Yóhm-Nasuul, the God of the Lighthouse
My little one, look at what they have done to you, he said to me. And as I wept, I knew he saw my pain, I knew he could feel it too. And I descended the tower; walked the empty streets of the Coral City, and I knew his pain. Within the ruins I found a place, where my home could stand. In a central square, within the light of our father. When the sea parted itself for me, and I stepped onto dry land, I saw his gift for me. Silent, watchful and beautiful. "I will never leave your side, and never shall any lay a hand upon you," father said to me. He shall guide us to our Lords light, I know it.
Holy Books & Codes
Yóhm-Nasuul likes to give all his blessed messages of importance and uniqueness to stoke fires of hatred between different groups of worshippers. In-fighting is good in his eyes; it quickly and effectively weeds out the weak ones, who would never survive beneath the sea. In the eyes of the God of the Lighthouse, this all is done out of care; his children shall never again be wiped out by an armageddon from above.
Divine Symbols & Sigils
Yóhm-Nasuul gave the sunless sea a precious stone; the pearl, a hidden gem of the water, much akin to himself. He demands all worshippers wear white pearls wrapped in wire around their necks. It is said to symbolise his own lonely vigil, and the light which shall bring his new children home. Nasuulian creatures are said to act docile towards folk with pearls in their attire or jewellery, or sometimes even make painful, saddened wails, before retreating into the water. Some folk above the waves claim pearls to be the crystallised tears of Yóhm-Nasuul himself. The Lone Lord has remained very silent when questions about this arise from his followers.
Curiously, fish are often considered to be messengers of the Deep Father, are sacred to his followers. Yóhm-Nasuul may see them as inferior to himself, but they have kept him company after the world he built burned around him. For this, these small creatures have his eternal gratitude and care. He uses them to communicate with his adopted children closer to the surface of the water, and listens to their tales of the land far away, for he can no longer simply ignore it.
Divine Goals & Aspirations
Then, light brighter than his own fell and crashed from the heaves and into the depths of his domain. It was light burning and destructive. Yóhm-Nasuul watched his children burn and die, with no power to stop their pain. When the armageddon from above died down, only his mournful wails remained. For a century the God of The Lighthouse reigned his now dead, silent city. Some say that the pain of the Lone Lord was so incredibly true, it now echoes for eternity throughout the Sunless Sea.
He took to conversation with much smaller beings, lesser and inferior, to keep him company. It was these small water dwelling things which told him of folk who have survived the onslaught, above the waters. That knowledge sprouted akin to a tree in his mind, and since then, Yóhm-Nasuul has lived for a singular goal. To see his city burst with life again.