Pinnacles of Power
“The City of Midnight might seem like a place of little faith. Its citizens crave stimulating experiences at all hours, and the melancholy atmosphere of the Shadowfell turns their thoughts ever inward. The plane can subdue religious fervor, but some people use their intense faith to beat back the malaise. Even so, religion in Gloomwrought always faces the threat of corruption. The overwhelming gloom can bring forth the worst aspects of organized worship.
Examples of these facts can be seen every day in the Temple District, home to all the city’s major places of worship. The devoted have shrines scattered throughout the city, but the largest and grandest of those structures are here. When the city’s religious residents make their way to services, they joust, using words as weapons. Debates escalate to quarrels, and all too often quarrels spiral into bloodshed. Truly fanatical worshipers measure their devotion in scars. The faithful relish the intensity of such conflicts, savoring them for the rush of passion they provide.”
Places of interest:
- none so far
“A host of deities populates the heavens. Not one of them is outside the grasp of fate or immune to the cold hand of death. What does that tell you about who is greatest among the gods?”
-Alobard, Ebony Guard zealot