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May 18th, 2018, 2:19 pm

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Subforums: Astin Trame's Rooms, High Priestess Margot Rossignol's Rooms

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April 29th, 2017, 8:41 pm

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No unread posts Great Temple of Elua

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April 30th, 2017, 3:43 am

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No unread posts Great Temple of Naamah

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April 25th, 2018, 1:55 pm

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No unread posts Great Temple of Kushiel

Though it was located in the heart of the City, it sat alone in a walled square. There were no businesses surrounding it; no shops, no taverns, no markets. The building was clad in travertine marble, a muted honey-colored hue. The gate was unlocked and there was no keeper. Within lay the courtyard and stables.

The stairs leading to the entrance of the temple building were steep and narrow. The tall doors were clad in bronze and worked with a relief of intertwining keys. It was said Kushiel once held the keys to the gates of hell. House Shahrizai takes its emblem from the same motif. The door-knocker was a simple bronze ring, unadorned. Within, save for a pair of marble benches, the foyer was empty of all adornment.

Down a set of hallways were the baths of purification. The baths were stark and plain. Light poured in from high, narrow windows. There was a pool of white marble, heated by a hypocaust. The water shimmered, curls of steam rising in the sunlight. The hot water smelled vaguely of sulfur.

The temple proper lay down a broad hallway with a high ceiling and another pair of massive, bronze-clad doors at the end of it. The doors clanged like bells as they opened.

The effigy of Kushiel towered in the room, filling the space; the entire temple must have been built around it. His arms were crossed on his breast, his hands gripping his rod and flail. His distant face was stern and calm and beautiful, the same visage echoed in the mask of the priests who awaited. One held a flogger.

At the base of the effigy was the altar-fire. A few tendrils of smoke arose. The stone walls of the temple were blackened with old soot. The flagstones were scrubbed clean, though. Especially those before Kushiel’s effigy, where the wooden whipping-post stood.


Paraphrased. Carey, Jacqueline (2007-06-14). Kushiel's Justice (Kushiel's Legacy) Grand Central Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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May 29th, 2017, 2:21 pm

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No unread posts Cimetière des Temples d'Elua

The city of Elua's cemetery.

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