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WARNING: This faith has not yet had a chance to become canonical.
Ne͡imakanaas̈ is a kavkem mythology best referred to as The Corrupt Mirage, even though its literal translation would be a feeling of claustrophoba or the illusion of being unable to breathe (from the kavkem word ne͡imakanaas̈). As a faith, it is fairly far removed from Taaravahr, viewing the baseline faith as mostly allegorical.
It can be encountered in Vatenas as well as the 'west' and 'north' of Asheenagiji, and strongly tends toward dominance in its entire territorial stretch.
Despite its very grim literal name, Ne͡imakanaas̈ is one of the most optimistic kavkem cosmologies. In Ne͡imakanaas̈, the suffering in the world is predominantly illusionary and can be transcended with sufficient knowledge.
Much as in Nitish Ynas, deities in Ne͡imakanaas̈ are mostly metaphorical or allegorical.
Main article: Ateheril
The deity Ateheril decides the appearance of the Mirage, although he himself is invisible and unapproachable, and the knowledge of his existence is used primarily to explain the state of the world rather than to integrate the deity in any kind of actionable daily life.
That said, some adherents of Ne͡imakanaas̈ believe he may be indirectly bargained with by making matters more narratively pleasing for him. Since this bargaining would not break one out of the Mirage but simply shape the Mirage to a different configuration, this is rarely pursued but for the most dire but predictable situations.
Main article: Tamas̈elu
Although the traditional Taaravahr pantheon is considered largely allegorical, one notable exception comes in the form of Tamas̈elu (no doubt because she has been physically seen by many members of Ne͡imakanaas̈ and thus become a little difficult to ignore). However, her purpose differs strongly from the Taaravahr baseline faith - to the adherents of Ne͡imakanaas̈, she is a deity of memories. Likely as a product of her immense age and experience, Tamas̈elu is considered to know the truth about the world and be able to share it.
Verbal communication alone is not assumed to be sufficient to share the knowledge. Mystical components vary from the mundane variant requiring a sort of bodily union (be it sexual or non-sexual) to the purely metaphysical, wherein Tamas̈elu's soul pays you a visit and rearranges your mind. It's assumed this process would be entirely terrifying if it were to happen, but a 'necessary evil' to transition away from ignorance.
Other deities are considered entirely metaphorical in Ne͡imakanaas̈. Given the power of metaphors in the cosmology, this doesn’t necessarily make them harmless, though. In theory, practitioners of Ne͡imakanaas̈ would change their mind if they met a deity from the pantheon. In practise, they will first assume them part of the Mirage (even if they are a pleasant deity).
Rituals and spirituality
One might assume the ryrhakenema to be important in Ne͡imakanaas̈, as preservers of the true form of the world. One would be wrong. Given the uselessness of verbal communication in breaking the veil, ryrhakenema are not any more qualified than the average mortal in piercing the veil. At most, they can be (and often are) considered guides toward earning an audience with Tamas̈elu, or givers of abstract hints toward how one might pierce the veil. They cannot say what lies beyond the veil and would discredit themselves if they tried to make any claims about it.
While Ne͡imakanaas̈ is uncontested on Vatenas, it is also spread throughout 'western' and 'northern' Asheenagiji, where it shares territorial overlap with the following faiths:
- Hostile Ground / Akynkulla
- Tarnish / Nitish Ynas
- Death of Gods / Leksharia