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Seogism

From Dragon Eye Atlas

Seogism is a religion in the south-east, in parts of Fonticia, Hampy and Mun. In total, it has about 4 mio. followers.

A strong influence of the Koryo culture pervades Seogism and makes it a fatalistic faith that strongly believes the gods are enemies of humans and other mortal races. Most rituals within Seogism are aimed towards appeasing, distracting or tricking the gods, or hiding from their gaze.

Seogism is in active and ongoing conflict with Ebronism at its northern edge, keeping relations between Fonticia and Schap strained.


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Gods[edit]

There are three main gods in Seogism and seven or nine minor ones. The northern Seogism knowns nine minor gods, while the southern Seogism acknowledges only seven of them.

The three major gods are the god of the sea - Lagwami, the goddess of fire - Thabug and the goddess of nature - Iona. These three constantly and actively try to destroy humans or their works.

The minor gods are less aggressive or less persistent in their actions.


This page is still incomplete and missing content or details that are planned, but have not been added yet.


Temples[edit]

There are no full-size temples in Seogism as nobody sane would intentionally draw the attention of the gods upon himself or his town. Instead, there are small shrines on many street corners, where the faithful make small offerings to appease the gods. All such offerings are small and indistinct - a few berries, a fruit, a small piece of meat, some herbs or a few drops of wine or oil. Never anything that would stand out or point to a particular person. While the offerings are small, they are constant. A Seogist will make a dozen or so offerings during a day, often at different shrines, depending on where he is and what he is doing.


Common Phrases[edit]

  • "Oh evil gods!" - A common exclamation over a calamity or something seriously bad happening.
  • "praying to false gods" - Doing something utterly and completely stupid. Seogists believe that the gods are evil and hate humans, and the last thing you want to do is actively offend them, for example by worshipping different/false gods.