“The one true master of Marrow. The fabricator of agony. He sees all, and all who have seen him know the true anguish he embodies.”
- - Unknown
Khivarinkthaurix (Khaûr: , Ender of all Cycles), known commonly as Khi’voranix (Zalax Common: Lord of Aberration) is the Essential God of Aberric Energy and the personification of Marrow’s desire to force all of existence to merge with the realm and bring ruin upon those that resist - the birth of Marrow leading to Khi’voranix’s creation. Since the Valkar first attacked Marrow, Khi’voranix has tormented the galaxy of Eupherion, desiring to control the galaxy and merge it with Marrow. Khi’voranix has historically been feared by all that know of his existence, serving as the boogeyman of Eupherion and the source of various fictional works circling around his power and desires. Khi’voranix has only directly manifested in Axiom twice - once at the end of the Valkar, where Khi’voranix eradicated the entire sapient population of Eupherion through either directly killing them or dragging them into and forcing them to merge with Marrow, and the second following the end of the Zalax Forebearers, provoked into manifesting and giving the Zalax a similar treatment to the Valkar though leaving most salient alive. A vast, incomprehensible god of power, the mere existence of Khi’voranix is of such esoteric nature that the very mention of the name Khivarinkthaurix strikes terror in the religious and causes the stoic to shift uncomfortably. For hundreds of millions of years, Khi’voranix has vigorously terrorized the Eupherion Galaxy, finding enjoyment in the tampering of life and the manipulation of the political scheme of the galaxy. Khi’voranix is viewed with polarizing opinions by all - with Khi’voranix representing the spheres of mutation, disease, madness, destruction, and tyranny by those that revile him in their religions. At the same time, his cultists believe that Khi’voranix is a representation of the spheres of power, knowledge, reincarnation, and rebirth through purging - Khi’voranix harvesting of souls is viewed as one more step towards immortality, and cultists happily surrender their souls to be used as a component for the Ozax, the final step to immortality.
HistoryEditThe creation of Khi’voranix is entirely unknown. A personification of Marrow and Aberric Energy, it’s believe Khi’voranix came into existence as a sapient remainder of the energies that birthed Marrow. Khi’voranix’s age has no true meaning - birthed from multiple dimensions of time, Khi’voranix has existed in the past, future, and all timelines in between, making him a truly eternal entity. Khi’voranix is an entity whose past actions are entirely unknown, though the sheer size of Marrow and the evidence of past non-Ozax civilization in Marrow indicate that Khi’voranix was involved directly or indirectly in the destruction and assimilation of multiple timelines and alternate realities in the past. Why Khi’voranix stays secluded in Marrow is unknown, though ozaxologists that know of his existence often theorize that, as Khi’voranix is an exceedingly powerful Chaos Monster, does not manifest due to his preference over absorbing than destroying, as directly transporting himself to a 3D reality would cause that reality to rip asunder. The first instances of Khi’voranix’s influence within the Eupherion Galaxy came as a result of the Valkar - using their outpost of the galaxy the Valkar opened a tear in space-time as a portal to Marrow, causing a vast amount of Aberric Energy to flood the galaxy and its surrounding space and alerting Khi’voranix to the galaxy, resulting in the destruction of the Valkar. Khi’voranix held an interest in the galaxy, viewing it in a light similar to a sandbox of his own, though he still desires to absorb it into Marrow when the time comes. Khi’voranix often interacted with the greatest of his followers and experimented with powers not native to Marrow - resulting in the destruction of Eupherion multiple times over, and leading to the creation of entities such as Koth’tallaz and Ifarian. It is theorized that his corrupting influence led to the emergence of the Rot, and it is because of the Rot and the Ozax that his name is feared among those that know of his past and his deeds - the very name is cursed and reviled in the Karkyx Band, and the very mention of the name Khivarinkthaurix in the Altanar Consecration is enough to justify a death sentence in their society.
