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The God of Darkness (闇の神, Yami no Kami) is one of the two Supreme Gods in Yurgenschmidt's religion. He and his wife, the Goddess of Light, are said to rule over the heavens.

He presides over darkness and marriage. His divine instrument is a cloak, and his divine color is black, which symbolizes the night sky[1].

Header.pngMythology

For a very long time, the God of Darkness lived by himself. When he met the Goddess of Light, they married and had four children: Flutrane, the Goddess of Water; Leidenschaft, the God of Fire; Schutzaria, Goddess of Wind; and Geduldh, Goddess of Earth[2].

When the God of Life Ewigeliebe fell in love with Geduldh, the God of Darkness gladly consented to the marriage, hoping the two would fill the world with new life.

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Commoners believe that the door to the land of the dead opens only at dawn, when the God of Darkness and the Goddess of Light meet. The two gods are then believed to guide the newly deceased there when the morning sun has risen[3]. For that reason, commoner funerals are held at night, and the loved ones of the deceased share stories about them until the next day when their spirits have moved on.

Along with the Goddess of Light, the God of Darkness is a rare example of a deity that is always referred to by title, and not by name.

Header.pngBlessings

The God of Darkness is invoked in several religious ceremonies and blessings:

  • Starbind Ceremony: During the Starbind Ceremony when couples are married, the God of Darkness and his wife, the Goddess of Light, are invoked to bestow blessings upon the newlyweds.
  • Blessing of Darkness: The God of Darkness is invoked to bless weapons when fighting against mana-stealing feybeasts and feyplants, such as trombe. The divine blessing steals mana away from whatever it attacks and returns twice as much to the user[4].
  • Mana-Draining Haze: Conjures a black haze that drains mana from spells that touch it[5].

Header.pngSubordinate Gods

See Gods and Subordinate Gods

Header.pngTrivia

  • When Myne redesigned her playing cards for Yurgenschmidt, she used the God of Darkness to represent the King cards[6].

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  1. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 1: Attendants and the Fealty Ceremony
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 1 Volume 3. Chapter 18: A Quiet Commotion
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 4. Epilogue
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 2. Chapter 22: Trombe Extermination
  5. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 16: Ambush
  6. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 4: Winter Hibernation and Handiwork

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