The Society Of Sensation

The multiverse offers a multitude of different sensations to be experienced and savored. The Society of Sensation is based on Arborea. In Sigil, it runs the Civic Festhall and has a large membership base in the planar city. Many folk dabble as novice members of the Society of Sensation and see it merely as an excuse to wine, dine, and romance. Their selective attitude limits both their desire to advance in the Society and their ability to do so. True sensates seek out different experiences - many pleasurable, many not - on a quest of personal fulfillment.

Sensation for the sake of itself is not a philosophy that many can understand. But to those of this organization, it is a doctrine suited to life itself. After all, life is a brief flicker for many, and the droll comment "What will it matter in a hundred years?" is all too true for most creatures. Thus, life is a short-lived gift. Failing to explore this gift in all its dimensions is like spurning the gift, setting it aside on a shelf where other objects of little interest accumulate. And how else can life be experienced, but through the senses? This is the secret the sensates know: To feel is to live, and to live is to feel.

Sensates operate festhalls and sensoriums (lavish rooms designed to allow visitors to sample diverse experiences) in all the planar metropolises. Their two largest and most impressive sites are the Civic Festhall in Sigil and the festhall in the Gilded Hall on Arborea.

Lore Of The Sensates

Sense Escalation Tank: Rich sensates can sometimes afford to visit (or better yet, install in their homes) special body-encapsulating devices known as sense escalation tanks. A minute in one of these magically assisted capsules is like a day of real life, and a day spent inside a tank is like a lifetime! The price is steep, even for a minute, but to a sensate, every moment is worth it.

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