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This edifice, known as the '''Shrine of the Failed''', is a hall of monuments in [[Absalom]]'s [[Ascendant Court]] to those who have failed the [[Test of the Starstone]].<ref name="GtA-16">{{Cite book/Guide to Absalom|16}}</ref> It consists of a series of stone rooms holding shrines that are as elaborate as the caretakers can manage, but are usually no more than a few personal items of the deceased.<ref name="GtA-16" /> It was founded centuries ago, and routinely expanded since by the families of the fallen and other residents of Absalom.<ref name="GtA-16" /> The shrine's caretakers wear black mourning robes, but claim no divine calling, holy texts, or philosophy.<ref name="GtA-16" /> Most visitors view it as a novelty and leave quickly, but there are occasionally devout worshippers who believe that one of the failed is a god who is merely quiescent.<ref name="GtA-16" />
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The '''Shrine of the Failed''' is a hall of monuments in [[Absalom|Absalom's]] [[Ascendant Court]] to those who have failed the [[Test of the Starstone]].<ref name="GtA-16">{{Cite book/Guide to Absalom|16}}</ref>  
 
There are many failed memorialized at the shrine. The most notable include Demuren, god of sacrifice; Gobru, god of fish and the bountiful sea; Mellag, god of rot; Oggo, god of the sixteen poses; Plokkis, god of spoiled food and wastefulness; Silmor, god of blades; Spuchasta, goddess of hallucinatory incense and herbs; the Muted God of silence and serenity; Yepyari, goddess of clouds and tornadoes; and Zimpar, god of the screaming fear.<ref name="GtA-16" />
 
  
==Cults of the Failed==
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== History ==
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It was founded centuries ago, and routinely expanded since by the families of the fallen and other residents of Absalom.<ref name="GtA-16" />
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== Structure ==
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The shrine consists of a series of stone rooms holding shrines that are as elaborate as the caretakers can manage, but are usually no more than a few personal items of the deceased.<ref name="GtA-16" />
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== Inhabitants ==
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The shrine's caretakers wear black mourning robes, but claim no [[divine]] calling, holy texts, or philosophy.<ref name="GtA-16" /> Most visitors view it as a novelty and leave quickly, but there are occasionally devout worshippers who believe that one of the failed is a [[god]] who is merely quiescent.<ref name="GtA-16" />
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== Enshrined failures ==
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There are many failed memorialized at the shrine. The most notable include:
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* [[Demuren]], god of sacrifice<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* [[Gobru]], god of fish and the bountiful sea<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* [[Mellag]], god of rot<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* [[Oggo]], god of the sixteen poses<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* [[Plokkis]], god of spoiled food and wastefulness<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* [[Silmor]], god of blades<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* [[Spuchasta]], goddess of hallucinatory incense and herbs<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* the [[Muted God]] of silence and serenity<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* [[Yepyari]], goddess of clouds and tornadoes<ref name="GtA-16" />
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* [[Zimpar]], god of the screaming fear<ref name="GtA-16" />
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=== Cults of the failed ===
 
Some of the failed gods nevertheless gain followers; indeed, some gain genuine followers, but many 'cults' are actually tricksters out to fool the gullible.<ref>{{cite book/Faiths & Philosophies|12}}</ref>
 
Some of the failed gods nevertheless gain followers; indeed, some gain genuine followers, but many 'cults' are actually tricksters out to fool the gullible.<ref>{{cite book/Faiths & Philosophies|12}}</ref>
  
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The Shrine of the Failed is a hall of monuments in Absalom's Ascendant Court to those who have failed the Test of the Starstone.[1]

History

It was founded centuries ago, and routinely expanded since by the families of the fallen and other residents of Absalom.[1]

Structure

The shrine consists of a series of stone rooms holding shrines that are as elaborate as the caretakers can manage, but are usually no more than a few personal items of the deceased.[1]

Inhabitants

The shrine's caretakers wear black mourning robes, but claim no divine calling, holy texts, or philosophy.[1] Most visitors view it as a novelty and leave quickly, but there are occasionally devout worshippers who believe that one of the failed is a god who is merely quiescent.[1]

Enshrined failures

There are many failed memorialized at the shrine. The most notable include:


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Cults of the failed

Some of the failed gods nevertheless gain followers; indeed, some gain genuine followers, but many 'cults' are actually tricksters out to fool the gullible.[2]

References

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