*Children of the Night

Children of the Night is the official name of the followers of the god Nys. Within the Children there are various splinter groups who consider one or the other aspect of the God more important. There have been no real divisions in the church, however, from which different churches emerged.

The three largest splinter groups differ mainly in the form of the God that is worshipped. Bards and priests in military service usually worship the God as War Bard and belong to the Children of Bloody Night group. This splinter group is mainly composed of war priests and war bards who practice their craft in the name of the God.

The Children of the Starlit Night, on the other hand, propagate above all the wisdom of the god and deal with the accumulation of knowledge and wisdom. They often serve as advisors to high nobles and political personalities all over the world. Bards who elected the College of Lore and clerics with the domain of wisdom are among the most eager followers of this group.

The third grouping within the church are the Children of the Song. It is basically made up of entertainers, wandering bards and priests and all the others who are busy weaving stories and events into the Song of Creation. Often this group also acts as a messenger between different cities and travels to places that otherwise would not be able to participate in the rites of the God.

Tenets of Faith

The Children of the Night, regardless of the group they belong to, follow the principles of the God set forth in the book Legends of the Night. The commandments were delivered by Nys himself and are therefore absolutely inviolable among his followers.

  1. Knowledge is power.
    You should treat it with respect and not pass it on to those who will abuse it.
  2. You're responsible for heroes not being forgotten.
    If one of your comrades is killed in battle, it's up to you to tell his story and make it unforgettable.
  3. A lie woven into the song weakens it.
    Always speak the truth, even if it means your death, or be silent. It is more honorable to be silent and to bring nothing to the Song than to speak and spread a lie.
  4. Power brings responsibility
    If you have power, you shall take care of your people. If you have no power, it is up to you to make sure that your Lord cares for your people.
Type
Religious, Organised Religion
Alternative Names
Children of Nys, or short: The Children
Divines
Location
Controlled Territories

Character flag image: Nys Symbol by Susanne Lamprecht

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Sage Dylonishere123
R. Dylon Elder
4 Jul, 2019 03:31

So this article caught my eye here. I usually only critique what i realllllly like. You had me at bards to be honest. I feel like bards are misunderstood and undervalued. what really got me was the tenants of faith.       "You're responsible for heroes not being forgotten. If one of your comrades is killed in battle, it's up to you to tell his story and make it unforgettable. A lie woven into the song weakens it." THIS! Its so important. bards tell stories of more than just heroes and legends, they tell of friends and fallen comrades. this right here is something i dont see often enough. The thought of bard whos usually gung ho stopping for a moment of silence as if reluctant to begin just really gives the feels.   "Always speak the truth, even if it means your death, or be silent. It is more honorable to be silent and to bring nothing to the Song than to speak and spread a lie." as a question here, i wonder, is this truth part of the power?

Fabled Legend Davina
Susanne Lamprecht
4 Jul, 2019 03:38

As a matter of fact, it is. The Song of Creation is the basis of all magic in Andrawyn and the bards are responsible for strengthening and firing the Song. A lie, however, would weaken the Song, while the truth would strengthen it. Accordingly, it is of course very important that the bards only speak the truth.

Thank you very much for your feedback, you made me smile, which is fantastic!

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Sage Dylonishere123
R. Dylon Elder
4 Jul, 2019 04:16

glad I could help! its mutual, and thank you for sharing.

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