The Reign Of Winter
In faith and the miracles of the divine, many find a greater purpose. Called to serve powers beyond most mortal understanding, all priests preach wonders and provide for the spiritual needs of their people. Clerics are more than mere priests, though; these emissaries of the divine work the will of their deities through strength of arms and the magic of their gods. Devoted to the tenets of the religions and philosophies that inspire them, these ecclesiastics quest to spread the knowledge and influence of their faith. Yet while they might share similar abilities, clerics prove as different from one another as the divinities they serve, with some offering healing and redemption, others judging law and truth, and still others spreading conflict and corruption. The ways of the cleric are varied, yet all who tread these paths walk with the mightiest of allies and bear the arms of the gods themselves.
Role: More than capable of upholding the honor of their deities in battle, clerics often prove stalwart and capable combatants. Their true strength lies in their capability to draw upon the power of their deities, whether to increase their own and their allies’ prowess in battle, to vex their foes with divine magic, or to lend healing to companions in need.
Society: Clerics are commonly widespread throughout the lands, the most common religions of the Land Of The Linnorm Kings are Desna, Erastil, Gorum and Torag. Cleric’s in the north are not as highly regarded as those of druids and whilst there are temples and churches to the common religions, most people look to nature spirits for guidance and protection. As the Linnorm King’s come into contact more and more through trade with the southern lands the old ways and traditions become less as the religions of Golarion gain more of a foothold in Ulfen society.
In the decadent provinces of Taldor the common religions whether openly worshipped or not are; Abadar, Aroden, Calistria, Cayden Cailean, Norgorber, Sarenrae and Shelyn. Religions took a hard hit during a great ‘purge’ by one of the late mad king’s and the open worship of alot of religions was banned and punished, however things since then have started to take a turn for the better and alot of religions have started to make a come back and alot of the old temples are being rebuilt, The religions that have recovered fastest in the cities and large towns are Sarenrae and Shelyn, most likely because their tenets fall easily within Taldor’s failing social economy, in the smaller towns and villages Erastil still holds a high number of followers.
Races: In the Linnorm King land’s race holds no sway over the calling of a deity and as such the people hold no predjudice, although this is probably made easier by the fact that clerics rarely hold any positions of office or authority. In Taldor this is very different and whilst again all races fall into the calling of there god, there is probably more than a coinsidence that the high preists and mmbers of office tend to be human.