Arcmore Sacred Halls
The halls of the ancestors
Vines and flowers grew between the cracks on the facade of the temple.The Arcmore Sacred Halls is a religious and cultural building in Arcmore, Halivaara which is used for important events and religious meetings and traditions. The building was built around 350 AK, so roughly 50 years after the town was founded, and it is therefore around 400 years old.
The light stone was old and worn, but in the sun it still glowed just as bright as it had done hundreds of years ago.
Religious center of Arcmore
Arcmore is mainly inhabited by Treil Iwachi and most citizens, Treil or not, believe in Prevajanism . The belief is a sort of hybrid between the earlier religion of the Treil as well as Arknaism.
Many believe that one can honour their ancestors without any temple or such. Simply leave an offering in the wild and whisper the name of the one they want to offer it to should be enough.
Town-dwelling people often opt for an easier way with a religious building with shrines in it. This is what the citizens of Arcmore did. The Hall is mostly used for honouring the dead. Earlier leaders are immortalised as minor deities (in a way) and small shrines are made around the statue. It is said to bring good luck, honour and fortune to those who leave things at the shrines. The Treil believe that the minor deities can influence reality and that those who do not anger them will live good lives.
Other than being an important religious place, the Sacred Halls also serve another purpose. The Halls are the place where the next leader, also known as chieftain, is officially chosen. It's important that the person is chosen in the halls so that all earlier leaders can bear witness to the new chieftain.