Lách Doire is a religion that teaches respect for nature. It is generally considered more of a philosophy, but, as they revere certain individuals, they are a religion. These individuals are called “Great Spirits” or “Lords”. The practitioners of Lách Doire envision paradise as a perfect forest. In this garden, all creatures live at peace with one another. Fruits grow that satisfy every craving, and there is no death. The original name for the faith was something like "Chisomo", but the early Abians called it "Lak Doire" or the "faith of snow", as it was the shared faith of the Maktahai. There are quite a few beings recognized as “Great Spirits”, and there is a lot of variance throughout those that practice the faith, as each tribe had their own Lords they revered. However, there are some agreed upon deities that pervade all of them. The Lord of Maples is one such being, standing seven and a half feet, he is a tall, well-muscled being. His head is adorned with a mask made of wood and bone, with antlers. His body is covered in sigils and other markings. He wears a cloak with sigils and a mid-calf length skirt. His symbol is a stag head. Like all of his kin, he is a nature god, and a common prayer to him goes like this: O great Lord of Maples, may you hold judgement in one hand and tranquility in the next. May the order of all things be upheld. May death give way to new life. Being that he is both a Fae and a Celestial, the Lord of Maples can split into his original form and a new version of himself, called an “Emanation”. These Emanations are him, but they are also a new person with a different personality. They possess his power, but don’t necessarily behave as he does. Another of the Great Spirits is the Lord of Sparrows. She is the Lord of Maples’ sister, and nearly his equal. She is less involved in the affairs of men, preferring the creatures of the forest to her brother’s role as the Forest King. She is a lovely woman with dark brown hair and eyes. Her skin is fair, and she wears a large bird skull with feathers on her head. She is clothed in a dark cloak and dress to a few inches above her knees. She is a nature goddess, but also revered as a being of wisdom and patience. Her symbol is a sparrow. Like her brother, she can create Emanations, but hers are always birds of some variety. The Lord of the High Mountain is the closest thing to a wicked god that exists within this faith. He is a god of ice and death that is responsible for creating the “Black Frost”, a horde of mindless beasts that is followed by an eternal blizzard. The Lord of the High Mountain is said to have been sealed away long ago, but there are many factions that would see his return. He is a gaunt, wraith-like deity with pale blue skin, and sunken eyes. His eyes glow, but it's far from brilliant. He is very tall. His left arm has iridescent crystals jutting out of the flesh, and the fingers of that hand are also those crystals, long and sharp like claws.
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