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Moradin's Forge
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Capital





GB Income
12 GB + Mur-Kilad holdings
RP Income
19 R P + Mur-Kilad holdings

Treasury
28GB
Acc. Regency
42RP




[top]Introduction

All the dwarven gods are worshiped in one unitary faith under the leadership of Moradin. In Baruk-Azhik, the only temple to worship Moradin is Moradin's Forge. All dwarves revere Moradin and worship him along with clan and craft patrons. Dwarves make a practice of studying his laws. Religion is deeply embedded in dwarven culture and separating the two for analysis is impossible.

[top]Doctrine and Faith

The Soulforge, Moradin, is dwarves' father and creator. The Children of Moradin must revere and follow his teachings and his metalcraft's and stonecraft's skills. It's the duty of every member of the church to defend his clan and to find new ways to improve the dwarven abilities in mining, crafting, and working. The Children must travel to every dwarven realm and defend against inner and outer foes. Dwarven people must be ruled in traditional ways, as carved in the stone by the All Creator, and one must honor and follow his overthanes and clan leaders, as one must honor Moradin.

[top]The Land

[top]History

The church of Moradin's Forge is old as dwarven race, or, at least, as old as Baruk-Azhik's realm. Oddly enough, very few are its important events recorded in Anuirean chronicles. Scholars are sure that dwarves carrying Moradin's banners fought at Deismaar and some Anuirean or Brecht or Khinasi regents are known to have received as a gift some items, such as armors, shields or weapons, forged by churchmembers as a result of diplomatic activities. Mainly, the various Grand High Priests e Priestess who had been churchleaders, had always followed the same politics of a low profile isolationism, just like Baruk-Azhik's.

[top]Political

Ruarch Rockhammer is the grand high priest of Moradin's Forge and collects the regency of the temples. However, like all dwarven institutions, the office of the high priest is embedded in a complex network of oligarchy. The temple is organized by both province and clan, and the high priest is expected to abide by the will of both the province council and the clan assembly. Further, the temple is understood as a department of the state, joining the Overthane in a complimentary relationship in service of the people and mutual protection. Traditionally it is the Overthane who acts as executive, and the high priest is his principle adviser. The temple contributes most of gold and regency it collects to the same purposes and projects as the state does. Sometimes by direct contribution, at other times in coordinated ventures.

[top]Important Figures

[top]Plots and Rumours

Moradin's Child

Known only to a few distinguished, ancient, and holy dwarves, a great relic is preserved hidden deep in the very root of the great mountain, Moradastrik. A skeleton of a dwarf made of moraskorr lies in a secret reliquary. Discovered in millennia past, this skeleton is understood to belong to one of Moradin's children. There is little doubt that this is the work of Moradin. Some believe this a great secret to be preserved, while others think that the dwarves will be best served by making the great relic an object of public veneration. No decision has been made as to what course to take. It is likely that if the war with the orogs continues to weaken the dwarves, pressure to bring the skeleton into public for adulation will increase.

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