Twin brother of Jon Jon. Adopted brother to Chevald.
Reveres fire as both a destructive and purifying force. It purifies, cleanses and consumes the unworthy.
Therg respects the gods who recognize fire as a powerful force: Sarenrae, Asmodeus, The Fire God and Ymeri. He is willing to pay them homage and defend their followers/temples. He does not consider himself a worshiper of any of them but offers his respect in regards to their acknowledgement of the flame as a true source of power.
Slavery is acceptable and permitted. Those who are not strong enough should rightly serve those who are superior. Through their service, they grow the strength of the greater whole and provide some worth to their life. They may just prove themselves worthy through acceptance of their role, proper service and hard work.
Senseless violence is not needed to prove one’s superiority, nor is dominance displayed through tyrannical rule or abuse of power. Proper leadership, strength, mercy and self-restraint all have a place within Therg’s philosophy.
Personal order of importance: Existence as a whole (natural order) – Clan units (family, tribe, city, etc.) – Self.
Roo’Kar of Katapesh
The fittest claim their partners and produce superior offspring (Obviously, look at Therg and Jon). In Therg’s mind, nature goes about this process randomly and with little structure to it. We as intelligent, pseudo-civilized individuals have the divine privilege and responsibility of helping to guide this process along. As he seems to be the only one who understands the importance of this at present, he has deemed himself the worthy candidate of being the first for this role.
His last name, “Roo’Kar” is actually a self-imposed title. It’s a blend of the orchish word for ‘offspring’ or ‘brood’ and the druidic word for sage. (Completely made this part up. I have no idea of even what either of those words would look/sound like)
Eventually, Therg envisions many sages of his kind throughout the land, instituting rituals as a sanction allowing proven individuals the right to breed for their remaining years. These people must prove themselves worthy through one of several trials: the Rite of the Mind (usually magic based combat and puzzle solving), the Rite of Strength (Melee combat), or the Writ of Servitude (a binding contract indenturing the pair into slavery for an appointed timeframe, 3-7 years typically. Allowed to breed after service is over, else the child belongs to the slaver).
A temporary allowance (receives the Mark of Roo’Kar [a version of arcane mark] for 1 month) can be administered for the completion of a quest, champion of the Arena, or particularly special circumstances.
Those who do not seek these rites or express permission are gelded or sterilized through a ritual flame ‘purification’.