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Tollanar details
« on: January 20, 2015, 05:15:45 am »
I have been filling my spare time with detailing the continent of Tollanar, and figured I would share some of what I come up with as I get it worked out.
And the first is the religions of Tollanar.

THE UKAVIC CHURCHES OF TOLLANAR
The religions of Tollanar share a common pantheon of 70 odd devine or quasi divine entities, many with overlapping, duplicate and conflicting portfolios and natures. They share a common theogony and creation myth; which starts with the god Ukavu as the universal uncreated demiurge and thus they are all classified as Ukavic religions.

In this theogony, Ukavu causes the universe to come into being through the agency of a number of quasi divine beings that are more amorphous deifications of concepts and such than actual deities. The final act of creation is the emergence of the four great deities, three goddesses (Kur, Ovkoj and Xad; collectively known as the “Divine Triad”) and one god (Udo), with whom they all bear children who are the gods of the pantheon.

The religions can be broken into three basic categories: Ukavian and the two non-Ukavian cults (Trinitarian and Udosian).

UKAVIAN
The Ukavian religion worships Ukavu as the only true deity and views all the others as mere manifestations of Ukavu’s many aspects, or even as simply angelic creatures of some sort. This cult has long since been superseded by the Trinitarian and Udosian beliefs and outside of it’s land of origin it no longer constitutes more than a small minority of worshippers who are scattered throughout the continent in isolated communities. Ukavians are viewed with distrust by the others, and are often subjected to persecutions, pogroms, and forced conversions.

NON-UKAVIAN
These sects, which make up the overwhelming majority of all believers, believe that while Ukavu is the ultimate creator, it is the subsequent gods who exercise authority over creation. The various denominations differ over their interpretation of which of the various divine lineages take precedence, and exercise the supreme authority.

TRINITARIAN
The various Iškosite, Kaorisite, and Kradosite sects are termed Trinitarian cults in that they believe that the authority over creation has passed through one of the Divine Triad, their differences being based on which of the three they deem to be the senior.

Iškosite
The Iškosite Church, along with the Kuronian Kradosite Church, is a Kurian sect in that it teaches that Kur is the first of the divine triad, and so authority descends through her. These two sects differ as to which of Kur’s two daughters takes precedence, with the Iškosites believing that Kolkudavo is the senior, and that the authority now rests with her daughter Iškavko and her children Kakok and Klako.

Kaorisite
The Kaorisite Church, on the other hand, holds that Ovkoj is the senior of the Triad, and that the authority over creation has passed through her to her son Kaor.
The Kaorisite Church is divided into two main branches; the Ecumenical Kaoriste Church, which recognizes the Archprimate of Lausoem as the supreme head of the Church; and the various Autocephalous Kaorisite Churches, which reject the Archprimate’s claim to universal primacy and hold that each Primate is the fully autonomous head of an independent church.

Kradosite
The Kradosite Churches hold that the divine authority rests in the line descending from Krado. The two branches of this school are the Xadian and Kuronian Kradosite Churches. The Xadian church holds that Xad is the senior of the Triad, and that the divine authority passes through her to her son Krado, and thus on to his descendants. The Kuronian church, like the Iškosite church believe that Kur is the senior of the Triad, but they hold that it is Kuro who is the senior of Kur’s two daughters, and that the authority therefore passes through her, rather than through her consort Krado.

UDOSIAN
The Udosian Church believes that Udo himself is senior to the Triad, and that he, as the ancestor of all the gods is the ultimate ruler of creation.

The following map shows the predominant Church of the various regions of Tollanar.
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P.S. the Š/š is pronounced sh.
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Re: Tollanar details
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 05:16:49 am »
On the map, the churches are listed in the key in the order in which they were established.
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Re: Tollanar details
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 05:41:33 am »
Here is a brief psuedo-graphic of the relevant lineages of the Trinitarian cults (italics indicate a goddess).
KURIAN/IŠKOSITE
Kur↔Udo
   ↓
Kolkudavo↔Jukdal
   ↓
Iškavko
   ↓

KAORISITE
Ovkij↔Udo
   ↓
Kaor
   ↓


XADIAN KRADOSITE
Xad↔Udo
   ↓
Krado
   ↓


KURONIAN KRADOSITE
Kur↔Udo
   ↓
Kuro↔Krado
   ↓
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Re: Tollanar details
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 08:59:48 pm »
You really do have a gift for world-building!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 10:04:17 am »
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Re: Tollanar details
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 05:11:44 am »
Thanks guys.

World building has always been my main interest.
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Re: Tollanar details
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 10:11:54 pm »
Rather than keep making posts here about the progress of my Tollanar project I have decided to make a blog about it.
https://bobsworlds.wordpress.com/
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Re: Tollanar details
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2015, 09:24:39 pm »
Added some races
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 11:26:38 am »
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Re: Tollanar details
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 07:31:37 pm »
Thanks. I've come on a stumbling block, I need an evil wizardly type race that breed the orogs. I am considering some kinda crazy ideas (illithids, neogi, etc) and haven't made up my mind yet.
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2015, 11:46:24 am »
Rather than keep making posts here about the progress of my Tollanar project I have decided to make a blog about it.
https://bobsworlds.wordpress.com/

Looks excellent - as always!
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 01:24:31 pm »
Thanks. I've come on a stumbling block, I need an evil wizardly type race that breed the orogs. I am considering some kinda crazy ideas (illithids, neogi, etc) and haven't made up my mind yet.

Have you considered genies? Dao wizards for example? That's pretty far out, but it's better than going with mind flayers (again). I'm not very big on neogi, so they don't get my support.
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Re: Tollanar details
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2015, 03:32:25 am »
I hadn't thought of genies at all!!! I had decided to go with a variant of the Irda from the Dragonlance setting.
The current thinking is to not make them get overthrown, but rather leisured out of real power. So they are a totally pampered idle aristocracy sort of like the Emperor during the Shogunates, except there are several such ruling families/clans.
Now I'll have to do a little thinking about the genies. They're pretty powerful as I recall, maybe a little too powerful, but there's likely something less powerful along those lines in the various Al-Qadim supplements to give me some ideas.
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2015, 01:57:23 pm »
Al-Quadim was the inspiration actually.

Dao are seriously underused...and not the strongest kind of genie (and if you think they are too powerful, just make a weaker variant).

Other option: some form of fey, like the sidhe, only living underground? Perhaps driven there by some other race, so they bred orogs for war?
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 03:49:04 pm »
My real world inspiration for the orc/orog realm is the Mamluks of Egypt, so the idea of the "unspecified race in question" was originally intended to be the persecuting race, not the persecuted, but I might be able to do something with the fey idea.
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