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The Confederacy of Hospitaller West Indies

Love how the No Aircraft policy and the Space Program policy don't cancel each other out, my country in the game bans all aircraft, but space ships are fine I guess

The Commonwealth of Osemira

Athara Magarat wrote:And despite all this, when we look at what is happening in Modi's India; I do not think Jinnah was wrong. He was just a pragmatist while Gandhi was an idealist.

To an extent, I agree with your assessment that founding Pakistan was a mistake, although I think founding India was almost as bad, and for the same reasons. Both Jinnah and Gandhi tried to create pluralistic democracies without building up the institutions to maintain them, all the while stroking nationalist sentiments to gain support that could only lead to disaster. Pakistan collapsed into an Islamist junta and India has been gradually dominated by near-fascist organizations like the BJP who want a borderline ethnostate and prevent the country from ending the internal struggles that hold it back.

The fact that these self-termed "anti-imperialists" used their rhetoric to create massive states with arbitrary borders that would make Sykes and Picot blush based around invented supranationalities while denying their constituent minorities the right to self determination is pretty ironic. Pakistan has committed at least one genocide already, and India seems like it's making rapid moves in that direction. Not a good look when both countries fail the genocide test right off the bat.

TL;DR, if some people think Trump is like Hitler, then they've clearly never seen Modi.

The Commonwealth of Osemira

Oh, and they both have nukes.

Yaaaay...



The Federation of Hangates of Athara Magarat

Osemira wrote:To an extent, I agree with your assessment that founding Pakistan was a mistake, although I think founding India was almost as bad, and for the same reasons. Both Jinnah and Gandhi tried to create pluralistic democracies without building up the institutions to maintain them, all the while stroking nationalist sentiments to gain support that could only lead to disaster. Pakistan collapsed into an Islamist junta and India has been gradually dominated by near-fascist organizations like the BJP who want a borderline ethnostate and prevent the country from ending the internal struggles that hold it back.

The fact that these self-termed "anti-imperialists" used their rhetoric to create massive states with arbitrary borders that would make Sykes and Picot blush based around invented supranationalities while denying their constituent minorities the right to self determination is pretty ironic. Pakistan has committed at least one genocide already, and India seems like it's making rapid moves in that direction. Not a good look when both countries fail the genocide test right off the bat.

TL;DR, if some people think Trump is like Hitler, then they've clearly never seen Modi.

BJP used to be near-fascist.

The current BJP is a fascist organization.

First time meeting someone here who recognizes the Bengali Genocide.

Jinnah and Nehru were both big egos who wanted to be Prime Ministers. The initial visions that Jinnah and Gandhi had for Pakistan and India respectively died as soon as they died (scratch that, Gandhi was assassinated by a man who is tied to the BJP). Who knows what might happen in future? For now, Jinnah's points have been proven right by both India and Pakistan.

As much as I hate to say this, you are right. Modi is far more dangerous. Mostly because he is not an Orange Clown or an angry idiot like rest of the BJP. Sometimes, he appears to the only sane man in the current BJP.



The Federation of Hangates of Athara Magarat

Osemira wrote:Oh, and they both have nukes.

Yaaaay...

Nice job, Nixon.

(By this I mean, dude indirectly helped speed up India's nuke development program due to his threats that the Indian government under Indira Gandhi did not take to kindly...which resulted in Pakistan developing their own nukes...and allegedly according to CIA...Pakistan helped develop North Korea's nukes)

The Edgy Fempire of Keomora

I love how the US Marines want 420 F-35s. Someone did their job right over there.

The Much love from Polar of Aizcona

Keomora wrote:I love how the US Marines want 420 F-35s. Someone did their job right over there.

And I’m proud to be an American

The Blue Islands of Corindia

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:Love how the No Aircraft policy and the Space Program policy don't cancel each other out, my country in the game bans all aircraft, but space ships are fine I guess

there's a brief period during launch and reentry where the craft is a legal grey area

The Federation of Hangates of Athara Magarat

Prehistory

TBD

Corinthus Vendriothos

TBD

Early Khas-Kirat Empire

TBD

Aath Magarat Period (1500 - 1817)

Note: The term Aath Magarat means "8 Magarat", referring to the 8 mainland Magarati hangates who called themselves that to be distinguished from "outer hangates". Modern-day Athara Magarat (which is a non-Magarati corruption of the word "Aath Magarat") largely derives its national and regional identity from the Aath Magarat. The Aath Magarat Period lasted for over 300 years and is considered to be one of the most peaceful era of Khas-Kirati and Magarati history, specifically in comparison to the Warring Hangates Period before it and the Dark Century after it.

Year

Date

Event

1500

12th December

The Aklian Crusade ends after the 120,000-strong Aklian army is defeated by 90,000 Anti-Aklian forces at the decisive Battle of Khiji. The Iszkari (who are from Razzgriz), specifically the children of Aklia, are still allowed to maintain their holdings in Magarat despite being defeated in the war. The Warring Hangates Period also ends as the 8 mainland Magarati hangates that emerged in the aftermath of the war (Mahakirat, Chuli, Liba, Tamuwan, Sinja, Chatha, Tamsaling and Great Ipachi) agree to never declare war on each other; which leads to the peace treaty being named the Peace of Vendriothos (or Magarati Peace).

1508

Ipon, the newborn daughter of Nee Mikchan Hangma of Tamsaling and Rhon Hang of the Great Ipachi Hangate (one of the sons of Aklia), is declared the heir to both hangates.

1509

The Khas-Kirati Invasion of Aizcona begins after a massive 150,000-strong army from the 8 mainland Magarati hangates and various outer hangates enters Estral territory.

1515

The Khas-Kirati Invasion of Aizcona ends with Estral victory against all odds.

1523

Rhon Hang dies in his sleep and his 15 years old daughter Ipon becomes the ruler of the Great Ipachi Hangate. While the Iszkari considered Tamsaling (ruled by Ipon Hangma in the name of her sickly mother), Great Ipachi Hangate and 14 hangunates in Razzgriz as parts of the same country; the other six mainland Magarati hangates and various "outer hangates" made clear distinction between Tamsaling and Great Ipachi state as two hangates ruled by the same person.

1524

Ipon Hangma is officially crowned the ruler of the Great Ipachi Hangate.

1528

In Townside, the Jhingraja and the Dandamare clans declare their independence from the Gharabja Hangunate. However all three hangunates are still vassals of the Chhantyal Hangate.

1546

With the death of her mother Nee Mikchan Hangma, Ipon Hangma officially becomes the ruler of Tamsaling as well. The Iszkarification of Tamsaling begins as more and more Iszkari are brought from Razzgriz to settle in southeastern Magarat.

1582

Ipon Hangma dies childless and her nephew Kuman inherits all of her titles.

1607

Kuman Hang dies of uncertain causes without any heir.

1623

In Townside, the Jhingraja and the Potlange clans unite to form the Jhingraja-Potlange Hangunate while still being loyal vassals of the Chhantyal Hangate.

1725

In Townside, the Tathapja clan declares independence from the Jhingraga-Potlange Hangunate. The newly-formed Tathapja Hangunate swears fealty to the Chhantyal Hangate.

1743

In Townside, the Bhalanja clan declares independence from the Jhingraga-Potlange Hangunate. The newly-formed Bhalanja Hangunate swears fealty to the Chhantyal Hangate.

1748

By the 18th Century, Buddhism had become a minority religion in Tamsaling (whose Tamang people had been of the first Khas-Kirati tribes to convert to Buddhism). The other six mainland Magarati hangates hated the Iszkarification of Tamsaling but had done nothing for over 200 years as the Peace of Vendriothos forbade them from declaring war on Great Ipachi Hangate or Tamsaling which the Iszkari rulers controlled. When Wan'Yan Hang of the Chhantyal Hangate (Townside) proclaimed himself the "Defender of Magarati Buddhists", the rulers of Tamuwan (which was a Buddhist majority state) and Sinja (which feared growing Iszkarification within its borders) sent a secret letter to him urging him to declare the Chhantyal-Tasztli War.

1753

The Chhantyal-Tasztli War ends with a Townsider Chhantyal victory. The Hangate of Tamsaling is once again ruled by Buddhist Tamangs and most of its Iszkari population is expelled.

1760

In Townside, the Gharti clan declares independence from the Gharabja Hangunate. The newly-formed Second Gharti Hangunate swears fealty to the Chhantyal Hangate.

1766

In Townside, new branch of the Bhalanja clan (vassals to the Chhantyal Hangate) comes to power. The name of their state is changed to the Second Bhalanja Hangunate.

1770

In Townside, the Jhingraja-Potlange Hangunate splits into the Second Jhingraja Hangunate and the Second Potlange Hangunate. The latter agree to become vassals of the former (who in turn are vassals of the Chhantyal Hangate).

1786

In Townside, the Gyapchan clan declares independence from the Khadka Hangunate. The newly-formed Gyapchan Hangunate swears fealty to the Chhantyal Hangate.

1797

In Townside, the Purane clan declares independence from the Khadka Hangunate. The newly-formed Purane Hangunate swears fealty to the Chhantyal Hangate.

Dark Century (1818 - 1918)

Year

Date

Event

1818

TBD

1819

In Townside, the Singe clan declares independence from the Second Jhingraja Hangunate. The newly-formed Second Singe Hangunate swears fealty to the Chhantyal Hangate.

1821

The Tea War is fought between the Noronican Empire and the alliance of Liba Hangate and Hangate of Tamuwan. The brief war ends with a decisive Noronnican victory and Myagdi Island (present-day Tapu Sahr) becomes part of Noronica.

