The Coming of the Zioth

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 Morenth'​s theology revolves around the simple idea that the entire universe belongs to him, and humanity is barely worthy to bask in his radiant presence. Those who refuse to acknowledge this simple, self-evident fact heretics, and deserve punishment or death. There is no repentance for heretics -- all are doomed to eternal damnation,​{{zioth>​t,​21}} though there is hope for their children. Morenth'​s theology revolves around the simple idea that the entire universe belongs to him, and humanity is barely worthy to bask in his radiant presence. Those who refuse to acknowledge this simple, self-evident fact heretics, and deserve punishment or death. There is no repentance for heretics -- all are doomed to eternal damnation,​{{zioth>​t,​21}} though there is hope for their children.
  
-Long ago, Morenth'​s church spread through a series of small-scale crusades, purges, and other such violent means. Since the [[zioth:​event:​plague_of_morenth|Plague of Morenth]] (or the Scourge of Andritha, as Morenthians call it) three hundred years ago, Morenthians have been restricted to [[zioth:​place:​huerten:​maelbourg|Maelbourg, ​Huerten]] ​and HaelbourgElgony. Outside of these towns, the law will look the other way when a Morenthian is killed.+Long ago, Morenth'​s church spread through a series of small-scale crusades, purges, and other such violent means. Since the Plague of Morenth (or the Scourge of Andritha, as Morenthians call it) three hundred years ago, Morenthians have been restricted to Maelbourg ​in Huerten, and Haelbourg ​in Elgony. Outside of these towns, the law will look the other way when a Morenthian is killed.
  
 Maelbourg and Haelbourg have their guilds and townsmen, but the real power is in the hands of the priests, who reside in the House of Morenth. Maelbourg and Haelbourg have their guilds and townsmen, but the real power is in the hands of the priests, who reside in the House of Morenth.
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 ==== Places of Worship ==== ==== Places of Worship ====
  
-The [[zioth:​place:​huerten:​maelbourg:​house|House of Morenth]] is the only acceptable place of worship. In the year 1001, there are only two known Houses in existence, the larger one in [[zioth:​place:​huerten:​maelbourg|Maelbourg]], and the smaller in Haelbourg. All religious activity is focused on the House.+The House of Morenth is the only acceptable place of worship. In the year 1001, there are only two known Houses in existence, the larger one in Maelbourg, and the smaller in Haelbourg. All religious activity is focused on the House.
  
 Followers are required to undergo several hours of ritual purification in the Purification Rooms, before entering the House,​{{zioth>​t,​20}} though this need be done only once a week. A simpler ritual can be used daily. Followers are required to undergo several hours of ritual purification in the Purification Rooms, before entering the House,​{{zioth>​t,​20}} though this need be done only once a week. A simpler ritual can be used daily.
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 == Knowing Who is Purified == == Knowing Who is Purified ==
-//By [[zioth:​pc:​gil|Gil]], 2012-12-26//​+//By Gil, 2012-12-26//​
  
 They'd hoped to slip in and avoid the long lines, but the priests always knew. How they knew was one of the mysteries of the House. Of course, it was no secret to Gil. Members of the Guard watched petitioners enter the Purification Rooms, and made diagrams representing their descriptions with lime on pieces of slate. Runners took these to the guards at the House entrance. The coded descriptions were remarkably accurate. Gil had almost never had trouble telling whether a person was allowed to enter, and when he did, it was easily explained that the person had not had the proper intent when he went through the purification,​ and had to repeat the process. A stern expression and the words, "You have not been purified,"​ booked no argument.{{zioth>​t,​178}} They'd hoped to slip in and avoid the long lines, but the priests always knew. How they knew was one of the mysteries of the House. Of course, it was no secret to Gil. Members of the Guard watched petitioners enter the Purification Rooms, and made diagrams representing their descriptions with lime on pieces of slate. Runners took these to the guards at the House entrance. The coded descriptions were remarkably accurate. Gil had almost never had trouble telling whether a person was allowed to enter, and when he did, it was easily explained that the person had not had the proper intent when he went through the purification,​ and had to repeat the process. A stern expression and the words, "You have not been purified,"​ booked no argument.{{zioth>​t,​178}}
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 ==== Magic ==== ==== Magic ====
-Morenthians believe in magic for the most part, but are very much against its use. They played a major role in the [[zioth:​event:​battle_of_the_magics|Battle of the Magics]].+Morenthians believe in magic for the most part, but are very much against its use. They played a major role in the Battle of the Magics.
  
 ==== The Zioth ==== ==== The Zioth ====