Created by the master glassmiths of the Luminous Body, a decadent’s Weight of Existence is his burden and gift, serving as a reminder of his responsibility to the order and to himself, and as a dazzling bauble that perpetually attracts attention, for good or ill.

It is a common misconception that a decadent’s Weight of Existence must be a weapon; while they do often take the shape of hammers or blades, this is not a necessity. Decadents are well-known for their avaricious pursuits, and as such are routinely beseiged by bandits, privateers, and even other decadents, eager to get their hands on whatever valuables he might possess. For this reason, a decadent will often choose for his Weight of Existence a threatening form to dissuade attack, and to provide protection in the event of one. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon to see a decadent bearing a great ornate sundial, anchor, or other wearable monument, a pure expression of faith in Nyue.

Whatever its shape, the Weight of Existence is of paramount importance to a decadent, and he will protect it with his life. In the event the Weight is lost or destroyed, a decadent is not permitted re-entry to the Luminous Body, and therefore can never achieve Cynosure, forever condemning him to the obscurity of common existence.