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The Durem Cathedral

Aim

To offer a place of worship and hope for all who come looking for it. It's duty is to serve its congregation and helping its individual members by using the recourses of the church, the faith, and the charity of the congregation to bring the individual through there times of trial and tribulation. They conduct proper funeral and burial ceremonies. However first and foremost is to promote the ideals of a christian life style.

Open To Attack

Yes. However, it would be appreciated if the person attacked when people are both online and when there is a reason too attack.

Accepting Members

Yes. PM me your bio. Bio structure seen below. If you have a premade bio, that is fine as well.

Alignment

Lawful Good

DESCRIPTION


The Church

Christianity is a religion that is rarely practiced in Gala, due to several reasons. Despite these reasons this church is able to survive because of its strong following. The structure of the church is small due to the fact that it is constantly destroyed by Gaia's common chaotic nature and needs to be cheap to rebuild. The Church is very different from the usual idea of a Christian church would be.

The church itself peach's a left wing christian theology which is very open minded to things such as different races, sexual orientation and perceptions of the bible. Because of this accepting nature the church has managed to gain a large following while at the same time starting few feuds.

The main teachings of this theology focus on Jesus' teachings on peace, justice, fairness, compassion and love. The only thing that keeps it from becoming a large faction of power is the fact that people still hold the common perception that Christians are closed minded and hateful people.

The church's low building cost attribute to the meager wish's of the congregation. The church is very old and the congregation wanted the church no better in terms of structure than it had began. Though due to the generous tithe's of Sieg ecstuffuan, the church has added some basement floors.

The church is a plain but sturdy looking building, with a steeply peaked roof, a white clapboard exterior, and three small stained glass windows along each side. The church before it had been rebuilt had fallen on hard times, but due to the rebuild with the extra tithes the lawn is a plush green without a single weed. The bush's around the church were perfectly trimmed. The shingles on the roof were perfectly placed and in good condition. The gothic style front doors are freshly painted.

Leading up to the front doors is a wide stairway, allowing for large crowds to pour in at once; though the congregation isn't that large. Around the church itself is a small parking lot, leading out to the Durem roads. Next to the church is the church graveyard, which is a small but beautifal graveyard with its tree's and almost mystical serenity.

Through the front doors is a foyer where the ushers who stand at the two double door entrances into the main area of worship. Taking a right at the foyer leads to the stairways downstairs, to the left are the rest rooms.

In the main area of worship is a brown carpet leading to the alter and pulpit, were the preacher and the church choir and band stand. On both sides of the carpets are the pews which are nailed down onto the glistening amber wooden floor. The church is illuminated with modern fluorescent lighting.

On the first level basement is where the children's church is placed, along with a hallway leading to several other rooms which include a kitchen and the pastors quarters. There are also other storage rooms on this floor. Each service is video and audio recorded, also on this floor is a video editing room.

Beneath this level is another level, guarded by two ushers which only the pastor and a select few are allowed.

The town of Midland

This is a small town located near the church and is the living place of most of the congregation. The town is composed of three districts, the farm district which is the largest because it consist of the farm land and the living quarters for the town citizens. The shop district which isn't really a district since it is composed of one short street with buildings on both sides that have the essential shops that the town farmers would need and the shipping district where the farmers send there crops to be shipped out for trade and essential supplies are shipped in from Durem.



LOCATION

The Church is located outside of downtown Durem in a rural farm land community known as midland.

Defenses

None, but the Church has few enemies and even more allies. Otherwise refer to "The Paladin Order"

PEOPLE

The Congregation

The congregation though small is composed of all sorts of gaian races. The church has been able to achieve this multiracial congregation through the use of love and acceptance. Each member of the congregation has there own problems, as they are normal people but they find love and family through the church. They all strive to be humble, peaceful , accepting, and gentle. Because the congregation considers themselves a part of a family, the church members are known for helping each other. The church survives on the generous tithes of its congregation. Another similarity that these members share are there sensitivity to spirit and the holy spirit.

Pastor (s)

There are several pastors which consist of priest from more popular religions who were discontent with there old religions and turned to christianity. They are all composed of trained orators of different races and genders. They have speaking and singing ability that gives the church its powerful charasmatic ability. They mostly live meager lives, donating most of there money to the church. This makes them very humble but at the same time there very helpful. They will take there own time to listen to the concerns in the lives of each individual member of the congregation and will do there best to accomodate him.

Church Choir and Band.

Consisting of many religious bards and dancers, this is another part of the church that brings the congregation together in musical harmony. There songs always bring down the holy spirit, and the powerful voices of the choir and congregation can be heard echoing far from the church itself.

CLIMATE

Whatever the Climate of the Durem city is.

FLORA

In the area you will find only the plant life that exist around Durem, though around the church you will find only neatly cut grass and strubs. In the graveyard however you will find the same lush grass, but also you can see the beautifal flowers that have been planted for the dearly departed.

