That being said, I feel I do need to clear some things up.
Out of Character Comments follow:
While some elements of my faith bleed into Ganth and gaming, as much as my political views and philosophy does too. However, I am not designing/creating Ganth to be something akin to C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia or Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series.End of Out of Character Comments.
Yes, I do love both authors works, and I agree with much of what they hold true, I am incapable of writing allegory on either man's level.
Allegory is tough to write, at least for me, and I don't want to trap myself in trying to make Ganth fit into something I don't want it to be, Yes Ganth has some allegorical pieces and parts, it just doesn't need to be so heavy in those areas it breaks my setting.
I avoid alot of Real World religious talk and political talk, because it tends to turn people off and it creates a situation in which I may be forced to argue on the internet, a very futile effort in almost all cases.
If you need to discuss the ends and outs of my Libertarian views, or my Baptist faith, well this is not a forum for such. I just don't want it to be. The internet is full of jack holes and know-it-alls that just can't be wrong, when they find something they disagree with they let it fly. It's nine kinds of stoopid in my book.
And yet a part of me thinks I may need to be a little more open about my Faith and my Political views but not on this blog.
So, know that I am a Christian, and a Libertarian and lets leave it at that.
Now back to Campaign design,
As to the Theed, A name I may change, and the Nin. I would say that they are a tool for me to bring into light a problem with Man's Eternal condition in Ganth.
Both the Theed and the Nin worship vairous gods, and on Ganth these "gods" exsist in a very real since, but because of each Line of Man's State of their Soul, that worship means different things.
Now the Nin can intermarry and breed with the Theed, and the Children will be born as the Theed regardless of the parents sex. So it is possible that the Nin can be "saved" if you will through child birth.
I realize the very deep religious under tones I am dealing with here, and well that's the way I see Man on Ganth.
Ganth's Faiths are very much based on real world faiths, however unlike our world the varied gods and goddess, powers and principalities are very much active and "real". So my monotheistic faiths worship different Gods that each feel they are the ones that deserve all the adulation of the mortal of Ganth. And right along side them are the Forces of the Elements and Nature, and with them the massive "pagan" pantheons. All hate each other, and all fight over the hearts minds and souls of the mortals of Ganth.
So we come to a problem, and as the worshipers of Ganth see it, only one religion can be right. This is encouraged by Ganth's deities. Ganth has a single true God, but he has, as of yet not truly revealed himself.
Adir, the High God, of Ganth may or may not be that God, but some signs and prophecies point to him. However some theologians in Ganth disagree. Adir is a "new" God on Ganth, with a large cult but not as large as the Holy Daughter's nor the White Prophet's. Adir does not seem to have any record of existing prior to the current World or Age. The Elder, Outer and Old Gods are far more ancient. And finally, Adir has as of yet, made no known physical manifestation on Ganth. It is common knowledge that the Gods of Ganth live and dwell on the Material Plane.
So is Adir a real god at all?
And why is his worship so strong among the Theed?
Next up, More races and the State of Undeath on Ganth.