Preptober 2019: Celebrations and...Superstitions?

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Hello Everyone!

So I got wickedly behind on Preptober because my schedule at work has increased steadily. So I'm working to combine a few of the prompts.

Prompt 5:

While there are definitely music involved with almost every celebration and holiday preparations, I'm not certain whether there is actually any celebrations centered around music. Will need to investigate that further.

Prompt 6:

That would be a solid no again. Superstitions are strictly forbidden in Verden, in accordance to the laws of the Ecclesia. Even Ravndal tends to stay away from superstition. The only group that is actively superstitious is the Taika and as I mentioned, they are not musical by any means.

I'll be back again soon with some more!

Scribbingly yours,


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  1. This is so interesting. If I may ask what about superstitions is forbidden? Since there could still be people around who believe in things like that but are very good at hiding it.

    1. I cannot answer for any individual person in Verden, but in general superstitions are meaningless. All superstitions deny some attribute of God, which causes people to place blind faith in an external action. Since the Verdenians are very religious, naturally there would be no public support for any such activity. Those are found to be superstitious are often banished, actually.

    2. That makes sense. Also I have one more question though regarding it, even though it is considered to be meaningless. Are there at all people who have hidden areas (in their house or some place in the world) where they can freely be superstitious? Something like what happened during Henry the 8th's rule.

    3. (Assuming that there is a minority that didn't get caught, and doesn't think superstitions are meaningless.)

    4. Also, sorry about the amount of questions I have. But are there any sub religions in Verden? Or were they banned?

    5. Really good questions!
      So what happened during Henry the 8th's reign was actually the suppression of the Catholic Faith, so the Catholic Church basically went underground. Priests went into hiding, and people practiced and passed down their faith in secret. There was no "freedom to be superstitious".

      There are no "hidden" superstitious activities that I know of.

      As for any sub religions, Ravndal has a pseudo-religion of their own, but it's only practiced by a minority and it is dying out. Most of Ravndal is nominally part of the Ecclesia.

    6. Okay that makes sense. The reason why I connected it with Henry the 8th's rule was mostly the suppression of beliefs, which could be taken in the same way as the banishment of superstitions. Since superstitions tend to be beliefs or part of a belief system of a person. (However, I was not saying the superstitions were a religion on their own or connected to someone being Catholic.)

      Interesting. :) Is there a particular reason it is dying out?

    7. Oh I see. I didn't quite make that connection at first, though I had an idea that's what you were getting at.

      The Ecclesia is gaining a foothold in Ravndal (finally) since more and more children are being educated outside of the country by the Leberecht and Limbaire (priests and nuns respectively). And so the young are rejecting the old pseudo-religion in favor of the tenets of the Ecclesia.

  2. Superstitions are forbidden, that's interesting.

    1. Yes. As difficult as it is to believe, I based it off of my Catholic upbringing. Instead of just relying on external actions for salvation, we try a holistic approach - body and soul and mind must be united for the purpose of adoring God and having trust in Him.


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