Makandar

Excluded from the scriptures of the Old Way where all other Divhidre find their most familiar form, Makandar represents the need and the fear of the Creator in the moment of creation, and Makandar has come to be associated with dominion, divinity, and the perception of superiority. Many worshippers of Makandar style him as the divhi of divhi, divine patron of religion and worship itself and theologians speculate that this misrepresents Makandar as ruler of the divh rather than the divine patron of this call to dominion and thus led to his exclusion from the pantheon of the Old Way. Others suggest that his worship was kept a secret revealed only to those who wielded true power. A patron known only to those who truly wield true power.

Names: Mukka;
Aspect: Need and Fear.
Associations: Pride and Humility; Divhi of Divinity; Worship and Veneration; The Right to Rule.

Depictions


The heavenly Divine of Divines does not take earthly form, thinking it crass to interfere directly in the affairs of mortals, and not wanting to take the freedom to choose their own path by bringing His own incalculable will to bear in their affairs, but He is glad to advise and offer wisdom and insight when he is properly called upon to do so. Any of His faithful can call upon Him any time, from anywhere, and expect to have His ear and His guidance if their hearts are pure and their faith strong. He asks only this His faithful show Him trust and love and loyalty, and in return the wisdom of the creator of all things will be imparted to them.

Dogma


Though in those places where he is worshipped the speaking of his name is profane, Makandar is known by the name he was given by the Kelorn priests of old. Called the Divhi of Divh, Divine of Divines, Holy of Holies, King of Kings, Emperor of Emperors, One True Divhi, and a plethora of other overlordly epithets, the initiates of the One True Faith preach that their patron is the only true divhi, and the font of all divine power in the world, the patron to whom the divh offer prayer and supplication. The world was made whole by His hand, and His favour brings boons above that of all others. But the lord of the heaven and the earth is kind, and He has allowed the mortals of the world the gift of choice, even as He gave them the gift of life, hiding himself and waiting for only the most enlightened and devout discover his hand behind all things.

The One True Faith arose within the last century in the frigid wastes of the continent of Nardaan, amongst some of the least civilized peoples in the world, but His word spread like an inferno through the hearts and minds of those it touched, and now his faithful dominate that land, and even make ready to give the gift of his word to their cousins to the south. Before that the initiates of the One True Faith do speak of the Kelorn veneration of Makandar as but a fragment of the truth they have been permitted, and mention many even older faiths as fragments of the truth of the Divine of Divines. But they also warn of the cost of pride, reminding their followers that they have been enlightened because they live in a land where the retribution of the heavens still marks the land everywhere, and they teach that one day soon He will cast down all other false divhi, demanding that they either reveal their subservience to His throne, or give up their immortality. This day is coming soon, but as yet He has not seen fit to reveal when to his chosen followers.

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