About Red Lotus -
Red Lotus, a religious sect with roots in the underworld of Ord Cantrell, has a fascinating history that spans across the galaxy. The organization’s beginnings can be traced back to the influx of Kiffar refugees and their spiritualism, which brought with it the red lotus flower. The flower, traditionally used in religious ceremonies for its mildly psychoactive properties, was regarded as a manifestation of perfection when one found balance within the flow of the universe. However, in the new Kiffar colonies on Ord Cantrell, its use was quickly abused and used as a means of control.
Various gangs tried to seize the market on the flower, and its subsequent drug form called Red Spice. This concoction involved enhancing the natural plant’s properties with ryll and producing a compound that was more akin to a narcotic. The gangs that perfected this process eventually merged, resulting in the overarching moniker of Red Lotus. The organization grew large enough to gain the attention of affluent members of the planet’s elite, resulting in a shift from one of greed to allegiance to Clan Chatillon.
Under the leadership of the Dominess, Red Lotus underwent a significant transformation. While the organization’s heinous acts of violence diminished, its influence spread across the Outer Rim through the sale of Red Spice. The gang’s religious influence also grew under new leadership, with rumors suggesting the Dominess received boons from the Spirits.
Today, Red Lotus is a prominent religious sect with members across the galaxy. Its followers believe that the red lotus flower is a sacred symbol of the universe’s balance and that its psychoactive properties can help them commune with the Spirits. While the sect has left behind its violent past, it remains a controversial group due to the use and distribution of Red Spice. Despite this, Red Lotus continues to grow, drawing in new followers with its unique blend of spirituality and tradition.
Harmonia de Chatillon, born Year 0, was the second daughter born to Ajax and Diane de Chatillon, both prominent members of the de Chatillon clan. From the time that she could walk and talk, she had it in her mind that she was the head of the household, and that everything in it was hers. In fact, her parents to this day swear that the first words to come out of her mouth were “No, mine!”. As she got a little older, she would try to order the households servants to get her sweets and items that were either out of her reach, or that she knew she wasn’t supposed to have, when she was not following her sister Danae around, annoying her as little sisters often do.
Harmonia’s early education focused on both survival and hunting skills, as well as the tools needed to run an estate. Her father, though allowing his youngest daughter to get away with much while on the estate, much to the dismay of her mother, was a strict taskmaster when out in the field. He expected perfection from her, and was not one to suffer too many mistakes when the skills he was passing on could be the difference between life and death. Though she felt like she was excelling in all tasks that her father set before her, it was never quite good enough for him, and he would constantly compare her to her sister. Every time that she felt that she had surpassed his expectations, she would be reminded that Danae had completed it faster, had been more quiet or had hunted a larger beast. From an early age, she had come to see her older sister as a rival for her father praise, and this would only spur her on later in life.
Her mother was in charge of her tutelage of all other matters, and where she herself lacked, hired only the finest tutors for Harmonia. She also instilled an appreciation for the arts in her youngest daughter, and encouraged her burgeoning talent with the piano, going so far as to obtain an antique Grand Piano for her to practice on. When she wasn’t hunting or taking her studies, Harmonia threw herself into perfecting her ability. This was something that she alone was good at, something that couldn’t be taken away from her, and she devoted herself to being better than anyone else, winning countless awards and accolades for her talent, some critics even calling her a prodigy.
Corporate Services -
Red Lotus is a religious following that believes in the Kiffar spirits and the powers of the sacred Red Lotus flower. While followers are welcomed, these flowers are sacred and remain protected on Ord Cantrell, outside of public bazaars and trade circles. Public services however include:
- Red Lotus Church Construction
- Cathedral Monuments of the Lotus
- Temples & Chapel Construction
- Red Spice Distribution
- Red Lotus Religious Ceremonies
- High Tea Initiation for Followers
To speak with representatives of the Red Lotus sect for your personal or corporate requirements, please reach out to the appropriate contact here.