The Stolen Lands
In living memory, Razmiran was one of the River
Kingdoms(and by some reckoning, still is). The
various rulers of Lambreth, Tymon, and
Sevenarches hold predictably dim views of
the theocracy next door. Lord Arnefax in
Lambreth is particularly quick and brutal
in repelling Razmir’s clergy, though
worshiping the Living God is not forbidden—that
would violate the First River Freedom. Some lords
find the carrot more expedient than the stick,
offering bounties for Razmiri religious symbols
and literature, and letting their own people do
the discouraging. The people need little incentive;
they are as distrustful of Razmiri missionaries as
they are of any outsider.
The bullying style of Razmiri proselytizers finds
little purchase among the independent Riverfolk,
who are well versed in repelling violent assault.
Gentler priests bearing kind deeds and honeyed
words, however, find an audience—self lessness
and courage can sway hearts. Tales of the Living
God find a toehold in some border settlements,
no matter how the local lords rail.