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Celestial Bureaucracy

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The Celestial Bureaucracy is a manufactured pantheon of gods and spirits that dwell in the heavens to govern the cosmos. Its greater and lesser deities come from the component people conquered by the empire. However, the Innoit's own main religion is obviously favoured and actively encouraged throughout the suyus.  
A snake that with just one bite could cause convulsions and death of a fellow is considered as sacred.
— Snake Panaqa
A puma that is the most powerful of all the fauna, uncontrollable even by man is another god.
— Puma Panaqa
Lightning and thunder that cause fires and destruction is another deity too. Like that, dozens and even hundreds of elements from which man is dependent had, and still have, a divine character.
— Condor Panaqa


The heavens is a network of celestial bureaucrats where the fates of terrestrial beings are decided while on earth and when they move in the next world. The celestial bureaucracy contains the many divine entities of conquered peoples annexed into Tawantinsuyu, with different facets of existence delegated amongst them.   Much like with the Sun Court, the heavenly government is divided into many departments for particular problems. For example,
  • Giving offerings to the deified examiner to banish demons
  • Seeking counsel from for marital problems
  • Praying for a boost during combat  

    Celestial Masters

    Worship of the creator god of everything is reserved for Innoit nobility.
    God of the sun and agriculture who knows everything that had happened and what will happen.
    The moon and mother to many mythical founders is a mathematical deity who calculates the passage of time.

    Pure Ones

    The pure ones refer to human beings of such exceptional talent that they were deemed worthy of divinity.
    Sun Emperor
    The Sapa is conceptualized as divine, being the son of the Sun.   Effectively being the head of the state religion and on the top of the social hierarchy, he plays a dominant role in the political and spiritual realm of the Celestial Bureaucracy.  
    Extraordinary mortals are occasionally granted godhood and a place in the celestial bureaucracy to preserve their genius forever. Such mortals are held up as primary examples for generations to come.
  • Culture

    Pilgrimage Tradition

    The central authorities organize centers of the sacred space are ascribed symbols for people to gather and worship their gods and accepting the dominance of the representatives supernatural powers on earth.

    Demography and Population

    The earth is a reflection of the heavens.


    Stellar Deities formed from constellations or other cosmology features are made into animals or personified activities.  

    Local Deities

    Gods of the home represented as miniature figurines are called chancas or conopas. A conopa is often a natural or carved stone object that resembled crops or livestock such as:
  • Zarap Conopa for maize
  • Papa Conopa for potatoes
  • Caullama for llamas  

    Spirits and Ghosts

    Huacas are the people, places, and objects in the world that are believed to be possessed of a supernatural spirit.
  • Territories

    Innoit Trilogy

    Hanan Pacha
    The heavens represented by a condor. The condor is sacred to the Innoit.   They believed that it communicated the upper world (Hanan Pacha) with the earthly world.
    Kay Pacha
    The world of the living represented by a puma.   It symbolizes strength, courage, freedom, and intelligence.
    The underworld, represented by a serpent, inhabits the underground at the bottom of lakes, rivers and in caves.   The serpent symbolizes the world below and represents wisdom.

    Divine Origins

    This perception of the gods is entirely artificial. No government official actually believes in the full bureaucracy. It is viewed as a political tool in reassuring annexed people and maintaining the status quo.

    Tenets of Faith


    Significant centers of shared worship. They are a point of unification of the man6 ethnically and linguistically diverse peoples in the empire. They help in bringing a sense of unity and common citizenship to the very geographically disparate peoples.


    The old priesthoods were reformed and incorporated into the new form that boasted several mythical figures.   The priests and priestesses are no less ordinary than any another. They dress in the latest fashion, as opposed to any 'traditional' grab, and carried out similar duties as can be expected.


    Water Worship

    Water is a purifier in many religions.   Water deities are usually a focus at specific springs, but there are also more abstract ocean deities and representative of 'water' as an abstract concept.

    Mountain Cults

    Important mountains, caves and rocks are offered sacrifices to obtain the strong protections from the terrain. They are the oldest spirits and did not communicate with humans, but attended to the requests they made of them through sacrifices and rituals. Mountains with the highest altitude were considered the most powerful and sacred, among which the following summits stand out:
  • Ausangate
  • Chachani
  • Ampato
  • Coropuna
  • Sara Sara
  • Hananhallpa
  • Qorihuayrachina
  • Padreyoc
  • Choquetacarpo
  • Cusp Crater
  • Senca
  • Mama Simona
  • Wanakawri
  • Ausangate
  • Pachatusan
    Silver Mountains
  • Q'umir umiña
  • Licancabur
  • Quehuar
  • Chuscha
  • Toro
  • Aconcagua
  • Ribs
  • Salkantay
  • Piscachani
  • Yananti
  • Putucusi
  • Ch'iwa

    Fire Religion of Time

    After the intervention of the Kang, the Duskies became the only people to explicitly praise fire.   Others worship the sun, but the sects of Xiuhtotontli are the only ones to have claimed direct powers from their gods. Though the nature of those supposed powers are strange and unattainable for most.

    Religious, Pantheon
    Alternative Names
    Heavily Government
  • Gates To Hell
  • Golden Enclosure
  • Palace of Hatunrumiyoc
  • Parent Organization
    Subsidiary Organizations
    Official Languages
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    Related Ethnicities
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    Camay Innoit Raymi Festival of the Innoit
    Hatun Cuzqui Harvesting
    Inti Raymi Feast of the Sun
  • Chahua-huarquiz
  • Chacra Ricuichi
  • Chacra Cona
  • Harvest Festival
  • Yapaquis
  • Chacra Ayaqui
  • Capac Siquis
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    Dec 11, 2022 01:11 by Keon Croucher

    I love this depiction but it also makes me grind my teeth in frustration. Because of course the 'celestial' powers that be are a bureaucracy, which means, I can only imagine in my mind the infinite celestial red tape and paperwork that can just......AAAAAHHHHHH give me chaos its less of a migraine lol

    Keon Croucher, Chronicler of the Age of Revitalization
    Jan 10, 2023 19:38

    ""Looks like we've struck a celestial nerve. Don't worry, we'll get you the paperwork for the chaos antidote ASAP."

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