Religion

Religious views vary widely among the races of Halda. This is not just a difference in gods, but also a difference in cosmology and divine theory.

Divine magic and views on divinity:
Nearly every intelligent race on Halda shows some degree of capability with divine magic. The exact nature of divine magic is heavily debated. Elves argue that it is simply magic based upon personal faith, a rare extension of the will that some may learn to harness just as arcanists may learn to channel mystic forces. They justify this claim by comparing the relative strength of divine and arcane magics, arguing that if divine magic really came from some source greater than mortals, it would always best arcane magic.
Humans tend to believe that divine magic is granted by gods, or sometimes to a lesser extent by other beings not of the physical world. They argue that divine magic is indeed more powerful than arcane magic, but that few mortals are worthy of wielding it to its true potential. That privilege is for the gods alone. To non believers (usually Elves), they point out the presence of saints and various recorded miracles. Elves just scoff at this evidence and point out that a sufficiently powerful wizard may perform feats that commoners would call miracles.
Though Dwarves tend to follow the Human view towards gods, they favor the Elven view of divine magic. Dwarves believe that Moradin does not grant power, but instead expects those of sufficient wisdom to discover it.

Elven beliefs
Human beliefs
Dwarven beliefs
Gnomish beliefs
Halfling beliefs
Kobalds and Saurans
Orcish beliefs
Globlins do not have a racial religion, but many treat The Big Plan with the same reverence.
Dragon beliefs

Religion

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