Temple of Saint Ranuth and Saint Chelrik

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A temple of the Order of Hyvrik, this building stands on the very spot where the Agrikan temple stood before the Liberation of 695TR. Built in just one year, the construction of the church took the combined efforts of Master Hakyl 20, eight bonded masters, twenty-nine journeymen and forty-three apprentices. Many local townsfolk were conscripted as labourers, especially to tear down the foul pit of Agrik and to haul new limestone from the quarry two and a half leagues away. Despite the haste with which the temple was built, it is solid, level and true.

The current Serolan, Barald Palgen, is only the second high priest since 695TR. Appointed in 705TR on the death of his predecessor, Elirel of Mildar (a strong and dynamic woman), Barald has worked to nurture and strengthen the church among the nobility. He has made it a point to get to know every Lord and Lady by name and closely watches over his or her spiritual well being. As the senior member of the Order of Hyvrik in the Hundred, he also exercises control over members of the Order of the Checkered Shield and the private chaplains of the various manor holders. A notable exception is the Earl’s Personal Chaplain who he treats as an equal.

Now getting on in years, he has begun to groom the Master of Acolytes, Nycia, as his replacement. She is intelligent, pious but practical. She has a hard and daunting personality, but he feels that is needed this close to the border. She often acts as Serolan when he is absent.

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The Selvos people article is © 2003 Kerry Mould. It is a derivative work. The art is by Richard Luschek.
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Temple of Saint Ranuth and Saint Chelrik

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