Monday, March 26, 2018

COSMIC SEAS 5E: The Celestial Church


CELESTIAL CHURCH (Clerics and Gods)
The Celestial Church is the official religion of the Draconic Empire.  The central tenant of the faith is that the same gods have appeared in many incarnations to many races on many planets; that there are in truth only nine true gods, each with uncounted guises and mythologies. Under the teachings of the celestial church, the same god that appears as Moradin to the dwarves is also Bahamut to the Dragonborn, and dozens of other gods to the myriad of people across the galaxy.
Within the more civilized core of the empire, the gods are most frequently worshiped in their “true” forms, but the priests of the Celestial Church also see it as their sacred duty to catalog and analyze the myriad forms and teachings the Nine have used across the myriad worlds of the galaxy.


The Nine Deities
DEITY
Alignment
Domains
Symbol
The Crusader, god of protectors
LG
War, Life
Shield
The Architect, god of creation
NG
Light, Knowledge
Tool
The Lover, god of sex & family
CG
Nature, Life
Rose
The Judge, god of laws
LN
Knowledge, Tempest
Scales
The Gatekeeper, god of fate and death
N
Knowledge, Nature
Key
The Traveler, god of commerce and travel
CN
Trickery, Tempest
Wheel
The Tyrant, god of war and tactics
LE
War, Tempest
Sword
The Thief, god of criminals and trickery
NE
Trickery, Death
Snake
The Destroyer, god of fear and carnage
CE
Tempest, Death
Flame


MONKS AND PALADINS
Both Monks and Paladins are found in service to the Celestial Church. Orders dedicated to specific Lawful Deities are the most numerous, citing inspiring heroes and villains as their founders. Good paladins as well as those in service to the dark gods are all found in the Celestial Church. Monastic orders are plentiful within the church, and can be found across the Empire. 


Note: This material was originally penned by Brian Danford in his Cosmonomicon posts. I will be adding to the setting after re-posting this material. I want to make sure this material doesn't disappear.
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