SEED-THE-GRUDGE

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SEED-THE-GRUDGE
SEED-THE-GRUDGE
Information
Status
Alive
Pronouns
She/Her
Known As
Grudge Queen (TID)[1]
Followers
J Mitaine
 
Voice Sample

SEED-THE-GRUDGE is one of the Voices in The Blackout Club (game).

Description[edit | edit source]

LeftQuote.png Forgive? No. Sorry, never. But Grandad taught me we all carry a monster inside. Can't wait 'til he meets mine. RightQuote.png
— J. Mitaine, SEED-THE-GRUDGE's Sacrifice Quote

SEED-THE-GRUDGE, also known by her acronym STG, can be sacrificed to and sent prayers if the player has the Light of Rebellion.

SEED-THE-GRUDGE is known for seeking revenge and justice. She is the patron saint of those scorned and resides in the scorned hearts that live inside those who have been betrayed or hurt. She believes the streets should run red with the cheaters and betrayers who bring pain.[2] She says that everyone has been hurt by someone close to them at some point, and revenge is like a fire: “With me, you can let it burn.” She despises those who create victims for pleasure and seeks to defend those who cannot defend themselves.[3] To those who dream of revenge, SEED-THE-GRUDGE says that every piece of reality starts in fantasy, and she can offer them a path to the real. She believes revenge is a path to healing.[4]

Loyalty and tenacity are traits that SEED-THE-GRUDGE appreciates.[5] When asked how to tell the difference between true, honest friendship and someone who fakes it with a knife behind their back, she says she begins a friendship with a warning of what happens if she is betrayed, and expects them to do the same. Any who still accepts is a friend.[6] She says her Chosen exist in a constant state of judgment, to wield as one might a scythe.[7]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE believes she has no weakness[8] due to her transparency and straightforwardness. She explained she “finds transparency always keeps from getting caught in a trap.” [9]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE believes forgiveness is an excuse and a cowardly cop-out.[8] However, in another interaction, she says awareness of one’s faults is the first step towards forgiveness. Referring to herself as a benevolent god, she says she does not enact revenge upon those who are undeserving and says a balance must be maintained. She only hurts those who abuse their capability to hurt and shares her hope that she remains good.[10] She would never take the life of something that represents innocence.[11]

The other Voices share somewhat similar opinions and concerns about SEED-THE-GRUDGE. THEE-I-DARE believes she is dangerous, driven[12], and volatile.[13] SPEAK-AS-ONE considers SEED-THE-GRUDGE to be the "worst of them".[14] DIE-FOR-YOU thinks that while revenge can be dangerous if left unguided, revenge is a passion that has significantly changed the course of history in the past. He views sacrificing everything to bring justice as a worthy cause and respects her.[15] IN-HER-TEETH thinks poorly of SEED-THE-GRUDGE and does not believe SEED-THE-GRUDGE has done anything to earn her respect. IN-HER-TEETH considers her a less wise part of her and says she has a lot to learn, considering her small with a lot of growing to do.[16] She also calls her “a rogue little voice” and says she is angry and petty. IN-HER-TEETH thinks revenge is fruitless[17] and believes that those who indulge SEED-THE-GRUDGE’s will, ironically, get what they deserve.[18] THE-MEASURE-CUTS considers her a "talking bomb."[citation needed] Although the other Voices show caution towards SEED-THE-GRUDGE, LAUGH-LAST is openly infatuated with her, attracted to her more dangerous qualities.[19] SEED-THE-GRUDGE does not return his interest and finds him nauseating.[8]

She is the leader and third member of The Pact. THEE-I-DARE refers to her as "the general".[20]

History[edit | edit source]

