So of course I had to share.
Now, I’m not familiar with the Orion’s Arm Universe Project, but you don’t really need to be to understand the unspeakable Lovecraftian/Dantean horror of the Queen of Pain in “Yes, Jolonah, There Is A Hell” by Darren Ryding. This stand-alone story tells you everything you need to know.
Beware. When you find out the truth about the suffering of those sent beneath Hell, it may cost you some sleep…
PS – For an extra chill, look up what little is known about the Leviathan in this Encyclopedia Galactica entry. A brief summary? It is unimaginably vast. It is artificial. And it is coming.