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May 10, 2019

The Devout

by AUDiTZ3R0

The Devout are religious zealots who worship Angel-Parent. They believe it can hear their thoughts and know their desires. They believe their social level will be increased if they are “faithful” to the edicts of Angel-Parent. They’re constantly looking for the transgressions of others so they can report them, believing this will bring them favor.

The Devout are Watching

Members often congregate at Community Education Centers, treating the areas as sacred spaces. Unlike some old religions, they do not actively attempt to recruit “followers”. Members join specifically with their own self-interest as their only motivation. They’re not at all interested in spreading a message or helping anyone find “redemption”.

The purpose of meeting is to provide a semi-public confession of the wrongdoings they have witnessed. The lowest value confession is a verbal recount of what they have seen. They stand before the other members and provide details of any affronts to Angel-Parent and the names of those they have caught.

The more valued confessions, however, are vidcap of incidents. Many have implants that can record everything they see. Others carry mobile recording devices and are ready at any moment to capture reportable actions. Daily they sit together and watch the most graphic and sordid moments in the lives of their neighbors.

They have no concerns about privacy. Nobody can hide from the eyes of Angel-Parent, and they just happen to consider themselves eyes. They will often go to extreme lengths to spy on non-devout and especially each other. The highest valued confessions are those that expose their own members.

There is evidence that Angel-Parent does, in fact, use some of the confessions to help locate possible outcasts, but we don’t know if the confessions actually improve the social scores of the Devout or harm the scores of those who are the targets of the confessions.

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