An Epic

Saint Quentin's Church, Dragonspur

Click here for a map of St. Quentin's

Key to Areas of Interest

1. South Aisle, where the font and the entrance to the sacred crypt are located
2. Lady Chapel (Reeanan's Chapel)
3. Fraser Chapel (vestry and library)
4. Chapel of the Order of the Faithful
5. Nave, where the pulpit, holy high altar, and organ are located
6. Chapel of the Order of the Militant
7. Saint's Aisle, where statues of the saints are located
8. North Aisle, where tombs of the holy are located
9. Dining Hall (the room to its east is the kitchen)
10. High Potentate's Quarter's
11. Rooms of Healing
12. Clergy Cells (the rooms in the east of this area belong to the Seneschal and Bishop)

St. Quentin's Church, a temple to Heshtail, is one of the most famous in all of Dragonspur City. The building itself is roughly shaped like the holy symbol of the Merciful One. Inside, it contains relics like the sacred mace of St. Quentin as well as fragments of his bones, and as such is a place of pilgrimage for the faithful from all points of Kelerak. The church itself is an imposing structure. Entering from the grand, arched porch, the first thing one notices are the huge stained glass windows in the east wall of the massive cathedral, opposite the main doors. Under these awe-inspiring windows rests a huge statue of Heshtail, resplendent with staff and sword raised. The pulpit and sacred organ flank the statue, and the holy high altar sits in front of the god, like a supplicant prostrate at his feet. Behind the statue, spiral stairs rise to the belfry and the top of the spire, where one is afforded the best view in the city, barring perhaps that from the Spur Fortress. Deep below the spire, accessible by a stone trap door located in the South Aisle, are the blessed crypts, where lie the graves of such famous personages as King Stephen Lanfranc, who reconquered the city after the Great Barbarian Invasion of 6201; these crypts are extensive. Or one can wander the rest of the cathedral, taking in amid the hushed ambience the exquisite statuary of the saints or the venerated sepulchers of the famous. If the church has a dearth of movable artwork after the occupation, this lack is quickly being remedied with rich donations from the faithful. Behind the building are the gardens of St. Lucius, flanked by various out-buildings. Here are housed the contingent of temple guards, led by a paladin of Reeanan. The church is indeed an impressive and imposing structure, inspiring awe in all who visit it. None can doubt its holiness, as the building resisted destruction during the Dark Occupation, seemingly of its own power. It has stood for a millenium, and its priesthood believe it will serve as a beacon for all that is good for the next thousand years.