The Cult of Mondas
"We are the Evil Demons of Matter and the Shells of the Dead"
"The Cult of Mondas represents a completely different form of humanity, and they have a real ability to impose that new vision upon mankind. It is not merely that they are going to destroy all humans. That would be a scheme that could clearly not to happen-- rather, they intend nothing less than destroying the basic idea of humanity and replacing it with something else." - Doctor Xadium
"They're sort of a twisted quasi-religious strain of Cybermen, putting themselves through agony in a kind of extreme rite of mortification. Not so much cartoon evil as avowedly amoral, dedicated to their lifestyle, and not really understanding that other beings might find their life of flesh pinioned in iron and steel to be a kind of hell. Their "blessing" to humans is seen by the humans as a horrible fate, a fact that was really lost on the Cultists." --Sakura Xadium Aino
Occult Mondasians and Humans who have come together to "Escape the death of flesh" by embracing cyber-technology and alchemical science to form some kind of quasi-Cyberman whose bodies are made of Cold Cast Steel and iron, and etched with eldritch runes. Originally a sect of humans responsible for a series of murders in Tokyo which were investigated by Prosecutor Godot where they formed their inner circle, they escaped back in time to Mondas of 1986, recruiting Mondasians there and escaping before the planet exploded. Then they patiently waited for Pluto to fall "As was foretold by the Goddess." When The Eight-Fold Empire fell into civil war and Pluto was razed, they seized their chance to take the dark world at the edge of the Solar System, their new Occult Mondas "Hades"-- the gateway to the Underworld.
[20:53] <Sakura Xadium Aino> Do you know how a member of the Cult of Mondas is inducted?
[20:53] <Sakura Xadium Aino> It's not a simple body augmentation like a Cyberman.
[20:53] <Sakura Xadium Aino> Oh no, it's an initiation ritual 9 out of 10 fail.
[20:53] <Sakura Xadium Aino> Every bone in their bodies is ceremonially surgically extracted under no anasthetic.
[20:54] <Sakura Xadium Aino> While the others pray around them in a a circle and new bones are cast and implanted. [20:54] <Sakura Xadium Aino> So those bones you see [left behind in their bone-yards]... are the castoffs. [20:54] <Sakura Xadium Aino> The humanity they exchanged for immortality.