Called the Dark Insinuator, the False Hope, the Black Harlequin, the Trickster and the Traitor. Hiteh's portfolio includes aspects of perversion, deceit, self-righteousness, greed, wealth, lies, flagellation, envy, trickery, avarice, corruption, punishment, illusion, and subversion.
Hiteh (Hih teh) is a charismatic deity whose worship crosses all social strata. For every antagonist that decries Hiteh as a selfish deity of selfish followers, there are ten worshipers of Hiteh who claim to live happier, more successful, and more fulfilling lives as a result of their involvement in the faith. Impoverished beggers call out to Hiteh for a better opportunity in life while mighty politicians invoke Hiteh as they meditate on how to lead and increase their influence. However, more than anyone else, Hiteh helps those who help themselves.
Direction of Faith
The ideology of Hiteh is motivated by greed. Hiteh lusts for power and facilitates its worshipers desire for more. Influence, power, money,
sex, and comforts are the nectar sought after most frequently by the lips of Hiteh's worshipers and success in all these things can be had at
the price that Hiteh's worshipers often gladly pay. Hiteh does not promote obvious evils, but it does not condemn them either. Hiteh does not
say, "Take what you want from the weak," but instead says, "It is right to envy those who have worked hard for material comforts, emulate them
and you too can achieve that same comfort." Hiteh does not say, "Be selfish unto yourself," but instead says, "Take care in how you spend your
trust, it too is currency and you have but yourself to blame if you spend it foolishly." With subtlety, Hiteh cajols and seduces its worshipers
into a lifestyle of personal empowerment.
In the languid gaze of Hiteh, the world would be made perfect if every mortal strove with all their thought and energy to increase their wealth and pleasure. Apathy is antithetical to Hiteh, its ideal worshipers always crave more and can instantly name whatever it is they do not yet have and to this end they expend and hoard their resources. Unlike Zhakrin, followers of Hiteh seek communion with the things of the living world rather than isolation from it.
In a world such as that which is envisioned by Hiteh, those who lust for power the most are encouraged to acquire the means to take it. It is right for the successful to lead and it is right for mortals to want more out of their brief lives. Hiteh encourages them to seek out their dreams and find fulfillment in this life. It preaches that those who are lazy and do not claim all that this life has to offer cannot expect any better treatment in an afterlife whose hierarchy is determined by success in the mortal life.