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The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:49 pm

The New Church of Tyr

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Reveal the truth, punish the guilty, right the wrong,
and be always true and just in your actions.


Based in the city of Baldur's Gate
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The Church within Baldur's Gate is ministered by an NPC within the Temple: Abbot Eldric Sulnar.
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Tyr and his followers are devoted to the cause of justice, to the righting of wrongs and the deliverance of just vengeance. This is not necessarily equality or fairness, as some make the maimed god out to represent, but rather the discovery of truth and the punishment of the guilty.

The Church of Tyr is a highly organized, formal priesthood that maintains internal rules and a system of fortified temples. At Tyrran temples, the faithful can find lodging, fresh mounts, healing, spell aid, weapons, gear, and holy advice. If a worshiper or priest knows that she or he has stinted in service to the Just One, confession and penance are also available.

Clergy of Tyr are sworn to uphold the law wherever they go, and to punish those who have acted wrongly under the law. They are to keep complete records of their own rulings, deeds, and decisions. Through these records, a priest's errors can be corrected, his or her grasp of the laws of all lands can grow and flourish, and lawbreakers can be identified by others. No known injustice done by a Tyrran priest must go unbalanced. Priests of Tyr should also always be vigilant in their observations and anticipations, seeking to see what forces and which beings intend or will cause injustices and threaten law and order in the future. They should then act to prevent such challenges in justice in coming to pass. In short: Abide by the laws, and let no others break them. Mete out punishment where lawbreaking occurs.

Priests of Tyr serve as judge, jury, and executioner in wilderness areas where there is no law but that of the sword. When doing so, their code cleaves fairly close to "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," but does adhere to common trade custom leavened by "the mercy of ignorance." This last means that if a being is truly ignorant of the proper behavior, minor transgressions can be forgiven once with a warning, an explanation of the proper law—and a record of the warning being written down in the priest's Book of Lawgiving for later distribution to other Tyrrans so that the particular being will not be forgiven a second time.

Level titles used by the clergy—and knights-in-service—in recent years, in order of ascending rank, are: Acolyte of Laws, Solemn Brother/Sister, Lawkeeper, Sword of Tyr, Hammer of Tyr, Vigilant Watcher, Just Captain, Avenger, Master Avenger, Abbot, High Lord Abbot, High Avenger, Knight Commander, Hammer Lord, Defender of Justice, and Keeper of the Balance. Maverick titles are few indeed, as this is a closely regulated priesthood.

In civilized areas, Tyrrans become legal experts and serve as the lawyers of Faerûn by dispensing advice and "speaking for" accused persons in trials.

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OOC: Tyr's temple in Baldur's Gate has existed for many years, and many Players both currently active and long retired from the Server, adding much Role-play to the Church and Faith of the Even-handed.

This "new" Church aims to continue that legacy, further that legacy, and bring together the many "knight-errants" that continue to act in faith on behalf of all Tyrrans.

Many who follow the faith of Tyr act on their own, but the Church provides a stable base for the religious services and fair judgements (and DM request!).

There is no active PC hierarchy as of yet, only those upholding the Dogma of the Church (as outlined above).
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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:16 am

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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:13 pm

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The knight-errant takes a knee at the altar to the Even Handed, and seeks the Greater God's guidance, through a prayer-based offering:

"Grimjaws...I come to seek your guidance and your Just watch over those I offer tutelage...for I take to my wanderings again, in your Name, that we Knights, both of Judgement and Mercy, shall slay the hydra that is chaos, and hew off the head that embodies evil, wherever it may be that we traipse.

O Even-handed, send visions of greed Justice to the Tymount Ten, so that their Faith grows by day and by night, for they will become the Sword that brings balance to their peoples...for the road ahead them is long, and without the Truth, they may yet fall from their grace, in their ignorance.

I go forward now...to reveal the great truth...that where evil hides, the good shall stride..."


With the ending of his words, a great glow moves from the altar to upon the shoulders of Henryk...and the knight-errant feels the greater power of Tyr giving answers without direct words....

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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:56 am

EDIT: original post was a direct "speech" to the Abbot of Tyr Eldric Sulnar...but asked to be changed/retconned to a Letter, instead.

