Remiges

Remiges

(reh-mih-jehs)

Information

At its core, Remiges stems from the choices made by Niu and Haket concerning what to do over the knowledge of the future. Remiges is best described as a set of philosophical practices and questions considered by most kets.

References
  1. Schools of Remiges
  2. Questions of Why

The Kel, or the fourth book of the Ontiba is at the basis of Remiges, and specifically Kel:3 (Niu).1 It is written that Haket passed on Sham’ayn’s prohibitions to Niu in that any steps taken to prepare for the future—either to make it more or less likely—could alter the vision.

Theology

The most widely practiced observance is the meditation, a state similar to sleep where a majority of the body shuts down to leave the brain and spirit functioning in their fullest capacity.1 It usually takes decades to master the meditation, and is often being honed by the time a ket returns to their tribe as early as their 60s. The state of meditation is a goal for all kets, and rare few are able to achieve visions of the future in this state.2 Kets who are able to relive ancestral memories of mortals they encounter enter a similar state to use the ability. Most kets who achieve a true state of meditation will slightly levitate, though it is uncommon to be more than a few centimeters off the ground.

Denominations

As all kets are assumed to be practitioners of the Remiges beliefs and non-kets do not share the beliefs or abilities, there is no word for those who do or do not ascribe to the system. However like many other religions, there are divisions or denominations between kets over disagreements that largely stem from different interpretations of the Kel and in some cases disagreements over the legitimacy of entire sections.1

Nacreousism

The largest denomination that can be seen as separate from the inherent or orthodox beliefs are those who believe that the birthplace or the deep was an allegory or otherwise metaphorical for the space in which Haket and Aster created the first kets.1 A subset of this group believe that the deep was on Astran and the peaks of the deep that the first kets left by reaching were actually the gates across Vale Reef that Haket had built, as they predate known ket architectural styles.1 There is another denomination known as Noctilucism that exists solely to disprove the central tenants of Nacreousists.

Cirrusism

Those in the Cirro denomination believe that going under the mist for food or other activity under the mist is against Haket’s will.1 This belief seems to stem from Niu’s descendants as a tribe and race, who were said to be unwilling to return to the mist for fear of returning to the deep.1 It is unknown if their disappearance was a result of eating nutrient deficient food for generations or other effects, but the belief has pockets of acceptance across Vale Reef.

Crepusculism

The Gatewatchers are a denomination that at the core believes the birthplace or the deep should be sought out. The many scientific societies and institutions of higher learning across Vale Reef find themselves heavily populated by Gatewatchers. Most of the expeditions across Golden Deep looking for the valley containing the gateways have been carried out by these kets. A vocal minority also believes that those kets who find the gates should attempt to go through them for the purpose of expanding the kets knowledge on the workings of Haket’s magic.

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