The deity of valor, Heironeous ages war against evil of all
sorts, especially to his half-brother and nemesis, Hextor. He is
the patron of chivalry, justice, honor, just war, and courage.
fist holding a lightning bolt
Heironeous expects his followers to uphold the highest ideals of
chivalry and justice and to treat adversity as a challenge to be
met and overcome, just as evil should be overcome. The world is a
dangerous place where those who fight for justice and who protect
the weak and the innocent face a never-ending series of challenges.
He exhorts his followers to act honorably at all times, and to
uphold the virtues of justcie and chivalry with deeds, not just
words. Those who face danger with certainty and calm will prevail
agains evil, Heironeous advises.
The religious heirarchy of Heironeous is organzed like a
military order. It has a clear chain of command, lines of supply,
and well-stocked armories.
Clerics of Heironeous fight against worshippers of Hextor
whenever they can and spend the rest of their time protecting the
civilized lands from the threats of evil. Older clerics work as
judges, strategists, and military instructors. The church as a
whole is very militant, always championing some cause or embarking
on a crusade against evil or injustice. Though some find their high
ideals and intense devotion to their cause a little intimidating,
the church of Heironeous is widely admired. This admiration comes
mostly because the followwers of Heironeous battle genuine evils,
usually with little thought of monetary reward. “Glory is the
reward for defeating evil, while virtue is the reward for upholding
the tenets of Heironeous,” say the clerics.
Heironeous’s clerics also oppose clerics of Hextor whenever and
wherever they can.
Temples to Heironeous always have a slightly militaristic look
to them. In unsettled areas, they double as fortresses. Even in
settled or urban areas they usually contain open, grassy courtyards
where soldiers can train.
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