common faith in Velitrium though steadily declining in the face of
Mitra. Probably no more than ten percent of the human population
follows Druidism. It is however popular with Halflings, Elves and some
Druids are trained to fill one of
three roles in their society.
Guardian Druids are vowed protect the faithful as well as the creatures
of nature that cannot protect themselves, plants, animals etc. Acts of
violence against their human followers or wanton cruelty and waste
against their animal and plant charges, require action on the part of a
Guardian Druid. If possible the activity must be halted or if that is
not possible, it must be avenged. They are not obligated to fight, if a
peaceful resolution and equitable solution is possible that is
considered best. However, Guardian Druids vow to lay down their lives
if needed in the defense of their charges. Many Druids begin their
careers as Guardians and later move on to other roles.
Historians/Judges: These Druids serve as the teachers, historians, law
givers and judges of their people. They are sworn and obligated to be
impartial in all matters, to be accurate and factual and to pass on
their knowledge. The Historian/Judges are called `Memories' and
must be Honest and Truthful in all matters.
These Druids care for the health and welfare of their charges. They
tend not only the humans, but also animals and plants. The healer
Druids, known as `Caretakers' specialize in Healing spells. A Caretaker
must also take a vow of Vegetarianism and "Shall not Kill."
Druids may never learn or cast `Ressurection'. Druids do not believe
that raising the dead is appropriate, it violates the natural order of
seven Druid Groves in Velitrium. These centers of worship are roughly
equal to a large Temple of Mitra in importance. The most important of
the Groves is in County Minfolin, near the Elves. The Druid in charge
of this one is the senior of all in the valley. There are also a number
of lesser shrines, these are by no means as numerous as the Mitran
shrines but they are important none the less.