Silver Age Seattle
Conceptuals - Wretchedness
Wretchedness is the twin sister of Ravenousness. She is squat, flabby and pale-skinned, with black hair, gray eyes, and pointed teeth. Her voice is little more than a whisper, and she has no odor, but her shadow smells musky and pungent, like the skin of a snake. She does not wear clothes. On a finger of her left hand she wears a ring with a hook attached to it, with which she habitually carves her flesh. The hook is her sigil in the galleries of the other godlings. Her realm is a gray space in which floats a white fog and countless mirrors, which are connected to mirrors in the human world, through which she looks on those who are in despair. The only other inhabitants of her realm are her pet rats.
Wretchedness sometimes acts together with Ravenousness when it is plotting against the elder Conceptuals. She does not say much, and consequently appears brusque. Wretchedness was once declared a goddess by a sect, called the Unforgiven, in what is present day Afghanistan. All empty rooms were proclaimed to be her sacred places. The sect existed for two years until the final member killed himself, having survived all others by seven months.
These two sisters were responsible for extracting the Key to Hell from Guardian’s heart.