The first time we met Deogracias we have already heard him tell part of the story, and in fact he will do it again at the end of our trip, whether we are victorious or if we do not reach our goal in the end. About Deogracias the truth is that we know very little. The first impression is that it seems a mere resource that the game uses to explain to us the essential minimum about history, which would otherwise make it incomprehensible. But maybe it’s more than that. So, with permission, I will structure this narration in two parts First let’s see what we know purely and strictly about Deogracias, and by the end I will give my two cents on some suspicious aspects of Deogracias. Throughout our adventure we will get to see a total of five penitents, that is, people who are carrying a penance (each in their own way) at the service of the Miracle, whether by devotion, atonement or other reasons These five penitents are, first of all, our protagonist, whose penance consists in a holy and glorious war entrusted by the Miracle to his brotherhood and in which, in addition, he takes a vow of silence. Crisanta, whose penance is inspired by an uncompromising devotion to the Miracle in which he renounces his sight. Redento, of the Order of the Genuflectors, for whom the painful pilgrimage to the statue of Nicanor (the holy founder of his brotherhood) is penance itself. Quirce from the Amparados, who for having shown his faith and in exchange for surviving his death now serves the Miracle’s plan and finally Deogracias, a scribe whose penance is, as he tells us, to travel through Cvstodia witnessing the works of the Miracle to collect them Something that catches our attention about him is that he’s much taller than a normal human being, even on his knees. We don’t see this in any character that has not been cursed by the Miracle, which usually takes giant forms and loses use of reason The only semi-giants (to call them somehow) that we find and are not hostile, are Deogracias and Diosdado, although the reason for this is totally unknown. He, like all penitents, belongs to some kind of order or brotherhood, although we don’t know which one. But we know that it is so because we are confirmed that in the past he responded to an abbot. In the object that Deogracias gives us at the beginning of the trip, we can read what was his farewell when he left the walls of his brotherhood: “Brother Abbot, you know that I have been a scribe in this abbey since I was but a wee child. I have written about our church, our saints and our Miracle of the Greatest Pain. I must inform you that I have made the decision to leave, although I intend to continue writing. In these walls I cannot be a true witness of the works of the Miracle. I need to appreciate with my own eyes your holy works. I will be a teller of the Miracle wherever it takes me, rain or shine, or scorching sand under my bare feet.” This is all they let us know about Deogracias. He’s presented to us as a mostly neutral character, which neither helps us nor hinders our path, neither friend nor enemy of anyone. Simply a scribe and registrar of all the events, that remains outside the conflicts that happen around him. And that for greater security, it’s just a humble penitent devotee of the Miracle that is limited to compiling in writing the glory of the god of Cvstodia. From here it is where I begin to give my personal opinion about Deogracias, and you are free to decide to what extent you think it makes sense and you want to take it as a fan canon or as a mere theory for our entertainment and nothing more. Let’s pay a little attention to what Deogracias does and says, which is anything but neutral. First of all, we met him in the very doors of the monastery of the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow, as if waiting for us, and in fact, very far from telling us the works and thanks of the Miracle as we would expect from a mere devout rapporteur, what he does is instruct us about what we should do and explains how we should perform the Three Humiliations, where to find them and how we will enter the Mother of Mothers This is very revealing, because with that Deogracias has just made it clear that he is not at all neutral, and in fact he is positioned against the prevailing church, because he has just explained to the enemy that he intends to destroy it how to enter his headquarters. In addition to that, he also tells us that even with all the things he knows, he does not even know what awaits behind the doors of the Mother of Mothers. That is to say, we have a man who surrenders himself in penance to the Miracle to travel throughout Cvstodia compiling his work and his glory and yet he has not been within his nerve center, which is the arch-cathedral of its high pontiff. It’s not that Deogracias is a liar when he says he wants to tell the thanks of the Miracle, in fact he does. So, do we have a penitent who worships the Miracle but is against the Mother of Mothers? and who knows the requirements that the Penitent must meet to succeed in his mission? It seems obvious that Deogracias, as was also the case of Desamparados, is an ally of the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow. Perhaps he was a member of another congregation friendly to it, or perhaps we could even think that Deogracias was in his day, in fact, a member of the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow, who saw that it was more useful to the purpose in this way; renouncing his vow of silence to take another penance, which forced him to abandon the order but did not prevent him from helping them from abroad, and he was commissioned to gather all the information that could be useful to his brothers as well as to deliver them as soon as he began his trip the spine, which is an artifact that adheres to the sword Mea Culpa and that is essential to successfully complete the mission of the Penitent One Since only through it, feeding it and growing it, we will be able to have atoned for Cvstodia’s guilt and be worthy enough in the eyes of the Miracle to ascend to the Turned Throne instead of sinking into the mountain of ashes. And in fact, if we sink, Deogracias removes our helmet and takes the trouble to place it next to those of the brothers of the Silent Sorrow that preceded us, as a sign of respect for the cause. It is also possible that his former brotherhood was the Amparados, the same as Quirce because apart from the Three Humiliations, this is the only enemy after whose defeat Deogracias appears to tell us his story, and also, if we look, his attire is practically the same: with a cape of cloth (unlike the Penitent One and Crisanta that has it in metal) the bare chest and a loincloth, changing nothing but the color and the knot of strings of Deogracias. Maybe it was like that, or in any case, maybe just sympathize with both brotherhoods for being faced with the Mother of Mothers without giving up their worship for the Miracle. Anyway, whatever it is, everything said in this second half of the video has been only for the simple pleasure of speculating and having fun theorizing, which is one of the intentions of this type of games with so much mystery And in any case, with the first half of the video, we have already said everything we know about Deogracias.