Urogalan

1. Let your ears attend to those who in their deeds and utterances hold to your words, Ur-Galan, and Well, to those of Mistborn Thought, for whom thou, Galan, art the first teacher.

2. Of these two things will I speak, O Ur-Galan, – for one may speak to the wise, – the ill that is threatened to the Liar, and the happiness of him who knows for and rests within the Cycle. For he, the Prophet, is glad of every one who says this to the wise.

3. Even he, Erach Galan, who through his Dominion appoints what is better than good to him that is attached to his will, but what is worse than evil to him that obeys him not, at the last end of life.

4. Where is the recompense for wrong to be found, where pardon for the same? Where shall they attain what is Well? Where is the law of cycles, where Best Thought? Thy Dominions, where are they, O Ur-Galan?

5. Perhaps the quiet, the stillest and softest Dominion, as a most surpassing portion, shall Well achieve for him that with devotion accomplishes what is best through his actions, O Ur-Galan. This will I now work out for us…


That Which Must Be. The Hound of the Dead. The Lord in the Earth. Heart-Eater, Angel-Breaker, Wall-Weaver. Urogalan, the aspect of death, blood, stone and dogs, does not offer council to its followers: they offer questions, and the certainty that there is one answer upon which all can rely.

In the old world, Urogalan was the Hin god of death, earth, and law. Theirs was a gentle repose, a peaceful rest for the people who payed them due respect. They could not be cheated or bargained with, but theirs was an infinite patience, and they took pains to emphasize that death was not to be feared; a well-deserved and quiet rest, and whatever came after. As a god of endings they had always been privy to secrets from places unknown to mortal minds. What they spoke of with the prophet Erach is unknown; it is rumored that their meeting was Chronicled but locked away rather than being released to the world. Whatever they spoke of, Urogalan emerged changed; no longer of the shape of the Hin, now forever in the form of the Hound they had sometimes assumed before. No longer was there a comforting promise of rest after death. It is said the part of Urogalan that was Hin died to become the foundation of the Second Wall.

The Temple of Urogalan serves four disparate roles in the cities, which it considers all part of the same function. They are doctors, healers, and pharmacists, charged with the upkeep of the living; they are mummers, morticians, necromancers and Wall-Bards, charged with the raising and maintenance of the dead; they are miners and masons, charged with the upkeep of the city’s shell; and they are houndmasters, trainers and breeders of the dogs that serve so many different roles in Hin society. Their research has achieved new heights in the working of blood and bone, living or dead, but they also work to make new advances in less obvious manifestations of health; psychology, performance-enhancing drugs, grafts and prosthetics are all the specialty of Urogalani scientists. They maintain the waterways with the temple of Sheela Pehr, and the Tithe with the temple of Arvoreen.

Followers of Urogalan come from all different walks of life, and join the service for all different reasons. There is a noted tendency towards eccentricity in its higher-ranking or longer serving members, a certain placidity (or, more rarely, mania) that tinges every word and action. It is clear to the other temples that the highest rites of Urogalan conceal strange and possibly terrible things. As the Urogalani serve the role of much-needed mediator during conflicts between the more polarized temples, comment is seldom passed.

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Urogalan

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