George Ziets on the Bloom
Torment writers George Ziets talks about the Bloom on his Formspring.
The Bloom is probably not sentient on the level of a human, but it’s a life form unlike anything currently on the planet so… its level of awareness isn’t directly comparable to anything we know.
I don’t know whether I’ll actually be doing area design for the Bloom yet - it’ll probably be a while before we start assigning areas to designers. My assumption is that the Bloom’s further development will be up to Colin and whoever gets assigned to work on it.
As for deities – I don’t think the Ninth World will have a pantheon of gods as Project Eternity does, though there could be beings who are seen as gods, or believed to be gods, by some people in the world.