Sin was a spacecraft employed by the gods of the First Period. Originally used to traverse the infinite blackness to find potential new worlds, the white ark was later used to seal eight of the gods and kin in the Third Period and became a forbidden idol of worship in the Magic Kingdom Levianta.
Created sometime during the First Period, the ark Sin was used by the gods and their kin to escape their destroyed paradise and travel the black sea beyond it. After arriving at a new place and creating the Second Period, some of the gods later fled from their paradise at its destruction, taking the ark across the black sea to another new place. Once the surviving 72 gods and their kin finished creating a third world, the sun god dropped the ark into the Third Period's northern Evillious region around BT 528.
He then sealed the rampaging Levia-Behemo and the six kin helping the twin gods in the ark. Left buried deep within the earth of the world, the Magic Kingdom Levianta later excavated the ark; with the twin gods communicating with the humans from their prison, the device was housed in a temple built around it, forbidden from ever being used. As the centuries passed, Sin aged and eventually became unusable for its forbidden purpose. At some point, one of the god kin escaped the ark.
In EC 013, Kiril Clockworker cast the Clockwork Secret Art to reverse the time on Sin, rejuvenating it. Placing his dead beloved, Elluka Chirclatia, in the device, Kiril activated it before his magic technique faltered and Sin went out of control. The device then exploded, freeing Levia-Behemo and splitting their souls from their dragon body; the twin gods' souls then incarnated in Elluka's body. Sin was soon after buried in the resulting destruction of Levianta caused by the twin-headed dragon.
Shaped like a large white spear or fountain pen, Sin was capable of containing over seventy beings, allowing them all to sail within the vessel. The spacecraft was extremely long-lasting, having maintained working condition for more than a thousand years before finally breaking down. The device was also suitable for sealing entities, able to contain the twin gods for centuries despite deteriorating greatly over time. However, Sin could be overloaded by being encapsulated with overwhelming magical energy, such as that potentially generated by the Clockwork Secret Art.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The term "sin" refers to an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.
- Its original use is possibly a reference to the biblical Noah's Ark, used for a similar purpose of escaping the world's destruction.
- Sin may also be inspired by the Ark of the Covenant, the central idol of worship for the Israelites in the Old Testament.