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* '''Manifestation:''' Neither Elia nor Leona have ever appeared anywhere, though they are confirmed as divine, due to the sheer amount of powerful [[Artifacts]] belonging to them left behind.
* '''Manifestation:''' Neither Elia nor Leona have ever appeared anywhere, though they are confirmed as divine, due to the sheer amount of powerful [[Artifacts]] belonging to them left behind.
* '''Individual:''' There have never been individual appearances, though both Leona and Elia left behind a whole arsenal of divinely powered armor, weapons and shields, most in the Imperial Palace.
* '''Individual:''' There have never been individual appearances, though both Leona and Elia left behind a whole arsenal of divinely powered armor, weapons and shields, most in the Imperial Palace.
* '''Worship House:''' Elia and Leona share the Temple of Unyielding Perseverence in Regalia, though Elia’s sarcophagus next to Elia’s is empty, because the Dogmatic Unionists refuse to acknowledge their extramarital same-sex love, claiming it is for Allestrain instead.
* '''Worship House:''' Elia and Leona share the Temple of Unyielding Perseverence in Regalia, though the sarcophagus next to Elia’s is empty, because the Dogmatic Unionists refuse to acknowledge their extramarital same-sex love, claiming it is for Allestrain instead.
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Latest revision as of 01:24, 3 August 2022

Emended Unionism
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Religion
Pronunciation Ee-Men-ded Yoon-yen-is-m
Origins Theomar and Thedmir, the Duo-Prophets.
Deities
The Everwatcher and various other Gods and Goddesses
Subsects

Origins

Emended Unionism, and Vultragon Unionism which joined them later, has two points of origin as they are two Schismatic beliefs forming one religious communion together. Vultragon Unionism came first, which started as a protest movement in Vultaro against the divine right to rule of the Nobles. Vultaro was mismanaged for decades by House Lampero, causing the deaths of many miners and soldiers in otherwise avoidable situations, resulting in a great level of resentment. Poverty and subsequent famines caused many to wonder why the structure of the world was as it was. This however was responded to with violence by both the clergy and the nobles, harshly repressing the critical thinking among the peasants that was somewhat unique in this area, where-as other areas of Regalia were still very docile in their feudal lifestyle. Vultaro faced several years of extreme repression, purges, and religious violence, until the locals disavowed the Dogmatic Unionist community, and split off when a few Celates joined them in actively questioning the structure of belief and the right of law in the Regalian Empire. The Vultaro Supremoclacy was eventually allowed to exist due to a series of decrees made by Alexander. Emended Unionism has appeared only recently, and it was born out of the minor Dogartan Schism, whose beliefs of asceticism diverged further from the Dogmatic community, who they considered too opulent and too repressive, believing that the conservative elements of Calemberg had hijacked Unionism for their pro-Ailor and holy-war agendas. Emended Unionism was formalized in the tennis courts of Anglia (as the Celates were refused to house their conferences in holy sites), after which dialogue began with the Vultragon Celates, having much in common. The merger officially happened during the Council of Hartenland, which also officialized all religious dogma and beliefs.

Schismatic Belief

Emended Unionism can best be summarized as a schismatic belief from Dogmatic Unionism, meaning the religions are somewhat the same, but Emended Unionism has diverged from the core tenets of Unionism. Emended Unionism's (and Vultragon Unionism) original divergence points concerned the matter of ascetic lifestyles and critical thinking among the lay people. Dogmatic Unionism is a religion centered on the opulence, wealth, and success of faith, an infallible divinity, and all-powerful clergy. Dogmatic Unionism is all about the extremely perfect gods who can do no wrong, and the clergy who should never be questioned. Emended Unionism instead acknowledges that gods sometimes are nefarious and flawed, and that one god in particular is infamous for their evil actions, because even evil people can be very skilled. Emended Unionism also rejects the opulence and gold-plated wealth of the clergy, and believes in a more "normal" approach to preaching and worship, away from structured rituals. Furthermore, it also encourages critical thinking. Rather than having a Celate providing a definitive answer to spirituality, Emendeds utilize open debates and discussions to question divine events, intentions, and meanings, coming to a consensus where the Celate is not above the crowd as an authority figure, but among the crowd as a facilitator. Emended Unionism in general is more about asking for signs from divinity to prove their intentions, as opposed to blindly following the opinions of mortals about matters of great importance.

