This is the lore database for The War of Celandine: A Saga Reborn. Click here to be directed back to the overview page of the roleplay. This thread will be updated to include lore on Teran and the its various races. Geography Celandinian Religions Due to their large numbers, Human religions tend to vary greatly. In Celandine, however, majority of Humans are followers of the Lord of Light. The Lord of Light is one of the most notable monotheistic religions in all of Celandine. It puts an emphasis on the purifying aspects of light and fire. As such, most deceased who follow this religion prefer to be cremated upon the time of their death. A common funeral tradition is for the mothers, aunts, and other various female relations of the deceased to gather ashes in their hands and coat their heads with it. It is often accompanied by wailing and moaning to express one's grief. *Human religion is Celandine is extremely diverse. If you have a different religion, please insert a field named 'Religion' in your character application and describe to us your character's spiritual beliefs. If Elven culture has taught us anything, it is that they hold a deep reverence for the natural world. Respect for the natural world is an idea so entrenched in their psyche that most Elves believe that when you die you return to Anora, where your body shall mix with the elements forevermore. One common cultural practice is the ritual of uthenera ("the long sleep"). When an Elf passes from this world, their family and friends dig a pit in the ground. The pit is then adorned with flowers, food, and other compostable materials. The seed of a tree is then buried along with the deceased. This ritual is meant to represent the natural cycle of death and life, conveying how death can beget life and how life is dependent upon death. List of Elven Gods and GoddessesThe Elven Pantheon consists of multiple gods representing aspects of nature. It is believed that these gods were once powerful beings who roamed Anora, aiding in the creation of all that is and ever will be. While they werent Elves exactly, various Elven houses claim to be descended from these gods and goddesses. These houses have come to represent a class of nobility in Elven society. Coimas Suula Depicted as a mighty dragon, Elven mythology holds that in the dawn of time, Coimas Suula, which roughly translates to "Breather of Life", bent down and blew upon the land of Celandine. His breath brought a mighty wind which caused all the dirt in the land to fly wildly into the air. When the dust settled, it had formed the Elven people. House Baschan traces its lineage directly back to this primeval being. Those of House Baschan are natural healers, and many are born with the ability to breathe life back into the dead. However it is an ability that they must use sparingly since it requires a fraction of their own life force. Edan Tel'Nomor Translating literally as "Man of Many Trees", Edan Tel'Nomor is the god charged with the creation and protection of the forests of Celandine. He is often depicted as a naked Elven man. He is mainly worshipped by the Eastern Dryads, who revere his Three Tenets of Hunting. The House claims to be descended from this god is the House Eldaneri. Members of the House Eldaneri often have the innate ability to magically manipulate plants and other vegetation. Also, they tend to be adept herbalists. Beleg Faran The goddess, Beleg Faran ("Mighty Huntress"), is often depicted as a bow-wielding Elven woman. She is accredited with teaching early Elves how to craft and wield bows. She is also somewhat associated with the Moon and lunar cycles. House Navima, who tend to be very gifted archers and marksmen, claim a direct relation to Beleg Faran. Dwarven religion is based around a system of ancestral worship. Dwarves who contributed something valuable to Dwarven society ascend to the position of Paragon. When a Dwarf dies the burial ceremony is conducted in a large stone tomb, sealed after the body has been deposited. Family and Friends will often talk of the feats and accomplishments of the deceased. The tomb is then usually filled with riches and other possessions precious to the deceased. If the Dwarf served in the military his comrades were expected to write and recite poem or song about the valor and bravery of the deceased. After this, a large feast is held to commemorate the deceased. Another common custom states that male family members of the deceased to trim or shave completely their beards to express their grief. History of Celandine An explanation of how the Celandinian Calendar works: era/century/year, mm/dd. Note: The events of this roleplay will take place during the 3rd Era, 4th Century. The events of this roleplay will affect the timeline and, as such, it will be updated as the roleplay progresses. This timeline is focused on the events of Celandine. I will create a calendar for Teran in the future. Currently, it is written that Celandine wins the war, but this could change depending on the outcome of the roleplay. | 1E 1C 16Y April, 19: Republic of Celandine is established. Named after the yellow wildflower that grew rampant over the island continent. | 1E 2C 36Y August 21: People of Celandine are unsatisfied with Republic of Celandine's performance. People starve, and riots break out. | | 1E 4C 74Y June 28: Republic of Celandine is abolished, and Elves take rule over Celandine. | | | | 1E 8C 69Y February 13: Era of Peace ends. | 2E 1C 69Y February 14: Era of The Dragon begins. | | | 2E 4C 35Y Month and Day unspecified: Civil disputes begin between Elves, Dwarves, and Humans. | 2E 4C 42Y December 25: Elves instate the practice of Human Enslavement. | | | 2E 8C 98Y September 12: Era of The Dragon Ends. | 3E 1C 98Y September 13: Era of Turmoil Begins. | | 3E 2C 69Y June 28: Elven City of Connous is destroyed. | 3E 2C 87Y July 14: Construction of Erandor is completed. | | 3E 3C 12Y August 8: Queen Dalisia and King Nargen sign the Erandor Concordat. | | 3E 4C 16Y March 1: Teran dispatches forces to conquer Celandine. | 3E 4C 25Y March 28: After a long and brutal war, Teran's forces are decimated by Celandine's combined troops. | | | | 3E 7C 64Y May 31: King Aeleaus dies. | 3E 7C 64Y June 12: Races begin fight over who should rule over Celandine. | 3E 7C 70Y January 4: Each Race states their own individual territories. | 3E 7C 72Y April 9: Official declarations of War are made by The Humans. | 3E 7C 73Y November 26: The War of Celandine begins.