DEKADISM

Overview

This cult, known as the Dream Path (Kilka: Vvkak; Harlslwin: urlwaa Rarlniyuǧ; Aralke: Ulsu Nulufed) to its adherents, is a synthesis of the underlying ideas of Djapar religion (particularly Senioism) and the basics of the Yazilik cults of Tlanar. Given the suspicions of the more learned sages of the influence of the older Djapar traditions on the Yazilik cults, this represents a sort of return influence. This cult centres on the worship of the Dekad, a group of ten related deities (detailed below).

Extent

                This cult is found in the Nsar realms (Kaluvakduv, Kilnuvkakduv, and Krvuvakduv) and among the A uata of Ťl , with small communities in the neighbouring districts of the surrounding realms.

Tenets

-          This cult believes that nothing is actually real other than Vovkadav, the Dreamer of Dreams. It teaches that the multiverse exists only in a dream of Vovkadavs, and as such he is not actively invested in how it plays out, as if it does not result in something to his liking he will just dream another reality and let that one play out, over and over until one ends in a result acceptable to him, in which case he will bring it about.

-          The cult teaches that in this iteration of the dream, there is one primordial deity, Nol, who is unaligned. Nol is an ill defined being with no specific doctrinal function beyond fathering other deities. He creates the three great goddesses through an act of onanism, and then fathers the three sets of twins on them. He is more a generative principle than an actual entity. The goddesses and their children are as follows:

-          Karuvda: female, NN

-          Akava: female, NG

-          Hoxlaka: male, NE

-          Klakava: female, CN

-          Nuda: female, CG

-          Vlnkvu: female, CE

-          nal: female, LN

-          Kkdkavu: male, LG

-          Kknka: male, LE

-          Each triad of mother and twins is worshipped as a unit (and are generally represented as a mother nursing two children, echoing Materist practice).

-          The cult recognizes a large number of deities (the number differs from one locale to another), who are seen as the offspring of various pairings and matings of the 6 offspring deities.

Sects

There are three sects, each dedicated to one of the goddesses and her children, as follows:

-          Conformists (known as aland in the local vernacular) who worship nal and her sons and who are therefore lawful

-          Universalists (known in the vernacular as Karuvdand) who worship Karuvda and her children, and who are therefore neutral.

-          Determinists (known as Klakavand) who worship Klakava and her daughters, and who are therefore chaotic.

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Structure

                Each sect has its own separate and roughly parallel hierarchy and structure.

Variants

There are no variants of this cult.

Relations with Other Cults

                Dekadists are rather syncretistic and tend to view other cults as simply a mistaken emphasis on one of the many deities produced by the 6 offspring deities of the Dekad.

Statistics

Centre:

                Centre: Each sect has its own centre, as follows:

-          Conformist: Kunavuv [Korv-84], capital of Krvuvakduv

-          Determinist: Kurud [Klnv-14] in the province of Ukuvuv in Kilnuvkakduv

-          Universalist: Kuvuvkuk [Klvk-80] in the province of Kalkakduv in Kaluvakduv.

Liturgical Language: Kilka is used for most purposes, though some scriptures are in Aralke.

Approximate # of Worshippers: 5,579,000

                Conformist: 1,810,500

                Universalist: 2,434,000

                Determinist: 1,334,500

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