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Cult of the Night Queen

Disbandment

Paladins of Pelor rooted out every stronghold of the cult. Worship of Phobetora is outlawed in Chardovia.

Religion

The Worship of the Queen of Nightmares, Phobatora.

Tenets of Faith

The Cult believed that one didn't truly know oneself until one experienced true horror.

Worship

Experiencing nightmares is a major part of worshiping Phobetora. Cultists took various narcotics and alchemical stimulants in order to induce nightmares and hallucinations. While the most ardent believers reported that they made contact with their Lady, most such incidents ended in peculiar (and sometimes fatal) accidents.

As Phobetora is also the Goddess of Forbidden Desire, it was said that cultists took part in elaborate orgies or erotic rituals. However, historians believe that this is an idea created by bards hoping to make a quick crown from an elicit story or two.

Political Influence & Intrigue

Most cultists tended to be from rich families or nobility. Most were heiresses and spares with an interest in the esoteric. This meant that the cult had sway over various governments and kingdoms. This was certainly true during the cult's golden age. However, during the cult's decline, most members were spinsters, heretics, and addicts - those who were shunned from society in the first place.

DISBANDED/DISSOLVED

For the will of the Nightmare Queen

55 - 602

Type
Secret, Occult
Alternative Names
The Cult of Nightmares
Demonym
Cultist
Leader
Keeva
Government System
Theocracy
Deities
Divines
Location
Lectern
Notable Members

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Cover image: Kalopsia by Graey Erb

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