Khi’voranix was particularly notable in the Valkar Shard. An entity whose malevolence and hunger led to the downfall of multiple planes of reality. Even for the Valkar, Khi’voranix’s name was cursed and hated - Khi’voranix was long feared and given the name of Khivarinkthaurix, a name meaning Ender of all Cycles - in Valkar “religion”, Khi’voranix was responsible for ending the cycle of life entirely and annihilating entire universes, allowing younger universes to rise and form. While the Valkar no longer exist, or at least are nearly as widespread as they once were, the Valkar Runic symbol they gave for Khi’voranix is still associated with the Heirax and the Essential God himself. The name of Khivarinkthaurix had given rise to many other terms for him - Khivarinkthaurix became corrupted into Khi’voranix by the Zalax, meaning Lord of Aberration in regards to his dominion over Marrow and Aberric Energy, and the madness and mutations of those associated with him. Khi’voranix is known by such names as the Rat King, the Endless Mists, and the Locust God - all references to the unorthodox and more mysterious ways he manifests. The more mysterious names he has - Horrid Truth, Faceted One, and the Swarm Behind the Gate are all of extrauniversal origin, showing that his worship isn’t just limited to one plane and his manifestations do differ considerably. These manifestations have been documented as maddening epiphanies - Khi’voranix manifesting in the mortal’s mind, “enlightening” said individual to the sheer insignificant it presents, to a 4th dimensional entity in a 3rd dimensional world, often called “the faceted one”. Nevertheless, Khi’voranix is still the same destructive entity in all appearances, only merely manifesting in different ways. Khi’voranix is known to have some sort of familiarity, or at least restraint, with some of the Xhodocto’s servants and worshippers throughout time - beings such as Orsik Corvosa are known to possess certain Aberric Energy powers, and require little protection from Marrow as it is.
Thought of as a charming entity when manifested as a simple being, or a mindless abomination bent on reducing everything to ash, Khi’voranix’s true “personality” is unknown, and likely incomprehensible. To Khi’voranix, the entire broad range of emotions that all feel is an exceedingly simple game of tic-tac-toe, and as such he is capable of being an extremely charming and convincing entity. Khi’voranix’s mind is of such a scope that none - short of other Essential Gods and beings greater than he is - are capable of outsmarting and manipulating the entity. Khi’voranix’s actions, in one way or another, are all part of a plan that would benefit him somehow. Khi’voranix exists across a spectrum of timelines, and as such he sees many thousands of possible outcomes at any given moment. Khi’voranix holds an immense disdain for mortality and an even greater hatred for those that resist the transition into Marrow - though Khi’voranix genuinely cares about his servants, and while he will not avenge them, becomes greatly enraged whenever one perishes. This care extends all the way to the Ka-Chaska Stone, which Khi’voranix had fashioned out of Marrow himself to give to his favorite servant. Khi’voranix, to the lesser beings and mortals, isn’t always one entity. Khi’voranix has taken the form of a rather polite sapient being, whose silvered words can manipulate entire civilizations, and whose polite demeanor masks a near infinitely deep disdain for mortality. He has taken the form of a great and enormous mist, who speaks “without speaking”, inflicting fear in the bravest of hearts. And most notably, a galaxy wide collection of disembodied eyes, visible from everywhere at once in the Eupherion Galaxy, with a voice that shakes the very foundations of reality and a malevolence and desire to reduce the galaxy to ash and empty screams. Though, in actuality, all of this is connected to a single entity whose mind and personality is as alien and incomprehensible as the rest of his being. Though, while being immensely powerful, he fears only one being - his “master” and “creator”, the Xhodocto he and the Heirax are bound to - Angazhar. It is Angazhar’s words he shrinks from, and it is Angazhar that he alone will bow to, and Khi’voranix bows to nothing else.
Khi’voranix’s true form is entirely incomprehensible- being an 8th dimensional being, the form he takes cannot be comprehended by anyone beneath said dimensions. His common depiction among cults is as the Expanse- a humanoid made out of the void of space, lit by the green lights of a nebula and with 4 glowing green eyes, surrounded by a swirling mass of green and black Aberric Energy. Khi’voranix chooses to manifest in rather unorthodox forms when he desires to appear - an endless green mist, a swarm of insects, and a horde of rats that speak with one voice are all manifestations of Khi’voranix. Khi’voranix can also choose to manifest through one of his own servants, leading to the servant having green, crackling skin, surrounded by a light green mist and green fire burning its way across the cracks in its skin. Khi’voranix speaks with his own voice through his servants, described as a never-ending wail of souls condemned to wander Marrow for the rest of eternity. In the extremely rare event Khi’voranix appears in person, he takes the appearance of a faceless humanoid clad in a cloak, which “speaks without a voice”. The two times Khi’voranix manifested in the Gigaquadrant during the fall of the Zalax and the Valkar, he took the form of a galaxy spanning mass of black octopus-like eyes surrounded by tendrils, with blood filling the eyes. Khi’voranix is often depicted among the Heirax and Heirax cultists as a particularly large and well-ornamented Heirax humanoid, and it is this form that he takes to interact with the Ozax and the Heirax within lesser dimensions. The very nature of Khi’voranix means that all Aberric Energy - including Psia - are all parts of his being, and as such Khi’voranix is of such eldritch nature that he can be interpreted as a multiversal entity who’s present in multiple timelines and realities at once, though of course all of these manifestations are all an infinitesimal part of a far greater whole.
