enfp: a balloon blowing on the wind, the moment right before a hug, popping bubbles, reading a book while sitting next to your friend, sunshowers, superman ice cream, graffiti, hot air balloons, paint smeared on your hands and face, butterflies in your stomach, hot wax, your best friend’s laugh, a sugar rush, confetti that looks like tiny stars
enfj: getting someone else’s lipstick on your lips, revenge, neon lights, mystery flavored lollipops, dancing around the room with your friends at 3 AM, street photography, the way smiles are contagious, screaming at a concert, puns that are so bad you can’t help but laugh, pranks, mirrors, a tight hug, smiles that show all your teeth
infj: libraries, abstract art, looking up at a full moon, quotes, loneliness, a rainbow through a prism, the aurora, instagramming your starbucks, the way fairy lights look like stars, optical illusions, the vastness of the universe, almost touching, a message in a bottle, walking through the snow, spiral staircases, trompe l’oeil, waterfall mist, echoes
infp: dragonfly wings, a wildflower field, random acts of kindness, watercolors, tears that burn your eyes, diaries, a messy room, a tea kettle shrieking, falling asleep in a hammock, the first day of spring, blanket forts, climbing vines, braids, dewy grass, tree houses, laying on a field and looking at the clouds, sun over an open field
intp: puzzles, light shining through blinds, braille, lightning, tide pools, typewriters, white bedsheets, windowless hallways, waking up before dawn, old maps, writing late at night, blowing glass, warning signs, street musicians, crisp suits, the subway, mathematical formulas, broken fingernails, making music with wine glasses
intj: red-hot embers, newspapers, marble sculptures, deep sea creatures, dark hair, minimalism, silver chains, crumbling petals, the sound of pouring rain, chinese checkers, déjà vu, dystopian fiction, bathing in the dark, merlot, barbed wire, overgrown lawns, antithetical statements, blizzards, dry anger, bitter baking chocolate
entj: dark chocolate syrup, memorizing equations, skylights, thick makeup, constellations, feeling invincible, city nightlife, falling from the roof of a building, balancing on a tightrope, the golden gate bridge, kissing someone’s shoulders, loud voices, screaming for no reason, sharp teeth, old churches, brain scans
entp: wildfire, writing words on a bathroom stall, lighting a match, wind-blown hair, staying awake for too long, counting lane dividers as you pass by, wandering through the woods, staring contests, the light changing your skin color, fences, a blank sketchbook, people-watching, leathery hands, running through an alleyway, blowing a fuse
estp: blurring lights, going over the speed limit, the feeling in your stomach when you go upside down, jumping over a waterfall, drinking straight from the bottle, being on a roller coaster, belting your favorite song, late nights, one-night stands, movie theatres, parties full of strangers, forbidden books, blacklight posters, duct tape, fluorescent bulbs
esfp: unwrapping a present, a sparkle, hot soup, bubblegum, laughing with your friends, a spinning carousel, hickeys, strobe lights, a hershey’s kiss, songs on repeat, jumping into cold water on a hot day, burning your hand, the thrill of being onstage, dramatic entrances, spinning until you get dizzy, rainbows on a cloudy day
isfp: a flock of birds, blowing bubbles, cigarette smoke, poetry, lens flares, cat fur, white sand, doodling, the night sky, a picture of a nebula, original grimm fairy tales, ambiguity, acrylic paints, a crescent moon, photography, fingers flying over piano keys, liminal space, doorways, social activism, the line between thoughts and reality
istp: a stormy ocean, skydiving, cracking your knuckles, shaking a soda, looking down from a height, salt plains, limestone, sand on a wooden floor, bioluminescence, clutching something so tightly your knuckles turn white, throwing off your hat, a cloudy sky, tinted windows, skipping class, seeing your reflection in metal, breaking glass, dry ice
istj: graphite streaks on your palms, polishing a sword, glass shards, brass knuckles, netting, methodical sketches, geometry, permanent marker, punching a mirror, hammering a nail into place, ice water, machinery, boiling oil, bold letters, metal-rimmed glasses, dark smoke, oxygen masks, cold showers, static, skylights
isfj: fresh baked cookies, light filtered through leaves, porch swings, disney movies, sketches in the margins of your notes, the sound of waves, oversized hoodies, holding hands, embroidery, down feathers, showing your bare back, seeing veins through pale skin, black and white photographs, a flute melody, touching a butterfly’s wing, rocks in a stream
esfj: sunflowers, your first kiss, cities during the daytime, standing at a crosswalk, tile floors, art museums, running through sprinklers, dancing without music, bathing in sunshine, falling in love, streetlights, thick hair, smiling at a mirror, children’s laughter, drawing words with sparklers, gold glitter, whispered secrets, flower crowns, flipping on a lightswitch
estj: skyscrapers, railroads, a river that flows through a city, going underwater, iron bridges, old paper, vintage champagne, broken-down fountains, city limits, cathedrals, borderlines, Greek architecture, arches, windows, heavy wooden doors, locks, buildings overgrown with vines, cracked pavement, the world through clear glass
Apocrypha is the plane of Oblivion inhabited and ruled by Hermaeus Mora. It is an endless library of forbidden knowledge, resting between a sickly green sky and a writhing black ocean. It is said that if one reads any of the books, they will become attached to the realm, forever hungry for more knowledge, never leaving.
