The Jeweled Auditor
page 101 Games of Divinity
Description: Gumela is an ancient’s seventh soul, a man dressed in thousands of silver and golden threads. One of each thread dangles toward the earth, weighted with a sapphire or an emerald. The other ends curl about his neck or shoulders and disappear beneath the hanging filaments, knotting in the center of his hollow chest before emerging around his hips to form his skirts. His feet, sometimes momentarily visible as he walks, usually human. On a few occasions, when the ground offers no firm footing, watchers instead see foot-shaped tangles of multicolored thread, each toe a six-inch tendril indeseeking the best anchor.
Sorcerers call Gumela to unravel mysteries or to break the morale of their enemies. The sweet scent of Gumela’s breath provokes outbursts of truth and passion in the mortals around him. Thoughts become words, hidden desires become public, and secrets become shouts.
“His breath is sweet”
“Morale falls before him”
“His is the passion”
“Thoughts become words, desires become reality, secrets become shouts”