Khi’voranix is a being of such pure power and strength that nothing - save other Chaos Monsters - can challenge him. His very being is capable of shattering entire planes of reality, and his power is a threat of universal to multiversal proportions. Khi’voranix is a being that, uniquely, lies within thousands of timelines and alternate realities and dimensions at once - there is only one true Khi’voranix, and all manifestations of him are simply an infinitesimally small portion of a far, far greater entity. Khi’voranix is the ultimate master of all Aberric Energy - all users, including Koth’tallaz to a lesser degree, inevitably bend their will and mind to that of Khi’voranix. The madness and whispers that all users of Aberric Energy experience is the voice of Khi’voranix, telling them to let loose and drown the universe in their power. Khi’voranix sees multiple hundreds of potential timelines all at once, and thus his actions are all for one greater plan that he knows will ultimately prove beneficial in the end. Khi’voranix is - unless done so by a greater Chaos Monster or Essential God such as Anzilanarus or a Xhodocto - incapable of being destroyed, and as such nothing short of said individuals are capable of intimidating the god. Khi’voranix’s very mind is a corrupting and destructive power. It is his desire to spread his influence and bring all under Marrow’s influence that the Rot of Aberric Energy came into being - environments and planets heavily laden with Rot will often have an eternally present low hum, the remnants of Khi’voranix’s mind which have corrupted the environment. Khi’voranix is capable of possessing individuals, as well as Descending them with various amounts of Aberric Energy - those with the blessing of Khi’voranix himself are often threats of galactic proportions. Due to the unique existence of Khi’voranix, he is notably capable of driving lesser beings insane with his presence - oftentimes, gazing upon his form causes eyes to bleed and individuals to go mad.
- Angazhar - King of the nameless dimensions.
- Ifarian - Manipulate these political puppet strings. You were never bound by any laws of men, they were bound to you.
- Khargorax - Your hate and anger is no longer yours to bear, your body no longer yours to command.
- Vinsaxnoa - The desire to dominate is the purest desire. Accept the Emerald Light, accept my Truth, and take your new shape. Rend their heirarchy apart, you are the strongest. You deserve to rule.
- Orthi-vi-ak - You have been blessed with power. See the truth I offer and know peace.
- Koth'tallaz - Walk along two worlds, the divide widens. Your nature will rip you apart, this entity need not act.
- Arinalirur - You have fought for so long. Earn your rest, and join Marrow. Know the peace you have denied yourself.
- The Shard Being - I sit upon my throne betwixt the edifice of creation and destruction; my thousand heads scream beneath the barriers of the In Between, my fingers dance along the paths set by the ones that are all. My power is supreme, you were an illogicality. I shatter you across the edges of reality to be touched by my thousand hands; together, we scream that emerald chorus of Marrow.
“An unnecessary evil or an unnecessary good in our universe, only time shall tell what his or her intentions really are and what you are. We may be linked to your realm, or a part of it, but we still can't comprehend nor understand you.”
“He is a force of nature, in the same way as gravity, or the force that holds atoms together. He is as intangible, as encompassing, and especially as fundamental as the forces that hold our universe together. Whatever we see of him, is only an infinitesimal shard of a force of nature, and to gaze upon its form is to drive oneself to madness.”
- - Khargorax
“We decreed ourselves to his insidious nature, giving our freedom for his unforgiving eyes. We gained, but we lost ourselves into servitude under a realm and king that would rather see us as rotting dust. And so, when we rebelled, declared ourselves free of the servitude against his might and fled, he brought a sick kind of allowance of this, but at a horrid cost to our very existences. Now, my sister and I, and the humble flock that followed, build our own empire atop those who are willing to deem us their queens, so that when we look out across the void to our home and see him, we will be assured that we are creating a dagger to strike into Marrow’s ephemeral planes and drive him screaming from our home. I pity what will become of us, my kin, both loyal and defiant of the rotting lord. But it must be done, for the sake of all the Gigaquadrant, it must be accomplished so that our very material world is not warped ito another rotting land within the dead realm’s chains.”
- - Pyna, Jantok Queen of the Tome
“The power we feel within this being of pure... Abberic energy... is of magnificent magnitudes. This being of pure Divine sends shivers down the spines of even me, and I Lord Ardius of The Adresaas, fear no man.. but this thing, it scares me. With such power surely corsing through its veins, no man woman or child dare anger this god. We dare not go to the galaxy it originates from as we know of its evils kept within its own person. Our Republic, even though thousands of lightyears away are at its unforgiving mercy. we hope that our Territories are not impeded on and found in the grasps of such a devilish being.”