Famous Mindseas of the Galactic Empire

Mindseas are men and women who feel more at home in the deep levels of reality, beyond space and time, than they do in the human world. In the Deep, they bathe in the waves of power that ever surge outward from the Center, bringing universes into existence and then allowing them to slip back into nothingness. Because identy is molten to mindseas, each of them chooses a sigil to define himself or herself; the sigil is the focus of their true selves far more than the physical bodies that trace their paths through time and space.

Attequol

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Attequol founded the galactic empire, and is said to have developed the science of Patternistics to maintain it. They say that his intimate knowledge of the structures of space, time, and identity permitted him to accomplish feats of telepathy and teleportation; perhaps telekinesis as well. His sigil reflects his intention to bring the dawning of a new age.

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Aturon

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Aturon, the son of Attequol, turned his back on his father's empire to hunt for new worlds in distant galaxies in his mighty ship Amber Sun. His sigil expresses his determination that the hunt should never end, as well as his gloomy and unsociable nature.

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Quokisa

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Quokisa claimed to be a granddaughter of Aturon, but she was known to be a liar as well as a thief. Her sigil whispers of her speed, stealth, and her wish to sweep the empire clean of its trammeling bureaucracy and righteous pretensions.

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Rathax

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Rathax was the proponent of Patternistics in its bare bones, leached of passion, mathematical aspect. He believed that all potential universes should be manipulated in order to maximize the resources available to their master, himself.

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Besi

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Besi believed that those able to tap lnto the tremendous forces of creation and destruction that flowed from the Deep should make it their goal to improve the quality of life for all creatures. They could guide the unfolding of the world as others could not, so it was inherent upon them to choose the best possible future. Beauty must prevail over the ugliness and indifference of the universe.

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Quazi

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As the member of a pre-human species who had been artificially returned to the human time-stream, Quazi was keenly aware of the tenuousness of everything that humans believed. Every aspiration, even one conceived by a mindsea, was doomed to failure, and all human works, no matter how beautiful, would crumble.

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Kahee

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Kahee was the son of Quazi. He too was haunted by darkness and doom, and yet he felt that someone braver and better than himself should spearhead the battle against the evil of nonexistence.

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Ciro

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Ciro felt himself to be the epitomy of mindseas—an unstoppable force of will. Life was indeed a struggle, and it was the constant battering that shaped living creatures and made them beautiful. He welcomed strife and expected his will to prevail over all vicissitudes forever.

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Riemis

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To Riemis, it was clear that not even mindseas could prevail in every situation or make the universe sweetness and light for everyone. The ultimate truth was balance. Every good thing supplied to one creature meant something bad befell another. You must choose where to fight your battles, for victory demanded sacrifice.

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Thermeon

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Driven by violent passions he hardly understood, Thermeon set out to overcome any obstacle he found in his path, hence his patternistic name, Crossing Over.

His goal was union with an incomparable goddess-star known only to himself.

In his quest, he produced so many children that his detractors felt his hidden agenda was to mold future generations through their sheer numbers.

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Morning Glory

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Thermeon's sister, Morning Glory, knew that the best moments of life lay in the transition between waking and sleeping, when images from a reality beyond space, time, and self bubbled up.

She could lose herself in the Imperial Museum, a place of mystery and wonder founded by Attequol and enlarged by many others across the millennia.

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Fuerida

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Fuerida, the daughter of Morning Glory, saw herself as a heroic force working to restore the empire to its full and glorious potential by striking down the shadows of greed, incomprehension, and devolution that assailed it. Her sigil invokes the same image as Attequol's, but in a fiercer aspect.

Fuerida

Maxuas

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Maxuas, a son of Thermeon, felt that denizens of the Deep, such as himself, drove the evolution of humankind with their will and their vision. He envisioned the next step in evolution to be the coalescing of individuals into a sentient empire comprised of many bodies in the same way that animal bodies are composed of cells. He would be the mind of the super-organism.

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Quixa

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Quixa, a daughter of Thermeon, believed the ultimate truth of the universe was the isolation of all living minds; who were, in the end, aspects of a single mind divided from itself by illusory mists of space and time.

She wrote patternistic poems expressing her views.

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Vedina

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Vedina, a daughter of Thermeon, saw history as sentient creatures' best tool for coming to grips with and understanding the universe. History was an extension of individual memory that all imperial citizens shared; it gave them bonds of fellowship and a unity of purpose. Maintaining the records that had been compiled on thousands of planets across the millennia was of utmost importance to the empire's health.

She was headmistress of the Mindsea academy of Lal.

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Quintillion

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Quintillion was the son of Kahee and grandson of Quazi. His sigil illustrates his preoccupation with the dark aspect of mindsea power. No matter how much care a mindsea took not to harm others, disaster would billow out with his every breath.

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Serpenlino

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Serpenlino was a son of Quintillion. Unlike his father, he believed that action could be positive if one allowed oneself to be guided by the wisdom and good luck afforded by gazing into the Center of creation. He would walk along a beach and watch patterns of the surf on the sand, reasoning that all he sought to know lay in every grain of sand by way of the Total Configuration Effect known to patternists.

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Katora

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Katora believed that the intelligence, insight, and hard work of a mindsea untainted by the evil of negative thoughts could guide humanity into an age of illumination.

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Shell

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Shell was the daughter of Quintillion and Katora. She felt that all living beings, mindsea or not, were part of a great pattern welling out from the Deep, and that both darkness and light were needed to give that pattern meaning.

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Puflet

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Puflet saw no point in worrying over the proportions of light versus darkness or the possibility of happiness for everyone. She had her life to live, and determined to live it to the fullest.

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