Hedy Character Qualities
i) Hedy is the most beloved of the gods within Armamentarium and is considered the unofficial leader. She is motherly, welcoming and calmly intelligent.
ii) Hedy, like the other gods, is kept ageless by the technology of the city. Her exact age isn’t known but she has embraced her position as the city’s ‘mother’ and considers all of the robots and gods her family.
iii) Hedy is unable to naturally give birth to a child. Because of this, as well as her desire to be a true mother and raise a kid, she gets help to create Amica, the first hybrid child of the city.
iv) Hedy cannot recall any of her past before being put into stasis within the city during the war. But unlike some of the other gods, she is not obsessed with discovering the past and instead focuses on the present - and future - of the city and its people.
v) Hedy primarily wears white instead of other colours. She possesses many beautiful outfits, often trimmed with gold, but she will always be wearing a dress or robe of radiant white.
vi) Hedy lives within the Compass Rose, a giant and intricate building at the very centre of the city. Just as she is considered the mother and leader of the gods, the Compass Rose is the biggest, most impressive building. Together they represent being ‘The Heart of the City’.
vii) Hedy’s partner is Thrasos, a god who thrives on adrenaline, thrill and athleticism. Though she never ventures into her partner’s interests, she supports his ventures wholeheartedly and shows great care for both him and his robot followers. They are also united in their unconditional love for their daughter, Amica.
viii) Hedy has a very calm and soothing personality, just as any loving mother would. She is never openly hostile and is afraid she will only get angry when someone makes threats towards someone she loves. Do not mess with Hedy’s ‘children’!
ix) Though Hedy is considered very beautiful, she is not represented in a sexual or objectified way. Hedy’s beauty comes from her personality and her openness, embodying the ideals of a perfect woman’s content of character as opposed to their physical traits.
x) Hedy is always close to, if not with, Amica day to day. She has many, many subjects and followers and advisors but she considers Amica truly unique as a daughter. She harbours a secret fear that she won’t live up to expectations in raising Amica, and is always very worried when Amica hurts herself or gets into trouble.
xi) Hedy’s robot followers are the largest congregation of aligned robots in the city. They do not undertake any specifically special tasking but they all gather to receive Hedy’s wisdom and advice on how to better live their lives. Hedy encourages them to open their chests and lay their spheres bare, symbolic of them shedding the bad and embracing the good.
xii) Hedy expresses emotion in subtle ways and her eyes should never be obscured by her hair. This is because her eyes tell stories that her calm face does not.
xiii) Hedy is very fond of physical contact for offering reassurance and warmth. She ensures that she hugs Amica at least five times a day. Hedy believes a simple embrace can prevent many problems before they occur.
xiv) Hedy’s deepest wish is to rebuild humanity in some way, and see the city expand and grow beyond the borders of its shield. She also wants to undo the sterility in the remaining humans and finally give birth to a natural child; a younger brother or sister to Amica.
xv) Hedy is extremely well behaved in public but she is very susceptible to alcohol. During the festival of The Drought Breaking, an annual event involving the gods sharing drinks and laughter, much of her robot population enjoy seeing Hedy act in a slightly more uninhibited manner.