It ain’t apparent where this blood first surfaced, nor if he’s deliberately parodying the Signers with their philosophy. Well, whatever it started out as, it’s become a deadly serious business now. Most Prime worlds have a story of some quaint old carpenter or painter who wanted something so bad that one of his creations came to life. That’s probably where the wizard Nolzur got the idea for his magical pigments the Sensates are always so willing to pay good jink for.
Anyway, Trovik Negatus has a rather different knack. He’s discovered that he can do just the reverse: Think hard enough about something and it just vanishes! According to cutters close to him, this ability works just like that the Signers have for ‘imagining’ things — he can’t do it all that often (thankfully!) and the more complex the object, the harder it is for him to just will it away. It’s also lucky that Trovik’s a subscriber to the Doomguard notion that entropy’s right on course, so he ain’t particularly keen to speed it along with his powers. Though, of course, he ain’t averse to a bit of garnish to send something away that a paying customer doesn’t want it cluttering up his particular part of the Multiverse.
Nobody really knows what happens to the items which get lost in this way. It’s been suggested they’re annihilated as if hit by a disintegrate spell, or maybe they’re shunted into the Thuldanian junkyards in Acheron. Trovik himself fancies himself as an ‘entropic conjurer’, in that he sends things away rather than summoning them to himself. Along those lines, he’s devised a number of spells which do just that, and he’s created a set of pigments which work in just the opposite way to Nolzur’s (funnily enough, the Sensates ain’t interested in ’em!)
(Planar githyanki wizard [he/him] / Doomguard / NE)
To many of the Doomguard’s factioneers, this githyanki is better known by the name of “the Sign of Zero”. Despite appearances, he isn’t parodying the Signers with his take on faction philosophy — at least, not deliberately. Trovik is actually a failed member of the Sign of One. Originally thought to have a lot of promise, he left the Signers when he found out that he was only capable of doing the reverse of their beliefs. Once the Doomguard heard about this blood’s talents, they quickly recruited him. Fortunately for the multiverse at large, Trovik subscribes to the beliefs of the Sinker fraction, and hasn’t yet tried to teach his ability to anyone else… yet. However, he isn’t adverse to a bit of garnish to send something away that a paying customer doesn’t want cluttering up his particular part of the Multiverse.
Nobody really knows what happens to the items that get lost in this way. It’s been suggested they’re annihilated as if hit by a disintegrate spell, or maybe they’re shunted into the Thuldanian junkyards in Acheron. Trovik is a highly valued, and protected, member of the faction. It’s said that Pentar is spending quite a bit of time talking with this gith. The most likely goal of these talks is that the Factol wants Trovik to try to think the next Great Modron March out of existence.
Sources: Jon Winter-Holt and Ken Lipka