At first being a Tattooed was a great honor, but that was when Others blood was only that of the Angels. Before my mother died she told me stories of a time before the Others, a time when only Angels existed with us. The Demons, however, become jealous of the Angel‘s new place on Earth and they wanted strong offspring with humans as well. They rose from the pits of Hell and tainted the Tattooed. The new, evil offspring wreaked havoc on Earth and humans could no longer tell the difference between the Tattooed.
The Checkers were created. On the child’s sixteenth birthday, the time of Tattooing, they will undergo The Checking. If found to posses a Tattoo then you are taken away to the Providence Heart, no one is sure of your fate once you go there.
Each Different, Each Deadly.