Thanks to The Invincible Overlord for; Saving The City and all of us from the horrors of Mortis Maximus Orielious 1. For opening gates. Reducing crime. Cleaning streets. Low taxes. [and so on for a couple paragraphs]
The deities recently called their devoted brother, our Overlord, to council beneath the Minerva Holy Site 2. Testing him in battle vs terrible demons. Despite great destruction to hill and hillside The Overlord, of course, emerged victorious.
“Invictum Imperator Maximus” 3 is now and always “Rex Sacorum Protecto Hominum” 4. Above the High Priests of the Order of Pontifex 5 and the Order of Quindecimviri Sacris Faciundis 6. And that Additicius Olympious 7, is The City’s and all loyal, right thinking citizens religion.
The Overlord has tired of fanciful claims of “speaking with gods” being used to usurp the property rights of citizens and to violate just laws of The City. The never officially recognized and so called “Order of Augures” 8 is thus banned.
Zealotry is counter to lawful society. Although, in his benevolence and wisdom the Overlord recognizes it is a disease of the mind and these unsaveable souls deserve our pity. As long as they don’t pose a threat to safety and order they may continue their insane ramblings and begging. 9
Similarly his benevolence and wisdom allows the Overlord to tolerate the minor deities a few vulgar foreigners mistakenly honor until such day as they awake to glory of Additicius Olympious. 10
The demons passing themselves off as gods of the Rus 11 shall no longer be allowed to run amok. All bearing their symbols forfeit life and property. Those who aide these vile demon worshipers shall be publicly executed in the usual gruesome ways.
To celebrate this great occasion “Invictum Imperator Maximus” has declared coming month of Maius to be tax free and announced a week long festivities featuring said gruesome executions!
A Lich recently freed from its sealed tomb near The City.
Dwimmerhold Dungeon, beneath the abandoned temple of Mitra.
[translation] Invincible Overlord (the best).
[translation] Sacred King and Protector of Men. Divinity incarnate and the absolute highest religious authority.
Pontifix order is name given to Olympian temple priests/church.
Quindecimviri Sacris Faciundis “The keepers of secrets”. A smaller church hierarchy, separate from the Pontifix.
Additicius Olympious is pantheistic Olympianism with the Overlord as it’s 13th “earthly” member.
Zealots are nominally a part of Augures Order. Along with monks and others who don’t fit within the normal temple hierarchy.
In game terms Zealots will not get much respect from “the authorities”. Pretty much same as always.
Carefully worded to be maximally insulting/dismissive without giving cause for foreign religions or governments to respond with force or threat.
Norse deities; Thor, Odin, Freya, Tyr, Heimdall, etc.