FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council.   Posted by _ Brother Barthomew.Group: 0
_ Borric d'Cordain
 NPC x, 97 posts
 Chief Magistrate
 Paladin of Iomedae
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 15:39
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Borric nods.  "We have plenty of time ...".

This message was lightly edited by the player at 15:45, Mon 22 June 2020.

Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 937 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Mon 22 Jun 2020
at 14:51
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Andalon bent his head to listen to something Brother Florin was trying to tell him, then he smiled.

"Brother Florin assures me that we will indeed have the resources needed to establish an Abadaran shrine at the proposed Kunlun site this year."
Alisa D'Medvyed
 player, 296 posts
 Half-elf Cleric
Mon 22 Jun 2020
at 22:51
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
For Alisa's rekindling religion, this was entirely good news.   An opportunity to establish a peer presence amongst the formally acknowledged faiths of the land.

"In general, I think this is a wonderful idea, and support it wholeheartedly.   Though, unfortunately, I doubt my own faith would be able to participate in this year." 
DM
 GM, 3767 posts
Tue 23 Jun 2020
at 11:54
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
OOC

So far at Kunlun

  1. Iomedae will build a tower / Shrine.
  2. Henry will build a Hall
  3. Abadar will build a shrine.




You guys may not have noticed the changes I made to the Religious Buildings List. I added a great shrine, which makes for a slightly smoother upgrade path.

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....eligiouorganisations
Ethankos
 player, 158 posts
 Cleric of Pharasma
 All stories end in death
Sun 28 Jun 2020
at 13:49
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Ethankos listens to his fellow priests discussion for some time before weighing into the conversation.

"A worthy endeavour indeed," he agrees in a low rumble, echoing Alysa's sentiment, "yet if we are to entice pilgrims to this Kunlun, then they will need food and shelter while they are there."

"Those of us who serve the Mother of Souls care for the needs of the living as much as those of the dead ... I believe I might be able to call in some favours and see to the establishment of a tavern, which might one day grow to serve the needs of the many as more shrines are established in Kunlun."
DM
 GM, 3797 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 13:17
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Extra development at Kunlun is now suspended until the next Campaign Round.
~Brother Thaddeus Riverson
 NPCe, 6 posts
 Acolyte of Iomedae
 Domitius Companion
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 14:22
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Thaddeus stood before the council once again a question on his lips. "If I may have a moment of the council's time I wish to know what is the status of religious organisation with regard to the Sootscale Kobolds?  Commonly Kobolds are aligned with the nefarious powers yet we have an enclave in the heart of Midmarch.  To which divinity are they aligned and have efforts been made to bring them to more good aligned dieties?"
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 961 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 15:17
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
"There is a special arrangement with the Sootscale kobolds that is essentially a peace treaty dating back to when their previous, hostile, kobold leader was defeated by some of Lord Henry's folk and agreement was reached to benefit from development of their silver mine. No one from outside is allowed in without permission, so religious missionaries are not able to enter at will and would probably not be tolerated. Those particular kobolds keep to themselves, don't represent a threat to the rest of Midmarch, and are actually an economic and defensive ally of Midmarch, defending a section of our southern border as they do. Lord Henry would not be pleased if any of us stirred up a rebellion by trying to convert those kobolds to worship our human gods," Andalon explained.
~Brother Thaddeus Riverson
 NPCe, 6 posts
 Acolyte of Iomedae
 Domitius Companion
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 16:03
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
"Ah, my thanks for the explanation Lord Bishop, however it does bring a few of points up.  We as a council have debated the banning of evil deities within Midmarch, are the Sootscales outside the laws of Midmarch? Also if the church of Gyronna was to build a shrine within the Sootscale lands do we have recourse to take action?  Finally I ask are we not called by our gods to bring light to the darkness?  Civilisation to the barbarians and faith to the wicked?

This message was last updated by the player at 16:03, Fri 03 July 2020.

_ Brother Barthomew
 NPC e, 48 posts
 NPC - Henry's Chaplain
 Priest of Pharasma
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 15:52
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
"I'm not." Brother Bart responds quietly.  "The Grey Lady asks that I oppose undeath and bring succour to those who have been bereaved.  But she does not ask me to interfere with anybody else's faith."
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 963 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 17:19
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
"Followers of Abadar wish to bring the light of civilization to the wilderness, to help educate all in the benefits of law and properly regulated commerce. To a certain extent there has already been considerable progress towards those goals with the Sootscale kobolds. That is enough for now, particularly if that is the best way to preserve peace and prosperity in our lands.

