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Like all religions that survive and thrive, it’s reinvented itself many times to suit the growing needs of its adherents. From its origins on the Plains of Isen that straddle the modern day kingdoms of Vin-Nôrë and Vin-Llamáz, a version was also founded in Surmeidän and spread finally to the old kingdom of Cascadia. What began as a way to teach some humans how to bear authority over others honorably and responsibly has by CE 580 grown into a church with a figurative stranglehold on the morality and lifeblood of the ruling class—and therefore by extension, political power.
Worshipers of this deity are almost always nobly born, serving in a noble household, or serving in political positions. They believe it is their divine right to rule, to protect those who have no other way to protect themselves. In the ideal, they are the ultimate small “s” socialists; they live but to protect the weak, secure the land, and ensure a level of well-being and prosperity for all. In practice, the world is far from an ideal place, and this church has been as vulnerable to corruption as any other. By 580, only a scant few Paladins, as they’re known, remember what the original scriptures once said about ruling honorably and justly. The nobility see themselves as entitled to their positions and places of power and do not surrender them lightly, if at all. The society built upon these assumptions is highly structured, rigid, and unforgiving of any moral lapse.