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The faith of the trinity is centralized around three deities, the center figure of them being that of the Fallen Lord, Veltes. Worship of this faith is not entirely uniform, each person worshiping in their own way, and each member having their own set of beliefs and morals which they hold themselves to. There are however, core elements and understandings within the faith, and many dogmas which must be realized upon for any true follower of the Blood of Veltes. These men are not only men of war and conflict, but of life as a whole. Upholding the law and dogma of Veltes, or perhaps selectively one of the pillars as their sole duty. The faith had begun generations ago, when the Lord of Strength had been at his height.
The Fallen Deity, Veltes, most commonly referred to as the 'Lord' by those of the faith. Veltes was once the god who controlled all the domains of war single handedly, before facing the fate presented to him by his daughter Sterk. Having created her from his own ambitions, she would come to be empowered in her own right. Despite being long dead, and most would say irredeemably so, the followers of Veltes believe that his return would spell an era of true law and order, that the world would once more still in harmony. However, his tenants are still worshiped by his followers, and prayers still reach, what is now a fractured, and empty throne.
The entity of Balance is one of the most pure, yet the most importance. True order cannot come to the world without balance between all forms of government, which is a central belief of the faith. Others are to be respected for their differing views, and few gods worshipped are seen as truly heretical, these being the view of Ombra as a bringer of violence, and any worship of Foli. Severity and Mercy need to be balanced as punishment is administered to properly uphold law and order.
As one of the main beliefs of the faith, Order is believed to be what keeps the world together. Times of chaos are brought by its harbingers who must be expunged, and anyone who so willingly grabs power is considered to be apart of this disorder. Order itself is meant to be kept at all costs, whether this be by fear and with an iron fist, or a kind and welcoming hand. The truth is required for order, the truth and only the pure truth at all times.
Piety is displayed by shows of faith. Non-believers are to be preached to, not forced to convert. The Trinity are always watching each follower's actions, which ensure the followers are kept in line, and do not go astray through their teachings. Many believe that challenges are presented before them intentionally for them to handle. Faith is to be kept strong, wavering faith is wavering of one's character.
Dahriim is the embodiment of what is virtuous. The kindness in the world over that which is stern, and the true protector of all of the Trinity. In times of war, Dahriim is the one whom embodies the purest side. Dahriim displays the attributes of honor, compassion, chivalry, mercy, equality and kindness. Many of the faith worship this deity, and most despise his nemesis, Belek too. Yet many of the more aged worshipers speak of a time where Dahriim and Belek were one, and tie their similarities and eternal struggle, together.
Mercy is one of the most central polar attributes of the faith. Mercy must be exercised with caution, and only used in cases where it is truly deserved and needed. In this way, mercy is a kindness imparted upon those who repent, or deserve to continue in their pardoning. The truly wicked are not to be given such a courtesy, and are instead to be put down for the betterment of society.
Compassion is to be shown to all, whether it be noble or peasant. All men and woman are created in a manner which is deserving of kindness, which must be spread in the ways any devout can. The words of kindness should be given to those who are unfaithful, to create a productive society in which cares for one another.
Equality is to be recognized between all parties. All sentient creatures are people of the lord, and thus must be respected as such. To view others as lesser based on anything but their merit is a disservice to the realm at large, and a disservice to self. To become unequal is to become heretical.
Sterk is the balancing pillar of the two. Occasionally referred to as the 'Second Pillar' Sterk is the one whom divides her godly family, and ensures they do not truly succeed over one another. As a goddess of competition, with and vigor, this is what she is to embue and symbolize to her followers of the Trinity. It is common that before, and sometimes throughout a battle or engagement, that litanies are recited to the goddess to receive her favor and to instill themselves as faithful. Dependency on the goddess is frowned upon by most, the prospect of being independent greatly important for self accomplishment.
Competition is one of the main idolization of this pillar. The follower is to try and be the best at all they participate in, and must do so by the way of hard work and rigor. This stretches to more than just combat, extending to games of mind and superiority. To not be striving to achieve the best is seen as laxity, a sin of the faith.
Vigor is the will of the Sterk and the Trinity. One must show constant action, moving towards their goals and to the balance of the realm. To pause for more than a brief moment to recollect one's being is to commit the sin of laxity. Each day missions must be worked towards.
Solidarity is also a key point of Sterk, the Second Pillar and the Balancer. One must be able to work with all they are paired with to further the unity in the world. This also indicates that one must know when it is best to work alone to accomplish their missions. However, it is said that the faithful prefer to work in groups and hold great cohesion overall.
Belek is the pillar of temptations and the strictness in law. Most view the deity as a demon, and in the worship of the Trinity this is kept current with the rest. Embellished with fire from Hell, the demon is able to be fallen to most certainly of all of the pillars. Those who worship this deity solely oft do so in private, and act under the guise of worshiping another deity. These faithful have had their ambitions and wants seek too far, and thus they have become blinded by their own greed. Without Belek though, it is recognized the Trinity would be unbalanced, as the law would not be firm.
Judgement is to be passed onto all. Should the guilty be proven, they are to be punished accordingly and with great vigor and fairness. Judgement is a key part to justice, but only if it is carried out in a manor that is befitting to the crime. Cruelty is not a part of judgement, as in its pure form, it is not bias and is passed with a stern hand.
Those who see Belek, must be diligent in that what they do. All must be cared for to the extremes and with a cautious, watchful eye to be carried out in full and successfully. Should one lose diligence, it is suspected that they are to fail in their task, or finish it in a way that is not worthy of the Trinity.
Ambition is a key attribute of the Pillar of Judgement. Upon this truth, ambition is a dangerous tool which may be called upon selectively. Out of all the many tenants of the religion, this can by far turn the most foul. Ambition in excess is viewed as sinful, should one lose sight of the goals of the faith and fall into the ways of pure selfish nature and indulgence. This is not to say that personal goals are not to be achieved, but rather that they are to be done, cautiously.
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