The knight-errant Henryk Urde enters the Church of Tyr with added propulsion, with urgency. He leaves a LETTER for the stably positioned High Priest of Tyr Eldric Sulnar, where a layered query and cause is presented.

[parchment]“High Abbot Sulnar...a day of justness bless you. I seek your knowing, and your permission...and your diplomacy in the courts of this grand city.

For in this Tenday, the first snows cast a cold in their falling upon the Sword Coast...and thus the hastening chill that shall bring greater suffering to the Tymount and Claw Hill hamlets who currently house in thin tents with bare sustenance. All those that honor The Triad work to relieve these conditions, as you well know...yet shall we not double our efforts, as a Church, while we still can?!?

On the request of your knowing...to what extent does the actual church building exist, and to that extent, what amount of population of persons may be housed within, even to the point of overcrowding? With haste and space made, double cots constructed and privacy reserved only for the truly needy, what lodging in time of hastening despair could the Church provide?

On the request of permission...you must surely in your Wisdom know to what I speak and what I will now request...that with our humble resources, in the name of our Just God who may act to balance the Scales, I seek your permission to house the Leadership of Tymount, those that keep Order among the people, plus the Tymount Ten I currently train, plus their families, and additional, those that through our shelter, may remain in Health and fit through the oncoming winter, in order to continue to provide for the Rest of the population of refugees, wherever they may be moved or forced to reside. To this request, I can pledge thirty-thousand gold coins to cover the burden of housing, upfront, and further pledge to maintain costs as they arrive in the future.

On the request of diplomacy...as High Priest residing in the Gate for years many more than I, your presence and place in the Court must be established. And with this rank I ask you speak upwards to the Dukes I order to receive their own just and fair permission to bring in such a minor population within the City walls...and to let the Tymount Council and the Tymount Ten travel freely within and without in order to retain order and direction for the entirety of the refugees, until a true and good solution is formed...and the Tymountians and hamlets are returned to their homes.”
[/parchment]

Every third day, Henryk returns to the Temple to search for a response written...waiting with trained patience for a response to come.
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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:13 pm

After receiving a scroll from the High Abbot Sulnar within the Temple to Tyr, Henryk the Sword of Tyr of the New Church of the Even Handed may be observed either within or outside the Temple arranging a very large delivery of coin to be distributed to Temple of Tyr and the Temple of the Wounded God...as it seems that both Temples within the Triad have made pact to oversee and manage the housing and initial living support to those refugees of Tymount and the Claw Hill hamlets, that begin to move with the Gate walls...toward what may be a new life, if not at least, a reprieve from the hardship of homeless peoples.
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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by sweetlikesplenda » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:45 pm

A courier enters the temple of Tyr seeking to deliver a missive for Sir Urde
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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:09 pm

Alongside the recent offer made in public toward those of the Tymount Ten of the Refugee Camp, the Sword of Tyr Henryk of house Urde, knight errant, canvases others toward the Faith of the Even Handed, promising just vengeance to those that take up Tyr's dogma.

Subject: The Farmlands Refugee Camp
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:49 pm
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With regularity, as he had promised the Tymount Ten disciples-in-melee-training, The Sword of Tyr, Henryk the Damaran, knight-errant, gives good lesson during the scheduled Tendays. Until the Tymount Ten promise their Faith to Tyr, or until another cause disbands them, Henryk appears to train on greater skills, greater power...for it seems that he himself, does discover new means in which to apply his Faith into his own sword (and arm).

"Protect the weak...that is such that you must take into heart, into your growing Faith. Do you not keep such high Faith, have you not seen the divine blessing that the Even Handed God does grant those placing themselves into faithful service? The arm may grow strong, and the body may harden in practice...but it is what comes from your heart, that which can radiate from the heart...that is where a great channeling shall occur, where all promises and codes do open the divine door to the realm of your Lord in Faith...and through that service and dedication comes His blessing, comes the Holy powers into your weapon, comes Divine might into your strength to abolish the Foes of Evil that beset you...."

