Zartosht

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Also known as the Man Above, the Lone Wolf, the Cur

God of Perfection, Self-Improvement, Independence and Hunting.

  • Associated Colours: Grey, black
  • Symbol: A wolf
  • Preferred Weapon: Any weapon made by its bearer.

All that you perceive is a test. You must, in all thing, strive for betterment. Complacency and passivity are the shackles that cause weakness where any worthy individual would rise to strength. Whatever worthy cause you have chosen to pursue should be done to its fullest extent, beholden to anyone than yourself. If you have the capacity to speak, to stand, to be seen, to be heard, and to fight, you have the capacity to influence and to change the world around you. The cause is what matters. Fight for it.

Overview

Zartosht is a God of little to no organised religion. This would be difficult, since he represents both an eschewing of society and the strength and power of the individual over the collective. His principles are often harsh and lacking compassion, but because by definition his followers are lone individuals, worship of him is tolerated because it tends to do little harm. They can vary from the egomaniac obsessed with his own perfection, to, more commonly, those who have found that community and society have no place for them and strike out on their own.

The heart of the texts and teachings of Zartosht state that life is full of meaning, and must be meaningful. All that one experiences and one strives to do should be pursued to the fullest, else it is wasted. As such, the follower of Zartosht is constantly striving for self-improvement, spending a good portion of their days practicing with their weapons, learning the art of the hunt, identifying weaknesses in themselves and seeking to overcome them. To them, weakness is something that should not be indulged in any way. They give aid only in setting an example to others of how they might overcome their weaknesses, but otherwise they believe that the only person that can help an individual is themselves. The world, after all, is one where only the strongest survive.

The established order is beneath the regard of the ordained of Zartosht. The existence of the status quo is to maintain what is rather than attempting to reach greater things, and such is stifling to the cause of the Zartoshtite. An individual should be quantified in their worthiness by their skills and their prowess, not by their place in society. Lesser beings and a slovenly society cannot be allowed to dictate the morality or the cause of a Zartoshtite. The only individual that should be allowed to change the such things is the Zartoshtite themselves. As such, a Zartoshtite can come across as quite stubborn and bull-headed, where the actuality is that they are never quick to make an important decision and would much rather meditate on both causes.

After the Fall, the ordained of Zartosht are focused on the present, believing it to be wasteful to fixate upon the future and upon what could be unless it will actively change the current situation. They do not dwell on what has been lost, but rather what they strive to be and what might be done to change the world to continue their never-ending quest to seek perfection in the eyes of the Man Above. The present must be foremost in your mind, and you should focus on what is. It is wasteful to fixate upon the future and upon what could be unless this is driving you to change your situation.