Religion for a greater majority of the Sev'ryn revolves around the Immortal Moseke. Her gift of life and rebirth, even though it cost many animals their earth bound life, is one that is honored on a daily basis. A temple was built at the figurative center of the city. As the city stretches from the ocean in a tree like fashion, Moseke's temple was built at the point where the paths branch off into the city. It is an ornate temple built directly into a large tree by the Oludïbọ Cïkäkkẹn. Many Sevir will stop by once a day to offer prayers and thanks to Moseke although many others will stop in the middle of the street to pay their respects to the Immortal for her presence is ubiquitous in Desnind.
Moseke may be the Immortal most honored in Desnind, but she is not the only Immortal to play a role in its creation. After the poison leached into the lives of many Sevir and their animals, Lisirra was mostly cast out from prayers. After the rebirth and recreation of their civilization, some spirits were weaker than others and easily corrupted by dark thoughts. These Sevir will pay homage to both Moseke and Lisirra. Depending on the condition of their spirit, they may pay more attention to on Immortal. The darkest spirits tend to join the cult Cazav, whom have established their workings in Lisirra's temple.
Depending on a Sevir's trade, additional immortals may be honored. Karem, U'frek, Chrien, and Ashan are all names that have been spoken within the city of Desnind on the breath of a prayer before. No Sevir would worship these Immortals above Moseke, for she is the mother of their race.
Aiséirism practices Moseke’s values while calling to and honoring her domains of life, nature, and creation. Unlike Serga Mavranu, this faith and its followers practice peacefully. Violent, deadly sacrifices and chaotic rituals are absolutely forbidden as well as any harm or infliction upon another individual, no matter the reason.
Aiséirism is considered the main religion of Desnind, as Moseke is the Patron Immortal of the city. As peaceful practitioners, they allow citizens to choose whether to practice Aiséirism. Many children was introduced to the religion at a young age and are expected to practice until they are of an age to decide on their own. Many foreigners seeking a spiritual retreat will often practice Aiséirism to some extent. Those that are from the underground sect within Rhakros are welcomed into the fold. All Oludïbọ Cïkäkkẹn members are expected to practice Aiséirism as they are keepers of Moseke's city and everything that she has built.
The Aiséirism faith within Desnind have several tombs that outline the great feats of Moseke. These are protected by the Oludïbọ Cïkäkkẹn, whom are avid practitioners of Aiséirism. Aiséiri Preachers and Life Bringers will be allowed access to these texts.
1st — Aiséiri Life Bringer — (Apply for Religion Rank with city prophet at 250 Devotion)
2nd — Aiséiri Preacher — (Apply for Religion Rank with city prophet at 150 Devotion)
3rd — Aiséiri Follower — (Apply for Religion Rank with city prophet at 50 Devotion)
4th — Devotee — (0 Devotion)
|Save A Sacrificed Slave||+5|
|Allow Someone To Be Sacrificed||-5|
|Worship En Mass At Temple||+5|
|Offer Prized Items To Temple||+1|
|Inflict Pain On A Person||-5|
|Cure Mutated Human||+10|
|No Seasonal Offerings|| -10 (On top of seasonal tax)|
|Free A Slave||+5|
|Acquire Sevrath|| +10 (Given Seasonally)|
|Become A Life Bringer For Aiséirism Faith||+10|
|Acquire Yithnai||-10 (Taxed Seasonally)|
|Correct Blasphemy of Moseke||+2|
|Allow Blasphemy of Moseke||-2|
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Serga Mavranu is the 'underground' religion practiced within Desnind. It is a religion dedicated to the creation and manipulation of diseases, poisons, toxins, and experimentation. The practice of this religion honors Lisirra and her domains and while it causes mayhem within other cities, it also spreads the Immortals name and power across the global, bringing new followers before her feet.
Practitioners of this faith tend to hide within the temple dedicated to Lisirra. This temple is located within the dead tree centered in the Byth'ni Kanna. The secret sect known as the Cazav practice this faith fervently, hoping that one day Lisirra will come back to Desnind to smite those that have forsaken her.
Followers of the Serganic faith practice from the Veska tablets— ancient tablets with inscriptions that detail faithful following to Lisirra, what honors her, and what is considered dishonorable in her eyes. The Veska tablets hold information regarding plague events, tribal warfare, and other situations sprinkled throughout the course of the city’s history to better educate the Plague Bearers and their fellowship. Only copies of the Veska tablets are found within the Bythnia Kanna temple. The original Veska tablets are located in Rhakros.
1st — Serga Plague Bearer — (Apply for Religion Rank with city prophet at 250 Devotion)
2nd — Serga Preacher — (Apply for Religion Rank with city prophet at 150 Devotion)
3rd — Serga Follower — (Apply for Religion Rank with city prophet at 50 Devotion)
4th — Devotee — (0 Devotion)
|Volunteer For Experiment||+5|
|Sacrifice Prized Slave||+5|
|Save A Sacrifice||-5|
|Worship En Mass At Temple||+5|
|Offer Blood To Fountain||+1|
|Taint Fountain With Spoiled Blood||-1|
|Kill An Experiment||-5|
|Mutate Human With Toxin||+10|
|No Seasonal Offerings|| -10 (On top of seasonal tax)|
|Free A Slave||-5|
|Acquire Sevrath|| -10 (Taxed Seasonally)|
|Become A Plague Bearer For Serganic Faith||+10|
|Acquire Yithnai||+10 (Given Seasonally)|
|Kill A Creature||-2|
|Fail At Experiment||-5|
|Correct Blasphemy of Lisirra||+2|
|Allow Blasphemy of Lisirra||-2|
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Formal education does not exist in Desnind. Although children start learning language at a young age, it is taught to them through use by all their elders. The only other aspect that is taught universally to all Sev'ryn children is the history of Moseke. Their spiritual relationship beyond the basic history of their people and Moseke sprouts from their own story and calling. Aside from these two basic aspects, no two Sev'ryn have the same 'education'. Once a child reaches an age that is acceptable for them to follow their path of choice, they will branch out to find an elder willing to teach them in that trade.
