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The Land of Prophecies a country which believes the world will end because it is written in a book of prophecy- which is actually a book of sorrowful poems written in another country.</p>

OverviewEdit

The Land of Prophecies is a bizarre cult-like country which worships a gloomy and Gothic poetry book written in another country. They believe it to be a sort of scripture or prophecy book that says in the future, the world will end in three days. The city is built in a nice neat laid out in a nice organized place. with all the houses in little scares surde with streets on both sides the city is on a sort of large hill or small mount, with the government capital being on top  and it borders the sea. they believe the world will be swallowed by the sea and all dress in black has to more the loss of the earth. they are oddly at peace with it though. they worship the priest of the seventh tower who translated the book. They follow the priest blindly there invesing the cult like nature of the country. they also very gullible because when asked what makes the book a prophecy book, they answered "because the priest says the book  says it is." they believe every word he says. even after the priest is proven wrong. on just come out and says his interpretation is wrong and the ends not for 30 more years they immediately believe him as well.

Philosophy Edit

This episode sums up a lot of the philosophy-aspect in the series. At the end of the episode, Hermes asks Kino "So what do you think? Is the prophecy right or wrong?", where Kino gives no concrete answer. As the "Land of Prophecies" interpret the Book of Prophecy in a way that spells out doomsday within the coming days. The town accepts this fate. However, as it turns out, the book is actually a collection of sorrowful poems written by a depressed, wonderful poet in the "Land of Sadness", and was in no way meant to be interpreted. Later, on her way back to the "Land of Prophecies", Kino sees a fleet of tanks heading towards the land - she then is told that another land has interpreted the book as well, only they thought that they had to destroy the "Land of Prophecies" to avoid the end of the world.

So. The question Hermes asks is a very loaded one - is the prophecy true? Or does it become true because it gets interpreted wrongly? The prophecy rings true for both lands if the "Land of Prophecies" is destroyed - they have their doomsday, and the attacking land will live to see the world go on, believing they stopped the end of the world.

This is a very philosophical conundrum, and it is also an allusion to religion - referencing different interpretations of the Bible, Qur'an and so on, and the amount of truth or just interpretation involved.

CultureEdit

the people of The Land of Prophecies are gullible fools. one big dooms day cult.

the propheciesEdit

the prophecies aka a depressing poetry book written by an unnamed person from another country. they believe the book was written in a far away land many many years ago and a miracle brought it to them. they worship it like a bible and believe every word it says. Leading to the eventual downfall their -world being over in three days.

"After the day of declaration And after the night the nineteen cold moons cross the sky The world shall meet its end with the rising of the sun

The blue lamplight roams about.

In the jewel of the night, the false empire will sink into the sea…" -From English-dubbed episode

Because of this they all dress in black as if mourning the earth's imminent death. They also spend much time looking out towards the sea. They don't charge Kino for her stay or amenities because they think life is over. Oddly most villagers appear pretty calm about it, though end up showing some signs of mourning the morning of the Day of Declaration. Sort of amazing, history would suggest violent chaos often associated with such situations. They were calm, composed and dignified just accepting the end and praying to prepare for it. They where still very hospitable when kino arrived showing no signs of mental stress or desperation.

the priest of the seventh towerEdit

the charismatic cult leader and the ruler of the land of prophecies in all but tile. he is the one who translated the book of prophecies(really a poetry book) and convinced the rest of the country it was a metaphor for the stars and constellations the blue jewel being a blue star that was behind the clouds on the night of an earth quack and 19 moons being 19 nights later. and that the world was coming to an end on the 19 one. how ever when he is proven wrong after another priest the north tower says he was wrong and his interpretation proves the world wouldn't end for 30 more year's. of course the all believe him. that said he's not evil or manipulative he serenely did delive what he was say he's just not to bright.

interation with fornersEdit

yay the howoll creeper cult thing aside ther actully very nice and welcoming they are very polite to strangers. durring kinos stay they house andand let her take what she wonted from the strore for free. thaw that was largly because they that the world was going to end tomarow. when they found out it wasn't the tree people she had bout from wanted to talk to her about her percases but when she just cheefully staded they where very usfull they desided to just let it slide. 

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