Cult of the Power Droid
|Cult of the Power Droid|
|Leader||Ahsas Rotciv Maharg|
|Motto||"Gonk. Gonk. Gonk ko kyenga see"|
|Founded||Beginning of the Universe|
The Cult of the Power Droid is a galaxy and culture spanning monotheistic religion centered solely around the belief that the GNK-series power droid is an omnipotent deity. While the religion has no real headquarters or hub, Ahsas Rotciv Maharg, Vigo of Negotiation for Black Sun is the current High Priest and therefore primary ambassador to the deity for the congregation.
- 1 Sole Deity
- 2 Holy Words
- 3 Primary Teachings
- 4 Secondary Teachings
- 5 Creation Myth
- 6 The Afterlife
- 7 A Pilgrimage
- 8 Titles of Enlightenment
- 9 Known Followers of the G*nk
- 10 Known Harbingers of the G*nk
G*nk is the ultimate power in the universe. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the G*nk.
G*nk can transcend space and time and has been directly responsible for countless turning points in intergalactic history.
The Name of G*nk
G*nk may not be referred to as "Gonk," for to speak the holy name is blasphemy, unless you are doing so in the context of warning others not to blaspheme, as I have done here.
However, the primary utterance of G*nk is "Gonk," and when used to refer to the word "Gonk" instead of the deity G*nk, the full spelling is acceptable.
The holy words all G*nkists use, when situationally appropriate, are:
"Gonk. Gonk. Gonk ko kyenga see."
The holy words of G*nk are not permitted to be translated as per Baobab Security Directive 51-C.
The Tenet of Inaction
G*nk hath no arms; thus are His followers to live a passive life, doing as little as possible, apart from walking around. But let this not be mistaken for laziness, for G*nk cannot sitteth on His ass, having none upon which to sit, and no means to rise again even if He had an ass.
The Tenet of Energy-Generation
G*nk is a power droid and generates His own energy; thus are His followers to derive no sustenance from external sources, such as food or water, which are not considered kosher.
The Tenet of Ammunition
G*nk supplies ammunition for any weaponry to any who should request it, regardless of their affiliation; thus are His followers to do the same.
G*nk determines the outcomes of all games of chance, even those that are rigged by mortal beings. Thus, gambling is neither encouraged nor discouraged.
All forms of dance that require only legs, such as tap, are permitted. G*nkists are forbidden from waltzing or swinging their partners do-si-do.
As G*nk hath no genitalia, G*nkists may not use theirs for sexual purposes. Those who violate this tenet are not doomed, but are also not seen as perfect exemplars of the will of G*nk.
In the beginning, there was G*nk. G*nk created the universe, but it was without form, and void. And G*nk saw the void, and He said, "Gonk."
And G*nk did populate the universe with beings both droid and organic. And He looked upon His creation, and again He spake, saying, "Gonk.”
Death is referred to as "deactivation" in G*nkism. G*nkists believe that when you are deactivated, you travel to the Scrapheap Beyond, where you wait to be "reconstituted" (reincarnated) into a new form. Your new form will be dictated by the extent to which you exemplified the Will of G*nk in life; the more G*nklike you were in life, the more your new form shall resemble His, until at last, after many lives and deaths, you may one day attain true G*nkness and become one with the G*nk.
Once enlightened by the knowledge of G*nk, one will typically wish to make a pilgrimage to Tatooine: Land of the Jawa droid traders. There the pilgrim will travel through the desert, off of the pathways of other lay travelers. The droid caravans travel these routes often, and are usually willing to aid pilgrims on their travels. Follow in one's knowledge of G*nk and walk these paths for He will guide pilgrims to a shrine of G*nk for 5 days of prayer and worship of G*nk; before leaving, pilgrims will offer up a sacrifice of parts for safe travels.
Titles of Enlightenment
- High Priest of G*nk
- Apostle of G*nk
- Ecclesiarch of G*nk
- Saint of G*nk
Known Followers of the G*nk
- High Priest Ahsas Rotciv Maharg
- Apostle Altair Lopez
- Apostle Gavin von Ismay
- Apostle Greg Yoff
- Ecclesiarch Srota Ron
Known Harbingers of the G*nk
Those that have been taken in mind and voiced in the halls of G*NK by one or more of it's Apostles and/or priests.