The Unexpected Heir
Asthorn is the deity of the Church of Asthorn. According to the Church, Asthorn and his Twenty-Seven Prophets led a revolt against an oppressive society and established a utopia surrounding the Holy City.
It is a matter of fierce theological debate what Asthorn did after founding the Holy City, though he left the Twenty-Seven to continue his work, asking them to choose a Purity from amongst themselves and continue to pass on his teachings. The Purity established the Council of Virtues, a group of eight intended to represent the lesser virtues (Diligence, Compassion, Mercy, Wisdom, Charity, Responsibility, Insight, and Humility) of Asthorn. A new Purity is chosen from this Council when the previous one dies, and a new Virtue is named. Together, the Purity and Council lead the Church from The Thorn.