Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Finmaster, Jan 3, 2007.
Shucks, oh well. Maybe I join, maybe I won't. (maybe as Akkad) I'll decide tomorrow.
You're playing my nation
We think an alliance would be much too inhibiting on our current position.
We will not accept a NAP with you, as you have done great many a injustice to our nation.
We will accept your proposal of a NAP.
what nation currently occupies Isreal?
Offical Religion of Racadonia
The Tomb of Dehavia, Ranopolis
I wouldn't mind being burried there
The Tower of the Faith, Ranopolis
1. All actions may be justified if they for the better of the Dehavia faith
2. The High Priest (The Emperor) must do everything in his power to spread, and protect Dehavia
3. Thou Shall pray 3 times a week
4. Dehavia created this world, without him, we would be nothing. To thank him, you should show undying obediency to the Emperor
5. The middle day of every week should be taken as a day of rest except to the Army and Navy
6. The Enslaving of another Dehavia will make you be shunned from Dehavia when you come to hime after death
There is little known of Dehavia's early years, for this world was not created. When he created the world, he waited for some time, until he finaly descended upon the world at Ranopolis, which was at that time a mere pagan village. Barbarism ruled the lands, until Dehavia called a council. This set forth the beggining of Dehavia, as the Pagan belifs were slowly replaced with the Dehavian faith. When Ryan I was born, Dehavia blessed him, and died immediatly after. It is said that Ryan has lost few battles, for he is blessed by Dehavia. Dehavia may be the true faith, but has a very short history, and has only been here for maybe 150 years, and has been 30 years since Dehavia hass passed from us. Now, Ryan I holds the pen to write the future of Racadonia.
@alex: yes you are the player of Rome, I used a model template which I filled separately for each nation and I forgot to change the player
@swiss: same thing with you, sorry! (EDIT: taken care of these problems now)
@The Major: Britannica's stats are now up..
And remaining NPC stats will come later today, in a few hours!
@nuclear_kid: The Empire of Damascus controls the area.
From Hellenic Empire
To All Meditteranean and Nile Valley Nations
From the Holy Kingdom of Sion.
Greetings all from the wonderful, culutral heartland of the Sionist creed and the peaceful people that dwell there. We would like to propose Non-Aggression Pacts with anyone who chooses to take them. We are but a simple folk that follow the four dieties and the equality in us all. We also would like to propose trading posts.
Please also note that if Sionists are to begin worshiping in your lands that they pose you no threat. You may be thinking that me simply saying this means that they could pose a threat, but our word as you will soon learn is stronger than iron, bronze or whatever metals you use for your cutting implements and weaponry. We also welcome any pilgrims to our lands and welcome all that wish to follow the beacon of light, truth and enlightenment that Sion represents in this dark world.
Would you agree to a Right of Passage and a NAP?
We are already a nation of many religions and cultures. Sionists are as free to live in Malta as anyone else.
We too are a land of tolerance and Sionism teaches us that people of other faiths are not to be shunned merely for their beliefs. Thus we welcome any form of relationship with Malta, would like to look at ways to better facilitate trade between our nations and so forth.
We will allow your people in Racadonia, if you let Dehavians in your nation
Would you like Trade/NAP/Right of Passage?
We are already trading, and have already proposed a NAP (which we assume your proposal confirms).
It seems that we both have problems to deal with, thus we propose a 150-year (3 turn) non-aggression pact between our nations. Perhaps we could even decide upon a trade agreement as well. What are your thoughts?
What about right of passage?
Um... why is that necessary? Your people are free to visit our cities, as we assume our merchants are free to travel to yours.
If this agreement must be formalized, we do not oppose it.
Genacrism, a pantheonic religion, is intertwined with the people and culture of Iberia, where it originated. There are 14 gods and goddesses that are part of the Genacrist pantheon, 6 of which are considered major deities. Genacrism is widely practised in Galicia. Nearly all Galicians are Genacrists, and the few that are not profess no religion.
the Genacrist Pantheon
The Genacrist pantheon is comprised of 6 major deities and 8 minor deities.
