The road not taken
The old pagan gods have long been considered a remnant of uncivilized times. Indeed, most people in the old continent frown on the old ways, which are associated with dark rituals and sensualism. However, recent years have seen a revival of these ancient traditions in Svorinn.
Although worship of nature was common in the old continent before the development of civilization, it was the interactions between the colonizers and the natives that reminded the foreighners their old traditions. Paganism, which is based around the personification of natural phenomena, seems particularly relevant in these new, harsh lands, where weather influences life in such a profound way. In addition, the unspoiled wilderness can evoke feelings of awe which rival those inspired by any other religion. Nevertheless, the most important reason behind the movement’s success is that, unlike the more anthropocentric religions, paganism openly opposes discrimination against women.
The biggest group of organized pagans is the women of eternal pines, but several persons living in the cities of Svorinn are secretly pagan (and especially women). For the Sisters of the Storm, paganism is a key component of their beliefs, which extend to gender equality and other social issues.
Rules: While conventional clerics cannot be pagans, this faith is well-suited for other classes, especially druids and witches.