Goddamn this is good. I did not read the early drafts, but the one I read today (10/23/10) is exactly what I think a mock religion should be. Gamers often forget that most religions served a function in society. People worshipped gods for a reason that effected their day to day life. This god (gods-and religion) does more than provide a supernatural support to the good people, but it also supports marriage and I assume by extension there are mid-wife types and others running around.
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Seriously great write up, I can't say enough good things about it.
I found this to be a great post, I really like when supernatural items have almost mundane or utilitarian slant. Very every uber-item, when should have five or six of these easy to use magic items that serve the mechanics of magic first and foremost.
What bumps this up to a sweet post for me is the culturally and historical suggestive style of writing. With this one piece of materiall culture you describe a much larger world. Well done.