Moonmoon is a testament to human history. Born on Aegyn since before interstellar travel became common or even possible for Aegynian societies, possibly even predating Aegyn's first space travel itself, he has witnessed more of history than any human alive today could hope for. Though he claims to have been born in an ancient society in the year 3101 BCE, there are no records of him predating the archaic era of digital media that was the 21st-22nd centuries. Moonmoon is not always a reliable source of information, but his consistency with this detail has lead some in the historical community to believe that he is, in fact, 103,101 years old. He currently stands as the first and only Empire Priest of the Theocracy of Silverstar and is ranked among the most powerful known users of psychokinesis.
Introduction: Who is Moonmoon?
Moonmoon, unsurprisingly, is well-known throughout the major nations as a high-ranking psion and a powerful political figure. He notably subjected the entire dwarf galaxy of Lunen Tsuki to his reign in just over 10,000 years. He runs his nation as a theocracy and makes all of his political goals open to the public. Even before the official beginning of his nation, he was exceedingly popular as a unique person. His constant position as the head of the Cult of Silverstar draws followers to him. Historians are attracted to his role throughout ancient history and as a source of knowledge about obscure events. Studies of psychokinesis have turned to him in the past as an example or a test subject. His transparency and relative informality tend to make him feel more like a friend to everyone throughout the ages.
Moonmoon as a Religious Leader
As the founder and only head of the Cult of Silverstar, Moonmoon's beliefs and teachings have not drifted from the Cult's inception, making it one of the few major religions to not have changed since its birth. Originally writing his beliefs down in the first edition of the Librum Argentum in the ancient 1100s CE, he has been the sole translator for every new language since then. He has consistently valued transparency and accessibility and so has made enormous efforts over the millennia to keep his works consistent through time. The Cult's philosophy is based around the idea that chaos and change are constants throughout the universe and are synonymous with life. As such, they worship a chaos god, Silverstar, but do not deny most other religions and respect them. One of the core tenets of the Silverian Chaos is that anything that happens once happens again. This applies to gods as well. Moonmoon openly shares his interpretation of the universe with everyone at public speeches, occasionally broadcasting them to even the distant Aylothyn-Sagittaria Group. While his speech is incredibly fluent in whatever language he speaks, he is chronically informal at any event. His writings give a much different view of Moonmoon than seeing him in the flesh. In reality, he is a very energetic individual with no sense of formality. His words are rarely directed towards anyone in particular, but rather to the masses of people around him. He is well-known for his famous quote,
"Life is chaos. Chaos is change. You cannot control chaos, but you must move to its flow. Stagnation is death, and the ultimate sin."
When it comes to interactions with other religions, the same policy seems to be used every time. If the other religion is open to acknowledging Silverstar's existence, they have earned Moonmoon's respect and are worthy. Others that refuse to even consider the idea of Silverstar are met with rage and disrespect quite consistently. Strangely, the syncretism of Silverstar with Kokos, a Fuukanist entropy deity, was enough for Moonmoon to accept Fuukanism, despite Silverian "Chaos" and entropy being exact opposites. The horrors that may be unleashed when he realizes this are beyond imagination. His main writings are the Librum Argentum and the Liber Legum, which together are known as the Sentenciae. The Librum Argentum focuses on a history of sorts, compiling major myths and tales into a pseudo-chronological order. The themes and morals of the tales are rather prevalent throughout all of them. The actual writing, according to Moonmoon, is supposed to be a lot more poetic, but that element had to be lost in translation to preserve the meanings. The Liber Legum, conversely, is more of a guide on how to live a good life, with all of the hallmarks of a typical holy book: rituals and prayers for everyday life, some example tales, lists of sins, et cetera. Unlike its counterpart, the Liber Legum receives an update every 100 years from Moonmoon himself. In the past, these have mostly been minor clarifications and alterations, but every few millennia there seems to be a major addition. Unbeknownst to many, Moonmoon has composed thousands of songs. These started as hymns for the Cult, but over time, he has diversified into a truly enormous range of genres. While the occasional reference to Silverstar shows up every few songs, it's safe to say that it has become a hobby rather than a religious duty.
