Age of Legends
Theology of the Cult of Thyrn
here are as many sacred texts among the sects of the Cult of Thyrn as there are sects themselves. Thus there are many disparate teachings within the Cult, and no two sects are exactly alike in faith and practice. However each sect recognizes the authority of The Book of Thyrn. This text was jointly authored by the Demon Lords in the middle of the second age. According to this text, in the beginning was the void, and all that now exists emerged from the void. Emergence and perfection are not one and the same however. Creatures do not emerge from the void fully formed. Rather they must undergo a process of alteration and divination before arriving at their final perfected state. The eventual state to which all creatures are destined is godhood.
The Ilad were the first to emerge from the void, followed by the Iunid. These mighty beings enthroned themselves as gods over the universe long ago. In time, Eriond and her creatures emerged from the void as well. Andunai, one of the mightiest of the gods, sought to rule over the creatures of Eriond for all eternity. So enslaved, the creatures of Eriond would never achieve their own perfection. They could never become exalted as gods. Yet Elucien strove against the tyranny of Andunai. The great Dark Lord led a host of Ilad and Iunid gods in war against the despot of the heavenly plains. Andunai was victorious. Elucien then sought to aid the children of Eriond directly by teaching them the power of divine magical art. Together they would mount up and overthrow Andunai. Yet once more the mighty tyrant proved the victor, and Elucien and his host were expelled to the lower plains.To punish the creatures of Eriond for their disloyalty, Andunai cursed them to suffer death and old age. All now labor under the weight of mortality. Yet not even Andunai can stand in the way of destiny. There will come a day when Elucien and his host shall break the seals that imprison them. In that day they and those that remain faithful to the teachings of the Cult of Thyrn shall rise up and slay the tyrant that has so long enslaved them. His blood shall flow forth, bathing the world of Eriond in crimson, and freeing the faithful from the bonds of death and old age. Until this day, the Cultists must faithfully seek to convert or slay all those still loyal to Andunai.