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Archangels

Seven Archangels represent aspects of Good, and serve as manifestations of the Divine which is referred to simply as The Light by followers. Though often used as metaphysical justification of their faith, angels and archangels serve to further the cause of Good in the multiverse, and care little for the particulars of different religions. A devout follower of a pantheon of gods will receive as warm a welcome as the most zealous Light worshipper.   Spenta Mainyu (Light) Also known as Michael, Spenta Mainyu is the manifestation of the Divine itself, made accessible to mortals and the world and encompassing the awareness of full divine apprehension made possible by devoted followers in the ecstatic state. As a non-corporeal aspect of spirit, Spenta Mainyu is referred to with feminine pronouns, and is the only archangel to be so split; it’s a difficult concept for some followers to grasp, but is important nonetheless. Oneness with the Divine is difficult for most to achieve, and because Spenta Mainyu is so close to the Divine source itself, most adherents opt to focus on the other six archangels in their devotion.   Kshatra (Knowledge) Also known as Gabriel, Kshatra represents compassion and selflessness, showing those who commit themselves to the world and can subsume their ego in the Divine how a perfectly ruled society could function. His is a gentle dominion, one of mutual love and trust, in which rule is assigned to the wisest and others petition them for counsel. Though a heady concept to be embodied by one being, these divine sparks are manifest in the world as ideals as well as in flesh. Just and humble leaders look to Kshatra, as do many whose jobs are dangerous but of great benefit to society.   Armaiti (Nature) Also known as Raphaela, Armaiti represents devotion and harmony. She represents the world in which most worshippers live, specifically where agriculture is prevalent, and accordingly receives the worship of the few druids who are followers of the Light, and her clerics are invited to attend Goddess convocations. Armaiti is one of the most active archangels, and is also the archangel who most commonly visits the Prime Material plane.   Manah (Trickery) Also known as Uriel, Manah represents proper action, Good intentions and living, and for many, asceticism. The archangel in his wisdom understands that ascetics can’t be forced into their lifestyle, but must evolve themselves spiritually to strip away strong desires that cloud their purpose or tempt them into wicked and selfish acts. He represents fire, a cleansing element.   Asha (War) Also known as Tyrael, Asha represents truth and righteousness, and by extension, justice. One of the most militant archangels, Asha’s mysteries are difficult to absorb by adherents, as he prefers that worshippers find out the meaning of truth for themselves. Few undertake the necessary and rigorous process to do so though, contenting themselves with fighting militantly for the truth as revealed by others. He must remain ever vigilant, as his counterpart is the most insidious of the Evils and his flock are the most susceptible.   Hauvertat (Tempest) Also known as Ariela, Hauvertal is the archangel of wholeness and perfection, and is commonly invoked by healers. Since there is another archangel who more directly represents Life, Hauvertal also represents wholeness of the mind and spirit.   Ameretat (Life) Also known as Azraela, Ameretat is the archangel of immortality, and specifically oversees the journey of souls until their reunion with the divine. Though not as militant as her brother Asha, Ameretat nonetheless has personally gone to Inferno and the Abyss to retrieve souls taken without proper cosmic rationales. In a broader sense, she also represents an acceptance of death as part of the cosmic cycle, and the eventual destination of all souls.


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