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General Yuserism (Mixed)Classical Yuserism (Traditional)
Yuserism is a religion with a considerable following around the globe. Recovered texts and inscriptions indicte that it is most likely the oldest religion still present today.
Amongst Yuserists, it is believed that a prophet is born on Urth every 5000 years to preach what is called "The Truth". Other religions are generally accepted within these spheres, as the belief is that their deities are simply misconceptions of Yuserist ones.
Yuserists believe in many deities, though some are more revered than others or more localised. Myths and legends having mostly been transmitted orally, which has lead to some information being lost over time.
Though some Yuserists dispute this, ancient illustrations carved into stones indicate that all gods have both an animal form and a human form. The latter is also debated, as other carvings demonstate that the gods can turn into any species to fit in with the populus during their visits on Urth.
The Infinite Loop
The Infinite Loop is not a god in the practical sense and is more conceptual. It demonstrates the cyclical tendancies of life, death and everything. According to Yuserists, one must accept their return into the nature once they die, as does our planet and the universe once they face the same fate. Infinity is what created the Universe and the Gods and it will also be what brings an end to it all, restarting the cycle.
The Legend of the Great Turtles
While only believed by the most fervent Yuserists, the legend of the creation involved the two Great Turtles, Alavara and Aliviri, joining together to form Urth. Over the millenia, creatures started building the lanscapes and nature until the Turtles were no longer visible. Nowadays, most who practice the faith believe in scientific explanations for the formation of planets.
The Seven Ancients
The Ancients were the first gods, "created" (some use the term "caused") by The Infinite Loop. They are also known as the Felines, since their true appearence is of creatures in the Felidae family.
Grandalfa, God of Wisdom
"The fool thinks they know everything when they are alone, they only discover their own ignorance when questioned by wiser folk. As such the most lonly man is often the most ignorant man" - Grandalfa, during the long debate.
Clothed by old graying clothes, and looking as an frail old bearded man, it would be near impossible to such a person to be a god. In fact Grandalfa have walked among the mortals of Urth since the existence of mankind unnoticed. Among the most wisest mortals his existence is noticed and respected, but for though who is held back by blissful ignorance he would not even be remembered. Though Grandalfa prefers that, as he can then walk among them will little issue. With his continued look out for knowledge, as such he studies both the wise and ignorant. While rarely use his power, according to ancient texts his power was shown to be avaible to control the very knowledge of mortal men.
Mortgentum, God of Life
Todd the Loud, God of Death
Kodio, God of Kindness
Dylannius, God of Greed
Pagarael, God of Fate
Lerasi, God of Manipulation
« In a time before now, long before now, when the world was new, there was a god. The eldest son of Our Master, this god came to the world with a spear called Lerasi and a shield called Aegis. No one knows if they were named after him or if he was named after them, but we do know that their names were the same.
Lerasi was the source of his power, a commoner's spear, wrapped in a snake to represent manipulation, deception, power. As the conduit of Lerasi's power on Urth, the spear was power itself, and the source of Lerasi's divinity. It was a king's scepter and a warrior's spear, and Lerasi demonstrated its power as he wandered through the land, granting blessings to great kings and curses to those who would undermine the natural flow of power.
As he wandered the land [(post-human creation)], this god drew attention to himself, as gods living among mortals are wont to do. And so it was that the Dreamweaver hatched a plot to steal his divinity and all his power away from this arrogant newcomer. He gathered his followers, cultists of the Yustinian Mysteries, a faith of intoxication and corruption of the mind, heretical to everything that can be accomplished without the aid of magical poison.
He gathered his followers, cultists of the Yustinian Mysteries, and he approached the travelling court of the God of Kings, Power, and Politics, and he requested a private audience with Lerasi disguised as the exiled king of a far off kingdom. As the arrogant god of power sat in his golden throne, the Dreamweaver performed an ancient ritual, putting Lerasi in a trance.
With the god himself suspended in a dream state, the Adversary stole from him Lerasi itself, and with it, the god's divinity. When Lerasi awoke from the dream, he was lying in the dirt, his grand pavilion, all his followers, and all his possessions gone. The man, for now he was but a man, wandered the world for days, moving from kingdom to kingdom, surviving only off of the kindness of strangers and his own desire to return to power. His willpower kept him going.
Eventually, the blessing of kindness wore off, and the man was forced to rely on manipulating people, through various promises and lies, into letting him survive. As he did this, he learned that, while his spear was his source of divinity, it was not what made him powerful. He used his memory as god of power to win power, as god of manipulation to manipulate, as god of politics to control the politics of the kingdoms he travelled once again.
