Cannibalites are disciples of the ways of Cannibal. They exist as a minority within the House of Sorrows but are distinct in that they tend to Anticipate the return of Cannibal rather than the arrival of Dirge.
The Lessons of Cannibal
Cannibal's lessons were not so much taught by him as compiled through records of his deeds and statements. He was reclusive, so much so that many today assume he was legend despite evidence to the contrary. He was a Focus, not a man, but he was as flawed as any of us. His youth was a time of loathing and bloodshed, but as he aged you can see growth in his loss. It from the growth, not the man, that we draw our lessons.
"Death is Growth"Cannibalites believe that a certain amount of destruction, pain, and loss is necessary for growth. Not all loss has to be pain, however, which is a line of thinking somewhat divergent from other Sorrows. It is for this reason that Cannibalites Drink to Forget
The Haimarchy maintains Destruction and Construction as the two moral forces of the universe. They are opposites, but not in opposition, as one necessitates and guarantees the other. It's fitting, then, that the Sorrows began as the a House of Growth within the old Haimarchy, and now stands in opposition to it as its destruction.
"Age is Stagnance"
The most famous legends around Cannibal center around his feud with Charade. Cannibal maintained that newer minds should determine what is right, Charade said it was age which proved it. Were Charade to kill Cannibal, his elder, he would prove him right. Were Cannibal to kill him, the same. In the end, Charade raised two younger Foci and they killed Charade. The lesson here is that experience marks the course and equips the young, but it must be their choice how to shape the world.
"Sacrifice is Noble"
Cannibal died to prove his stance against Charade. In his final hour, Charade put Cannibal's life on the line by ensuring that his death at the hands of Cannibal's proteges would ensure Cannibal's as well. Cannibal allowed it to happen.
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Death is growth
Age is stagnancy
Sacrifice is noble