The Headless Monks

The Headless Monks, also known as the Order of the Headless, were a religious order who believed in listening to their hearts rather than their minds, to the point of having themselves beheaded.

As they were headless, the Headless Monks did not register as living beings. They were also supposedly incapable of being fooled or surprised or of feeling fear. Despite their lack of heads, the Monks were able to detect where other beings were. They could fire energy blasts from their hands, as well as channelling that energy into the swords they carried.

It was a Level One Heresy, punishable by death, to attempt to lower the hood of a Headless Monk. The group followed an entity known as the Papal Mainframe. Although the monks considered it a heresy to reveal their headless state to outsiders, they were apparently able to do so under the orders of the Mainframe.

Not all inductees to the Order of the Headless had their heads kept in boxes. The boxes were apparently reserved for the very wealthy, while the rest of the monks’ heads were left to rot on shelves in a cave full of skulls called the Seventh Transept. Despite this, the skulls were still ‘alive’ in a sense, capable of moving about and attacking others. The heads kept in ceremonial boxes were even better preserved: Dorium Maldovar was still very active and in full possession of his memories and personality when visited by the Eleventh Doctor.

Information thanks to Tardis Fandom

Tomorrow I was going to paint the Papal Mainframe as it follows on from this post. However, because I had mixed a whole lot of red shades for these I decided to bring forward my Gallifreyan Guard and Time Lords which are also various shades of red.

So the Papal Mainframe will have to wait a few days.

12 thoughts on “The Headless Monks

  1. Creepy, indeed! Nice minis and the robes turned out nice and worn. Reminds me when I was younger of the computer game “Ultima 6”. They had a monster called “Headless” that roamed around. Nothing really special, but just seeing something run around without a head, kinda freaks you out!

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