Church of Luck
Teeus the God of good luck and divination and his sister Eeus Goddess of misfortune, trickery, and omens. Both share a coin with a woman's face on one side and a man's face on the other as their symbol. Together they are the patron of gamblers, diviners, fortune tellers, and anyone who has great risk or chance in their daily lives.
Tenets of Faith
- Fortune favors the bold, those who test their luck will be rewarded in this life and the next
- Morality does not affect luck, when something evil happens it is only a prelude to something good
- One should not hide from bad luck, but rather embrace it as the other side of luck's coin
- Eeus and Teeus hear prayers only from those who act, simply asking and hoping is not enough to win their affection
Fortune favors the bold, those who test their luck will be rewarded in this life and the next. Above all it is important to test ones luck. This is a form of prayer to Eeus and Teeus. The more one tests their luck the better their good luck will get. Morality does not affect luck, when something evil happens it is only a prelude to something good. The church and it's faithful do not care about good vs evil but rather action vs inaction. If a wizard risks everything to become a Litch then he is just as holy as a commoner who risks their life to fight a tyrant. A faithful follower of luck should not spend time worrying about what is right and wrong but rather worry about what they want and how to get it. One should not hide from bad luck, but rather embrace it as the other side of luck's coin If good luck is to exist then bad luck must also exist. They are two sides of the same coin. When someone wins at a game of dice they should expect it to suddenly start raining on their way home. For all good luck there is an equal amount of bad luck and for all bad luck an equal amount of good luck. Eeus and Teeus hear prayers only from those who act, simply asking and hoping is not enough to win their affection Thoughts and prayers are good and should be offered when luck finds you, however, these words will fall on deaf ears unless they are accompanied by actions. Praying for good luck is not enough you must keep testing your luck even though it has been bad luck. Show the gods that you are willing to endure the bad luck to receive the good luck. Those who refuse to endure will be stuck with bad luck for the rest of their days.
The church has but a few regular practices and rituals. The most central to the faith is the Balance of the Day. Whenever one gets up they take a set of scales, or any object that can be balanced on a fulcrum, and place a gold coin on each side. After waiting for a bit the scales then move to show if there is more good luck or bad luck in the world currently (leaning right means more bad luck leaning left means more good luck). The goal of Eeus and Teeus will be to balance the two so if there is more good luck you can expect it to be a bad day. Other than the Balance of the Day worship is mainly up to the person. Some fight in wars, others play cards to bet the farm, and some will cheat on their spouses. Anything that has a risk of getting caught is seen as an act of worship if attempted.
Priests of luck are self proclaimed. This is done by the person buying or building a temple and opening it to the public. Eeus and Teeus will observe the leap of faith and see if the person is worthy of being a priest or not. If the person is deemed worth then they will start getting visions, omens, and divinations of events to come. This is the way the public determines if the person actually is a priest, if a priest's visions are always wrong then they are a fake but if Eeus and Teeus are showing them the future then they are a member of the priesthood.
Granted Divine Powers
Eeus and Teeus allow the priesthood visions and insight into the future. Many faithful members of the church report holding dice in their hands and seeing how they will land before rolling them, see another players cards despite they are facing away, and in some cases even hearing the thoughts of another person while in negotiations. These powers and abilities are said to be cases of Eeus and Teeus putting balance back to the scales of luck.
Current Date -
The Yet Unnamed Year of 1494 ce