The Silver Flame
The Church of the Silver Flame was born in 299 YK. A volcanic eruption in Thrane released a demon lord. But with the coming of the demon lord it also created a link with the power that kept it in check for an eon. The Power (silver flame) found a vessel in a young woman named Tira Miron. Tira soon raised the forces of Thrane and drove the fiends back to the black mountain. With the demon lord and his army back in the vaults of Khyber, Tira went to the cave where the Silver Flame rose from the floor and jumped into her soul, making her a part of the flame. Tira now serves as the Voice of the Silver Flame, the intermediary between humanity and the divine.
The church is divided into two parts; militant and ministry. The ministry oversees administrative functions of the church. The ministry also gives spiritual guidance to the church’s members. Every kingdom has a network of priests and bishops, whom answer to the Council of Flamekeep and then to the Keeper of the Flame. The church militant is comprised of warriors, paladins, clerics, and exorcists. Unlike the ministry, it battles evil rather than evangelize to the people. The soldiers live and train in monastic fortresses, and patrol across the territory of Thrane.
The goal of the Church is to destroy all evil in the world. These evils range from fiends and undead to corruption and greed. The Church does not expect every member go out and kill fiends, but rather ask that they live a noble life and try to get others around them to do the same.
The Church’s foremost enemy is the Lord of Dust. Known only to a select few, the Silver Flame was born of an ancient struggle between the rakshasa and the couatl. It is the Flame that holds the rajah at bay to this day. Also opposed to the Church is the Order of the Emerald Claw. The Church takes any opportunity to strike down these necromancers and their undead creations.