The transhuman elite live for centuries, having conquered the normal aging process through genetic engineering, cybernetic augmentation, and more esoteric processes unknown to the lower castes. While theoretically immortal, they are at risk from accidents, violent crime, acts of war, and environmental dangers. None of these threats are as deadly as the ennui that comes to them after many human lifetimes. Some indulge in reckless acts that culminate in self-destruction; others try to lose themselves in ever more bizarre diversions. This sybarite's extravagant outfit keeps her mind and body in a permanent state of euphoria. As her dependence on it grows, it will gradually become a beautiful sarcophagus.