The Gods of Reeshugan
Worship in Reeshugan varies greatly by Protectorate.
In the Wyvern Protectorate the New Gods of Reeshugan are worshiped openly. Boccob, Corellon Larethian, Farlanghn, Garl Glittergold, Olidammara, Pelor, and Wee Jas all have prominent temples. Though shrines to Vecna, Lolth,and even the dualistic gods Elishar and Toldoth can be found in secret chambers of hidden caves.
In ages past, the chief deity of the Dragon Protectorate was the dragon god Bahamut and while a few faithful families remain, the official religion of the land is the worship of St. Cuthbert of the Cudgel. Behind closed doors and in secret cabals, worshipers of Tiamat gather to worship the Chromatic Dragon.
In the volcanic ice lands of the Manticore Protectorate the Gods of the Old Ice are worshipped amongst the barbarian clans. Odin, Balder, Freya, Heimdall, Odur, Sif, Thor, Tyrm and Uller have shrines or statues in each village. Though certain outlaw clans sacrifice to Hel, Loki, Surtur, and even Thrym.
The Griffon Protectorate is a crossroads of the land, as such, shrines and temples to any deity one can imagine can be found within it’s borders. The Old Gods of the South, The Old Gods of the Ice, the Old Gods of the Sand, the New Gods, Taiia, Elishar and Toldoth, and any number of others are worshiped in this melting pot of travelers and merchants.
The people of the Lion Protectorate worship the Old Gods of the South. Zeus, Athena, Hera, Poseidon, Apollo, Aphrodite, Artemis, Demeter, Hephaestus, and Hermes are represented in statue-filled temples in every major city. Homes often have a shrine to one patron deity or another in the common room. Hades, Hecate, and Ares are worshiped by the members of society who desire to bend others to their will.
The worship of the goddess Xan Yae (comp. Div. p.122) was the reason for the schism that lead to the formation of the Chimera Protectorate. The Chimeras devotion to ancient wisdom, secrets, and shadows drew the ire of the priests of the Old Gods.
In the Eagle Protectorate they follow the New Gods. Temples to Fharlanghn, Kord, Pelor, and Bahamut are especially prevalent. In certain cliff-side caves or underground warrens one could find shrines to Hextor or Lolth.
The Old Gods of the Sand are worshiped in the Sphinx Protectorate. Re-Horakhty, Anubis, Bast, Bes, Hathor, Imhotep, Isis, Nephthys, Osiris, Ptah, and Thoth have their devotees across the protectorate; though Set, Sobek, and even Apep have followers among the shifting sands.
While the New Gods have a home in the Pegasus Protectorate the deities of nature; Ehlonna, Obad-Hai, Artemis, Pan, Osiris, and the ancient dwarven goddess Dennari have prominent shrines in every major city. However cults of Sobek, Skadi, and the foreign god Beltar can be found in the dark forests.
The people of the Unicorn Protectorate practice Shintao “The way of the Shinsei”, it places emphasis on the individual’s quest for enlightenment over veneration of the spirits. While ancestors are honored with offerings the primary contemplations are of the five unchanging elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Fire, and Void). It is thought that the contemplation of these primal forces can free the mind from the material and achieve enlightenment.
In the Basilisk Protectorate the Dualistic worship or Elishar and Toldoth is the most prevalent religion, though less that half the people truly worship. The others follow ideas and knowledge; devoting their time to the pursuit of concepts, such as Understanding, Peace, and Justice.
The Phoenix Protectorate follows Taiia. Taaia, the Maker, Taiia the Devourer, Taiia the Blinding Light most accurately embodies the mythical Phoenix in ability. She is the creator and the destroyer, and the bringer of new life. There as many shields bearing her symbol as there are shields depicting the Order’s namesake. Though their Goddess is intolerant of other religions, the people of the Phoenix Protectorate understand that all peoples have their own faith.