Witch Covens of Skyrim

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Witch Covens of Skyrim

Post by Violet » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:54 pm

Glenmoril Witches

A popular coven across the northern provinces, barring Morrowind for obvious reasons.

Coven of the Wood

A coven of witches found in the Ironwood Forests. They are worshippers of Herma Mora and it's said their indistinguishable chanting can be heard whispering through the trees.

Coven of the Mouth

A coven whose true name has been lost to the sweeping winds of the northern mountain ranges of Skyrim. Dangerous and unpredictable, the words which linger on the hearts and minds of the Nords within The Pale bring nothing but dismay upon those who wish to breech their circles.

Coven of the Pale-Bloom

A coven with association to Peryite and Mara within the northern White Hold/southern Pale Hold area. This coven is considered benign and is very open to mages, scholars, and traders alike. Known to mix strange elixirs of that bring drought and prosperity, as well as strength and weariness, within a single vial. Despite their openness, they are seen as untrustworthy.

The Souls of the Shore Coven

A coven within the Obsidian Coast who favors the Hearth Gods. This coven believes the waves represent the universal truth of 3. For there is never a first god without its parents, and there is never a soul without the three pillars of the breath of life, the loyalty to the body, and the love of the sky. Without their openness and warmth, it's believed that none would know of their benevolent nature, as all of their teachings and practice is entirely oral in nature.

Witches of the Beast

A coven within Hrothgar Hold, they are seen to worship Mara and Hircine, as they believe them to be beast-husband and master-wife. They are known to consort with all manner of werecreatures and have a unique, often bewildering affection for them. Many have tried to come to them in search of a cure for their lycanthropy, but no such reports of those who've seeked them out have surfaced of the curse being lifted.

Coven of Ghost-Waves

Said to originally be a band of witch-sailors out in the Sea of Ghosts, to have disappeared from the face of Nirn sometime in the second era. As such, they are believed to be disbanded or deceased. Some believe they may still exist in Atmora or Roscrea, though these rumors are simply idle speculation.

Witches of the Frost March

Found in Hjaalmarch, this coven is considered one of the larger covens in Skyrim. A very eclectic coven, they primarily worship Kyne, though have dealings with Hircine, Mara, Clavicus Vile, Herma Mora, Xarxes, and even pay tribute to the missing god Jhunal. They see themselves as the wardens of the mysteries of the marsh. They consider knowledge of the land, sea, and sky as the chief discipline of witchcraft, and seek to guard that discipline with secrecy and mysticism.

Coven of Silent Moons

A coven of White Hold, this coven claims loyalty to Lorkhan, acting as the sole priestesses to the betrayer god, Lorkhan. Despite this abhorrent world-view, as Nords are quick to proclaim, the high priestess of the coven - J'sashe - has recently become the Witch-Queen of Whiterun. After being blamed for several natural disasters, she was given the title of queen after dynastic disputes following King Asgis's passing. The sudden change of heart by the citizens of White Hold has left some to question the involvement of the Coven of Silent Moons, if any, that may have caused this curious succession. No evidence of such suspected involvement have surfaced, however.

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