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The Greatest Heresy
Posted: Posted July 29th, 2007 by Mr. Saturday
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What is the most heretical thing that can be done in your religions, and has it been done?

The greatest heresy in the Feylands has already occurred. A god was wrought by mortals; Carcaru. Gods went apeshit, physics went apeshit, etc etc.

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While maybe not the most heretical thing that could be done, this is certainly the most heretical thing that has been done on Tarceen.

While worship of the god Teka was the official state religion of the nation of Razaz Nudar, Recuzar, after gaining the throne, declared that the god was there-after banned from entering and acting in the nation, and had most of the major worshippers and priesthood executed. If either Teka had been more popular (at least least sort-of liked), or the gods of Tarceen had been more than religious figureheads, he would likely not have survived the proclamation.

Admittedly, most modern people won't be finding it heretical, but the few remaining worshippers of Teka (who are all in hiding) no doubt consider it a great heresy.


On Wor the mage Sklar took a god apart in a process rather like vivisection, only spiritual instead of physical, mostly to see how it worked. This bothered a lot of people, even with the very laid back was the people of Wor view gods. (gods are extremely common on Wor and each city has its own, sometimes a few if its a large city)

Posted July 29th, 2007 by GrenDrake
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In Sartai, there was a half-Danpyr Paladin. But this wasn't considered heretical because he still worshipped Karuun the Goddess of Light, the official high goddess of the Sartai religion. What was heretical, in the eyes of the Sartai religion, was when he left his order and became a Paladin to Daneth, Goddess of Darkness. (Basically the devil to them, though they are incorrect in that.)

Then about a century later, a full-blooded Danpyr claimed to be a Paladin to Daneth and demanded that he be allowed into one of the Sartaian orders. That got everyone in a huff, even other Danpyr.

However, these are just the ones that are known. The real heresy was that the great Paladin hero Takato decided to try and overthrow the gods and make himself head of all demons, making him the "supreme being" in the universe. He was trapped inside a special prison, which in turn was watched by the two most powerful Vrentil (angels) that exist for his little scheme. Currently, he's out of the prison, but stuck inside a mortal, and can't take full control.

Posted July 29th, 2007 by bloodb4roses
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On Adpihi there are very many religions; religion is very nearly an individual thing.
On Adpihi the greatest heresy is to think your own religion is so right, and everyone else's is so wrong, that it would be worthwhile to kill them. Yes, it's been done. That triggered Adpihi's only world war and the very first legal proscription against a religious idea.
Religious endogamy (a requirement that you marry within your own religion) has also been done, and is also now against the law. In fact, religious exogamy is now enforced; but most people never have to worry about that, since nearly everyone you know who is your own religion is a close relative, and you don't want to marry them anyway.

Posted July 30th, 2007 by eldin raigmore
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...the great Paladin hero Takato decided to try and overthrow the gods and make himself head of all demons, making him the "supreme being" in the universe. He was trapped inside a special prison, which in turn was watched by the two most powerful Vrentil (angels) that exist for his little scheme. Currently, he's out of the prison, but stuck inside a mortal, and can't take full control.

I wish I could hear more about this story, including why it's still a secret on/in/at/among Sartai.
I'd also like to hear more about the other stories in the bb4r quote that's taken from.

Posted January 1st, 2018 by chiarizio
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Some interesting stories were started, but not finished.
I’d like to hear more, if there is more.
In the conworlders’ own time, of course.

Posted December 23rd, 2018 by chiarizio
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The most horrendous heresy in the Balkis peninsula was when the Ebeis innovated with having mere mortal leaders and rulers instead of half-god-like seodis as every other self-respecting species. To the Ebeis' defense, they didn't have much of a choice, their magic - and seodis - being brutally suppressed to the point that when they rose out of slavery they evolved a radically novel mindset. The Siwi slavers had their share of heretic deeds too when trying to counter the menace, such as inter-species breeding.

Posted December 26th, 2018 by Leo
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@LinguistCat:
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Anything more on any of these stories?


I need to flesh out the story of Adpihi’s world war. I haven’t yet.


Posted September 8th by chiarizio
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