At least for most humanoids, the predominant religion of Fsoria is that of The Great Blossom. It is centered around the flow of energy between the material realm (also referred to as the Isrealm) and the immaterial realm (also referred to as the Unrealm or the Void). Evidence of this movement of energy has been heavily documented, and in circles of a more scientific than faith-based perspective, it is often referred to as Flux Theory.
In either context, three major forces are recognized:
- Growth / Influx.
- Decay / Efflux.
- Stability / Resistance.
Growth is the force associated with the movement of energy from the Unrealm into the Isrealm. As such, it represents life and is central to Fsoria's moral concept of goodness. Growth in general and its respective deities are the most pervasively worshipped ideals throughout the world. In contrast, Decay is the force associated with movement of energy out of the Isrealm, and is held in negative regard by most. The third force, Stability, is thought of as the neutral power that balances both Growth and Decay.
Gods and Elements Edit
There are major gods associated with each of the three forces, each embodying particular traits of their respective force. Relatedly, energy manifests as particular elements when in use by a specific force or god.
The elements that manifest for Growth energy are flesh and water.
Priestess of Fsoria
|Fertility, Restoration, Compassion||blue, gold, green||Fabric|
|Meygar||Defender of Life
|Strength, Fortitude, Leadership||dark green, white, purple||Aoron|
Finder of Form
|Creativity, Exploration, Interconnectivity||red, green, white||Fsoria|
The elements that manifest for Decay energy are acid and void.
|Morthar||Portent of Death
|Death, Fear||black, bloodred, white||Unrealm|
|Infection, Torture, Defilement||green, yellow||Aoron|
|Greed, Thievery, Manipulation||unknown||Unknown|
The elements that manifest for Stability energy are earth and cold.
|Structure, Memory, Purpose||bronze, silver, gold||Dassial|
|Secrecy, Preservation, Beauty||blue, black, white||Dassial|
|Seeik||Divine Arbiter||Nullification, Knowledge||white, black, gold||Unrealm|
In addition to the elements above, there are three others which collectively are referred to as the vigors. These are wind, electricity, and fire.
Legend of Origin Edit
It is thought that Ezeren created the world of Fsoria and then bestowed upon it Khúen-Degar, the flesh tree. Khúen-Degar is the hypothesized origin of the force of Growth. As the legend goes, the first seed that fell from the tree birthed twin beings: the gods Semnes and Raxamút. While Semnes designed and propogated life, Raxamút sought only to destroy it, and so the god Seeik intervened; it granted the insight and mastery to Semnes to generate a counterpart to Raxamút, and so Meygar was formed. A partial plane named Aoron was created, and there Raxamút and Meygar were assigned to forever combat one another.