Thrice Burned Temple
Where Her Light Cannot Reach
Once known as the Grand Temple of Truth located in what is now the Ruins of Saito, the Thrice Burned Temple stands as a shadow of its former glory. The Temple is attached to the ruins of Saito Palace, the white marble of its walls scorched, and all iconography to the Goddess of Truth either destroyed or desecrated. It stands now as the main location outside of Nissayria of activities of the Children of the Blinded Sun, a sect (some say a cult) devoted to worship of the Dark God.
Purpose / Function
In times that are long passed away, the Temple was the seat of worship for the Goddess of Truth. The Divine Vessel connected to the Goddess lived and spoke her word within the halls. Now, the Temple has been usurped by the Children of the Blinded Sun. Those who brave the dangers of the Red Forest, and are able to find their way through the labyrinthine halls of the ruins of Saito Palace will find themselves in the self-proclaimed Temple of the Blinded Sun. The Children have re-purposed the Temple as the site of their rites to call upon the God of Chaos, and to initiate members.
Initiation RitesDuring the second burning of the Temple, the God of Chaos himself burned the Temple. While his Knights stood back, he walked through the fire to sit upon the still-burning throne where the Vessel once spoke the word of Truth. To join the Children, initiates must make the same walk as their God to the half-burned throne. The Children have replaced the floor in this path with a shallow fire-pit. An initiate must brave the coals and flames to prove themselves worthy. Most initiates don't make it all the way across. Ironically, it's said that as long as they try rather than balk at the thought, they are allowed to join.
The Temple has a long history of drawing the wrath of the Dark God.