Kami (Firmament)

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Template:Deity Kami is the force of nature associated with turtles, seas, patience and wisdom, who is revered as the patron of the creatures known as Kappa.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kami is among the largest of all deities; he resembles a cross between a Kappa and a sea turtle, large enough that he has been confused for an entire archipelago. Entire mountain ranges, rivers and woodlands grow from his shell. Like a Kappa, his skull is hollowed and holds a hole which the nature spirit leaves filled with seawater, marking the oceans of Telamon as his home.

History[edit | edit source]

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Realm[edit | edit source]

Kami has no lair of his own, instead roaming the seas around the continent of Khiiratsuna. He is large enough that he, instead, serves as a home to a number of creatures who have come to inhabit his shell, confusing it for an island.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Kami is a being of infinite empathy and wisdom. He believes all life is precious, and as such finds himself uncomfortable with ending the lives of others, no matter how wicked, though he is not above lecturing those he sees as misguided. His ability to forgive is also legendary, as despite his divine power, he is rarely willing to kill other creatures if they show any chance for redemption.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

While Kami is considered extremely amiable, his isolated nature means he has no contact with other deities. He is, however, known to have an admiration for Infinitum's quest for knowledge.

Cult of Kami[edit | edit source]

Kami is worshipped among the Men of Khiiratsuna, who see him as a god of wisdom. His followers honour him with small gifts, generally taking the form of well-made tea, which they drink while in reverence for the turtle god. Kappas also honour Kami by gathering leaves and allowing them to flow through their home rivers, as they believe they will eventually reach the sea, where Kami may eat them.

See also[edit | edit source]

Template:Forces of nature