"At some point in the future you may succeed in persuading Lord Henry that you should be allowed to enter the Sootscale lands to enlighten those kobolds. But until then, we stay out of those lands unless invited in. I think you will find Lord Henry currently has more pressing matters upon his mind and will not welcome such as suggestion regarding the Sootscales."

~Brother Thaddeus Riverson
 NPCe, 7 posts
 Acolyte of Iomedae
 Domitius Companion
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 03:03
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
"Forgive me Bishop but I don't seek action at this time merely to open discourse on the matter.  With the events to our north and south I suspect the treaty is more important than ever.

I'm not really sure that the Light of the Crusader is the best way to begin the process to be honest.  Perhaps a priest of Apsu may be more favourably aligned.

DM
 GM, 3802 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 09:00
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Built at Kunlun this turn

    Iomedae will build a tower / Shrine.
    Henry will build a Hall
    Abadar will build a shrine.
    Pharasma (Ethankos) will build a tavern (With a view to add a shrine later)

Added to SS

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:31, Sun 05 July 2020.

~Brother Thaddeus Riverson
 NPC e, 8 posts
 Acolyte of Iomedae
 Domitius Companion
Thu 20 Aug 2020
at 11:57
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
My lord Bishop and esteemed clergy of Midmarch and Tusk, given the recent recognition of Tusk as an independent city and the propsed Marcher lords I was wondering if the council will be expanded to include those areas or will it be upto the seperate rulers of those areas to decide whether to accept the rulings of the council?"
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1004 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Thu 20 Aug 2020
at 13:08
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
"The Religious Council's role for Midmarch and Tusk hasn't changed, and I anticipate that the same opportunity would be extended to clerics from any future Marcher Lordships sponsored by Midmarch or Tusk," Andalon advised.

"This Religious Council is essentially just an open forum for all clerics from those areas who wish to participate, to discuss religious matters and agree on this Council's position on those matters and the advice to be given by this Council to the Viscount Midmarch, the City Council and those future Marcher Lords. We do not have any legal authority to impose our agreed position on religious matters in Midmarch, Tusk or the future Marcher Lordships; we can only provide advice and trust that they will implement our recommendations as appropriate.

"Theoretically, I suppose if we encounter a problem in future with the way a particular authority is dealing with religious matters we may collectively decide that more direct action is called for. But that is something we will address when the time comes."

_ Brother Barthomew
 NPC e, 50 posts
 NPC - Henry's Chaplain
 Priest of Pharasma
Fri 21 Aug 2020
at 11:00
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Brother Bart nods as Andalon speaks, then confirms his words.  "That echoes Lord Henry's view of the council as well.  As the Midmarch Religious Council, our discussions and decisions were noted and then passed to Henry for him to decide on what action to take.  In  most religious matters he chose to listen to our advice.  For Midmarch nothing has changed in that respect.

As the good Bishop said, the same will happen in Tusk.  While I hope that Tusk council listen to the views of the council, and I am sure that with Andalon's guidance they will, any decision remain a matter for the council.

Equally, priests from other lordships, such as March-Holds   will be welcome to attend our meeting.  What the Lord, who makes the decisions, decides is their business.  I can foresee a day when we have different religious 'guidelines' in different areas.  But, that is very much the way of the world."

DM
 GM, 4298 posts
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 08:31
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
New Session

_ Brother Barthomew
 NPC e, 51 posts
 NPC - Henry's Chaplain
 Priest of Pharasma
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 08:37
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Brother Bart shuffles his papers, then opens proceedings, "We have a request, from Alisa Meveyed-Solanus, to build a Great Shrine, dedicated to Acavna in Kunlun.  What are your views on this?"

OOC:  This council is open to every character (PC and NPC) with a class capable of casting divine spells.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:38, Mon 21 Dec 2020.

