Bajoran faith

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  • Centered around worship of the Prophets
    • Extradimensional, atemporal beings noted for continued interaction, protection, contact with the people of Bajor for the full span of its history
    • Direct, if abstract, communication to individuals provided through delivery of artifacts known as Orbs
  • Largely expressed through global organized religion
    • Religion first emerged by c.28,000 BCE amongst the Bajora, ethnicity of species later known as Bajoran (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Became global religion in the millennia to follow
  • Divided into orders
    • Order of the Temple (DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One)
  • Distinct offices organized into a structured hierarchy
    • Kai
      • Spiritual leader of Bajor, head of the Bajoran faith (DS9: "Emissary")
    • Vedek
      • Comprising the Vedek Assembly
        • Charged with electing the Kai when necessary (DS9: "The Collaborator")
    • Ranjen
    • Prylar