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Religion and Pantheon
The Elder Cultist: Cultist who worship the ancient and long dead dragons said to have ruled the world during the early ages of The Engulfing. They have small settlements hidden all across the surface of Ven’tera and outright refuse to go up into the floating cities, seeing them as monuments to the being who killed their gods.
The Guardians: Also known as “the old pantheon”, the worship of the guardians is one of the oldest religions in Ven’teren history, dating shortly after the engulfing. Even with the advent and popularity of the order, the guardians are still highly regarded and boast a large following. Some even worship both the light of life and the guardians simultaneously. Although the two theologies don’t officially disavow one or the other, The Life’s Light Order finds that worshipping the Guardians to be in poor taste when dedicated to the order. This religion is most prevalent among surfacer’s who live in small towns and settlements outside of the city-states, but temples dedicated to the deities can be found in Avingard, Riviara, and Dominika.
The Life’s Light Order: (Worshippers of the Avatar of Al’tera)