Nibiru Update #8 - Myth
Lunch time update rolls in and... Look at how close we are to the first stretch goal! YAY! We'll update the KS as soon as we hit it, and we'll also get to reveal the fourth one.
Yesterday, together with @BeskarTom from @TheRpgAcademy and @rolistespod, we had a chat about the game over Twitch, which you can check out here.
Today I wanted to talk a bit about the religious traditions of the Skyless World. Now we all know the mythologies of our world came to be due to a need to find the reasons why the world is the way it is. Though myths in Nibiru were born out of the same ingenuity and curiosity, the vastly different nature of the Skyless World entails different questions, and thus different answers.
One such question is the one posed by the cults of the Age of Silence. When civilization was taking their first steps out of the vaults, a group of philosophers asked themselves: Why is it that all lifeforms can feed off of electricity, the world's nectar and its very lifeblood, while we are burned, harmed, cursed by its touch? These thinkers believed they had been shunned by Nibiru; denied the privilege of its most precious gift. That the need to consume other lifeforms to survive was a harrowing fate—a divine punishment.
This belief fostered the search for an answer, a prime reason (much like the Original Sin,) for which humanity had been cursed. It established bio-electric lifeforms as objects of worship, and saw complex machinery as a way of tricking the world into earning what they did not deserve.
These cults cemented the first ideas about the world being a living organism, one that shared the fruit of its body only with those it deemed worthy. These ideas would then evolve into the organised religion known as the Pilgrims of the Core (whom we will discuss in a future installment).