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The first religious order of Dual Universe.
Salvation is waiting for all among the stars.
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The Order of Meru, otherwise known as "Meruism", is a religious order dedicated to searching for salvation among the stars.
"Salvation" and "Paradise" being terms that are used interchangeably within Meruism.
To become a priest of Meru means to devote oneself for the betterment of humanity by searching across the galaxy and being among the first to lay human hands on worlds most can only look to the skies and imagine being on. .
They believe it is humanity's destiny to spread out across space and time, as one of the keys to unlocking the pathway to Meru is to establish a universal human consciousness. In this way, it is important for every Meruist to practice meditation in order to empower the universal consciouness they seek to grow.
In the same vein, Meruists stand to oppose all who might get in the way of establishing humanity's universal consciousness.
Meruists exists in all walks of life, from the highest offices of nobility to the pirate guilds waging war on the trade routes across space.
Meruism is a philosophy and way of life.
In the start there was blackness. Then came Meru. out of the dark he stole, seeking a race worthy of his attention. There was nothing. And so back into the all consuming darkness he went. Then he made energy. Then matter. Then as the universe cooled he set out once again to find life.
Life he found in many places but the grail of Sentience still abstained until at last he gave up hope and wrought a galaxy, and in that galaxy a star, and around that star a planet that would finally produce the magical happening of intelligent life.
And through this planet's development he watched always ready, always watchful, until at last a species emerged capable of sentience. but they came to nought. Hope was not lost that day the race called humans prospered and flourished until they achieved Sentience.
Humanity reached new heights under Meru’s watchful gaze as he stood ever-ready over them. He visited the minds of philosophers, scientists and theorists to give insights and explanations into the workings of His universe and Him in all their glory.
He visited them in many forms and watched as they named Him Buddha, God and Jesus. Kartikeya, Vishnu and Allah. And He said For I know the plans I have for you,” declares Meru, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
And He watched as they made weapons of such power that their planet shook and quaked. He watched as they achieved peace throughout conflict, humanity throughout calamity. He watched as they put aside their differences when faced with a common enemy and gave their lives to a righteous cause.
He Guided Humanity to the stars and watched as they built rockets and engines to lift humanity. To new heights they soared under His gaze. He watched as they landed on the moon, sent probes into deep space and turned their attention to mars.
Humanity stagnated. All of a sudden nothing He could do could change that. Nothing spectacular was happening anymore. So He sent the Calamity. And He watched as humans all over united to save their race. They built the arkships.
On one of these arkships he saw a mind which could lead humanity to greatness. The mind of Yamamushi! And to him He issued his dictate, to spread the word of meru and find His Last Shrine. And so we fix our eyes on our saviour, Yamamushi and we turn our praises to Meru in all his eternal glory
An initiate in the Order is the lowest rank possible
An ensign aboard ship is not qualified for duty without supervision
An under-scholar is a scholar in training
A junior lieutenant qualified for shipboard duty but is untested in their particular field
A scholar has showed devotion to the order
A lieutenant can be responsible for their own small craft such as a fighter or a shuttle
A lieutenant commander is responsible for a sector of work e.g. the L.C. of engineering
An under-teacher is a teacher in training
A commander is an XO on a ship of the line but can command his own outpost/(war)ship
A teacher is responsible for a group of students and/or command of a ship.
A captain is responsible for a base or command of a ship of the line
A high teacher is responsible for the supervision of the Order as a whole and how we go about enacting The Dictate
The admiral is responsible for command of the fleet, its adjoining support ships and the (military) police.
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