Obscurati Radical Factions
In the heated arguments nearing the end of the convocation, rumors and accusations ran freely, including the insinuation that many officers were part of these unofficial and rather radical movements.
- Amorals. This highly philosophical faction questions whether anyone ought to decide what is of value in a new world. They suspect that the initial bonding of this world to other planes created an artificial sense of morality and value. If we can change what people value simply by altering the nature of reality, what makes us think our own morality is not also enforced? They propose not linking to any specific planes, but instead letting our world be loosely connected to the entire multiverse. This would be the only way for people to be truly free to determine their own ideology, without outside influence.
- Celestial Bureaucracy. This faction suggests the world should be linked to a plane inhabited by just and noble angels, which will guide the moral races and provide judgment, since we do such a poor job of it.
- Humble Hook. This faction rejects the major goal of the Obscurati. While they support making the world better, they say it is every individual’s challenge in life to make him- or herself better. They do not think it is their place to try to alter reality on such a fundamental level. The purpose of life is to prevail over adversity, and by making the world “a better place,” they fear it will actually eliminate the meaning of life.
- Materialists. This faction believes that magic is irrational and creates too many problems. They suggest reducing the power of magic as much as possible.
- Nationalists. There are supposedly several patriots who want to make sure their home nation profits most from the new world order.
- The White Tongue. Evidence suggests that the killers of Ramos Zoltan must have made a pact with the fey titan known as the Voice of Rot, which seeks to gain power by simply causing the world’s death. Members of this faction would seek to steer the vote toward a state in which the world could be more easily destroyed.