Jan Münster

Crazed protestant oracle and heirophant of Elishar

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Third-born son of five siblings, the young Jan Münster was a bargaining chip for his family when dealing with the clergy of Elishar. A talented choir boy, his participation at the bi-weekly mass resulted in a lower tithe for the poor Münster family.

Well-indoctrinated by his early teens, he became tonsured and joined an abbey far-removed in the mountains. Quickly after, Jan joined the ranks of this Abbey’s renowned copyist monks. Doing so, he learned the Celestial language of the scriptures and became an expert at Word of God, learning it from cover cover. Mastering the holy text, he start seeing incongruities between the clergy of Elishar and His Word. Such questioning was strongly punished.

This is how Jan found himself alone, one cold autumn night, copying isolated in the cellar and lit only by the dim moonlight, having the tedious task of recopying an the apocryphal third book of the Septuagint to add to the collection of a fat, greedy, lumber baron. This is when Elishar elected to visit Jan. A bright light burned from his book, pages flipped as if a hurricane rushed through the small cellar and words were highlighted in a holy radiance. Jan understood what he believes was the original message of the Scriptures, without the lies and distortions of the Tribunes. Elishar showed him.

Jan was then left in total darkness. He couldn’t perceive the moonlight through the windows nor his candle’s light anymore. His revelation overloaded his visual system and he was now blind, but, in another way, he never seen so clearly. Despite his lost of vision, he knew he had to quit the Abbey right now. In the cover of the night, he packed his few possessions and fled to the forest.

During the following years, Jan lived in that forest, planning to bring back the light of Elishar to them who had lost their ways. Starting as a half-crazed forest hermit, he slowly built a cult that gained momentum. Using his divinely induced presence, he converted many believers of what he called the “Dark Sun” to the true word of Elishar. He recruited a small militia that he miraculously lead to battle to raid convoys of riches meant for the twisted Archbishops and false Popes.

4 years after his illumination, the Tribunes had enough of Jan and his band of dissidents. Planting a spy that fed false information, they got him to believe that a monumental golden chalice was commissioned by the local archbishop. Jan planned a two pronged attack on the convoy and everything went according to plan at first. Then, the trap was sprung. A whole battalion of Crusaders waited in ambush. Despite Jan’s supernatural healing abilities, his men fell all around him. Clearly the Crusaders had orders of keeping him alive.

Indeed, Jan Münster was to be made example of. He was to be send to Abaddon, where sinners, apostates and heretics are sent to suffer for eternity. Jan was transported back to the city, his body badly broken, trapped in a wooden cage carried by four auxiliary servants. The Crusaders return triumphant to the regional capital and the Processing walked on main road of the city for all to see Jan. At limit of his impaired vision, he saw a great crowd, including familiar faces of people he had converted. They had turned their back to the True Light and, with the crowd, were chanting words that echoed deeply into Jan’s soul:

Banishment!
Banishment!
Banishment!
Banishment!

Jan Münster

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