Mazranism is the worship of the Acheran deities known as “The Three”: Azumazran, Azumartuk, and Azunapath.
Worshipers are often referred to “Mazranites”.
These are the typical temple ranks for churches of Azumazran, Azunapath, and Azumartuk. Within the description of Azumartuk are ranks for the paladins that follow that god.
||Most Holy Father/Mother
*: “Haslam-Azu” = “Light Bearer”
Teachings and Cosmology
Azumazran, along with the others of The Three, govern all aspects of existence and work to hold the forces of utter destruction (The Nazul) at bay. As part of this fight, Azumazran imbued humanity with the light of inner knowledge and a soul of goodness.
Azumazran is the primary deity and driving force behind The Three. The others (Azumartuk and Azunapath) are never referred to has having any other relationship with Azumazran than “The Three”.
The Three stands in direct opposition to the forces of darkness and destruction. In particular, are the Nazulim those that have been fooled by promises of power or immortality to operate for the benefit of The Nazul and its Daeva (demons).
Azumazran has been said to appear in the dreams of some special followers in the form of great king, with long black hair and beard, and a shining crown, so bright as to nearly blind. He has also been known to appear in the aspects of a white stallion or a great shining dragon.
The Three do not exist within our reality, but in a plane of existence known as Bethaizu (“spiritual light”). The Nazul exists on his own plane known as Bethnaizu (“spiritual darkness”). The two planes move very close together through the Astral Plane and only occasionally come in close contact with the Inner Spheres. Thus, the Three maintain their creations and work on this plane primarily through the Amapehta (or “great spririts”). There are but six great spirits in service to The Three:
The Amapehta often taken on the forms of men and women, according to their natures and objectives. They also can appear as winged humanoids of made entirely of fire and light.
The Yazuta (“shining ones”) are lesser spirits, the souls of good men and women who have been transformed into servants of The Three after their death. These can appear as themselves in life or as brightly glowing, vaguely humanoid, forms.
The faith of Mazranism is the Truth. In fact, Azumazran represents the Ultimate Truth. However, other gods are often assumed to be powerful Yazutas that people have mistakenly attributed the title “god”. But people are judged by their actions in life, not their adherence to faith, and so long as they do not stray from the path of Goodness, the Three have no issues with other faiths.
When called upon to do battle, priests and followers of the Three will cover their faces with a veil, denoting that they fear to look upon the violence that they are called upon to do.
Regular worshipers also cover their heads all times, men usually wearing turbans or short caps while women will wear a head scarf or long, hooded cloth. Men and women tend to wear their hair long and men wear long beards. It is said that if man or woman’s hair turns white as they age, the hand of Azumazran is upon them—it is a blessing.
The Temple welcomes the worship from any who would seek the path of Light and Wisdom. One need only look at the Elves, Halflings, and Dwarves to see that they are related amongst the varied creations of the Three.