Rekka Bellum

Yegon


Yegon (Yay-gone) is part of the Ars Goetia, he is one of Seir's main grunts. He suffers from an impulse control disorder, destroying property and setting fires, an affliction that Seir is more than happy to utilize, at the cost of Yegon's mental health.

Yegon is a trickster, he likes to play games and hates being serious. He is kind, but not all care for his tricks. Yegon is a master at masking his emotions, to the point where many think he's incapable of feeling anything. That couldn't be farther from the truth. When alone, Yegon's demeanor changes, and this is usually the time when his urge to destroy kicks in.

Past

Yegon used to have another name, Azi (ah-zee, short for ha'kazi, to mean 'rising tree'), but he abandoned it after his time at the Liskar detention center. Before this, Azi was part of the Ars Goetia with Kaddali. Together with others, they lived in the taiga and would go to the neighboring town of Montore to destroy racist human-led businesses and sabotage logging machinery intruding on their home lands. Kaddali and he were lovers, they met during protests in Montore and created the Ars Goetia together.

On evening, the Solo Devs had a run-in with the K-Firsts, a hategroup that targets hegatas. The Ars Goetia came to Montore to sabotage their 'human pride' parade in town. The two groups locked fists, and during the violent fight Azi was shot at close range below the left eye. Azi fell limp, Kaddali and the others thought him dead. After the police arrived both groups fled.

Azi did not die, but lost the eye, as well as hearing in the adjacent ear due to stray bullet and bone fragments. His short term memory and intellectual capacity was also impaired. A hegata body heals faster than a human body, and after a short time he could function on his own, but was then sentenced to 10 years in the Liskar detention center for his past violent actions with the Ars Goetia. Azi, like Kaddali, had a record of arrests. Liskare was the country's way of assimilating hegatas, half-demons, into human society. This practice was done, hypocritically, under the guise of rehabilitation, but the real role of these programs was to instill despair in hegata dissenters. The head of the rehabilitation program was religious, and in her mind hegatas were spawns of hell and that it was her duty to save them. And so, she cut off the tip of Azi's ears to make him more acceptable in god's eyes, a barbaric practice common in those days. His otoplasty was evidently botched. Azi went hungry most nights, and was severely beaten for the slightest infraction.

3 years later, a fire decimated his wing of the detention center, he escaped with another inmate (also under 'treatment') named Ikkard. He changed his name to Yegon then, a name to mean 'fire bird' in Eidoluk. Together, they lived on the outskirts of Montore, stealing valuables from cars and re-selling items at pawn shops for cash. Yegon had not forgotten Kaddali, but the location of their old secret hideout in the woods had changed and he was not able to find them. They changed the location often, to ensure that they could not be discovered. Secrecy would ensure all of their survival, but in this particular moment it made it difficult for Yegon to reunite with Kaddali again. Eventually, he learned that the Ars had branched off, which made it even more difficult to find them. Having no more leads, Yegon gave up.

Two years later, Ikkard had a run in with Yinifer, a member of the Solo D's. Ikkard knew Yegon was looking for them, so he suggested that they join up. Yinifer told them where to meet them. Kaddali was now leading the Solo D's. Yegon was glad to see Kaddali, but soon realized that time and struggle had changed him too much in Kaddali's eyes. Yegon wasn't as quick-witted as Azi, it took him time to recall information, and sometimes he forgot things entirely. Despite forgetting, he seemed happier, more carefree somehow. Yegon was glad to be out of Liskar, and was determined to live, to not to focus on his anger anymore. Yegon could see that he and Kaddali were very different now, their views no longer aligned as they did. Kaddali became distant, and angry, and after an especially painful fight Yegon left the Solo's D.

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azi before gunshot