FRATERISM 

Overview 

                This is the racial cult of the Ysem people, it is centred on the worship of two deities who are believed to be brothers. It is known locally as Earthborn (Kyǧ des)

Extent 

 This cult is found only among the Ysem in the Kneged Mountains.

Tenets 

                This cult teaches that the multiverse is ruled by two brother deities who were born from the heart of the mountains (personified as Yede Hehe Mountain Mother). The two brothers are Mkn (Right hand), seen as the negative influence (darkness, death, disease, etc.) and Hvesn (Left Hand) who is the positive influence (light, life, health, etc.)

Sects 

While both of the brother deities are worshipped together, there is a sectarian divide over which, if any, was born first. The Dextarianists believe that Mkn was born first and is therefore the senior of the two, the Sinistarianists believe that Hvesn was born first and is therefore the senior of the two, and the Geminarianists believe they were born at the same time and so they are equal.

                These three sects are in constant conflict that often leads violence and pogroms of the local minority sects.

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                                Dextarianist                                                                                                                        Geminarianist

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                                Sinistarianist

Structure 

                There is no overall structure or hierarchy to this cult, each temple (generally a cave or grotto) having its own little hierarchy.

Variants 

                None

Relations with Other Cults 

                Fraterists are extremely intolerant of other cults and actively suppress them.

Statistics 

Centre: While there is no formal centre of this cult, each sect has a senior temple, with the temple/cave of Yeye Lyǧin (Mother Womb), located in Tahane [Ysjy-10] is considered the senior temple as it is believed to be the birthplace of the brother gods.

-          Dextarianist: Ngene [Ysjt-01]

-          Geminarianist: Tahane [Ysjy-10]

-          Sinistarianist: Kyang [Ysjt-15)

Liturgical Language: Services are performed in the local vernacular, either Kykga or Mykga

Approximate # of Worshippers 141,500

-          Dextarian: 29,500

-          Geminarian: 69,000

-          Sinistarian: 43,000

 

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