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The abbey of Goldspires was the main center of Waukeen worship in the mid-to-late 14th century DR.[3][2]

Location[]

Goldspires was located north-west of the town of Athkatla, outside the city walls.[2] It overlooked the Merchant's Bay from a seacoast promontory, above the city skyline.[2][3]

Structure[]

Goldspires looming over Merchant's Bay.

Goldspires was a massive fortified castle-abbey with high gold-plated gates.[2][1] With over 15 buildings within its walls, it was almost a small city in its own right.[3][2][4] Its towers were decorated with gilded conical roofs, [3]

Among the recorded buildings of Goldspires were:

  • A dance hall[2][1]
  • The Hospitality House, rented by rich patrons to host galas[2][1]
  • An infirmary[1]
  • Stables[1]
  • Several warehouses[1]
  • Several office buildings[1]

Services[]

Most temple services were revels, parties and lavish banquets, funded by the faithful's contributions.[5]

History[]

Following the Time of Troubles, priests of Goldspires were among the first ones to accept the message of the prophet of Lliira and restore an active faith in their deity.[2]

Rumors & Legends[]

Goldspires was said to be supported by twelve major mercantile companies and powerful Amnian families, including seven rising merchant houses, who hoped to gain power thanks to the temple's influence.[3][2]

Inhabitants[]

The temple was ruled by the Holycoin Voice of the Lady Tharundar Olehm, the supreme head of the church.[3] The high priest was seconded by five Overgold sisters referred to as the Five Furies, all potential successors to his title.[3]

Appendix[]

Notes[]

  1. The term "House of All Plenty" was used to refer to any major Waukeenar temple.

See Also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Dale Donovan (May 1998). For Duty & Deity. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 11–12. ISBN 0-7869-1234-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Steven E. Schend (August 1997). “Book Two: Amn”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Lands of Intrigue (TSR, Inc.), pp. 32–33. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc.), p. 179. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  4. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  5. Steven E. Schend (August 1997). “Book Two: Amn”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Lands of Intrigue (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  6. Steven E. Schend (August 1997). “Book Two: Amn”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Lands of Intrigue (TSR, Inc.), p. 47. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
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