Core Identity

Emended Unionism is a religion centered around humility, kindness, and love for all things created in this world, with a semi-organized, semi-hierarchical order of priests.

Tenets

  • Careful: Emended Unionism implores that all Unionists not grow cocky, and remain careful so as not to endanger the cause with heavy-handed action and blind ambition.
  • Calm: Emended Unionism implores that all Unionists remain calm and where possible turn the other cheek because violence is the root of many sinful thoughts.
  • Descendancy: Emended Unionism asks for the happiness that having many children will bring, while making wedlock very optional to achieve this goal.
  • Ambition: Emended Unionism asks all Unionists to be content in life and to not seek to upend the natural order of things or to seek to overcome one's betters.
  • Diligence: Emended Unionism asks that those with merit and skill are rewarded and raised to better positions of power to reward their duty to the Empire.
  • Merciful: Emended Unionism implores not for vengefulness or forgivingness, but rather for mercy in all circumstances, no death-penalty, and criminal rehabilitation.
  • Charity: Emended Unionism requires that all Unionists create equity for the poorest and weakest, so that even the infirm can contribute through charity and help.
  • Honest: Emended Unionism requires honesty and truth, professing the need to never lie to one’s superiors, lords, bosses, or commanders in faith and arms.
  • Humility: Emended Unionism requires believers to never have false fantasies of living up to the Gods and Goddess, that one can live in example of but never aspire to be them.
  • Literalism: Emended Unionism demands that religious dogma should never become blind faith, and that all faithful should seek providence for belief and spirituality.
  • Loyalty: Emended Unionism demands absolute loyalty to the Emperor and obedience to one's feudal or peer lords, while never offending or inflicting violence on nobles.
  • Great Way: Unionism requires all Unionists to constantly strive to contribute to the Great Way, to find opportunities to further advance the Empire and its people.
  • Dragonblood: Emended Unionists believe Dragonblood to be the supreme blessing of the Everwatcher, and that only Dragonblood can be Emperors, thus Cedromar is legitimate.
  • Vessel: Emended Unionists reject the Ivrae lineage, instead believing the true Vessels to have been Kades. The current heir is Augustus Kade, son of Cedromar.

Beliefs

  • Narrative: In Emended Unionism, all faithful and unfaithful contribute or detriment the Great Way, a promise made by the Everwatcher that the Regalian Empire carries the Love of the Everwatcher, and that one day when the whole world is made subject to the Vessel of the Everwatcher, that his Love will extend Paradise over all, bring back all the dead, and make a world without want and suffering forever. Those who are deemed worthy in death join the Everwatcher by the Gates of Adoration, while those who are denied are re-incarnated into a person of lower social standing and means to prove themselves again with diminishing opportunities.
  • Canon Evil: Canon Evil in Emended Unionism is much more obvious than the other Schisms, with Canon evil being directly laid squarely with Demons and Greed. In mortals, it is greed that causes all sin to happen, whether greed for pleasure, greed for power, greed for wealth, or greed for fame. Every person is capable of greed, and to Emendeds, every day is a struggle to push away this greed and not let the soul succumb to sin. Secondly, Emended Unionists much more clearly see the Demonic entities of the Void, Exist, and Ordial realms as canonically Evil. Emended Unionism in general takes a lot more information from scholarly sources to supplement its religious teachings. Dogmatic Unionism generally rejects science that may contradict or challenge established doctrines of the faith, but Emended Unionism embraces it to help explain more aspects of faith.
  • Identity: Emended Unionism is very similar to Dogmatic Unionism in terms that it has no real statements in favor or against particular gender-expressions, sex-preference, or matters of lifestyle, with one distinct difference. Emended Unionism specifically rejects the "Same-Sex Solution" (with regards to same-sex couples being required to adopt/find other ways to procure offspring in marriage) as miserable and cruel. Emended Unionism does not demand that same-sex members have offspring, believing that instead the "next family will have 15 children to break even".
  • Conversion: Emended Unionism is a religion that has invariably been applied with the sword, or with word, and both interpretations are somewhat correct. Emended Unionists believe that a person, even one who is not Unionist or pretends to be Unionist, can still work towards the Great Way if pointed in the right direction. This is why the Confessions of Melennar are important, because this preacher created a common understanding that as a Regalian Unionist ruler, one’s non-Unionist subjects can still work towards the Empire’s cause, while not believing in the Everwatcher, and their soul can still ascend to the Unionist afterlife if their own religion or areligion will not claim them. As such, conversion by the sword is also fully acceptable, because it forcibly induces someone into the Great Way, though it has become more controversial and less acceptable as of late.
  • Sins & Taboo: The worst cases of sinning and taboo for Emended Unionism are blasphemy against the Emperor, greed for pleasure/politics/wealth/power, moral corruption among government and nobles, silencing dissent with violence, abuse of power-dynamics and lord-liege relations, desecrating holy sites, attacking clergy and temples (even of other religions), rejecting the Everwatcher, and being a traitor or saboteur against the Regalian Empire. Emended Unionism does acknowledge confessionals, but Celates can issue a Writ of Sin, a public denunciation and excommunication of a Unionist (or Unionist) to declare them anathema to the religion. It is possible to reverse a Writ of Sin through a Writ of Harmony, but only through some act of self-sacrifice or service to the Emperor.

