Manaia : "Slaekin" - The Destroyer

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Slaekin is the antagonist of both man and God in the Sobanite Libra and the Kuzu Akalatan, and is also mentioned in the Deceidein Grammon. In recent centuries, the name Slaekin has largely became synonymous with the concept of the Devil all throughout Manaia.

Slaekin holds many titles, including; The One Who Fell, The Dark One, The Tempter, The Adversary, The Deceiver, The Dragon, The Shadow, The Destroyer, The Enemy, The Defiant One, The Dark Lord, The Architect of Misdeeds, The Father of Lies and The Master of Mayhem and Malice.

Differing Interpretations


Kuzian

In the Kuzu faith, it is believed most commonly that Slaekin was among the first of Evra-yn's (God Almighty's) sons, but was cast down from the heavens unto Manaia after committing an unforgivable act of defiance. The damning sin against Evra-yn is not clearly stated in the Aklatan, and consequently there is much debate over the reasoning for his exile from the Most High's council. The two most common interpretations are that Slaekin refused to serve man, thinking that they ought to serve God's first children, and that Slaekin himself attempted to usurp the throne of heaven believing that God's judgement had become flawed. While the reasoning behind Slaekin's exile is often debated, it is agreed more often than not that the Devil's Pit on the border of Euchao and Shevarah is the location where he landed.

Sobanism

The most prominent belief among followers of the Sobanite faith is that Hehu (God) did not create Slaekin, but that Slaekin was a shadow borne of man's misdeeds before the light of God. Consequently, in the Sobanite faith, it is believed that the Devil grows stronger every time a man sins, and that Slaekin is perpetually tempting man to sin against God in order to bolster his strength before resurrecting during the Day of Deliverance, as prophesised in the Holy Libra.

Decideism

Slaekin is mentioned only once in the original pages of the Grammon that are attributed to Bira the Chosen. The short passage is most often translated as "for Slaekin's sake did the first man kill his brother." Later additions from allegedly chosen prophets speak of Slaekin in entirely disparate fashions. Some authors seem to speak of Slaekin as an entity, while others appear to suggest that Slaekin refers to an aspect of human consciousness, borne of fear and a lack of faith. One of the chosen prophets writes, "Slaekin is the part of us that seeks to slake the desires within; desires that we are too readily willing to slay our own kin in order to satisfy."

Slaekinism

Throughout Manaia there is an occult community of Slaekinists who look upon Slaekin as the Rebel Saviour, who taught man to liberate themselves from the oppressive force of good and their choice-limiting consciences. Slaekinists are often hedonists by nature, believing that the desires within are not to be overcame, but to be satisfied to the fullest at every opportunity. Slaekinists are not necessarily amoral, but often believe in a Divine Plan, that puts the greater good upon God's shoulders and permits them to do as they please, believing that any choices they make will ultimately work out in accordance with the ineffable plan of the almighty Creator. Slaekinists are often practitioners of magic, and are executed on occasion by the Sobanite church. There is a fairly large Slaekinist community in Forks - known commonly as the City of Sin.

Slaekin's Cube



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A peculiar relationship between the cities of Darago, Shipeva, Markoba, Badalock, Mazakesh and the Prison Island of Zarakash was discovered at the end of the eighth century. Travelling directly from each location is known now to create a perfect hexagon, with the very centre lying over the great void known as the Devil's Pit. The information is not commonly known and among those who are privy to the peculiarity, a diverse range of theories exist on what the purpose of it may be. The most common hypothesis speaks of ley lines and the manipulation of the natural flow of energy - though again, there is much debate over what purpose the potential ley lines may be serving. The hexagon has since came to be known as Slaekin's Cube by occultists and theologians alike.



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