Ability details for Rive, and Paradigm Shift will be added soon (zzz).
Bestowed with the capacity to perceive death ever since birth by the wandering Celestial, Viden now travels the obscured districts of Runeterra in the hopes that she may scrape the fragments of lost purpose scattered throughout into some semblance of a whole, lest she be ruined by which she ought to hone: for that is her gift, and for that is her burden.
A Troublesome Mistress
"Try that again, and the next thing that gets severed will be your head," the young woman stated, as she twirled the bloodied shiv in her hand .
The river demon stepped back in a daze, scrambling with his hands his mouth as it hastily attempted to recognize the severity of his wound; sensations of fresh blood and raw muscle struck his hands. "Now..." the demon slowly mustered, "my dearest young lady, I humbly deliberate that knives aren't the most suitable of accessories to carry so freely." The demon grinned mischievously as his perception of taste gradually, but absolutely returned to him, "You are a lady, after all."
"Huh," the woman replied, amused, "well then demon, care to educate me on the facets of human fashion?"
"Why," the demon grinned, "I would be ecstatic to..."
"But," the woman interjected abruptly, "we don't want to make things dull, now do we?" the woman questioned rhetorically, a grin laced in her face as she turned towards the demon. Then, in what most would perceive as an instant, the woman leapt to the bloodied demon: flirtatiously cradling his giant face, as she whisked the air ever-so near the demon's eyes with her shiv, "If I don't like your teachings, I get to have the left one."
The demon sarcastically blushed as it played embarrassed, slightly pushing the woman off of himself, "Young lady, you're violating my right of personal space."
The woman projected an accented giggle, as a smirk replete with malice wove into her lips, "You're a real charmer, you know that Tahm?"
The Instruments of Obsession
- Narrated by The Caretaker
Why is it so that you drive to resist the nature of your ilk? To be willing to accept the burdening trials ahead? Is it out of contempt? To acquire revenge, and to fulfil your wants? Or is it to free yourself from which you ought to hone, and not waste?
Inform me my dearest human: what is it that you honestly seek? The excuses for the truth? A concealment for the lie? Or simply the facets you ever so desire?
Conqueror of onus, the seeress of death, and my very creation; what is it you wish to be true? And why?
Lives cannot be born without the deaths of others, much akin to fires blossoming from the past ashes, and sacred knowledge, being passed on with but the traces of sin; you and your peoples are but a lie, and no matter how supple and charming, a lie is stricken from birth the passage of but falsehood. Even knowing this, would you be willing to discover what you wish are the truths, and what you hope are the lies?
We have adopted the entirety of our capacities in creating the universe's image, and as false as this stricken world may be, it's a world filled with warmth and greatness; it is a world filled with you. My creation, even with this strain of knowledge, do you still remain intent on shattering this world, and spoiling the mimic, for the sake of self-fulfilment?
I'd once thought that I'd lost everything, despite my very construct, and my incapability of becoming none; the past for me was once bleak, and out of that darkness, came you, and your precious eyes.
You may presently lack the devices of true decision, so let me guide you with these final words, my daughter: there is no single truth, nor a lone course. None, even I, are within the reach of true light, and yet here we are, unembraced even by the umbra of lies; do not seek what you think to wish so leisurely, lest true absolution is the least of your worries, as such, is but all of our destination.
And if by the last of days, you have made your wishes come true, then so be it.
Sources & Trivia
- The visual depictions of Viden are from Giselle, illustrated by alcd.
- The name Viden is derived from the word videns, which means seer in Latin.
- Siar was the name of Viden during her alpha stages.
- Proper development of both Viden's kit and background began on the 15th of June.
- Viden have gone through two major iterations; her first iteration can be found below.