Haffry The Anvil

"I was born poor, I have lived poor, and I wish to die poor." - Haffry the Anvil

Haffry the Anvil (b. 1221 - 1300 NS) was the hierophant of the Church of Light from 1289 to 1300 NS. Haffry rejected modernist interpretations of holy doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology. His most important reform was to publish the first Code of Canon Law, which collected the laws of the Church into one volume for the first time. He was a pastoral hierophant, encouraging personal piety and a lifestyle reflecting levist values.

He is well known as the hierophant that ordained the Last Communion in 1290. Haffry was perticularly devoted to Kira; his encyclical Ad Diem Illum expresses his desire through Kira to renew all things in the heavens and the world, which he had defined as his motto in his first encyclical. Haffry believed that there is no surer or more direct road than by the Lady of Light to achieve this goal.

Haffry was celebrated for his humble origins, acting as a local priest to his small town. He kept his humble thinking and small town ways into his hierophancy; he favored the use of local slang in his writings. Haffry was often outspoken and abrupt in manner. His direct style and favor of orthodoxy made him unpopular with the aristocracy.

Personally, Haffry combined within himself a strong sense of compassion, benevolence and poverty, but also stubbornness and a certain stiffness. He wanted to be pastoral and gave sermons every week. His charity was extraordinary, filling Temple with refugees from a terrible earthquake, long before the Fainish Crown began to act on its own.

He rejected any kind of favours for his family; his brother remained a postal clerk, his favourite nephew stayed on as village priest, and his three sisters lived together close to poverty in Temple. He often referred to his own humble origins, taking up the causes of poor people.

Considered a holy person by many, public veneration of Haffry the Anvil began soon after his death.

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