Sarkic Blurb

Like the Church of the Broken God, Sarkicism posits that our world is broken, and describes a path to fix it. But while the Church pursues idealized solutions through external artifice and abstraction, Sarkics look within: Flesh, bone, sinew, thought — and the very soul.

The first mistake people make with Sarkics is presuming they're just fleshmancers. They deal in flesh, but only because they deal with reality — and so much of our reality is defined by our flesh. The second mistake people make is presuming all Sarkics are evil. They can be, sure; they can be a lot of things. But at their core, Sarkics are doctors. The illness they treat? The human condition. Their cure? Apotheosis: Ascendance beyond the limitations of biology, evolution, and even our physical forms.

There are two branches of Sarkicism: Proto-Sarkics are the original tradition, tracing their roots back thousands of years. Comprised of druids, shamans, and other mystics, they reject modernism and seek apotheosis through the sacrifice of the few for the many. Neo-Sarkics are newcomers, with the earliest strains emerging in 16th century Hungary, and others (like the mafia-esque Black Lodge) appearing in the wake of WWII. They are a fusion of Proto-Sarkic beliefs, science, and pseudo-science (such as eugenics), seeking apotheosis through the sacrifice of the many for the few. There is an important tension between these movements.

Recurring themes include cycles of death and rebirth, resurrection, consumption of one's fore-bearers and/or God(s), evolution, syncretism, and (particularly in the case of Neo-Sarkicism) the will to power.

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