The masked creatures like this one, are SellFable City citizens. The helmets / masks / crowns are interfaces, used to connect to the city. A citizen’s life energy is drained (I compare it to going to church, confess, watch TV, drug habits) while being reprogrammed, updated with a universal virus. One may see this virus as an analog to a divine language or just plain machine code. Data is uploaded.
The more decorated the mask or crown, the higher the rank of the citizen. In our own history and culture, portraits are often painted of important, powerful, rich people. Its the same with these portraits.
So far, it is unknown what lies beneath the masks, except that each mask is unique and reflects the wearer’s emotions and personality.
The SFC Archivist