1843

In Townside, new branch of the Purane clan (vassals to the Chhantyal Hangate) comes to power. The name of their state is changed to the Second Purane Hangunate.

1853

In Townside, the Second Potlange Hangunate stops being vassals of the Second Jhingraja Hangunate after emerging victorious a brief war of independence. The newly-formed Third Potlange Hangunate swears fealty to the Chhantyal Hangate.

1843

In Townside, new branch of the Jhingraja clan (vassals to the Chhantyal Hangate) comes to power. The name of their state is changed to the Third Jhingraja Hangunate.

1905

The First Canal War is fought by Dormill and Stiura against the Liba Hangate and Mahakirat Hangate. Verdon intervenes on the side of the side of the two northern Magarati hangates and the war ends with a Doraltic defeat. However, both Liba Hangate and Mahakirat Hangate become bankrupt after fighting the war and are unable to finish the construction of the canal by themselves. To pay their debt, the two hangates sell their territories to their Noronnican ally. The Noronnican Canal Colony (present-day Central Canal Authority) is established in these newly bought territories. The Noronnicans also take over the construction of the canal from their allies.

1909

11 November

Tilija Hangma, last living member of the mainland Magarati branch of the House of Mgar at the time, is killed in Courlaroux (Dormill and Stiura) by an unknown bullet after her carriage passed through a riot. As the Mahang, she was visiting Dormill and Stiura to strengthen relations between the two powers. While most historians agree that her death was an accident, many still believe that it was a planned assassination.

1910

With the death of Tilija Hangma, the only suitable candidates for the next Mahang are all non-Magarati claimants. The Khas-Kirati Succession Crisis worsens as every hangate endorses a claimant from their foreign ally as the next Mahang.

1911

6 April

The War of the Khas-Kirati Succession (remembered as the Great Gael War in Gael) begins. The eight Magarati hangates are divided into two sides: the Northern Magarati Alliance (Tamuwan, Lib, Chuli and Mahakirat) and the Southern Magarati Pact (Chatha, Sinja, Tamsaling and Great Ipachi). The Northern Magarati Alliance fight the great war on the side of the Triumvirate (Noronica, Dormill and Stiura and others) while the Southern Magarati Pact join the Coalition (Razzgriz, Verdon and others).

1915

Ceasefire in Gael but the great war continues in Argus.

1918

End of the great war in Argus as a member of the Noronican royal family is crowned the new Mahang of Khas-Kirat Empire. After becoming the Mahang, his first decision is to abolish the Khas-Kirat Empire

Magarati Dominion (1919 - 1927)

Year

Date

Event

1919

The Khas-Kirat Empire, which was more of a loose confederation than an actual empire, is replaced with the heavily-centralized Magarati Dominion. Nyssic administrators rule the entire Magarat region (which then included most of northern San Montagna) and some non-Magarati territories that used to be part of the Khas-Kirat Empire (such as Remodio) from the Dominion capital of Libang (the corruption of Liba Hang) in the name of the Noronican crown.

1920

TBD

1921

TBD

1922

As a subject of the Noronica Empire, the Magarati Dominion is forced to follow the Nolon City Naval Arms Limitations Treaty. Protests take place in Libang over the signing of this treaty and the Noronnican police open fire on them. Resentment over the treaty and Noronnican rule grows in Magarat.

1923

TBD

1924

TBD

1925

The War of the Khas-Kirati Succession is declared officially over but the Great Gael War continues.

1926

TBD

1927

By the late 1920s, the Noronica Empire is the sole great power in the Isles. Dormill and Stiura, Razzgriz and Verdon are all weakened by the Great Gael War (having lost many to the great war while gaining little) and the Khas-Kirat Empire does not exist anymore. Anti-Nyssic sentiments rapidly grow in Magarat, just as in most of the Isles, against a so-called "Nyssic World Order".

Imperial War Period (1928 - 1948)

Note: While the Imperial War took place between 1941 - 1948, in Magarat the term "Imperial War Period" is used for the two decades between 1928 and 1948.

Year

Date

Event

1928

End of the Nyssic crown-led Magarati Dominion after the Noronican government, fearful of an open Magarati rebellion led by Hem Arumhang, agrees to leave Magarat. However, to achieve independence, the Magaratis have to abide by Noronnican terms (which included a clause forcing the Magaratis to ratify the Nolon City Naval Arms Limitations Treaty, forbidding them from declaring war on anyone for the next 10 years and the number of Magarati soldiers being limited to 100,000). The Magarati leadership agree to the Noronnican terms in order to have a swift and bloodless independence but soon ignore the Nolon City Naval Arms Limitation Treaty and the 100,000 men army size limit imposed on the new rapidly militarizing nation. Doravo-born Arumhang, who is unable to be crowned as Mahang since he has no connections of the Imperial Clan or the House of Mgar, declares himself the emperor of a fascist Magarat.

1929

The Empire of Magarat is officially declared a separate entity from the Khas-Kirat Empire.

1930

1931

1932

1933

1934

1935

1936

1937

1938

Beginning of the Doman-Magarati War.

1939

Ioudaia officially joins the Doman-Magarati War on the side of their neighbor Domanania after the Battle of TBDIoudaiantown.

1940

Ceasefire between the Empire of Magarat and Domanania-Ioudaia alliance. The Doman-Magarati War would later continue as another front of the Imperial War.

1940

25 December

In what is now known as the "Christimas Deal", the leadership of the Empire of Magarat, Doravo and Dormill and Stiura secretly agree to divide the Isles into their respective "spheres". The three fascist allies are initially called the "New Triumvirate" but will later be known as the "Neo-Imperialists" as more nations join their faction that fought against the "Free Powers". Emperor Hem Arumhang of Magarat also offers his diplomatic support to Doraltic leader Ludovic Denis in his war against Roendavar.

1941

March 16

Simultaneous attacks across the Isles by Magarati, Doravan and Doraltic forces marks the official start of the Imperial War. Representatives of the three fascist states meet in Concordia, the capital of Dormill and Stiura, to make their alliance official. The Magaratis declare war on San Montagna

1941

May

After nearly two months of fighting, the San Montagnan government capitulates. Various reasons are sighted for the defeat of the San Montagnans from the outdated equipment and lack of resources to unqualified leadership.

1942

February

The Empire of Magarat invades Solaryia. The Solaryian government surrenders later that year but resistance forces keep fighting from the mountains.

1943

1944

1945

Free Powers Liberation of San Montagna begins.

1946

Free Powers Liberation of Solaryia.

1947

The Liberation of San Montagna is successful. The Free Powers Invasion of Magarat begins.

1948

End of the Imperial War.

Post-Imperial War Period (1949 - 1999)

Year

Date

Event

1949

TBD conference where all parties agree that the Imperial Magarati Armed Forces should be disbanded, the Magarati borders should be same as in 1937 and an occupation force of various Free Powers nations should be stationed across Magarat. Trials of Imperial Magarati war criminals in TBDcountry. Many governments across the Isles force their Khas-Kirati minorities to leave their country and settle in occupied Magarat. One such example of this forced migration are the Almorean Kumals who will "return" to western Magarati coastline on large numbers during the next decade.

1950

Backed by Razzgriz, the Argean Ipachi peoples declare an independent Ipachi State in southeastern Magarat. Just like how occupied Magarat is now supposed to be the home for all Khas-Kiratis across the Isles, the Ipachi State is intended to be a country for all stateless Ipachi peoples across the Isles. Only Razzgriz and a few of her allies such as TBD recognize the sovereignty of Ipachi State, which the newly-established Magarati Federation considers as one of its constituent hangates.

tbddate

The International Treaty signed in the International District grants the Western hangate the "authority of a sovereign state" to establish the Armed Police Force of Magarat (APF) to defend against the threats posed by the Ipachi State and ever-increasing communist uprisings within the federation. Since the TBD 1949 conference and the Magarati Constitution itself prohibited the "raising of a Magarati army ever again to prevent Magarati imperialism in future", the land-based national self-defense of the federation is still handled by the APF; which is a military organization in all but its name.

1952

The Majhi clans finally pledge their allegiance to the Ipachi State. With this, all major Argean Ipachi peoples except for the Bote tribe and the Kusunda clan recognize Ipachi State.

1960

The Western Hangate joins the Cooperative Union as a founding member. Almost all Almorea Kumals "resettled" along the western Magarati coastline (in particular the city of Kumaltar) as only 3,000 Kumals remain in Almorea.

TBDyear

Disgruntled at the betrayal of the Free Powers who had promised them an independent Khumbuwan in exchange for fighting against the Imperial Magarati Armed Forces, a radical ethno-nationalist organization called the Khumbuwan Liberation Front (KLF) starts launching small-scale terror attacks in northern Magarat and southern CCA. However, they are initially ignored and seen more as nuisance as communist uprisings and the Ipachi State are seen as far more greater threats.

1991

Beginning of the 30th Parallel War between San Montagna and the Ipachi State over the disputed Chatha region.

1992

San Montagnan forces occupy most of the Ipachi State.

1993

With the backing of Razzgriz, the Ipachi State manages to push back the San Montagnans.

1994

End of the 30th Parallel War.

1995

As per the treatyTBD, the international community recognizes the 30th Parallel North Line as the official border between San Montagnan and Magarat. Most of Chatha is now under de facto San Montagnan control and both the Ipachi State and the Magarati Federation refuse to recognize the new border or give up their claims on what is now the northern San Montagnan states of Chatha and Terra Nuova.

