"You find yourself in a vast temple filled with terrifying carvings."
Shaolangan religious art is deemed to be some of the most graphic and terrifying art known in the world. Their temples are filled with hideous frescoes depicting their goddess subjected to horrific methods of torture and cruelty.
The calm and peaceful Shaolang believe that their goddess suffers for them and all mankind at the hand of demonic tormentors in the underworld. The more she suffers, the better the world is. Shaolang monks also self-harm in imitation of their goddess.
Needless to say, the religion is widely misunderstood.
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