The annals of Gerana’s Divine Record tell of an event that probably had much to do with the willingness of the New Gods to come: The Great Purge, a cataclysm of deific destruction across the multiverse in a shadowy past aeon. The nullifying energy of The Great Purge gave birth, ironically, to Fenris Kul, who fed on the breaking of reality and emerged stronger for it. Fenris stands as one of the strongest and most powerful of the New Gods, his constant machinations seeking to bring about another purgation. His yearning for this apocalypse is only mitigated by the delight he feels in feeding off the destructive nature found within the mortals that pledge themselves to him. Fenris is trusted by none of the other gods, for they know that he symbolizes the End Times, and that he is destined to complete his throne from the bones of the world and set it ablaze at the End of All Things. His faithful gleefully claim that Fenris Kul will embrace his own end fiercely, with no less delight than the end of the world itself.
Funeral pyres are the most common shrines to Fenris Kul, with true temples being built only upon the ashes and burned out remains of temples and cathedrals once devoted to other gods and goddesses; Fenris Kul allies with no one. The most holy nights for followers of Fenris Kul are those of the new moon. It is believed that this symbolizes the world being consumed in the fires of destruction. A common ritual on these nights is arson, targeting temples and shrines to other gods. Sacrificial offerings of livestock, art objects, and often, human lives are piled onto grand thrones of wood and wicker and set ablaze. Clerics of Fenris Kul seek to purify the world by visiting destruction upon it. In another paradox that exemplifies Fenris Kul, those aboriginal people that resent the intrusion of the New Gods are among his greatest supporters, the Zendiqi being the foremost of these. To paint all Kulites as slavering arsonists is also deadly wrong, for their desire to destroy is so strong that many will use guile, deceit and deception to infiltrate organized society and destroy it from within, as apocalyptic fifth columnists.
Clerics of Fenris Kul practice The Breaking as a nightly ritual, destroying sacrificial offerings (such as livestock or humans) or objects made by another, with weapons, hand, or fire. Sincerity is the key to this devotion; Kulites cannot cheat the Lord of the Burning Throne by snapping a twig in two. They believe that, as their god feeds from the breaking of all things, only by being put in the crucible can the world survive-to be incarnated for purification again. When preparing for battle, more fanatical followers of Fenris Kul will set themselves alight, using protective magic to maximize their ability to do harm to others.
The following religion traits may be chosen by worshipers of this deity.
You may tap the inner strength granted to you by your faith.
The Burning Throne
As a devotee of the destruction of all things, it is your fate to see the End of Days, and the end of Gods, again.
Benefit You gain a +1 trait bonus on saves against divine magic.
The Gods of Porphyra © 2012, Purple Duck Games; Authors: Christopher Kaiser, Perry Fehr, Mark Gedak, August Hahn, John Hazen, Sean Holland, Sam Hing, James H. Lewis, Chris Longhurst, Scott Messer, Sean O’Connor, David Nicholas Ross, and Jeremy Whalen