1996

The Ipachi State government lays the blame for their failure and territorial losses during the 30th Parallel War on the Catholic Chepangs and starts persecuting them.

1997

1998

1999

21st Century

Year

Date

Event

2000

The pro-Magarat Majhi clans and Catholic Chepangs form an alliance to fight against the Ipachi State government that is persecuting them.

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

June 15

The Western Hangate and the Eastern Hangate unite into a single country and the present-day Magarati Federation officially consisting of 8 hangates (Tapu Sahar, Tapu Hangate, Newa Island, Sinja, Western Hangate, Eastern Hangate, Ipachi State and Outer Hangate) is established. However, only three hangates (Sinja, Western and Eastern) are under direct control of the Magarati federal government. The three island city-states of Tapu Sahar, Tapu Hangate and Newa Island are highly autonomous and have their own governments. The Ipachi State considers itself an independent nation at war with the Magarati Federation and is recognized by Razzgriz and TBDcountries. The "Outer Hangate" is a blanket term for all foreign territories that the Magarati Federation considers to be part of it (such as northern San Montagnan states of Chatha and Terra Nuova, southern half of the CCA, Dura Hangate in Sawneeak Atoll currently under de facto Townsider control, Wellsian-protectorate Kachee Sultanate in Charbagnia and TBD).

2016

Since Eastern Hangate's Khumbuwan and Sinja's Western Chatha areas have ongoing insurgencies from Khumbuwani separatists and Catholic Chepang rebels respectively, the relatively peaceful Western Hangate's capital New Libang is declared the capital of the new Magarati Federation as well.

2017

The Magarati Federation labels all rebel groups fighting against it as "Separatist Hordes of Chatha and Khumbuwan" (SHOCK) regardless of their ideology or affiliation.

2018

2019

2020

Read factbook

Currently working on this. Please inform me if you have any year relevant to this. This dispatch will be tracking not just Magarati but KK history as well.

The Blue Islands of Corindia

I know I shouldn't get my hopes up for the new alleged Thylacine video but I'm going to anyway

The Kingdom of Havalland

Athara Magarat wrote:BJP used to be near-fascist.

The current BJP is a fascist organization.

First time meeting someone here who recognizes the Bengali Genocide.

Jinnah and Nehru were both big egos who wanted to be Prime Ministers. The initial visions that Jinnah and Gandhi had for Pakistan and India respectively died as soon as they died (scratch that, Gandhi was assassinated by a man who is tied to the BJP). Who knows what might happen in future? For now, Jinnah's points have been proven right by both India and Pakistan.

As much as I hate to say this, you are right. Modi is far more dangerous. Mostly because he is not an Orange Clown or an angry idiot like rest of the BJP. Sometimes, he appears to the only sane man in the current BJP.

Hey I acknowledge and recognize all genocides, I have never denied a single war crime, everyone has committed a war crime.

The Great Union of Insulalia

Athara Magarat wrote:I have tried to make Great Vargas a pan Khas-Kirati thing. For now, only a few nations have their own Great Vargas.

But ICly, the Khas-Kiratis have designated a Great Varga for every country in the Isles. OOCly, I can only work on that if other nations give me the green light.

I uhm...

I dont necessarily know what to do with this information youve presented me.

The United Soviet Republic of Sannyamathland

I am banned from joining the WA for one year due to some mishaps that I did in the past.Well,does that mean I won't get a spot in the TWI map as it was made clear that being a member of WA is necessary to get a spot ?

The Taa'zi of Remodio

Sannyamathland wrote:I am banned from joining the WA for one year due to some mishaps that I did in the past.Well,does that mean I won't get a spot in the TWI map as it was made clear that being a member of WA is necessary to get a spot ?

My suggestion is to apply, and explain to Vancouvia your situation. My guess would be no but it doesn't hurt to try \_(ツ)_/¯

Mokov

An end with terror is preferrable to a terror without end
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Foreshadowing for the Nightmare over Mokov

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The Confederation of Alteran Republics

Sannyamathland wrote:I am banned from joining the WA for one year due to some mishaps that I did in the past.Well,does that mean I won't get a spot in the TWI map as it was made clear that being a member of WA is necessary to get a spot ?

You have beef with the WA?
Come on in!

The Republic of Segentova

Mokov wrote:An end with terror is preferrable to a terror without end
^
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Foreshadowing for the Nightmare over Mokov

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Have you noticed that no one has been responding since December? Do you think anyone cares?

The Commonwealth of Trigel

Segentova wrote:Have you noticed that no one has been responding since December? Do you think anyone cares?

Don't take it that harsh

The Commonwealth of Trigel

Does anyone want to connect to Trigel with an airline? Or get involved in the war?

The Confederacy of Hospitaller West Indies

Trigel, I don't mean to be rude, but your maps featured in your overview factbook hurt my eyes

The Commonwealth of Trigel

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:Trigel, I don't mean to be rude, but your maps featured in your overview factbook hurt my eyes

Idk how to make them better

The Commonwealth of Trigel

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:Trigel, I don't mean to be rude, but your maps featured in your overview factbook hurt my eyes

Have an answer to my question?

The Confederacy of Hospitaller West Indies

Trigel wrote:Have an answer to my question?

I already connected my airline, and concerning the war; I wish to remain neutral



The Confederation of Razzgriz

Insulalia wrote:I uhm...

I dont necessarily know what to do with this information youve presented me.

He is talking about spirit animals. If I am correct, the assigning of a great varga to every nation is a leftover and altered element from Roendavarian Protacism back when they were under the influence of the Corinthusi Empire (an ancient empire of Roendavar's).


Oelasthiriasi is the largest sect of Protacism in the Isles as around (insert number)% of the Protacist population belong to the sect. It was established in Athara Magarat in 176 C.E. after the Vendriothos Schism.

The conquest of Aragonus the Great and the subsequent subjugation of Vendriothos, modern-day Athara Magarat, saw Protacism take root in Argus. The very first Protacist temple in Vendriothos, the Ategon, was the home of the Goddess of Animals and Beasts, the goddess Ateia. However, due to indirect rule by Corinthus and the loose conversion policies, Protacism in Vendriothos began to change and adopt local beliefs. This would eventually lead to the Vendriothos Schism in 176 B.C.E. when the Elaugoros of Ateia, Lenia Alifiras, proclaimed Oelasthiriasi to be a separate sect of Protacism. This would lead to violence and riots in Corinthusi Vendriothos that would only end in the Unaris Decree that recognized the independence of Oelasthiriasi as a separate sect.

During the Khas-Kirat Empire, Oelasthiriasi spread throughout the Western Isles and eventually surpassed Conservative and Secular Protacism in its number of adherents. Because of this, then Ithoraugoros Vencentis Alius Thermonis, united the temple of Ateia and Oelasthiriasi as one temple on July 18, 1923, which granted Oelasthiriasi a seat in the Human Council. This was known as the Ateia Decree.

Belief

Oelasthiriasi means “people of the same idea” in Roendavarian, reflecting its history of similarities and differences with Protacism. While Oelasthiriasi functions as a separate religion, it is regarded as a sect of Protacism due to their similar beliefs, rather, with different interpretations.

Adherents of Oelasthiriasi believe in the concept of Vargas, spirit animals that are tasked as guardians or protectors of people, places, and even countries. This belief stemmed from (1) local beliefs in Athara Magarat before the Corinthusi invasion, (2) the designation of the goddess of animals and beasts, Ateia, as the region’s goddess, thus, reinforcing the belief that animals hold power, and (3) the tradition of attaching mythological and religious beliefs in a place which evolved into the belief that certain lands are independent.

Oelasthiriasi believe in the existence of the gods but not the Immortalinae. Oelasthiriasi functions as a polytheistic religion that involves the direct worship of the divine rather than the other sects of Protacism which shun direct worship. The Oelasthiriasiae do not believe in the Immortalinae as the role of the Immortalinae were transferred to the Vargas, making them obsolete.

Oelasthiriasi believe that the gods can exist in both natural and artificial objects, which go against the Protacist belief that only natural objects can hold souls. This is why the Oelasthiriasi has shrines, statues, figurines, and paintings that serve religious functions. They also believe and follow the practice of Kumari, or preteen girls believed to be personifications of higher Vargas. This stemmed from their reverence of the preteen goddess Ateia.

While Oelasthiriasi follow the same pantheon as other Protacist sects, they are known in different names and are worshipped differently. The Oelasthiriasi are henotheistic, meaning that some groups prefer to worship and favor certain gods over one another. The difference in their practice and the practice of the Folk/Unorthodox Protacists is that they still identify as a single religion.

Varga



The White Tigress of Athara Magarat, the Black Turtle of the Ipachi peoples, the Keomoran Phoenix and the Azure Dragon from future

A particular common theme in the various sects of Oelasthiriasi are the Vargas; spirit animals tasked with guarding an individual, a particular location or even nations. Some polytheists consider Higher Vargas and Great Beasts to be animal forms of their deities while monotheists consider all of these said Vargas and deities to be different forms of the one and only God Varga. Both Magarati and foreign scholars agree that the concept of assigning Higher Vargas to Great Beasts to nations is derived from the Protacist practice of designation new lands they encountered as realms inhabited by exotic mythical races.

