The Absolute Ruler
“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them ”

Also Known As: Lord of Paradise, The Unnamed, Master of All (by his followers), The Sword Storm, The Lord of The Ring

Symbols: a slave collar, shackles, a longsword sans cross guard, a plain ring made from sword iron

Morality: Lawful Evil

Texsomalus is the Infernal Lord of Paradise, a hostile hellscape sphere covered in tearing windstorms. Two rings, one of fire and one of water, orbit over the realm, intersecting at regular intervals. These intersections cover the world in boiling storms of steam that scorch, rip and tear. Above Paradise are a series of moons made of enormous, eternally petrifying plants; these Corpse Moons are constantly leaking a form of naphtha that rains down upon the world. Often the naptha will intersect with the ring of fire, striking the world with oil based firestorms. Walking the world in perfect, never colliding patterns are the various works of Texsomalus; iron machines all built in effigy to him. These creations range in size from smaller than a housecat to larger than mountains, and are built to resemble The Absolute Ruler, constantly walking across the world. Dotting the surface of Paradise are enormous cylindrical bunkers, these Vaults house the weapons of Texsomalus; endless amounts of perfectly forged longswords, all built to precisely the same specifications. Texsomalus’s home base within the hellscape has yet to be found; none know where The Absolute Ruler dwells within Paradise.

Texsomalus is a great iron humanoid. He possesses a pot belly furnace in his lower body; these fires burn with the heat of suns and illuminate any area he deigns to inhabit. He has two sets of spindly arms that are covered in long arching blades, his hands ending in metal claws. The Absolute Ruler’s face is simple, smooth metal, interrupted by two erratic tears in the iron where the light of his eyes burn from. His mouth is a simple seam when closed but rapidly expands into a drain of whirling metal and gears when speaking. Atop his head is a mess of twisted and shaking steel rebar, a stand in for hair.

Texsomalus forbids anyone from speaking his name, seeking out and destroying anyone who dares disobey this law. Most in Foo, if they ever need to refer to Texsomalus, call him by one of his pseudonyms, usually The Unnamed or The Lord of The Ring if they are not among The Absolute Ruler’s followers.

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