Age of Worms
Church of St Cuthbert
Map # 4
An austere sanctuary for the fiery sermons of a fanatical preacher, Jierian Wierus — a bombastic orator prone to populist rants extolling the virtues and values of the common man, while often preying on their worst fears and superstitions. The long sermons and services end with group self-mortification with whips and sharp sticks. This evangelical preacher says, “the shame of pain mirrors that of a decaying Diamond Lake”. Though flagellants aren’t common in St Cuthbert’s temples, they are here.
Pastor Wierus preaches the creed that common sense, honesty, and self-sacrifice, lead to civilization. He encourages the faithful to show their penance to St Cuthbert by whipping themselves as an act of self-mortification. The mine managers, government, and other religions all see Wierus as a menace. Wierus leaves day-to-day operations of the temple to his acolytes, including Hameneezer (male human). Spell casting and healing potions are available at half-price to those who both follow St Cuthbert and regularly attend services, three sermons are given each week.