The four categories of the Vargas are:

  • Atma Varga or Personal Varga - Each person has his or her own Varga; who is usually the reincarnation of a distant ancestor or in some cases, that of a lost family or friend. In the past, a person's Varga used to be his or her recurring visions of a particular animal at the age of twelve. Those who were unfortunate to not the get the visions were helped by shamans with special medicinal herbs to induce the visions at their thirteenth birthday. Since 1996 in Athara Magarat, that is no longer the case and thirteen year old children take part in the Species Entrustment Examination (SEE) to determine their Varga; which can be anything from a common rodent like chuchu or Ipachi rat to uncommon animals such as Kirati eagle or Yak Maruwa hornet.

  • Chhetra Varga or Higher Varga - When explorers and conquerors from the Khas-Kirat Empire went on their travels, they found that the Isles possessed many small islands. Thus came the reasoning that each of these islands must have a unique Varga that is rare in other islands. Higher Varga are also associated as guardians of villages or cities or even a particular region. Usually, only shamans, priestesses, hangs or individuals of authority could channel a Higher Varga such as a Chuli leopard or Highland goat.

  • Great Varga or Great Beasts - The Great Vargas are beasts with god-like powers. The Khas-Kiratis then positioned themselves as followers of the great Yellow Dragon and started assigning Great Vargas to almost each and every culture or civilization they encountered. Great Vargas were often national heroes who reincarnated into these mighty beasts. The Yellow Dragon was reincarnation of Srijunga Hang, the founder of the Khas-Kirat Empire. The Great Varga of a nation could change with time. The Yellow Dragon of the Khas-Kirat Empire (914 - 1918) has been replaced by the White Tigress.

  • God Varga - God Varga is the lord of all Vargas and the one who spawned the 50 or 60 Great Vargas. Each Khas-Kirati tribe or Reformed Mundhum sect has differing opinion on what exactly the God Varga is. Yumaists will say that God Varga is their supreme mother goddess Yuma whereas Mastoists will say the God Varga is the eternal energy Masto and so on. The Kisan tribe will say that the God Varga is the World Tree whereas the Four Kham peoples will argue that the God Varga is actually the First Human who utilized all of her magic in giving life to the Great Vargas and so on. There are also those who believe that all deities and Vargas are just different forms of the God Varga.


Great Vargas

Country

Great Varga

Description

Notes

Ainslie

firewasp

TBD

Almorea

Kirati Eagle (Almorean Subspecies)

TBD

Athara Magarat

Subhagi the White Tigress

Subhagi is believed to the reincarnation of Khas-Kirati Eastern War's hero Su Hangma; who is nowadays considered the Greatest Athara Magarati despite having born in Xrevaro and served the Khas-Kirat Empire mostly on frontier wars. Su Hangma had said at her deathbed that she had seen too much war and wished to return once again in a time of peace. Her status as the country's Great Varga began in 1996 after the reunification of former Empire of Magarat core territories as a new country called the Athara Magarati Federation of Hangates. Despite Subhagi's recent origins, White Tigresses are quite ancient to Khas-Kirati myths.

Subhagi and the White Tigresses mentioned in Khas-Kirati myths before her were most likely inspired by the Chuli Leopard.

Domanania

Çriv

Çriv literally comes from the Doman word for crow. When Khas-Kirati invaders came to Domanania, they noticed that the locals venerated the crow with military ranks including the bird in the symbols and festivals celebrating its presence. This was because Tqm (pronounced as: Dah-yah-mah) the goddess of war shape-shifted into a crow to start the First War. Like the Doman war goddess, Çriv the Great Varga is associated with trickery and as an omen of war.

Çriv was most likely inspired by the Doman crow.

Dragao do mar

Kyui Taba

When the Nine Gyarong Gun of the Khas-Kirat Empire invaded the Tabajara Empire in 1122, they were amazed by the skills of the Jaekaré warriors, who could reportedly decapitate a horse with one swing of their Arapuá. Khas-Kirati legends state that Yakecan Taba, the last Emperor of the Tabajara, reincarnated as the Great Sea Beast Dragão after his death.

Dragão seems to have been based upon the Karé Crocodile.

Eurania

Tenjaeng

like a chollima (essentially a unicorn) with healing powers and Valkyire role

Roendavar

Jarayo the Ancient Deer of Life

When the Khas-Kirat Empire reestablished contact with Roendavar in late 10th Century, they were mesmerized by the country's dense forests and ancient buildings merging nature and grand works of architecture.

Despite the name, the Ancient Deer of Life seems to resemble the Gael Antelope; which were once common throughout the Gael subcontinent in the past but are an endangered species now.

Segentova

Giant Moose

TBD giant moose that shoots laser TBD

Xrevaro

Sevú

When Khas-Kiratis came to Xrevaro, they saw the great care Xrevarans took in taking care of bees not only in hives but in the wild as well. That, along with the Festival of the Bee which takes place in the spring, and the symbolic attachment of bees to goddess Sesit, "Mother of Man" and "Queen of the Heavens" in Heyúva religion, got Sevú the Giant Bee assigned as Xrevaro's Great Varga.

Sevú's design takes inspiration from the Xrevaran bee but on a much more gigantic scale.

Kumari



The High Kumari of Athara Magarat is considered to be the living vessel of the White Tigress

Another common theme among various sects of Oelasthiriasi are the "Kumaris"; preteen girls who are believed to be the vessels of Higher Vargas. While each town has its own Kumari who never speak in public and are supposed to be emotionless; the High Kumari of Athara Magarat, said to be the living vessel of the nation's Great Beast White Tigress, is seen as the unifying figurehead in Oelasthiriasi akin to Catholic Popes or Muslim Caliphs; despite her role being highly restrictive and many sects refusing to revere Kumaris. Marrying the High Kumari of Vendriothos (the former name of this title) was one of the ways "gain prestige" in the race to become Mahang. However, only hangs from outer hangates were allowed to marry the High Kumari. Though not confirmed publicly, retired Kumaris supposedly earn 5 million USD. (TBD started from the Sotar Sect that worshipped Aklia as a living goddess).

Pantheon


Though Oelasthiriasi is a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning monotheism, polytheism, panentheism, pantheism, pandeism, monism, and atheism among others; it is often referred to as henotheistic (involving devotion to a single god while accepting the existence of others) as there is an established pantheon. Different sects worship a different deity from the pantheon as the supreme god whereas polytheists tend to worship certain deities depending on the circumstance.

Deity

Description

Yuma

Goddess of Light. "Yuma", an Eastern Kirati word meaning "Grandmother" is the Oelasthiriasi term for "Alvici". Since feminine names mostly end with -a, Alvici was called "Alvicia" in Vendriothos and shortened as "Alva". Over the centuries, Eastern Kirati tribes started using the more familiar word Yuma instead of Alva.

The followers of Yuma are known as Yumaists and they are a monotheistic sect that worship her as the supreme mother goddess (and all other deities as various versions of herself). Members of her sect tend to follow matrilineal marriage systems. Among the hundreds of sects that make up the Oelasthiriasi, the Yumaists are by far the largest in terms of followers and spread through nations as diverse as Alteran Republics, Noronica, Shanzie, Vancouvia, Wellsia and others.

Gaidu

God of Earth. According to the Chepangs (a Central Kirati people who make up the majority in Eastern Chatha, Western Chatha and San Montagnan Chatha), Gaidu the Great is their ancestor. He is said to be the son of the sun god Aita Bare (Helirios) and earth goddess Bhumi (Maravi); while also being the brother to another earth deity Namrung. Like his mother and brother, Gaidu was also associated with the earth element. However, he was easily recognizable from other deities by his thick battle armor and a horn sticking out of his forehead.

Despite being said to be a pacifist, he would often join wars of his followers. In later myths, he was depicted using spears and hammers in combat. The Church of Gaidu is henotheist and they only worship him while also acknowledging the existence other dieties.

Gaidu and his brother Namrung are one of the few gods who do not have a non-Oelasthiriasi counterpart in either the Arveimonaiae ("High Gods") or the Arveirenoiae ("Low Gods"). Thus, both Magarati and foreign scholars agree that Gaidu was probably a real life warrior who was later on deified by his people.

Paru Hang

God of War. "Paru" is the Oelasthiriasi term for "Ronus"; which became "Roop" or "Arup" in Vendriothos before finally settling to the modern name which has the title Hang ("Leader"). He is one of the few deities in the Oelasthiriasi pantheon without an exclusive sect of his own. He is mostly depicted as a barely clothed warrior armed with a trident and close friends with Same, the Snake God.

However, there is no accurate description of Paru Hang. His skin has been said to be blue, yellow or white by different sources. Sometimes he is shown with just two arms whereas in other times, he is said to have eight arms. His role is not fixed. Some sources mention him directly leading armies into battle whereas other sources say he is above taking sides and instead sends the Great Beasts under him to whoever requests assistance.

The legends also have it that Paru Hang was the one who taught martial arts to humans. These stories mention Paru Hang as a wandering ascetic in human form who teaches a new martial arts style to every new person he meets.

Same

The Goddess of the Seven Seas of the East (Argean, Eterna, Kavju, Nova, Far Nova, Southern and Lotus as well as many other minors seas such as Karnali, Mechi, Gatadpatigan and so on). Her non-Oelasthiriasi counterpart in the Arveirenoiae ("Low Gods") is "Saricu". Most of her followers are Kumals, a Western Kirati tribe who have brought her worship to their new homeland in Almorea. Regardless of their sect, most Oelasthiriasiae tend to worship Same before embarking on a sea voyage.

