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Khusa is a god or goddess in the Gunni pantheon. In the city of Taglios, Khusa has a cult with dedicated priests and faithful devotees.

Water Sleeps[]

Khusa is mentioned twice in the Annals – by Sleepy in Water Sleeps – but none of his attributes are detailed. Instead the deity is mentioned only in reference to the relationship between Jaul Barundandi, the chief housekeeper of the Palace of Taglios, and Ky Sahra in her "Minh Subredil" disguise for infiltrating the Palace. Barundandi was a devout worshipper of Khusa. Since the pathetic "Minh Subredil" presented herself as "half-breed by-blow of a priest of Khusa and a Nyueng Bao whore", Barundandi gave her extra cleaning jobs at the Palace because of their shared religious connection. However, the corrupt staffer would still take significant kickbacks from the destitute woman's salary, and, he was amused by her ever-present Ghanghesha statue. Barundandi "often included... a petition that he be spared Subredil's sort of luck" in his prayers to Khusa.

It is possible that Khusa is also recognized in the polytheistic Shadar cults as well, since they share many deities with the Gunni, but this was not specified.

Unlike Kina – a real entity about whom countless myths have sprung up – there is no indication in the Annals that Khusa was anything other than a mythological character.

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