You have been taken by the Mists

Author Topic: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda  (Read 3134 times)

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« on: July 09, 2019, 06:15:54 PM »
Elegant designs adorn the outskirts of the pages, to the point where they appear to be an extension of the vaasi words themselves.

Quote
774, Juli
Nordenvall Village
Hazlan


It is with great apprehension that I must commit to such a device to maintain my current train of thought, however - I see with the utmost clarity that I have little choice in this matter. The value of these pages is yet to be determined, however their simple existence is an indication of the progress I've already made since leaving Sly-Var.

It is an irrevocable fact that I have made considerable strides, and have proven myself worthy to be tested accordingly to the highest standards one can perceive; divine guidance bestowed upon us from our glorious Lord Hazlik. Soon will be the day that I can escape this veritable mental hell of ineptitude, and absolve myself by becoming a sanctioned practitioner of the arts. It will be then, and only then that I will find myself satiated.


The future will be mine to behold, now I must simply get to work.




[At the bottom of the page, the drawings on the outskirts of the page turn into a clear depiction: Individuals on their knees, with beautiful flowers growing out of the top of their skulls]


1
« Last Edit: July 12, 2019, 02:12:39 AM by HM01 »
>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 03:30:03 PM »
Written on the back of the first page of the book, the text lacks some of the embellishment and geometrical designs of the first, As if it had taken less time write

Quote
774,Juli
Ramulai
Hazlan


After an enlightening discussion with the Master of Recruitment about the nature and design of my proposal, it would appear things are off to excellent beginnings. I have acquainted myself with the Senior Instructor, and eagerly await to please him with my presentation. The efforts are already starting to come to fruition, and the initial premise for my thesis has been approved. It would also seem that there is a mutual interest in some aspects of it's design, something that could prove most valuable as I convert these desires into reality.

The recent security concerns have not gone unnoticed by me, it would seem that nuisances from abroad are attracted to our culture like flies to excrement. While I do not fault them for wanting to witness our way of living, they have proven to be filthy and undesirable guests. I have measured the risks of such parasites and their ability to interfere with my affairs, and have decided to call back some of those who have been searching for my father. While I have no doubts that he is alive, it is clear to me that I require dogs of my own. I will see they find their way back to our Lord's soil, so any outside threat can be dealt with accordingly and the mytteri that plague our land will find their rightful place in hell.


2

On the third page adjacent, the colorful and meticulous designs resume, this time much more spherical in nature. Deep circles revolving within themselves many times over in multiple variations grace the margins of the page - with a simple question written on the top, with room on the rest of the page to continue writing.

Quote
A person is the totality of their experiences, molded and crafted by their environment. When this is not sufficient, other means are used.

How far can one bend, before they are broken?

3
>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 12:33:40 PM »
Unceremoniously scrawled in the next page, with various topographical maps tucked between the pages. 

Quote
774, Juli
Hazlan-Barovia Border Gate Checkpoint
Barovia



Feyza has found her way to Ramulai, with troubling news no less. It seems my sister continues to play the cards from her hand, forcing my own. She has called back most of the remaining search efforts back to Sly-Var in an effort to swiftly conclude the expedition to ascertain our father's whereabouts. This is completely unacceptable, and I refuse to let her continue to usurp me!

While this may serve as a distraction from some academic efforts, I have little such choice in the matter save to take such circumstances into my own hands. I have assembled some of the most elite and decorated enforcers under my family's name, who will be leading these renewed expeditions at my hand. They have proven loyal, and competent - even when subjected to the unspeakable sins of this land. They have demonstrated themselves exemplary, and what they lack in number they atone in skill.

Barovia is nothing short of a miserable place, I would equate it to hell. They are deprived of most luxuries, and the land is infested heathens that never cease their blasphemy. The Svalich road is long, and poorly maintained...certainly an embarrassment to the Von Zarovich family.  Is this what they look out to from that large estate of theirs? I would rather have nothing!

This week has been trying, A return to Nordenvall is in order.

