THE BROKEN are an order of priests who spend the first part of their life cycle carrying the SPINAL PROCESSION-- a giant moving castle-- upon their backs. Once they ascend to their second stage, they are given the task of delivering the sacred masks to the Elder Tree, which they carry on their backs. The Broken are blind and find their way with one of the GUIDING EYES. Over time, The Broken become more tree-like, with bones transforming into branches. By the time they reach stage three, their mobility is all but gone and they remain silent, ageless guardians of the shrouded forest.