Sharism

The Duchies of Estalon’s main religion is Sharism, a monotheistic organized religion based out of the old capital city of Degorn, worshiping the God Sirius. It’s named after Ashara the first and greatest prophet of the faith. Sharism holds that the world is balanced between two forces, a god of light (Sirius) and a god of darkness (Xel’dashar) who fight through mortals pawns in order to avoid destroying the world both wish to posses. Sharism maintains that if Sirius wins the world will become a paradise, and if Xel’dashar wins the world will be cast into eternal darkness and ruled by demons. Other faiths include ancestor worship (a practice that Sharism tolerates despite not being part of the core faith), and scattered enclaves of the old faith which worship various nature spirits (considered heresy by Sharism).

Despite the use of Clerical Magic direct Divine intervention is almost unheard of. Sharism maintains this is because of the tenuous balance between Sirius and Xel’dashar, and if one acts in the mortal realm the other may act as well. Miracles thus would come at the cost of great tragedies, and Sirius intervenes only in the most dire of circumstances.

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Sharism

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