Endovelicus, the supreme solar god, is the god of healing and medicine. Consequently, he is seen as well to be the god of public health and safety. He is believed to wear several different faces, one of which is an infernal face, worn as he went down into the infernos and as he returned with healing power. He, in particular, protects those cities and regions which venerate him. He is associated with the call to duty and action, whether it is for the family, for the nation, or for the king.
An old bust of the god Endovelicus.
Ataegina, a highly venerated deity in Genacrism, is the goddess of rebirth, fertility, and cure. She is often associated with spring and, along with the goddess Nantosuelta, the return of life in spring. She is also seen as the goddess of the moon, and thusly she is paired with Endovelicus, the two being complementary in nature. The two deities represent opposite sides of a dichotomy: male and female, and the sun and the moon; but they also complement each other in that they both have powers and abilities associated with life and death, and illness and cure. Those that worship her call on her for her healing powers, or even for her to curse someone, resulting in ailments ranging from slight afflictions to death. Her sacred animal is the goat. Ataegina is seen as the mother goddess, kindly providing life and fertility to people. Offerings are made to her in the hope that a women will be fertile and produce many children.
A pendant depicting the goddess Ataegina, worn by the prominent in the Ataegian cult.
Runesocesius, a god possessing a mysterious nature and a martial character, is the god of javelins and darts. Those in his cult are warriors who use the javelin and the dart in battle, and offerings are often made to him before battles. Also, with his mysterious nature, he is seen as a beacon for knowledge, being not omniscient, but very knowledgeable nevertheless. Together, Runesocesius, Ataegina and Endovelicus form the Genacrist Trinity.
The symbol of the Genacrist Trinity, and indeed of Genacrism itself. It is believed to be adapted from a Celtic symbol of the trinity, a symbol long used in Iberia.
Cariocesus, an ominous figure, is the god of war. He is equated with the Roman god Mars and the Greek god Ares. In the earlier days of Genacrism, human sacrifice (of captured persons) was practiced. A priest would wound the prisoner in the stomach, and, by the way the prisoner would fall and by the appearance of the prisoners innards, the priest would make predictions. Priests would also cut off the right hands of these prisoners and consecrate it to Cariocesus. These practises, limited to the Cariocesian cult, eventually fell out of favour in Galicia, being seen as barbaric. Cariocesus is also known to be a just god, and he is often associated with fairness and equality.
A depiction of Cariocesus on early Galician coins.
Trebaruna, a deity well-known to families of warriors, is the goddess of the house, of battles, and of death. She is believed to protect those specifically in homes and in cities. For those who adhere strictly to the Trebarian cult, she represents civility and the crusade against barbarianism. Offerings are made to Trebaruna by the relatives and loved ones of the dead. These offerings, usually of goats and occasionally horses, provide favour of the deceased in the afterlife and secure stability for them, as well. She is often connected with Runesocesius, and large offerings are often made to both of them at once.
left: Trebaruna, a prominent goddess in the Genacrist pantheon.
right: A statue of Nabia in a human form, in an act of bathing children.
Nabia, honoured prominently by seafarers and fishermen, is the goddess of rivers and water. Offerings are made to her whenever naval-goers and traders sail rivers and the open water, in the expectation that she will provide calm seas and safe journeying for the sailors. Fishermen make offerings to Nabia whenever fish are bountiful and prosperous, to thank her, and also when there seem to be low yields, as a gift so she may return the fishes to the sea. She is the sister of the minor goddess of fire, Bandonga.
Together, Endovelicus, Ataegina, Runesocesius, Cariocesus, Trebaruna, and Nabia form the upper pantheon of Genacrism. Offerings of goats and horses and made mainly to these deities and they are prominent in the stories, customs, and art of Genacrist cultures and communities. As well, the minor deities Arelusitan, Bormanico, Duberdicus, Tongoenabiagus, Nanosuelta, and Sucellus comprise the lower Genacrist pantheon.
Arelusitan, prominent among the minor Genacrist deities, is the god of horses, and to a lesser degree, of animals. Those in the practise of raising horses, as well as in animal husbandry, often make offerings to Arelusitan, but these offerings are usually of smaller animals. Weaker and old horses are also made as offerings, as a sign of respect to the cycle of life and as a symbol of allowing the spirits of these weaker animals to continue their life in the afterlife.
