who begin to draw the public eye. They will pay any cost to see Judgment brought, even if that means falling to the lows of their target. They are Knock, for they reveal all and refuse to be denied. They are Lantern, to bring sins to the public eye. They are Edge, for the are unconquerable and unstoppable. They are Winter. for the ruinous end they bring is certain.
- Temptation: Phrase: I've begun to comprehend the Template's ways.
- Dedication: Phrase: I shall follow the Template's ways.
- Ascension: Phrase: Agh my eyes.
- Ascension: Phrase: Ugh my bones.
- Ascension: Phrase: Gah my legs.
- Ascension: Phrase: But it's gonna be worth it.
- Ending: I have proved myself, and now I teach new hours how to bake cookies.
Long & Children
Sirens (wip name)
The Iced Angler
The Mansus: The Shattered Caverns
The Well-Of-Whips occupies a spot somewhere in the flooded cave systems once known as the Glass Caverns; a vast, cold labyrinth of dripping crystals and icy mirrors. It is said that the reflections of the Caverns lay the sins of the reflected bare before them. As the Bleak Spiral is immobile, they are the only way for an uninvited dreamer to reach it.
Prior to the collision, these labyrinthine caverns were closed off to the house, and thus inaccessible to almost all. They weren’t always sealed, but few remain who remember the burial.
Following the collision, the cavern of the Mirror’s Maw breached. The maze can be entered through a cliffside hole where one Sea Of Regret meets the house. Its branching paths are uncountable and it’s icy halls disorient the senses. But if one looks hard enough, if one delves deep enough, they might find the Mirror’s Maw. This is highly inadvisable.
Wherever whirlpools can be found.
- A Well Tooth
- A Honeyed Pail
- A Black Eye
- Bitterleaf Extract
- A Tidal Force
- The Zeroth Indictment (Indictments correspond to hour number. Everyone gets one but you can have more books than just that)
- Description: It's an old book, okay? A dusty old tome? Made out of...flesh? What the.
- Start Text: This is the tale of the skeleton warriors.
- End Text: The skeleton warriors theme song refuses to leave your mind.
- Gives: Stuff goes here. Usually lore. Sometimes languages. Sometimes things get really weird. Feel free to get creative.
- Making of the Hours
- Description: Ancient ritual conceived by the spooky boys of Uh-Shekel.
- Requires: Rites are the more unique bits of Cultist Simulator. They may require tools, objects, lores, living beings, and so on. Some of the items used for the rite may be destroyed, and proper aspects are needed. Do specify all the details!
- Gives: Glorious boons. From summoning to spawning items to other beneficial effects.