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Way Walkers: Lore, Feator
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Bronze Dragon, Feator
The Way of History dictates that we are what we were, and that the past holds as many lessons within its depths as the present. Feator is always an older man dressed in brown monk’s robes with silver dusted hair, a young face and deep bronze eyes. His domain covers administrators, record keepers and anyone else who must know about the past in order to make present changes. He is also the record-keeper of all souls, detailing the choices made and lessons learned of everyone who has ever existed– literally the accountant for Karma itself.
His Aspect: Feator’s Aspect typically incarnates as a gender fluid, or Pure Ishim person, and represents the current incarnation of a soul, the ever-consistently changing moment of the ‘now’– the present, the eternal moment wherein all of Spirit exists in the same time. All Precognition supposedly flows from ish, and ishir Ability when Incarnated is unmatched in this.
Stones and other symbols: Picture jasper.
Followers of Feator: Focusing deeply upon past lives and past life contracts; they are the keepers of memory itself, and the decoders of the precious life-ladders. They are also the keepers of lineages, records, and all number of bureaucratic society, calling on his Aspect to always be in constant ‘in the now’ in order to properly know ‘what has been’.
Path of the dan’trai or ‘karma-keeper’: Often misunderstood and almost always underestimated, this particular follower of Fetor has dedicated their life to the pursuit of the past- specifically their own past lives. While this may on the surface seem to be a leisurely pursuit, the end goal (and ultimate aim of each follower) can result in a person with experiences and skills from many previous incarnations. Imagine a ka’melie-fire empathic- houlen combination who has also studied history and the path of the mei, for example. They lend themselves to be terribly powerful if their current bodies have the capacity to back-up their previous memories.
Path of the man’trai: The same as stated above, but this particular path of Feator uses their abilities to pull-out the past lives’ memories and skills of others. Though their effects are mostly only for a fleeting few minutes, this particular path is the only one of Feator’s Walkers that is made to consistently travel with other Walkers for the purposes of combat.
What Featorians think of followers of:
Montage: They are the epitome of Way Walkers, the masters of Spirit. Let no man debate it.
Rhean: So many ‘empty spaces’ and missing pages in this Way. Either they are hiding something, or want some deep air of mystery to make themselves feel more special. Time will tell.
Ulic: We are similar in method, but differ in practice.
Rosin: Such contempt for those who decide how you’ll be remembered- perhaps this is why you have such an unfavorable light in the texts.
Desmoulein: We help them keep medical records, and they know how to learn from what has come before. Excellent persons to sit and talk with at the end of the day.
Angani: They do not like change, though they’d learn from us that change is the only constant. If they were more flexible, they’d be better liked, but I do not think they are in their Way to make friends. Hum, at least they are pleasant to us; perhaps this is why they are still around.
Beleskie: A little wild for most of us, but likeable enough. Great events have had their seeds sown in the un-scripted pillow-talk that is their domain. They remind us of the mortal aspect of events.
Kubesh: If they’d just ask, we’d be able to teach them so much. Yet, they don’t. Oh well.
Turin: They are too concerned with what’s coming to bother with what’s passed before.
Bree: They weave some rhythm into history with their ballads and depictions of historic events. Good for them.
Red: Its read books, not burn them.
Balori sect: This could go very badly or very well. Like so many things before them. We’ll see if they’re worth recording.
Founded Nation: Casfeild.
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Way Walkers Lore: Ra’vien’s words
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I’m going to start writing up some of these Lore posts, wherein I’ll share some tidbit about the world, or some aspect of Way Walkers. I’ll also draw from forum posts and fb, so any questions you have, feel free to post and I’ll place the answers in a special lore post for all to see. 🙂
Today we have some ruminations from the Aspect of Rhean, Ra’vien. While he is Protection, she is Punishment– deliverer of divine karmic justice. Culturally, she is terrifying. Taking the form of a phoenix whose body is made of black smoke and whose core burns as a blue-white star, she literally murders evil things. (and people)
And yet, she is not vengeance. This is an excerpt from a text written during her second Incarnation which better explains the difference between her and the wickedness that is the Red:
Some call me twisted, wicked, claiming my hands are drenched only in the dark stain of vengeance; this is untrue. I am not the spirit of vengeance– but karmic justice. This is removed even, from mortal justice, made by mortal lives and flawed in it’s own right. Mine is Higher, mine is truer. When I punish it is evil, the true evil, that no Ishim can escape. Thus follows the inevitable question: how can anyone truly define evil? There are always circumstances– does the poor man deserve to lose his hand if he steals to feed his family? Does the murder who killed to save a life deserve to be hunted down and murdered in turn by another for the first crime? And on and on it goes. But i say it is simple– with less moral quandary than Ishim add into it. Evil is obvious– Ishim might wrap it up, pretend it is areas of gray and without absolute, but this is untrue. Identifying evil is as simple as the answer to a simple question: what does one do, when one discovers they are wrong? Do they dig in, piling previous belief upon previous belief atop their heads until buried under a pile of falsehoods? Or do they rise– accept the truth of the harm caused, and do what is needed to make it right? There are those of course caught in the middle, dancing back and forth between philosophies– and these do not receive my judgement until decided. But for those who do not repent in their hearts and with their actions– fear me. For I am coming.
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