Blood and Silver
Location: The Umbra
Malfeas is one of the thirteen near realms in the Umbra. But that is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this realm. In short, for the shapeshifters, it is Hell itself. Malfeas is the Nexus of the Wyrm’s power in the Umbra (which is why it is also referred to as the Shenti of Entropy by Chakravanti mages). Formed from a tangle in the Pattern Web, this is the knot that the Weaver wove around the Wyrm in order to contain the force of entropy. The result is something worse than the most twisted serial killers highest fevered fantasy come to life. Malfeas is a labyrinth the size of a continent, divided into so many realms that even the Maeljin Incarnate who rule this insane place don’t know them all. Unfathomable networks of corridors lead to landfills, torture chambers, extermination camps, disease-ridden slums, and of course the very lairs of the Incarnae themselves. With millions of inhabitants, there is no shortness in numbers for a torture or victim intending on violating anything in its path. Some subtle, others brutishly straight forward. Here is the pinnacle of all spiritual corruption gathering in a sickeningly super saturated congealment. Malfeas is ruled by the Maelijin Incarnae, monster lords that represent different aspects of the Wyrm. They continually fight among themselves for dominance, of course this only creates more chaos and degeneration, —which of course is what the Wyrm wants and needs to grow stronger. There are someTheurges who calm that Malfeas was a realm situated in the Deep Umbra, at the very heart of the Wyrm’s domain itself. This theory is disputed, with others arguing that no realm could exist so long that close to the very force of of destruction and entropy. The truth, it seems, lies somewhere in the middle. Many gates to Malfeas take the form of Anchorheads, not unlike other portals in the Deep Umbra. And yet, somehow it seems to those who’ve dared quest for the realm, that Malfeas is closer than it should be. If once in the Deep Umbra and now in the Near Realms, the conclusion that one can draw isn’t a pleasant one: Malfeas might be poised to spill into the physical realm – Making a literal Hell on Earth.