King Adesh

Adesh - Adesh took the throne in 5549 at the
age of 49.

Though Adesh was young, it was also said he was
mature for his age and took quite a bit of
advice from the prophetess Trisari (who had
also served his Uncle). Adesh was apparently a
religious man but not an especially accepting

The prophet Gish arrived on the scene in 5574
and began preaching, similar to what Tevahr had
done years earlier. Unlike Tevahr, Gish praised
the words of Yahvo, but nothing else. The Great
King, he said was a farce, as was Tevahr. He
denounced his people for claiming that taygahn*
was more important than following Yahvo's
commands. He declared that Tevahr and the Great
King had used taygahn as an excuse to do what
they wanted and it was time to focus on Yahvo's
commands again. One of these, he added, was no
interaction with the outsiders*. Though Gish
was not the first to say such things, for some
reason, the public came in droves to listen to
him, making him an extremely popular figure*.

Adesh denouced Gish's words at every level and
arrested him numerous times. And, by such
actions, only encouraged Gish, arguably, making
his impact upon the society even larger than
what it otherwise would have been.

Gish continued his preaching until, in an
apparent fit of rage, Adesh ordered* the
Relyimah to kill him. It was said later, the
decision was most likely the worst of his
reign*. There was extreme outrage at the King
as well as the official church.

Exactly as Gish had taught, Adesh had justified
killing a man (strictly against the laws of
Yahvo) because he felt there was something more
important that was justified because of
taygahn. Gish became a martyr and those who
followed him increased.

Adesh made attempts to draw his people back but
it was too late. There were apparently very few
people (even ardent followers of the Great
King) who could agree with his decision.

In fact, it was rumored that it was one of
Adesh's close advisors who killed him in 5701
at the young age of 201. The throne was left to
his first-born son Lanaren.

* The word literally means to "love with the
mind", implying having a close, personal
knowledge of the other person, or in certain
case Yahvo. It had been taught that in order to
gain access into the Perfect Age, Yahvo only
required such a relationship and nothing else
* From "Yahvo Alone" written by Gish
* Taken from the private journals of Trisari
* Many think it was in fact, Trisari who
convinced Adesh to make the order
* From "The Followers" written by Manesh