Gods and Goddesses

Emended Unionism has a concept referred to as Trans-Divinity, just like Dogmatic Unionism. Trans-Divinity means that whatever their faith understands to be divine, is fluid and constantly changes based on interpretations. By standard, the Everwatcher is always the indisputably most important entity in Unionism. The (legitimate) Living Emperor is also a living Divine Being who should be worshiped as a god. Below the Emperor and the Everwatcher are the other Gods and Goddesses. Emended Unionism depicts all of its Gods with purple Eyes, claiming that all of them are invariably Dragonblood (which is a state of extreme holiness), though fall short of claiming that all of them have also been Dragons outright. Emended Unionism of the Unionist variants has the most yet-living Gods, as Emended Unionists believe that the people should be led by their Gods, not spiritually guided alone. As people live and eventually die, this means that Emended Unionism has the potential of exponentially having more gods as time goes by. Furthermore, it also means that it’s theoretically possible for other religions to merge into Unionism if their Gods and Goddesses can be proven to be real, and prove their divinity or past divinity within the interpretations of the Emended Council. Unionists can combine a variety of Divine Entity worship. By default, all Unionists worship the Everwatcher, and whoever else is worshiped additionally is up to the individual. Some worshipers choose only a single patron deity, while others choose a collection, or leave just a few out. There are no hard rules to Divine Being worship, in general they exist more as examples to live by, instead of a strict pantheon that demands worship. Emended Unionism has the largest pantheon of the Unionist religions, and also varies radically from the other two because it rejects the general divinity of House Ivrae, and instead claims that the inherited blessing of Dragonblood largely defines divinity.

The Everwatcher

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The Everwatcher, is the supreme Divine Being of Unionism, the source of all creation, and the final destiny of all things. The Everwatcher was the first thing that was created in the beginning of times and created all other races, creatures, land, and all that was and will be. The Everwatcher is not traditionally depicted in any way shape or form. The Everwatcher is the same for all Schisms, though the Schisms have internal disagreements about who should be the Vessel of the Everwatcher. Generally speaking, Dogmatic and Evintarian Unionists support the current lineage, while Emended Unionists support the erasure of Ivrae legitimacy. Emended Unionism puts less emphasis on the God Emperors and Empresses and instead refers to individuals with divine powers granted by the Everwatcher as just Gods or Goddesses, indicating that being an Emperor or Empress does not make anyone more likely to become an agent of the Everwatcher's grand design, and by defining most divine beings as such, creates a false perception of specialness.

