original dark fantasy
Practice of SeditionIn a world built upon a foundation of conflict, the past year has been notably violent. As Crux Fidelis, the Crusaders and ruling faction of Sium, suffer heavy losses from a particularly bloody Aphelion, other factions are emboldened to take action. Despite being allies, Weltschmerz's ambitious and duplicitous nature sees them taking bigger risks which threaten to break their alliance. All the while, Apocrypha continues to gain public sympathy and support while the Black Sun Cabal and Poena Damni continue to wreak havoc. As Sium races towards yet another conflict, it’s evident that yet another war lurks on the horizon.
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Race: Undead // Age: Eighteen // Gender: Male // Orientation: Bisexual // Occupation: Sin
Poena Damni, branch - corruption
5 feet 9 inches
Yamato Hotsuin - Devil Survivor 2
Corruption: Magus has the ability to manipulate the emotions of others. He can do anything having to do with the emotions of others from causing a blind rage to to giving someone unwanted and extreme feelings of sexual anger. He can also make up to twenty people at a time feel the same specific emotion towards someone. He doesn't have control over the actions of others and can only plant the thoughts and emotions into them. If they take action then it is no one's fault but their own. He can force others to have positive emotions as well, but does so only on special occasions.
In order to manipulate someone's emotions he simply has to be looking at them. The effects can last up to a few minutes after he has taken his sights off of someone and doesn't require continuous monitoring. Looking away and looking back won't break the effects on someone. This requires OOC permission to use on a character.
Will power: He is immune to emotional manipulation and illusions.
Aura: Magus can emulates an aura that forces those immediately in his space to have depraved, and often cynical thoughts. The longer someone is near him, the more vile and disgusting the passing thoughts are. He can turn this off and on at will.
Undead: His body can always return to the same state it was in moments before his initial death at any given moment. This allows him to regrow limbs, reattach most parts of himself (excluding the head), heal wounds, and many other things. The only downside to this was he was deathly ill, causing him to be eternally ill and unfit for most physical activities. It also means he can literally die at any moment from his illness and be unable to heal himself from that. He has to concentrate very hard to do this and breaking concentration can mean death.
Death by pride: He can only truly die by pride's hand.
Curious: Magus wants to see how far the human mind will go before breaking and thrives on doing human experiments. Sometimes his curiosity can lead to trouble and get the best of him.
Passive Aggressive: He knows he isn't a fighter, so any anything that angers him will result in him indirectly disobeying or making things unnecessarily harder for the other person.
Flippant: will brush off anyone and anything if it doesn't have to do with following pride's orders.
Unsatisfied: always feels the need to take things to the next level of fucked up.
Magus thrives on watching those around him descend into madness. He spent many years bedridden from a sickness that he never overcame, which caused him to be bitter towards those who were born in perfect health. He finds being part of Poena Damni to be both a blessing and a curse. He is grateful to pride for saving him, but he is also certain he'd be better off if he were dead. Despite that, he doesn't crave death. He will just use his new life as a way to experience as many things physically possible for him.
Magus's parents owned a failing printing business, yet they seemed to live more lavishly than their funds would suggest they live. They had a nice house by the beach, drove around in a car, and had their own personal house staff. Magus never questioned where the money came from. In fact, he didn't even know their business was failing. He was a sick child and was often bedridden, missing out on many crucial parts of his life. His family was somehow able to hire a private doctor to tend to him and try to heal him. Occasionally the doctor asked him if he had any idea what was going on with his family's business, but he never knew. He knew something was up, but he simply wasn't trustworthy enough to learn.
It wasn't until he was fifteen that he truly learned the secrets. He was told he'd inherit their printing business, but he was also told it was a cover up for something more sinister. They were the shadows of several other families. They dealt in secrets and kept a tight leash on the rich. They were paid monthly installments to not shine a light on the corrupt underground lifestyle the rich thrived on. His parents let him know that the morally depraved would go through hell to keep appearances up in their status based society. He didn't want to admit it, but his life of sickness didn't live up to the interesting, albeit fucked up, lifestyles he heard about from his parents.
He heard about some of the most fucked up things and was expected to keep them a secret. He had stories of sewing animal parts on human bodies for optimal fuck toys, forcing whole families to fight each other to the death for the amusement of others, outright starving and beating a person until they became vicious and delirious enough to eat themselves, and many other fucked up things that were done just to amuse others. He had no interest in the depraved and often sick actions of the rich, but he was very interested in knowing what it took to get someone to those points. He wanted to see into the minds of both the fucked up and the victims, mainly because it all seemed to be more interesting than sitting at home, waiting to die.
He knew exactly where to go to find the people he needed. He was ready to view the human psyche in all it's glory. Magus spoke to one of the men in charge of an underground sex ring with many unwilling participants and expressed interest in the 'art'. He was brought to a room with a girl much younger than him dejectedly lying on a bed, but he needed two people. The man who took him there was a great second player. He was a self assured man who had everything in the world handed to him. Magus wanted to fix that. He couldn't fight or overpower him, which really made his plan a lost cause. As soon as Magus tried to block the door the man resorted to violence. He hit Magus in the face and he went down. Growing older didn't make him any less frail than he already was. Luckily enough, the girl had assumed he was there to rescue her. She jumped at the opportunity to gain freedom and jumped on the man's back. She bit him, hit him, and shrieked until he threw her off. The two of them fought with something on the line. The man had his secrets he needed to keep and the girl had her freedom that she so desperately wished for. They were so invested in fighting each other that they seemed to forget Magus was even there.
He watched as the two of them used everything available in that room to harm each other. It was amazing at how quickly humans turned to violence when they wanted or needed something. The girl finally stabbed the man in the eyes, and the knives went directly into his brain. It seemed like she killed him, but it was obvious that that was her first time hurting someone like that. She stared as the man as he slowly fell to the ground. She couldn't take her eyes off of him. Soon enough, she cried. Magus was done there. He saw the end result of a child losing what little innocence they had left. What he wanted was to see it from start to finish. Magus took the key from the male and locked the girl in there. She survived a little while by eating the dead body, but still died off after nearly two months. He took over that underground area and watched every person in there change from innocent kidnap victim to ravenous fighters who craved the freedom of the outside world.
It took two years, but his sickness had finally got the best of him when his lungs filled with blood and he basically drowned. He was in his underground area with no one there to save him. He was essentially fucked. He expected to black out, to see pure nothing for the rest of his days, to simply cease to exist. Yet, none of that happened.
Magus was turned into a sin by pride. He had hoped that meant he wouldn't feel sickness and pain, but it was the opposite. He was essentially trapped in his body with the added addition of not being able to be put out of his misery. His only consolation was his ability to speed up the waiting period of his tests on the human psyche.
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