Return of the Long Night
A Treatise on Kulthean Religions
The dominant religion in Kulthea is that of the Orhan Pantheon, whose members are listed earlier. Each member has a number of different cults and separate groups dedicated to it. Worshipers of a particular god will know more about their religion.
In addition to the major gods of Orhan, there are a large number of associated minor gods and demigods who serve the major gods; only those actively involved in a particular faith are likely to know of those. Some of these demigods are supposedly the children of a particular god, others may be saints or heroes elevated to godhood.
There are a large number of local cults and religions, almost always state sanctioned and very powerful in a limited area. Local gods are associated with a particular city, state, or region. Their followers are limited to those areas as the power of the god generally decreases with distance from their focus/area of worship. The gods of Orhan generally do not interfere with local aairs, preferring not to get into disputes with regional powers.
There are a number of dark cults and religions, including some that are state-sanctioned (depending on the state, of course). Some of these worship the dark gods of Charón in open temples, but many others work and pray in secret….
Generally, the influence of religion varies greatly from place to place, but is less so that the equivalent period on earth. The diuse nature of the Orhan pantheon does not encourage religious fanaticism. Worship of the gods is fairly routine, although times of upheaval and war tend to increase temple attendance.
The Major Religions known across Kulthea are as follows:
The Lords of Orhan
Religious lore on each of the The Lords of Orhan is known to only a few.
The Dark Gods
Very few openly worship the various Dark Gods, as the practices demanded of their worshipers is known to very few, and tolerated by even fewer.