The Same worshiped as a tribal deity by the Kumals was a gender-less serpent and associated only with the Karnali Sea. In later myths, Same was made a goddess to provide example of male-female platonic friendship that she has with Paru Hang. Some newer myths also claim that she was actually the first student of the God of War. These later stories also assign war as a secondary attribute to her. She is mentioned as being the commander of the Great Beasts when Paru Hang is unavailable. With progression of time, Same has been depicted more and more as attractive half-woman half-snake deity than a gigantic serpent.

Masto

God of Life.

Shim

God of Lakes.

Bhumi

Goddess of Earth.

Aita Bare

God of Sun.

Pathibhara

Goddess of Fortune.

What you have focused on so far are beliefs, but beliefs are only a small portion of a religion. Ritual, practice and mores are more important. How does a believer view right and wrong? How do they affirm their faith on a regular basis? Where and how do they worship? When, including regular services and/or holidays, do they practice? How do they view and practice prayer? What visible actions or rituals are involved in their day to day lives? Are there dress codes? Codes of conduct? Who founded the religion, if anyone? What scripture do they have? How do different sects interact? How deep does sectarianism run? What is the history of the faith? How do they interact with believers of other faiths? What does a priesthood look like? What rules are there regarding that? What are the major defining events in a believers life (baptism? Pilgrimage? Special rites?)?
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THE UTOPIAN KINGDOM OF THE UNION OF ROENDAVARIAN STATES

The Religion of Protacism



Symbol



Classification: Religion

Scripture: Athasmylan

Theology: Protacist Theology

Administration: The Human Council

Particular Sects: 4 (Secular, Conservative, Folk/Unorthodox, Oelasthiriasi)

Region: Worldwide

Language: None

Headquarters: Dociara City

Origin: 1,100 B.C.E. in Roendavar

Members: N/A

Protacism, also known as Roendavarian mythology, Protacistos, Roendavarian paganism, and Athalymism, is a collection of various religious and cultural movements that are based off of the ancient Roendavarian religion from around 798 B.C.E. and has since spread throughout The Western Isles. Though it is an umbrella term for various religions, Protacism is regarded as a singular religion composed of different sects (thesaliae).

Protacism is broad in its religious ideas, ranging from the belief in supernatural entities such as gods, elves, dwarves, and the like, to secular practices and traditions, to religious ceremonies, and others. However, all of them believe in the same core belief in the concept of “one in everything” (ilethelia) and the constant struggle between good and evil (avarineveron). The belief in the concept of deities, such as gods, is prevalent in most Protacist sects. This is why Protacism can also be described as a polytheistic religion, however, not all sects are of the same thought.

Today, it is one of the largest religions in The Western Isles with (insert number) of adherents comprising about (insert number)% of the regional population. There are around (insert number) of sects that span across (insert number) of countries. In Roendavar, where the religion has orginated, it comprises around 32% of the population and is split among three sects. The largest Protacist temple in The Western Isles, the Va’Aaraganiath, or shortened as the Aaraganiath, is located in Dociara City and belongs to the Conservative Protacism Sect (Valaxinenos).

History


Va'Aaraganiath in Dociara City

The history of Protacism can be traced back to around 1,900 B.C.E. during the Early Bronze Age in Roendavar, also known as the Thiriosi Period. The Elesthis Pillar, the earliest evidence of Protacism, is a ten-foot pillar inscribed with the story of Facun, the fire god, and how he was imprisoned in Maciesti. However, the most concrete evidence of Protacism being a religion was during the advent of the Kingdom of Avathon. During this time, the religion was a collection of mythologies by the ancient Davari people to contextualize and understand the world around them. Writings by several Avathoni scholars depict the early form of Protacism which included ritualistic sacrifice, musical prayers, and a concrete pantheon of gods, which they called the Arveim.

Protacism formally became a religion in 778 B.C,E, after it was formalized and recognized in the Davari city-state of Ariethos. Most of its mythologies were compiled into a single book called the Athasmylan and it became the foundation of the religion. It was also during this time that the Va’Aaraganiath was constructed on the tallest hill in Ariethos. During the travels of the three Kings, the Oriferostiae, stories of mythical beings known as the Immortalinae began to take root in Davari culture and were ascribed to places around the world. Around 650 B.C.E., the scholar Thenus Vi’Lascia argued that Protacism was not a religious contract but rather a cultural belief that was fluid. He published the Protacist Arguments and this would dictate how Protacism would evolve throughout history. It was during this time that the religion was split between the Conservative (Valaxinenos) and the Folk/Unorthdox (Cricenexinos). Both sects would remain up until this day.


The Protacist Persecutions

During the conquests of Aragonus the Great, Protacism spread throughout the Western Isles, particularly in Argus, Gael, the Southern Sea, and Raedlon. This also resulted in the splitting of Protacism into numerous other sects that blended and adopted local and pre-existing beliefs. In Corinthusi Vendriothos (Athara Magarat), the religion evolved into Oelasthiriasi after adopting separate beliefs from Davari Protacism. Protacism reached its zenith around the 2nd century as numerous Protacist temples could be found throughout the Western Isles and the proclamation of the Listhelin Decree, establishing Roendavar as the center of Protacism throughout the region.

During the medieval ages, Protacism began a sharp decline after the rapid spread of monotheist religions such as Christianity and Islam. Protacists were labeled as pagans and were subjected to persecutions and forced conversions and exiles. A series of crusades against the Protacist religion were conducted in -to be continued-. Around the 11th century, Protacism’s influence dwindled into small communities outside Roendavar and Athara Magarat, which remained centers of Protacism after halting the crusades.

Around the 15th-16th century, Protacism was revived into relevance as it was perceived as a secular and progressive religion, enticing numerous people, especially scholars and revolutionaries, to convert to the religion. However, persecutions against the religion continued and adherents were forced to worship Protacism in secret while pretending to be part of another, more accepted religion. This resulted in people who were Christians, Muslims, etc. during the day but participated in Protacism at night. This resulted in a further evolution of Protacism into a secular and cultural practice rather than an organized religion. This also resulted in a further splintering of the religion, creating numerous sects throughout the Western Isles.

During the Great Gael War, Roendavar descended into chaos as Arkhail Micheno committed mass murders and purges throughout the country, forcing around 2 million Roendavarians to flee to various nations in the Western Isles. Most of these Roendavarians belonged to the newly-formed sect of Secular Protacism (Lathrimonos) that followed a far progressive and secular religion than any other Protacist sect. This made it the largest Protacist sect to date.

The 1900s saw the second revival of Protacism as environmentalism, pacifism, libertarianism, and leftist ideologies such as communism and socialism began to spread throughout the Western Isles. It represented everything that these ideologies fought for and, thus, sparked a cultural and religious movement that attracted these groups to convert.


Core Beliefs


Protacism is diverse in its beliefs as well as in its practices. This diversity and fluidity is the very reason why Protacism has managed to evolve and stay relevant throughout the ages. However, certain ideas and beliefs remained the same throughout time and across different sects. Below are the core beliefs of Protacism that form the foundation of Protacist belief regardless of their sect.

  • Ilethelia - Protacists believe that there is a part of everyone and everything in all. There is a part of you in everything, from the biotic such as animals and plants, abiotic such as non-living and artificial objects, as well as the abstract such as culture, religion, and identity. It is the belief that while all are different, all are one and the same in various ways. This belief is what allowed Protacism to grow beyond its home country as it welcomed everyone and every belief, changing accordingly and becoming fluid. This is also what allowed Protacism to become progressive, putting equality in practice.

  • Avarineveron - Duality, or the concept of light and dark, is central in Protacist belief. The constant struggle between the two is what dictates Protacist beliefs and actions. Light corresponds to revelation and seeing. When the light dominates, men discover new lands, discover better ways of living , people see into the universe and understand, doctors may practice their arts better, and many other things like this. Darkness corresponds to ignorance, tragedy, diplomatic and military failure, and confusion. These two are constantly in flux in a long protracted battle, therefore, Protacists must uphold light for as long as they can lest darkness win.

  • Aenthescin - It is the core belief that everyone has the right to be free and to decide according to their own accord without retribution, punishment, or ostracization. Protacists believe that when someone does harm or does bad, it is because they are not free of decision. For example, one kills because one is not free of jealousy or rage. Therefore, regardless of their actions, one must be taken care of and be liberated as someone free and happy is less likely to do harm rather than someone who is forced.

  • Stenthelon - Because everything is equal and is free, everyone seeks to become perfect to do good. All Protacists strive to become good in order to become perfect.

  • Maraielos - The concept of fluidity and progress is enshrined in Protacist values. Protacists believe that to contemplate and to progress is to become perfect and it is what brings everything to the greater good. This can be seen in how Protacism is very open to scientific progress as they believe that it is our duty that further everything to perfection and science is a representation of that.

  • Immaliselia - When something disappears, it does not fully disappear, rather, it becomes a part of everything and still exists. Everything and everyone is made up of both past, present, and future. Therefore, even if certain aspects of Protacism shall cease, it is still part of it and everything. This is why most of Protacists follow their religion despite their secular beliefs. Protacism is not a requirement or a religious contract, rather, a part of everyone, adhering or not.

  • Celascinron - Curiosity or to question and gather knowledge is an inherent part of Protacism. As progress and change is part of Protacism, Protacists believe that the way to further this is through knowledge and wisdom by studying and questioning reality.


Protacist Sects



Secular Protacism (Lathrimonos)


The Conversions of February

Secular Protacism, or Lathrimonos, is a Protacist sect. It is the largest Protacist sect in Roendavar and is the second-largest in the world after Oelasthiriasi. It comprises around 15% percent of the Roendavarian population and around (insert number)% of the overall Protacist population.