Sev'ryn generally have one or two skills that they are extremely good at that are aligned with their chosen path. Additional skills are basic at best if associated with another trade, although it is rare to find a Sev'ryn that is talented at a few trades. Sev'ryn that are educated in the same trade will often group together to provide for all of Desnind. The hunting group will go into the Makubwa Lori and bring back animals to the city. At this point, they will trade and/or sell the hides and bones to other tradesmen to use as they are not trained to craft with them. The people thrive off one another, and that is how their society has survived for arcs.
Sev'ryn find peace and tranquility in everything that they do. If they did not enjoy what they did for a living, their spirit would not have driven them to do it. When it comes to options that do not involve their daily routine, the world is their playground. Many Sev'ryn find pleasure in walking on the beaches and out into the Ta'lengean along the gwalos or into the Makubwa Lori. They will pick up shells, spend quality time with their familiars, and commune with Moseke on these long walks.
Community is another large part associated with recreation within the city. Groups of people will gather at the arena to watch a fight, around a large fire to listen to an elder tell a story about the outside world, or share a meal after a hunting party returns. The people will even find pleasure watching two children race up a tree to see who can get to the top first. There is very little that a Sevir will find enjoyment in.
Sev'ryn cuisine consists of natural ingredients that are found in the Ta'lengean and the Makubwa Lori. Domesticated animals are not found in Desnind, although traveling merchants may sell beef, pork, and mutton. Most do not find the taste of these animals appealing and prefer the wild flavors of venison, fish, and insects. Hunters, gatherers, and fishers will go into the wild and bring food back to the city, where it is cleaned, cooked, and served to all citizens.
Protein is the main staple of a Sevir's diet; however, fruits and greens are also commonly found at the dinner table. When a cycle allows, berries are found in massive amounts around the city. To get the sweet taste to last all arc long, they are made into natural jams for storage. Exotic tree fruit may also accompany these berries, although they are better when they are eaten fresh and rarely ever stored. Fungi and edible plants make up salads and are added to stews for flavor.
Spices, unless bought at a high prices near the docks, are not commonly used in Sevir cuisine. Sea salt and honey are the two most commonly used additives in Desnind. Several Sev'ryn have made it their mission to control a population of forest bees to produce honey while another group hides themselves away at remote locations to harvest salt from the ocean. These are two highly requested commodities to the outside world.
Handcrafted flour out of nuts is used for very basic breads to accompany stews. Any baking that occurs in Desnind uses wild eggs from nesting forest birds, honey, water, and nut flour or wild potatoes. Bread is not a staple in a Sevir's diet, but it is found at the dinner table at celebrations to make a person feel fatter and thus more satisfied with the meal.
Tialadani - "The Harvest"
Trial 99 of Vhalar
Desnind is home to a wide variety of fruits, veggies, and insects. Tialadani is the celebration of the harvest. The residents of Desnind get together to celebrate the bounty the forest provides. On the day of the festival, there are great fires on the ground with dancing and singing. Large boar, deer, and bear are roasted openly over these fires. Potato and nut breads were hand ground in the morning and cooked around the celebration fires in the evening. Produce are lined on tables in all forms - raw, steamed, roasted, baked - for sampling. Not a nel is spent on food that day. Other vendors bring their wares to sell, taking the opportunity to monopolize on full purses. All fires, stalls, and parties occur around Moseke's temple, where there is no risk to burning down the city proper.
Mwẹnz Tsäbtä - "The Star Release"
Trial 23 of Cylus
This holiday is designed in honoring an insect that provides a great service to Desnind - light. The iyọ are large glow bugs that live year round in glass lanterns. At the beginning of Cylus, the entire city falls into darkness as these glow bugs form cocoons. On trial 21 of Cylus, the cocoons split to reveal bright, bioluminescent butterflies. These butterflies are released on trial 23 of Cylus, after they have left a few eggs at the bottom of the lantern. By the beginning of Ashan, the eggs have hatched to bring new light to a new year and life. On trial 23 of Cylus, all the residents bring their captive iyọ and release them. There is no place to congregate for the release, as most residents will release them just outside their front door. The sky is filled for the next 24 to 36 breaks with the bright butterflies, making all of Desnind glow. During these hours, the eggs are opaque. They slowly become translucent while the adults are still around, although they will begin to disappear into the Makubwa Lori. The last butterfly leaves Desnind when the first egg glows. Many believe that the day of hatching guarantees new life to Desnind, and this occurs on the last day of Cylus. Rumor has it that the day the butterflies do not hatch, Desnind will remain in darkness forever.
Aìdá adugbo - "The Festival of Love"
Trial 69 of Ymiden
This festival is in honor of the great love the two immortals felt for one another. Ymiden and Moseke have always found great happiness in each others company. This was consummated by Ymiden's gift to Moseke - the Tunäwä. The Sevir use this holiday as a way of celebrating love, while the Tunäwä remember this day as the birth of their people. Many Sevor will give tokens and bond with their dabi uaya. The Tunäwä honors Aläïwä heavily on this day for it is her birthday. Love and birth represent the general theme of the celebration. As always, food and celebration fires are present. Flowers are highly valued at this celebration. Children born during this celebration are believed to have the blessing of both Immortals and have the ability of giving endless love. Sevir believe that they are the happiest of their race.