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caesar193
June 8, 2013
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Trianarianism    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

There are three ways to live. And living them well, living them with purpose, allows you to die easy.

valadaar
April 2, 2013
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The Church of the Exquisite Blade    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Come forth, the world weary, be assured that the blessed steel will guide you into the Green Vales! The wondrous Sting will herald your entry into the blessed realm.

Gossamer
April 2, 2013
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The Cult of Equilibrium    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

What started as a small movement up in the Atlas mountains has in recent times grown in popularity among the commoners and excentric nobles of the nearby fiefdoms. This movement believes in maintaining the balance in all things. This also applies to good versus evil.

Equilibrium Cultists therefore worship two opposing deities of their choice, and try the best they can to follow the commandments given from both deities, even when they contradict eachother.


Bumblor
March 31, 2013
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Scourge of the Devourer    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Vile cannibal clerics of a god of slavery and hunger

caesar193
March 18, 2013
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Mortideanism    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

"Death. What happens when one dies? A question that all civilized peoples have tried to answer. Some claim you go to a place where you are rewarded or punished based on what you do when you're alive. Some claim that you a simply reincarnated.

"They are all wrong. The truth is that we are in a state of transformation. Humans are simply in a complicated version of a caterpillar in a chrysalis. We started as mere animi. Now we are humans. And just like the caterpillar turns into something grander after its time in a chrysalis, we become something grander when we die.

"You see, we become gods."

Dozus
December 10, 2012
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The Way of Divine Wealth    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
"O Divine Broker, merchant of souls, bless our transaction, make it holy and righteous in Your sight. May those that profit from it be ever prosperous, and earn our reward in Your Sacred Market. Release us from our debts, and grant us lucrative exchange now and forever."

- Prayer before a trade, from Bashad the Spectacular's "The Handbook of Divine Wealth"

Any number of clergymen might be accused of putting their demands for secular wealth over their spiritual needs. Even these, however, would never claim to worship their prosperity. Yet such is the case with the followers of the Way of Divine Wealth, a religion of uncertain history and unabashed cupidity.

ephemeralstability
January 18, 2012
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The Shaolangan religion    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

A 100-word religion

Pariah
October 27, 2010
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P'Cheela - People of the Supreme Truth    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Soon after, The Trickster came upon another praying mantis, a female in heat. Unable to resist a female of any race, The Trickster obliged the willing creature, being perfectly able in his present form. At the climactic moment something unexpected occurred. As The Trickster issued forth his Divine Seed, the female turned her head slightly, and with blinding speed bit into The Trickster's head, nearly severing it with her first strike. Her next few bites, finished the job, and as Mokkus' headless body spasmed, she began to eat the rest of The Trickster.
-An Excerpt from "The Oral Traditions of the P'Cheela" as Transcribed by Gyma, Deputy Explorer of the Thyran College

Pieh
August 27, 2010
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The Lockzennites    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Unlock your mind. Stand naked in thought and body before your enemy. Move as the breezes that caresses your vessel. Strike as the earth that calls from under your feet.

- Nesu-kitt, Ancient Lockzennite

Jarons20
April 17, 2009
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Order of the Celestial Sky    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

An order dedicated to the observation of the heavens above

Silveressa
December 7, 2008
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The Monks of Purity and Simplicity    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

A unique order of monks suitable for any steam punk setting.

Maggot
October 27, 2007
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The Order Of The Eagles    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Prowling the wild seas of Acqua like the ravenous raiders that they are, these militant priests of Holy Jove are sworn to their sacred mission of destroying the unbelievers and infidels wherever they may be found on the open ocean.

Wulfhere
May 28, 2007
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The Brotherhood of the Holy Panoply    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

The mightiest champion of the Great Empire had a vision, a vision that his heirs still follow…

Dozus
March 30, 2007
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The Divine Church of Modoaldus    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

“He is the Astral Harvester, the Lifegiver, the Sun King.  Without him, the world is naught.  And we, the members of his Divine Church, serve only at his command.  It is by this holy order that we convert the universe.”
- Exarch Hardulph Symphorian

Not only a faith but a state, the Imperial Modoals are the largest force in the Continent.  Can they hold their position as the Sectarian Wars begin?

Dozus
March 30, 2007
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The Order of Dalraaen    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

"Hear, O Servant of the Just One!  Hear and stand ye before him, the Celestial Judge!  Hear and write: ‘Thus speaks the Great Lawgiver, before whom the world shall be tried, the one that is just and righteous beyond all - I am the Law.  I am Dalraaen.’"
-The Didache of Law

The worshippers of the Celestial Judge have kept peace and law for a thousand years.  When they see great injustice across the Continent, what can they do but fight?

Dozus
March 30, 2007
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The Cultus of Vautu    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

“And into World they cast him, deep below, beneath stone and water and flame.  In World’s Heart, doth gape the Peccant Maw, yet starved as the hunger grows unabated.  Terror, irony, horror, farce!  That which ends all is trapped beneath all.”
-The Tale of the Maw, “The Enslavement of the Devourer”

An ancient cult, the Vautuans worship their god with zeal.  Chaos is their sacrament, death their prayer.  Will the followers of the Gaping Maw free their god and destroy the world?

the Wanderer
December 23, 2006
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The Followers of Thurgul    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

A series of letters concerning Thurgul, his followers, and the High Priest Yannuzar.

Pieh
September 15, 2006
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Cult of the Red Pantheon    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Scattered across the world are the worshippers of the Red Pantheon: Damascus Fellnorn and Xak the Fiendish, two godlings on a quest for world domination who command hordes of undead and many skilled swordsmen.

axlerowes
September 14, 2006
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The Priests of Droven    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

The Priests of Droven are as near a thing the Dwarf city states of the Ven (Barrier) Mountains have to a central government. They enforce laws, arbitrate disputes, monitor trade, intern the dead and in all ways keep chaos at bay.

MoonHunter
August 13, 2006
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Faith of the True Civilization    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Imagine a land to the East (or just Far Away) that trades with your lands with the occassional Caravan. This land is all about The Civilization: The Order of Things, The Celestial Buracracy, The Mantle of Heaven, and clerical abilities defining who was in charge (due to their being touched by the Gods).

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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