Campaign of the Month: January 2013
DANgerous Kalamar 4
The canon known as “Amities” is unique in that the order changes from copy to copy. Indeed, the chapters are not even bound in most copies. The pages are loose or only a few are collected together. The binding is usually oversized, allowing the owner to wrap up his loose Amities together without fear of losing any.
Amities take their name from a collection of songs known individually as Comforts; these Comforts make up the largest and most prominent chapters of the canon. Several of the hymns extol the virtues of creating an untroubled environment in which to live, comforting the sick and infirm as well as those distraught by their day to day trials. The vast majority of the songs glorify peace and degrade war as wasteful and destructive. The heroes of the faith are those individuals with overwhelming charisma and wisdom who avoid conflict and make peace between warring nations or belligerent individuals.
Contradictions and inconsistencies within the text cause disagreement within the faith over the best course of action to lead to peace. This ironic and unfortunate situation has created a schism within the priesthood, the largest current such division on Tellene (although the Decade of Fear, during which the Truthseekers elected two warring High Seers, was a far more violent rift).