The Destiny of Kord
Consecration of Selunes Tear
(Text beginning after a tediously long-winded Foreword and Preamble).
Written 467KR, by Sortho Wodenatz, Historian of the Royal House.
Now, to gain an appropriate understanding of the events that I present to you in these preliminary chapters, dearest reader; a record of darker times (may the generous reign of Queen Sydana and King Ottovar long continue) when Kordovan's lost their traditional respect for the Monarchy and did stray from their industrious, obedient norm.
In 446KR, during the early reign of our lord King, the monks of the House of Her Starry Gaze did approach the royal house and chastise most strongly the young queen's religious inclinations. They argued strenuously that the worship of a deity such as Loviatar by a member of the Royal House was contrary to the duties and responsibilities inherent in the Monarchy. King Ottovar (quite rightly) pointed out that the personal religious tastes of any Kordovan had been supported by both Royal Charter and Guild Law for decades within the greater hegemony and that his beautiful wife's chosen church was one of her youth, commonly followed in her home city of Cimbar.
This began a period of disconnection between the Royal House, the nobility, and the priests and monks of the island complex. Selune's Tear had become by 448KR the largest religious centre of Selunite worship throughout most of southern Faerun. Their long-time and bitter rivals the Sharite sect of the Darkened Moon had lost many followers to an influx of foreign deities and residents and the most holy sanctuary of Loviatar was simply a small as yet unadorned shrine in the outer city.
The power of the Selunite Church was such that they were able to place many of their own followers in positions of authority throughout Kordia (title assumed 450KR) as the borders of our glorious nation expanded rapidly under the aegis of our commander, King Ottovar. Also in this year (448KR) did our majestic Queen give birth to her second child, another boy, named Giano after the casting ritual at the Consecrated Altar of Altan. This joyous occasion was marred by priests of Selune, who refused to offer the attendant ritual blessings traditionally presented to the new-born prince by the ranking churches of the city. In this writers humble opinion…(and we will break to more pertinent information than Sortho's self-indulgences and false modesty)…
King Ottovar's religious proclivities were never strong, his concerns being of a more temporal nature, and he was oft absent from the city during this period. Responsibilities and conquest at our borders keeping him from our fair metropolis and his fairer wife. His father Markovar had been a more religious man, supporting both the churches of Waukeen and Selune vigorously in his efforts to bring a more cosmopolitan edge to the city. Andrea Altan, the former Queen had been a regular member of the congregation on the island of Selune's Tear and openly wore the symbols of the treacherous moon-goddess.
The stronger guilds and the church of Shar had by now joined the Queen and the most holy sect of Loviatar in condemning the arrogant attitudes of Selune's priesthood, though
So, OoC for once. It should be fairly obvious that Sortho, Danmara and indeed many of the scholars in Kordia, have wildly different interpretations toward, and methodologies for, communicating Kordova's history. At this point I would like to insert the following facts so as to somewhat disambiguate the mess created by these 'historians'.