Gods of Kur - Part 4

Copyright Peter Mork © 2014

Cha’tima

Cha’tima is the god of dreams and patron of poor planning. He looks like a small goblin, with green skin, pointed ears, loose clothing, and stone clogs. He has a toothy grin and clever, beady eyes. He rides around in a wooden construct with a belly large enough to contain him. This construct was stolen from the god of invention; this remains a sore point between them.

When awake, Cha’tima is fond of licking hallucinogenic toads. Unfortunately, Cha’tima projects his hallucinations as illusions, much to the entertainment (or annoyance) of those around him. More frequently he is fast asleep, traveling from dream to dream to observe, to meddle, and to create. You see, Cha’tima is an artist!

Currently, however, Cha’tima is trapped in the glass labyrinth. Back when humanity was very young, Cha’tima blessed the humans with the power of wishes. Of course, the humans abused this power, and the gods were forced to eradicate humanity and try again. The gods assumed that their evil brother was responsible for the chaos and pain, so they used the final wish to trap the one who had unleashed the wishes on the world. Cha’tima was just trying to be helpful. As a result, he is adrift in the astral sea with only a glass nightingale to keep him company.

Justice

Justice is (as perhaps you have guessed) the goddess of justice. She is the first deity of Kur not related to the first gods (more on that later). Instead, Justice was found in a basket by a Stone Age family near the first great city (Kale-Met). They nearly died of fright when Justice first turned into a great eagle and took to the skies.

Since that day, Justice has found her place among the other gods, many of whom meddle fairly directly with people's souls; Justice waits until these souls are delivered to her for judgment. Thus, her followers are not crazed paladins, intent on immediate justice, but calm observers of humanity content to record deeds (and misdeeds) for future reckoning.

Ostensibly, Justice finds it hard to make decisions. In reality, she is burdened with the ability to see all of the ramifications of any action. Thus, what seems like confusion is instead paralysis brought on by the overwhelming haze of knowledge through which Justice must continually peer.