The Temple of Nathulion
Heresy has no name. Controversy has many names, and so Ascendancy came to be known in the Tascylion of the Throne of Fire. When Ilmadram rose from the dead unbidden, the weak-minded declaimed, “Sanctity flows in the Blood,” placing Efficacy before Immanency. The Seekers of Blood, as the misguided called themselves, compounded their errors even unto their execution, daring to appeal to the very doctrine of Divine Immanence, not understanding that Divinity is immanent in the Gods alone of all the Children of Eon. The demonstration of divinity is not proof of the divinity of the demonstration, or is the tree divine that dies in winter and blooms in spring? Ever wary, the fox never falls to a trap it has evaded before, and so Fire wrote that the Seekers sought to ascend to Godhood. So it came to pass that the Pharalungists, the Hands on the Scourge, and even the Priests of Mirrors proclaim their doctrine as Ascendancy.
Phlebas of Goth