Their true goal is to learn the nature of Leviathan.
Neither the asceticism of a warrior nor excessive consumption is of any interest to them.
Technognostics are preoccupied with exploring the place they found themselves in, building various implants, and analyzing artifacts. Knowledge is their main weapon.
The hero of this exceptional story turned out to be Seth. He was the Voice. He would listen to the Vision’s messages and interpret them. Babalon was still young then, but laxity was beginning to mark their traditions, and Seth disliked this. His heart yearned for the hard times.
The main goal of the Technognostics is to discover Leviathan’s secrets and to bring the Beast under their control.Meanwhile, the Vision was delivering her prophecies in a hedonistic spirit. She urged the construction of the Hall of Pleasure and Pain: a huge building where every delight and every perversion would be fulfilled. She was calling for the more robust extraction of Blood of God — not for the purpose of creating new inventions, but for the sheer pleasure of consuming it.
Seth presented his interpretations in contradiction to the Vision’s teachings. This sudden change in the Vision’s position the turn away from hedonism got the Officials thinking. They began to spy on Seth. One of the spies infiltrated the chamber where the Vision always stayed. Seth found him there and killed him. He hid the body. He now understood, however, that the noose around his neck was tightening. The Officials of Voice and Vision would soon see through his lies.
Seth had another problem, too. It seemed that the Vision, weakened by copious amounts of Blood of God, would soon depart this life. This would also mean death for the Voice. Until then, every Voice had cared for the Vision as well as they could for their own sake. Seth dared to do what no one else before him had even considered. He murdered the Vision, committing the worst sacrilege in Hedonist history. It bought him time. He slipped away amidst the ensuing chaos, taking with him as much knowledge as he possibly could.
He disappeared for many years, then returned in glory as the leader of a new faction — the Technognostics. His successors understood that relationship with the Hedonists could be useful. The Hedonists had money, while the Technognostics had knowledge. Thanks to this, the Hedonists could lead their pleasant and increasingly a comfortable lives while the Technognostics got resources to carry out experiments and further projects, including the greatest one of all.
The main goal of the Technognostics is to discover Leviathan’s secrets and to bring the Beast under their control.