Rezmir, of Light and Law
It is said the Lion roars at midnight in the darkness to warn the Lantern Priests against danger. Those who pray to Rezmir may see a giant winged Lion in their hour of greatest need. If it does not roar, then all is lost, for defeat has been decreed by the Light of Law. If it does roar, it is a sign of Rezmir's favor.
Rezmir, is the god of Justice, Law, Light, and Summer; he is also one of three deities birthed by Aymara, the Foremother, and a direct descendant of Al'Madoon. As the most popular deity and head of the largest religion in the known world, Rezmir’s ideal of light and law stretches across Erenel. Law is everything for Rezmir; his decree is wise, and many would consider his thoughts to be just, with the best intention for mortal races. This is because Rezmir’s law applies to all equally, and knows no prejudice. Rezmir sits atop Zion Mountain in the Above, awaiting all who wish to ascend Honor’s Path and gain enlightenment. As he looks down upon everything the light touches, the winged lion protects what his father, Al’Madoon, sacrificed his life to save.
Light, Order, Protection
Divine Symbols & Sigils
The symbol of Rezmir is a lit watchman's lantern. Worn by the Lantern Priests, the lantern solidifies the idea of a "Light's Watch" and the idea of shining a light on the darkness of injustice. The Faithful will keep a lantern burning outside their door as a way of showing their devotion.
Justice For AllNo one is above the law, not even lords and kings. All crimes will receive justice, therefore it is wrong to commit another crime to see justice done. Trust in Rezmir’s true law. There cannot be peace without justice, nor justice without law.
Light Pierces the VeilAlways search for the presence of light when surrounded by darkness. You are a beacon and must shine your light on injustice, wherever it may lurk.
The Right To Be JudgedThose who would deny the right for anyone to face judgment are enemies to light and law. All civilizations should create a formal justice system with court issued edicts and arguments. All will face the final judgment and be granted an afterlife worthy of their merit.
Rezmir's True Law is interpreted differently by the intelligent races of Erenel and his most devoted followers. Brothers and Sisters of the Book dedicate their lives to uncovering the truth in worshiping True Law, discussing Rezmir’s teachings, and how to manifest his ideal to the world. Strangely, outside of the three commandments, the Firstborn has never officially announced to anyone, what True Law means. Or so it is believed; Rezmir did provide sacred doctrines to the four corners of Erenel, each delivered by trusted messengers chosen from angelic choirs of the Above. This gift was meant to guide the mortal races in the administration of perfect order, leading to growth and prosperity. However, the ignorance and folly of mortals after their reawakening resulted in the squandering of this sacred doctrine and its eventual dereliction. Rezmir now wishes for mortals to rediscover True Law on their own, guiding believers discreetly on a path of enlightenment.
The fruit hanging from Aymara’s branches ripened. Three pieces fell in unison, much like how the three architects rose from the void. The fruit grew three young gods; Rezmir the Winged Lion, Asanna the Lady of the Land, and Luniwyn the Silver Maiden. The three young gods opened their eyes and looked out upon Erenel. The Primal Beings greeted the three young gods. All except Bedoma, who had snuck away to alert Elturel. Elturel was aware of the dangers facing the Kingdom he had built with the arrival of these new gods and rushed to introduce himself. Greeting Rezmir first, Elturel quickly learned of the winged lion's belief of law and judgment. He attempted to persuade Rezmir, similar to his wooing of Bedoma, showing the might of his law with an army at his back. However, Rezmir recognized the truth and cried out with a mighty roar to his father thus beginning the Great Sacrifice. The Above, formed from the love of Al’Madoon and his self-sacrifice. For choosing light over darkness, Rezmir would ascend to the Above, welcoming the kind-hearted and those who embraced the light. With the help of his sisters, Asanna and Luniwyn, Rezmir successfully recovered a branch from the damaged Tree of Aymara, planting this new tree close to his acquired domain. This branchling grew and began to bear fruit, as its mother Aymara did before it, forming angels and seraphim as the fruit ripened.
Piercing the Veil
Celebrated to remember the temptation of Rezmir by Elturel the Fallen Elf, piercing the veil is held during the shortest night of the year. All the Faithful gather for a vigil, bringing lanterns and candles to combat the dark. Once the dawn breaks, the Great Feast begins marking the triumph of Light and Law.
The Week of Atonement
A week of penance and fasting to prepare the faithful for Piercing the Veil.