The Church of the Heavenly Host
The Faithful in Arkengard belong to the Northern Church, an ecclesiastical sect that holds that humanity’s prophesied destiny is to be a beacon of the Heavenly Host’s divine light. The clergy’s main base of operations in recent years is the Chapel District of the Citadel, where the Redstone Abbey serves as the main repository for Arkengard’s collective knowledge and history. The friars and nuns of the Order of Saint Cuthbert are generally a solemn but friendly lot, serving the community mostly as librarians, historians, counselors, and mentors. In Arkengard, service in the clergy is generally seen as a late-life vocation, reserved for widows and widowers with no family to support. Of the Six, the court favorite has always been Kord, the Spirit of Victory, and a special shrine to him is one of the oldest buildings in the Citadel. Among the commoners, however, Moradin the Maker and Erathis, Lady Justice tend to be highly revered. The clergy themselves are devotees to Pelor, Father Time.