Bahru

When the divh made a pact not to directly interfere with the destiny of the world, the Creator, who had wished simply to unmake the world he had made in folly, was torn asunder, and the new divhi born of the Creator himself was Bahru - embodiment of the world's own destiny. Some mythology talks of Fate springing, fully formed, from the Creator's brow. Other, more grisly stories speak of the other divh coming together and tearing the Creator in two - physically separating his power to create from his power to control - resulting in two divh where once there was one. No matter the method or how graphically it is described, all faiths that acknowledge the existence of Fate by one name or another, consider him to have been born of the Creator when the other divh agreed that the mortals of the world should be given free will - embodied by the soul, the power the forge destiny.

Known equally as Bahru the Sky Dev, and Rhindur the Prophet, Bahru is divh of the stars and the night sky and is said to be tasked with delivering the prophecies of the other divh to the mortal world. Some believe that Bahru is another face of Papa Korax, or Aini-Mama, or Irik, or even Ghanda, but he is unlike any of these divh in either role or worship, and most theologians concede that it seems that the master of prophecy must be a power unto himself, though many disagree as to whether he is a divh in his own right or merely a herald of divine will.

Names
Bahru (Northern Inner Sea Basin); Rhindur (Southlands); The Prophet (as a constellation); Fate.

Associations
Destiny; The Stars; The Sky; Prophecy; Night

Depictions


There are few divh who have a consistent depiction, even within a single faith. Many appear to their followers in several forms and are depicted in sculpture and woodcuts and such in diverse forms, taken from descriptions in divine scriptures from the accounts of prophets or from mere imagination. It is perhaps a little unnerving then, that on the rare occasion a description of image of Fate appears he always looks the same - or at least fits the same description. Fate is always a member of the race that depicts him; if he is spoken of in a Kenu text he is Kenu, where he is mentioned by the devotees of Irik he is Irian and so forth. He is always an old man with snowy white hair (or fur or plumes) bent stature, long beard, and kind eyes. Always a kindly grandfather no matter where he is seen. Perhaps this universality says something about the way Bahru works, perhaps it is a sign that all descriptions of Bahru or Rhindur or Fate originate in a single once prevalent source, or perhaps Fate's energy so permeates the lives of mortal beings that all have the same sense of him. Whatever the cause all who know Fate see him this way.

Dogma


core beliefs, usually common across various faiths (if various)

Followers


what form a priesthood usually takes, what their roles are

Strictures

those things clergy, or followers, are forbidden or required

Teachings

depictions of the ideal life in the eyes of the divhi, or what they want, or what they know and share