Sunday, 3 July 2016

Citizens of Chirica - Tzanira

Somewhere within Chirica's dizzying and infinite sewers is the ornate court of Tzanira, a gorgon of unnatural powers, whose gaze brings slow rot rather than swift petrification, and whose followers flock to be seen by her, seeing in her putrefying powers a mirror of the city itself, or perhaps its prime mover – or, contrastingly, an ideology of change and transformation in the face of stasis. Cruel and ineffable, she encourages her own cult and the spread of all disease in the city, consuming it slowly from below, surrounded by the leprous and the cancerous, her own smooth physical perfection in contrast to her oozing courtiers. Her agents spread foulness in her name, and she dreams of a city transformed from cold stone to warm, organic rot.