The Unspoken is the primary deity of a Sith cult known as the Cult of the Unspoken. It is an entity of the Force which thrives upon chaos. Members of the cult are banded together loosely by their shared desire for power and their mutual blood-lust.
The first human knowledge of the Unspoken was gleaned from the frantic scribblings of Hazrat Malaclys, who later became known as the Mad Prophet. These first fragmentary insights were taken from nightmarish whispers that plagued Hazrat's every waking and dreaming moment, and the only way he could banish the sounds from inside his skull was to commit every word to paper. In a fit of delirium, Hazrat tore the pages of the notebook apart and for many years their location went unknown. Centuries later, scholars managed to piece together some of the text back together and although many men disregarded the writings as the work of a madman, a rare few saw something else.
What was contained in the pages, which would later be bound together to create the book known as The Discordia, would become the text by which followers of the Unspoken lived. Above all else, Hazrat stressed how chaotic and lawless the dark god was. It was a deity whose faith was founded upon the disregard of society and civilization. Hazrat spoke of the blood and souls that the Unspoken demanded, claiming that with every mercilessly evil deed committed it grew stronger and the moment of its ascension into the plane of the living grew nearer. Endeavoring to lay down the foundations of worship for future acolytes of the dark god, Hazrat – guided by the Unspoken – drew up three tenets which they were always to follow.
By following these tenets, the Unspoken would be pleased and greater power would be granted to his disciples. Hazrat also wrote extensively on the Unspoken's fixation with fate, speaking of the near-omnipotent knowledge the deity had of the galaxy's destiny. In spite of this clairvoyance, it is thought that the Unspoken did not readily share its prophecies with Hazrat – if he did, they are indistinguishable from the Mad Prophet's other writings.
Though there is much documentation on the Unspoken's nature, little mention is made of how the dark god manifests physically. The Mad Prophet Hazrat wrote that he saw the Unspoken as a dark and lidless eye, whose pupil was split in two and whose gaze penetrated beyond flesh. Whether or not this was merely a delusion on his part is certainly up for debate. As a spirit of the Dark Side, it may be more logical to assume that it is an amorphous creature composed of shadow and therefore apt to take the shape of whatever it sees most fitting.
Many Names Edit
Though most commonly known as the Unspoken, there are many others by which the dark god has been referred to. These include, but are not limited to:
- He Who Waits Beyond
- The Nameless One
- Dreaded Dark Adonai (or some variant thereof)
- Erratus the Lawless
The Cult of the Unspoken is divided into two sub-sections: those who bear the Mark of Adonai, and those who do not. The Mark of Adonai is a glyph burned into the flesh of those with whom the Unspoken has chosen to communicate directly. They are the chosen few, who have proved themselves worthy of acting as the dark champions of the Unspoken. The mark typically manifests on the back of the individuals left hand and appears as a scar that may burn with searing agony if the Unspoken is displeased.
The Chosen Edit
The Untested Edit
The concept and execution of the Unspoken is drawn from a number of sources. Notably: the Elder Gods of HP Lovecraft, the Baa'li of White Wolf's Vampire the Masquerade, and the Elder God of Crystal Dynamic's Legacy of Kain Series.