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The Mbwiru Eikura -- roughly translated as The Unformed Lands -- is the foundation upon which the Umbaru Tribes base their belief system.
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The '''Mbwiru Eikura''', roughly translated as "the Unformed Land," is an otherworldly realm, according to the [[Umbaru]]. It is the central tenant of their belief system, the belief that the [[Sanctuary|mortal realm]] is merely a veil for the true reality that is the Unformed Land. It is through the [[Witch Doctor]]s that the Umbaru gain insight into the realm, who can purportedly see and experience it,<ref>''[[Book of Cain]]''</ref> in a state they call the [[Ghost Trance]].
   
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According to the Umbaru, gods dwell within this realm, their life force flowing from the Unformed Land into Sanctuary. Thus, the Umbaru hold ceremonies involving ritual sacrifice to keep this life force flowing.<ref>''[[Writings of Abd al-Hazir#Entry 13: Witch Doctor|Writings of Abd al-Hazir: Witch Doctor]]''</ref> Among these gods is [[Giyua]], who is said to greet the spirits of the departed once they enter the realm.<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Visage of Giyua]]''</ref>
   
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The Unformed Land is analogous to the afterlife of most other belief systems. It is conterminous with physical reality and is the source from which the Umbaru Witch Doctors derive their spiritual powers. Though specifics about this realm are few, it is populated by the deceased; Witch Doctors may contact their ancestors and recently deceased in this realm. Through elixers, powders and discipline, Witch Doctors interact with this world through a state of mind called Ghost Trance.
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Revision as of 23:37, September 11, 2013

The Mbwiru Eikura, roughly translated as "the Unformed Land," is an otherworldly realm, according to the Umbaru. It is the central tenant of their belief system, the belief that the mortal realm is merely a veil for the true reality that is the Unformed Land. It is through the Witch Doctors that the Umbaru gain insight into the realm, who can purportedly see and experience it,[1] in a state they call the Ghost Trance.

According to the Umbaru, gods dwell within this realm, their life force flowing from the Unformed Land into Sanctuary. Thus, the Umbaru hold ceremonies involving ritual sacrifice to keep this life force flowing.[2] Among these gods is Giyua, who is said to greet the spirits of the departed once they enter the realm.[3]

References

  1. Book of Cain
  2. Writings of Abd al-Hazir: Witch Doctor
  3. Diablo III, Visage of Giyua
Locations in the Diablo universe
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