Anni nostri Dominus
Faith and Piety
Penndragon as a game is not designed to function as a vehicle for exploring the complex problems of many faiths interacting, despite how big of a deal it would be especially at the historical context time. It is a game of Courtly Love and Knightly Virtues. Yet what of a Knight who doesn’t been his knee to Rome? Is this Knight incapable of virtue then or is the virtue a different kind. If a core belief of Chivalry is duty to God and king, who are often tied together, can other non-christian Knights be Chivarlic? The answer is yes but how does a knight a paragon of virtues, a champion of the old gods and a champion of heretics stack up against each other? A player must answer that for themselves.
|Christian Sect||Core Difference Believe||Major Religious Object||Head|
|British||Jesus was taught by the druids and many things that he would teach his disciples comes from theses Druid lessons. Abbots have more power than Bishops. The Crown can appoint head of abbots and Bishops. Mankind has free will and is capable of good or evil as their actions dictate their behavior.||The Gail||Ruling Leader|
|Rome Catholicism||Default we are use to, mostly.||Crucifix||The Pope in Rome|
|Ayraism||There is no Trinity, Christ was picked and raised up to divinity. Mostly follows the order of the Roman Catholicism. Importance is place on man, if Christ could be chosen for divinity, so too can holy followers.||Christ Himself||None|
|Orthodox||At the time of Arthur, no Iconoclasty, and different organization than Rome.||The Cross||Byzantium Emperor|
Christianity isn’t the only faith with in the land of Arthur
|Pict Anima||Men and God are no match for the forces of the world||None, worship the “spirits” of the world||Shamen, wise women, wise men|
|Druidic Faith||The reformed Gallic faith. Organisation is centered around the druidic mysteries with Druid acting as priests, sooth sayers and physicians. Merlin is seen as the greatest and strongest of the druids and many look to him for answers and guidance.||Many||Druids|
|Saxon Paganism (Germanic)||Fight and Die in battle so the god may know of you and your kin.||Many||Loosely organisation around Battle Priest.|
What of Judaism?
The Heathen Religious Virtues are Vengeful, Honest, Arbitrary, Proud, and Worldly. This covers Saracens and Picts.
The Pagan Religious Virtues are Lustful, Energetic, Generous, Honest, and Proud. This covers British and Welsh pagans.
The Wotanic Religious Virtues are Generous, Honest, Proud, Worldly, Reckless and Indulgent. This covers Germanic and Scandinavian pagan characters.