Category:Mastigos CofD

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Mastigos

Mastigos

"Magic is the soul’s journey between Temperance and the Devil, through the maze of all desires. We Awaken to the reality of our transgressions to confront our joys and sins. Your true self is a demon, trapped in an Iron Gauntlet. Release it, and it can take you anywhere. I know you love him. Your desire arrived before you did, along a silken connection spun the moment you saw him. It strengthened when you kissed and fucked and fought, and even when he left. Now here you are, wondering why it still hurts — shouldn’t the thread dissolve? No, the silk’s as strong as ever, and your love’s a fat little spider now, made monstrous by resentment until you can’t call it love, but lust mixed with an inchoate sense of ownership. Fortunately, I can cut the thread and pluck the little monster out of you. I could use your creature and besides, you won’t feel a thing — in fact, that’s rather the point."

Mastigos master a world ruled by desire, thought, and perception. Thought is substance. Space is sentiment. You might feel like your true love never leaves your side or that the road stretches to an unpleasant destination. You’re not imagining things, but without Awakening, you’ll always trudge a lattice of miles, imprisoned in the Lie of objective distance. Without discipline, your thoughts are not your own — they can scarcely be said to inhabit your brain. Your passions travel invisible planes. Space is a set of chains forged by desire and associations, and they can be shaken from both ends. The two common names for the Path reflect its individualistic, confrontational nature. The traditional title is Warlock, a name for sorcerers that also translates to “oathbreaker” in Old English. In the case of the Mastigos, the name fits not because of their untrustworthiness, but their typical disdain for taboos and impatience with social pretense. In the latter half of the 20th century, young Mastigos borrowed the term Psychonaut from chaos magicians and human potential gurus; but where those Sleepers explore their shallows of their souls through drugs and meditation, mages map the depths and fish out the creatures they find.

Ruling Arcana: Mind, Space

Inferior Arcanum: Matter

Symbols and Myth: The Devil and Temperance. Demons and wrathful gods. Serenity and decadence.


Mastigos across Australia

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Character Order Legacy Group Domain
Character Order Legacy Group Domain
Circe Adamantine Arrow - Directive Alpha Southern Cross
Sliver Apostate - Heathens Southern Cross
Thoth Guardians of the Veil - - Southern Cross
Janice Guardians of the Veil - - Southern Cross
Regis Silver Ladder - - Adelaide
Cassian Mysterium - Mystery Inc. Adelaide
Guy Incognito Adamantine Arrow - - Adelaide
Dantalion Guardians of the Veil - - Adelaide
Cheshyre Nameless - - Adelaide
Lumis Silver Ladder - Generations Adelaide (NPC)

Mastigos across America

Character Order Legacy Group Domain
Bowman Mysterium None [[]] St. Louis
Emily Bradshaw Nameless None [[]] St. Louis
Cassandra Nameless None [[]] St. Louis


Deceased, Departed or Missing

The following members have deceased, departed, missing or otherwise not in play.

Character Order Legacy Group Domain Reason
Character Order Legacy Group Domain Reason not in play
Character Order Legacy Group Domain Reason not in play
Character Order Legacy Group Domain Reason not in play

Legacies

The following Legacies are available to Mastigos mages:

  • Clavicularius (Spirit) - Many Mastigos Legacies form around mages' exploration of the Astral Space, especially with the Oneiros, realm of the individual soul. Rivalries between these Legacies have burned throughout history, a tangled web of students absconding with souls tones, branching paths, and secret attainments. The foremost two Oneiric Legacies in the modern day are the Clavicularius and the Bene Ashmedai, both predominantly Seer and Silver Ladder. The Clavicularius wrestle their inner vices into submission, gaining power over those urges in themselves and others (MtAW2E p202).
  • Bene Ashmedai (Spirit) - Many Mastigos Legacies form around mages' exploration of the Astral Space, especially with the Oneiros, realm of the individual soul. Rivalries between these Legacies have burned throughout history, a tangled web of students absconding with souls tones, branching paths, and secret attainments. The foremost two Oneiric Legacies in the modern day are the Clavicularius and the Bene Ashmedai, both predominantly Seer and Silver Ladder. The Bene Ashmedai embrace their darkest urges, forming alliences with the demons of their soul (MtAW2E p202).
  • Bearers of the Eternal Voice (Mind) - Expert persuaders, the Bearers of the Eternal Voice use words as precision weapons, instilling emotions, convincing their listeners and - with their highest Attainments - even rewriting memories. That their honeyed tongues work just as well on mages as Sleepers makes the Guardians jealously guard entry to the Legacy (MtAW2E p202).
  • Cryptologos (Prime) - The Cryptologos count Libertines, Mystagoguesm and even Seers among their society, but all share a fascination with language and the Mysteries of High Speech. Members learn to discern the truth behind the words of others, translate intent instead of simply meaning, and are acclaimed for their skill with High Speech in spellcasting (MtAW2E p202).
  • Brotherhood of the Demon Wind (Time) - The Arrow swordsmen of the onikaze (or Brotherhood of the Demon Wind) were once samurai, but in modern times fight for causes that attract them as individuals. Masters of Space and Time magic applied to sword combat, they split seconds with their blades and strike through intervening distsnce (MtAW2E p202).
  • (Legion) (Death) - Guardian Epopts publically disavow Legion, but the Order supports them as holy martyrs for their religion nonetheless. The ultimate expression of deep cover, a Legion has lost his own identity but Reaps the souls of others to become them, a disguise so perfect even he doesn't know who he really is MtAW2E p202). LEFT HANDED

Please refer to the Addendum for playability and approvals. Addendum can be found: http://wiki.beyondthesunset.org.au/index.php?title=Global_Addenda_and_Settings_Documents

Pages in category "Mastigos CofD"

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