PROJECT Design a Place of Worship

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Arcadia, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Every roleplay centred around a religious theme requires a place of worship. Whether it be that of a temple, a cathedral, chapel or even a barn in a field, your task is to design a place of worship under the following criteria!

    Where is this place of worship situated? (By a lake, in a city etc.)

    What does it look like? (Text or picture description)

    What type of religion is worshipped in this place?

    What god is worshipped in this place?
     
  2. Where is this place of worship situated? (By a lake, in a city etc.): In a clearing inside an ancient forest.
    What does it look like? (Text or picture description): The gravel pathway between the thorn bushes off the side of the trail in the woods would lead to a clearing of the old oak forest. The ground in the center of the clearing would be a large stone slab, most likely marble or obsidian depending on the prayer used. As you walk around and look at this stone slab, you would notice runes etched into the sides of the slab which is also imperfect. The slab, due to weather and the elements most likely would be weathering but still strong enough to hold the rituals that those who carved it out years ago partake in. The trees closest to the stone slab would each have a rune carved into the bark of the trees facing outwards, believed to protect the ones undergoing the ritual. Blood and other animal bodily fluids of old can still be seen on the center of the rock slab.
    What type of religion is worshipped in this place?: The religion warshipped here would be considered Pagan by some, but others might call it Nature.
    What god is worshipped in this place?: Not a God, but the concept that Nature itself is the strongest force and that you can appease it or anger it.
     
  3. Where is this place of worship situated? (By a lake, in a city etc.)

    In the center of a small lake, in the largest desert imaginable.

    What does it look like? (Text or picture description)

    It's a tall, obsidian castle-like structure. Most of the torches are tusks with oil in the center. The way in is a dark bridge, lined with bones and eyes. The sacrificial room is a massive, circular room, surounded by mirrors on all sides. It is said that that way, the victims can see themselves being torn apart. The main worship room, also called the "Throne Room", is a great black, jagged cavelike area. At the head of the room is the "Throne" of Mabaya M'lezi. The rest of the temple is lesser worship rooms, a dining hall, and a blood river.

    What type of religion is worshipped in this place?

    The Cult of Mabaya M'lezi

    What god is worshipped in this place?

    Mabaya M'lezi, the great creator. He is not a just god, but an evil one, easily angered. He is supposedly the creator of all. He thirsts of human blood at all times, and his servants are willing to find him the right blood. If he is not fed, he will turn the lake's water into blood, and all who drink it will willingly give themselves to him.

    (Holy crap I have a twisted mind.)
     
  4. Where is this place of worship situated? (By a lake, in a city etc.)
    The Holy Temple of Pann (Not to be confused with that Pan) is located on an island.

    What does it look like? (Text or picture description)
    The temple itself is composed of porous marble, white as the sea foam. The inside is filled with treasure and bounty, offerings given to the deity who resides within.

    What type of religion is worshipped in this place?/What god is worshipped in this place?
    The Gold, jewels, and furs that are left in this place, are the treasures that the deity loves best. Mariner Pann is the Goddess of Pirates and Sailors, and mother to the many children lost at sea. The Stingray is her sacred animal, and so stingray motives are seen throughout the temple. Some worship Pann as a moon-goddess, alongside the sun-god Gilcian, but the villagers of this island know the truth. Pann is a Goddess of the Sea, and her devotees live a life of joy and pleasure, honoring the self, while also protecting the weak. Stealing from the rich and giving to the helpless. Many on these coasts despise the worshippers of the sea-goddess, but they are well suited to this life and moral system.