Zharnov

 
Also known as: Justice
Primary elements: Water, Motion, Life
People: Children of Justice
Defeats: Deception
Vulnerable to: Cruelty
In a triad with: Swalethi and Thafarsi

The God of Justice is concerned with right and wrong. Some philosophers say that good and evil came into being when the deities and demons were created, but right and wrong did not exist until the deities made people. If true, this would imply that Justice did not have much to do.

Justice can be a peacemaker among the deities. Yes, the deities sometimes disagree. Though divine, they are not perfect, and each has his or her own ideas about what it means to be good.

Though Justice is the ultimate arbiter of right and wrong, he expects people to be able to tell the difference without his help. He expects people to be able to resolve their own conflicts and find their own just solutions while their souls are in the world. Justice makes judgment only after death.

Justice can be a stern critic of behavior. Anything that is a sin to any deity is probably a sin to Justice as well. Bearing false witness is the greatest sin because it directly interferes with a judge’s ability to determine a just outcome.

Justice approves of the rule of law, but laws are not sacred to him. Laws are words that attempt to guide imperfect people toward just outcomes. Justice favors individual freedoms, case-by-case judgments, and local government.

Justice believes that punishment for crimes should be fair, reasonable, and restrained, but it is easy for Justice’s followers to lapse into religious zealotry.