An Anarchist only known by the Rainbow Mask (s)he Sports
"That tart's corruption personified. Anyone who controls this much has to
be corrupt! A cutter's got to know when to keep quite and when to speak and
maybe I've spoken too much already but I'll tell you this: When we tear down
all of this she'll be the first pin to fall. To us she's the leader of the
last revolution! After tearing it all down and rebuilding, she faltered. They
say power corrupts, now this babe had infinite power. Just before rebuilding
she was weak and became corrupt at the crucial time. She built the planes to
suit her needs and ways, to shackle the elements and separate the astral from
the ethereal. They should be allowed to run free. She will be toppled! Viva
the new revolution!"
Juston the Symphonic, Harmonium Mover Three
simple berk. She's here to make sure you toe the line! Get it leatherhead? So
if I see you asking anyone else I'll empty your bonebox for you! Once we're
all like her life will be real peachy. What do you say to that?"
Popular Conspiracy Theory of the Dispossessed, a
"Many years ago the 15 most powerful factions banded
together and agreed on not annihilating each other, and concentrating on
getting rid of the rest, so that those 15 would be even more powerful. They
invented the Lady of Pain (or perhaps the Signers were convinced she existed)
to scare away potential rival factions."
Palzari, Unique amongst Signers in that she Claims not
to be the Centre of the Multiverse
"The Lady feeds on the energy of the
entire multiverse. After all, the Outlands are the centre, right? And the
Spire's in the centre of the Outlands, right? And the Cage is at the very
point of the Spire, right? There you go. And that means that she's way too
powerful for anyone to fight. Makes you wonder if she's trapped in the Cage,
or if she's keeping others out."
The Theory behind many an Anarchist Scheme against the
"What about Factol Hashkar? It's said that he's a petitioner who
worships the Lady - thus he ended up in Sigil. If that's true, maybe the
proxies of the Lady are actually petitioners of Sigil, drawn there because of
their devotion to the city. This would mean that Hashkar is one of the Lady's
proxies (and he's influential enough in Sigil to fit the bill). Just because
he's her proxy doesn't necessarily mean he gets his instructions directly from
her. Perhaps, given his devotion to Sigil, he doesn't need instructions to do
the Lady's bidding."
Fi'Pill, a Confused Godsman Student
"It seems the
Lady of Pain doesn't want to be worshipped, as she doesn't want to become a
Power. That's why she flays anyone who prays to her. The thing I don't get is
that if she ain't a deity, then why doesn't she want to become one?"
Eblis, a Tiefling Factotum of the Bleakers
sure, I know what the Lady is - so does everyone else. That's why we're all
here, see? Everyone ends up in the Cage sooner or later. Some get slung in the
Mazes - that's what happens when you make trouble: Solitary confinement
instead of normal imprisonment. What's that? Why are we here? What's why got
to do with anything? Stop looking at me!"
Anarchist Cell, formulating a new Strategy
some 'enlightened' cult of the Lady of Pain grew up on a Prime world? She
wouldn't (or couldn't) travel there and flay them. She might even become a
power if enough bloods worshipped her. Just imagine; you travel to this
distant Prime Plane for some reason and find a city very much like Sigil - not
the Torus shape, but one with the same streets, buildings, etc. But here,
people actually Worship the Lady of Pain. The factions'd be very interested to
learn about this place - the Godsmen would be ecstatic, the Athar would be
irritated, and the Harmonium would just want to shut the berks up! What a
beautiful chance for insurrection!"
Eblis, a Tiefling Factotum of the Bleakers, speaking
from his retreat in Bedlam
"Why have I decided to tell you a again? You
just don't get it, do you? THERE'S NO SUCH WORD AS WHY! How come? I guess I
changed my mind... YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT? I got a new idea, see, and if
those leatherheads in charge find out, I'm done for...
"That's why I'm here, where even the Hardheads
"There. Is. No. Lady.
"How come? I ain't seen her. Ain't anyone else
alive who's seen her, and I've been all over the Cage. I should know... I'll
tell you the rest. Follow me... Hey, didn't we just pass that building a few
J'hed the Dreamer, Signer
"Who's the lady? Simple.
The Lady's the one who's dreaming up all this. Who else would it be? Think it
over, berk. Us Signers are just her version of herselves.So, of course that
means we're the true factions. The others, the Lady just makes up to test
Oax of the Xaositects
"The Chaos Lady Is. All are
trapped. All are free. Do di do. Seen a butterfly recently? Powers eat cheese.
Rules chaos all."