The story in Daemon
The Magisterium held you and everybody else in its iron grasp for so long that even now a dance or a light touch still seems bold. But they all tell you that things are changing. A wave of festivities and a sense of freedom is sweeping the world which is loosening up the straining bands of self-control and physical distance. However, you have only just started to live in this new world and nothing has really changed yet.
One of the core Magisterium’s beliefs was the concept of Dust, which they believed to be sin. For ages, it has been strictly forbidden to even talk about Dust, which is why so few people even heard of it. Of course, we are not talking about your everyday “dust” that swirls around in your house. Instead, Dust is a certain particle that is only observable through specialized instruments.
Generally, Dust particles seem uninterested in clinging to children. However, when a child (in the words of the Magisterium!) “loses their innocence” around puberty, Dust starts to latch on to a young person’s body.
This is also the time when the Daemon settles into its final animal form. Before this, the Daemon can change to any animal form it wants.
The Magisterium linked Dust to Original Sin and took many different measures, including deadly ones, to “protect” children from this loss of innocence. But new ideas have arisen. Dust seems… sentient. Like it has a mind of its own and is attracted, and connected to, awareness and consciousness.
And at the core of the confusion of the new world order, exciting new perspectives arise: What else was the Magisterium wrong or lying about?
Why do we have Daemons when people from other worlds don’t? What are Daemons really? Are they our souls – or something completely different? What is the state of the human soul without representatives of a divine power to tell about it? Can you separate yourself from your Daemon? And what does Dust have to do with any of it?