Moonmoon as Political Figure
While the Theocracy of Silverstar is quite young compared to other major nations, Moonmoon has been politically active for a long time before its formation. He has always been an outspoken person who was often involved in riots, protests, and other forms of civil disobedience. When the formation of his own nation came, he seemed fairly accepting of social movements. He has been known to work with large political powers to bring attention to and help alleviate social issues. He is usually sympathetic towards the lower classes, which is most evident during wars. He has been known to take whatever role is necessary to protect his people, and will not hesitate to use whatever means possible.
Moonmoon is believed by many political observers to be a revolutionary at heart. This is particularly supported by his minor conquests during the Split of the YoC, which were turned over to the then new CoB as a part of a trade offer. For the array of systems he had conquered, he wanted the Cult of Silverstar to be a state-recognized religion and a private O'Neill Cylinder city built for him. It's unknown whether he planned the entire exchange through the Split. Even after the Cult's assimilation into the CoB, Moonmoon's presence has been influencing it. He is a known sympathizer of the lower classes and is usually one of the first to take up radical causes. While he holds a reputation within the CoB, he also has a rather stable position in international politics. As the most consistent head of a nation, Moonmoon is the most predictable nation leader when it comes to his policies. He has personally remarked on this fact in a recent speech.
"It's great that nobody needs to get to know me when they take office. Saves me so much effort. I can't really say being that much of a constant in peoples' lives has any downside, either."
He seems to genuinely enjoy the position, and loves to act on the world-stage. The only time he seems to get tired of it is when the media starts poking their noses into his personal life.
Moonmoon as a Person
When one becomes acquainted with or even befriends Moonmoon, they can truly see what makes him who he is. It's easy to be deceived into thinking his casual nature in political situations is all there is to him. In reality, he struggles constantly with deciding the value of everything and everyone he interacts with within his life. Besides other Eternals like himself, Moonmoon worries about whether people are worth remembering. It's widely known that Moonmoon is the progenitor of human psychokinesis, but he himself does not remember his own lineages. There are very few people that can talk to him like an equal, and those individuals share a bond that even family does not have. He treasures those that are worthy of such respect. A few of his most trusted allies live on in the Communion of the Fallen Zealots, Moonmoon's personal guard. All of their current ranks have been deceased for centuries, but digital copies of them continue to serve in their place, memories and everything. These synthetic guardians are:
- Eidolith "Eviscerator" Duskborn
- Evergreen Starkiller
- Griffin Kurschner
- Sunbeam "Pyre" Shyrlsk
- Velzix "Vlad" Bloodbane
These few memoirs of his closest guardians show the deepest relationships he has had. When in a casual setting, Moonmoon is rather cynical, though it is carried with a humorous tone. His mannerisms are very energetic, but he talks about heavy topics with no worry at all. He often tests the mettle of those that approach him, though he never seriously injures his opponents. One can never fully describe Moonmoon's true personality. He seems collected and casual, but at times he is highly energetic. When directly opposed, he is a brutal foe, but otherwise, he appears genuinely kind. He is stubborn and impulsive and yet also cold and calculating. He is capable of great friendship and great treachery, and everything in between.
Notably, he is the progenitor of psychokinesis in humans. One of his notable feats as a psion is being able to physically enter the Aeterna Caligne. He is capable of creating Eidolite, though it loses integrity after a few seconds and falls apart since a recent incident. He has a grim sense of humor, making jokes about death and the dead. Beyond his normal dark humor, he apparently has a soft spot for drawing out practical jokes for months on end. He still refuses to acknowledge the cat ears he has constructed for himself with nanites. One of Moonmoon's main hobbies is exercising and practicing his psychokinesis. He seems to take joy in testing his own limits. He has been witnessed moving in and out of the air, creating small tornadoes, controlling flames, levitating himself, and many other such feats. He has been known to practice for hours at a time without tiring. Additionally, Moonmoon has a passion for the arts. Thousands of poems, novels, and songs have been created by him. He takes a great deal of pride in his works, and discards any pieces that are not up to his exacting standards. It is for this reason that he has several thousand works of writing, and only a few dozen that he truly cherishes.