Heroes of Khemer
The lands of Khemer are ones where many faiths persevere. Belief in higher powers and supernatural creatures is embedded deep in the culture of the people and influences almost all aspects of everyday life. In the civilized lands of Khemer, clerics of the Church of Light are generally respected as wise counselors, healers, and defenders of the downtrodden. Almost every civilized human settlement has at least one chapel tended to by a local brother or sister to provide for the spiritual needs of the locals and advise the rulers on matters of state. However, in the Free Lands and the wild areas, the Church of Light does not necessarily hold sway. Isolated missionaries must compete with the old pagan religions of the Berserker Tribes and Plains People, and worst of all, vile demon-worshippers, practicing unholy rites in the darkest regions of the land.
Elves believe that all things have a spirit or soul, including animals, plants, rivers, mountains, stars, the moon, and the sun. Each being is considered a spirit that can offer help or harm to elves. As such, spirits must either be worshiped or appeased. Elven druids offer sacrifices, prayers, dances, or other forms of devotions to these spirits in hopes of blessing upon areas of life (crops, health, fertility, etc.) or for protection from harm.
Dwarves believe in veneration of the dead, including one’s ancestors, and their religion is based on love and respect for the deceased. In dwarven cultures, it is believed that the dead have a continued existence, and may possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living. During holy days, the dead are thought to return to the world of the living, and offerings of food and light are left for them. On the festival day, ancient people would extinguish the hearth fires in their homes, participate in a community bonfire festival, and then carry a flame home from the communal fire and use it light their home fires anew.
Maglubiyet, god of goblins.
Gruumsh, god of orcs.
Yeenoghu, god of gnolls.
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