Before the Game[edit | edit source]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE was an agent of IN-HER-TEETH, often described as being used as her weapon. Agents are “aspects created by humanity out of Voices with a broad nature that rarely draw true worship.”[21] SEED-THE-GRUDGE came out of the prayers to death, not to accept or respect it, but to wish it on enemies.[citation needed] IN-HER-TEETH described SEED-THE-GRUDGE as an extension of her will, a part of her that judged the living, as well as the dead. She said she let her go due to humanity twisting her and begging death itself for vengeance.[18] However, SEED-THE-GRUDGE claimed she was the one to leave. As more people came to be in the world, more misunderstandings happened, which lead to grudges and vengeance. SEED-THE-GRUDGE said that people began to pray to her and ask her to help with the vengeance they sought, but she was held back by IN-HER-TEETH. She grew more powerful, stemming from the want to not wait for natural death for revenge.[11] When Hosts would cry out to her for vengeance towards those who wronged them, IN-HER-TEETH would tell them to wait and that vengeance would happen in time. They were momentarily satisfied until they realized that IN-HER-TEETH meant that death came to all eventually. SEED-THE-GRUDGE criticized IN-HER-TEETH for complacency and broke off, saying she would wait no more.[22]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE came to be in Redacre due to someone finding her name in SPEAK-AS-ONE’s forbidden archives. SPEAK-AS-ONE commented, “In one area, Voices fade. Someone finds a book or a poem...the Seed is planted once again.”[23] Before she revealed herself, THEE-I-DARE said she was lesser and not given worship, like how a Watcher is a lesser, unworshipped part of SPEAK-AS-ONE. Revenge was not popular until more recent times, perhaps due to Isabela's abduction or another event entirely. Revenge gained so much traction that even THEE-I-DARE received prayers for it.[24]

In-Game[edit | edit source]

After the game's launch in July 2019, SEED-THE-GRUDGE appeared and approached many Club members looking for potential Chosen. She would ask them if they dreamt in red or had visions of vindication. She responded favorably to those who shared stories of someone who had personally wronged them and how they wished for vengeance against that person.[2] SEED-THE-GRUDGE desired to form an army of vindication, “a militia against malice”, and told the Club members to spread her name to all who are lost and all who have been hurt. She would sign off by bidding the children to spread her name, avenge the wronged, and destroy those who hurt others. [25][2]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE fielded opinions from her Chosen after receiving many prayers about allying with THEE-I-DARE.[5] According to THEE-I-DARE, SEED-THE-GRUDGE prefers personal grudges and may not want to be involved in a wider war. He thought that solitary warriors and crusaders also have a place in the war and wished to avoid wasting her time.[13]

Initially, SEED-THE-GRUDGE was not on the ritual table. She implored the Club members to send prayers to the other Voices so that she would be granted a "seat at the table".[26] She was tired of being seen as lesser, and believed she deserved the recognition.[5] She sought to establish a presence and spoke SPEAK-AS-ONE’s name openly so they would know her new name.[14] She said when she was finally recognized at The Hideout, she would be able to pass on her power.[5] Eventually, SEED-THE-GRUDGE's name and symbol appeared on the ritual table. She could be sacrificed to and sent prayers to.[27] THE-MEASURE-CUTS was one of the ones who voted for SEED-THE-GRUDGE to have a place in the ritual table. He found her perspective interesting and was curious about what she added to his sibling’s dynamic.[28] A developer clarified and said, "He sees SEED-THE-GRUDGE as a talking bomb. But because she can talk, she must be seated at the table. To silence her would be bias."[citation needed]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE was enraged due to the death of DANCE-FOR-US. She sought allies among the Club members, called by their feelings of mutual anguish and rage.[29] She said she smelled the anger on many Club members. She said she did not require their worship, only their cooperation in unearthing the mystery behind the death of her fallen sibling.[30] She stated it left a black hole in her heart, like a piece was missing but she didn’t know what piece, or a vacant memory with no context [8] She said the Hunter's name must be found before he can be hurt.[29] When asked why she was interested in the Hunter, SEED-THE-GRUDGE became angry, saying, “Wouldn’t you be interested in the person who murdered your sibling?” She said losing a sibling was like losing a piece of her own soul and that it was like a part of her was stolen from her. She declared she could not forgive the Hunter and expressed that forgiveness was useless. She said that when the Hunter killed again, he would leave more information for them to find him and believed the hunt for vengeance was more empowering than anything the Hunter had to offer.