And so he wandered with a new purpose, ever promising, ever manipulating, ever gaining power. And so, even as a mortal, he earned respect and power. His influence grew, and soon, he was in control. Using his web of powerful servants, he found where the Dreamweaver's cult hid, and he travelled to it, manipulating the people he came across until he had an army of followers, gorging on the promises and lies of this expert deceiver. And so the disgraced god of power arrived at the Dreamweaver's lair, reclaiming his spear and thus his divinity.
With his power returning to him, Lerasi pointed his spear at the hideout, blasting a large crater in the ground, destroying the lair of evil, and rewarding his followers with the land. They would soon develop city states, squabbling nations that fought for power through war and manipulation. Just the way Lerasi would intend it. »
Frontierwood Crater, located in the wilderness of northwestern Aivintis, is believed to be the one created by Lerasi. Scientists have stated that the crater is quite abnormal but was most probably caused by a very large meteorite impacting the Urth. Most research has been carried out through satelite imagery due to the remoteness of the location.
The Council of Seven
The Council are all children or descendents of The Ancients, though their lineage is unclear. The Avians is their alternate name, being that their true forms are of various birds of prey.
Sowel, God of the Mind
« Sowel was originally a human whose family ruled over a significant kingdom. When he was 3, the kingdom was invaded and he was taken as hostage by the conquering kingdom. He was emasculated, raised as servant and forgot about his past. When he was 16, he was told the truth and started to look for answers asking people and searching through archives secretly. He was caught and had to explain himself to the queen: she forgave him but he figured he was not in the right place, serving for the ones that invaded his fatherland and killed his family. He went through several lands after that, searching for his place and always looking for answers to his spiritual questions. During his voyages, he met a royal comittee whose king wanted to talk with him, seeing his strange clothes. That king was Lerasi, the Yuserist God of Manipulation. They mutually shared knowledge and the king was impressed, so he accepted him and asigned him the duty to preserve knowledge by being his first administrator of the royal library. Sowel looked everywhere for stories, legends, religions, history and all the things lost in the depths of time. The work of his life resulted in the creation of the biggest library the world had ever seen, to which people from all around the known and unknown world came to share knowledge and to learn. But Sowel still felt alone, among books, but alone. He progressively fell into sadness, and decided to resign from the library and travel again. He didn't come back this time: he instead found a better life in the mountains, where some people say he can be still seen sometimes. Some also say he found a partner with whom he could share his knowledge and live peacefully away from all the busy life in the kingdom. In the end, peace was all he was searching for. He has since been become the god of the mind and preservation, his true and destined purpose. His legacy is still visible to this day, as many of the myths and legends were preserved by his work that has inspired generations. »
Evidence shows that the legendary library might've existed but it was most likely destroyed in an earthquake.
Nyalix, Goddess of Day
Ronar, God of Night
Kuno, Goddess of Fortune & Luck
Zöök, God of Mayhem & Theives
Pavaa, Goddess of Peace
Thret, God of War
The Seven New Gods
The New Gods are all children or descendents of The Ancients and The Council. Their Reptilian appearance has gotten them the fitting nickname.
Rutile, God of Science & Technology
Yustinian, God of Dreams
« In the ancient days, when man was new, they did not have access to the infinite tumults within their collective minds. During this long first day while man still thought their thought lacked perspective. This was until the first night when the first men slept. With their first dreamings man was scared, for their dreams looked directly into the Infinite Loop leaving humanities young minds burned by their visions. This unconscious cry by humanity for relief from their own sight formed something out of the Loop. It started as a great mist obscuring the truths of the cosmos behind its mass. Over time as the minds of man grew in power and strength and concepts the mist began to form into more distinct shapes and as the gods gained prominence the mist formed itself into a god of its own, Yustinian the Dreamweaver. On his great loom where he uses the minds of humanity to weave the cloth of the Infinite Loop into the tapestries of dreams the god wishes to inform humanity of the truths of existence which he is privy to directly. With this the god sees the formation of full and complex kingdoms to further obscure the truth in the minds of humanity. With this the god began to give those humans that he saw as being the closest to being able to see this truth based on those dreams he wove for them teaching them how to spread the knowledge of this to others through his sacred vapors created through the sacred mixture then immolation of many potent plants giving them the sight to see past the woven mist that he created and strengthening them so their minds would not be harmed by doing so. »
Vultanius, God of Sorrow
Helgraf, God of Fire & Lightning
Kamudar, God of the Seas
Vauri, God of Wanderers
Artali, God of the Arts & Wine
The Demigods are children of gods and mortals. Demigods are themselves mortals and usually have a permanent Homesian appearance.
