Rot is an incredibly intelligent Absolute, like her mother, yet often acts much like a "teenager" - prone to rash actions and impulse, she seeks to impress her mother at all costs but often recieves little thanks for her efforts.
Unlike the other Dark Ones Rot does not see Evil as a true enemy, sensing that Evil and Misery were linked she treats Evil as a "grandmother" figure rather than a maligned enemy and rarely gets involved in matters to do with Evil versus the Absolutes (save extreme violations, such as the Shadow of Death).
Historyduring the Hyborean Era Rot was worshipped by early practitioners of what would become necromancy - going under the guise of the "Night Queen", during this period of time she was working with other Absolutes to try and free humanity from the Old Ones but did so in a way that was considered "malevolent" to the Gentle Ones.
As the embodiment of emotional, spiritual and physical decay Rot has a number of powers at her disposal, such as:
- Illusion Casting
- Power Bestowal / Removal
- Decay (Rot causes emotional, spiritual and physical decay - emotional decay ultimately results in apathy, spiritual decay in nihilism and physical decay is, of course, the process of rotting away)