Worship of the Everwatcher is never done specifically by praying or asking for its blessings, but rather simply by being a good Unionist. There is only ever one direct interaction between a Unionist and the Everwatcher, and that is in the moment of their death, for their soul to be weighed against their role in the Great Way. If they are left wanting, the soul will be returned to Aloria to be re-incarnated, given another chance to prove itself. If they pass, the soul will join the Everwatcher in the Unionist afterlife. Matters regarding the Everwatcher are always the highest forms of heresy if claimed in contradiction to established theological doctrine. While the Everwatcher does grant blessings to individuals who are born all across the Empire, because it has determined some religious purpose for them at birth, the Everwatcher never speaks through anyone except the Vessel.

Theomar and Thedmir, the Founders

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  • Identity: Theomar (left) and Thedmir (right) nicknamed the Sun-Father and Moon-Father, first Emperor and first Arch-Chancellor of the Regalian Empire respectively.
  • Themes: Theomar and Thedmir represent the Gods of piety, devotion, brotherhood, small beginnings, and faith. They are remembered as fathers founding multi-century dynasties.
  • Depictions: Theomar and Thedmir are always depicted together, with Theomar pointing the way or holding up his hand of prophecy, and Thedmir by his friend in support and advice.
  • Worship: Worship to these Gods is performed by writing prayers of good health and good fortune for children/employees/followers on pieces of paper and burning them in golden bowls.
  • Manifestation: Theomar has manifested near every major pivotal religious event, though Thedmir has never appeared. Still, many swear they could see him in the audience of Theomar.
  • Individual: Theomar and Thedmir have never appeared in front of an individual, always preferring only to appear before groups or major events to offer protection and guidance.
  • Worship House: Theomar’s main Temple is the All-Beacon Temple of Regalia. Thedmir’s main Temple is the House of Virtue in Annaparochie in Anglia, both are buried in their Temples.

Eotranna, the Mother

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  • Identity: Eotranna, sometimes also called Eona, nicknamed the Nurse-Maternal, was the granddaughter of Thedmir Kade and the 4th Arch-Chancellor of the Regalian Empire.
  • Themes: Eotranna represents the Goddess of motherhood, caring, nurture, kindness, compassion, nurturing, charity and the divine burden of child-rearing in Unionism.
  • Depictions: Eotranna is always depicted in her traditional nurse outfit, as she spent many years on the frontline caring for soldiers despite being Arch Chancellor and a politician.
  • Worship: Eotranna worship is performed by singing the hymns of Eotranna, which are gospel rhyme songs about the duties of mothers and the blessings of children to the mother.
  • Manifestation: Eotranna has never been manifested, but Emended claim that Ness manifestations are actually Eotranna, because the silver butterfly mask was a common burial mask among Noble women at the time, and Eotranna’s hair was also blonde.
  • Individual: Eotranna (or Ness, depending on interpretations), only appear to individuals who need immediate motherly protection from imminent death and expiry.
  • Worship House: Eotranna has two unofficial Houses of Worship, the Temple of Salvation in Regalia, and the Temple of Mother’s Embrace in Huilendom in Lokinge (Anglia).

Allestrain and Alexander, the Soldiers

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  • Identity: Allestrain (right) and Alexander (left) also called Bear-Claw and Lion-Claw respectively, were the 15th Emperor Allestrain and 16th Arch-Chancellor Alexander the Giant.
  • Themes: Alestrain and Alexander represent the Gods of loyalty, brotherhood, love, dedication, conquest, war, romance, and love-lost mourning and healing.
  • Depictions: Allestrain and Alexander are always depicted in some scene of tender love despite their masculine general appearance. Emended Unionists acknowledge their same-sex relation in defiance of their official marriage to Elia and Leona.
  • Worship: Allestrain and Alexander’s names are invoked in prayer before battle and in thanks for allowing one to survive battle, but also to be given a sign for someone searching for their soulmate.
  • Manifestation: Allestrain and Alexander have never appeared together, but manifested separately on various battlefields, never to fight, but to mourn the dead soldiers of Regalia.
  • Individual: Allestrain and Alexander never appear to the individual, though occasionally those who have lost lovers to the battlefield swear they have appeared in dreams for comfort.
  • Worship House: Allestrain and Alexander have only one Temple, the Temple of Perpetual Glory in Regalia, though neither of their bodies are buried there as they were lost at war, rumored to be preserved somewhere else.

