Mother Earth, goddess of life, power and death.
The fires burned bright and violent, embers flew in the air as if they were fireflies. The chanting of the group rang in the air. They were all on their knees holding each other hand in hand, eyes glowing an illustrious blue. In the middle of the circle they formed was a big drawing, drawn into the muddy soil. Silence grew as the last chant had been uttered, and then called out for Arkna to bless their ritual.Arkna is the mother goddess, the only true deity in the world according to Arknans. She is the creator of all and is said to be able to control whatever she desires. Though she could rule the world with an ironfist, Arkna created the world and leaned back to see her work thrive on it's own. She is said to have only intervented in the matters of the world when she revealed magic to the humans and Iwachi by teaching them to build Shrines.
Wodila'hei, the technique was introduced by the man who ended up being the first Osaa who had been travelling in Morlea and witnessed the vision.
She has never shown herself to the humans and Iwachi in the real world, as they would likely go mad from the mental strain it causes. Instead she showed herself and how to build the shrines in a collective vision. The religion was created and was based on balance, both relating to magic use as well as the way of life lead by the humans and Iwachi. The faith spread like a wildfire along with the magic and for a while most in Morlea and Wodila'hei believed in the same thing. The exception was the Treil, a subgroup of the Iwachi, who took in Arknaism and merged it with their own religion. They incorporated the magic, but they believed their ancestors were the source of the power and that people with a high magical potential were those worthy of protecting their tribe after they died. They were often seen as a sort of mortal deity who would ascend to be a real deity when they died.
The mother of life as well as death, of darkness and light, of evil and good and of day and night. Arkna is the earth, the wind and the fire. She is the water, the birds and the thunder. She blesses us with magic and strike down those who misuse it. The guardian, creator and the judge.
Forgotten but still thereThe humans and Iwachi believed in Arkna for many years, spreading the knowledge they'd gotten in the vision. They wrote down the guidelines they had received. They should live life with a balance, give as much as they take. Through the years, people lost touch with the original religion and the meaning of Arkna morphed into a concept or an entity that is said to be within all living and dead things. The humans of Morlea and the Nerna Iwachi mainly believed in the reformed religion they called Munduanism.
The humans of Wodila'hei still believe in Arkna and honor her in their ceremonies in the shrines, even though they have no power anymore.
The Vengeful MotherArkna blessed the Iwachi and humans back in the day by giving them access to the power that flowed through the world, but just as she could give it, she could also take it back.
She did that when the armies of The Kingdom of Edrea and The Country of Ildres started ruining shrines all over Morlea during The Second Great War, in their attempts to weaken each other by making sure less magic users would appear over the years. Arkna looked at her subjects and was overwhelmed with sorrow and disappointment as she saw them turn on one another and ruin the blessings she'd given them. She hid the The Shrine of Aralican in a thick mist so that no one would be able to find it and then she blocked all magic to the remaining shrines that had not been ruined. It was the punishment the inhabitants of her world would have to endure after upsetting the balance of the world with their wars and their butchering.
Crown of ArknaThe crown of Arkna is a symbol well known by all on the southern continent, but less known in Morlea. The Sun Crown that was made for Zuree and gifted by Osaa Linkoshi is meant to resemble the Crown of Arkna. Queen Cerilyn knew the symbolism as her her grandmother is from Wodila'hei Union. Queen Cerilyn believes in Arknaism herself and has passed bits of it unto Zuree.
Magic is energy and power that can be harnessed, but only if the individual have had the natural blockage removed.
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