Tinderbox: Fall of the Tran
Monks and ascetics, priests of the past and researchers of forgotten lore. Devoted to eternal existence, Devas are also made rather than born. Unlike the other bloodlines, Devas can come from any Eladric race. After a series of ritual tattoos are applied to the flesh of a supplicant, he or she is encased in a crystal pod and left to incubate. Bathed in pure residuum and waves of psionic energy, the supplicant’s body and mind are both reshaped into a durable vessel remotely linked to all other Deva in existence. Thus a newly-formed Deva already has access to the thoughts, experiences, and recollections of hundreds of its kind currently active, and thousands more who exist as half-formed thoughts and snatches of memory. A Deva who dies has its personality cast into this swirling web, to be drawn into the next supplicant undergoing the change.
Deva are inscrutable amongst the peoples of the Silken Kingdom; some pursue lives of violence and adventure without regard for their safety, while others might live out a hundred years as a simple baker in a small town. As various personalities influence the gestalt, a Deva might suddenly take up a grueling study of arcane magic or martial discipline, or dedicate its existence to vendetta against the family of a creature it has never met in this life. They rarely pursue primal paths, finding it difficult to separate the voices of the spirits from the thousands already whispering inside their heads. Some become unique avengers, however, letting themselves be guided and protected by the spirits of the same personalities they harbor.