Mikon

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Symbol: Scales of balance

Colors: Gray

Alignment: True Neutral

Worshippers' Alignment: Any

Area of Control: Humans, Balance

Clerical Domains: Evil, Good, Healing, Protection, War

Holy Warrior: Equalizer

Religious Orders: Mikon's Council of Balance

Center of Worship: Mikona

More information on Mikon


"Be disciplined, if you may. But let the present moment decide when discipline evaporates and gets replaced by freedom."

According to Mikon, everyone has the right to choose their own path in life. Good is of course always preferable to evil in terms of living harmoniously. We all want to live in a safe and enjoyable world. However, Mikon is a warrior and he's used to fighting. Sometimes it is necessary to further an evil end in order to achieve stability and harmony in the long run. The good and the evil will often not see this. They merely look at what is happening at that moment. It is Mikon's job, and the job of his followers to find out how to turn a situation so it comes out for the best down the road.

Many different types of people and philosophies exist. Mikon is tolerant of them all. He understands that in order to have the light, you will need the darkness to compare it to. Order will not exist without chaos either. Most do not understand these points and only wish to have their own beliefs dominate. This is one thing Mikon will not allow. The dance is everything. There is no goal or destination. The journey is why we are here, and without those opposing sides going against each other the journey will cease.

After the nine warriors were changed to gods by the Eternal Spark, and the Negerai was defeated, the new gods all went back to their respective planes of appropriate philosophy.... except for Mikon. He remained behind on the Prime Material Plane. The Supreme charged him with the task of keeping all Gods out of the Prime Material Plane, so that the balance is not destroyed. This is his job to this day.

Mikon has major temples in Mikona and Visimontium, chapels in Blandenburg and Bachwood, and a shrine to the Equalizers of Mikon in Eastshore.

Mikon's Philosophy

  • Many philosophies fixate on one particular thing. In general, the deep rooted spiritual beliefs of the good religions are outwardly focussed, and the deep rooted spiritual beliefs of the evil religions are inwardly focused. Neutral religions tend to not worry so much about where one is focussed, but instead they worry about HOW one focuses.
  • Followers of Mikon see problems with these beliefs. If one is focussed so much on what's outside of them, their own selfish needs will never be attended to, and they may wind up being repressed. In the long run this may cause corruption and opression of those who do not follow the ways of "good". Evil has the opposite problem. They are so selfish and self-serving that they get a narrow view of things and eventually get eliminated by things they never saw coming. Not only that, but their inward focused nature often makes them incredibly bad at living in harmony with others!
  • Law and chaos have the same basic problems. If someone is too disciplined, they become a slave to their practice and never realize that the practice itself is no longer deliberate, but instead has become a HABIT. What kind of control do you have over yourself when all you are doing is acting out a routine you call "discipline"? On the other hand, if someone is not disciplined at all, how will they be able to run their life effectively? We all need to live in the world. We all need to make our way in society from day to day. Such things take a little bit of discipline. Otherwise, we would never eat right, or wash our clothes, or pay our taxes on time.
  • Mikon symbolizes the middle path. "Be disciplined, if you may. But let the present moment decide when discipline evaporates and gets replaced by freedom." This holy proverb of the followers of Mikon reiterates that everyone should have a balance of both in their life. Discipline is needed to do certain things. It is a useful tool. However, it is only a TOOL. There comes a time when the tool can be put down when it is not needed for a while. However, if you never use that tool, you are in for some problems in life.
  • Goodness and evil, inwardness and outwardness, are also to be taken in moderation. People must learn about themselves in life. They must become attuned to what their wants and needs are. However, they must also be conscious of those around them and how their wants and needs will affect the innocent. Should you NEVER hurt the innocent if it means getting your wants and needs? Not necessarily. There's a time and a place for everything to be weighed. If certain innocents may be hurt by your ambition, you will need to figure how that action will turn out in the long run for everyone, both inside and outside of yourself.
  • Good is of course always preferable to evil in terms of living harmoniously. We all want to live in a safe and enjoyable world. However, Mikon is a warrior and he's used to fighting. Sometimes it is necessary to further an evil end in order to achieve stability and harmony in the long run. The good and the evil will often not see this. They merely look at what is happening at that moment. It is Mikon's job, and the job of his followers to find out how to turn a situation so it comes out for the best down the road.
  • Many different types of people and philosophies exist. Mikon is tolerant of them all. He understands that in order to have the light, you will need the darkness to compare it to. Order will not exist without chaos either. Most do not understand these points and only wish to have their own beliefs dominate. This is one thing Mikon will not allow. The dance is everything. There is no goal or destination. The journey is why we are here, and without those opposing sides going against each other the journey will cease.