 

4



>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 03:37:55 PM »
Quote
774, Juli
Nordenvall Village
Hazlan


Subject: T
Age: 80 [stated]
Weight: 70lbs
Height: 3'6'

Tests completed:
Emotion Spectrum Examination (ESE)
Cognitive Malleability Examination (CME)


Thorough testings of the demi-human I have acquired have yielded fair results. I have sampled the spectrum of her cognitive capacities and they appear ripe for molding. I will not deny that this one appears to be quite capable of extraordinary things, and the price for it was certainly right. It will begin service immediately under the supervision of my honorary guard.

----

It seems business does not cease, perhaps it would be wise to speak with the crimson constituency regarding an acquisition offer.


5

>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 01:01:17 PM »
A variety of meticulously drawn maps are tucked neatly between the pages. Each of them portray an acute sense of detail in regards to their depicted locations. Among these papers exist a manifest and a ledger - along side a sheet of paper with what would appear to be random symbols completely unrelated. 

Quote
774, August
Ramulai
Hazlan



A continuous strain of fair events has forced me to evade the greater goals at hand, while somehow also proving to be just as distruptive as they have enlightening. I see now with unveiled clarity that there exist greater powers well beyond the current threshold of my own. While the supreme games were indeed a marvelous sight to behold, they have illustrated the distance between my current state and the progress I have yet to obtain. There are truly those who are quite mighty, and I have taken such failures home with me as quintessential lessons.

I have secured a holding across the border to enhance the station of my enforcers while I am away. One of such has proven himself particularly loyal over the course of this grand search effort. He seems to have evolved and risen to the task of finding my father, developing a sort of autonomous productivity. I am curious to know the ceiling of such, for he has proven to mean a great deal to me.   


6

On the page adjacent, the now usual artistic floral designs shape the page once more - forming what appears to be an elegant labratory sheet. The arboric designs juxtaposing the clean columns that segment the page. For as much time as it would have taken to draw this, there is very little information filled out.
Quote
Subject: untitled 01 (demi human)
Age: unknown
Weight: 100lbs (approx)
Height: 5'0 (approx)

Tests completed:
Cognitive Stasis (critical failure)


Untitled test subject was hand selected from a pool of viable candidates based on physical wellness and suitability for prolonged testing. This test was conducted in prepraration for future examiniation.

-The test subject appeared to be immune to the proposed method of subdual.
-Unaware of this demi human trait, procession of step two resulted in failure.
-Subject became hostile, showing acute signs of mania. Reduced to the sensate level.
-Existing in a state beyond stabilization, the testing of untitled demi human was abruptly aborted

Before I was able to return the subject back to processing, It was subject to accident by a servant of House Za'am.
This test has concluded in failure.
 

7


>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 01:57:04 PM »
Quote
774, August
Ramulai
Hazlan


Ramulai has been been under siege by the self proclaimed "Sovereign One", with an army of myterri at it's back. If I were any more careless I could have lost my life in the blaze.

We are still pulling bodies from the basement, and the Zulkir took this matter to Veneficus himself.

With the great number of deaths, The instructors have moved my thesis date forward.

I must prepare at once.


8
« Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 11:35:51 PM by HM01 »
>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 02:23:00 AM »
Quote
774, August
Ramulai
Hazlan


Could this be? Feyza has been formally accepted into Lord Hazlik's institution. Have I been too blinded by recent spontaneity to not have taken notice to this sooner? There has been a distinct air of desperation in the wake of the attack, though Feyza may truly be capable of something greater after all.  I will witness her potential.

I have been too spoiled with family affairs for so long that I have found myself lacking knowledge of the world outside the iron border. Instructor Za'am spoke of Pieter Jergaar -Himmelsk Naeve, and is indeed correct about the duality in regards to heresies within the church. I heed no mind to false scrutineers from beyond, for they have no chains to the pillars that hold up our supreme society. Once I have the time to spare for such congregations, I will be ready to lead them.

