Religion on Vhast
Religion as it is known on Vhast.
Most of the religions of Vhast are loosely based on the religions found among the original ‘settlers’ of the planet. However, some people have been on Vhast for 20,000 years and the religion that they have now, like the languages that they speak, are not what they used to be. Some have not drifted too far away from the original, but some are very divergent. Each area has its own religions. These are influenced, not only by a drift in knowledge and belief over time, but also various degrees of active intercession from either the Shing-zu or the Daveen.
What is noted by the Shing-zu is that, over time, the Gods of the people on Vhast seem to be more able to be invoked and their interventions are getting more common. Their scientists are still trying to explain this. What the Daveen think about this is unknown to anyone who is not them. They take a far more active and interventionist part in Vhast, often posing as Gods (or at least Archangels), and skirting the edges of the Treaty that applies here.
This is what is currently known about the religions in use on Vhast. This will get added to as time progresses. Next month there will be details of Catholicism (as it is practiced on Vhast) and each month will see a new post.
Religion and Spread
|Religion||Type||Continent||Cultures where found|
|Catholic||Monotheist of the Book||The Land, NFL||Freehold|
|Daveen||Polytheist||–||Demons & similar|
|Earth Father||Monotheist||The Land||Dwarves, Swamp|
|Earth Mother||Gaia||The Land||Bear Folk|
|Eldest (Shing-zu)||Polytheist||The Land||Hobgoblins|
|Islam||Monotheist of the Book||The Land||Caliphate, Darkreach|
|Living God||Monotheist||The Land||Darkreach|
|Orthodox||Monotheist of the Book||The Land||Independent towns & villages, Darkreach|
|Reformed Church||Monotheist of the Book||The Land||Brotherhood of All Believers|
|Süns Tenger (Sky Spirits)||Shamanist||The Land||Khitan|
|(Spirits of the Land)||Shamanist||Long Realm||Suomi|
|(Sun)||Polytheist||Long Realm||Sslan’ssisswani (Lizards)|
|Un-named||Monotheist||Long Realm||Kharl tribes|
|Wiccan||Polytheist||The Land||Confederation of the Free (Swamp)|
|Zoroastrian||Dualist||Long Realm||Ērānshahr (Persia)|
 At this stage you should read ‘Banished from Hell’ if you have not already done so. You are starting to see some of the logic behind the stories and the books and it is largely made up of things that the characters are not aware of. The story The Tale of the New Forest (coming out on Patreon later in 2018) will add to this background.