The Shrine of Aralican
The magical center of Morlea
The shrine of Aralican remains as the only shrine in Edrea that has not been destroyed during the First and the Second War of the Greats. The shrine's location is unknown by most, it's shrouded in mists and is said to be deep within the forest of Lihan, where few dare to wander. Though some have tried, no one has returned from their journey.
The entirety of the structure is rather large, but the most important part is the Olchari which consists of a round stone floor with a water filled hole in the middle. Around the circular stoneslab there is five pillars. The disc and the pillars are made of white marble. On the pillar in the middle the symbol Pra is carved into the stone. This symbol means magic and was generally found at all known magical locations until most were destroyed under the war. It might not seem big from a distance, but one pillar is the height of 3 adult men. In the water pool one could fit a small family consisting of two parents and a child, though it might be a bit squished depending on the size of the individuals.
Map of the Shrine
This was once the center of the magic users, here people went to get their family healed or to see if they themselves possessed any form of power. Here people would gather once a year to remember the ones who had been and to bless the ones who had come since the last time. The land itself is magic, and to special children, the shrine would bless them with a mark.
Traditions of the ShrineThe two traditions found in both Ildres and Edrea were the Aventning and the Transerion. The Aventing The Aventing always happenes on the day of the fullmoon in the 6th month of the year. Every newborn is brought to the Shrine in a big gathering and children are dipped in the waters of the Olchari and if they possess any magic the Pra on the center pillar will glow. If the water glow however, it means that the land has chosen to bless the child with a mark. The Transerion The Transerion is held on the night of the new moon in the 11th month every year. People who have lost someone close to them gather and hold a ceremoney in front of the Pillar of the Goners. Some people throw flowers into the water, and it is said that when they whither the dead have passed over safely.
The Dissaperance of the Shrine of AlcaranWhen the war came, everyone turned against each other, Iwachi against Humans. The shrine was soon lost, not because people abandoned it, but because the shrine chose to be forgotten. Other shrines like it though less powerfull, were destroyed. Both on Iwachi territory and on human territory, both species were afraid that the others would use the powers under the war to cause furhter damage to the surroundings.
Map of Map of the Shrine of Aralican
This map shows the entirety of the Shrine of Alcaran from above.
- Parent Location
- The Forest of Lihan
OlchariThe Olchari is the main structure in the Shrine of Aralican. It is where the children born withing the latest year are taken to possibly get the blessings of the earth as well as reveal whether or not they have any magic potentiel. If they do have magic potentiel they should be taken back around their 17th birthday and then the magic will reveal itself.
The Pillar of the GonersThis is where people gather to remember the ones who died within the latest year. Usually flowers are thrown in the water to give the dead energy to cross. When the flowers die, some say that the dead have drained the energy and have made it safely to the other side.
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