Stumbling through the Swordcoast
The Silver Flame
Lawful Good God
Sphere: Protection, generosity, destruction of evil and the unnatural
Domain: Hope, Justice, Protection
History: Thrane became a theocracy ruled by the Keeper of the Flame and the Council of Cardinals in 914 YK, when the last Wynarn heir, King Thalin, died.
Religion: The Church of the Silver Flame is dedicated to protecting the world from evil. Its members include militant clergy and members of knightly orders devoted to waging physical and spiritual war against evil and monstrous threats.
Second only to the Sovereign Host in popularity and prominence, the Silver Flame espouses purity, steadfastness, charity, and, above all, the destruction of evil. As such, paladins are its most fervent worshipers, but crusaders from all walks of life look to the Flame for guidance. The Silver Flame is an abstraction, not a deity. It represents powerful forces of good and self-sacrifice that keep evil locked away. In ages long past, a female human named Tira Miron transcended her humanity to become the immortal Voice of the Flame. She serves as the intermediary between the sacred Flame and the vast majority of mortals who haven’t attained the purity necessary to communicate directly with the divine force.
The Church of the Silver Flame is much more organized than the hierarchy of the Sovereign Host. The Church has a definite chain of command, and its members aren’t afraid to wield their power in secular affairs. Flamekeep, in Thrane, is the Church’s capital and home to its leader, the Keeper of the Flame. The teachings of the Silver Flame (and its church) are:
- Destroy evil in all its forms. Undead are particularly abhorrent to the Silver Flame.
- Bring relief to those who suffer.
- Protect those who cannot protect themselves.Offer aid to those who can.