Daughters of Purity

Note: this article is a work in progress.
The Daughters of Purity only opened their little church a few years ago, worshipping one of the almost forgotten Old Gods: Senestra. Alicea, at that time working in the Great Library of Bridgeport, had found one of the few copies (there are only 3 of them) of the Kama Senestra - Senestra's Books of Love, a pair of two books, encased in a thick leather box. She started reading them and got drawn in rather quickly. After finishing the books, she approached some of her best friends who were reluctant at first, but they got struck by the same fascination. Soon the five of them started their little goddess-led counselling service.
Everyone visiting the Daugthers leaves with a hint on how to tackle the problems they came with, or they forgot their problems altogether.   The church has no public divine service. Instead, the Sisters meet with clients in one-on-one counselling sessions during which they perform rituals with them. At the end of such a session, the participating sister helps the client to find insight and solutions for the problems he came with. Many of the clients make ample donations to the sisters.
 

The Kama Senestra

  Chapters of Book I  
  1. Sapientiam per puritatem
  2. Virtues of a true follower
  3. Establishing and maintaining a church
  4. Anything you need to know: Senestra
  5. The daily routine
  6. Rites for followers
  7. Empathy
  8. Counselling
  9. Simple Rituals
  10. Introduction to the Inner Sanctum
  11. Garments of a Priestess

  The second book seems to be written in an illegible language, at least if you just pick it up and open it. To grasp the content of the second book, you need to read the first book to the end ("Introduction to the Inner Sanctum" is the important part) and perform the rituals described. This will clean your mind ("purity") and open it for the content of the second book.

 
  When reaching the end of the second book, the reader will find a small compartment on the inside of the thick back cover, containing a small heart-shaped necklace. The necklace can only be found and worn by who finished reading the book (there will be a new one for each reader).
Chapters of Book II
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    Advanced Rituals
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    Purity through Meditation
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    Purity through Extasy I
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    Purity through Extasy II
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    Purity through Extasy III
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    Purity through Extasy IV
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    Purity through Extasy V
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    Purity through Extasy VI
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    Purity through Extasy VII
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    Purity through Extasy VIII
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    Purity through Extasy IX
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    Divination
  GM info / spoilers.

Sapientiam per puritatem

Founding Date
2859
Type
Religious, Organised Religion
Leader
Location
Notable Members

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22 Dec, 2020 19:27

Love the idea of combining those typically differentiated types of love: physical and platonic into one, under the banner of heart with a cross. Sort of like a reunion of the Babylonian traditions of Ishtar with christianity.   The history and spoiler-tagged parts built up some curiosity and hunger for more. And I like it that the 5 characters are shown on the right. It all seems much more branched with them and building involved. I get to know the place and its inhabitants.

Introducing my challenge entry, with my cat as the main character and visitor to the tavern.
22 Dec, 2020 19:32

Glad you like it. There's more to come, I just started with all the things. :)

23 Dec, 2020 11:51

Purity through ecstasy, hmmm? Intriguing. I really like that you can't read the second book until you've fully read the first and done the required rituals.   I love the visuals of the building and the characters. I can just imaging wandering through that garden.

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