TFW people complain about Nabateans creating a church, when the game tells you it was humans who started to worship Seiros and form her church
- 41 Years Before the Founding of the Adrestian Empire -
Saint Seiros appeared in the land of Enbarr and, through the many
unfathomable miracles she performed, spread light across the land.
In doing so, she joined the shattered hearts of the purest people
of Fódlan, who went on to form the Holy Church of Seiros.
Still, I wonder, what kind of teachings and miracles Rhea did to make people so awed at her they decided to form their fanclub?
Like, her “do not kill, harm, lie or steal unless you have a good reason” was such a world-changing doctrine in Nemesis’s Fodlan that people thought it was a reason to follow her?
Meaning, a contrario, that in Nemesis’s Fodlan, people killed, harmed, lied or robbed for petty reasons? Otherwise why would Rhea write this in her tenets? And why would this move “the purest people” to the point of making them create a Church?
FEH gives us the Hero amongst Heroes who believes in a might makes right world, so for the dude who can kill people because he can, and just because he is stronger than the “killed” one, someone preaching “do not kill unless you have a good reason” might be seducing enough to turn against the world order and join this blondie with a failed dye.
Then Willy comes with his proto meritocracy Empire, and suddenly, might doesn’t make right anymore, but abilities makes right, something that might also appeal to people who were “losers” on the previous strength based system. Obviously, Willy’s system fails pretty fast - @crushednugget posted yesterday one of Ferdie’s lines about early Adrestia and how, after the War, so maybe one or two Emperors after Willy, Adrestia’s throne is waged on “might”.
So in a Fodlan where might makes right, even after Nemesis, it is no wonder that humans living in Fodlan still want to follow Seiros’s doctrine, when Seiros herself wants to make a place for people who have no might/status in the world.
In a way it is ironic, because the only way to reduce the influence and the faith of people in Fodlan is to make Fodlan a better place, so the Church won’t be the only institution people can turn to when they have nothing else - on the other hand, starting a continental war to unify Fodlan, thus turning the continent in a battlefield?
That is basically inviting people to rely on a system who provides relief to the needy, i.e., the Church!