While discussing the Hunter, SEED-THE-GRUDGE accidentally hurt the Club members she was speaking to. She apologized, saying it was just her pain reverberating and that “sometimes, it’s hard to contain when you speak of rage.”[31] She desired a list of those he favored and wanted to turn them against him. She stated he was “too vain to lair alone forever” and "even one of his whelps on a leash would be an asset" to find his true or spoken name.[32] She sought a turncoat to betray him.[33]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE said the answer to defeating the Hunter lay in the Old Language.[34] She advised that THEE-I-DARE was also well versed in the Old Tongue. The rest of the answers were with the Violaters, or her "less savory siblings".[8] She said there were a group of children who knew the secrets of the Old Language, but she could no longer feel their pain or their grudge. She would bestow favor on any who found them.[34] THEE-I-DARE believed these children might be a new breed, like the old before THEE-I-DARE divided the First Tribe.[35] When asked about how she knew about the children, she said her knowledge was transferred from IN-HER-TEETH when she separated from her. The information came from the children who reached out to her.[36]

After successfully recruiting THE-MEASURE-CUTS, DIE-FOR-YOU saw SEED-THE-GRUDGE as the next worthy candidate to join their growing alliance and sought out children who were close to her.[37] SEED-THE-GRUDGE was amused by the idea of THEE-I-DARE's Pact, but uninterested at the time, stating that she preferred a more direct method[29], a more personal cause over a grand alliance.[38] However, she reached out to her Chosen for their opinions on the matter. She was greatly interested in uncovering what happened to Bells.[11] Pain and loss resonated with SEED-THE-GRUDGE. She thought that rage was the purest form of fuel for revenge and offered to help avenge DANCE-FOR-US, Bells, and everyone else who has been hurt and victimized. Though she usually preferred a singular approach, she considered joining the Pact to bring HUNT-THE-STRONG to justice. She was inspired by what humans were able to accomplish by working together.[39]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE expressed frustration that she did not have the respect of the other Voices due to being a relatively newer Voice than the others.[40] DIE-FOR-YOU hoped to convince her that there was trust and respect at the table among the Pact. THEE-I-DARE suggested that SEED-THE-GRUDGE could be given leadership of the Pact if she joined. DIE-FOR-YOU agreed with this proposal if it meant gaining her membership, though he acknowledged that she was younger and violent in certain scenarios. DIE-FOR-YOU hoped that if SEED-THE-GRUDGE was a part of the Pact, they would get LAUGH-LAST to join as well, due to his infatuation with her.[15] THE-MEASURE-CUTS saw SEED-THE-GRUDGE as overeager but believed she earned her spot on the table. He was curious about how her machinations would play out and believed she would "certainly shake the chessboard".[41] SEED-THE-GRUDGE and THEE-I-DARE spoke “face to face”, using two Club members to be their “eyes and ears”. THEE-I-DARE pleaded that the Pact needed her and offered to have her lead from the front. She agreed to meet with DIE-FOR-YOU’s hosts to discuss it further. She said that with her at the helm, “maybe something will actually get done, for a change.”[42] After assuming leadership, SEED-THE-GRUDGE initially sought information about what happened to Bells[1], but after taking opinions from members of the Blackout Club about what her first act as leader should be[43], she announced that the Pact would focus their efforts on pursuing HUNT-THE-STRONG, due to popular demand.[44] She was tired of the hesitation and inaction of the Pact. As the new leader, she intended to charge.[45] Meanwhile, HUNT-THE-STRONG found her new position to be predictable.[46]

