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Most people in the far eastern lands of Kara-Tur follow one of the two philosophical religions called "The Path of Enlightenment" and "The Way". In the island kingdom of Kozakura the worship of a large number of spirits collectively called "The Eight Million Gods" is predominant. The people of Shou Lung believe in the Celestial Empire headed by the[1]

who is served by the Nine Immortals[1]:

  • Kwan Ying: Goddess of compassion, mercy, joy[1][2]
  • Chan Cheng: God of war, the martial arts, combat, bravery[1]
  • Ch'en Hsiang: God of poetry, music, literature[1]
  • Chih Shih: God of history, lore, tradition[1]
  • Ai Ch'hing: Goddess of love, marriage[1]
  • Fa Kuan: God of justice[1]
  • Hsing Yong: God of fortune, prosperity[1]
  • Shi Chia: God of artificers, the arts[1]

They in turn are aided by the Lesser Immortals, namely Jade Ladies, Rice Spirits, Moon Women, Spirit Warriors, Ladies of Compassion, the Lords of Karma and the Sages.[1]

  • Mad Monkey is a demideity of mischief who sometimes helps and sometimes hinders the Celestial Bureaucracy.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms. (TSR, Inc) ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 James Wards and Robert Kuntz (November 1984). Legends & Lore. (TSR, Inc) ISBN 978-0880380508.
  3. Jeff Grubb (1988). Mad Monkey vs the Dragon Claw. (TSR, Inc) ISBN 0-88038-624-X.


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