"Today, many know of the Suramgamin Order and respect its teachings, even endorse them. Such was not yet the case, on that memorable day when an unheard-of forest hermit came to a temple of Sarenrae and challenged the high priestess to a debate! This was Avalo, whom none had yet called a teacher – a traveling wise man who left Jalmeray in search of wisdom and found it here, in Andoran, while meditating in the Arthfell forest. The revelation he received was as brilliant as it was controversial: according to his philosophy, truth lies not only in venerating the gods of the good and order (and it's curious that while recognizing Erastil, Abadar, Shelyn, Irori, Iomedae and Sarenrae, he at the same time rejects the kinder gods of chaos, such as Desna, or Caydren Cailean). Instead, he pursues the so-called 'Wise Way' – a common principle said to underlie all the teachings of his favored deities. Avalo has defended this philosophy in debates with many theologians from various temples. Only a few of them were converted on the spot, but gradually a circle of loyal disciples formed around him. By turns, this circle grew into the order he calls Suramgamin, which means 'the way of a hero' or, perhaps, 'the way to making the world a better place'. In this book I recount the story of these early debates, including detailed theological comments on the central points of each side..."
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