Sigilo Carrasco

I was born in the backroom of a Vodacce brothel. My father was a Castillen priest who had succumb to temptation and shortly after my birth my mother turned me over to the Church. I was shipped to Castille and raised in the shadow of Verdugo’s Inquisition. My mentor knew that one day the Hierophant would die and chaos would consume the Church for years afterwards. In that time, Verdugo had a grand plan to reform the church and prepare the flock for the end of days. I was to be a key part of his plan, a loyal servant tasked to hunting down rebellious factions that would surely arise in the wake of the reform.

I was educated in my native Castille and sent to train in my mother’s home of Vodacce. Soon I took my vows and was sent out into the world to track down rogue elements within the faith. The most concerning being the Invisible College, a group of troublemakers trying to overthrow the Inquisition and keep the Church blind to the inevitable future. The time for learning was past, we must prepare for war and these Collegers would stop at nothing to ensure the Church was far from prepared.

I spent years fruitlessly tracking the Invisible College. Whenever I drew close they would vanish like ghosts in the night. Finally, I found a place to strike. A ship, The Illuminator, that delivered messages for the Church, was secretly working with the College. I slipped in one night to confront the crew… Only to find them already awaiting my arrival.

The Illuminator’s crew showed me things that Inquisition had kept secret from me. My mother never turned me out, the Church stole me to keep my father’s sin a secret. My father wasn’t a simple wayward priest, but a high ranking member of the Church with a long history of adulteress behavior. They even had theories that the Inquisition was responsible for the Hierophant’s death. Then they told me what the College truly represented. They weren’t a rebellion seeking to doom the Church, they were the true curators of the Church’s vision. It was Verdugo’s Inquisition that rebelled.

I was to return to Castille at once to confront Verdugo about his years of lies but the Illuminator convinced me otherwise. By remaining true to the Inquistion I could be a powerful ally for the College. They wanted me to feed lies back to the Church to help protect the College. I knew that too many dead ends and failures would expose me and convinced them to, on occasion, give up some of the College’s secrets. When my information led to the first confirmed, but long abandoned, College safe-house my position was secured.

Now I work for the College and serve on-board the Illuminator. The Inquisition believes I’m tracking church messages and feeding them anything suspicious. Questions of my own burn within me though. Who is my mother? Does she even know I’m still alive? Could I save her? And what of my father? What position does he hold? Is he an ally or a foe? When will I have my chance to punish Verdugo for keeping me mentally captive? Who was responsible for the Hierophant’s death? How can I bring them to justice? What will it take to tear down the Inquisition? Can I save the Church? But more than any of that, why has God done this to me? What is my purpose? I only hope the Illuminator will lend me some of it’s light.


 

“Wake Me Up” by The Postmodern JukeboxLiteral Translation“Wake Me Up” by AviciiSigilo’s Meaning
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Estoy sintiendo mi camino a través de la oscuridadI’m feeling my way through the darknessFeeling my way through the darknessIn a lot of ways Sigilo feels like he’s lost his way. His faith has been shattered and broken, leaving him “in the dark”.
Guiada por mi corazónGuided by my heartGuided by a beating heartWhile Sigilo was once guided by his faith he’s now guided only by his own heart.
No sé decir donde del viaje va a terminarI can not say where the journey will endI can’t tell where the journey will endThere is a conflict in Sigilo’s future. Either the Inquisition will find him out or he’ll confront Verdugo. He doesn’t know what will happen in the end though.
Pero sé por donde empezarBut I know where to startBut I know where to startThe Invisible College showed him aspects of his own faith he had never known. They took the change to show him the truth and he knows they are the truest allies he’s ever known.
Me dicen que soy demasiado joven para entenderI say I’m too young to understandThey tell me I’m too young to understandSigilo is young, only 19-20 years old. His faith guides so much of his life and he’s often told he’s blind to the real world.
Que estoy atrapada en un sueñoI’m trapped in a dreamThey say I’m caught up in a dreamWith both his steadfast faith and his dream of seeing the Invisible College restore the church there are always people telling him he’s dreaming.
Buena la vida me pasará si no abro los ojosGood life if I will not open my eyesWell life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyesAgain, there are some that are convinced that Sigilo isn’t really living. He’s too resolute in his faith that he refuses to see the day to day.
Bueno por mí está bienWell for me it’s okayWell that’s fine by meExcept Sigilo truely believes. In both his faith and his dreams. He’s perfectly content missing the day to day if he can see his dreams brought to life.
Yo intenté llevar el peso del mundoI tried to carry the weight of the worldI tried carrying the weight of the worldThe Inquisition has fed him a mantra of his place in the church since he was a child. He believed he would be the one to lead the way for the Church’s future.
Pero solo tengo dos manosBut I have both hands aloneBut I only have two handsBeing floored by the realization that his whole life has been a lie was a big wake up call. Once a loner, Sigilo now sees the power in having friends.
Deseo tener la oportunidad de viajar por el mundoI wish I had the opportunity to travel the worldHope I get the chance to travel the worldWith a new life of options in front of him Sigilo would love to bring the real message of the Church out into the world.
Pero yo no tengo planesBut I don’t have any plansBut for now he knows he has to deal with his own past before he can secure the future.
Deseo poder quedarme así de joven para siempreI wish I could stay like this forever youngWish that I could stay forever this youngSigilo has a sinking feeling that his energy and ambition aren’t something he’ll have forever.
No temo cerrar los ojosNot afraid to close my eyesNot afraid to close my eyesHe’s seen the corruption in the Church by men and women afraid to dream and is worried about becoming one of them.
La vida es un juego hecho para todosLife’s a game made for everyoneLife’s a game made for everyoneThis isn’t something Sigilo is aware of yet, but in the back of his mind he’s starting to feel that life is a toy of God.
Y el amor es el premioAnd love is the prizeAnd love is the prizeAnd that if one does well, and plays God’s game, that in the end they can foster love in the world.
Despiértame cuando todo haya terminadoWake me when it’s overSo wake me up when it’s all overSigilo has commited himself to “sleeping” and “dreaming” until he can see his Church restored.
Cuando sea mayor y más sabiaWhen I get older and wiserWhen I’m wiser and I’m olderBut he recognizes he has a lot to learn and this isn’t a goal he can accomplish in a few short years. This is is life now.
Todo este tiempo he estado encontrándome a mí mismaAll this time I’ve been finding myself myselfAll this time I was finding myselfHe was sure of his place up until recently, he didn’t know how much he had actually been growing.
Y no sabia que me perdíAnd I did not know I missedAnd I didn’t know I was lostThis is the most true statement Sigilo has ever had. He found himself in the Invisible College, but he didn’t even realize he was lost in the Inquisition.
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