Each Altar trains the guildsfolk that come to them to fulfill a specific role in the Tao and carry out the duties that come with those roles.

Training at the Altar of Twelve Trees and the Creeping Vine

These Altars prepare but one type of ritualist for the world of the Tao; the Ulmargarn: The Altars that represent the interests of the wild across all lands, they are political and diplomatic Altars, dealing primarily with governance. There are always two Ulmargarn, usually with radically different approaches to governance of the Rhygarheans living in the country that they have emigrated too. The Ulmargarn are the people behind the political ambition in Rhygahrea and responsible for that influence in foreign lands. The ruling Ulmargarn of a land is decided by the four Altars  not attached to this section of the grove hierarchy, the ruling Ulmargarn leader sits the Hierophants council in Azilir

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Training at the Altar of The Gorgon and the Emerald Willow

These Altars prepare only one type of ritualist for the world of the Tao; the Melkarr: As noted the power of the natural world does not flow from the power of belief in the same way that the Focus Gods do. When the world opened to them Kethlan taught the druids the power of rite and ritual and how to worship the world, its powers and one another. Each Land and each of the two grove in those lands carries sacred lore an ritual that sustain the flow and regulation of Kethlan, keeping traditional values and necessary rites flowing in time with the political and social needs of a society that cores itself in Rhygahrea but at the same time has fragmented across the entire continent. The Melkarr is at the same time subservient too and overriding of the Ulmargarn in that it must obey, indeed adapt too, the laws laid down by the Ulmargarn and respect its policies but at the same time they hold to the ancient traditions that define the ways of Kethlan and by the oldest of oldest laws they cannot be broken.

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Training at the Altar of The Broken Lady

The Broken Lady prepares but one type of ritualist for the world of the Tao; the Elestrom: As noted the power of the natural world does not flow from the power of belief in the same way that the Focus Gods do. The Kargalat – In Rhygahrea the Kargalat are a feared body. In their two forms they represent the two active arms of druidic society. In one there is the Ele-Strom; they that deal out the justice of Kethlan, they are judges in disputes, they ensure that rites are observed correctly and that the power of Kethlan is not being abused in any way. They also monitor the power of any growing user of the wild and ensure that any who seem to be growing too quickly or without constraint are tested in certain rites before they continue. The Vormearn; or those of the wild are what many refer to Rangers, travelling the land claimed by Kethlan’s Kingdom they act as the teeth and claws of the Groves, protecting rituals, championing causes and protecting the borders of the land from interlopers and dangers, sometimes hunting down beasts and eliminating dangerous threats. They also make up the bulk of the armed force of the Kingdom and can be called to a Mustering of Crows should the need occur.

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Training at the Altar of The Stone Circle

The Stone Circle prepares but one type of ritualist for the world of the Tao; the Vormearn: As noted the power of the natural world does not flow from the power of belief in the same way that the Focus Gods do. The Kargalat – In Rhygahrea the Kargalat are a feared body. In their two forms they represent the two active arms of druidic society. In one there is the Ele-Strom; they that deal out the justice of Kethlan, they are judges in disputes, they ensure that rites are observed correctly and that the power of Kethlan is not being abused in any way. They also monitor the power of any growing user of the wild and ensure that any who seem to be growing too quickly or without constraint are tested in certain rites before they continue. The Vormearn; or those of the wild are what many refer to Rangers, travelling the land claimed by Kethlan’s Kingdom they act as the teeth and claws of the Groves, protecting rituals, championing causes and protecting the borders of the land from interlopers and dangers, sometimes hunting down beasts and eliminating dangerous threats. They also make up the bulk of the armed force of the Kingdom and can be called to a Mustering of Crows should the need occur.

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