Burning Light of Apollo Temple

On the furthest reaches of the Midlands, on the edge of the Jesibil River and far to the east, lies the Burning Light of Apollo Temple. Though Apollo is worshiped throughout the Midlands by farmers and city dwellers alike, only the most fanatical of worshipers travel to the Burning Light Temple. It was at this temple that the Paladins of Apollo once fought a devastating battle with the Eastern Kingdom. This battle spilled the blood of hundreds of men, and it is said that the floor of the temple is dyed red with the blood of these Paladins who died at the hands of infidels. Its scurrilous history can explain why, in a time of relative peace, the priestesses have continued to train and ready themselves for battle. It is for their very strict and hard training that the most ruthless kings often attempt to request the assistance of the priestesses and the Paladins that are trained here, but for all their ferocity they still follow the strict line of good and righteousness. On the grounds of the Burning Light of Apollo Temple, many pilgrims will take time to visit the Garden of the Sun or the Sun and Water Shrine located on the banks of the Jesibil River.
The former High Priestess, her Holiness Sol Serine, appeared to require the utmost devotion to Apollo. Every day at High Sun, everyone would gather in the temple and burn themselves under the lens which focused Apollo’s light into the offering beam, searing their flesh to remind them of Apollo’s power and glory. A priestess in disgrace was sent to the cellars, where Apollo’s beauty could never be seen again. Sol Serine was discovered to be a member of the Cult of Erinyes who had subverted and corrupted the temple grounds. She had captured or sent away most of those truly dedicated to Apollo. She was slain in battle, and the captured priests freed to rebuild and reconsecrate the temple to the faithful.

Burning Light of Apollo Temple

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