Religion


Just like its Culture, the Religion of Jasquon is a mixture.

See also Jasquonian the adjective.

The Church of Lothas

First of all, the worship of the Queen of Steel, Lothas, was once the state religion of the land. Many of the Old Guard still worship her, and her temple is one of the biggest and best represented, but King Roger Lionsblood signed into law the Septet which established seven basic human rights in Corenth, among them Freedom of Religion, and ever since then the Church of Lothas was separated from the rule of Corenth. The church's High Holiness is based in Jasquon.

Lothas is the Sword Queen, the Lady of Steel. Her values are justice, law, strength of body and character, and clarity of mind.

Lothasian clerics serve at the Palace of Justice as Truthsayers, because their Goddess grants them many miracles associated with truth detection and justice sense.

The Cult of Alor

The principal religion of Yaria the Cult of Alor is pre-eminent in that country and is tolerated but just barely in the city of Jasquon. The Jasquonian people do not really enjoy its restrictive, chaste, temperate ways. Alor is the God of Light, and is a jealous monotheistic God. If it weren't for the people of Yaria and Sydal this religion would have very few participants in Jasquon.

The Way of the Prophet

A schism of the Alorian cult caused this religion to grow and thrive. A Prophet appeared to the people out of the desert with a new Way, and his Measure, a written text covering every aspect of life from the cradle to the grave, is the holy book of the Way. Priests and Priestesses of the Way are segregated, each tending to different aspects of their flock. The Priests are law-givers and justice-bringers. The Priestesses are healers, advisors, counselors, and visionaries. The Way requires body purification, regular prayer, and the observance of hundreds of religious days and festivals. Alor is referenced as "The Light" and the Prophet is called "The Son of the Light."

The Temple of Orielle

Orielle is a goddess of healing, love, sex, childbirth and protection. Her priests and priestesses emphasize the power of love. They teach a much more liberal viewpoint about love and sex than does Lothas and Alor. The Temple operates as a mixture of a holy place, an orphanage, and a hospital. Their cult is one of the most popular in Jasquon. All of the courtesan houses on Silk Row require their workers to be checked regularly by a priestess of Orielle before they are allowed to work, and most houses obtain the services of a full time chaplain on premises.

The Luck

A very popular religion in Jasquon is The Luck. Merchants, cavaliers, mercenaries and rogues frequently participate. People who follow The Luck meet in casino temples. High priests and priestesses of The Luck are frequently found on hand at sporting events, duels, on the floor of the Mercantile Exchange. There are a few doubters who believe that The Luck is just a scam, but others swear by the worship practices and blessings of The Luck.

Petrarian

The followers of Petrar are not technically religious at all. While they will admit that gods appear to provide miraculous works of magic, they are skeptical that they are truly beings worthy of worship.
Petrar was an ancient scribe who wrote down his reasoning and created a process called The Petrarian Canto. It is a method of questioning, observing, testing, recording, and re-questioning much like the scientific method. Alchemists, wizards, scholars, and others who focus on knowledge over faith frequently follow Petrar even if they sometimes do not realize it.

The benefits of following the teachings of Petrar are esoteric, but some believe the mental practices make them more intelligent and give them greater resistance to the power of mind magic and other illusions.
Petrarians will often meet for salons and symposia. They are not very forthcoming about their beliefs in general, believing that it is probably safer to keep their affiliation with Petrar silent. There have been some persecutive actions taken toward the followers from time to time.

Some Petrarians wear a ring or a necklace with a granite stone, symbolizing the unyielding nature of reality.
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