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Profaned Lords

The Profaned Lords are a vaguely mythologized group of four people and their followers that came together in the early years of the Dumylan people. One of the earliest events of shared Baliklavan history, predating the founding of the Baliklavan Confederacy by centuries, the formation of the Profaned Lords still has ripples in current events.   The four Lords were Räv, Ørm, Bjørn, and Ulf; referred to as Lord of Silver, Gold, Iron, and Stone respectively. These four men and their clans were said to be blessed by the gods themselves with inhuman strength and magical power. The source of this power was supposed to have come from their relics, forged by Qyxphaarg himself. With these, they slew the Giant, *Glomgir*; Dragon, *Surtir*; *The Troll King*; and the Lord of the High Mountain. This made them saviors in the eyes of the Dumylan people who had lived in fear of the monsters for generations.    The biggest reason they are referred to as "Profaned" deals directly with their role as folk deities. When a number of the Baliklavan people began to worship them - many of whom still practiced their Lách Doire faith - the devout Dumyla labeled the Lords and their supplicants as "profane". They didn't cast them out, persecute them, or brand them heretics, but it was considered improper to revere mortal men as gods. This led many to question the ingrained nature of Dumyla, the definition of godhood, and kicked off a new wave of Baliklavan philosophy.   While that alone is worthy of mention, as Baliklav has produced some of the finest philosophers in history, the largest impact the Profaned Lords had - one that is still felt - is the relationship between the Dumylan people and the wild. While previously, they had lived in fear, the Lords showed them that mortal man could fight against creatures of great power. Though the people of pre-Abian Baliklav (then called Bal'maki) had no written tradition, their oral tales tell of the grip that creatures like Glomgir had on the people. To witness them beaten back was a vital turning point. From then on, they believed that nature was something that could be conquered and triumphed over, not something to which the will of mortals had to bend.
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