Quantrix is the of things that are at equilibrium. Her worshipers believe that things which have decayed are at rest and all things will decay over time leaving the world in a state of complete rest. They also believe that a state of decay is indicated by nature and so by observing nature you can gain calm from its restfulness. The means that many monasteries are situated in remote places.
A fraction of worshipers (known as the quantriki) wish to bring about this decay by their own hands. This has lead to a scholarly dispute between this fraction and the 'normal' worshipers of Quantrix (the quantrikians) with the quantrikians arguing that wars are unstable and the quantriki stating that the more unstable the world becomes, the quicker it will decay.
A third fraction (known as the Quantrialdies) has recently joined the fray. They wish to reconcile their views with that of worshipers of Ialdir, goddess of science. the Quantrialdies argue that the only way to attain human affinity with nature is through advancements in the understanding of nature.
So far Quantrik (the name under which the Quantriki refer to their views of Quantrix) and Quantri (the name by which the Quantrialdies refer to Quantrix) are just facets of Quantrix but she is finding it increasingly hard to reconcile the different views. This was originally mainly an issue with disputes between the Quantrialdies and the more conservative members of the Quantrikians but as the Quantrikians were never going to stop worshipping Quantrix and the Quantrialdies were not demanding anything meaningful of Quantri or making rash moves against the Quantrikians the disputes have either been settled or forgotten.
However, in recent years, the fierceness and boldness of the radical elements of Quantriki has become more demanding of Quantrix while she also has to appeal to those who just want her to take a more subtle role in letting the world slide into chaos.
History[edit | edit source]
Around the year 500 there was a person by the name of Simon. He fled from the north to Pleits but was shocked by the business of the capital and fled into the mountains where he sat on the edge of a cliff for 5 days and 5 nights. Then, when dawn rose one day he saw a rock balanced upon a much smaller rock and it was beautiful. Then the wind blow the rock over into a small depression into which it fit exactly. Simon look at this and concluded eventually all rocks would end up in the ground like this.
This was his first great discovery: over time, all things decay.
He looked down from his mountain vantage on to Pleits and saw that if abandomed houses would simply colapse and that maintaining them took a lot of work. He realised the only reason people maintained them was because it benifited them. This led to his second great discovery: things should be maintained if the maintance is not worse than the allowal of decay.
He decided that civilisations did not need this maintanace and people should only live together when they like each other or else leave each other alone. He decided that this would happen naturally over time and built a house in the mountains to live out the rest of his life.
And his discoveries would have died with him if it had not been for another person who ventured up the mountain seaking to understand life. Godfreed was another young man who came up the Durgmast Durhall to discover his true self and they spoke together and developed Simon's theories into a great book which they called the Tale of the Truth of Time.