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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. 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. It was founded centuries ago, and routinely expanded since by the families of the fallen and other residents of Absalom. The shrine's caretakers wear black mourning robes, but claim no divine calling, holy texts, or philosophy. 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.
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.
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