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Ouat

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Ouat
(Organization)
Type Monastic caste
Leader Menkha Helg
Alignment Lawful neutral
Headquarters Pahmet Heights, Tar Kuata, Barrier Wall, Osirion
Goals Self-perfection
Scope Regional
Structure Monastic
Members About 15 dwarven monks, primarily Pahmet

Source: Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs, pg(s). 18

The Ouat of Osirion are an isolated caste of dwarven monks based in the mountain valley near Tar Kuata.[1][2] They are led by Menkha Helg.[2]

Appearance

The Ouat have shaved heads that represent their distance from traditional dwarven culture, and have deeply tanned skin.[1][2] Most are Pahmet dwarves.[2][3]

They are contemplative and forgo elaborate attire. They favour simple pleated linen skirts and bare chests.[4]

History

Logyra, an ancient dwarven princess of Jormurdun, and her retinue fled after an invasion around 1600 AR to Garund and joined the Pahmet in Osirion. They then joined the monastic Ouat in Tar Kuata, where Logyra influenced their philosophical break from ancient dwarven traditions and inspired them to focus inwardly toward self-perfection.[5]

Philosophy

The Ouat espouse a philosophy of worshiping a divine spark that they believe exists in each living creature. Like followers of Irori and Nethys, they pursue perfection through self-improvement; they shun the dwarven pantheon and claim that those deities are incapable of leading individual dwarves or their kind toward a form of cosmic perfection.[2]

Society

Pahmet who practice among the Ouat are scholars of the martial arts taught in the monastery.[6] Their combat techniques are an unarmed version of the Pahmet's sphinx-inspired mastery of hammers.[7] Many Ouat serve Osirian mages as bodyguards.[1]

The Ouat live and congregate in the Pahmet Heights of Tar Kuata, a set of caves and strip of the valley that the monks call home.[8][9]

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