The Grey Cult, also known as the Cult of the Lord of Emptiness, is located in Myridia and most of the Theocracy of Aison. The cultists worship the Godslayer as a new god, and High Prophet Xerathas d'Zarnagon acts as the beast's spokesman. They believe that there is no right and wrong but only shades of grey and that is why there is not one truth but many truths. They are waiting for the Godslayer's awakening which will then purge the world of sinner and create an everlasting paradise.
Armor and Emblems
The cultists wear grey robes which show their humble beliefs. The prophets, who are high-ranked cultists, tend to wear red cloaks which show that they are willing to sacrifice their life to further the Cult's cause. The flag of the Grey Cult is a dull field of grey, and it signifies that nothing lasts except the truths and the Godslayer's magnificence.
The cultists believe that there is no light or darkness in the world but only shades of grey, hence the name of the cult. They think that utopia justifies the means and is worth fighting for if necessary. This makes the cultists occasionally act in rather cruel ways, but for the most part they seem to be lenient and are willing to accept anyone into the Cult.
They worship the Godslayer as a new god who has come down from the heavens to purge the world of the tyranny of the old gods, and they fully believe that the Godslayer will eventually create an everlasting paradise unto the world. Talking anything bad about the Godslayer, the High Prophet or the Prophets is considered to be blasphemy, although punishment varies greatly.
The Grey Cult was established in the aftermath of the Great War when the Godslayer settled into the city of Myridia and fell into a deep sleep. As rumours spread about the Godslayer having devoured powerful gods, fear and hope entered into the hearts of many Aisonians. They began gathering around Myridia to learn more about the Godslayer, and there they met a charismatic boy, Xerathas, who preached about a vision that the Godslayer had shown him. The boy was wiser than his years indicated and very persuasive, and eventually a cult emerged around him and the Godslayer as more people became convinced by his message about the Godslayer creating an everlasting paradise unto the world once it would awaken from its slumber.
The Cult spread quickly, and in less than 10 years most Aisonians had become devouted followers of the Godslayer. As the ultimate leader of Aison was the Godslayer who many considered to be a god, Aison became a theocracy. Xerathas, who had become the High Prophet of the cult and the official spokesman of the Godslayer, ruled in a paradoxical manner, being adamant in his beliefs and yet kinder than the previous ruler of Aison had ever been.
The grey-robed High Prophet and his closest disciples, the red-cloaked Prophets, managed to turn Aison (or at least the areas of Aison that were under the Cult's rule) into a relatively peaceful land in the turbulent times after the Great War when many nations were in constant danger of falling apart. While many other nations became weaker, the Theocracy of Aison and the Cult kept growing stronger.
As of yet the relations between the Grey Cult and the other factions have been relatively cold, although no hostilities have taken place apart from the Cult besieging Magestar. The Cult lets the Black Hunters operate near the Yamatian border and takes in those whom the Black Hunters have managed to save from demons. The cultists grant lands to any refugees although this usually means that the refugees have to become members of the Cult or go through a persuasion process.
- Godslayer, god-like being which the Cult worships as a saviour.
- Prophets, enforcers of the Cult.
- The Shadow, personal servant of Xerathas.
- Varalia Earthhaven, captain of the palace guard.
- Xerathas d'Zarnagon, high prophet.