FAUNA

Evil or neutral natured Wild beast or monsters simply dont wander around near the church. Its a very safe area who's peaceful nature makes it a bad place to go for any wild (chaotic) or evil creature. The spiritual essence of the church makes any neutral being also shy away from moving around this area.

The great spiritual essence that exist around the church makes it a perfect invironment for celestial beast and Though's who are sensitive or fearful of these kinds of beings however will be able to see them clearly. Beings from heaven (though not neccesarily angelic beings) have been known to wander around the church.

RESOURCES

The church's main source of income are the generous tithes of its members. The gaian government doesnt really support religious institutions, so the church must depend on its members to survive. With the addition of Sieg ecstuffuan as a member, the church has gained a lot of money.

MYTH

The Paladin Order

On the third level of the church is the meeting place of a relatively new team of gaians who wish to spread the teachings of love and peace, backed with the power of the gaian warriors. This team of warriors are said to be granted holy spells for use of protecting the weak and are to be backed by the angels themselves.

There goals also include the banishment of all demons and devils to there home plane. It is a fundamental belief that all devils and demons do not belong in gaia, but instead belong in hell or the abyss. They may not kill, unless the being destroyed is undead. The undead are seen as an abomination and false imitation of life and should be destroyed without mercy.

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  • Sieg Ecstuffuan


(PM to request for membership)

Current Missions:


  • Right now the order is performing raids in Commerce establishments that are host to Demons or undead. The establishment is not damaged nor is it attacked, however the order does attempt to destroy those who they believe have committed some sort of offense.


Granted Skills

All of the people who worship here may begin taking levels in the cleric class, PM for more information.

Allies


  • None



+One day I will be Queen of Durem...+


~O.O.C.~
Oh...oh, you know I am going to join! xD












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+...But always will I be myself.+


+ I do not walk with God +


OOC:

Ofcourse.

Once the third guy gets here we can go out and do something.

+ For God Carries Me +
((Fine, I figure My Sky Pirates, led by Cai Lun and Vallins Zelig could help out. No Charge of course, due to Vallins' connections to the lady.))
Valsan
((Fine, I figure My Sky Pirates, led by Cai Lun and Vallins Zelig could help out. No Charge of course, due to Vallins' connections to the lady.))


+One day I will be Queen of Durem...+


~O.O.C.~
Curtsies greatfully as she blushes.

...You are always there, aren't you?

You promice stays with me even after all
this time?

I should speak tell herald of your epic loyalties!

Tell me... how did you find me?












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+...But always will I be myself.+


+ I do not walk with God +


OOC:

Valsan. I dont know ya but thanks for the assistance it is welcomed.

We need to go IC and start to plan out tonights fun.

+ For God Carries Me +
Lady Reigna Estelle Durem
Valsan
((Fine, I figure My Sky Pirates, led by Cai Lun and Vallins Zelig could help out. No Charge of course, due to Vallins' connections to the lady.))


+One day I will be Queen of Durem...+


~O.O.C.~
Curtsies greatfully as she blushes.

...You are always there, aren't you?

You promice stays with me even after all
this time?

I should speak tell herald of your epic loyalties!

Tell me... how did you find me?












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+...But always will I be myself.+



((Good Luck on both our parts, I guess.))


+ I do not walk with God +


Soul Power: 500/500
Tan Tein: 100%
Magic:



It was a beautiful Sunday evening. Sieg had got home after a nice day at church, in the shower the phone rang and alerted him that a meeting had been called by Pastor Troy. This wasn't a typical church meeting this was a meeting of a secret society called the Order of Paladins that Sieg was a part of. Sieg would get out of the shower, dress and then head out.

Sieg would drive to the place on his bike, His mount, raziel.



+ For God Carries Me +
+One day I will be Queen of Durem...+


Once anyone would arrive to the
church they would find a regal carrage outside with
six black clydesdales pulling from the front.

This carrage was notible for whom it belonged to,
but only those knowing whom that was would
have such information.







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+...But always will I be myself.+
And of course, a lone semi-paladin wandered towards the church, in a seemingly deep state of depression. His cape was ragged and torn in places, drenched red from the blood of those he has killed. He had come here to find solace, and to forget Her.
+One day I will be Queen of Durem...+


~O.O.C.~
Sieg, you lead, you made this guild..
happily, please do the honors.
Continue. ^_^












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+...But always will I be myself.+


+ I do not walk with God +


Soul Power: 500/500
Tan Tein: 100%
Magic:

"Oh don't tell me"


That girl. Sieg saw at church last week. She almost disrupted proceedings because of her popularity. Appearantly she was royalty, but because of the weakness of the gaian goverment whom many thought didn't exist she wasn't as large of a figure as she should have been. Sieg walked towards the church then walked into the door, heading down stairs.


+ For God Carries Me +
+One day I will be Queen of Durem...+

*Knock*
*Knock*

*Knock*





Escort Guard:
"M'lady Princess Estelle?"

"Yes, Benard, what might it be?"

A voice could be heard from inside the carriage.

"The man you spoke of has arrived to the Church"

"Very well, then I shall go inside"













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