Avesta An'hang Document in Saleh'Alire | World Anvil

Avesta An'hang

The Myth and Ritual of An'hang

Oh An'hang, our Lord... Light your flame among us. Look here, and shine your light so that we may be protected in this darkness, amen.

written in 6222, the Avesta An'hang is the primary religious text of the Cult of An'hang; based largely in Martova, as well as within the the Nang Kap'ahu Delta of Tolara, the cult is comprised mostly of Humans and Genasi who worship a syncretization of the Enethian Mahez-Inet and Genasian Ambani. It is considered deeply heretical by both of its parent cultures.   Examining the book the cover is a thick leather, poorly worked and then dyed in a deep crimson. In the center front is a crudely tooled flame with the book's name below it, off centered; additional decorative tooling has been added to the edges of the cover as a border, with four rubies embeded in gold on each of the corners- two of which are broken, and one of which is missing. The pages themselves appear to have been bound with a rough jute twine woven through holes near the spine.   Opening it there appears to be water damage to many of the pages. While the book is still readable, it takes some effort due to the extent to the damage; a prior reader has helpfully attempted to fill in some of the missing areas, though it's unknown how accurate the modifications to the text are. Some notes have also been added to the margins of several of the pages- most of which have nothing to do with the book's contents, unfortunately.
Small Book   Make
Traditional Bookbinding   Author

Author Date
4 Jenethi 6438   Rarity
Two ribbon bookmarks have been positioned together to mark the chapter on Prayers and Blessings. Though there is little information left, the pages here look well used- with fingerprint smudges and streaks of dirt in the corners where the pages have been turned freuquently; additional papers float loosely between the pages, some of which contain supplemental prayers likely written by the previous owner.

Cover image: Manuscript by Sam Moqadam


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Jan 5, 2021 19:07 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Ohhh, I love that it got water-damaged (not that it happened, but that detail) and someone has tried to fill it in to the best of their ability. What fun little details.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Jan 5, 2021 20:38 by Anna Katherina

Negl, I do that largely because I'm too lazy to write an entire book lol. But it does help give them a sense of age and history :D

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