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Satama was a trader and later the founder of the cult of the Adama.[1][2]

History Edit

At some point around -256 DR, the Durpari merchant, Satama had an epiphany and developed the philosophical and spiritual concept that everything in the Toril was interconnected, including the deities, making everything part of one singular, all-encompassing entity, simply known as "The One" or "Adama" in the language of the durpari.[1][3][4]

After developing his teachings, Satama began preaching his philosophy, quickly establishing a fast-growing cult in Durpar.[3]

In -252 DR, the influence of the Adama became so great in Durpar that Satama was named Maharajah of the nation, becoming the new head of state.[3]

QuotesEdit

Here the Adama has touched. We will abide here. All is part of the one, but this is the best part.[5]
  — In relation to the Shining Lands.
All gods are but part of the Adama. Do you hate your wife because she is a woman and you are a man? Hate not then those who worship a different aspect of the Adama.[6]
  — When describing the Adama's stance on deities.


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 54. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  2. Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 2. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 117. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  4. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  5. Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 53. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  6. Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 59. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.