Heresy: yes. I had written a post on New Vegas in the old thread that I deigned not to add to the canon because it wasn't poorly written. I plan on rewriting it at some poinMy question about whether or not you will expand on the New Age and Heresy religions.
Excellent post that I hadn't seen, though I would add: I've also mentioned Rainier as a home to the "Cascadian Lama", though I didn't expand on it. That's open t anyone who wants to.The High Cascades, Ascendant and Pure
Towering above the valleys of Cascadia lie volcanoes, restless giants covered in snow and ice, standing above the mountains that surround them. These volcanoes hold a holy and exalted place among the peoples of Cascadia as the bridges between the land and sky, portals to stars, watching over these lands and protecting them from the wilds of the eastern deserts.
Rainier: The Great One
The tallest mountain in Cascadia, she cloaks herself in clouds and shines brightly from her snow capped peaks
Saint Ellens: The Angry One
The most active volcano in the region ,she has erupted nearly 25 times in the last 900 years since the regression. Whereas once she was hollowed out, she grows once more to be a magnificent though tempermental god.
Hood and Adams: Guardians of the East
Flanking the Columbia river as it flows from the Eastern Basin to Cascadia, these two volcanos guard the land of Buddhism from the treacherous infidels beyond. It is said that if heathen armies were to ever invade from the East, these two would unleash their rage against the invaders and smash them to bits.
Baker: Loner of the North
Close to Vancouver, Baker lies far from his siblings. He is a silent guardian overlooking the Fraser Delta and the Strait of Wandifuke.
Jeffsin: Southern and Remote
Shorter than his brothers and sisters, as well as nestled deep in the mountains, Jeffsin is hard to see and just barely peeks over the horizon.
I take it this is taken from Black Lives Matter? A bit odd... is there a big BLM contingent in Eastern Oregon?Beelem (Eastern Oregon): The High Desert
Before the Regression, when state borders were being drawn up, far too often they were drawn without consideration for the local geography. Oregon is a good example of this. It like it's neighbor Washington spanned two very distinct regions, divided by the Cascades. In Washington's case the eastern part was conquered and became the District of Columbia. Not so in Oregon.
The high desert east of the Cascades could not be called "Oregon" as that referred exclusively to the lands west of the Cascades. It couldn't be called "Washington" or "Idaho" as this region was never part of either state and both names have already been taken up by separate entities. Nevada doesn't feel right either, the two landscapes are too different. So what does that leave the poor shepherds and mountain men to call this harsh steppe home of theirs? Well they'll just make up their own name!
So for years after the Regression, they debated around low campfires what to call themselves. Interim names were thrown around but "Desert People" just doesn't feel right you know. Well as time went on, one tribe conquered the rest. They were headed by a man who claimed to be from the B-L-M. His tribe called themselves Beelemites and eventually the name stuck even as the original tribe splintered upon their leaders death. Eventually this region came to be known as Beelem after the tribe that first conquered this land. And now Beelem is the land of the dry steppe and wild Mustangs, home of raiders(when convenient), horse eaters(only the wild ones) and traders(when profitable).
Though this region once generally practiced its own pagan faith, after the Columbian Crusade, the spread of druids and monks into this wilderness gradually converted the Beelemites to Buddhism. And so they raid the infidels that surround them, storming into the Klamath and Snake River Valleys and stealing anything not held down.
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I take it this is taken from Black Lives Matter? A bit odd... is there a big BLM contingent in Eastern Oregon?
I'm thinking of turning LOTR lore into an actual religion. Of course, it will have some animist and old testemant influences but judging how mush of a devout christian Tolkien was, it looks pretty easy so far. I'm thinking of making the faith popular with the New Israelites and eventually, it will experience a boost thanks to the gunpowder trade. It will probably become a state religion during the late American Renaissance but for now, it's mostly a bunch of churches in the Rizzini territory. I also feel like turning the teachings of Muad'dib into a religion for the Chicago Muslim refugees.
My thoughts exactly.But will people remember LOTR lore? Its not that popular and very few people actually know the deep lore of the series. Same with Dune. Yes it was an influence story but is it popular and do people actually know the teachings of Muad'dib? I'd say probably not. If you still haven't read the original Matthew White stuff, you probably should along with the TKII thread.
Another Muslim region would be Dearborn, Michigan because it's got the second-highest Muslim population in the US, behind NYC of course. And I've always disliked how ugly the canon map of Islamic Colorado is. Why any medieval state would use straight lines for borders is beyond me.My thoughts exactly.
Also, the only canonical Muslim region exists in the Rocky Mountains. Check the OP.
Another Muslim region would be Dearborn, Michigan because it's got the second-highest Muslim population in the US, behind NYC of course. And I've always disliked how ugly the canon map of Islamic Colorado is. Why any medieval state would use straight lines for borders is beyond me.