The creator of all things dark and beautiful. Residing in the pristine forests of Kitee
in Karelia, Finland, Tuomas Holopainen is said to often dress in white and search
the sea, as he always
wished to be one with the waves. His followers are members of an occult... cult, known to them
alone as Nightwish
. Heretics are punished by exclusion (see Tarja Turunen
). As the cult's primal
and undivided divinity, Tuomas' hieratic name
is Ocean Soul
. His prophet, the Kinslayer
, currently roams the world under
the name Marco Hietala
. The cult only
has one tremedous transcendent mystery, the Dark Passion Play
, during which the high priest
) and the prophet are slaying
in Ocean Soul's name.
and gory, the cult is a jolly and permissive one, only being known to condemn one sin: diva behavior.
To attract Ocean soul's benevolence, devotees must make offerings of little ducks and Disney paraphernalia.
Every Finnish believer's welcoming message on their Nokia phone is "Holy Holopainen".
At concerts, devotees profess their faith
by screaming: "Oh my God, Tuomas!" When used as a mantra,the pronunciation of Tuomas Holopainen's name
causes long-lasting samadhi.