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|Subject: Lore: Religions Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:21 am|| |
⌈You can learn so much about a society by studying their beliefs⌋
- Feel free to choose any religion or none at all for your character.
- You cannot have a Clergy without religion.
- There is a distinction between the Old Ones and the gods of each race; The Old Ones are said to have created the new gods.
- While a race might subscribe to it's designated god or goddess, it is not unheard of to pray to other of the gods and goddesses, or even the Old Ones.
The Old Ones
Commonly referred to as Elders.
Origins: Little is known about the Elders, however it is those that according to legends created this world. Their first creation was Justiae, then came Caemille and Koric soon after. In writings it is said that the three gods came to be in what is now known as Raleska, just a little north of Churchill City.
In life: In life the Elders take mostly a backseat, seeing as the gods created have filled the world with their creations. The Elders are mostly prayed to or given offerings when someone is sick or dying.
After death: When a person dies, their soul is brought to a trial where their god or goddess will stand as the defendant of the person's place into the afterlife. It is the Elders' job to judge, and they have the souls of dead Clergy's to act as jury. Once a sentence is made, it cannot be reversed, and the soul will move to one of three places; to the good place, the bad place or back to Gambion to try and fulfill a certain purpose.
Goddess of Fenix
Commonly referred to as Faeth.
Origins: Faeth is a strange concoction of a being that was never meant to be. She was not created by the Elders, nor is she a part of the Elders. The legends go that she sprang from a flame of passion, and that each time a Fenix dies, she uses her powers to bring them safely to their next life. When Koric was created, she seemed to bond with the passionate fire of a Lycan, and she became like a wife to him. Although their marriage is rather unusual, they both seem very content with their lives.
In life: Faeth is quite the spirited creature, and she often visits her creations dreams, guiding them to their next goal. She is one of the only gods that actually are seen in contact with the appointed priest or priestess.
After death: When a Fenix dies, it's body burns and turns to ash, then it is Faeth's job to carry the soul on to the next body. A Fenix is exempt from an afterlife trial like all other races, seeing as they move strictly on to their next lives with no memory of the previous.
Goddess of Seraphim
Commonly referred to as Verity
Origins: Sister to Bael and daughter of Justiae, Verity is the god of seraphim. She has always been the one to bear light in her soul of the siblings. It all started when she one day decided to walk the earth without the other gods knowing, she stepped into a house where she found a dying man. Her heart was struck with grief and with her holy power, she grasped the man at his end and brought him back to live, but he wasnt a human anymore. He was a seraph, a beautiful creature with goodness in his heart.
In life: Verity cares much for her creation, showing herself often in her temple to guide the seraphims inside. She only wants the best for them and knowing that her brother hunts and kills her creation with his own, has struck her with sorrow. She tried to advice her creation to never harm anyone, but over the years she has accepted that self defense is necessary.
After death: The god of seraphim has ensured her kind a purpose in the afterlife. Her creation serves as gurdians of the realm where souls are put to rest, keeping everyone out of this sacred place. That means that no creature can ever enter these heavens where the dead rest.
God of Daemons
Commonly referred to as Bael.
Origins: Brother to Verity and the son of Justiae, Bael is the god of daemons. He had always been the one to bear darkness in him, while his sister bore the light, a deep set jealousy struck the brother when his sister was given permission to revive the dead as her own creatures. He started attempting to make his own creatures, but with the darkness in him, these creatures turned into something foul and unholy. Verity was enraged, and the siblings started a rivalry, both deeming that their creations may never find peace among each other. Bael's sole goal remains to this day to destroy his sister and her creation.
In life: The god of daemons doesnt really interact directly with his creation, not in any sense that is. He has a selected few that are allowed to see and talk to him, but those are mostly priests and it's usually through possession of the god. It is the priests job to ensure that the rest of the race follows the dark god's will. Over the years, he had become less caring of his kind.
After death: Bael wanted his creation to suffer in their afterlife without the trial, since death would mean they had failed his cause. Daemons that die are sent to Abyssus instead of having their trial with the elders, in a realm that Bael has solely created to torture his creations for what would feel like eternity. Only when Bael wills it, will the daemon be allowed to come back to life. Only few are allowed a second chance at life. Though third chances are not given.
God of Lycans
Commonly referred to as Koric.
Origins: Koric was the last to be created by the Elders, however he seemed to have an immense curiosity for the world. It wasn't until his sister Caemille started spreading her own creations that he jumped on the band wagon. Seeing as he was always the quite emotional type, he decided to model his creations after the movements of the moon. And of course making his creations as a response to his older sister's wildfire of a race. He is together with Faeth, and though he cannot explain the relationship rather well, he sees it as a matrimony between the two.
In life: Koric is very loyal to his creations, making sure to ease their pain during their transformations and giving them the empathy to care for all living beings. He is often seen plotting which Lycans might fit together in potential packs.
After death: As a defendant he always speaks about the best qualities of the dead Lycan. Koric is always seen siding with his creations, often placing offhanded remarks at his siblings for not making it an easy world for his beings.
Goddess of Clergy
Commonly referred to as Justiae.
Origins: Justiae was the first goddess created by the Elders. She wished to serve her creators, and so would her own creations. She created the Clergy, a race that were spiritually connected to the afterlife in some way, and they would serve the gods as their duty. She is also the mother of Bael and Verity.
In life: In life she seeks to guide the Clergy, giving them visions and allowing them to hear whispers from the afterlife. Some have even been granted to listen in on the Elders from time to time.
After death: Justiae's role as a defendant is redundant, seeing as a Clergy will never be able to access the good or bad place. When a Clergy dies, their job is to serve as jury for the future trials of the afterlife. In special cases a Clergy can be allowed back to Gambion, but it will be with a clear purpose.
God of Humans
Commonly referred to as Isaec.
Origins: Isaec was not created in this world, he came from the old world of the Humans, being sucked in to the portal by a coincidence. In the old world, Isaec had given up on his creations, seeing as they had ruined the earth and each other. He is currently in some sort of relationship with Caemille, however he does not seem pleased about it.
In life: Isaec is described as being very cynical, not wishing to have anything to do with his creations and leaving them to their fates.
After death: When one of his creations dies and he has to act defendant, he pretty much just leans back and lets the prosecutors speak. He has no interest in sending any of his creations off to the good place, however it has happened.
Goddess of Vampyres
Commonly referred to as Caemille.
Origins: Caemille came to be shortly after her sister Justiae, and shortly after their brother Koric joined them as well. Caemille was seen having a large bloodlust, going so far as to feast on her own creations for strength. She gave the power of changing other's to a Vampyre to her creations, and they made sure to populate and spread like a virus. Her brother found her creations a nuisance, and created his own to retaliate, making any of her creatures that bit his fall ill and deadly sick. After the humans arrival, she stumbled upon Isaec, and with his scent being nothing like she had experienced before she latched on to him. Caemille seems perfectly happy with Isaec, but it doesn't seem like the feeling is mutual.
In life: Caemille is not one to mingle much with her creations in their lifetime, however if she sees a Vampyre with potential she might grant them a special power. Even though she is not necessarily very active during her creation's lifetimes, she does demand offerings as it is what gives her strength.
After death: As a defendant, she is quite just. She is not afraid to lay down all of the bad things that the person has done, but she also wishes the best for her creations. However her definition of what is good or bad is quite twisted, so getting everything right is a tough one to crack.