~Brother Thaddeus Riverson
 NPC e, 14 posts
 Acolyte of Iomedae
 Domitius Companion
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 13:27
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Rising from his seat Thaddeus raised a hand to speak"I'm sorry Brother but I don't quiet understand, Lady Alisa is an accepted member of the council why would we not allow her to build a shrine to her goddess? "
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1097 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 15:54
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Andalon smiled at Thaddeus's question then followed his example of raising his hand and rising to speak.

"I believe Brother Bart is simply following protocol, Brother Thaddeus. Kunlun is open to all faiths that are not proscribed in the Southern Region, but none of us should simply presume that our own faith's wishes can automatically be accommodated straight away. I will vote in favour of the proposed Great Shrine of Acavna in Kunlun, but if anyone else wishes to debate it they have the right to do so.

"While I am on my feet, I will also table a proposal to upgrade our Shrine of Abadar in Kunlun to a Great Shrine, as well. That, too, is open for discussion if anyone wishes to talk about it."

~Tobias Lodkova
 NPC e, 6 posts
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 18:53
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
An advocate of V&A rises to his feet. "Greetings, honored gentleman. I am Tobius Lodkova. Although our resources are strained at this moment, my employers at V&A are concerned about Kunlun. A place devoted to the varied religions is an enlightened approach, but I suspect that there isn't much enterprise involved in the venture. As such, we are asking for permission to build a combination of Tavern and Holy House dedicated to Cayden. It injects some much needed capital into the region, and promotes a deity who isn't given much credit in some circles. Thank you for listening."
Vova doMedvyed
 player, 46 posts
 It's easy to make a mess
 when you don't clean up!
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 22:55
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council

 No-one is entirely certain how Vova doMedvyed turned up in the council. Certainly no-one actually went so far as to invite him and the generally prevailing theory seems to be that he wandered in drunk while no-one was looking, passed out under a bench and when he woke up, was able to ramble through enough of The Book of Magic to convince the guards that he was a priest of Nethys. Or at least someone Nethys has touched in the head firmly enough to constitute one.

 He's spent much of the meeting head-down on a lectern snoring, the side of his face stuck to a slightly sticky patch of wood while an unusually resplendent and staggeringly angry-looking peacock glares at him from the lectern immediately behind him (which it digs long, savage gashes in with its steel-shod spurs whenever anyone looks like they're about to try and move it), but when the proposal to build a tavern dedicated to Cayden is voiced allowed he jerks upright, swaying wildly and announces with almost complete coherence "We approve the motion to build a tavern in veneration of the Lucky Drunk." before his head slams back down onto the hardwood with an impressive 'clock' sound.

 Further snoring begins almost immediately.
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 437 posts
 Half-elf Cleric
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 23:52
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
She was a little late, but nonetheless got in in time to overhear Thaddeus and Andalon.

"Brother Thaddeus, thank you for that support.  But, I do understand why my proposition needs to be ratified by the council.   I'm not surprised, nor insulted.  And if there are any who have concerns or doubts, I think this is a good time to learn and address those personally."

On matter of the temple-tavern:

"There's little doubt, I believe, that it would bring needed revenues to Kunlun.  And, in my own travels, I've found the Drunken Hero to be well revered by more than a few influential and notable people. Some of those trusted friends. I'm inclined to vote in favor."    She glanced at the fellow who'd passed out and begun snoring, one brow faintly arched.   But then her gaze fell upon the peacock.

"Oh, how beautiful," she said almost reverently, walking a little nearer, for a better look -- until she saw the eyes.  She put up her hands placatingly, began backing away:

"Okay. You're not having a good day.  I can see that. This isn't a good time..."
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1098 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 14:45
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Andalon looked a little puzzled.

"Thank you Tobias, but Kunlun does have a tavern already, thanks to Ethankos and the church of Pharasma. Rather quiet most of the time, I grant you, but more than sufficient for our needs when we visit Kunlun. Although I certainly have no objection to Cayden Cailean being represented here the same as any other deity that is not actually proscribed in the Southern Region."

With a glance at the snoring man he quietly asks those assembled, "Does anyone know who this fellow is? I don't think I have met him before."
_ Brother Barthomew
 NPC e, 53 posts
 NPC - Henry's Chaplain
 Priest of Pharasma
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 15:42
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
"I believe Ethankos has converted his tavern into a restaurant." Bart supplies the latest updates, "Something about good, and hearty, food keeping the body and soul together ..."

He, too, looks over at the snoring man and shakes his head slightly.