How does one get to Apocrypha?
Of course, not a literal Black Book. Any item that grants new knowledge can act as a portal to Apocrypha. These portals are called Black Books.
Examples of Black Books:
Once you have a Black Book:
Hold it or touch it.
Meditate- Close your eyes. Take deep breaths in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Focus on Apocrypha and Hermaeus Mora.
Visualize a green-black void opening up, and tentacles coming out of it. Let the tentacles pull you into the darkness.
Obviously you won’t physically be in Apocrypha at this point, but you should be projecting or traveling there astrally. Don’t expect to see everything with your physical eyes (though that is a possibility).
Explore the halls. Do not look in any of the books. If you see any spirits/creatures floating around, do not worry. They are only there to guard the forbidden knowledge in the books. If you ever do feel threatened, immediately follow step 6.
I don’t recommend staying too long your first time, as it may exhaust you or put a strain on you. To leave, visualize the tentacles pulling you back out of Apocrypha. Keep breathing deeply, then open your eyes.
Shake yourself off, stretch, eat a snack, get a drink. Ground yourself.
I’ll eventually make a post about the inhabitants of Apocrypha, but I hope you enjoyed this!
If you have any questions, my ask box is always open!
Open the bottles of moonlight we’ve kept all year, Halloween is here! Rouse the dawn-sleepy bats and play xylophone on every skeleton’s bones!
Toss the skulls into the air and laugh without a care. Today and now and this evening, sweet grim, Halloween is here! Halloween! It is here!
Cackle with the witches and toss candy to friends, eat too much and dream too much and enjoy the haunted autumnal air. Carve the pumpkins and drink the cider and bob for apples and watch every cartoon and ghostly movie and read every forbidden book.
To the monsters and the ghouls and the mummies!
To the black cats and the black bats!
To those that lurk and slurp and hide and frighten to the high heavens!
To those who curse and hex!
To every pumpkin-headed fiend! To every wretched dream!
To the graveyards of old and the costume contests of now!
Oh there is too much. How beautiful, how wondrously beautiful.
Happy Halloween! A thousand times, Happy Halloween!
El único lugar que se sentía como un refugio era mi habitación, lejos de la escuela, lejos de todo lo que me recordaba que estaba solo, y lejos del resto del mundo que seguía adelante, que no se daba cuenta de que sentía tanto dolor que era palpable.
Imagine Lyra being raised at Hogwarts instead of Jordan College tho
The professors having to deal with a toddler Lyra, wandering about the castle’s corridors, discovering the room of requirement at the age of six
McGonagall teaching her little magic tricks and then regretting her life choices when the little girl uses them to cause riot
being friends with all the ghosts in the castle, having tea parties with them, but having nightmares about the Bloody Baron and running away every time she sees him
aligning herself with Peeves only to cause hell being tricked by him and getting revenge, destroying one classroom or two in the process
Being Undesirable Number One in Filch’s list at the age of eight.
Having owls for friends and always visiting them in the owlery tower, always having Pan as a little owl in those occasions.
Having afternoon tea every day with Hagrid in his hut
Hagrid being the father figure she never had and loving him to bits and fighting first years that dare make fun of him (this starting at the age of 6, of course)
playing with Pan on the roofs of the castle (no one really knowing how the heck she gets up there, but it probably has something to do with the owls, those smart birds)
at the age of nine, starts going alone to hogsmeade and playing with the kids there, organizing wars and games and being a wild leader among them, causing riot in the streets, stealing candies from Honeydukes.
spending entire summer afternoons by the lake with the giant squid
getting lost in the woods, only to be rescued by hagrid and spend months having nightmares about it.
pretending a lovers portrait on the wall is actually a portrait of her parents, and the two lovers going along with it, always talking to her when she talks to them.
being not allowed to enter the library bc she keeps going to the forbidden section and opening books that should not be opened.
being the one helping professor flitwick to prepare the Christmas tree and absolutely loving it
I wanted to say,
“I would love to know your obsessions. Is it landed house, gadgets, power, domestic life, succulent plants, achievements, money, work, more likes and followers, health, validations, sex, organic food, pets, perfect selfies, children, sports, religion, relationship, minimalism, perfection, muscles, urban toys, shoes, traveling, or fame?”
but nobody is prepared for that kind of question on a first date.
