Tianshi Falleya

Beliefs
Tianshi Falleya subscribes to the same origin story as Nagino Falleya but maintains that, while Nami was indeed a god of the ocean, Nagi was a god of the sky, the favored son of his father, Kiye. While Fana, Nagino, and Ryuhon Falleya sometimes portray Nami and Nagi as serpents or fish, Tianshi Falleya portrays them exclusively as dragons.

Unlike other denominations, Tianshi Fallekalu believe that Nagi oversees them from heaven, enforcing balance and justice on the human world, administering punishments and reward according to people’s character. Tianshi Fallekalu have a strong sense of destiny, believing some exemplary individuals to be blessed by heaven and destined to change the course of history.

Balance is a prevailing theme in Tianshi Falleya. They believe the world to be made of forces that balance one another through opposition and struggle. Abuse and oppression are treated as imbalances that must and will be remedied by heaven.

When people die, Tianshi Fallekalu believe that their souls ascend to a cloud kingdom, where they join Nagi in judgement of the living. Once a year, Nagi sends these spirits back to the Duna to be hosted by their families and give counsel.

When a soul is not able to move on, they believe it stays in the world to haunt the living. They have no concept of hell, just certain places in the living world where gathered evil has created a space of bad spirits.

History
The Nagino Fallekalu of Jungsan have been trying to stamp out Tianshi for centuries without success, not liking the idea of Nagi ruling like an emperor from heaven at odds with the Kaigenese Emperor, who has historically been conceptualized as the ruler of the living world. Practitioners are still going strong, even within the Jungsan Province.

Worship & Lifestyle

Values
Filial piety, personal integrity, justice, and balance.

Notable Tianshi Fallekalu in the books: Sheng Mei-xing, Tian Liu-feng, Guang Ya-li

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