NotyelReformation: The Church of Star, Scorch, and Spirits
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Chapter 2: Star

When talking of soul, body, and spirit, Celestialism is the religion that focuses upon the soul. It is a religion that focuses on Rebirth, on souls rising to the stars, and cleaning the sins committed while alive, so that the soul can learn and come back to experience more things, until eventually reaching a state where they ascend to Paradise.

Celestialist morality revolves around a duality of nature, a Balance, if you will. In this duality, it is important to balance long term gain with short term gain. To do this, Celestialism warns against vices, Worldly in the form of greed, lust, and gluttony, and Spiritually in the form of sloth, wrath, and envy. The ideal is if this balance is properly preserved, a Celestialist will live that life virtuously and become that much closer to paradise.

To that end, A Celestialist must always be mindful of their actions. A pure Celestistialist should not act unless it is for a proper reason, a reason they believe in. It is this morality that is supposed to drive Celestialsim foremost.

So then what are the stars to a Celestialist?

The Stars are bastions of knowledge. Maltziel explained that the stars are guardians, and shaped the sky. Eighteen of these stars make up the Leonaus, the Celestial Lion, and each of those eighteen have a name, as well as a particular trait that they are best at teaching. This is why a Celestialist calls upon the stars, for their wisdom, and clarity.

The three branches of the Leonaus are the Yellow branch, the body of the lion, blessed by house Astor, the Blue branch, the head of the lion, blessed by house Pellaux, and the Red branch, the paws of the lion, blessed by house Grimmoire. The Leonaus itself was said to bless the land of Esshar. The Petrakis Dynasty was said to be the inheritor of this all, until the end of their divine right, which has expired.

So then what are the Angels to a Celestialist?

The Angels are beings of Light, and protectors of Mankind. They are distant, dwelling within Heaven so their wings do not darken. It is said that beneath each star is a guardian angel. They have emotions, and wills, like people, and these opinions and ideals can be right, or, more often in the case of fallen angels, can be wrong. This means that even an angel with the best wishes for mankind does not have absolute knowledge.

Prayer and confession are the last topics to cover in explaining Celestialism. In Celestialism, it is important to pray at times during the day. These prayers are often directed towards the stars, for their assistance with a quality or an aspect. A prayer can also be offered to the constellations as a whole for guidance and strength. Confession is the act of seeking advice from a priest, and in return, they can give advice. Through these two things, the hope is that one can become more moral, and can receive assistance for things that ail them.

So what is the difference between Eastern and Western Celestialism?

Put simply, the difference between Eastern and Western Celestialism is the belief of the divine right expiring or not. Western Celestialism believes that Alexander Petrakis was redeemed. Eastern Celestialists, such as myself, believe that Alexander Petrakis, and by extent, the Petrakis Dynasty, did not reclaim a divine right to rule. Alexander was seduced by a Witch, unlawfully dismissed the trivumverate, led his country to ruin, was driven by wrath to allow the murder of Marie Petrakis, his cousin, and continues to commit actions that are morally irreprehensible, such as supporting the murder of former Knights of Osrona, such as Eric cos Salis, and approving attacks on innocent people, such as the assault on Baelford bridge in 1742. It is the belief of Eastern Celestialism that the sins of Alexander are simply too much to be forgiven for, and are against the duality of morality that Celestialism represents.

Lastly, a compendium for the stars has been composed for those desiring to know it. Thus concludes the study of Star, Eastern Celestialism.

The information on the stars is the below (ooc notice; taken verbatim from the wiki)

Yellow Branch - The Body of the Lion

☉ - Leo - The Brightest Star - House of Leadership - Likely to promote leadership

⚶ - Geist - The Moving Star - House of Vision - Likely to promote visions

♄ - Alph - The Center Star - House of Judgement - Likely to promote charisma

Ξ - Lyzel - The Tail - House of Movement - Likely to promote efficiency

♐︎ - Phos - The Pinned Star - House of Determination - Likely to promote firmness

♎︎ - Sae - The Neck - House of Speaking - Likely to promote understanding

Blue Branch - The Head of the Lion

Δ - Hiero - The Old Star - House of Revision - Likely to improve interpretation

♈︎ - Biblos - The North Star - House of Emotion - Likely to improve passion

☌ - Uner - The Comet - House of Testimony - Likely to improve invention

☊ - Iberl - The Poles - House of Firsts - Likely to improve observation

Θ - Rhyt - The Mane - House of Wisdom - Likely to improve rationality

♒︎ - Syph - The Tooth - House of Smoothness - Likely to improve coherency

Red Branch - The Paws of the Lion

♓︎ - Ios - The Large Planet - House of Banners - Likely to grant morale capacity

♆ - Vrona - The Three Ringed Planet - House of Force - Likely to grant offensive capacity

δ - Twe - The Dull Planet - House of Bankers - Likely to grant economic capacity

♊︎ - Anos - The Grand Planet - House of Guardians - Likely to grant defensive capacity

π - Yiel - The Bright Planet - House of People - Likely to grant religious capacity

♅ - Neoi - The Swift Planet - House of Scouts - Likely to grant intellectual capacity
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RE: Reformation: The Church of Star, Scorch, and Spirits - by Notyel - 06-12-2020, 09:08 AM

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