So I said, “You look great.”
‘Here… this will be all the books covering Biblical and pre-Biblical knowledge‘ I handed the new guy all the books we had about the Biblical lores. ‘I would suggest emphasizing on Book of Enoch though.‘ I added, ‘it sort of mentions and says what you are.‘
‘What I am? Really?‘ his face brightened up with hope, ‘I wouldn’t be that happy just yet buddy. Things got dirty in there. That is why it’s called The Forbidden Book of Enoch‘ I said, patted his back and left, ‘call me if you need anything.‘
‘_…‘ he called me at my back, ‘yes?‘ I answered with ease, ‘do you think it will help me to show Dean that I don’t intend to hurt any of you?‘
‘Look Jack,‘ I grimaced, and it was hard for me to give him false hope, yet I was not ready yet to crack him the cold hard truth, ‘I can’t ensure that yet. Dean is not the most open person in the world, and right now, he is in mourning.‘ i clarified, ‘but if you follow what he wanted for you… he might come around.‘ I patted his back and left.
I went to the sitting room where Dean was abjectly sitting and Sam looking like he would do anything to make Dean happy. I sat down with some lorebooks, rather nasty ones too, with a Jerome’s Bible sprawled open at the side next to King James’ like you would do to dictionaries while you are reading a difficult book.
‘Dean… ‘ I called him softly, and looked at him square, ‘I think I have something about the Shedims…‘ he shifted on his seat and forwarded his face, ready to hear me, ‘it’s been three days Dean, stop with that.’
‘So you don’t have anything on the Shedims…‘ Dean huffed and slammed his palm on the glass-top, while Sam was ready to follow him to calm him down, ‘just-just… Dean, listen to me!‘ I stood up and grabbed his shoulder and with my two fingers angled his face towards me, ‘stop doing this okay… it’s not healthy!’ I sat him down and cupped his face, ‘I know…‘ a tear leaked from my eyes ‘how sad you are, and how… everything is not according to anything we have seen! But you gotta hold on Dean, please.‘ I said, ‘and… I have some good news.‘
‘Please… by all means!‘ Dean added sarcastically.
‘I think I have found something that could be good for both of us and Jack. I have dug every forbidden book on biblical lores, especially those which had been rejected from the canon.‘ I finally saw a flicker of intrigued hope in Dean’s face, ‘remember… how you told me how Death told you Genesis was sketchy? Well, canonically it is. There is a whole book middle of Genesis 6-11, the Book of Enoch, it has all the hot knowledge of Nephilims and Princes of Hell. I left it with Jack.‘
‘What the hell did you do that?‘ Dean almost broke the table with his fist-slamming, ‘Dean… relax…‘ I sat him down again, ‘think about it! all the vile deeds of angels and demons are recorded there, names of every rotten son of bitch, crowning prince of hell, everything… He could be alerted, and well equipped against them!‘
‘Or against us!‘ Dean’s voice rose, ‘_, that might be the stupidest thing you have ever done! You left the grenade with him… WITH FREAKING SON OF LUCIFER!‘
‘Oh yeah, and flinging Songs of Solomon was a pretty good idea I am guessing!‘ I answered, ‘the kid started stabbing himself after that! even for Lucifer’s son, that tore my heart into pieces Dean…‘ I was almost tearful, ‘You raised a shapeshifter kid once… a freaking baby… Jack might look 16, but he is a freaking baby Dean! would you have let that baby stab himself?‘
‘Uh guys…‘ Sam called from behind, and pointed around him, ‘am I drunk or the lights are too bright.‘
Sam was right. the warm white light bulbs from the 1950′s was burning like neon-lights, and it hurt the eyes. We were all used to the air-pressure in the subterranean bunker, but the air was surprising light and queerly, fresh, like outside world in springtime.
‘Please don’t tell me nobody called in those air fresheners again‘ Dean exasperatedly called again.I was very baffled by the entire existence of our bunker, the lights burned in such a way that every corner of the bunker was illuminated without shadows. Suddenly we all stopped in our tracks.
‘Guys… you hear that?‘ Sam almost whispered, and went forward ahead of us
‘Yeah… oh god!‘ I panicked, ‘please don’t tell me Jack is stabbing himself again!‘
‘Uh… I wouldn’t worry about that yet,’ Sam beckoned us to the corridor where mine and Jack’s rooms were. As we entered there, a beautiful sound flew towards our direction, and even Dean was stopped by its tracks. It wasn’t the type of sounds we hear from day to day, or in radio, it had some kind of ecclesiastical feeling.
‘Sounds like…‘ Dean answered, ‘church…‘
‘It’s definitely does…‘ i said, ‘and it’s coming from Jack’s room.‘
Sam gently pushed Jack’s door open, and we were almost blasted by a blinding golden light emitting from his room. When our vision adjusted, we saw something that wasn’t near anything we saw or experienced so far.
