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dmw71 wrote:While he silently disapproves of how the ceremony currently underway is being performed -- the celebration of a childbirth -- Canun can't help but marvel at the construction of the cathedral itself. The entire structure is built of perfectly carved stone and etched glass, unlike every other building he's seen so far which have been constructed of wood. It is truly impressive.
Tearing himself away from the distraction that is, at least in his mind, an amateurish ceremony, he notices, deeper into the grand cathedral, sunlight. Venturing further inside, he observes, at the core of both this new cathedral, is an open-air courtyard. Inside this open area is a circular stone alter, which is surrounded by a set of six standing stones. He learns, through casual observation, that these large stones are in place to serve as individual shrines dedicated to the six most commonly worshiped deities in the region: Abadar, Desna, Erastil, Gozreh, Sarenrae, and Shelyn.
- Abadar (pronounced AH-bah-dar): God of cities, law, merchants, and wealth.
- Desna (pronounced DEZ-nuh): Goddess of freedom and luck; credited with the creation of the heavens.
- Erastil (pronounced eh-RAS-til): God of farming, hunting, and trade.
- Gozreh (pronounced GOHZ-ray): God of weather and the sea.
- Sarenrae (pronounced SAER-en-ray): Goddess of redemption, honesty, and healing.
- Shelyn (pronounced SHEHL-ihn): Goddess of art, beauty, love, and music.
Before leaving, Canun also learns that this multi-denominational cathedral is run by Abstalar Zantus, a priest of Desna.
dmw71 wrote:Leaving the cathedral, Canun makes his way across town to the Goblin Squash Stables. A sign above the door to a smaller building is illustrated with a painting of a lowly goblin being trampled underfoot by a horse. Off to the right, however, are the stables themselves and a covered barn. Out near the stables, a retired hunter named Daviren Hosk, whose hatred of goblins is nearly legendary in Roganter, is found efforting to pull a nail caught in the foot of one of his mules. As Canun approaches, he notices a somewhat grisly display, over the entrance to the stable’s covered barn is Daviren's collection of goblin ears: preserved and nailed to three different rafters, each bearing the goblin’s name burned into the leathery flesh — mostly because Daviren knows that writing down a goblin’s name is one of the worst things you can do to desecrate his memory.
"Can I help ya?" the grizzled man says without prying his eyes from his work.
The nail finally removed, he pats the mule on its ass. "There, good as new -- almost." he says proudly. "Fer a dozen gold, she's yours."
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