Bormanico is the god of hot springs. He is usually depicted as laid-back and offerings of fragrant plants flowers are made to him before entering a hot spring. Offerings to Bormanico are believed to help reduce tensions, both internally and externally, and during offerings, people, especially those about to enter battle, practise exercises to relax the body and release and, for combatants, bide tensions.
Duberdicus is the god of fountains. He is often associated with purity and virtue, and because of this, offerings are made to him during purification rituals.
Tongoenabiagus is the god of oaths, and of justice, in Genacrist faith. He judges those who enter the afterlife based upon their actions and intentions while still alive.
Bandonga is the goddess of fire, and is often associated with oratory and storytelling, which popularly take place around bonfires. Together with Endovelicus, she represents light and the tradition of spreading culture and faith forwards, into unbelieving lands and the uncertain future.
Nanosuelta, the goddess of nature, and Sucellus, the god of agriculture, are often paired together. They are usually depicted as residing in a forested area, and they are usually seen as deities associated with the forest and travel. Worship of these deities is accompanied by prosperity and domesticity, and small offerings are made to them by farmers and travellers.
the Principles and Cults of Genacrism
Genacrism professes six main principles, or concepts. Duty and action; knowledge and wisdom; perseverance and faith; health and fertility; prosperity and community; and courage and justice.
The concept of duty and action is associated with Endovelicus. Under this principle, Genacrists are called to be diligent in their duties to their families, communities, their nation and their king, and to be mindful of the actions and responsibilities they must uphold to better their community and society and prevent societal evils and vice. One who often keeps these concepts is said to be endovelian and those who choose them as their principal principles are often affiliated with administrative positions and jobs that involve labour.
The concept of knowledge and wisdom is associated with Runesocesius. Under this principle, Genacrists are called to be prudent and truth-seeking, to be aware and curious of the world around them and to be critical of their thoughts and actions. It encourages purposefulness, insight, and understanding and the advancement of knowledge of the world. One who often keeps these concepts is said to be runesian and those who choose them as their principal principles are often affiliated with science and philosophy.
The concept of perseverance and faith is associated with Trebaruna. Under this principle, Genacrists are called to persevere and endure throughout difficult times and to have hope, and to have faith, not only in the promise of the future, but in community, nation, the king, and the gods. It encourages piety and assertiveness in whatever one does, whether it is work in the home or community, or service done in conflict, battle or diplomacy. One who often keeps these concepts is said to be trebarian and those who choose them as their principal principles are often affiliated with priesthood, morality, and sometimes evangelism.
The concept of health and fertility is associated with Ataegina. Under this principle, Genacrists are called to maintain their health and cleanliness and to be fruitful and fertile and bring more life into the world. Having many children is smiled upon and highly encouraged, and it is rewarded in the afterlife. Organization is seen as a trait highly appreciated in people. One who often keeps these concepts is said to be ataegian and those who choose them as their principal principles are often affiliated with medical and healing professions.
The concept of prosperity and humanity is associated with Nabia. Under this principle, Genacrists are called to bring prosperity to their families and communities, using their talents and gifts in order to bring greater happiness to those around them. It encourages generosity and virtues such as love, kindness, sincerity, and empathy, especially towards family and community, and as well to other faiths. One who often keeps these concepts is said to be nabian and those who choose them as their principal principles are often affiliated with trade and the arts.
The concept of courage and justice is associated with Cariocesus. Under this principle, Genacrists are called to be courageous in domestic life and affairs as well as in battle or in foreign lands, and also, to be just and exercise fairness and equality. Fidelity, integrity, and physical and moral fortitude are strongly emphasised in daily life. One who often keeps these concepts is said to be cariocesian and those who choose them as their principal principles are often affiliated with exploration, the military, and the judicial system.
Genacrists do not restrict themselves to just one concept or cult, and may partake in rituals or offerings which involve various different deities. Indeed, all Genacrists strive to uphold, maintain, and spread these six principles the best that they can.
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