Hatire

An organized religious community, the Hatire believe in using as little technology as possible in order to keep their souls pure. Followers are called the Brethren. It is he major religion of the Thuldan Empire, although in an altered form.

The Hatire are disciples of a pseudo-deific concept they call the Cosmic, a conceptualized personification of the will of the universe, fate or otherwise unseen hand that guides events with unknown means or purpose. Though they became infamous for their “by-the-sword” conversions in the recent past, they are also well-known for their passionate dislike of advanced technology, especially cyber-tech that alters the human body.

The Brethren accept the burden of their reputation, as undeserved as they believe it to be. Why? Like most religions founded in the last three centuries, the Hatire faith is a proselytizing one. The Hatire see themselves as missionaries, determined to bring trust in the Cosimir to the masses, exalting the spirit revered by the long-vanished dwellers of Haven. For both the Brethren and the ancients whose stories they translated, worship is about purity and purification. All other factors being equal, the ideal Hatire life pursues simple harmony, without complicated technology to distract the spirit. It would be a simple agrarian life, focused on spiritual contemplation. Nothing would stand between a believer and the universe.

This is not the universe the followers of the Cosimir must live in. In a fierce, contentious universe, the Hatire must gird themselves with weapons and technology they abhor. The Hatire priesthood offers special dispensations, called technology indulgences, to those who volunteer to contaminate themselves in this way. The Brethren must fight fierce wars, undertake far-flung explorations, and even research spaceships and other instruments, though ultimately these things are only distractions from the truly important goals in life.

Missionaries of the Cosimir travel throughout the Ur Ring and beyond, spreading the word. The average believer can comfort himself with the thought of someday returning to the spiritual life – once all of humanity has been prepared for it. That’s the job of the Cosimir’s disciples. The most famous are the Hatire Cyber Knights, trained in special academies such as the Mindanaoth Academy or the Academie du Monde on Haven. The Hatire’s less violent followers include its members of the Chorus.

The ranks of the faith are fairly simple. Brethren begin as reverents, then become ordained missioners for a local church and possibly diocesans, responsible for an entire planet.

Religious fanatics and zealots, followers of an alien god named Cosimir. During GW2, they were a little more forcible about the evangelism than they are now. Philosophy and education are their virtues. They have a disdain for cybernetics and genetic manipulation.

Hatire religious orders


Cyber Knights

The militant wing of the religion. Sacrificing their bodies to the evils of technology in order to preserve the righteousness of their religion.

The Chorus

The Chorus is a Hatire religious order that believes faith heals injuries. Chorus members view their leaders, the Ascended as masters of the Hatire faith, adepts who have perfected themselves and others without using technology. The largest Chorus community in the Verge dwells within the Forest Cathedral. They seek the true balance and hybridization of mortal flesh and nature.

Hatire and the Thuldan Empire


In truth, the Brethren of the Thuldan Empire follow a philosophy and lifestyle that seems to invite attack and ridicule by other Bretheren.

The Hatire faith continues to grow, especially within the Thuldan Empire. While it’s true that Hatire ministers have had to adapt their teachings to overlook the Empire’s manipulation of the human genome, belief in the Cosimir is winning over the hearts of the Thuldan people – members of a culture that the Brethren consider spiritually bankrupt and ready for change.

The major branch of Hatire allows for biotech, eugenics and genetic advancements of the genome to improve individuals and the species as a whole.

However, there is a minority religious splinter that outlaws even these practices.



The Hatire are followers of a god they call the Cosimir, an alien deity that they have adopted as their own. Though they became infamous for their “by-the-sword” conversions during GW2, they are also well-known for their passionate dislike of advanced technology, especially tech that alters the human body. In truth, the Brethren of the Hatire Community—which accounts for more than half the total followers of the faith—follow a conservative philosophy and lifestyle that seems to invite attack and ridicule by outsiders. The Brethren accept the burden of their reputation, as undeserved as they believe it to be.

Why? Like most religions founded in the last three centuries, the Hatire faith is a proselytizing one. The Hatire see themselves as missionaries, determined to bring trust in the Cosimir to the masses, exalting in the spirit revered by the long-vanished dwellers of Haven. For both the Brethren and the ancients whose stories they have translated, worship is about purity and purification. All other factors being equal, the ideal Hatire life pursues simple harmony, without complicated technology to distract the spirit. It would be a simple agrarian life, focused on spiritual contemplation. Nothing would stand between a believer and the universe.

This is not the universe the followers of the Cosimir must live in. In a fierce, contentious universe, the Hatire must gird themselves with weapons and technology they abhor. The Hatire priesthood offers special dispensations, called technology indulgences, to those who volunteer to contaminate themselves in this way. The Brethren must fight fierce wars, undertake far-flung expeditions, and even research spaceships and other instruments, though ultimately these things are only distractions from the truly important goals in life.

Missionaries of the Cosimir travel throughout the Stellar Ring and beyond, spreading the word. The average believer can comfort her-self with the though of someday returning to the spiritual life—once all of humanity has been prepared for it. That’s the job of the Cosimir’s disciples. The most famous are the Hatire Mind Knights, trained in special academies such as the Mindanaoth Academy of Grith in the Verge or the Académie du Monde on the Stellar capital of Haven. The Hatire’s less violent followers include its telepathic Seers and the members of the Chorus.

The ranks of the faith are fairly simple. Brethren begin as reverents, then they become ordained missioners, for a local church and possibly diocesans, responsible for an entire planet.

The Chorus is a Hatire religious order that believes faith heals injuries. Chorus members view psychometabolists as masters of the Hatire faith, adepts who have perfected themselves and others without using technology. The largest Chorus community in the Verge dwells within the Forest Cathedral on Grith, a moon in the Corrivale system.

The Hatire faith continues to grow, especially within the Thuldan Empire. While it’s true that Hatire ministers have had to adapt their teachings to overlook the Empire’s manipulation of the human genome, belief in the Cosimir is winning over the hearts of the Thuldan people—members of a culture that the Brethren consider spiritually bankrupt and ready for change.

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