Divine Garden

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Divine Garden is one of the eastern-most regions of Impossible Kingdoms of Vudra, it is sacred ground where the Vudrani gods walk amongst their followers. The whole of Divine Gardens is covered in various temples and ashrams, academies devoted to understanding the occult, but they are particularly prominent on the way to the Plateau of Gods. Divine Garden, and in particular the port city of Sumadhadra, are often the first port of call for visitors to Vudra that come from the continent of Tian Xia.[1]

The gods are a vital part of everyday life in Divine Garden, for example across the whole region animals are not allowed to be killed for food to honour the bull goddess Gaelata, who roams the region. Divine Garden is also home to one of the most sacred sites in all Vudra, Hemachandra, Seat of the Golden Moon. This terraced temple hosts thousands of shrines, one to every single Vudrani deity. The temple is so vast that it takes nearly a full day to climb to its peak. The mahajanapada of Baghava is renowned for its incredible ashram and temple complexes.[1]

Unfortunately Divine Garden's sacred nature has, in the past, drawn fell attention. In 4465 AR the Vile Prince Rajput Shivji Shashibhushan, a powerful necromancer, abused the regions holy power to build the Palace of Ivory and Bone.[1] Looting and despoiling the sacred elephant graveyard of the Ajitesh Valley for its bones and ivory the Vile Prince reanimated many of the corpses as undead known as rajput ambari to serve as enormous labourer to build the palace.[2] The Vile Prince was defeated but his spirit still haunts the Palace of Ivory and Bone, his intentions every bit as vile as when he was alive.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Saif Ansari. (2020). "Vudra, The Impossible Kingdoms". Sixty Feet Under, p. 71. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-263-1
  2. Richard Pett. (2016). Escape from Old Korvosa. Curse of the Crimson Throne, p. 186. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-890-8