A Dance with Dragons
There are only two recognised and legal religions
Bahamet AKA “The Silver Dragon”, “The Silver Father”. The God of Strength and compassion is the main faith of the Empire. The faith teaches that the strong should protect the weak and provide for those of less fortunate as Bahamet provides for all. The devout worship weekly on the 4th day of the week. There are two religious holiday a year – Ascension day – the day the dragons came to reign and – Sarbelfest – The day when the ancient Sarbel ascended to demigod status, both are week long celebrations.
Tiamat – Tiamat is worshiped less frequently and is the Goddess of revenge, justice, power, tyranny, and war. The faith teaches that revenge is a natural part of life and that one should strive for an “eye for an eye” and if one can not find justice then it is lawful to find it. Many turn to Tiamat to find revenge for actions caused against them. The faith of Tiamat is often at odds with Bahamet and the two faiths have sometimes clashed in the past.
The Others- While the above two are the legal religions, other gods are recognised even though they are not openly worshiped. It is not uncommon to hear a farmer offer a prayer to Pelor for good weather. These gods have survived the Dragons attempts to purge them from the collective.
The Raven Queen – AKA “The Lady Pale”. The Goddess of death, sorrow, darkness and shadow. She is thought to be the keeper of the dead and the judge of who passes on to Bahamet or Tiamat. People will pray to her to not take sick or dying loved ones. Someone who has died is said to have “gone to the pale” or been “taken by the lady”.
Ogmah- The God of Nature, Wisdom, and plant life. Farmers in particular revere Ogmah and Pelor.
Pelor – The God of the sun, fire and warmth. It is said that the Sun is Pelor’s chariot that he rides across the skies.
Sarraa – The Goddess of Sex, Love, Lovers, Marriage, Fertility, Childbirth. It is common to hear someone pray to Sarraa that a new relationship goes well, or that a Marriage will produce many offspring.