Na'mel'ess

Name Na’mel’ess
Titles Inscrutable One
Portfolio fate, the sun, mysteries
Worship Times When confronting the great mysteries of life
Ideals Accepting your fate
Depiction (None; to depict Na’mel’ess in any form is heretical)
Holy Symbol A plain golden disc
Domains Earth, Luck, Plant, Repose, Sun
Subdomains Caves, Day, Decay, Fate, Revelation, Souls
Favored Animal Turtle
Favored Weapon Starknife

Symbol of Na'mel'ess

Dogma

Na’mel’ess is beyond mortal comprehension; even his true name is unknowable. Some things not meant to be understood. People must accept this fact, and not try to alter their fate.

Mythology

This deity’s real name, if it has one, is a complete mystery. Na’mel’ess (nah-MELL-ess) is simply a word that Celestial theologians invented to refer to it. It must never be depicted in art, though the sun may be used as a sign for the divine presence of Na’mel’ess. It also has no gender, no consort, no parents, no children, no friends, and no enemies. A mystical tradition says that Na’mel’ess created all the other gods, but Celestial priests say this is dangerous heresy.

It may or may not have been the first deity to exist, but it was the first to create anything in the physical world, and that was the sun. Why Na’mel’ess created the sun is impossible to know, except by Na’mel’ess itself. Na’mel’ess is the sole steward of the book of fate. Even the other gods and goddesses do not know the totality of what fate has in store.

Worshipers

Na’mel’ess is one of the less commonly worshiped deities, because of its complete mysteriousness. Temples devoted to him are quite rare. Those who do venerate the Inscrutable One are non-interventionist, acting only to preserve the balance among all things. Some theologians worship Na’mel’ess precisely because of its mysteriousness – the other gods seem too close to humanity to have true divinity.

Worshipers of Na’mel’ess have no objection to learning about worldly topics, contrary to the beliefs of many outsiders to the faith. But they consider this knowledge transitory and without inherent meaning. They are much more interested in the contemplation of unanswerable questions like “Why is there something instead of nothing,” “Does a plant have a soul,” “What fuel does the sun burn,” and so forth.

Clerics of Na’mel’ess, even evil ones, always pray for spells at noon or sunrise due to Na’mel’ess’ connection with the sun.

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