- 1 Unlocking New Cults
- 1.1 Unlocking Non-Fetishist Cults
- 1.2 fetishist_flavor.11.t
- 1.3 fetishist_flavor.21.t
- 1.4 The Might of the Sun
- 1.5 Son of God
- 1.6 The Oneness of God
- 1.7 Four Noble Truths
- 1.8 The Eternal Way
- 1.9 Lady of the Slain
- 1.10 The Laws of Igziabeher
- 1.11 The Eternal Fire
- 1.12 Unlocking West African Cults
- 1.13 Unlocking South African Cults
- 1.14 Unlocking Madagascar Cults
- 2 Cult Specific Flavor Events
- 2.1 Fetishist Cult Flavor Events
- 2.2 Non-Fetishist Cult Flavor Events
Unlocking New Cults
Unlocking Non-Fetishist Cults
The Might of the Sun
The people across the sea are intriguing. At first it was just their golden symbols and elaborate pyramids inspiring awe in our warriors, but recently even some of our prominent members of society have begun exploring the faith underlying this mystical life. So far, we have found a pantheon of gods, and ritual in all things - we have heard stories such as that of the New Fire ceremony, or Xiuhmolpilli, where following weeks of bodily abstinence, blood-ritual, and even a vow of silence, a man is sacrificed atop of an old fire mountain, thus beginning a new cycle of their 52-year calendar.
From what we understand, much of their worldview is based on staving off the end of the world, an idea proving reasonable among some of our warriors.
Son of God
Strangers have recently encountered us, bearing with them the word of 'Christ', whom they claim to be the Son of God. They say he descended from the Heavens and walked among us, teaching about love and forgiveness. In the end, he died on a cross for our sins, only to resurrect and ascend to the Heavens. They say that one day the Savior will come back to Earth to grant his followers eternal life and establish the final Kingdom of God.
The Oneness of God
We have met people who devote their lives to worship the one true god they call 'Allah'. They live by the decree given to them by their prophets, the greatest of which went by the name Muhammad. We have been told that to be a true servant of God, one must adhere to the Five Pillars; faith, prayer, charity, fasting and pilgrimage to 'Mecca'. They have shared with us a scripture, the 'Qur'an' which apparently holds the final, unaltered revelation of God.
Four Noble Truths
We have met a sage, dressed most humbly, who claims to be a monk following the teachings of the 'Buddha'. When we asked what this meant, he proceeded to tell us about a man who reached enlightenment. He later became known as the Buddha and he shared his wisdom of the Four Noble Truths with his disciples. They reveal how we as humans crave and cling to that which is impermanent, keeping us unsatisfied and trapped in an endless cycle of rebirth, but also how to reach liberation and enlightenment by following the Noble Eightfold Path.
The Eternal Way
We have stumbled upon believers of Sanatana Dharma, or the eternal way. They value a virtuous and moral life, stability, and freedom from ignorance. It seems they worship not one but several gods to aid them in their journey to betterment, mentioning names like Shiva the Destroyer, and Vishnu the Preserver. They urge our people to consider our actions in this life, and through 'karma', the spiritual cause and effect, we can seek to be worthy of a better life after this one. The highest goal of all is to end the cycle of birth and rebirth...
Lady of the Slain
We have encountered a woman who claims to be a representative of the 'seidkonur', an order of shamanistic seeresses. She tells us they follow the goddess 'Freyja', the patroness of love, magic and war. She rides to battle in a chariot pulled by two cats, dressed in an enchanted falcon feather cloak, and among the fallen warriors she chooses half to reside in her realm 'Fólkvangr'. She promises that if we swear our fealty to Freyja, the seid magic will be ours, to be used for good or evil...
The Laws of Igziabeher
Some moons ago, words reached us of a people who call themselves 'Israelites' and claim to be the chosen people of Igziabeher, the One God. We have reached out and spoken with some of them since.
They have told us how, through the prophet Muse, they have received Igziabeher's laws. They are written in the 'Orit', their holy scripture, of which they have gifted us a copy. In return for following these laws the Israelites are under His protection. They are awaiting the arrival of King Messiay who shall rule the Kingdom of God and usher in an age of eternal peace and freedom. There will be no more death and those who have previously passed on will be resurrected by Igziabeher. Anyone who has followed God's laws will live forever in happiness while the sinners shall be punished and executed.
The Eternal Fire
A group of travelers have arrived in [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] demanding an audience with [Root.Monarch.GetName]. With them they bring a fire that must not be extinguished, and which they claim to have kept alive for months as they journeyed from far-away lands to seek our protection. They follow the great prophet Zoroaster and we have been led to understand their original home was lost centuries ago. Since then they survive in communities around the Indian Ocean where they keep practicing their ancient ways.
The strangers seem eager to share their knowledge about how the world is in a constant struggle between order and chaos, Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu but do not seem to expect us to take it to heart. They do ask to be allowed to set up a temple for their fire in [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] and promise that while they are few they will be able to enrich our society, much like sugar poured in milk can make the entire drink more sweet and soothing.