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Cabal Ring

The youngest of the major religions of Uphelios, its founding has been dated back 700 years. It is comprised of a series of written texts called the Cabal Codex which teaches of karmic principles - with extensive action and reaction equations (with rewards for good actions and repercussions for bad actions). While the original individual sources from which the Codex was compiled likely have origins of about 1000 years, it was the Prophet Sharyar who finally compiled them all (and doubtless added some of his own) to create the first official Cabal Codex, and it is from this date that the Cabal Calendar begins - 683P.Y.

The theories of the Cabalists focus not on the afterlife but on the life one is living and its impact on one's reincarnation of the soul. Rather than a single deity, they commune with a series (known as a Heaven) of Angels that govern daily life. The most important of these is the Supreme Precepts (a Heaven of eight Angels: Righteousness, Truth, Justice, Compassion, Humility, Faith, Diligence and Cycle (or Karma). The rest of the Heavens are made up by the Cosmic Precepts (Angels that govern aspects of nature, including: the oceans, skies, storms, plants and crops, rivers, forests, mountains etc) and the Tangible Precepts (Angels that govern aspects of mundane life, including: sailing, tailoring, baking, singing, etc). There are many Angels that are the specific patrons of certain families, towns or places, and this wide-net of deities has enabled the Cabalists to hold the most diverse collection of nations: Rabimira, Namir, Kowego, Atgolia, Suwesu and more recently Herespere.

The symbol for the Cabalists is the Cabal Ring, which in its original form features a ring representing reincarnation of the soul, three spheres representing the three Heavens of Angels, and an 8 pointed star representing the holy spirit that exists within all humans, each of its points signifying the Supreme Preceps man is meant to strive to embody.