Temple of the Fire Petals

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Mana collection is centered around Sava, sixteen-armed goddess of love, war, and growing. 
	She is no longer directly worshipped, but some old rituals are still employed in temple ceremonies.
Temple has built philosophy around old traditions, Sixteen-Handed Way.
Temple is headed by Majestic White Bird (cleric 5)
	in the city of Sun Sleeps (pop. 6,000, ruled by Magistrate Gray Fox, fighter 2), 
		in the March of Farcastle (ruled by Guardian Dead Sight In Darkness, battle captain 5)
			in the Western Province (ruled by Protector Gleaming Sword, paladin 8)
				in the Summer Kingdom (ruled by the Empress, icon 14)
The Temple has fallen out of favor with the Empress and with the High Temple
	The Temple clings to old traditions (pseudo-worship of Sava)
	Conversion to new ways would lose mana for a while, perhaps years
	They'd have to send half of the clerics, paladins, and monks away
	This would leave the temple vulnerable to physical attack from the Guild Elder
Guild Elder Triumph Of Diamonds has purchased the land that the Temple sits on. 
	He wants to build a guild hall on it and replace the Temple Market.
	He doesn't have the power to tear the temple down, but he can excise taxes.
	He's also raiding the temple (in secret, naturally) to try to drive people away.
	If pushed, he will call a favor from the right hand of the Protector
		The right hand is a vicious Warlord named Blood of Angels
Guild Elder Triumph of Diamonds is breaking many laws
	He is taking bribes from city officials
	He is blackmailing Magistrate Gray Fox 
	He is bribing judges
On the horizon, a border threat is forming
	The Marsh Witches control the land across the river
	The Marsh Witches have made a pact with an old Demon
	Many demonic spirits start attacking the March of Farcastle
		Guardian Dead Sight in Darkness wants answers

Temple of the Fire Petals

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