Despite the prevalence of the Temple of the Divines
in Brisland, Remaria, and parts of Teugoras, this was not always the only faith of the land. Dating back much further into the shadows of mankind's past is a belief that originated in the northern forests and spread throughout the eastern lands as the first men migrated south. Referred to as Bashirianism by the speakers of the Temple after the chief deity of the faith - Bashir - belief in the old gods still flourishes in Argastilan, parts of Teugoras, Ghalt, and in the Vostian forests. Some even in the south still hold to the old ways, although they must not openly admit it for fear of reprisal from the Temple, or even their neighbors.
Mythology & Lore
The myths of Bashirianism revolve around the tales of the old gods and how they came to craft the world itself. It is said that Yerrik the craftsman and Inigcious the artist grew bored of life in the cosmic temple and decided to craft an an entirely new reality in which to experiment with and hone their skills. They did so in secret, concerned that the god-chieftain Bashir would not approve. Olesias soon learned of their project and insisted she be allowed to help, and from her sprang all living things that grow from the ground. Ever one who cannot keep a secret, Olesias soon told her brother Ulam of the project, and the hunter placed upon the land and within the seas all sorts of crawling, walking, swimming, and flying creatures so that he might hunt upon this new world. In the end Bashir did find out, and though his anger was great he saw worth in the project. He placed man upon the world, so that they might help care for it, and he gave them laws so that they might rise above the beasts of the land and work together. Since then, all of the gods have cared for, toyed with, and fought over the mortal realms.