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Rastafari is one of the Religions practiced in After the End. It's a faith that originated in Jamaica during the 1930s. Rastafari beliefs are based on a specific interpretation of the Bible. Central is a monotheistic belief in a single God, referred to as Jah, who is deemed to partially reside within each individual. Rastas accord key importance to Haile Selassie, the emperor of Ethiopia between 1930 and 1974; many regard him as the Second Coming of Jesus and Jah incarnate, while others see him as a human prophet who fully recognized Jah's presence in every individual. Rastafari is part of the Afro-Syncretic religious group.

Description[]

"The Rastafari are a religious group originating in Jamaica, inspired by the teachings of Marcus Garvey. They believe in the divinity of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, known before his coronation as Ras Tafari. The Rastafarian faith is divided into several groups, or "mansions", and the two largest Rastafarian Mansions in the post-apocalyptic world are Bobo Ashanti and the Twelve Tribes of Israel." ― In-game description of Rastafarian[source]

Gods[]

  • High God: Jah
  • God Names: Jah, Ras Tafari and Garvey
  • Evil God Names: Babylon
  • Scripture: The Promised Key

History[]

Rastafari was founded in Jamaica long before the event devastated the Americas, when preachers proclaimed the crowning of Emperor Haile Selassie to be the second coming of Christ. Practices include the spiritual use of cannabis and the rejection of "Babylon", or materialist and oppressive society. Since then, the faith has spread to much of the English speaking Caribbean, Including the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, the Leeward Isles and the Windward Isles. Eventually, Duchess Portia Bustamante of Jamaica went on to unify the entire Caribbean under Rasta rule.

Holy Sites[]

  • Middlesex
  • Surrey
  • New Providence
  • Grenada
  • Trinidad

As of 2666, all Holy Sites are held by the Rastafari Empress of The Caribbean Empire, with the exception of Trinidad, which is held by a Hindu Ruler.

In-game features[]

  • Rulers cannot demand conversion
  • Priests (Temple Holders) can inherit titles
  • Priests can marry
  • Fleets can navigate major rivers
  • Rulers can raid infidel neighbors for loot
  • There is (And can exist) no religious head
  • May go on vision quests with the aid of sacramental herbs.
  • May join Bobo Ashanti or the Twelve Tribes of Israel via a targeted decision.

Characters of Rastafarian faith can choose their Mansion. It's possible to choose:

  • Bobo Ashanti; Places emphasis on tradition, ritual, and the uniqueness of the Rasta faith.
  • The Twelve Tribes of Israel; Places emphasis on equality and the connections between Rasta and Abrahamic religions

As of 2666, Rastafarian has a 60 moral authority. A temple holder of the Rastafarian faith is called Priest.

Playable Rastafarian characters in 2666[]

Independent & their vassals[]

  • Empress Portia Bustamante of the Caribbean Empire;
    • Marquis Barrington Bustamante of Bahama, also known as Stepping Razor;
      • Countess Millicent Conner of Andros;
    • Marquis Clifton Collymoore of Windward Isles;
    • Marquis Ramjohn Opel of Leeward Isles;
    • Marquis Kaylon Petters of Belize;
    • Earl Curtly Glasspole of Cayman;

Mercenary Bands[]

  • The Shower Posse;
  • The Spanglers Posse;

Trivia[]

  • Like many other religions in the game, Rastafari is an existing faith.
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