It originated in Dociara City during the Protacist Reformation Era between 1880-1910. On February 18, 1883, the Roendavarian philosopher Ilestrius Nascien Villendron published the Alisthis Pamphlet that criticized the Conservatives, the ruling sect of the time. He questioned the need for a religious hierarchy, the belief of the gods and the Immortalinae, and the religious nature of their rituals and proceedings, which according to Ilestrius, strayed far from the original ideals of Protacism. During this time, around 71% of the population adhered to Conservative Protacism and many were discontent with religion in general due to diminishing belief in deities. As a form of protest, Ilestrius proclaimed a new Protacist sect on February 20, 1883, called Lathrimonos, now known as Secular Protacism. Thousands of Roendavarians, mainly from the working class and the poor, flocked to his support and converted to Secular Protacism.

During the rule of Arkhail Micheno, he legitimized his rule by forcing the Ithoraugoros of Dociara, Elena Sthenisca Toresmon, to proclaim him as the successor of Yralia, a title reserved for monarchs. However, around this time, only 30% of the population was Conservative Protacists. 41% of the Roendavarian population were Secular Protacists. Because of this, under the Lathrimonos Purge, Secular Protacists were arrested and executed. Around 100,000 Secular Protacists fled the country while around 40,000 died. The first Roendavarian monarch to convert to Secular Protacism was King Cornelius Decebal Avaresti after his return from Ainslie and it would become the religion of subsequent Roendavarian monarchs.

Beliefs

Secular Protacism strongly opposes the concrete existence of the Arveim and the Immortalinae. Instead, they believe that the Arveim and the Immortalinae are representations of the spirit of nature rather than definite beings. Thus, they do not engage in active worship of the Arveim and the Immortalinae, rather, they treat them as cultural and social concepts. They believe that Protacist stories are not historical and to be taken as fact but should serve as lessons and abstract guides for people.

They also oppose the concept of the religious hierarchy, thus, they do not recognize the augoros as legitimate rulers of Protacism. The reason for such is that the concept of Protacism was equality and fluidity in belief, therefore, they believe that religious hierarchy forces Protacists to adhere to a singular belief and opinion by a ruling class rather than follow their own interpretations.

Secular Protacists do not practice in any Protacist rituals such as sacrifices and prayers. They believe that engaging in the practice to appease the divine is not necessary for, first, they do not exist, and second, ritualistic practice and prayers do not dictate the goodness or perfection of a person. They believe that the way to attain perfection is to be good and to seek knowledge, which are the core tenets of Protacism.

Conservative Protacism (Valaxinenos)


An Augoros Leads The Ariethosi In Prayer (538 B.C.E.)

Conservative Protacism is the second-largest Protacist sect in Roendavar with around 9% of the population and is the third-largest in the world.

Conservative Protacism was born in 798 B.C.E. after Protacism was formalized by the Davari city-state of Ariethos. During the conquests of Aragonus the Great, Conservative Protacism spread throughout the Western Isles and became a dominant religion in most areas of Corinthusi hegemony. It was during this time that the ten elarion were established throughout the Western Isles. The collapse of the Empire of Corinthus and the rise of monotheist religions severely impacted the Valxinenos population and were subject to persecutions and religious crusades throughout the medieval period.

During the 15th-16th century, Conservative Protacism began to rise in popularity, albeit, in secret. It was only on May 21, 1731, when the Temple of Va’Aaraganiath was once again formalized and religious practices became major events. In 1883, Conservative Protacism was split as Secular Protacism began to take root in Protacist communities throughout the Western Isles. Most began to convert to Secular Protacism and the remaining Conservative Protacists were forced to live in small, tight-knit communities usually near the Elarion. Today, it continues to stagnate as most of its adherents are usually from the same communities.

The Ten Elarion

Elarion

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Location

Description

Va'Aaraganiath

Dociara City, Roendavar

A temple dedicated to the Goddess of Time, Ranaria, and the God of Reality and Space, Davaren. It is the largest Protacist temple and is the seat of the Human Council.

Va'Yravalius

Vladivesti City, Roendavar

Temple dedicated to the Life God Yralia and the Death God Vladiros. It is known for its massive gardens and structures covered with roses.

Va'Lorathelia

Tillanora City, Roendavar

The oldest Protacist temple dating back to 1,100 B.C.E. and is dedicated to the Nature God Loras. The only wooden Elarion, it is surrounded by kilometers of dense forest.

Va'Formariath

A sunken temple in the Southern Sea. It is dedicated to the Goddess of Water Forma.

Va'Maraviela

A Protacist Temple located underground. The only way to enter the temple is through a cave. It is dedicated to the Earth Goddess Maravi.

Va'Ateiaton

The Temple of the Goddess of Animals and Beasts, Ateia. It is the seat of the Oelasthiriasi.

Va'Frecunalesti

Located near a volcano in the North, this temple is dedicated to the Fire God Frecun and the Dragoie. It is built with black stone.

Va'Heliriscion

The Temple of the Sun God, Helirios. It is located near the equator and is known for its massive yellow stained glass windows.

Va'Ronusicon

A temple dedicated to the War God, Ronus. It is the smallest of the Elarion, however, many flock to it to seek the blessing of Ronus.

Va'Selenilias

The Temple of the Moon Goddess, Selenia. It is only open during the night and is known for its dome painted with the night sky, each star carved with glass that reflect the moonlight.

Beliefs


The Ritual of Entaria

Conservative Protacism believes in the existence of the Arveim and the Immortalinae. However, they believe in the concept of Lescinalion, where the gods and the Immortalinae live in the same universe as us but in a different perfect plane of reality which they call Erinia. As such, our actions here on our plane of reality affect them indirectly. They believe that whatever our actions here have a direct effect on Erinia and such is also reciprocated that whatever happens in Erinia is also felt on Mediva (Earth). Natural disasters are Erinia’s reactions from our actions here on Mediva.

Conservative Protacism follows a hierarchical system of religious organization. The head of a temple is called an augoros and is responsible for religious and social ceremonies such as weddings. The augoros of an Elarion is called the Elaugoros and is believed to be the messenger of the respective god/gods of their Elarion. The ten Elarion belong to the Human Council located in the Va’Aaraganiath in Dociara and they elect a leader amongst them, the Ithoraugoros, to be the representative of the humans to Athropolia, the realm of the Arveim.

Conservative Protacism follows a more traditional form of worship. Basic religious practices in Conservative Protacism include sacrifice, festivals, ritualistic song and dance, and natural divinity. While Conservative Protacism practices sacrifice, they have long abandoned the old practice of human and animal sacrifice, instead offering food and drink to the Arveim and the Immortalinae through burning them at an altar. Natural Divinity, on the other hand, is the belief that the Arveim and the Immortalinae manifest through natural objects and features. Thus, they believe that there are certain places and certain objects that are holy. For example, they believe that Mount Athalymos is where Athropolia is located and a form of pilgrimage called Orifestiria is made every decade. They do not believe that artificial objects cannot be holy as it was made by man.

Folk/Unorthodox Protacism (Cricenexinos)


The Lone Frecunosti

Folk/Unorthodox Protacism is the oldest sect of Protacism dating back to the early 1,100 B.C.E. and is one of the most controversial and elusive religions in the world. While its exact numbers of adherents are hard to quantify, it is believed that they comprise around (insert number)% of the Protacist population in The Western Isles.

Folk/Unorthodox Protacism is a loose term for the various Protacist cults that exist throughout the world. The very first of these cults, the Valcriosi, were followers of the God of Chaos, Valcrios, and were the first to include human and animal sacrifice in their worship. In 356 B.C.E., these Protacist cults split from Conservative Protacism after being branded as heretics and were expelled from the Davari city-states. The Valcriosi revolt and subsequent persecution would force them to operate underground. They began to form secret societies and communities and were involved in several historical events.

In 1952, Ithoraugoros Clesirion Thenilia recognized the legitimacy of Folk/Unorthodox Protacism and proclaimed them a legitimate practice of Protacism amidst protests regarding rumors of continued human and animal sacrifice. Today, they remain underground and continue to attract numerous converts around the world for its wild and untamed practice.


The Dance of the Luvelion

Known Protacist Cults:

  • Loraxinos - Followers of the Nature God Loras. Their headquarters are believed to be in Tillanora City in Roendavar. While staunch environmentalists and front runners for environmental conservation, they are accused of funding and participating in eco-terrorism.

  • Valcriosi - The oldest Protacist Cult. The Valcriosi are followers of the Chaos God Valcrios and they stay true to their purpose, wreaking havoc and destruction throughout the Western Isles. They are identified as an active terrorist group in most countries.

  • Frecunosti - Followers of the Fire God Frecun. It is believed that their headquarters remain in the labyrinth of Arsnicsais in the ruined island of Maciesti. Numerous reports of mysterious figures in Maciesti Island are theorized to be the Frecunosti. They are also identified as an active terrorist group.

  • Luvelion- Followers of the Goddess of Love, Luviae. They are a cult of women that live in secluded communities far away from human civilization. While peaceful, they are known for their wild dances that they perform every night.

Beliefs


Human Sacrifice by the Loraxinos

Folk/Unorthodox Protacism is the primal and oldest form of Protacism, solidifying in their belief even before the formalization of the religion itself in 778 B.C.E. As such, most of their practices seem vastly different from any other sect of Protacism, and even within the sect itself, there are numerous differences in practice between cults.

