Harapwati Teshut


Women considered spiritual lorekeepers and traditional teachers
Culturally and spiritually important to the Ileri (Human)

History

Originally proposed by the newly formed Priest’s Guild (5877) who sought to set up such cached in all major cities across Tolara; Baruti was the only one who accepted

Started building in (5879), completed in (5880)

Was partially destroyed during a Khenra raid on Early Baruti (5883), causing the loss of several texts

Priest’s Guild relinquishes control due to instability in the region (5892)

Was partially destroyed again when the Ileri took control during The Red Schism (5896)

Ileri offered the Enethi political assylum if they left the temple and relinquished control; Enethi officially left the city afterwards

Temple was raized to the ground entirely- though it’s suspected to have been empty at this point; the Enethi

believed to have taken the remaining scrolls with them when leaving

Was rebuilt eventually in a different area of the city, but the cultural impact of the loss of those texts was undeniable

External Setup

Big. Ass. Library / archive.
Two branches

Main branch is located in Baruti
Main branch mostly deals with religious subjects; largest cache of religious writing in the world; Primary collection is on Ileri (Human) mythology, but also houses materials on all world faiths and pantheons- as well as the history of religion and various religious conflicts

Second branch in Sotep-Shiran
Second branch mostly deals with the arts, philosophy, history, and the sciences; maintains the largest cahce of these materials in Tolara (rivaled only by the chache in Olienne)

Both are part of the largest temple constructs in Baruti and Sotep-Shiran
Both are comprised of the covered walk, the exedra (a room with a bench or seats where people may converse) and portico (a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns, typically attached as a porch), and a great hall in which the learned members of the Museum take their meals in common

Internal Structure

Staffed exclusively by unmarried Ileri (Human) Priestesses
All Lorekeepers expected to be experts in their field of religious studies
All lorekeepers expected to teach at least once monthly
Access is entirely controlled by the Ileri; foreigners are welcome to study, but books may not be removed from the library
Enethi access is still heavily restricted

Purpose

To record, preserve, and preserve the intgrity of Ileri (Human) culture, mythology, traditions, and religious practice
To foster spiritual growth and development
To foster the arts and sciences (secondary branch)
To preserve Ilerian (Human) history, and religious history of the world (the second being a leftover from the Priest’s Guild involvement with establishing the project)



Cover image: Way to desert city by Arenir

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