9




Quote
V. Cultivation

After the subject has been artificially stabilized, the inhibiting enchantments can be removed. The hours after the procedure are critical to the imprint - as the enchantments fade on their own, the imprint must be supplemented accordingly with the appropriate stimuli.  The more contradictory elements to the imprint the subject experiences, the more likely the procedure will result in reversion - or damage to the subject.


Ethnicity: --
Age: 9
Sex: --
Weight: --
Height: --


Subject requires further preparation.
10



>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 02:52:37 PM »
Quote
774, August
Ramulai
Hazlan


An iteration of the Autonomous Sustained Cognitive Alignment procedure has been performed, with Zulkir Huuld's aide as my grand witness. While it is unfortunate that not all of the apprentices and instructors could be present for the supreme unveiling of my academic triumph, they will witness the fruits of such labors in due time. While they may see such pursuits as inferior, the results serve to change that perception.

Kaisa Orvaess is not wrong that we must give a piece of ourselves in order to ascend and achieve the desired results. The boy is more than just a tool for advancement now, he is a male of House Seyda - and will be destined for greatness.  The cultivation process is vast and undocumented, though my sweet Sinlav shows signs of the utmost promise.

Perhaps he will be the youngest apprentice our Lord's institution has ever seen.


11


>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 04:03:03 PM »
Completely devoid of any embellishment on the page, deep black ink cuts the following in a steady - absolute hand.
Quote
774, September
Nordenvall Fane
Hazlan


Heretics, heathens, and sinners run rampant. They are defiling our people, and our home with no regard. Perhaps I have been far too soft in dealing with such arrogant fools that I have become weak. Those in Ramulai would rather see our society burn to ash, suckling to every foreigner that thinks they are worthy. They are not - and I will not be tolerant of anything less. If they wish to keep the faith out, and coddle every stray myterri that finds their way - then so be it, but they will not make me do the same!

If they do not bow, they will burn. Many cannot even speak the iron tongue, and I hold no respect for that in the slightest. Whatever talent or ideal they hold dear - they are nothing. I will show them an example of what it means to sin against the Divine Emperor, and mock what we have built. For our society reigns supreme, and they have no claim.

Eternal hell awaits those who have transgressed, for their sins are plenty. No longer will I cast judgement aside, for I will send them there myself.



12
>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 03:21:27 PM »
Quote
774, September
Old Svalich Road, Sector 7
Barovia



I fear this den of sin is becoming more insufferable by the day, and I am beginning to question if it is worthwhile to maintain. One of my commanding enforcers seems to be ill with a plague that turns him into a complete degenerate, serving as both an amusement and hindrance. While I hold this officer in high praise for his ruthlessness and keen regard for compliance - I will contemplate subjecting him to cognitive alignment should this issue continue to remain a thorn in my side.

---

Another one of my enforcers has brought me a gift from the Amber Wastes. I remember my father dealing with an Atef in regards to prior trafficking, but our family has long since ceased trade in the sands. Her worth will be determined by her gifts and talents, and should she cease to impress - at the very least she will be suitable to keep my men company alternatively when they desire it. It is yet to be decided if this flesh alone will be enough to settle any outstanding debt.

She claims she speaks the iron tongue, and has useful skills. It will be seen that she works towards salvation at my hand.


13




>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 04:40:09 PM »
Quote
774, September
Old Svalich Road, Sector 2
Barovia


My honorary guards grow in number, and resolve. A chance encounter with a dark-skinned man has restored a fragment of my faith. He appears well equip for the task, and eager to find his duty. He has warned me however, that he suffers from the same ailments of one of my enforcers.  While he has yet to provide value, his willingness to work and his ethics are worthy of applause.

Whatever sorrow he holds in his heart, I will see it cast aside through purpose.

14
>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 11:13:38 AM »
The topographical maps, ledgers, and manifests have since been removed from the confines of the book. There are also many pages missing from the back, as if they had been transferred.