Jack was sitting on the floor, with a book opened on his lap, upon which his right palm was pressed. The vein on his hands glowed golden and following the formation of blood vessels it flew towards his throat and emitted as the most beautiful chant I had ever heard anyone singing. His eyes were closed, not in the agonized manner when he heard the angel radio, but it appeared that he was in peace, well, almost in bliss. He was ‘singing’ and the more he ‘sang’ the more the air lightened around us. It sounded vaguely familiar, and as I started to make out the lyrics, I understood what he sang.
‘It’s Jean Baptiste Racine’s Cantique, Opus 11.’ I hoarsely spoke, my knees was weak with the magnitude of the melody that was flowing through him. Even Dean couldn’t make anything to say.
‘How’s he doing that?‘ Sam asked curiously, and perhaps with his voice, Jack broke from his trance, and looked at us apologetically.
‘I-I am sorry… I didn’t mean to do that…‘ Jack especially looked at Dean and me. ‘It’s okay Jack…‘ Sam spoke and sniffed subtly, wiping his eyes slightly, ‘that was beautiful… beautiful.‘
I sat down to match he eye level, ‘yes… Jack, you have a beautiful gift.’
‘I do?‘ Jack asked, his eyes lit up with innocent happiness, ‘you’re not angry at me?‘ I smiled and grabbed his hand, ‘no-no… not mad! How can we be mad when you have the voice of an angel.‘ With my words, his smile faltered, ‘I don’t think that is something to be proud of.‘
My eyes softened, ‘Oh no, no… no… It means, your voice brings people joy.’ I said, ‘did your mother teach you to sing?’
‘No…‘ Jack said, ‘No… after I was finished with the book of enoch you told me to read, I found this in the pile you left me. It was in a language I never saw, although it looked like English. Then when I opened this page‘ he gave me the Book of Jean Baptiste Racine, ‘the words did not seemed strange anymore… like they were whispering to me. It was like hearing my mother when I was in her belly. I thought it was something for me… then when I touched the page, it happened.‘
‘What happened Jack?‘ Sam joined the team.
‘I saw paradise…‘ Jack said, ‘like its written in Bible… garden, light, angels. All of them peaceful and happy. Nothing like that thing the man told me to free from Hell.‘ he furrowed his brows, ‘they told me to sing… so I sang.‘
‘Why did you sing Jack? what was the song meant to You?‘ I asked earnestly. ‘They told me I can sing… and it will make me feel better about myself. Not scared anymore… like‘ he touched his heart ‘is warm here…‘
We felt Dean abruptly leaving the place.
After dinner, I came to check in the living room to see if all the lights were off. I saw Dean sitting in the table with books opened before him. I tried to close them off, but he grabbed my hand.
‘_, do you believe him?‘ he asked me.
‘I have no reason not to… he is three days old. He hasn’t learnt lying.‘ I said, ‘even Lucifer developed inequity millinias after he was created.‘ Dean gently sat me down and flung me the Book of Job
“Job 38:7 – When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy“
“Maybe Bieber gets em from the daddy…“ Dean sardonically answered, and my brows furrowed at him. ‘You’ve been to hell Dean, weren’t you?‘
‘Damn straight…‘ He answered, and I caressed his cheek. ‘You said there was a part of you which was destroyed in Hell, didn’t you… Hell burns the goodness in you doesn’t it?‘ Dean looked at me incredulously.
‘What do you mean _?‘ Dean looked at me confusingly.
‘Long ago, my mother used to tell me a story. It was about a boy who was assumed by everyone as ‘devil’s spawn.‘ I traced the veins in Dean’s hand, and lost myself in my past. ‘His fault was he didn’t knew where he came from. But there was a girl he loved, from a very young age, and she was the one who accepted him wholeheartedly. But the brutality on him by everyone made him so angry and frustrated that not even Cathy’s love could save Heathcliff.‘ I tried to be all mysterious, but failed as I was reminded of the story so bad. ‘Dean… when you assume someone evil for too long, even the person starts to believe that he is evil. He kills the goodness inside him.‘
Dean looked at me without blinking, his eyes were moistened.
‘For millennia, Lucifer was caged. He was blamed, hated and feared for so long that people forgot that it was through him Heaven heard its music.
Maybe Lucifer forgot himself‘ I said, as my heart wrenched in pain at that thought, ‘that he was born with music in his veins… maybe you too have forgotten the happiness you felt before Hell.‘
Dean opened his mouth to speak, his lips quivered, but no words came.
