The Book of Truth
The dusty stone tablets had been hidden away in the dark room of the groundkeepers quarters for decades. The old stone had begun crumbling, one had even snapped over the middle when they moved them from their original placement all those years ago.
HistoryThe Book of Truth is a text written down by the group who got the vision from Arkna and saw the reality she showed them as she taught them how to make shrines.
It was originally written down on large slates of stone placed at the the Shrine of Aralican, but it was sooner adapted into a book so it could be accessed easily. The document is more of a summary of what the vision showed, as only few actual words were revealed. The only information given was the name of the goddess, the name of the symbol Pra as well as how the shrines should be built. The rest was shown and not told to the group in their collective vision. Therefore, the chapters in the book might sound more like stories to some of the Humans and Iwachi, though the Southern humans still generally believe in everything that is said in the book, as well as believe that Arkna is an actual Goddess and not a concept like some Munduanists might say.
LegacyThe book is used both in Arknaism as well as in Munduanism, though only Arkanists interpret it in the original way. The Mundanists generally conform it to fit with their reality as it is now, and as most have begun to disbelieve that a goddess could be real, they believe that the earth itself is Arkna and that Arkna is a thing found in all things. The name Arkna is interchangeable with magic in Mundanism. Now most believe in magic, though some have a harder time believing that there was magic. Arkna abandoned them 102 years ago and most magic users were gone 40 years ago. Some remember them but many have only heard the tales passed down. Variations of the traditions and rituals carried out at the shrines still live on, but they have no actual impact anymore.
ContentsThe book has contains the following chapters:
- The Tenets of Arkna
- The Creation of the World
- Shrine Building
- Magic and manipulation of worldly power
- Land of the Goners
- Balance of the World
- Text, Religious
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