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  • Religion

    As the aim is to have the religion of Earthwound as compatible as possible with the generic D&D setting, this is an almost universally theistic, and universally *polytheistic* culture. However, the gods remain a mysterious lot, and direct intervention …

  • Temple of Erathis

    The largest cult of the god [[Erathis]], the Temple is one of the most pragmatic religious bodies of the Earthwound and has guided the development of the nation of [[Akrea]] since ancient times. The Temple endorses a largely humanistic and

    Kala Tass

    Derived from ancient [[Eladrin|eladrin]] beliefs, the Kala Tass is a split church (at times violently so) based on the mythic cycle of the sainted twin gods [[Ioun]] and [[Vecna]]. The worship of these two has separated into to radically opposed cults, …

  • Oras Ioun

    The most influential cult of [[Ioun]], and the official state religion of [[Enderly]]. The Oras Ioun is split in two between the worldly [[Drela]] order who guide the policy and actions of the empire, and the more spiritually focussed [[Kala]] order, …

  • Ioun

    Goddess of Prophecy and Tutelage, Ioun is the patron of [[Enderly]]. She represents a philosophy of personal growth through revelation, a difficult and risky path to power and self knowledge. Ioun's creed reflects many of her characteristics: it embraces …

  • Drela

    The Drela order is part of the [[Oras Ioun]] and, as the state church of [[Enderly]], it is one of the largest organisations dedicated to the goddess [[Ioun]]. It heavily emphasises the tutelage aspect of Ioun's domain and is less a church than college …

  • Kala

    The Kala order is part of the [[Oras Ioun]]. Based firmly in [[Enderly]], Kala is thought to best represent the attributes of its patron goddess [[Ioun]]. Kala is an ancient order of mendicant priests, whose monks swear themselves to lives of poverty, …

  • Custodes

    The largest extant cult of the martyred god [[Vecna]], after his worship was banned within [[Enderly]], and brutal sanctions were enacted by the [[Oras Ioun]] against the various sects of his followers. The Custodes are currently most active in [[Akrea]]. …

  • Vecna

    Wounded god of secrets, forbidden and taboo knowledge. Vecna is a much maligned figure, especially in his ancient birthplace [[Enderly]], where his enemies amongst the [[Oras Ioun]] made his worship the target of a bloody purge. Some have suggested …

  • Erathis

    Goddess of Civilization, Inventions and Law, Erathis has been recognised as the patron of [[Akrea]] and her [[Temple of Erathis|Temple]] has guided the development of the nation since ancient times.

  • Sed Ossa

    A swiftly growing voice for personal, rather than societal morality, the adapted Ossa of the upper strata has even become a challenge to the primacy of the [[Temple of Erathis]] in [[Akrea]] in recent years, at least if its strident missionaries are to be …

  • Val Ossa

    The monolithic orthodox [[Ossa]] of [[Tarn]] which, at the official centre is a fairly tolerant and enlightened church, but takes on a slightly wild aspect amongst its simpler followers. The Val Ossa centres around the veneration of [[Bane]] as the …

  • Ar Ossa

    The 'primitive' version of [[Ossa]] found amongst the [[Karaash]] tribes, in which [[Bahamut]] is accepted as the prime god, but where each tribe retains its own patron (which often have fairly unpleasant spheres of influence, even if they themselves are …