Ashes of War
The Spirits of the Past
The three Tairnadal sects of elves from northern Aerenal and Valenar do not worship the Undying Court. They have a separate, yet related, religious tradition that is vested in a clerical caste known as the Keepers of the Past. The Tairnadal also revere their ancestors and believe that their ancestors’ souls represent a collective divine force that can be tapped through faith to produce supernatural power and divine magic. But while they respect the undying, they do not worship them, believing that true divinity is only achieved once a soul has passed from the material world. The Tairnadal believe that the existence of the Undying Court keeps their Aereni counterparts too tightly bound to the past rather than using the blessings of the ancestors to forge a better future.