Namm

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Namm is the common name of one of the Elder Powers. He holds the portfolio of justice, law, and the protection of the weak. There is nothing gentle about Namm. He is the full weight of justice meted out to those who break the law in any fashion. He is aligned with Good.

Depictions

Namm is sometimes referred to as Namm the Vigilant. He is usually depicted as a large, muscular individual dressed in a suit of white armor with a glorious sword. His face is never shown.

Namm's symbol represents the two pillars of "Law" and "Justice."

Nature

Namm puts the good of the many above the good of the one, and demands that all do the same. Where Alonai may encourage virtue as a means to the end of protecting the weak, Namm holds that the protection of the weak is both the fundamental reason for law and justice. The strong do not need protection from the weak; rather, the weak require protection from the strong.

Namm recognizes the need for freedom of choice as an integral part of the rule of law. Law enumerates how the weak and the strong should interact for the good of many. Where there is no freedom to choose, there can be no real obedience, nor disobedience to law. Where there is no disobedience, there is no justification for punishment. Because of this, Namm’s laws (unlike those of, say, Goros) can be defied.

Where there is both a law and a choice given, there can be just punishment. Justice demands that those who chose not to follow the dictates of moral law (and to Namm, this means “his law”) be punished so long as they choose not to comply. Should they later change their mind and choose to comply, the punishment becomes unjust (and should stop once the price for disobedience has been exacted). While Namm does not forgive, nor forget, he does acknowledge when justice has been fully satisfied.

Namm is uncompromising and sees the world in black and white. Namm spends much of his power meting out punishment to those who violate (his) moral law. The “Curse of Namm” is the punishment woven into the fabric of the Nexus – it descends upon those who choose to become demons and causes them to lose the ability to receive healing at the hands of others (among other things).

Patronage

Namm is the primary source of power of Archons and Divine Heralds.