Kani

Kani

Goddess of Life and Healing

Kani and her brother (and ideological opposite) Batesh were of the second wave of deities to emerge in the The Second Age after the start of The Great War.

Kani has dominion on over life and the ongoing processes thereof. She is the patron goddess of physicians and healers, and even some druids worship her in addition to, and sometimes even in lieu of, Terros, the god of Earth.

As Goddess of Life and Healing she does not approve of conflict (or bloodshed) unless absolutely necessary, a subject certain paladins of her order sometimes struggle with in their quests to root out evil. Her holy books teach that the development of peoples can only occur through order and civility.

Kani and Batesh

Both Kani and Batesh emerged during The Great War and thus reflect two of the prevailing beliefs of the time. Kani’s position that progress can only be achieved through order directly opposes Batesh’s position that it can only be achieved through conflict. Religious scholars consider these notions to be indicative of naivete among Kani and Batesh’s followers, and Kani and Batesh themselves.

Further, unlike some of the previous deities of the second age, these two are not lords over abstract ideas such as the elements. They are direct manifestations of the two prevailing rival philosophies of the time.

It is easy to look at Kani as “the good god” and Batesh as “the evil god” (and many Kani’s worshipers certainly do) but this is not entirely the case.

Temples

Temples to Kani resemble what we would consider a traditional Catholic layout, an altar area up at the front with a rail around it for people to gather for healing and laying on of hands, a large table in the center adorned with white cloth and candles, and several smaller utility areas such as a lectern or a table for things needed throughout the service. There are pews facing the altar (though unlike Catholic ones, these are usually comfortable) and are usually in two rows with a space in the middle for the clergy to enter, exit, or preach.

Clerics

Most clerics of Kani adorn themselves in white or brown vestments (when not in armor, of course) with a simple white cincture as a belt. Often during services, the cleric will put a chasuble on over top.

Holy Symbol

The symbol most commonly associated with Kani is that of an open hand with a swirling palm.

Kani

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