|Allison W. Ruth|
Allison Wanda Ruth is a human and the owner of a Key of Kings. Born on Earth, Allison works as a barista before being taken to Throne against her will. After nearly being sold into slavery and killed in the Battle of Hell 71, Allison undergoes a dramatic change of character with the help of Cio and 82. Shortly after, Zoss reveals that he orchestrated her transfer because Allison is part of an impending prophecy, one in which only she can overthrow the Seven.
Chapter 1 Edit
Allison was first seen in a bedroom with her boyfriend Zaid struggling to have sex. Suddenly a mysterious and bloody figure appeared carrying a Key of Kings. It spoke an unintelligible language but uttered the word "king" before the walls began to crack. Out of nowhere a horde of riders exploded into the room, presumably in pursuit of the key. One of them beheaded the figure and another captured Zaid. But before they could obtain it, the headless being managed to insert the key into Allison's forehead, sending her to Throne.
Landing in an unknown marketplace, Allison began to panic at the sight of inhuman beings. By falling down a flight of stairs, she accidentally entered the lair of Omun Vash, who was attempting to kill 82. Allison's presence caught the cartel off guard, allowing the angel to defeat them. But once 82 realized that Allison possessed a Key of Kings, he decided to transport her somewhere safe in the meantime, as she had fainted from shock.
Chapter 2 Edit
Allison awoke three days later, battered but otherwise comfortable and wrapped in a simple cloak. She attempted to pry out the key in her forehead, but 82 spoke suddenly and accused her of stealing it. The angel warned that he could kill her, but the turn of events proved too much for Allison, who threw a kettle at 82 in frustration. He later relented and attempted to explain the native concepts to her. Throne, vatra, and devils were all touched on before 82 revealed that he was himself an angel and a peacekeeper.
Having work to attend to, 82 directed Allison out of the building toward a nearby bus. Allison resisted his instruction, but proved fearful enough to follow his lead. Thinking she was dreaming, Allison tried unsuccessfully to wake herself up. Fortunately, the two were able to rest and hold a discussion. 82 further explained the concepts of the world around her, revealing that not only are there thousands of Earths, but thousands of universes as well. Their current location was merely the center of these universes, he explained.
After a brief history of the world's religion, Allison and 82 departed for the House of Cockroaches in Hell 71. Immediately Allison was accosted by some dead beggars and began to flee in panic. As she ran she bumped into Preem Nungsis; 82 apologized, but Pree Ayis merely asked if Allison was for sale. Moving onward, Allison took her first view of the House of Cockroaches, a packed den of criminals and seedy activity. She expressed horror when sellers approached her, but regained her senses upon meeting Maya, whom she presumed was human. 82 encouraged her to stay close.
Chapter 3 Edit
Arriving in front of Praman Nand, 82 offered to trade Allison for access to his sex slaves. Allison weakly objected, but Nand obliged on the condition that his daughters would escort them. As a small unit they made their way to the pleasure house on the uppermost floor. But 82, proving he had no intention of fulfilling the deal, killed Nand's daughters as soon as the opportunity arose.
Angry and frightened, Allison demanded answers, which 82 met by giving her a history of the keys. There she learned the keys' destructive potential and the potential consequences if she were to lose it. But as 82 began to lose his temper, he was suddenly assassinated by 23 and his employer Omun Vash.
Chapter 4 Edit
With the key in tow, 23 attempted to kidnap Allison without notice. But word of the key had already propagated and the other guilds were not keen on losing it. Thus, under Vash's command, 23 made his escape but was met by yet another group of enemies poised to fight.
In the ensuing chaos Allison managed to escape and was almost killed. Fortunately, Cio appeared and bought her enough time to reanimate 82 by removing the needle from his head. Restored but angry, 82 blamed Allison for the chaos, but she chose not to back down with newfound resolve.
23 then engaged 82, but Cio discouraged Allison from intervening. Instead the two fled toward a cliff where Cio pushed Allison off the edge. As Allison fell, she lamented the loss of Zaid but somehow managed to invoke her key. This time she was transported to a new location, where the mysterious figure from her first encounter lay waiting. After a brief discussion, he not only declared Allison sovereign, but pleaded that she save the world by killing six billion demons.
- Allison's surname was originally created by a fan, but was confirmed to be canon in Chapter 4.
- Thematically, Allison's character seems to draw inspiration from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, as the two share a similar role. One offering in particular supports this theory, since Zoss repeatedly refers to her as "Alice".
- Her name could also be easily mispronounced as "All Yisun".