Henryk the knight errant once again, from this moment of Faith Training that he has applied himself to, raises up his sword among the Tymount Ten assembled in circle of which they train, and with a calling in prayer, Henryk channels his force of personality directly into his form with a burst of light around him, a divine might of Even Handed God's blessing, for the Ten to see, for all around them to see.

Then, on top of his radiant increase, Henryk places concentration upon his exotic blade held high, calling the name of his Lord once more into said blade, after which the blade itself pulses with the Holy powers of light and goodness. Fully empowered by his continually growing Faith and Dedication in Grimjaws, the knight errant parries with any number of the Tymount Ten, giving them a direct but non-deadly experience of what great Faith in the Just God, does grant he or she willing to bring Just Vengeance to those set against the goodness of Law.

Henryk the Sword of Tyr ends his sparring session, and with it a few more extended words:

"You Tymount Ten grow in melee skill...but you are invited by myself and the New Church of the Even Handed to take up a Code of Faith to the Even Handed, to Tyr, and thyselves look become willing weapons of the Just God's dogma, to find charge to reveal the truth, punish the guilty, right the wrong, and be always true and just in your actions. Let you know that you may take the New Church into your hearts, and bring the New Church into your Lives as Tymountains...and eventually, as must be planned and executed one day, the return to your homelands...for which you work so diligently toward in your trainings.

The Faith will give you guidance, strength and perseverance against future Evils that may threaten your Peoples...and the Just God give you strength to withstand all strikes against you and yours. I shall lead you into this, shall you give me but the word to do so."


Later, after his words and the training is over, Henryk can be seen tending to the remaining refugees camped in the farmlands, by querying their needs for warmth, with offers of providing coin for any needs unfulfilled. And if such offers are refused politely, but he may witness and faces of despair born of the length of time these villagers wait upon some resolve to their refugee situation, he offers consoling words and prayer...placing emphasis on the righteous outcome to those that remain strong under lawful deeds, reminding any that listen that goodness is not a natural state, but must be fought for to be attained and maintained.

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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:53 pm

The knight errant Henryk the Damaran, Sword of Tyr, after giving prayer on bent knee before the altar to the Just God, is seen leaving a thick-rolled, sealed parchment for the Abbot Eldric. The rumor within the walls of the Temple is that Henryk had come recently and straight from the Refugee Camp, before quill and ink was provided to leave his thoughts with the Temple Priest.
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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Tsidkenu » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:20 pm

A visitor attended the Temple of Tyr today, an olive-skinned and raven-haired Calishi and representative of the Temple of the Watchful Shield. She enquired with the High Abbot as to the whereabouts of one Henryk of house Urde, Sword of the Just God, and seemed rather desirous to speak with the man about his recent public notice. It was said he may contact her in person himself simply with a visitation to her temple in the Palace District.
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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Tsidkenu » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:02 pm

A more successful meeting occurred to-day within the Temple of Tyr between the Helmite Pryat and Henryk, Sword of Tyr. What was discussed remained solely in their trust, but the Pryat left the temple with a brooding expression of an injustice perpetrated against innocents under her guardianship.
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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:43 pm

A small number of able bodied commoners arrive to the Temple of the Just God, with two large packages, equal in size, of a fabric rolled and tied up.

Receiving this delivery is the knight errant, the Sword of Tyr, Henryk the Damaran, of house Urde, and champion of the Cause for a New Tymount. With an anxious yet pleased look upon his face, he directs the workers to unfurl one of the packages for inspection, right there, at the door to the Temple, outside, where any passers by would easily, as well, see.

What is unfurled is a banner, newly stitched, one that could well be carried by bearer into battle or into court, by a Faction that stood beneath, believing in it with a Faith to what it communicated in word, and as symbol.

And upon this banner was stitched in large sized, elegant font, a name easily read from a distance, that being the name,
Tymount.

Some looking at the banner may make an observation that the "T" in the beginning of the Word was styled in a script, such a way, as to resemble a justice scale....
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Re: The New Church of Tyr [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:51 pm

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Within the Temple of the Just God, the foundations of Faith are given test...and novices are brought under greater guidance, receiving lessons of the Faith.

Some may notice that those who enter and leave, those receiving the Lessons, are faces known to be Tymountian, specifically of the Tymount Ten.
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