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Mufijo Faith
Iasetru Mufiǧova
A mosaic depicting the symbol of the Mufijo Faith, a white moon set upon a blue earth set upon a golden sun
ScriptureMufijoreon (Mufiǧoreon)
TheologyMufijo theology
GovernanceCouncil of Electors
AltanGlider Fraemani
HeadquartersWahat Almarjan
TerritoryKoganon, Gaushan, Prospit
FounderJiba the Wise, according to the Mufiǧoreon

The Faith of Mufijo (Arcadian: Iasetru Mufiǧova) is a polytheistic religion worshipping three gods (Setrusi), one former god (Arop), and other assorted divinities. It focuses on following the Path of Mufijo, a tome of rules designed to cleanse adherents of sin and allow them eternal bliss in the afterlife. It is led by the Altan of Arcadia, Glider Fraemani. The Altanate itself is a theocratic nation following Mufijo, and is the center of worship for the faith. Its tenets and scripture have been traditionally told orally, but recently have been transcribed by the Altan and his attendants into a holy scripture known as the Mufiǧoreon.

The three gods of the faith, the Setrusi, are the highest of all the beings worshipped in the faith, with each being the patron of several key components of the natural/artificial world. The gods' patronage of concepts other than their central, worldly one are emphasized through divine aspects or epithets. The Setrusi are nearly universally worshipped by Mufijo practitioners, as they are the center of the faith. Arop, the fallen divinity, acts as somewhat of an antagonistic being to adherents of the Faith, but is still worshipped in some cults. Several messenger spirits, prophets, and holy objects are also regularly worshipped by adherents, forming several cults within the Faith dedicated to specific divinities.

The Altan is elected by a Council of Electors, all of whom are ordained priests of the faith upon their appointment by the Altan. The Altan is considered by the followers of the faith to be a position in need of divine of approval, thus the survival of the Altan through the challenges of the month following their election, the Trials of the Parjasé, is believed to be the gods' tacit approval of the electors' choice.

There is no official hierarchy beyond the Altan and his Council of Electors. Mosques may be overseen by a Custodian Priest, but such a position is not required. Usually, practitioners will consult the Mufiǧoreon themselves, and pray at their local mosques according to their own personal and communal needs. On holy days, at least one priest is present in each mosques. Adherents gather to listen to the reading of scriptures tailored to the corresponding holy day, instead of the usual free practice. The holiest mosque of the faith, and its center in Alathra, is the unfinished Grand Mosque of Jiba the Wise, dedicated to the legendary founder of the faith and located in the holy city of Wahat Almarjan.


The name Mufijo is an English respelling of the Arcadian name for the faith, Mufiǧo. Mufiǧo is a portmanteau of the of the names of the three Setrusi, Zamu, A, and Ǧorba. The same goes for Mufijo, which uses the English respellings of the three Setrusi's Arcadian names, Xamu, Afi, Jorb.

Although this is the current name for the faith, before the arrival of Pitru Punstraia and the founding of the Altanate, another Arcadian name, Lajrem Qarena [lɐːrɛm kɐrɛnna], was used in Alathra. This translates literally as the "Triple Harmony", alluding to the the three Setrusi just as the modern name does. After Pitru Punstraia's arrival in Alathra, though, Lajrem Qarena began to slowly fall out of use, until it ultimately disappeared entirely. Punstraia was from Yuvantiya, another realm of the faith, where Mufijo was the most frequently used and original name, and eventually imposed the shorter name on Mufijo practitioners in Alathra shortly after his declaration as Altan.




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