Writ ~ God of Law, War, Justice and Toil
Symbol – Anvil and Hammer
Summary: The god of war, justice, order and toil, Writ is depicted normally as a stocky, toned tan human wearing a suit of shining plate armor wielding his intelligent, enchanted hammer Truthbringer while some show him as a simple blacksmith who forges weapons for the gods. Writ is worshipped by soldiers, mercenaries, lawmen, all manners of workers and artisans. Most worship his tenants as truth, justice, hard work and righteousness. There are a few sects who differ, and worship him as a deity of harsh order and war, however these are very few in size and number. His acolyte attempt to embody the scales of justice, truth and righteousness, and some join a holy adventuring organization called the Dawnwalkers who travel the world serving the people through good acts whether it be something as simple as destroying a local menace or overthrowing a local tyrannical governor, they’re initiation known to be secretClick here to Read More
Church of Writ
The Church of Writ is an interesting and unique church in the regard that it’s history is steeped in conflict. The clergy of Writ are usually professional warriors, constables, lawmen, laborers and architects, though men and women of all professions worship Writ. Any who stand up to tyranny, injustice, and lawlessness are those who serve Writ.
At the forefront of righteous rebellions, overthrowing of tyrants, defensives wars to save lives, and many other situations, the members of the Church of Writ can be found. His holy symbol is painted on banners for blessings during times of war. His members have been known to have large underground organizations in order to evacuate slaves.
It is very common to see the clergy of Writ alongside those of Pith and Fleet to defend the common man together. Clergy of all three of these churches believe strongly in protecting the innocent and often mix together, with the clergy celebrating holidays and temple festivals together.
Description of Church/Clergy: His temples usually serve dual purposes as a courthouse, barracks, or other places of order. Simply carrying out the law to the fullest, or aiding in the defense of the innocent of a town or city, are considered highest honors to Writ. His priests and warpriests, if they do not hold position in a church faction, usually double as a captain of the guard, judge or sheriff.
The Dawnwalkers are a collection of Writ worshipping clergy, who are essentially a travelling adventurer’s guild that do not take payment in return for their services. They travel the land actively aiding those who are in need. They are so highly respected that simply flashing the badge of a Dawnwalker can earn the complete trust of someone, or a night in an inn with a bowl of food for free. On the other side of this coin, those who are imposter Dawnwalkers earn a swift judgement from any who find out.
Law separates us from the beasts, and those who allow evil.
Act honorable in all things, honor upholds virtue.
Build the foundations of your ideals on stone, not sand.
Seek out and eliminate those who would divide and corrupt civilization.
Example sins of Writ include but are not limited too:
- Slavery, it is a degradation of Honor.
- Tyranny, it is an abuse of power for one man’s gain.