Kingdoms of the Mists
Who is The Morninglord?
The Cult of the Morninglord was born late in the fifth century, after the faith’s founder claimed that when he was a young boy, the Morninglord appeared to him in physical form and protected him from the roaming menaces of the Barovian night. Based on this singular encounter, the Morninglord is usually depicted as a luminous sylvan humanoid. Although he is formed of soft, golden light, his face is smeared with blood. The cult teaches that this strange detail may be a sign that even the greatest good may hold some evil stain, and that even the most depraved evil may yet contain a spark of good.
The Morninglord is more a rumor than a ruler. Some say that the Morninglord is Lord Soth’s avatar, extolling freedom and generosity even from his interment. Others say the Morninglord is an aspect of a forgotten deity of charity and grace. Still others say he exists only in the imagination of optimistic fools.
His Influence in the Kingdoms
This humble faith holds great appeal for those who have little more than hope and kindness to offer, and the cult is spreading rapidly. Those who extol the spirit of the Morninglord credit nearly any beneficial happenstance as proof of this beings existence and power. His followers will risk much to spread his good word and assist each other. Those with conflicted or negative relationships feel the opposite and in extreme cases lash out at those who believe as deluded simpletons.