‘Let him try Dean…‘ I said, grabbing his hands gently ‘Lucifer’s son or not, let him try. Let them both try– father and son. Satan or not, there is no greater tragedy than knowing the Angel of Music forgot about the melody inside him.‘
Here’s two fascinating one hundred year old grimoires; The Greater Key of Solomon (1914) and it’s companion volume The Lesser Key of Solomon GOETIA (1916), published by L.W. de Laurence the infamous plagiarist.
These books had a far reaching effect on the western world, putting forbidden knowledge in the hands of anyone who was daring enough to look inside. We must bare in mind that before such books as these most people had only heard of them in hushed whispers, hearing and reading stories of their use, conjuring up demons and the devil himself, and of Faust losing his soul. Then, finally the printing presses churned out these forbidden books, books that in many countries were illegal for fears of what they may unleash, for the fear of what dwelt within…
Hey, I'm still kinda new to the Masa fandom and so far I love it! I know all about the Onibi and Sister Series but do you mind maybe explaining the characters from Maha's Story? I don't really get the series and I would love to learn more about it. Thanks
Let me just become a Masa teacher real quick
HERE WE GO
***The following information was translated partially by me and 99% by @shishikusas
Maria Kanzaki (A.K.A. Saint Luna Maria)
Chinese Dogma: A woman studying spirits in an enclosed island country that was blockaded. She was the superior and conducted human experiments and homicides even on her own parents and brothers, and was expelled for it. At the time she obtained the forbidden books, there was a fesitval in hell. (?)
Enkantada: “She holds a crown prince of Ninomiya’s “Criminal Odd Entrance Lady L.”, Ahn Jae-sul, a very serious person. Dangerous philosophy that is “Luna’s Warrior” spread Fuwito, who is Kumaha’s reverence, widely throughout the world for extra relief or in case of dangerous situation.“
Mentalism Maria: "The blocked island nation (aka Japan) is proud. The strange name is what her mother who is a scientist took from "The Sea of the Moon, Luna Maria”. Maria was particularly outstanding in psychological science, but research on spirits was banned globally. However, the island country advanced the research of the spirit mroe secretly. Maria discovers the history of the closed island country during her research. But taking that history is worth the death penalty, so no one touches it. There was a thing of history in the “Hell Foreign Road Festival” left by her deceased father, but is officially appointed to a government official and the superior director of the spirits.“
Okay so to sum up, Maria is a scientist that studies the human spirit and does research on the Books of the Dead, which are relics of ancient Egypt. Eventually, she was confronted by Chlordane, and was persuaded to join the gang/organization/cult that she runs. The group is known as Maha, and you can see its logo on the front of her robes (it also appears on Phyrexia and Jeanne’s weapons, on Fen’s sleeve, and as tattoos on Morian and Jack). After joining, I think she eventually preaches her research in some kind of religious format, making her a nun/saint of sorts.
Seryl Claude les-Elizabeth (A.K.A. Chlordane)
Chinese Dogma: A woman whom everyone talks about. She solves legends and breaks seals from around the world and collects them. She seems to be in possession of the legendary ship "Queen Ann’s Revenge”, which has been confirmed. She is trying to gather ancient books from all around the world.
Profile: Chlordane has the same abilities as a woman once called ‘Hill of Crosses’. A lot of crucifixes jump out of the ground from a considerably wide area, mainly of women, to skewer them. A former woman was able to erase one town on this Hill of Crosses. No. O1EX (Hill of Crosses)
Chlordane is the daughter of an ancient vampire named Nina Claude les-Elizabeth, but we’ll get to her later. She was abandoned when she was very small, and eventually grew up to become the leader of Maha. Many details are unknown (what/who her father was, if she ever met her mother again, if she founded Maha or just joined it, how she began to collect the Books of the Dead, etc.), but we know that she controls a significant power source called the Hill of Crosses. I think it was destroyed eventually.
She defeated Shogun and persuaded him to join Maha. She stole books from Maria, but eventually persuaded her to join. She found an exiled nazi named Fen and brought him to Maha’s base, and he joined. She used a Book of the Dead to revive Morian (and probably Tsukuyomi and Phyrexia) from their magical seals.
Chlordane is basically the antagonist of the series, and is obviously a huge influence on all of the characters.
Okay Rakurai does have canon information but I lost it and I’m writing this up at a very late time of night. My fact-checker fell asleep a while ago so I’m on my own here lol
Anyway! Rakurai is most likely a lesser form of demon. He’s Chlordane’s little assistant, and she used his power along with the Book of the Dead to revive Morian.
Rakurai fell in love with Chlordane, but Chlordane has feelings for Maria. This led him to become distraught, and it’s the secret behind one of the well-known lines of Chinese Dogma.
Keep in mind that Rakurai is the Japanese word for lightning. When it says in the chorus “Lightning has fallen into darkness because you felt love”, it could also be interpreted as “Rakurai has fallen into darkness because you felt love.”
