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RaWolfe

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Silver Oath
« on: December 29, 2019, 02:16:10 PM »

Symbol/Flag of the Silver Oath

The Silver Oath is not perse a guild, but more a movement, gathering or community that follows the ways of the Eulonith belief. The Eulonith is a polytheistic belief and in the Silver Oath is dedicated to primary the older gods, such as Baldr, Odin or Tyr. They are not aggressive clerics, yet they are more community helpers, they work mostly in poor areas and their church is mostly found there. The Silver Oath is a big player in the religions and is found in more than one country in the world of Exonia. Their main HQ is found in the human kingdom of Flaystein, in the capital city of Murkfall, the Bishop of the Silver Oath is Rudolph Amos Winterman. In the city of Alderworth the head priestess is Chloe Philomena Thatcher.

Priestess Thatcher is known to be a kind woman that is mostly found in the city with her at least two clerics following her. Thought the Viscountess prizes her safety greatly and therefore she lives in the North Creolluc district under the protection of the Order of Tyr. Thatcher advises the Viscountess on any religious matters or religion news that comes from the Exonia lands. Yet she doesn't hold any formal position in the Viscountess staff.

The Church

The Sanctuary Of Ither, is the church that is located in the heart of Drirrilf Hill, the poorest district of Alderworth. The church is not the average look how one would figure it would look, no bells or tower. No, just a large three leveled high building that is supported by pillars and the flag hanging in front of it from the Silver Oath. The people make use of this location to pray for good fortune, for good wishes or other prayers that the people need. It also functions as a community center, a place for the homeless to get food, shelter or something else. Unknown to the public, or even to the church, is that Shadowshapers Guild protects this place. 

Ranking

Within the Silver Oath there is a certain hierarchy to keep order and to make important choices. Below you will find the ranking in this organization that serves the gods and spreads the word of the Eulonith belief. Behind the position, states that they control or have influence in.
  • Bishop - Silver Oath Head
  • Grand Priest - Country Priest
  • Head Priest - City Priest
  • Nun - Church Helper
  • Cleric - Adventurer

Traditions in Alderworth
  • Dance of Roots: to dance barefoot at a wedding. It's supposed to brighten the future of the married couple.
  • One Touch: for a lifetime: a baby touch the front door of its home before entering it for the first time. It's supposed to be an omen of good fortune.
  • Close Thus Eyes: they blindfold the dead. It's supposed to prevent the spirit of the deceased from trying to return.
  • Dance the Passing: to dance in a circle around a recently deceased person. It's supposed to help both the spirit of the deceased and the mourning process of the living. Songs are provided by the Lolokosh Guild.
  • Full Circled Moon: for the men to go out in nature with their fathers to survive on nature on the first full moon of the year. It's supposed to be a symbol of selflessness and courage and it's usually part of a larger celebration that can last for almost a week.

Membership Criteria

To become a cleric to the Silver Oath is not a must, thought the Silver Oath has a large influence in many villages, cities, and countries. Therefore the advantages you gain from this are mainly having a great network that will support you. Thought a demand for joining this organization would be the pure dedication to the Eulonith ways. Another belief is not acceptable for the Silver Oath, yet you would not be punished that you believe something else, or if you start believing another belief while in service of the Silver Oath. You will just gain no longer access to the organization. Benefits would be, as said earlier, the large network that provides you free shelter, food and a place to put your prayers in to recharge your magical powers.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2019, 10:22:52 AM by RaWolfe »

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Re: Silver Oath
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 02:54:14 AM »
One minor editing. In the second paragraph, should it be "the Viscountess prizes her safety" rather than "the viscountess praises her safety"?

Also, do any of the clerics "specialize" in any of the deities, or are all the Norse gods given equal treatment in the Silver Oath?

And do any clerics outside the Silver Order "specialize" in one deity, or a particular group of deities?

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Re: Silver Oath
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 10:24:44 AM »
Thanks for the feedback :D I edit that line :) Thought I have to think about the specialize in any of the deities, makes sense to do that right? Outside Silver Oath, Clerics are free to specialize in any deity I think.

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Re: Silver Oath
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 09:01:58 PM »
Approved as canon for the Exonia Foundation