The most striking belief and practice of Folk/Unorthodox Protacism is its practice of human and animal sacrifice. In Protacism, an imbalance between the forces of light and darkness creates chaos, and that is what brings ruin to both good and evil. Folk/Unorthodox Protacists believe that by offering life, which is the most important force of good, and death, the most important force of evil, they can balance the universe and eliminate chaos. During times of great disaster and strife, numerous Protacist cults offer human and animal sacrifices in order to ward off the chaos that was the root of all malice. During the festival of Valcrios, numerous Protacist cults offer human sacrifice in mass ritualistic murder and torture.

Folk/Unorthodox Protacism also follows the same festivals that other sects in Protacism do, albeit, in a more primal form. An example of this is the cult of Luviae called the Luvastixa. The Luvastixa is known to orchestrate orgies and wild sexual practices beneath the catacombs of Dociara during the festival of the goddess. The cult of the god of festivities, Alistio, often engages in wild, untamed parties that cause public disturbance during the Festival of Alistio. During the festival of the Fire God Frecun, his followers, the Frecunosti, offer sacrifices to the god by burning people at the stake, often in vast numbers. While Protacist cults claim to have toned down or abandoned some of the practices altogether, it is common knowledge that they still partake and participate in these practices in secret.

Folk/Unorthodox Protacists believe in the existence of the Arveim and the Immortalinae but view them as untamed forces of nature that exist in the same plane of reality as us. While other sects view the Arveim and the Immortalinae as divine, Folk/Unorthodox Protacism sees them as violent and vengeful, often interfering in human lives whenever they feel like. Thus, they believe that these forces must be appeased at all times.


The Temple of Ateia at Athara Magarat

Oelasthiriasi is the largest sect of Protacism in the Western Isles as around (insert number)% of the Protacist population belong to the sect. It was established in Athara Magarat in 176 C.E. after the Vendriothos Schism.

The conquest of Aragonus the Great and the subsequent subjugation of Vendriothos, modern-day Athara Magarat, saw Protacism take root in Argus. The very first Protacist temple in Vendriothos, the Ategon, was the home of the Goddess of Animals and Beasts, the goddess Ateia. However, due to indirect rule by Corinthus and the loose conversion policies, Protacism in Vendriothos began to change and adopt local beliefs. This would eventually lead to the Vendriothos Schism in 176 B.C.E. when the Elaugoros of Ateia, Lenia Alifiras, proclaimed Oelasthiriasi to be a separate sect of Protacism. This would lead to violence and riots in Corinthusi Vendriothos that would only end in the Unaris Decree that recognized the independence of Oelasthiriasi as a separate sect.

During the Khas-Kirat Empire, Oelasthiriasi spread throughout the Western Isles and eventually surpassed Conservative and Secular Protacism in its number of adherents. Because of this, then Ithoraugoros Vencentis Alius Thermonis, united the temple of Ateia and Oelasthiriasi as one temple on July 18, 1923, which granted Oelasthiriasi a seat in the Human Council. This was known as the Ateia Decree.

Beliefs

Oelasthiriasi means “people of the same idea” in Roendavarian, reflecting its history of similarities and differences with Protacism. While Oelasthiriasi functions as a separate religion, it is regarded as a sect of Protacism due to their similar beliefs, rather, with different interpretations.

Adherents of Oelasthiriasi believe in the concept of Vargas, spirit animals that are tasked as guardians or protectors of people, places, and even countries. This belief stemmed from (1) local beliefs in Athara Magarat before the Corinthusi invasion, (2) the designation of the goddess of animals and beasts, Ateia, as the region’s goddess, thus, reinforcing the belief that animals hold power, and (3) the tradition of attaching mythological and religious beliefs in a place which evolved into the belief that certain lands are independent.

Oelasthiriasi believe in the existence of the gods but not the Immortalinae. Oelasthiriasi functions as a polytheistic religion that involves the direct worship of the divine rather than the other sects of Protacism which shun direct worship. The Oelasthiriasiae do not believe in the Immortalinae as the role of the Immortalinae were transferred to the Vargas, making them obsolete.

Oelasthiriasi believe that the gods can exist in both natural and artificial objects, which go against the Protacist belief that only natural objects can hold souls. This is why the Oelasthiriasi has shrines, statues, figurines, and paintings that serve religious functions. They also believe and follow the practice of Kumari, or preteen girls believed to be personifications of higher Vargas. This stemmed from their reverence of the preteen goddess Ateia.

While Oelasthiriasi follow the same pantheon as other Protacist sects, they are known in different names and are worshipped differently. The Oelasthiriasi are henotheistic, meaning that some groups prefer to worship and favor certain gods over one another. The difference in their practice and the practice of the Folk/Unorthodox Protacists is that they still identify as a single religion.


Mythology


In the beginning, before time and space, was nothing. From the deep emptiness, formed a being of pure darkness, the God Neverici. He spread fast, enveloping the entire expanse of nothing and manifested into the universe. As soon as it filled everything, it parted, and out came the light goddess, Alvici. Darkness and Light swirled together in the universe, never overtaking one another. Together, they created reality and time, the two most important and vital factors of the universe. From this, born Davaren, the God of the Universe and Reality, and Ranaria, the Goddess of Time. After years of coexisting, Neverici and Alvici started fighting, creating massive disturbance in the universe. And so, to stop their discord, Davaren separated the two, light cannot exist without darkness, and darkness cannot manifest when there is light. Davaren and Ranaria were now the only gods in the universe, and in time, they grew lonely. In an effort to create life, the two gods poured their powers and created the first of the New Gods, the Arveim: Forma, Maravi, Frecun, Helirios, and Yralia. The Five Arveim, with the help of the two Great Gods, devised a plan to create life and spirit to the universe. They would create a world that will be populated with beings and living things that would both honor and live alongside them.

Forma created water from her divine essence, sometimes gentle but when angered brings forth destruction. From the water, Maravi molded mud and rock, becoming one with the earth itself. Frecun, with all his rage and anger, formed fire, an agent of chaos and rebirth. With his intelligence, Helirios absorbed the powers of the stars and became one himself, the Sun, which would give warmth and meaning. With the elements of life complete, Yralia created all forms of life, from elves to dwarves to giants, but not yet humans. As such, they became controllers of the things they represent. Forma became the goddess of water, Maravi the goddess of the earth, Frecun the god of fire, Helirios the Sun God, and Yralia the God of Life. Davaren became the God of Reality and Space, to which he can bend the universe to his will, and Ranaria became the Goddess of Time, she who controls the cycles.

They named the planet they created as Mediva, a term which would eventually become the Roendavarian word for Earth "Mediva". Each Arveim had a race of life forms that worshipped them and eventually gained their powers. The goddess Forma had the Merfolk, a race of humanoid water species that lived in the seas and constructed a vast kingdom. Maravi was worshipped by the Dwarves whose short and stocky bodies had the power to mold the earth and reap its resources, forging weapons and technologies. Meanwhile, the Dragons were under the rule of Frecun with their fiery breaths and destructive nature. Out of Helirios came the Helinir, beings of pure energy that shifted forms and contained massive amounts of power. However, the two most powerful races were the Elves, holding allegiance to no go yet had close ties with the primal nature god Loras, and the Vampir, or Vampires as they are known today, who are the descendants of Yralia. These original races were called the Immortalinae, the Immortals. There were also minor races that were scattered around the world, with no god to lead them but their own.

Vladiros, the God of Death. Vladiros could reap the souls of the immortals and claim what is due. Upon seeing this, Yralia confronted the god of Death with the intention of destroying him so that all life on Medivae may live without death. Instead of fighting, Vladiros fell in love with Yralia and the life god returned the feeling as well. Together, life and death was unstoppable and gave balance to the world. The two bore four children: Luviae the Goddess of Love, Althoros the God of Balance, Reneia the first Woman, and Romulare the first Man.

When the other Arveim saw this, they too made gods of their own. Because of this, the population of the gods exploded, from five original Arveim to over a thousand. The original Arveim named themselves Arveimonaiae, the divines, and together with the other Arveim, built their palace on top of a beautiful mountain, Mount Athalymos. They named the palace Athropolia. The land around Mount Moldoveanu was blessed by Yralia himself and was populated by his followers, the Vampir. The land was named Roendavauria.

The first humans, Reneia and Romulare, did not inherit the power of the gods and, thus, they were mortal. What they lacked in immortality, they made up in ingenuity. Reneia and Romulare wandered the lands of Argaie, looking for a place to stay. They were turned down by the other races of the land. With no home to live, they pleaded to the gods for help. Elai, the God of Wind, heard their request and carried them to the land of Roendavauria where they were welcomed by the Vampir. Elai was rewarded by splitting his being into four so that he ruled over all the winds. The beings of Earth, or Mediva, lived peacefully after. This began the Era of the Immortalinae. Much of the stories in Protacism originated around this time when mythical beings still roamed and coexisted with man.

After a few centuries, humans have spread throughout the world but their home remains in Roendavauria. At Athropolia, the Arveim themselves grew restless, bickering and fighting with each other. From this tense time, bore a new God, Valcrios the God of Chaos. Valcrios split reality apart, creating a new world: The Revoi. The Revoi was populated by dark manifestations of chaos and fear called Titares, nothing but destruction and malice in their very forms. Seeking to destroy all that is pure, Valkrios, along with the Titares, invaded Mediva.

