Krayhan

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Krayhan atop his eyrie
"In the beginning, we were beasts until Krayhan flew from the heavens. When atop that mountain he roared, He took off to the skies and soared. Heard his loud call we did, and thus his faithful word we spread."
―From the hymnal Story of Rauch

Krayhan is the chief deity of the religion of Jamzezism, an ancient religion that originated on the planet Ucharpli. Krayhan is usually depicted as a sapphire giant, featherless Yoltox that soars through the heavens to bring knowledge and wisdom to all. Krayhan is also worshiped as the guardian of the afterlife, looking after warriors who die honorably in battle until the end of times.

He is associated with the elements of water and air and is depicted as a graceful flying dragon. He represents the virtues of wisdom and free thought. In musical scores, Krayhan is represented by a French horn among a string orchestra. The song would have a serene yet strong melody.

According to Vaikan mythos, when the Vaikan lived in a plane known as the Garden, Krayhan appeared from the heavens and perched atop a tall mountain, gazing upon the Vaikan. Realizing that they had much more potential, Krayhan bestowed a roar of wisdom and promptly took off into horizon as the sun began rising. Moments later, the Vaikan heeded that wisdom and gained intelligence which would eventually propagate civilization over the course of the next many thousand years. Of course, they had to leave the Garden for obtaining such knowledge and were forced to live on Ucharpli, a world with monsters.

Personality

Krayhan, despite his fearsome appearance, is depicted as wise and benevolent. When he speaks to mortals, he almost always asks questions via the Socratic method, teaching that the answer within an individual is truly within themselves.

It is said Krayhan prefers to play by just rules and laws. When Krayhan is in combat, he takes the form of what is fair for his opponent. Against a single, bipedal opponent, he becomes a heavily armored knight with a sword and shield. Against large creatures, he takes the shape of a fire-breathing dragon with two legs and two wings. In this form, he highly resembles the legendary Garmatox, hence why such creatures are revered in Vaikan culture.

History

Origins

Both Krayhan and Morduin originated from the plane of Erudite in the distant past. They were defeated at some point during the Protegenoi Civil War when one of Mordraut's followers,a powerful auramancer, best them in combat. They caused their powers to cancel each other out, and thus, their bodies were destroyed. The auramancer attempted to absorb their souls, but the ritual failed when it was interrupted. Thus, Krayhan's and Morduin's soul vanished from time and space altogether.

Morduin and Krayhan thus wandered among the cosmos in the nexus between worlds until they found another plane created by a god named Levenslang. Levenslang, fascinated by Morduin and Krayhan's ideas, became inspired to create a new breed of dragons known as Yoltox, but was dissatisfied with them for how destructive they were, and thus, he locked them away in ice. However, Morduin felt betrayed by this action, and his bond with Krayhan shattered completely. No longer did Morduin embody chaos, but now destruction leaving Krayhan to take on the burden of becoming the aspect of true balance. In his rage, he caused the destruction god Vernietigen to devour the plane that Levenslang created.

This was the last the other Protegenoi Dragons ever heard from Morduin and Krayhan, but it is said they still fought against one another. While Krayhan continued to preach his ideas of balance and harmony, Morduin countered by spreading unending chaos.

Mythology in Omni 01

Vaikan legends have claimed that Krayhan, grieving over the betrayal of his brother, Krayhan chose to collect himself on the planet Ucharpli. Krayhan was originally the aspect of order just as Morduin was chaos, but overtime, he took on the role of balance for himself. With a roar of wisdom, he taught the Vaikan self-control and discipline of the mind.

Morduin's vengenace was not satiated. He wished to wreck havoc once more and this time, he unleashed his other brothers locked away in the ice prison unto the world of Ucharpli, inhabited by the Vaikan. Many great wars would follow, but Morduin was eventually driven away by the hero Burwof. As a result, Morduin went into hiding and Krayhan himself did much of the same.

Inspired by Morduin's actions, a Mavetian named Uszaroth sought to propagate chaos to the Vaikan and begun spreading his own teachings, resulting in yet another war. This in spite of Uszaroth once being a personal servant of Krayhan. Not wanting to see the Vaikan meet an untimely destruction, Krayhan interfered and imprisoned Uszaroth inside the planet Alk'charis for thousands of years.