Paradise (Fanny's paradise) give messengers their messages.
Can't have children.
People are operating under the control of thousands of charms. The mess. don't just masochate, they apply charms
They will often form in groups to verbally assault people for days. Others join as individuals leave group.
Many messengers live unseen in households for years, feeding off of them, torturing them without those knowing.
Messengers die young.
Why do they do what they do? People become all kinds of things for their jobs, with no visible pay off or little visible pay off.
Mess. are unorganized and cultish at the same time. They cling to each other upon meeting and watch/ guard each other.
They never sleep.
They get their orders from entities far more sinister.
The ones who give them their orders cannot they, themselves directly contact the world.
On the bottom of the rung so they don't see the bigger picture of why they do what they do.
They attach themselves to one unsuspecting individual. Giving him messages threw people around him. He is hounded by them.
The better ones are held in higher regard.
For some reason unknown the messengers can see that someone is ripe for masochation. It is the character of the person that determines what will be done to them. Each messenger is "bread" to pick up on and aggravate human frailty. Messengers are drawn to the people they torment and compelled to torture them in specific and fitting ways.