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Third of the Veshyaar of the Tharani religion, Lurana Kayni (821 - 896 AS) is remembered as a spiritual figure of great renown as well as a poet and writer of incredible skill and legacy. Her influence on Tharan was considerable, and the works she left behind inform some of the most beautiful rites and ceremonies of the faith. Indeed, it was Lurana who set the subsequent course of collective worship among the Tharani

As a spiritual figure of incredible importance to Tharan, Kayni left a powerful legacy. A great deal of her teachings, insights and wisdom is offered up in poetic form. She is remembered as a master of the various forms of Shabaati poetry, as well as the originator of new forms as well (such as the aziruna). The overall theme of her works is deeply mystical, colored by the sense of Ulaan's absence and the burning desire for mystical union with the Creator, and oneness with all. Ulaan is portrayed as the end of the spiritual quest; the fulfillment--or quenching--of all desire.

Kayni's poetry and theological writings are preserved as Ish-Kisyri Azarithi (Shab. 'The Birds of Sapphire'), the third murah, or book, of the Tharani holy text, the Salarashara.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Lurana was born in 821 AS to a poor Tharani family near Tabar-Asem in the far eastern reaches of Torthalon. The child of a poor farmer and his wife, it is said that her birth was heralded by a great comet burning across the sky, and by miraculous signs involving animals and weather.

Little is known of Kayni's early life, except that it was one of poverty until her family moved to a much smaller town some two days from Tabar-Asem. There the family's fortunes improved and they found a new life as her father's talent as a tailor stood out away from the city's fierce competition.

The young girl had a poetic talent that was increasingly obvious even from a young age, becoming known locally.

Veyshaa Edit

Lurana's prophetic career began in 843 AS, when the was twenty two years old. According to the Salarashara, at this age she was in attendance at a great festival of the faithful. There she spontaneously brought forth an epic poem, of great length, that told the tale of the life of Hathan bel-Kor, and extolled the virtues of Ulaan and the righteousness of the pious. The Salarashara's commentary tells of stones weeping at the beauty of her words, of animals pausing and kneeling to listen, and of the trees bending to shade her from the hot sun as she spoke.

She accepted an invitation to travel to Unbyr, the holiest city of Tharan, and burial place of bel-Kor. There she was tested and acclaimed to be the Third Veyshaa. The shocked young woman took her place as a guiding light of the faithful and rallying point of the veneration of Ulaan.

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