Elia and Leona, the Lovers

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  • Identity: Elia (right) and Leona (left) also called Brass-Fist and Porcelain-Sword respectively, were the wives of Emperor Allestrain and Chancellor Alexander, Empress and Consort respectively.
  • Themes: Elia and Leona represent the Goddesses of endurance, toughness, unbreakable will, decisiveness, clarity of mind and purpose of body, and silent suffering.
  • Depictions: Elia and Leona are always depicted together with their weapons and shields, Elia usually very serious and poised, Leona usually more laid-back and care-free as they were in life.
  • Worship: Worship to Elia and Leona is to hold a diary, and to write down secrets and worries and lock it away into the stronghold-lockbox, a religious item that Unionists consider a great sin to steal from.
  • Manifestation: Neither Elia nor Leona have ever appeared anywhere, though they are confirmed as divine, due to the sheer amount of powerful Artifacts belonging to them left behind.
  • Individual: There have never been individual appearances, though both Leona and Elia left behind a whole arsenal of divinely powered armor, weapons and shields, most in the Imperial Palace.
  • Worship House: Elia and Leona share the Temple of Unyielding Perseverence in Regalia, though the sarcophagus next to Elia’s is empty, because the Dogmatic Unionists refuse to acknowledge their extramarital same-sex love, claiming it is for Allestrain instead.

Sinavaal, the Beacon

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  • Identity: Sinavaal also called the All-Seer, and the Premonition of Destiny, was the cultural and spiritual leader of the Solvaan in Solleria. She is also present as a Goddess in the Estellon Religion.
  • Themes: Sinavaal is the goddess representation of foresight, calculation of victory, dependability and service, humility and repression of pride, and victory.
  • Depictions: Sinavaal is always depicted with her back to the view, a representation of her foresight of the destiny of Regalia, and convincing the Solvaan to turn their back on the Allorn Empire.
  • Worship: Worship to Sinavaal is performed by doing the Pilgrimage of the seventeen Waystones in Solleria, passing by all of Sinavaal’s shrines along the Sollerian Mountain Temples.
  • Manifestation: Sinavaal is still alive, and is why she cannot rightly manifest without it simply being herself. However she is immensely old (her statues depict her young) and rarely leaves the Mist Palace.
  • Individual: Sinavaal has in the past always stood by the non-Ailor during times of racial repression in the Regalian Empire, defending individuals from prosecution to remind Ailor of their service.
  • Worship House: Sinavaal has many shrines and Temples all across Solleria and even in the Allorn Empire, but her main Temple is the House of the Mirror-Pools of Foresight in Ylesse-Ise in Solleria.

Qalnaar, the Shipwright

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  • Identity: Qalnaar also called the Sea-Master, was an enigmatic figure that came out of nowhere and is credited to have taught the Regalian Empire how to build the massive warships.
  • Themes: Qalnaar is the representative god of sailors, naval command, freedom, exploration, the deep ocean and unknown faraway lands, birds and the endless sky and clouds above.
  • Depictions: Qalnaar is always depicted as a stoic Fin'ullen with sea-animal tattoos, sometimes with the lower body of a shark and sometimes with legs and Ailor clothing.
  • Worship: Qalnaar worship is performed by offering tributes to the sea while traveling, whether it be coins, food, clothes, or prayers and offerings written on paper or war-spoils shared with him.
  • Manifestation: Qalnaar has appeared many time to assist the Regalian Navy in crucial battles, appearing as Mer-man in the water along with many other Mer-Nelfin to fight the foe from the water.
  • Individual: Qalnaar has never appeared before individuals, though does always seem to appear when Regalia is on the cusp of a new naval military breakthrough to aid.
  • Worship House: Qalnaar is the only God without an official Temple, rather the whole of the ocean is considered his House of Worship, and so Emended captained ships have shrines on deck.

