Brief Summary on Religion

The Church of Althohs and other religion in Althohs

Ia created Althohs and the race of Lovihr from the water on Althohs, and Althohs created the race of Favihr from the rock of the Rosche Mountains. Althohs named her firstborn Ahvin and Ahvin and the first Favihr have since worshiped Althohs greatly. Ahvin and the first Favihr constructed the Great Chapel in the Stone City of Alunah and established The Church of Althohs. The religion has remained predominantly the same since it’s inception in 499 BWG, with minor differences depending on location on Althohs. The Lovihr love Althohs, for she provides them with food and shelter, but do not worship her in the way the Favihr have been known to. After all, the Lovihr are the children of Ia, not Althohs. The Lovihr, having been borne of a more experienced entity, feel the life force of Althohs and her creations flowing through them. At least once a day, a Lovihr might meditate to feel this force more fully, as being physically active tends to impede the flow. With this ability, the Lovihr are more connected to the planet and it’s creatures than any Favihr could possibly conceive.

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Culture in Althohs

Regarding the armaments of inhabitants of Althohs: The secrets to the shaping and forging of stone and metals were revealed unto Ahvin, and the knowledge to carve the forests granted unto Sive by the planet god Althohs upon creation of the races of the Favihr (man) and the Lovihr (widlins). The Favihr perfected the craft of bladesmithing quickly, forging blades from every metal they came across during their exploratory chapter. Bladesmithing became an artisan craft that any could pursue but few could perfect. The best among them created quality steel that only the wealthy could afford. Armoursmithing arose as a necessary means to protect one’s self against this new weaponry. The Lovihr perfected their craft of wood carving. Jobs as bowyers and fletchers became more prevalent throughout widlin societies. The Lovihr didn’t learn metalworking until the construction of Nishaira in Novo between 481 and 470 BWG, when they worked alongside Nishairan blacksmiths. The Leeman Governor Kell Raptain discovers blastpowder ore in the Lovhic territory of Euras in 471 BWG and mines it for Nishaira. Nishairans use the powder to create blastbags, which the Nishairans use against the Alunans during the Battle of Trefys in 454 BWG. Alunans make a similar discovery of blastpowder ore in the Alunir Tundra around 469 BWG during a northeastern exploration. They develop blasters capable of firing metal pellets with incredible force, which they use to seize control of Trefys in 453 BWG.

Regarding the eating habits of the Favihr and Lovihr: The Favihr, being of the northern mountainous regions, indulged in the hunting of Mountain Vilk, great horned game native to the lands of Alunir. The Alunans would spend days pursuing these vilk, and would use spears to catch their prey until the creation of the blaster. Alunan farmers graze herds of fonlu, yirn and tonn in rangelands for meat, the latter of the three producing a sweet milk often consumed by the Favihr. Farmers also grow crops on large terraced plots of land in the Alunir hills for the denizens of inhabitants. The Lovihr hunt primarily for wild hallon and snek in the Lynwood forest with bows, slings and avirangs. The Lovihr were also expert fishermen, catching all types of fish from freehad to lanu.

Regarding the classes of the Favihr and Lovihr: The race of man gives the wealthy loftier range and influence in society, but only those of royal descent may reign over the Favihr, those of the Gom family lineage. The widlins elect leaders based on such merits as hunting prowess and a superior diplomatic nature. All others live under the appointed Alovihr’s rule. The first and only Alovihr in the hundred years since the creation of the widlins on Althohs by Ia is Sive.

Regarding the languages of Althohs: The Favihr, upon appearance on Althohs, spoke Favihc, and the Lovihr, Lovihc. After Nisch, son of Ahvin, drew south into the Lynwood and encountered the widlins, linguists of both races worked in tandem to create a new trade language named Novish. Novish became the dominant language of Novo in a matter of decades, replacing Favihc as the common tongue, as Lovihr and Favihr coexisted in the Great City of Nishaira.

Regarding Ia and Althohs: Ia exists as a dark orb in a blank plane of existence. Ia created within itself four planets, and named them Althohs, Canohs, Vilohs and Lythrohs, and created a light with which to see its creations. Althohs, Ia’s oldest child, was the first ordered to give life to it’s features. Unsure where to begin, Ia demonstrated this process to Althohs by creating the race of Lovihr from the water. Althohs, in response, created the race of Favihr from the rock, and Ia was pleased with Althohs. Ia has never spoken to the inhabitants of it’s children, but Althohs has. Althohs has been said to have appeared to very few on it’s surface, and when it does, it appears as a five-headed lynag. One of the most recent appearances of Althohs’ lynag is in a vision to Nothe of Luene. The Church of Althohs is the most common religion amongst the Favihr. The Lovihr tend to be less organized in spiritual beliefs.