(the pronoun 'he' is used in this text for convenience only)
The immortal called Achernar was once known to mortals only 
as Nada, the Embodiment of Change. He was worshipped as such 
for centuries, until the time came for the completion and 
fulfillment of Himself. Change itself, by its very nature, 
cannot remain constant. And so came the time that the 
Embodiment of Change revealed His true name, Achernar, to a 
lowly priestess named Katia. Nada had long had influence over 
that final, greatest Change, the ultimate transition of Death, 
and when He fulfilled Himself, He changed His focus from the 
sphere of Change to the gateway of Death. And so was born the 
Church of Achernar, amongst the faithful servants of Nada. 
Now called the End of the River, Achernar still holds influence 
over Change, and Time, but He is known first and foremost as 
the hand of Death. His followers share in common a respect for 
death, the afterlife, and the power associated with it. Although 
not necessarily a religion of shamanism, the faithful of Achernar 
hold great respect for those who commune with spirits and the 
power to be found in drawing from the spirit world.
The Church of Achernar is very loosely organized, usually only 
drawing together to face a threat against the faith as a whole. 
Because of this loose organization, there can be found much 
diversity within the church, the following varied in their 
reasons for, and method of, worship. Because Death itself is a 
neutral concept, as are Time and Change, beyond the constrictions 
of morality, followers of Achernar may range from principled 
healers to the most diabolic unholy priests. At varying times,
people of differing professions may be counted among the
membership of the church, but only once was it a status reserved
only for the clergy. What is always held in common between the
faithful is a profound respect for the power of Death, often
revered as the greatest, final Change that one can experience,
the culmination of all Time, the inevitable passage for all mortals.