Profile: A person who is the owner of the Book of the Dead and the only one who can perform the darkest ceremony in the world. She understands the origin of the old Aztec temple and later tells Luna that origin. At the Singapore base in Maha, she is called “Queen of the Netherworld.” No.03 Echidna (left eye of the gorgon)
OKAY THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD BECAUSE ECHIDNA IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES AND SHE’S SUPER FUN TO COSPLAY
Echidna manages Maha’s egyptian branch, which is doubtlessly the most violent. She’s the only person in the world capable of doing that dark sacrificial ritual seen in Enkantada, and that’s because she has some kind of ancient knowledge give to her by an aztec god (I think it’s the same one that Phyrexia communes with, but I’m not 100% sure). She shared this knowledge with Maria, and that’s why Maria was able to do it later on.
So Echidna is the one that takes action when Morian shows up at her base and kills Boreru. She sacrifices a prostitute to Morian to appease him, and he accepts. And since a certain character that Echidna is based on has cannibalistic tendencies (and because of the wording in the song), I think that she and Morian both devoured the prostitute’s corpse just afterward.
Anyway, a lot of Echidna’s character takes inspiration from the character of the same name in Greek mythology. Greek!Echidna can become snakelike, which explains Echidna’s tongue. The “left eye” thing is most likely a reference to the Lunar Eye of Horus, which could be a little acknowledgement of the exchange between Masa!Echidna and Maria. @yumekoro-baku mentioned that while there are a handful of goddesses that could represent each eye, for the left eye normally Wadjet (”the green one”) was represented. Wadjet was usually seen as either a snake or a snake headed woman. This just brings back Masa!Echidna’s association with snakes, which is really cool! It would also associate her with action and wrath (which makes sense, considering how violent she is) and would make her a “protector of a ruler” (I’m guessing Boreru). It’s also worth noting that Masa!Echidna is commonly known as “Queen of the Netherworld”, and considering that she takes inspiration from a greek mythological character that kidnaps people from the underworld, that makes a lot of sense, too! It also helps out my thoery that Masa!Echidna kidnaps people and forces them to become prostitutes for Maha.
Chinese Dogma: A large giant who leaves his name on a massacre in Coloumb after about 200 years being tied to Roman troubles long ago. He was restored by Chlorden’s Book of the Dead and Rakurai’s wider technique, and became Chlorden’s man. Lives as Luna’s escort.
Enkantada: Very dangerous. Sa village was eliminated to nothing. Was relocated to Shimpe from the Colomb root base of 200 Sa village. Petition of Night: The sentence you request is an imperious fortune. Mission statements of Maha were originally physically carried out, but the duality is different from Maha.
Literally all he does is ruin everything. He helped topple the Roman Empire, apparently, and then there’s all the murder and possible rape that surfaces when he goes to Echidna’s base. Morian’s a dick.
It’s my understanding that Morian, Phyrexia, and Tsukuyomi are three immortal demons that were sealed away to prevent the end of the world. Apparently, having all of them released at once would trigger the apocalypse or something similar. That just leaves me questioning Chlordane’s motives…
He’s also Maria’s bodyguard.
Chinese Dogma: A girl who made a contract with the ancient god Ometeotl, and became immortal. She was sealed eternally by the pledge of wise men when witches were special emphasized(?), but the seal was solved by Chlordane’s ancient book and is now part of Chlordane’s group.
Profile: She is immortal and is the one person who is said to be `strongest` even in the story of Maha. Her strength is more intense than it looks, and you can call her an artillery fire of ancient God. No, 02 Phyrexia [Dragon Breath]
Her description is pretty self-explanatory. Witch hunters sealed her away, but then she was unsealed by Chlordane and her Book of the Dead (just like her buddy Morian).
Masa has confirmed that she is THE strongest character in Maha’s Story.
Profile: An invulner of invulner sealed in an old isolated island country. Luna’s “Hell Foreign Road Festival” and Rakurai’s magic revived. She only comes to see her eyes and she is going to destiny, she gives death soon. I simultaneously repel all the troubles I absorb. No.08 Tsukuyumi [Clouded Fox]
Okay so Tsukuyomi is a crossover character! She was sealed like the other two immortals, but get this:
She was sealed in an alter by Akari Oborodzuka, the Miku from the Onibi Series. Evidently she founded the clan that Akari was part of.
Tsukuyomi has healing powers. She can absorb diseases, and so many people came to her for help that it drove her crazy. She went berserk and killed hundreds of people, which is why Akari sealed her.
She was revived by Maria, instead of Chlordane, and I think that’s how she initially (if unintentionally) caught Chlordane’s attention.
