One of the fifteen factions of the Outer Planes.
Philosophy: To know the multiverse, experience it fully. The senses form the path tom truth, for the multiverse doesn’t exist beyond what can be sensed.
Allies: Fraternity of Order, Free League, Sign of One
Rivals: Doomguard, Dustmen, Mercykillers
The multiverse can only be known by experiencing it, everything else is unproven. The only way to know something is real is to experience it, either by holding it in your hand, smelling it, tasting it, hearing it, or anything else to test it. The only way to know what is real is to experience it for yourself and to establish it’s ‘realness’.
To this end, the Sensates believe the only way to find the truth of the multiverse is to experience everything - every flavor, color, scent, and texture of all the multiverse no matter how dull, painful, or unpleasant it could be. Once you have experienced everything can you fully understand what truth there is of it all, which seems wholly impossible by all accounts, but the Sensates understand that maybe that that is the truth. That there is no greater truth out there, that there is nothing else out there except for what you experience.
The Sensates can be found in the Civic Festhall in the Clerk’s Ward which features non-stop entertainment, performances, art, new experiences, and more all day and night without stop. Their plane of influence is Arborea where new experiences can be found in a plane of great beauty and entertainment.
After the Faction War, the Sensates still operate in Sigil, though they don’t call themselves a faction. While some of the members journey to the golden festhall in Arborea, many of their most altruistic members stay in Sigil and keep the entertainment going in the Civic Festhall to provide entertainment and help the city heal. Many of the people who survived the Faction War are looking for distractions to help them forget the devastation that swept through the city.
Factol - Erin Montgomery
Erin Montgomery is often thought to be one of the two most dangerous individuals in Sigil, with her opponent being Duke Darkwood. Though, while he is hardheaded and takes what he wants, she is a member of the Sensates and is well-loved by almost everyone she meets. She loves new experiences, though that doesn’t mean she’ll stupidly fall into hedonism and instant gratification, she has enough sense to keep her head straight and to focus on what’s truly important, growing the faction and bringing in new experiences for everyone to enjoy in Sigil.
She watches the Duke intently, concerned what he might do to rise to the top. She is constantly having to change her plans, as she too has desires - and while it might not be to replace the Lady of Pain, it is to try new experiences that no mortal could ever have.