The Huntmaster's Faithful {Boran the Bloodhound}

We are the chosen hunters of the most deadly of prey and foes. Boran entrusted the secrets of such quarry, their weaknesses, the ways to defend against them, to track them, to us. We have this sacred knowledge not to perserve in some stuffy old tome in a dusty old cathedral. Some of us must do so of course to preserve the knowledge for future followers of the Huntmaster. But for most of us our duty is to practice the lessons. To hunt the beasts, and to spread what lessons and aid we can to those whom would seek the Huntmasters aid. We lead the packs of Boran, we are their guides, their teachers, their aid in times of need or crisis, and when the unfortunate duty befalls, us, we are also their judgement. Such is the way of the Huntmaster.


Those of the faith of Boran the Bloodhound are protectors of the natural order, the other half to those whom follow the Lady of the Leaves, Talia. They are the huntmasters, those whom face the corrupting forces of the cycle head on. They are the alpha, the apex, the bloodhounds. They guard the cycle of Nature, the cyclical nature of Life and Death, and they protect and pass knowledge that is meant to stand against the terrors of both the Void and the Monsters of Valerick. They are often seen, rightfully so, as a more martial faith, and even those among their clergy are well known to be passable archers and know their way around a fight with sword, axe or spear.

History

Divine Powers of the Followers of the Hunt

Domains: Every faith has domains, and these manifest in many ways. A priest or other religious figure so inclined to have such ability will actually be wielding power based on these domains as well as the unique powers listed here. The domains of Boran the Bloodhound are; Death, Knowledge, Life and Nature. The domains do not change from 5e.

Divine Power: Those of strong enough faith and trusted by their dieties on Valerick can directly wield divine power, entrusted with it by their God/Goddess and heralds directly through prayer. Every diety offers these war hymns, prayers and litanies tucked away in the vast library of scriptures and hymns that come with religion as an institution. These should take form to fit the diety, especially limitations on summoning spells and their ilk, tied only to the realms, planes and domains that the diety controls or influences. But this is more a matter of roleplay than anything else.

Components and tools

Below is listed some information that anyone playing a character of faith whom worships Boran the Bloodhound would know. Note when it comes to the Religious Ordos, that the three listed are not the only ones for their respective class, nor are they class exclusive. It merely is to note which of the three classes of those whom are blessed with Divine power you will find most frequently. In fact you don't need to wield Divine Power directly to be a member of the Ordos in any religion. Though you do to become any sort of high ranking official or leader.

Popular Religious Symbols: Wolf's head baring teeth, Wolf Paw-print, The Moon or the Lunar Cycle
Most Notable Religous Ordos: The Wolfsguard (Templars), Mooncallers (Priests), Nightstriders (Rangers)
Most Notable Holy Texts: Of the Pack, Way of the Hunt, Hymns of the Moon
Grand Temple/Seat of Power: Wolf-Hund Harengrav, in the city of Longreach in the nation of Raechin.

Participants

These three names given below again would be names well known to anyone of Boran the Bloodhound's faith, even if they've never met or seen any of these people, which is likely. They would know their names and positions.
Heads of the Cult: Alpha Fenrik Hanigar: Human Templar, head of the Wolfsguard, 3rd highest on the power structure. Matriarch Eva Lyndhilt Human Priestess, Head of the Mooncallers and the entire faith. Void-Slayer Wvind'el'vit Arax'il Wylde Elf Ranger, head of the Nightstriders, 2nd only to Matriarch Eva in the power structure.

Observance

Those whom worship Boran the Bloodhound have the following tenets. Like all faiths on Valerick, one must consider their Ordos within that faith, their position as a Priest, Templar or Ranger, to understand how they might interpret these into a personal code of behavior and conduct that is the contract of faith between you and your god. However very broadly, here are the principles of the Huntmaster's Faithful;

1. Seek to do the right thing for the pack, even when others won't
2. Remember your place. All can be prey, even you. Do not believe yourself above the cycle.
3. We do not waste from prey we kill to eat.
4. Treat all prey with respect. You can catch or kill them with respect too.
5. We do not hunt our own, unless they have turned on the pack. Then we bring Justice when Law has failed.

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