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Appeasing the godsArticles presenting how to properly worship the gods and why it is in everyone's interests to do so.
How to appease gods through prayers and sacrifices
Gods are incredibly powerful entities that roam in our realm in search of entertainment—which they often find in causing destruction and misery. To ensure our survival, we appease them through the regular gift of a small amount of magic via worship.
The director instruments channelling prayer magic
Come to Temple of the Forging God to get one of the best director instruments of the country! Guaranteed to send the magic of your prayers directly to where you want it to go! Never again run the risk of offending your patron God with diminished offerings
Mark of A God's Disfavour or the Divine Curse
Occasionally, someone annoys a god sufficiently for them to not smite them outright but make the punishment drags on. Or the mortal is protected and out of reach from simple execution. In such cases, the mortal is considered to be "cursed".
Cult cultureThe two main gods of the country are well known for their inventions.
The godly calendar
You'd think making a calendar isn't too complicated, especially when the month is just up there every night to help us. But of course, the gods have to complicate everything by fighting over each single month to have it named after themselves...
Mortals' livesThe results of the last attempt to elect a royal Heir. This is the background to the novel's plot.
The Pollution War
When the gods' council was unable to resolve an industrialisation vs environment conflict, our Lord the water god Lydien and the forging god led the country in a short but bloody civil war... while pretending to have nothing to do with it, of course.
Dry Season Retreat in the Temple Complexes
With how unbearably hot the end of the dry season gets, everyone who can goes to the temple complexes at the foot of the mountains to relax and enjoy life, though without ever forgetting the gods and what devotion and magic we owe them.