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character profile
Name: Tsi (see [Anglicised] or more accurately czee)
Gender: Cisgender male
Sexuality: Homosexual
Nationality: Chinese

Magic: Appearance: Tsi is relatively short, standing at about 5'6", and is slender. He has short, straight brown hair and very dark brown eyes. He has an inverted triangle-shaped face with a pointed chin, but the rest of his facial features are comparatively soft. He tends to wear neutral colours, usually in shades of brown, black or green.

Looks favourably upon: Looks unfavourably upon: Personality: Tsi is one of the more selfless deities and generally does everything in his power to help people indiscriminately. Since becoming Chairman, Tsi is more bound by Council rules and duties, and rarely has the time or opportunity to help people as much as he used to. Another consequence of his job is that he is permanently tired and overworked.

Relationships with other deities: epithets
Native language: Mandarin
Native term: xiansheng
Epithets: a'am ("the Asiatic"), qeded-tu ("one who causes to sleep")

council role
Tsi is the Chairman of the Council of Originals. In this role, he serves as the leader of all the originals, coordinating all of the other deities. Tsi is personally responsible for ensuring the safety of all fairies and other believers; it his job to ensure that the other deities cannot terrorise mortals.

Tsi has previously worked for the Council as an emergency relief worker.

monotheistic cult
Tsi has numerous small monotheistic cults all over the continent of Asia. The largest have a few thousand members, the smallest less than ten. The cults are very variant and all focus on different aspects of Tsi's personality, which has changed significantly over time. "Tsaite" (pronounced sigh-ite) is the generally accepted term which can be applied to any monotheist of Tsi, but individual cults have their own names. Outlined below are three of the more common cults, but members are welcome to create their own.

Freed Beastriders, established circa 1,000 BC by modern estimates.
The Protectors, established circa 1,400 AD.
The Divine Church of Tsi, established circa 2012 AD.
role in polytheistic cults
Much like his monotheistic cults, Tsi is a variant figure in myths. The vast variations in his mythological role is usually dependent on the time when the myth was written. In the oldest myths, Tsi is a minor figure who only appears occasionally and usually in an antagonistic role. In these older myths, Tsi is usually separate from the other deities and often living out to sea.

The only aspect of Tsi's personality and role in mythology which has remained unchanged over time is his position as a god of sleep and dreams. He has always been associated with a peaceful or a good night's sleep. He is often invoked by people with insomnia or people struggling to sleep for any reason.

For the last few thousand years, Tsi has attained more positive roles. He is considered a god of healing, good harvest, construction and repairs, nature, and a protector of people and especially seafarers. In mythology over the last few thousand years, Tsi has appeared as a more helpful figure, often coming in to assist mortal communities with healing and rebuilding after a disaster.

reputation on shaman
Tsi is seen in a largely positive light after he ended the Shaman civil war and imposed peace. Although he heads the inefficient and not particularly popular Council of Originals, Tsi is seen as being on the side of ordinary people.

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