In a parallel world where humans could gain destructive powers and monsters lurk in the corners of the land, numerous towns are being destroyed one by one. The attacks are led by an organization called the Destructive Intelligent Corrupt Killing Squad, also known as DICKS. The goal of DICKS is to subjugate all of the monsters and use them to take over the world. Backed by the government called Peace of the One, its leader is known simply as Paradise. Under Paradise, there are the Seven Virtues of Justice, each named for one of the Heavenly Virtues. On their bodies is an insignia of their Virtue, it fades away if they are killed or if they can’t recharge their divine insignia. The leader of the group is Humilitas, the user of gravity. However, there is one Virtue that became disgusted with the actions of his peers and himself. He was Industria, the user of time. Industria’s job was to speed up the actions of workers despite the strain on their bodies. They would decay and turn to dust before his eyes. Even though his title was the Productive, the workers called him a different name; Shinigami, God of Death. After being forced to destroy an entire town just because a child befriended a young kitsune; a fox demon, he went rogue. Later, he changed his name to Acedia, the Apathetic. His new title being a constant reminder of his sin, his previous indifference to the people he disintegrated.
Fast forward several years and a figure shrouded in a black cloak is seen sitting in the middle of a decayed village meditating then whispers a short monologue on the wind.
Figure: “It’s time I stopped resting, isn’t it, my little brothers? I can never atone for killing you two or our village. I realize this world isn’t perfect but it was in balance, at least. That is before Paradise came into power, anyway… Monsters could choose to be evil or good, the same for humans. I should stop using a respectful name for that person so I’ll shorten it. Para’s plan is total insanity, I know DICKS is only a cover for Para’s operations. Para is the puppeteer behind the strings and in order to prevent chaos, I must take down the government. Sadly, even if I rest for 1,000 years, I will never be strong enough to defeat Para on my own. I need a group…I’ll use the last of my divine insignia to create those Marks of Sin.”