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"May the eye Of Akaan shroud your true self!" -High Imperator Darius IV

There have been ancient cults ever since the Dark Ones made contact with the once pure world of Midrealm. Many worshipped these ethereal beings and even sacrificed for them, in return they were blessed with cosmic artifacts created by the Dark Ones themselves. When Midrealm was ravaged and the Dark Ones were dead from the hands of the Stranger, most of these cults died along with them. But not all, for even in present day Midrealm there are a few wide-spread cults around, some having been around when the Dark Ones were around but have now been reformed and updated for the current world.

One such ancient cult is the Cuflux, originally known as the Eye Of Akaan, they were the very first group to begin the worship of the Dark Ones though they strictly worshipped Akaan, which would put them at odds with the other cults to come. After Akaan was destroyed their power and size were greatly diminished, but after many decades they slowly grew and renamed themselves for the new world. And although they still worship their dead god, they have come to greatly revere his eldritch children.

Initiates are sworn into the Cuflux by being branded with the cult's symbol which is then covered with a special paint made from their own blood, they are then sent to infiltrate regions and their governments for the cult's own gains. An Initiate who has served 10 years for the cult without defection is given the rank of Imperator and are given their own group of Initiates to manage. A High Imperator rules over the cult as a whole, when the previous one has passed away the group elects the best Imperator for High Imperator, after election he/she undergoes a transformational ceremony  in which half of their face gets burned off and ceremonial spikes known as 'Devil Wings' are pierced and melded into their flesh so as to emulate their dead god.

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Yes, cults. We're going here now.

This is something that I've been wanting to introduce for a while, given that there are powerful gods and underspawn in Underrealm I thought why not introduce groups that worship and revere them? 

More will come and will cover the rest of the dark gods!

Enjoy!
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Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Who's Akann? Is he another Dark One?
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SwordSparks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, those aren't real wings?
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NyxenAvenger Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, they're just there to distinguish the High Imperator from the rest of the cult, basically to show that he's the leader. 
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SwordSparks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, that's painful as fuck.
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mrNOTuniverse Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Awesome
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NyxenAvenger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :>
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