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    Sin


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    Sin

    Surts Queen
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    The woman known as Sin began life billions of years ago. Born on the planet N'vana, she was an explorer driven to extremes seeking the mysteries of creation. Through a combination of science, sorcery and alchemy; she would become an Ascended being exploring a whole other plane of reality. But, unlike most of her kind, Sin retained memories of her former life being both a wife and a mother which made her remorseful of all which was now lost to her. When she tried to return to her former life, she found her way barred and then found her family brutally murdered when she made her way back to them.

    Torn by the tragedy that had befallen her, Sin realized who had done this and became further evolved into a Myrkstigende (Dark Ascended, Dark Angel) from her hatred and confusion. She would stand apart from them and during the War of Angels, she would be attacked and cast down into the Abyss of Hell as if she were one of the Fallen when she had refused to be involved. Sin found her way to a world she learned was called Múspell and there, she would find her way to its ruler... the demon-god Surt whose curiosity about her allowed Sin to command his power.

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    Together, they would cause a rift to open between the universes and Múspell emerged to encircle N'vana like a moon. Sin had herself been transformed into an angel of death bent on vengeance against all who had been Ascended. Being prideful and arrogant like all of the Ascended tended to be, Sin would make the mistake of abusing her position with Surt. Surt was the ruler of this world and sought to be ruler over N'vana as well. Growing angry that Sin thought she ruled over him when he was but a willing supplicant to her authority, Surt would turn on and devour her as if she were just a tasty morsel to fill his gut.

    After an untold period of time, her presence within Surt made him ill and he vomited her up like an indigestible piece of bone irritating him from within. Sin would rise to face her tormentor who seemed genuinely surprised to find her still living. Her flesh dissolved away within Surts stomach and Sin suffering too great to even scream, she seemed a pathetic wretch of a creature. Reaching out his hand as if to crush and do away with her forever, Surt would instead heal her and restore her to her former grandeur. Bowing before him, she would again rise to follow and take her place at his side as she felt compelled to do by him.

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    It was now that she would take the name Sinmara with her red skin and smokey black wings which stood in stark contrast to Surt himself. Each would now be part of the other and, while separate, it would become clear that they often thought and acted as one. Sinmara was reborn pregnant with Surtr, first and most powerful of the Eldjötnar and first of the Sons of Múspell. This would be revealed as a possible reason Surt had need of her as she found they now existed within the Abode of Gods and he possessed aspirations of becoming the mightiest god of them all with a pantheon of his own.

    Surt shortened her name to Sin to denote her as his possession and where Surt turned his power outward aggressively, Sinmara turned hers inward defensively. She would rule the bloodline descended from Surt and oversee the transformation of those they conquered into the Brännþjóð (fire people/nation), a dark-skinned peoples with hair like fire capable of surviving extremes of heat. As Queen, Sinmara would even join Surt in battle to defend his conquests and it was on one such campaign that she captured a Djinn. Stripping his flesh inch by agonizing inch, she would still steal his powers to be of more use to her husband.



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    In a way, Sinmara assumed the role of being a Mother Goddess to the Sons of Múspell. Her only true aspirations, however, were to be the wife of a god and the mother of his children. It is likely that this is because she is part of Surt and views him as the greater part of her own self. The Sons of Múspell did possess a limited understanding that the two were somehow linked as one so that they dared not transgress against her and incur Surts wrath. When Surt returned to the mortal universe in search of new conquests, Sinmara would follow after him leaving their son Surtr as ruler of Múspell.

    Acting as an antagonist on Surts behalf, Sinmara became more of an evil sorceress constantly causing havoc on the nearby world of Maakera while Surt remained obsessed with his eternal war against Ymir. Their war would cause a collision between two of Maakera's moons and send the third crashing into the planet itself causing its destruction. The ruins of this destruction would rain back into the Abode of Gods within a region of darkness where they became frozen in time and space. Awakened by her husband, Sinmara found herself still partially held within the firmament and used her powers to set herself free of it.

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    Others who had served Surt would also be awakened and twelve distinct racial lineages came to exist. Most of the Sons of Múspell would be male and what females did exist could not meet population demands. To address this matter, Sinmara created a dozen sarcophagi called Stānąvömbs and provided one to each of the twelve races. Within these devices, the bodies of the dead and dying would be placed to be healed or dissolved so that any surviving biological process might be resurrected as a new whole; or as newborn offspring.

    When the Dark One arrived to begin the Awakening, the Sons of Múspell would be unleashed and with the prophesy of Ragnarök (Destruction of the Gods) came with them. While Surt made war with the Dark One, Sinmara commanded the Sons of Múspell who now spilled out across the lands. Sinmara stood before them in their triumphs yet, there were other powerful beings who gathered together ready to make war who would not so easily be defeated. Then came the fall of Surt and Sinmara felt herself diminished by her husbands defeat and the Sons of Múspell collapsed into disarray.

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    In the battles that followed, Sinmara would receive a brutal beating by a trio of goddesses called the Walkuzą and barely escaped destruction. Her body and spirit broken, she became a wanderer traveling across the face of this world and learning its secrets. Although no longer as powerful as she had been, Sinmara would grow more powerful as a sorceress possessing the ability to command and manipulate others. At various times, she would assume titles of leadership of which Queen Sinmara would be most commonly used other than the name Sin which she increasingly used.

