The Era of Foul Darkness
The Queen of the Eternal Masque and the Bishops of Grotesqueries
It is said that the Queen of the Eternal Masque came to what would become known as Churn over three hundred years ago with her Bishops of Grotesqueries. At this time, the city before was a bastion of human rebellion against the Foul Lords. Yet, as powerful as the Golem Armors of Man were in their gleaming white and golds, they were not able to stop the power of the Foul Lady and her Horde. Eventually, the city's defenses fell and those who still dared to stand against the Queen were led directly to her and executed by her own hands.
In honor of the new ruler, the Bascilia of Falling Miasma was forged in the center of the city. The first seeds of painfruit were passed out to the newly appointed serfs by the Queen herself, and the Bishops of Grotesqueries took up their positions as being the voice and will of the Queen of the Eternal Masque.
The fearsome Bishops of Grotesqueries are the first line of enforcement of the will of the Queen of the Eternal Masque. They speak her words, and only her words. At one moment, they may seem like mindless automatons. The next moment, cunning hunters and monstrous murder machines that strip the flesh from their quarry and devour it whole.