Dark Days in Sion
Church of Pentos
|Church of Pentos|
|The Divine Judge and General|
|Symbol:||Bloom of Pentos|
|Home Plane:||Courts of Eternity|
|Portfolio:||Civilization, Humanity, Judgement, Law and War|
|Worshipers:||Chivalan, Lords, Knights|
|Cleric Alignments:||Any Lawful|
|Domains:||Community, Glory, Knowledge, Law, Nobility, War|
|Favored Weapon:||“Wrathbringer” Longsword|
The Five commandments of Pentos.
1. Establish the Church of Pentos above all others
2. Spread the rule and domain of man above all others
3. Confess thy sins to thine priest
4. Exhibit self control
5. Bury thy dead
|Clergy and Temples|
The Church of Pentos is the largest church in western Sion, and arguably the world. It was founded in Chival by five saints 2,000 years ago. These saints claimed the god Pentos appeared to them, independently but simultaneously with five commandments.
Together the saints worked to establish the Church of Pentos within the settlements of Estremadura, Hacilar, Corcea Mors, Drakhous, and Sauveterre. St. Vespasian was responsible for the Church of Pentos in the settlement of Hacilar.
Saint Vespasian was the first of the saints to take up arms against the Cult of Herod. Not long after that, a Khimeran army led by Herodans came to gather around the settlement of Hacilar and laid siege. The settlement was sacked in short order, and Saint Vespasian himself was captured and publicly executed as an example to the others.
The other saints called for the first holy crusade against the Herodans and the great majority of Chivalans joined forces against them. The next few years were known as the great cleansing, as Chivalans everywhere exterminated Herodans wherever they could be found.
This crusade accomplished more then the fall of the Herodans and their Kingdom of Khimera. It also joined the Chivalan people together in a way that had never been done before. The Chivalan people chose their first king, and the saints elected the first patriarch.