Queen of Pain

Queen of Pain
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According to folklore the Queen of Pain is a vast animin power or godling who has captured several of the most sadistic and evil sophonts in the Terragen Sphere and punishes them in a hell of her own devising. There she keeps them alive and conscious indefinitely while feeding upon their suffering.

Queen of Pain (early days)
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The Queen of Pain - Early Days

The Queen of Pain is associated in mythology with the secret ultratech sect or society known as the Collectors.

Queen of Pain landscape
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In the realm of the Queen

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Development Notes
Text by Darren Ryding
Initially published on 17 November 2003.

Fiction featuring the Queen of Pain

Yes Jolonah there is a Hell


One Sick Puppy

The Devoted Follower (one of the stories in the Orion's Arm Novella Collection, Against a Diamond Sky