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Temple of the Nine
The Temple of the Nine was completed just before winter last year. It is constructed in the style of the Temples from the Nine Kingdoms, featuring a sweeping stairway that leads up to an octagonal forum atop which sits a gilded dome. Within the forum along each of its eight walls is an alcove with a statue of one of the Nine gods. Each of the statues stares up to a column at the center of the chamber carved to resemble Ashmad (Lord of Warfare and Diplomacy) the Patriarch of the pantheon sitting on a throne.
This grand temple is rarely filled outside of the religious holidays as the survivors of New Caladain feel as if the Nine have forsaken them and their prayers. The restorative magic of the Priests were unable to push back the spread of disease and plague in fact most of the clerical order including the Bishop were slain by the wasting disease.
The Church of the Nine is the establishment pantheon of the Nine Kingdoms. While it is coincidence that the pantheon consists of nine deities and their are nine kingdoms over the years each of the deities have developed associations with particular kingdoms.
Deity: Ashmad Lord of Warfare and Diplomacy. Alignment: LN Domains: War, Any.