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First Colonial Bank of Sargava

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The holy symbol of Abadar.

The First Colonial Bank of Sargava is located in the southern Sargavan city of Kalabuto. It is the center of Abadaran worship in the region, and the city's center of commerce. Although the temple's acts might seem charitable, the church of Abadar is mostly concerned with the just enactment of laws and the continued flow of trade. Senior Banker Ninata Kala and Archbanker Batulu Senzan hold sermons in the main chapel every Starday night.[1]

History

The First Colonial Bank of Sargava is a relatively new construction. It is built upon a stone ziggurat, which had stood as a regal reminder of the past Kalabuta leader. The stone ziggurat was sacked by Mzali forces during their most recent incursion into Kalabuto in 4702 AR. The clergy of Abadar bought the ziggurat and built the temple upon it, with construction completed in 4708 AR.[1]

The project was supported by the city's governor General Alban, who felt that the presence of the church of Abadar would draw in more foreign investors to the region. Archbanker Batulu Senzan has presided over the temple since its construction and has worked tirelessly to grow his congregation.[1]

Description

The temple is built upon a stone ziggurat. The first floor accommodates the general public, and the majority of it is given over to the business of banking. The main chapel is located to the east of the lobby. The floor below the main chapel holds the vault and the chambers of a small number of resident priests.[1] The temple shines like the sun in the morning light and the populace uses it as a landmark.[2] The temple nave's cathedral-like ceiling hosts an incredible mural depicting Abadar clothed in a brilliant golden breastplate and silk robes.[3]

Organization

The temple staff is composed of a mere 20 members in total. Most of them are new acolytes just beginning their studies and still residing in off-temple lodgings. A handful of clergy, referred as junior bankers, actually live within the bank's walls.[4]

Notable employees

References

Paizo published a major chapter about the First Colonial Bank of Sargava in Inner Sea Temples.