It was founded centuries ago, and routinely expanded since by the families of the fallen and other residents of Absalom.
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.
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, also known as the Unspoken One
- Yepyari, goddess of clouds and tornadoes
- Zimpar, god of the screaming fear
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.
- Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 16. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
- Clinton Boomer. (2009). Hands of the Muted God, p. 3. Paizo Publishing, LLC.
- Savannah Broadway, Paris Crenshaw, Neall Raemonn Price, David Ross, Owen K.C. Stephens, and James L. Sutter. (2013). Faiths & Philosophies, p. 12. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-543-3