Incorruption puts on corruption and fires her vacuous arrows of righteousness into a darkness she cannot pierce. Not because light cannot rend it, but because you cannot play in the dirt without staining your clothes, and she has long been wallowing in filth.
Once, she had many names: Sol'Väsen, guardian, light bringer, slayer of the hordes, bane of the Mör’Väsen. She no longer deserves those titles, but she marches forward - a fraud.
At first glance nothing seems amiss, but even simple common folk can smell the rot in the air. All is not well, and the roots lie under our feet. Hidden within are the great Kabals.
Association with a Kabal is often cultural or familial. The Kabals exist as many houses or orders within three great lineages called the Väsen, descended from an original Triad of three ancient Goddesses of the sun, the moon and the night.
Originally the Väsen were broad religious movements with different cultures and values. Still, a Väsen is more than this. It is an allegiance, an identity, a culture, a perspective, a way of thinking. Most common folk identify with a Väsen and such an enmity exists that the Väsen are continually at war with each other.
The Triad of the Väsentüru
“Look upon the wicked and their abominations, which brought upon them their wars and their destructions. The wicked must be cleansed so that righteousness can rein.”
Servants of Celestial Light, Tribes of the Sun, they desire peace, freedom and the promotion of virtue.
"Without good evil destroys itself, and without evil, good becomes stagnant and as stifling as the night."
Servants of the Lesser Light, Tribes of the Moon and the Stars. The Väsen of the lesser light seek a middle ground, far away from the extremes of the light and the darkness.
“All Sol’Väsen desire and envy us in the dark closets of their hearts. We enjoy all that they dream and covet but are afraid to admit. Those holy hypocrites fear the darkness within them and chase the light. We steal the light and, in the darkness, smother her.”
Tribes of the Night, like other väsen they too desire freedom, but theirs is the freedom to operate under the cover of darkness, to indulge their deepest desires without reprisal and to destroy those who would enslave them with their false brands of morality.
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