Nicholas, the Architect

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  • Identity: Nicholas, also called the Architect of Providence, was the 14th and longest reigning Arch-Chancellor of the Regalian Empire, sometimes also called the Father of Design.
  • Themes: Nicholas is the representative God of fatherhood, leadership, politicians, architect of world events, greatness and power, dedication and diligence, and the might of education.
  • Depictions: Nicholas is always depicted in some form of mid-command, a daily reminder that much of the Regalian Empire’s structure of the modern day was designed by him.
  • Worship: Worship to Nicholas is performed through debate and dialogue, these very acts are considered divine practice, along with self-education and reading books to foster knowledge.
  • Manifestation: Nicholas has never manifested himself, though there are dozens of accounts of people claiming they were drawn into the past to him, where he showed them pivotal moments in history.
  • Individual: Nicholas supposedly grants visions of past events to those in the future who have been lied to, or been fed propaganda to believe an event was different than it actually was.
  • Worship House: Nicholas’s main House of Worship the Temple of Imperfect Design in Axenfoort Anglia, which is notable because it was never completed, simply left half-done.

Rianne, the Marshal

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  • Identity: Rianne was the most famous scion of House Cadar, one of the five founding Regalian families, which is also remembered as Regalia’s most skilled and famous Grand Marshal.
  • Themes: Rianne is the representative goddess of marshals, generals, soldiers, commanders, and the undefeated champions and ring-masters who try to equal her legacy of never having been bested in battle.
  • Depictions: Rianne is always depicted with her legendary sword, the Black Lord of Calemberg, in some pose of mid-swing, her beauty contrasting with her heavy armor and rough appearance.
  • Worship: Worship to Rianne is performed by offering a victory in her name, or to take the weapon of a fallen foe and add them to a fence around one’s home or shrine in memory of honor.
  • Manifestation: Rianne has never manifested in front of anyone, but her living times were so exceptionally god-like that the council was convinced of her status unanimously.
  • Individual: Rianne has never individually appeared before anyone, but her artifacts continue to lend legitimacy to many Unionists, even non-Emended Unionists to this day merely by wearing them.
  • Worship House: Rianne has many unofficial Temples, though her main Temple is the Temple of Unbroken Spirit in the heart of the Calemberger Wald near the small town of Friedberg.

Morgan, the Devil

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  • Identity: Morgan who is commonly also called the Devil, is a pseudo-evil God that is better known as the Morgannt, the 17th Arch-Chancellor of the Regalian Empire and Emperor maker.
  • Themes: Morgan is the representative god of wealth and prosperity, but also a reminder that even flawed and evil people can be scarily competent at what they do, and to not dismiss evil.
  • Depictions: Morgan is always depicted in his Ithanian style dress and hairstyles, very popular at the court and signs of opulence and spending in an otherwise fairly ascetic religion.
  • Worship: Worship of Morgan is not done exactly, because one does not worship the Devil. That being said, his tales are used as an example to the faithful to resist the temptations of sin.
  • Manifestation: Morgan has never manifested before anyone, but merely his ability to play Emperor maker has provided the Council with enough evidence to reluctantly submit him.
  • Individual: Morgan has never appeared to individuals, though since he died in 256 AC, there are still plenty of people alive, even Ailor, who witnessed his cruelty inflicted at court first hand.
  • Worship House: Morgan does not have any houses of worship. Though some people keep trying to make them, they always end up being burned down by the poorer Emended Unionists.

Cedromar, the Dragonfather

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  • Identity: Cedromar also called the Dragonfather, was the 28th Emperor of Regalia, but abdicated one year later. Cedromar is recognized by Emendeds as the legitimate Emperor/Vessel of the Everwatcher.
  • Themes: Cedromar is the representative God of Dragons and Dragonblood, change in life, happiness, comedy, words of wisdom and words of mockery in equal measure.
  • Depictions: Cedromar is always depicted as half Dragon half Ailor, even if in Regalia he mostly appears as an Ailor. Depictions of him fully as a Dragon are however also common.
  • Worship: Worship to Cedromar is not actively done, because he has made it expressly known he does not want it to happen, which the Emended Unionists have largely tried to respect.
  • Manifestation: Cedromar is still alive, appears very frequently, and has a large list of recent and distant presence at major events, while his Emperorship is also considered pivotal.
  • Individual: Cedromar, because he is still alive, and also lives in Regalia, is in theory easy to approach, though capricious with who he lets into his personal space and field of view.
  • Worship House: Cedromar does not have an official House of Worship, though the Isldar in Anglia are currently building the Temple of Soaring Wings dedicated to him Draackenrust, Anglia.

