Religion in Saalish

The dominant religion of the Saalish Empire was known as The Unity. The sacred texts of The Unity referred to an ancient precursor to living beings known as The Ancestor. The texts of The Unity are many, detailing the specifics of how The Ancestor died. Details are sparse regarding the cause of The Ancestor’s death, how The Ancestor was born, or what The Ancestor did while alive.

While The Unity is permissive and allows believers to disagree on which facts most strongly resonate as true, The Unity does not allow dissension on theological principles. Those sects which disagree with the tenets of The Unity are marginalized as Gore Cults The Unquestionable Tenets are:

1) The Tenet of Family
All the children of the Ancestor are sacred. Allow no harm to come to the children who revere the Ancestor.

2) The Tenet of Vigor
As the Ancestor lived, so too must the children. Neither aid nor hinder a child until they make a request.

3) The Tenet of Determination
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While there are many Gore Cults which attempt to recover or author apocrypha to answer these questions, The Unity is content with some divine mysteries.

The Church of Blood

In his final moments, the Ancestor gave up that which defined him: the passion of his blood. According to The Church of Blood, the Ancestor was an emotional and hot blooded being in life. Prior to his death, the Ancestor quelled his tempestuousness and found himself sanguine. As a result,

The Church of Bone

In his final moments, the Ancestor gave up that which defined him: the unyielding protection of his very bones.

The Church of Flesh
In his final moments, the Ancestor gave up that which defined him: the shape of his corporeal flesh.

The Church of Glossum
In his final moments, the Ancestor gave up that which defined him: his ability to define.

The Church of The Mind
In his final moments, the Ancestor gave up that which defined him: the clarity of his mind.

The Church of The Oculus
In his final moments, the Ancestor gave up that which defined him: his peerless sight into the world.

Religion in Saalish

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