Battle Magic opened up some really interesting facts about the Living Circle, and I’m curious.
So, we know that Eastern Earth Temple Dedicates wear brown instead of green. Do the Air, Fire, and Water Dedicates also wear different colors? If so, why? Was there a schism between the Eastern and Western temples?
The Living Circle religion started in Gyongxe, so do they use tiyon as a liturgical language? Or do they use the vernacular? Or do the Eastern temples use tiyon and the Western some other language because of the aforementioned possible schism?
Temple Dedicates clearly don’t take vows of celibacy, which is unusual for a monastic order. However, there don’t seem to be many babies around? Are Dedicates banned from having children? Why don’t they take vows of celibacy? What is the Living Circle’s attitude towards casual sex?
While we’re at it, are Lark and Rosethorn married? Does the Living Circle even perform weddings, or are they like Buddhism which leaves marriage to the secular authorities? We know Lark and Rosethorn are in an open relationship, are all Living Circle marriages open? Or is it a special deal they have going on? Are there different ceremonies for open versus closed marriages?
What are the Four Treasures? What is their significance to Living Circle practitioners? Is it an Ark of the Covenant thing where the gods reside within the Four Treasures, symbolic, something else?