Pinnacles of Power
The Hooded Lantern
“Even in the darkest places dwell those who seek the light. The Hooded Lantern is a group of such people, worshipers of Pelor who have shrines across the city. Following the edict of their deity, the members of the sect bring Pelor’s light into the Shadowfell, the darkest of places. Most of the cultists post a lighted iron lantern above the doors to their homes to proclaim their religion. The faction has a simple desire: Pelor’s worship should be as prevalent in the city as that of the Raven Queen. Critics of Pelor point out that the sun is a wan, sickly star in the Shadowfell’s sky, suggesting that the deity holds little power. To the Hooded Lanter’s members, the presence of the sun in the realm of shadows is a testament to Pelor’s might. In their minds, no shadows can exist without light. Gloomwrought’s average citizens view the cult as an unusual but helpful group. Devotees of the Sun Father open their doors to any who heed or want to hear Pelor’s message. The cultists emulate Pelor’s strength by combating evil where it hides, and they demonstrate his mercy by healing those in need.
The city’s poorest inhabitants make good use of the sect’s shrines. They desperate participate in ceremonies and the singing of hymns to receive whatever they need in return. Those who gain much from the cultists’ kindness sometimes even come to revere Pelor.”