Caan, the Knight

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  • Identity: Caan, commonly just called the God-Knight, is an Aelrrigan Mage-Knight from Kintyr who is otherwise known as perhaps one of the most terrifyingly powerful Mages alive in the world.
  • Themes: Caan is the representative god of knighthood, life-long service and dedication to orders and organization, and a warden of all things Magical in the world.
  • Depictions: Caan is always depicted with a variety of Magic surrounding him, as well as his visors, which he has never been seen without, and have always hidden his eyes.
  • Worship: Caan worship is usually not done, because Emended Unionists aren’t quite sure yet how they are supposed to do that, as he was only accepted as a god in very recent months.
  • Manifestation: Caan is still alive, and somewhat active. There are a couple of Caan fanatics who tirelessly try to track his movements, though he crosses many continents from week to week.
  • Individual: Caan rarely if ever interacts with the individual. Emendeds are far more interested in the ongoing discussion on whether Caan is a Dragonblood or not, since all of his magic is immensely Dragon-like.
  • Worship House: Caan does not yet have a House of Worship, though there are ongoing negotiations between Anglia and Kintyr to build the Temple of Mage-Wall in Kintyr.

Elen, the Arsenal

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  • Identity: Elen, commonly nicknamed as the Arsenal, is an integrated deity from the old Breizh faith that existed before the Regalian Empire, and was adopted in Council by Emended Unionism.
  • Themes: Elen is the representative Goddess of vigilance, specifically towards Magic. While Caan protects the well-willed Mages and imprisons the foul ones, Elen speaks to how to behave.
  • Depictions: Elen is always depicted with her feather white wings and her beads of prayer, though may also be depicted with her hands raised high holding the Magica Laws, a book of code of conduct.
  • Worship: Elen worship is done in communion with other Occult, praying for the Demons to be blind to their souls, and for sin not to overtake their blessing that yet tests them greater than the average man.
  • Manifestation: Elen does not appear in the traditional sense, though has on occasion been present at the end of a long journey of discovery and mystery searching for Emended.
  • Individual: Elen’s personal guidance is reserved more for those who are just about to fall from the path of grace. Close of kin or friends are visited by Elen, warning them of their Mage friend falling to sin.
  • Worship House: Elen’s Temple is the Temple of Divine Purpose in Kintyr, but Kintyr’s Seers do not permit Emended Unionists into the Temple (As the Seers are Dogmatic lay-priests).

Trivia

  • Emended Unionism is frequently though to be synonymous with Anglian Unionism, which is why it faces some cultural opposition from those outside of Anglia. However, the majority of the population in Anglia are actually Dragon Worshipers, and the larger population of Emended Unionists actually live outside of Anglia, in the area between Basta, Lokinge and the tip of Dragenthal.
  • Emended Unionism was originally labeled a heresy by Dogmatic Unionism because they expressly disapproved of Alexander being the Vessel. Alexander has since made a decree which effectively made this Schism legal, so Dogmatic Unionists have instead moved on to hating Emended Unionists because they accept Sinavaal, who Dogmatic Unionists consider an Allorn Goddess instead.
  • Emended Unionism is a merged religion. Emended Unionism was once Dogartan Unionism and Vultragon Unionism. However the Supremoclast of Vultaro found many of the Dogartan points agreeable, and since both supported Cedromar for the Crown, and Cedromar himself has stated to be Emended, Vultragon and Dogartan Unionism merged into Emended, with Dogartan bringing its more sober interpretation of Unionism, and Vultragon bringing its cynicism and critical thinking.
  • Emended Unionism sounds like a mis-spelling of Amended Unionism. That is because it is, and reflects the merging of Dogartan and Vultragon Unionism together, amending their belief structures to become one.

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Last Editor Firefan96 on 08/3/2022.

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