Temple Hill (Kintargo)

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The People's Temple, right foreground, dominates Kintargo's Temple Hill district.

The Temple Hill district is the highest point on Argo Isle side of Kintargo and houses almost all of the city's religious buildings.


The district is wedged between the districts of Redroof to the east and south and Jarvis End to the west. Temple Hill centres around what is now the Administrative and Civic Center of Ravounel, also known as the People's Temple and formerly temples to Asmodeus and Aroden. Located at the top of Temple Hill, this temple was the first to be built and has a commanding view overlooking the entire city. After its construction, many other religions followed suit and built their temples across the hill's slope.1

Under the rule of House Thrune, only a small handful of religions other than the dominant Asmodean faith were allowed to remain, and they were heavily taxed.1 The remaining temples included the unpopular Shadowsquare devoted to Zon-Kuthon, the bank-like Abadaran temple known as the House of Golden Veils, and the only church devoted to a righteous deity, Shelyn's Songbird Hall.2 This limited religious freedom was still more than most of Cheliax allowed and helped curb long-simmering outright rebellion1 until the events of the Night of Ashes, Ruby Massacre, and the rest of the Kintargan Rebellion between 4715 and 4716 AR.3

After the Rebellion, Kintargo and Ravounel won their independence from Cheliax and their new governments re-instituted religious freedom. What had been the Temple of Asmodeus was converted to the People's Temple and houses shrines to many faiths. Since at least 4719 AR4 and as of 4724 AR, the Temple has also been in the process of being converted into Kintargo's new city hall, though disputes over its proposed architecture and design have drastically slowed progress.3


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