Valcrios sealed the home of the two Great Gods, Davaren and Ranaria, so that they could not participate in the war. Earth erupted into war with its inhabitants fighting the Titares, causing heavy casualties and destruction. Valkrios slowly pulled the worlds closer together with the goal of destroying the universe itself from the sheer force of the collision. At first, the Arveim disagreed on helping the beings of Mediva, fearing that their deaths would mean the end of the Universe. Without the help of the Arveim, the war was a sure defeat, until the King of the Elves, Selithior, hatched a plan. Each race will create a stone infused with the power of their race. The stones were called the World Gems, and together, they could rival the powers of even that of the Gods. Using the immense power of the World Gems, the beings on Mediva gained the upper ground, slowly winning the war against the Titares. The Arveim descended upon Mediva upon seeing the victory and joined in the war. With the Arveim and the Mediva Alliance, they managed to defeat the Titares and march to the palace of Valkrios. There, they defeated him by dragging him to Earth then shattering his form, scattering his remains across the universe, which would take him millions of years to reform. The great battle would be known as the Alkriathosei, the stand between the beings of the universe against Chaos.

Peace once again returned to Earth but at a cost, the population of the Immortalinae dwindled. Regaining their population would take thousands of years as they were immortal, reproduction was not easy. Meanwhile, humans grew dominant. The humans grew greedy as they encroached on the territory of the Immortalinae. The Immortalinae feared another war and so they replicated what Valkrios did. Using the World Gems, they split Mediva into two realities, one with humans called Earth and one with them called Erinia. These two worlds were superimposed into each other, constantly influencing one another. Because of this, the humans were left alone on Earth and eventually moved into the past Immortalinae territories. The Arveim also chose to stay silent, only helping humans in times of great need.

And thus, the Era of Man has begun. Humans have dominated Earth and the Immortalinae have lived on Erinia. The Arveim continue to live on top of Mount Moldoveanu in their grand palaces of Athropolia. The two primordial Gods, Davaren and Ranaria, fused together with the Universe, forever keeping reality together. Some say there is a way to reconcile both worlds but that has yet to be found.

List of Divine Beings
Primordial Gods


The Gods of Protacism

Name

Information

Alvici

Goddess of Light.

Neverici

God of Darkness.

Davaria

The Eternal One. God of Space, the Universe, and Reality. Father of the Arveim.

Ranaria

The Eternal One. Goddess of Time and Cycles. Mother of the Arveim.

Valkrios

Born during the Era of the Immortalinae. God of Chaos and Destruction. Bane of the Gods. Killed during the Alkriathosei.

Arveimonaiae and High Gods

Name

Information

Forma

Goddess of Water. Patron of the Merfolk. One of the Arveimonaiae. Creator of Earth.

Maravi

Goddess of the Earth. Patron of the Dwarves. One of the Arveimonaiae. Creator of Earth.

Helirios

God of the Sun. Patron of the Helinir. One of the Arveimonaiae. Creator of Earth.

Frecun

God of Fire. Patron of the Dragons. One of the Arveimonaiae. Creator of Earth. Currently imprisoned.

Yralia

God of Life. Patron of the Vampir. One of the Arveimonaiae. Creator of Earth.

Vladiros

God of Death. Husband to Yralia. Reaper of Souls.

Selenia

Goddess of the Moon. Queen of the Arzionaia.

Elai

The Pure Form of the Wind. God of Winds and Direction. Lord of the edges of the world.

Loras

God of Nature and all Living Things. Protector of the Forests and Animals.

Arveirenoiae, Low Gods, and Minor Divine Beings

Name

Information

Name

Information

Luviae

Goddess of Love and Lust

Althoros

God of Balance and Equality

Atherai

Goddess of Wisdom

Breios

God of Storms

Valria

Goddess of Agriculture

Ronus

God of War

Saricu

Goddess of Water Creatures

Kreion

God of Ice and Snow

Northus

God of the North Winds and Winter

Rethrios

God of Minerals

Sorius

God of the South Winds and Summer

Thias

Goddess of Music

Westrie

God of the West Winds and Spring

Arion

God of Art

Eikos

God of the East Winds and Autumn

Leithona

Goddess of Magic

Senia

Goddess of Rivers

Amaloth

God of Medicine

The Immortalinae

Name

Information

Elves/Alfiriae

Described as tall and elegant, the Elves are one of the two most powerful races of Immortalinae. They can manipulate the magic of nature and use it to their advantage. They are the servants of the Nature God Loras, although they swear no allegiance to him. They live in the land of Alfara, a land of beautiful forests and gentle streams. There are three races of elves: Dragalfiae, the Dragon Elves who live in the North, Loralfiae, the Nature Elves, and the largest of all Elven races, and the Nethalfiae, the Dark Elves that live in the far northeast islands of Alfara.

Vampires/Vampiriae

The Vampir, or Vampires, are the descendants of the Life God Yralia, which enabled them to take and give life like their patron. They are described as pale and beautiful, their long silvery hair glowing from the moonlight. They live in the present lands of Roendavar, although no one can really say if they are in Erinia or in Earth. Some even speculate that the royal family of Roendavar are Vampir but it is yet to be debunked.

Dwarves/Dwarveniae

The Dwarves live in the vast continent of Nerdivithos, a mountainous and inhospitable land. The dwarves are split into two races. The Fredarveniae, or the Fire Dwarves, live in the South and are the ones responsible for forging weapons. The Fredarveniae live underground to be closer to heat sources such as lava and magma. The Kreidarveniae, or Ice Dwarves, live in the far north. Unlike their fiery counterparts, they prefer to live above ground and spend much of their lives fishing and farming. They are servants of the Goddess Maravi.

Dragons/Dragoiae

The Dragons are the spawn of Frecun and dominate the northern seas of Arkvara. They are split into two races, Asdragoiae and Vardragoiae. The Asdragoiae have massive bodies and wings. They are the ones responsible for terrorizing several races and wreaking havoc as they please. The Asdragoiae can also transform into humans, distinguishable only by scales on the right side of their neck. The Vardragoiae, on the other hand, have slender bodies and usually live close to other Immortalinae, serving as pets or protectors. They are peaceful and docile.

Merfolk/Forfoaraiae

Merfolk live beneath the seas of Sofara in their underwater palaces and cities. From the waist up, they have human bodies, but from the waist down, they have fins to effectively traverse the vast oceans. They can replace their fins for human lower halves, which they do to procreate and walk on solid land. They are created by Forma, the water goddess, which allows them to control water.

Helinir

Helinir are beings made from pure shifting energy. Sometimes they are described as "floating sparks in the shape of a human", sometimes they look like waves of electricity. They sprung forth from the head of the Sun God Helirios. They live in the southern lands of Helreias, occasionally getting lost and ending up in other lands.


Practices and Festivals



The Feast of Yralia

In January, the biggest celebration in Protacism is the feast of Yralia, which is commenced from January 10-15. Citizens all around the Western Isles flock to the slopes and steep cliffs of the Draculenea Mountains to celebrate the day when Yralia, the God of Life, blessed the world. The most important day in the Feast, January 14, symbolizes when Yralia descended to the top of Mount Athalymos, the tallest mountain in Roendavar, and opened the gates of Athropolia to the people. The event is known as the Erosithegon. Thus, during the eve of January 14, people make their way near the summit, where dancing, singing, parties, and drinking, are all done under the watch of the summit of the mountain, lit by torches and lights from the festival below. Stories tell that one day, the gates of Athropolia will open once again during the night of Erosithegon and the Arveim shall bless the lands of the Western Isles once again. Those who cannot attend the feast on Mount Athalymos usually organize local festivities that include merry-making, dancing, singing, and feasts. Roses decorate most houses during this time as it is the symbol of Yralia and most people wear roses during this time, either on crowns or pinned to their clothes.


The Feast of Frecun

The remaining Areveim get their respective feasts as well. Maravi, the Earth Goddess, has her feast celebrated on March 3. The Festival of Maravi consists of eating only soil foods such as potatoes and carrots to symbolize her hardship in separating land from water. People are also encouraged to sprinkle sand or soil around them, usually done with the sound of drums. The Festival of Forma is done every May 14, with celebrations done on boats. People are encouraged to submerge themselves in a natural body of water. The largest of these celebrations are done in Constantiara City where people remain in the sea for several hours and float candles.

Frecun's festival is done on the slopes of Mount Maciesti, a dormant volcano, and is believed to be the Fire God's prison, and is celebrated on July 17. Those who attend the Festival of Frecun on Mount Maciesti are usually greeted by men wearing red robes, which are followers of the Fire God. The entire island is lit with torches and wild chanting can be heard throughout the night to beckon him out of his prison. Those who cannot attend the festival usually celebrate the feast by chanting inside their homes lit by candles. The Sunset of Helirios is a feast done during the month of September between the days of 17-23 because it is the month when the days start to get shorter.

Vladiros, the God of Death, is the main figure in Protacism's second-largest festival, the Eve of Mourns. It is celebrated during the 24th evening of November and is done to commemorate the souls of the dead. All people are forbidden to go outside during the day and all outdoor activities are not allowed. When the sun sets and the moon rises, the Eve of Mourns begins as citizens light candles inside their houses, chanting incantations and rituals without stopping. Chosen people called the resciaxali are dressed in black and are the only ones permitted to go outside. They dance and shout incantations throughout the land, banging on people's doors and windows. No one is also permitted to scream. This goes on until the sunrise of the morning of the 25th of November when the Eve of Mourns ends.

Credits to Ktismandrasi and Athara Magarat for their contributions.

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