A whale in the desert
Deity of Good, Knowledge, Nobility and Plants. Emuq instructs its believers that a harmonious community is based on the wisdom of its people and rulers, and will be reflected in the prosperity of the land. His ideals are similar to Confucious’s, and teaches his followers that scholarship and kindness are virtues to strive towards.
For centuries, Emuq was one of various deities in the desert area now controlled by Umm, but during the empire’s rise was pushed off towards the outskirts, and is currently mostly unknown. Forseeing that this would happen, a few of his monasteries broke off contact with civilization two hundred years ago and now travel the desert. Once yearly, at the vernal equinox, they meet at a hidden oasis to discuss the faith and share knowledge. Emuq’s followers believe that they will one day be commanded to reintegrate with society and bring Emuq’s wisdom to improve the general welfare and bring peoples out of a troubled time.