Dwarven Ancestor Cult

Old Dwarven religious practice features no specific Gods or Deities, and instead the spirits of departed ancestors are revered and worshipped. After death Dwarves are cremated, and their ashes placed in urns, which, along with wax masks of the deceased, are then interred in a grand family funerary monument or tomb along with the ashes of their ancestors. The tombs of wealthy and aristocratic Dwarven families are amongst the largest and most elaborate structures along the banks of the Idigna and Burattu rivers. It is at these tombs and monuments that dwarven religious practices and festivals are carried out, and it is from the remains of the ancestors held within that dwarven clerics and other divine spell casters draw their magical abilities. In the period of imperial control over Dwarven territory, the morbid nature of these practices led to their association with the God Telikos, and many Dwarven burial sites are consequently located near, or even form part of, temples to the God. Since the Orcish conquest of the Dwarven territories, there have been attempts to eradicate these practices, but the Dwarves have proved surprisingly resilient.

DWARVEN ANCESTOR SPIRITS
Alignment: Neutral
Symbol: A ziggurat with a flame on top
Favoured Weapon: Dwarven Waraxe
Favoured Animal: Phoenix
Domains: Death, Repose, Community, Nobility, Fire, Glory

Dwarven Ancestor Cult

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