Cults Philosophies and Religions
Cult of the Black Dawn- Also called the buried (a derogatory term), they see the lich king as the source of true divine power and all that use divine magic as stealing his power. They believe that the true form is not the living but the dead in the continuation in the form of the undead. Most undead outside of Bloodrust and necromancers hold this to be true. They are constantly striving for building the “black kingdom” and awaiting the lich king’s return to spread everlasting night. Followers have little hierarchy outside of their cabals or own personal devotions. They have the domains of Evil, Magic, Death and Destruction. Favored Weapon is the Sickle.
Cults of the Giants
Cult of the Lycans
Dziagras- Also called the Godless, they claim that god does not exist and if the being call themselves a god they are delusional. They believe those beings are powerful but have limits and do not deserve worship. Instead, Dziagra priests channel divine power from what they call the “Source”, or what they believe to be the true divine force behind everything and that this world is all that there is. Gnomes of the Flora Kingdoms were adherents of it until Sulad laid waist to them and the religion is now propagated by the Wizard University of Ephesus. Clerics can be of any neutral persuasion. With the domains of Good, Evil, Law, or Chaos, Knowledge and Magic. Favored Weapon is the dagger.
The Copper Road
The Fivefold Path
The Hymn of Heaven- Followers of the Hymn worship and adore the Seven Angels of the Celestial Heavens. They claim that God is all loving and gracious but he cannot be known personally. However, the seven angles are aspects of him that can be known, thus worshiping the angels gives prayer to the Loving God. Adherents of the faith claim that everyone that dies goes to be with the angle that they most typified with and that God will reveal himself and join Kailgius with Heaven when all have praised the seven in this lifetime. They oppose the worship of the Dirge of Hell and say that it is a mockery of the very idea of God. The Chorus of Heaven has a hierarchy of priest, bishops, arch bishops and cardinals and a single leader known as the Pontif of the faith who is infallible when he speaks of the Chorus. All of the seven angles have the domains of Law and Good plus the one or two specific to the angle.
Guidance- Travel – Staff
Mercy- Healing – Light Mace
Beauty- Animals and Plants- Spear
Justice- War – Longsword.
Safety- Protection- Mace
Light- Sun –Longbow
The Dirge of Hell-Followers of the Dirge worship and fear the Arch Dukes of Hell. They claim that God is wrathful and full of spite towards his creation and thus has sent the Dukes to subjugate and punish Kailgius. Adherents of the faith claim that everyone is going to Hell when they die and that they will serve whoever they most typified in life. However those that serve the Arch Dukes in this life will be treated better and rule over the unfaithful. When all of Kailgius worship the Dukes, God will make Kailgius and Hell one. They oppose the worship of the Hymn of Heaven and say that it is a mockery of the very idea of God. The Dirge of Hell has a hierarchy of priest, bishops, arch bishops and cardinals and a single leader known as the Pontif of the faith who is infallible when he speaks of the Dirge. All of the arch dukes have the domains of Law and Evil plus the one or two specific to the Devil.
- Bel Favored Weapon: Waraxe. Domain: War & Destruction
- Dispater Favored Weapon: Mace. Domain: Protection
- Mammon Favored Weapon: Spear. Domain: Greed & Knowledge
- Levistus Favored Weapon: Rapier. Domain: Trickery & Travel
- Beelzebub Favored Weapon: Morning Star. Domain: Trickery
Emepor*-Followers believe that the Emperor of the Imperial Empire is the only true God. They believe that he is divine and his words are holy. They believe that when a person dies he is annihilated or if he has held true to the emperor his soul is grafted into the Godthrone, the eternal tree where the emperor resides. Favored Weapon: Katana Domains: Law, War, and Magic.
Waters of Claudian Domains: Good, Healing, Water.
Old God of the Gnomes