Profile: An officer who commanded an army who had detained the ancient God with military power alone. Both vampires had the ability to fight equally, but the military ceased annually as the state collapsed. Most officers were executed, but there was no name for this man on that list. Was exiled and has now become an official of the Chinese Government. No. 04 Fen
Chinese Dogma: Official of the Chinese Government, He is Decoy’s main source of funds. Was told to hide in the Coloumb District after he returned with Chlordane and Rakurai. A man who betrays a person without hesitation for the sake of profit.
//*DISCLAIMER* Literally 99% of the writing I do with this guy is headcanons so if you’ve been gathering information about his character from tumblr, buddy, it was most likely me and it’s most likely inaccurate. Don’t ask why I picked such a minor character as my favorite because I have literally no idea//
But seriously, look past his awkwardly-drawn face at the interesting character he is. Fen is a military commander (most likely from germany) and is therefore more involved with the war than the nazi movement.
So efficient a commander was he that an ancient god was captured by his troops. No magic. No powerful seal. For a human in Maha’s Story, this is a pretty big deal.
When his homeland was taken out (either by a supernatural force or just the end of WWII), Fen betrayed his country and his comrades, fleeing and exiling himself to stay alive. All officers of his standing were executed, but Fen left them behind.
Now he’s in China, where the home base of Maha is located (Coloumb District), and is acting as a government official. Thus, Maha basically has the government in its pocket because of him.
I think the reason why Fen caught my attention is because he’s on a whole other level compared to the other human characters. Minagi and Nina levelled a city, Chlordane is changing the whole world, and Fen’s accomplishments are in the same league. It’s fascinating to me! okay i’ll shut up now he’s not that important
Nina Claude les-Elizabeth
Profile: “The first immortal vampire. She died suddenly 100 years ago. She is the first operator of the Hill of Crosses and more user of the prison. Once the ice prongs were shook, it brought about enough damage to make one feel like the world was ending.”
So Nina gave birth to Seryl/Chlordane in the middle of battle. As she was in labor, she was defended by Jeanne. I think she either died or was forzen somehow in her infamous battle against Minagi Yotsuba at the Hill of Crosses, but the timeline is a bit confusing.
She abandoned Chlordane when she was only a baby. Nina left an infant to fend for herself in the middle of a war-torn, post-apocalyptic world with nothing to protect her but a magic book. Girl. Why. There had to be a baby daddy or maybe Jeanne. Don’t put your baby down and then leave while everyone is DYING
Enkantada: Estimated warrior 15 unfortunately (something). An impeccable visit to Kiki. Schooled at La Granciasau, whose ideology was unknown. Has been a member of Maha for fifteen years.
Works under Echidna. He’s basically a medic that helps Maha operate its prostitution and probably helps Echidna with her sacrifices.
She doesn’t have any canon information, but this much we know for certain: She is a prostitute (some think she was from the start, I think Echidna forced her into it) that Echidna kidnapped and abused, then sacrificed to Morian.
Enkantada: Transformed the World Confrontation Conference (something), into a field and it is one of the bottom runners. Lays claim to Enkantada. Farming is not a crime. There is no prolongation, but the crowd also has more interests. Also: Keep in mind that there was an artifact of Maha with the Enkantada.
Alright so Boreru is a very influential drug dealer in the Egyptian city that Echidna’s branch of Maha resides in, and is a very important ally of Maha (supplying them with drugs, paying to use their prostitutes, etc.) Morian kills him in Enkantada, which is what causes Echidna to sacrifice Chimera.
Literally all we know about him is that Fen is paying him to do something and that he’s seen looming creepily of Echidna and Chimera. @shishikusas thinks he might be Chlordane in disguise, which isn’t impossible. It’s worth noting that he wears an Anonymous mask, which references the movie V for Vendetta.
Chinese Dogma: users of the system say he came from a blocked island country. In singapore, Chlordane defeated him and he joined her group. Everybody calls him shogun, but he calls himself Miyamoto when he’s alone.
All I’m gonna say is that I think he’s the “creepy masked man” mentioned in Mentalism Maria. There’s not much to him.
Enti-Suti le Gabriel
Profile: “One of the eight angels and one of the few users of the thunder prison. Her wicked black thunder makes her appear like a demon, but she is indeed an angel. She clashed with Chlordane on the Stairway to heaven.”
She has her own song, Impact Death Entity, but it’s unrelated to Maha’s Story and is actually like hella innocent.
Profile: “She was a guide at the top of Pergol mountain and once brought Dante to heaven. She is famous for stopping advancement of Nina Claude les-Elizabeth’s only wartime battle. Now we have to see Vergilius to meet without anyone knowing were we are.”
What seems to be most important about Beatrice and Enti-Suti is that they are two out of eight angels. I’m guessing that these angels are the protagonists.