Quote
774, December
Ramulai
Hazlan


The cessation of my endeavors abroad has come to pass, with no fruits born after months of searching for my father. The forces I had assembled for the reconnaissance have found their complacency in foreign flesh and promise, an unfortunate blight on what I had once deemed my elite. I am without absolution, for I have made the presumption that flesh has the equivalency of currency. I have since recognized my erroneous perception, and I will not bargain for such an exchange again without thorough vetting of what I am to be receiving.

I will not suffer such disappointment again, and those who betray The Truth of Iron will be brought to absolute justice.
 

15

The next pages that follow are manually inserted, with in depth descriptions of an entity referred to as "The Architect"
>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2020, 06:48:05 PM »
Quote
775, January
Ramulai
Hazlan


The Architect

"'..To reshape the children of The Divine.."

"..To liberate the mind from the limitations of the body..."

"..To absolve a sinful form..."

"..To manifest a more perfect entity..."

"..To amend the flaw of men who await the gates of Paradise.."

"..To serve at the hand of a Divine Emperor.."
-

I have found one worthy of such a role, a creator of houses for the mind. I have spent many cycles watching their growth, and they have been bestowed ascension at my hand. They have been shaped and curated into an ideal form, the sins of their past soon a distant memory - no longer impeding their ability to function as I demand.

Everything that is required to create such instruments capable of Divine servitude, I have conferred upon them.

The trials of their Grand Recognition are in their penultimate stages, all that remains is the completion of their design, something that I have remained invested in since their initial arrival to the crimson gates. It will be the true measure of their ability to serve in the role as The Architect - Grand Creator. Time will soon whisper the true nature of their success, though I anticipate that they will fulfill their role in this station - for I have witnessed the beginnings.

We preside on the cusp of creation of the next generation of sentinels to serve.

16


« Last Edit: February 09, 2020, 08:33:31 PM by HM01 »
>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2020, 02:20:01 PM »
Quote
775, February
Ramulai - Red Academy
Hazlan


Final testing on the acquired asset has proven to be successful, as my apprentice has demonstrated their mastery over the alignment procedure. It will take time for the supreme mandate to bind itself to the subject, though it thoroughly obeyed the instruction protocol with organic sensory facilities and responses fully intact. The procedure is ready to be translated for mass trials.

These constructions are modest, yet will serve their writ without flaw.

-----
 
The Zulkirs have bestowed their mandate on Instructor Hadiya. He has become a tainted, festering image of his prior form. The nature of his metamorphosis escapes my understanding of transmutation, yet I can assert with every degree of confidence that this mutation has not reached completion. Like the corrupted heretic Fennox Za'am before him, he has fallen from the crimson court and is no longer viable to maintain his station in the ranks of our glorious Lord Hazlik's administration. The sins against our institution and our state are too numerous to mention - perhaps this is an opportunity to observe Vraylok Kyrillian's ability to handle such threats, should the remnants of Hadiya remain within the iron border. I have not forgotten our contingencies that were once founded on his humanity, should his being remain to exist within the cracks and confines of his immeasurable transgression. 

17
« Last Edit: February 22, 2020, 02:40:53 PM by HM01 »
>portraits Marozia Seyda

HM01

  • The Underworld
  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • NPC DEFILER
Re: The Crimson Book - Marozia Seyda
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2020, 03:49:16 PM »
Quote
775, April
Ramulai - Red Academy
Hazlan


The new installations bestowed upon The Architect have proven to be successful, with no perceived deviations from the mandated instructions. While the harvesting is still in motion, there are enough assets to initiate the second phase. I do not believe this prototype will disappoint, the birth of a new breed of enforcers that will not be plagued by sin are on the horizon.

 I was also informed of Hadiya's intentions, while the Zulkirs have banished him from Ramulai - I can not help but wonder the mysteries that have transformed him. His early teachings were instrumental in my ascension to my current station.

Whatever discoveries that are unearthed by his metamorphosis would most certainly be of interest to Lord Hazlik.

18
>portraits Marozia Seyda