That Which Opposes
A monster there at the birth of the universe
When all was formless chaos and void, the void’s first thought was “I am”. In defining itself, it birthed not-itself: That Which Opposes, the first child of the universe.
That Which Opposes is everything the void is not: finite, luminous, destructive. Where the void brings new things into being with its every mindless thought, That Which Opposes desires only to be one with the void and bring everything back into its cold embrace. The actions of That Which Opposes are futile, and yet it continues to dismantle, to dissolve, to flow everything like drops of water into the ocean of void.
Endurance: 1 (see Defenses)
Description: That Which Opposes looks however it wants, assuming the appearance most suitable for its aims. It could be a seductive cult leader, a lonely child, a gentle fawn, or your best friend.
- Destroying something precious
- Erasing individual identities
- Preaching unity
- Comforting those on death’s door
- Professing the most unrequited of love
- Returning—always returning
Unity — When attacked by a group, it feeds on their unity and raises its Endurance to 13
Death Wish — When attacked by an individual, it will beg for the release of death
Eternal — If destroyed, its destroyer will assume the mantle of That Which Opposes, inheriting its identity, personality, and desires
Weakness: Names — Destroying it while speaking its True Name—the name of the individual before they turned into That Which Opposes—allows that individual to be rebirthed from the void. Whoever last held the mantle of That Which Opposes before the now-reborn individual is ripped from the void’s embrace and thrust back into the mantle.