Zurvanism

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Zurvanism is a micronational religious faith of Babkhan origins which in the narrative of the fictional histories was first brought to Shireroth by the servitors of Ardashir Khan when he became Baron of Elwynn.

The Zurvanism for the most part derives its core belief system from the Zurvanite heresy within Zoroastrianism. However, owing to the inpenetrability of the original source materials and the idiosyncratic nature of its Babkhan adherents Zurvanism has produced a monotheism that is distinct from the original.

The faith is Deist in that it holds that Zurvan is not only the creator of time and space but that he is time and space. As such Zurvan is believed to be remote from his creation though that creator bends to his will though it knows it not as his will permeates all aspects of creation.

While Zurvan's Will is the glue that holds the universe together it does not act directly upon it. For the Will of Zurvan to be acted out on the mortal plane requires the intervention of secondary avatars which are eminations of the divine will that have taken form - the deities Ahura Mazda and Ahriman are manifestations of Zurvan's Will to good or evil respectively. Accordingly the unending war between light and dark, truth and the lie, does maintain the universe in a state of equilibrium that is ultimately what Babkhan philosophers believe to be the natural order and the ultimate manifestation of Zurvan's Will; that will the filament remains in constant turmoil and motion yet each part is related to the other and united in a sychronisity that is condusive to calm and balance.

It is uncertain where Namvarism, the worship of the deified Vizier Abbas Namvari, fits within Zurvanism. Whether he is the manifestation of Zurvan's Will, the Mahdi, or else an incarnation of the world spirit that belongs entirely outside of Zurvanism, has traditionally been a subject of speculation amongst Babkhans. Be that as it may the cry of "We are All Namvari" has been one that has enjoyed a long and close association with the Adherents of Zurvan.

Abbas ayivam asayat, Abbas saruvam asayat, Asayam, Asayit, Abbas Namvarî asayim. Abbas is one, Abbas is everything, I am, You are, We are Abbas Namvari.

The Babkhan Orthodox Church fragmented after the nuclear holocaust on Eura proved an insurmountable test of the unity of the congregation of the faithful outside of Babkhan borders. The Namvari path is a syncretic system that preaches that Babkha's downfall was a punishment for betraying the Behdin (best religion) and the liberal values of the Kapavs. In contrast the Gozar Path maintains that it was a failure to preserve proper orthodoxy in thought and ritual which led to the corruption of the aristocracy and the destruction of the Kingdom as a temporal power. The Simrani Path, heavily influenced by Hyperborean religion believes that the downfall of the Kingdom was merely another stage in the ongoing struggle between the co-eternal and uncreated Light of Truth and the Darkness of the Lie which is the equal and opposite of the former.