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Zaharia - Update# 5, The Azhanit Cult

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. RPGWatch

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    [​IMG]Inner Void Interactive has posted the fifth update for Zaharia that talks about the game's Azhanit Cult.

    The game has only managed to get £12,899 of the £120,000 goal with 20 days left.

    The Azhanit cult
    First of all, we want to thank all the backers, we've seen some real support from you and that is really inspiring for us.

    This update is another dev. diary we released some time ago, it's about the most popular religion among the Zaharian Empire, because we believe this to be an important element for creating a realistic world, with its own specific people. History shows us how religion has always shaped peoples and societies, so much that we can't possibly give it a minor role in what we are realizing. We can't forget the impact that spirituality has over the material world.

    The Azhanit religion
    The Azhanism, the cult of Azhan, can count on a millenary history. In the course of time, besides its own inner evolution, it has deeply characterized the Zaharian cultural system, giving birth to a strong Oriental and Middle Eastern context. Religion, in these cases, is the starting point to give a philosophical and cultural setup to one population. The values established by a cult generally mark out its worshippers and, as time goes by, change their world views. In order to create this religion, not only did we draw inspiration from Islamism, as one can think at first sight, but we mainly considered aspects from Zoroastrianism, and also a bit from Buddhism.

    The cult of Azhan is really unusual, and it differs from the majority of the occidental doctrines since it bestows a great dignity on human condition. Material world is the paradise Azhan created to host humanity, not a punishment for the original sin. He spread his mark of benevolence all over the world he created, a constant revelation of the divine will that would make humans tell good from evil. In this way humanity could fight chaos and slowly build an order that would allow humans to free themselves from pain.​
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