Religion

Elua and His Companions

D'Angelines, as the citizens of Terre d'Ange are called, are descended from Blessed Elua and the eight fallen angels with whom he wandered after being scorned by The One God. The religion which d'Angeline's follow centres upon Elua and his Companions, with Elua's precept, 'Love as Thou Wilt' forming the fundamental cornerstone of their society and civilization. From the names of their provinces, to the canons which are offered by the houses of the Night Court, to even the festivals and the religious days which are celebrated, all are derived from the tales that are woven about Elua and his Companions.

The history of Elua and his Companions can be found in a short story written by Jacqueline Carey. Entitled 'Earth Begotten', which tells of how Elua came to be birthed from the mingled tears of Yeshua's blood and the Magdalene's tears, and of his wanderings and eventual settlement in Terre d'Ange. It can be found on the author's website here, and is well worth a quick read in order to gain a better grasp upon theme.

Those that claim direct descendency from the angels, and whom carry the purity of their blood within their veins, are known as Scions. The manifestation of these abilities is covered in detail here, and varies from person to person dependant upon which angel the d'Angeline is descended from.

Holidays

Longest Night

21st of December

Eisheth's Renewal

Mara's Eve

February 26th

Mara's Eve is a major night for the House of Valerian. A handful of novice's with the most potential have the honor of having their debut night held on Mara's Eve in honor of Naamah's daughter and the first anguisette, Mara.

Mara's Vigil

February 27th

Camael's Might

April 25th

Night of Love

IC June

Festival of Fire

July?

Anael's Bounty

Autumn

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