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A simple temple to Ethelynda

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• Location • [Location] Ethelynda's Temple

Postby Aegis » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:10 am



Ethelynda's temple



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There are many reasons people fight, but perhaps none more noble that fighting to protect those that you love. Those who would raise their shields in the defense of their home. To them this temple is devoted. The two giant tower shield shaped doors at the entrance are said to be made from the re-forged shields of those who died in the original defense of the city. As such it is thought that the temple is protected to this day by their spirits and is one of the safest places in the city.

As far as day to day activities go in Ethelynda’s temple go they primarily serve as a place of worship with two exceptions. There is a workshop within, and a courtyard behind. The courtyards purpose is fairly simple it is a place to train one’s shield arm, lessons can be cheaply paid for, and new shields can also be bought here. This is also where the occasional sermon or motivational is given to those who are faithful to the noble serpent.

In the workshop a different sort of worship takes place. The workshop specializes in the etching and painting of shields. For the living they offer to etch a few choice words and Ethelynda’s symbol onto their shield for luck for the dead, the offer to etch into their shields their story. Accounts of that the shield and the one who wielded it went through a history of their prowess eternally carved into their shield so that further generations might know what it was that their forefathers had accomplished.

As far as the design of the temple goes it is stately and plain, not out of lack of artistry, more out of stoicism than anything else. Gray slate is the aesthetic most in place here. Within the temple there are pews set before a large statue of Ethelynda looking down upon those who would seat themselves within. It is said that her expression appears different to everyone who views it. To those who are true to her ideals and are protectors of others her look is a gentle smile but to those who are craven or exploitative it is said to look like a judging stare. Either ways the doors are open to all and the priests within are said to be some of the first and most valiant defenders of the shield gate as needed.

NPCs  : None yet
Other :  For 1 gold nel one may have their shield etched with Ethelynda's Symbol and some choice words. No more than a sentence. Those who are worthy have their story etched into their shield for free
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[Location] Ethelynda's Temple

Postby Aegis » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:11 am

This Lore Article is now approved. Like all Yaralon Lore Articles, it is open to peer review. Any questions, suggestions, concerns, across any of the topics herein, including grammar, wording, lore consistency, etc are to be posted within this thread. I will answer each and every single one of them, and if the information is not present here, or elsewhere, I will proceed to add it. Thanks, and enjoy!

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