Realms of Tirakan
Chronar - God of Time
Chronar is the eldest of the siblings, he watches over the flow of time. Chronar is often depicted as the supreme god and the largest temples and cathedrals are built to him.
Chronar is often depicted as an old man with an hourglass, although there is no standard representation.
The highest holiday associated with Chronar is the last day of the year, the festival of the turn of the year.
The priesthood of Chronar
The servants of Chronar see themselves as guardians of balance. Thus they stand for both the old and the new. Their daily routine usually follows a strict plan from which they do not like to deviate. This does not mean that they are inflexible, but rather that they value the ritual, the proven and the regular course of time.
"Be the scales of creation, the guardian of all beings subject to the course of time. But woe to those who are not of creation, those shall feel the wrath of Chronar!" ~ Great Book of Consecrations, 1500 BC.
The Timekeepers of Asgoran
The Guardians of Time are one of the oldest brotherhoods in Tirakan (founded around 900 BC). The monks have made it their task to document and research the course of time. They meticulously follow the course of the sun and the moon, sketch constellations and keep chronicles. The brothers' library is one of the largest on the continent and only a few are allowed to see it. It is also the brothers who, as the most official authority, usher in the turn of the year by ringing the time bell.
The Order of Paladins of Yavon
This order of knights, well over 2000 strong, is dedicated to the guardian angel Chronar's Chrotol. It is a young order and was only founded in the 3rd century. The paladins trained here are primarily trained as knights and see themselves as such. Their training includes extensive combat techniques, horse riding and military strategy. The task of a paladin after a good 10 years of training from monk, to squire and finally to knight is to ride out into the world and preserve creation and its course. Many paladins are therefore drawn to the front lines in the south, especially in the later centuries, to fight the heretical Lizard Folk.
"Chrolus' work is everywhere: in the course of the day, in the waves of the tide and the ebb, and the wandering shadow of the sundial. It is also he who reveals the beginning of the new year to the priests of the Three..." Great Book of Consecrations, 1500 b. EC.
Chrotol is the guardian of all those who hope for better times, for a right moment or in case of a delay of any kind. He also watches over the steady flow of time, so that no one tries to derail it. His appearance is often described as a scrawny figure with a timeless face, in whose hands is the eternally turning hourglass.
Chrutius is the one who punishes violations of the sanctity of the flow of time. He also incites those to haste who indulge in idleness. It is also said of Chrutius that he watches at the gates of posterity with the expired hourglass in one hand and the sword of time in the other, to lead in those whose time has expired.