Profile: “Head of the Knights of San Marco who served the Ometeotl. To serve Nina to serve the first dragon knight Phyrexia sealed at the time of the wise men, to defend the weak Nina and child born during a battle against the stone blood of gargoyle and petrified but after a long time passed to Chlordane and is rescued.“
Minagi Yotsuba (A.K.A. The Yotsuba Clover)
Profile: "World’s best bounty hunter. It is said that Nina Claude les-Elizabeth had used the Hill of Crosses to erase the city from the very strength of the slaughter of gods or demons in her fight against the Clover. Her blade is called the ‘four leaf blade’.”
She fought and probably killed Nina. I don’t know much else about her, but there’s something about these profiles that kinda bothers me…
The fight between Nina and Minagi was mentioned in Fen’s bio for some reason. Why?? I mean there were two separate battles going on: Miagi vs Nina and Fen vs a diety. Are they related somehow? I don’t know why the connection was made.
However, it does say that “Both vampires had the ability to fight equally,” so I’m guessing that Minagi is a vampire, too.
Chinese Dogma: The soldier who manipulates the ancient god protects the seal of the dead. Turism ’s life was snared within the book of the dead to keep him within the royal family, but he gave a copy of the book of the dead to Chlordane, who had a book of wisdom, and became a subordinate.
I didn’t have space on the post to include his picture, but Anubis is pretty important. Throughout the series, the dead are spoken of. A feast of the dead, dead that are filled with dreams, etc. Anubis is the one that guides the dead to the afterlife, and I think he has some kind of connection to the talk of the dead we hear so much in Maha’s Story. It isn’t confirmed, though,so I’ll talk about that in the theory section down below.
Here is the information about the story that Masa has posted to Twitter, run through the unreliable google translate:
1. [Story of Maha] A great rebellion hit in hell for a long time and the hell’s suppression became difficult God closed the door of the summit of Pergol mountain which continues to heaven. But demons and hell sinners came into a great battle to collide with the archangels to prevent them from going to heaven through the Makai and the human world in order to drop heaven and to involve the human world and the Makai world. It is the view of the world of Maha’s story.
2. 【Maha’s story 2】 After that the devil is frozen with hell with ice prison at the abnormal strength of Makai’s true ancestor. Still, the anger of Makoto is not settled, heading to Puru mountain to drop heaven, where it collides with a guiding person and reconciles at the end of the prolonged battle and the great war is over. And hundreds of years later, the human world has changed the situation. The story begins in Enkantada in the city in Egypt.
Enkantada: Morian kills Boreru. Intimidated and fearing for Maha’s safety, Echidna sacrifices Chimera to him, and successfully appeases the demon. But something in the lyrics suggests that he may have enslaved her after that.
Mentalism Maria: Maria studies the souls of humans through cruel, violent, and taboo experiments and rituals. This is supervised by a Japanese government official. Maria unseals Tsukuyomi, and both of them go with Chlordane to join Maha.
Chinese Dogma: Chlordane and Rakurai unseal Morian and inaugurate him as a member of Maha. Observing the ritual are Maha’s newest members: Maria, Phyrexia, Fen, Decoy, Anubis, and Shogun.
Ergonomic Hero: Not technically part of the series, but it is set in the same universe. 200 years after the events of Chinese Dogma, a member of Maha faces off with a government soldier.
————My Personal Theories————
1. Jack (The Ripper)
Masa has a tendency to use inspiration from real-life criminals when designing his villains. And, since I wrote my senior term theme paper over Jack the Ripper, I was able to make some connections!
Whoever committed the “Jack the Ripper” murders in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888 knew what they were doing. The murderer was able to sift through organs in search of the uterus, and obviously, this would require a great deal of medical skill and know-how. It’s also been theorized that Jack the Ripper had a strong hatred of prostitutes, given that he killed about a dozen of them.
The Jack of Maha’s Story has this medical knowledge, given his years of college study. And given that he’s seen dragging poor Chimera around, I think it’s also likely that he dislikes the prostitutes used by Maha (or perhaps women in general).
So I think it’s very possible that he was based on Jack the Ripper.
2. Fen and Anubis
I think it’s possible that the God captured by Fen was Anubis.
Without Anubis to guide the dead, spirits cannot escape to the afterlife. This could be why Maria was able to experiment on them, and why they have such a strong presence in Maha’s Story.
To me, Anubis’s information suggests that he was trapped within a Book of the Dead (possibly by Fen) and forced to become a subordinate.
3. A fourth immortal
Because of all the mythology appearing in this story, I think it’s plausible that a fourth immortal demon character might exist. That would give the immortals a “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” vibe, which would be very interesting!
Morian = War
Tsukuyomi = Plague
Phyrexia = Death or famine
There are a lot of possibilities for these three, and this is the one that I have the most fun thinking about.
Here it is! Literally everything I know about Maha’s Story! I hope this helped! ^^