Fructuseius, Protector of the Harvest
Toturus, Protector of the Winds
Dyrcarus, Protector of the Miners
Dycarus, Son of Dylannius and Marrium, the wife of Kippander the Brutal, a Dwarven Sorceror who gained wealth through forcing those who have wronged him to work one of the first mines. Attracted by her wealth, Dylannius had a child with Marrium. When Kippander found out, he sent Marrium and her child to work in the mine, using magical chains to bind them for their lives. One day, a young Dycarus swung his pickaxe, but he missed the rock and struck his chains, which disintegrated due to his divine powers. He gathered the freed miners and guided them through the dark of the cave, with his pickaxe glowing gold to guide the way.
When the free men walked out into the sunlight, Dycarus led them in a battle against Kippander, striking the sorceror down with his pickaxe. While the older interpretation states he then gave Kippander's wealth as an offering to Dylannius, the more popular modern interpretation is he shared the wealth among his men, rejecting his father. This interpretation made him popular amongst the peasentry, with him worshipped as a breaker of chains and enemy of tyrants.
Deoch Làidir, Protector of the Inebriated
The Fallen Ones
The Fallen Ones (or simply "The Fallen") are a group of gods that have been ostracized or banished from the pantheon for their actions. Though rare, some small communities and cults still revere these fallen gods.
Moon, Destroyer of Worlds
Moon was once the God of Creation, an ancient god, before he created The Singularity Equation that led to him being cast out and called the Destroyer of Worlds.
His original name is unknown but by his choice he selected the name Moon because he enjoyed the beauty of it at night and chose to represent himself as the Black Jaguar that he seen in the moonlight during his twilight time after being cast out.
Moon is the most powerful of The Fallen Ones and many gods that cross his path still tremble in fear as it is not known how much power he retains. The fear comes from the creation of The Singularity that brings all things to chaos or an end but also a beginning.
During his creation times he pondered to himself how he could manipulate The Infinite Loop by adding what he called The Singularity Equation into the fabric of The Infinite Loop itself enhancing the rebirth cycle by adding unnecessary chaos, destruction but eventually rebirth. He used his unrestricted power to secretly put the equation into the creation of all things that would unlock itself at unknown times that would fundamentally change The Infinite Loop.
The first indication something was wrong with The Infinite Loop was a gravitational singularity that formed in a galaxy that destroyed countless worlds and life. The ancient gods did not notice the changes in the fabric of the loop but clearly seen the increase of death and chaos spreading across everything.
It finally was discovered something in the fabric of The Infinite Loop was changed in the form of a technological singularity and all following related terms across space, time and civilizations that always came to discover fragments of a equation that was unsolvable and near impossible to prevent or escape from to the mortality of mortal life.
The ancient gods searched for Moon across the vast fabric of space and time when it could only have been his power, as the other ancient gods could not prevent its spread, that created such a destructive force that was becoming part of nature as more time went by.
As the search for Moon spanned millions of years the gods devised a plan to silence several civilizations that prayed to him to lure him out from wherever or whenever he might have been.
Moon was very connected to the civilizations that primarily prayed to him and due to his monitoring The Singularity Equation ripple effect he could sense the untimely end of these civilizations.
Upon exiting where he was on the plain of everything and nothing he was confronted by his fellow ancient gods about that “singularity” was and how it was placed in the fabric of everything.
Moon naturally responded with his desires enhance The Infinite Loop and saw no need to openly get permission as the God of Creation it was his duty to create anything. From life to death it was his purpose to be the creation of it in one way or another and the original Infinite Loop prevented this. All the ancient gods disagreed with any fundamental changes to The Infinite Loop without permission and ended up in a massive battle across space and time to subdue Moon that took all the ancient gods powers to do so in order to cast him out from the god realm.
After Moon was cast out he was labeled the Destroyer of Worlds and is the original of The Fallen Ones. While
Raal, the Traitor
Once, Raal was one of the greatest gods, and was perhaps the most powerful one. It is said that he could even manipulate the very fabric of the Infinite Loop. However, Raal was greedy for power, and plotted to strip his fellow gods of it, so he could rule by himself. Eventually, he made war against the other gods in an attempt to bring his plans to fruition. However, after a devastating battle, Raal was defeated, stripped of his powers, and was cast into the abyss. Now Raal is reviled as a traitor and as an evil being.
It is said that, before the very end, Raal will rise once again, and once again be defeated by the other gods.
Treachery is believed to be caused by Raal's hatred seeping into the minds of people, inciting them to betray others, to rebel, and to commit treason.