Of the myriad religions in the known Universe, the Cloistered Order of the Cosmic Veil is the only one with no splinter factions, hence, it is easily definable by its own tenets which are as follows: 1) The Mother is Paradox; Ever present and never there when you need Her, 2) Non-participation is the better part of action, 3) If the pond is illusion, then what are the ripples? 4) All things come to she who waits… and waits…and waits, 5) Confuse Karma; stand quite still and think of nothing. The Cosmic Veil’s cloisters, which are scattered about the more densely populated regions of the settled Multiverse, are round in shape, small in size, and packed full-to-bursting with pious sisters meditating in blissful union with the Void. Or so they say.
The fact that novices are asked to donate all (or at least a good chunk) of their worldly possessions to the order has caused some critics to claim that the Cosmic Veil is simply a very lucrative business venture.
Others call it a front for various criminal activities, though this has never been proven. Certain socioarcheologists have pointed to the similarities between the tenets of the Cosmic Veil and the tenets of the Daughters of the Drowning Isis, a fictional religion introduced in the best-selling Mind Spiders from the Planet Xenon, by the Hugo Award-winning author Ronnie Lee Ellis.