Kruphix, God of Horizons (Kruu-Fix)
"Kruphix bears his followers with the heaviest burdens and the worst curses of all the gods; that of knowing."
The god of knowing all things.
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Kruphix is the eldest god together with Klothys. The enigmatic god has dominion over the potential, the distant, and the unseen. Thus, he is seen as an oracle of dreams. He also governs navigation, mystery, and the cycles of time and is the keeper of mysteries that no other are meant to learn. The reclusive Kruphix speaks rarely and counts few worshipers. He often takes no real form but appears only as a Nyx-filled space in the sky. He is the unknown, the unknowable, and what sits beyond the far horizon. Many prophetic dreams are attributed to Kruphix. They can come to anyone at any time and are mysteries in of themselves. He is neither a just, nor malicious god and cares little for squandering and personal dramas amongst the gods or mortals alike. He only cares about what is true, and what has yet to be seen. He is also incredibly powerful, once calling the "Silence" where all the Gods were forced to not interfere temporarily in mortal affairs until they could sort out issues in Nyx.
The Birth of the Gods
Mortals have short memories and do not remember the true nature of the Gods. It is believed that gods predate mortals, but Kruphix understands it as the opposite. The first time a mortal looked up into the night sky and said, "I wonder..." some part of Kruphix came into existence. He watched as the others took shape. Death came next, then the sun and sea, forest and forge. More abstract domains emerged -- warfare, deception, insight, and love. He even remembers that at one point, Heliod was not the Sun God. For indeed many other gods have existed and vanished throughout the history of mortals.
At one point in Ravnica's history, a new god was born. Xenagos was a Satyr who understood that the Gods' power stemmed from the devotion of their followers, and that gaining devoted followers he could manage to ascend to godhood. Xenagos accomplished what he had desired as he convinced an astoundingly large following that he was a god, and so he ascended into Nyx. This caused massive amounts of chaos and confusion among the pantheon, forcing Kruphix to call upon the Silence, forcing the gods to be cut off from the mortal realm until matters in Nyx could be resolved. Xenagos was later killed by Heliod's former champion, and order was eventually restored.
Kuphix came to realize that Xenagos wished to show everyone that the Gods were a lie, to bring down the foundations of Nyx. Xenagos suspects, however, that mortals would have learned to worship Xenagos, and forgotten his mortal origins. They would have never come to believe that he had always been there, waiting for their veneration. In the end, Xenagos threatened nothing. This event caused Kruphix to learn the deeper understanding of the world and to seek out what lies beyond it. He has come with the knowledge that there is far more to the universe than he previously understood, and for once in his existence, Kruphix feared.
"Kruphix is a beacon of light, guiding us on our journey through life and illuminating the path to wisdom and understanding."
Worshiped bySimic Combine
Holy WeaponA book of sacred texts and teachings.
Divine SymbolInfinity (Horizon Stone)
Religious ColorsPurple, Blue, Red
EdictsPotential, Oracles, Dreams, Navigation, Mystery, Cycles, Time, Knowledge
Professional SkillsSkills that Priests may teach at major temples and gatherings
Devotion, Exhort, Teaching
Clerics of Kruphix are given access to the powers he offers. Some miracles are restricted to more trusted or higher ranking members of this religion. (WIP)
CommandmentsTrue worshipers of Kruphix follow his commandments carefully, with those who ignore or are ignorant of such laws may find themselves praying to deaf ears, or worse.
- Seek knowledge and understanding at all times.
- Respect the truth, even if it is difficult or unpopular.
- Share your knowledge freely, but do not force it upon others.
- Embrace the cycles of life and time, and do not resist change.
- Trust your intuition, dreams, and oracles, but also seek to understand the message they contain.
OfferingsExamples of offerings one could give to Kruphix.
- Books, scrolls, or other written materials symbolizing the pursuit of knowledge.
- Symbols of navigation or maps, representing the desire to explore and understand the world.
- Offerings of time, such as devoting a portion of each day to learning or studying.
- Offerings of material wealth or resources, such as gold, silver, or precious gems, symbolizing the value of knowledge and wisdom.
- Incense or other aromatic offerings, symbolizing the purification of the mind and the release of negative thoughts.