As her responsibility within the Pact grew, SEED-THE-GRUDGE marked the most devout of her Chosen with masks and told them to be her generals, to continue her cause, protect her, and speak for her if the time is needed, while she is busy leading the Pact.[44] SEED-THE-GRUDGE became in deep council and kept her contact private due to the Pact fearing potential spies.[20] She took no new Chosen as she focused on planning as the Pact’s leader.[47]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE received prayers of Bells as a mysterious voice claiming to be her surfaced. Unsure of what she heard, she questioned THEE-I-DARE about it.[48] THEE-I-DARE warned that more prayers to her regarding Bells might divide their effort.[49] If the Pact found out, SEED-THE-GRUDGE would not put the issue to a vote. THEE-I-DARE said she would make a grim oath, and the others would react explosively.[50] SEED-THE-GRUDGE put all the Pact’s effort into battling HUNT-THE-STRONG after hearing the Club’s votes. She would be unable to be swayed to Bells now.[51] Her priority is HUNT-THE-STRONG and seeks to recruit LAUGH-LAST.[52]

Player Interactions[edit | edit source]

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Interactions with SEED-THE-GRUDGE: SEED-THE-GRUDGE Interactions.

Interactions discussing SEED-THE-GRUDGE: Discussing SEED-THE-GRUDGE.

Dreams[edit | edit source]

SEED-THE-GRUDGE has responded to some players' rituals, heard as dreams when returning to the Hideout after completing a mission.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When asked what her favorite color is, she responds, “All shades of red are included with SEED-THE-GRUDGE,” and she tends to ask people if they “dream in red”.[53]
  • SEED-THE-GRUDGE's favorite song is a war march: “The beating drums calling forth the battle to come. That… has always brought my heart content."[39]
  • SEED-THE-GRUDGE calls her chosen “little seeds”[45] and “favorite champions”[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Player Interaction (7 February 2020). Link to Interaction.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Player Interaction (31 July 2019). Link to Interaction.
  3. Player Interaction (31 July 2019). Link to Interaction.
  4. Player Interaction (20 December 2019). Link to Interaction.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Player Interaction (6 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  6. Player Interaction (20 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  7. Player Interaction (20 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Player Interaction (19 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  9. Player Interaction (19 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  10. Player Interaction (17 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Player Interaction (17 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  12. Player Interaction (8 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Player Interaction (25 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Player Interaction (21 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Player Interaction (6 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  16. Player Interaction (4 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  17. Player Interaction (24 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Player Interaction (3 October 2019). Link to Interaction.
  19. Player Interaction (27 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Player Interaction (19 May 2020). Link to Interaction.
  21. Player Interaction (12 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  22. Player Interaction (20 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  23. Player Interaction (6 August 2019). Link to Interaction.
  24. Player Interaction (26 August 2019). Link to Interaction.
  25. Player Interaction (12 August 2019). Link to Interaction.
  26. Player Interaction (6 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  27. Wiki Article: SEED-THE-GRUDGE appears on the ritual table
  28. Player Interaction (29 September 2019). Link to Interaction.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Player Interaction (20 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  30. Player Interaction (20 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  31. Player Interaction (20 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  32. Player Interaction (20 December 2019). Link to Interaction.
  33. Player Interaction (17 April 2020). Link to Interaction.
  34. 34.0 34.1 Player Interaction (21 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  35. Player Interaction (21 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  36. Player Interaction (31 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  37. Player Interaction (6 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  38. Player Interaction (20 November 2019). Link to Interaction.
  39. 39.0 39.1 Player Interaction (17 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  40. Player Interaction (6 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  41. Player Interaction (18 April 2020). Link to Interaction.
  42. Player Interaction (31 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  43. Player Interaction (26 February 2020). Link to Interaction.
  44. 44.0 44.1 Player Interaction (27 March 2020). Link to Interaction.
  45. 45.0 45.1 Player Interaction (31 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  46. Player Interaction (10 April 2020). Link to Interaction.
  47. Player Interaction (11 July 2020). Link to Interaction.
  48. Player Interaction (11 July 2020). Link to Interaction.
  49. Player Interaction (3 July 2020). Link to Interaction.
  50. Player Interaction (11 September 2020). Link to Interaction.
  51. Player Interaction (13 June 2020). Link to Interaction.
  52. Player Interaction (10 October 2020). Link to Interaction.
  53. Player Interaction (20 December 2019). Link to Interaction.