The Darkened North
ORE-TSAR, Demeter PROVINCE: Peace, Nature, Agriculture, Home, and Revelry
Good HOLY DAYS: Feast of the Unmaking
The most pervasive religion of the day is that of the humble deity Ore-tsar. It is worshiped increasingly by the common folk and halflings. Ore-tsar’s followers trace their heritage to the town of Haven at the foot of the Dwarven realm of Roheisen Hohle. Phillip the Guileless arose there, speaking the praises of Ore-tsar and converting the folk of the land. The religion spread rapidly from village to town, from town to city. Churches and monasteries sprang up and people flocked to Ore- tsar’s worship. As they spread, the wealth and power of the church grew, and it is active in the courts of the New Empire. Haven attracts many pilgrims. As such, the Knights of Haven guide the pilgrims and offer them protective sanctuaries along the road to that holy shrine. The church’s bishops, prelates, and abbots are always prominent figures in their local community, and regularly engage in its politics.
Ore-tsar often takes the shape of a giant roan colored horse and his followers pay great respect to that noble animal. While the priests in the upper echelons of the Church of Ore-tsar display wealth in their dress, the warrior-priests and traveling priests wear more practical and common clothing.