    In need of a sanctuary, Sin fortified a volcano in the Burning Lands with the aid of her son Surtr who still respected his mother. Should she have need of him, or any which he commanded, Surtr rarely refused her from his place among the gods as ruler over Múspell. Sin would call her sanctuary Surtsbjǫrg because surrounding Eldfjall (Fire Mountain) were a series of cliffs serving as a natural barrier surrounding it. These cliffs had been part of a far larger volcano that had destroyed itself in the distant past and become home to Eldrhögg (Fire Strikers), a type of firebreathing Hellbender (a type of Salamander) Sin considered pets and protectors.

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    When undone by her enemies, Sin only became stronger and more able to bring her ultimate plans to fruition. Sins relationship with her son Surtr was not as strong as it had been with his father. But, should she have need of him or those he commanded, she was rarely refused because her son held great respect for her. It was largely due to him that Eldfjall would be so well defended as if the Burning Lands themselves weren't enough to kill trespassers, they still had to survive those guarding it. Priests, in her service, had even infiltrated the Imperial House of Bleeding Stone as the Múspellsgyðjur (Priestesses of Múspell).

    Since the fall of Surt, Sin has cultivated a following called the Múspellssynir. While many of these are from the lineage of the Sons of Múspell, the Cult of Surt has a strong following across Frøstsfyre. Sin serves as High Priestess to this cult devoted to "Surt the Father" and "Surtr the Son" attaining a measure of worship for herself as the "Holy Mother" within this trinity. In securing that one of her Stānąvömbs would arrive in the Imperial House as a gift to the Imperial Magistrates, Sins endgame was set in motion for bring about Surts release.

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    As the centerpiece for the Lord Magistrates funerary complex and temple, the Stānąvömb would serve to cremate their remains. The Lord Magistrates of this Imperial House are mortal but descended from a god which would prove instrumental in Sins plan. Within each of their bodies lay the blood of Arnbjørn, the god who had aided the Dark One in Surts defeat. Arnbjørn would then found the Imperial House and the bloodlines which had ruled over it ever since. But, within each of these mortal rulers would exist a portent of the gods' power which, with their bodies burned away, would create the perfect host to house Sin's own soul. The death of the Lord Magistrate Kull the Grim would signal change as the sarcophagi itself glowed when his body was placed into it.

    Sensing the time had arrived, Sin would summon her priests to prepare her body for sacrifice. Summoning a bolt of fire from Múspell itself to consume her, her soul would find its way into the Stānąvömb where she would emerge, reborn when her new body was complete. Sin had no desire to rule the Imperial House but would ultimately kill it's ruling Lord Magistrate to assume his place when he learned her true purpose. Her rule would be a violent one as Sin sought to purge the bloodline of the Imperial House and eliminate threats to her husbands release from imprisonment.

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    None would understand her motivations and many would think her mad because they did not know who she truly was. She had taken the name Sin-nahti (eternal night, darkness of Hell) and a new appearance because of her new formand gained with it the power of a goddess which was lost to her with Surts imprisonment. She would relocate special plates, created by Surt himself, and place these in strategic places throughout the World of Frøstsfyre. The wars Sin started were designed to weaken the Imperial House and to awaken ancient ley lines which had formed and then spread out in all directions from where Surt had been felled.

    When Kull the Eternal rallied armies to his side and turned the Imperial House against her, Sin departed having achieved the first stage of her plans successfully. She was grateful to be shed of the distractions as much was expected of her as Lord Magistrate and those serving in her stead often proved corrupt and incompetent. Returning to Surtsbjǫrg, she entered into communion with her son as Surtr had need of her to plot against his enemies. Having returned to the Abode of Gods for a time, Sin returned even more powerful and with a group of powerful allies she did not possess before.

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    What makes Sin particularly dangerous is that she doesn't desire power or to rule... she is the embodiment of survival. She is an immortal and having been reborn at the hand of Surt, all the past feelings she possessed became magnified. Her love for her husband and family would be her most dominant trait as her devotion to Surt, Surtr and the Sons of Múspell (to a lesser extent) are at the center of her being. She views those who claim to be a force for good as patronizing and condescending as they always believe their way is best and themselves superior because of it.

    Sin doesn't see herself as evil or as a demon regardless of how others may view her. She views herself as a force of nature, the desire to survive which exists among all living things. This is something she opposes within those who follow the way of the Ascended as they would willingly accept their end, to sacrifice that which wishes to survive within them. The Ascended held such beliefs in their blind ambition to create sterilized perfection and to pursue their flawed vision of Order. Sin is a shape shifter which allows her to infiltrate and assimilate herself into populations. But, for all her darkness, Sin uses her powers to aid those whose desire is to survive as long as they are willing to submit to her rule.





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    Sin is a major player within the World of Frøstsfyre. She is enigmatic and eternally patient where her objectives lay. She often engages in activities to test her adversaries even should it cause her defeat. She does not hold grudges against any who defeat her as these are learning experiences. The only grudge she possesses is for the Ascended and any she perceives as embodying their nature. This, by definition, makes her evil. And yet, Sin views mortality as something worthy of preserving as long as it wishes to survive. There is a nature to things and she does not wantonly destroy or kill those wishing to survive unless they are working against her or those under her protection.

    The Cult of Surt is mostly comprised of mortals seeking to become reborn as Múspellssynir. The Followers of Sin who intermarry with the Sons of Múspell, in ceremonies performed by the Múspellsgyðjur, are transformed when a seed is transferred into them by their mate. Thus, the Múspellssynir are mostly female and some from among them become Múspellsgyðjur. They gain the ability to transform themselves into ash colored demon-like creatures with molten fire flowing through their veins and glowing from beneath their skin in certain areas. This transformation only occurs if they are loyal to Sin and where they can transform into Múspellssynir, they can just as easily revert back to their original form to conceal their true nature.




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