Lore: Mend

Mend, The god of Honesty, Nobility, and Righteousness. Mend is the god that many seek toguide them on the moral path. Those who seek to be upstanding citizens and always to do the ‘right’ thing worship in temples of Mend more than they frequently than others. But of course, these qualities are up for interpretation. A general might invoke the spirit of Mend right before launching his troops into battle against a force he considers ‘ignoble’ in order to further his own gains. An extreme follower of Mend might burn a temple of Moshenik under the guise of righteousness. A single mother might doom herself to prison by admitting to stealing the bread that fed her children. After all, only Mend himself can know what is truly honest, noble, and righteous.

Mend is usually depicted wearing blue robes and is believed to prefer offerings of simple breads of all kinds. His symbol has many names,as many see different things in the simple image. The names and interpretations range from the iron shield to the light of justice, to even those that see a menacing jaw to punish the wicked. The Avatars of Mend call it the symbol the Wheel of Mending, and say “that like in all things, there are many opinions, but only one truth.”

Those that have devoted themselves to Mend often take up a role as peace keepers in their homelands and take up the mantle as a member of the Blue Order. The Blue Order, or the Order of the Eighth Law, are those that believe it is the noblest path to devote themselves to both honesty and meeting out righteous justice to those that deserve punishment. Many people view the Blue Order as self-serving zealots, but that could not be further from the truth. True justice is not blindly obeying laws but looking the situation as a whole and acting honestly and with the noblest of intentions. A mother stealing to feed her hungry children is not one to be punished but helped and provided means to improve her life. Should she continue to steal and turn away from help, then you must act with a heavier hand by taking her children to a safer environment with stable and nurturing care-givers. A bandit on the road should be shown the blade to stop their actions, but not their lives until they have proven themselves too dangerous.