Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saint Azia of the Thorns

  • Although she is an obscure saint of the Church of Saintly Blood, shrines and lonesome chapels devoted to Azia of the Thorns are found throughout Krevborna.
  • Those who take Azia as their patron saint believe that the mortal world is suffused with suffering because pain and torment are transcendental experiences. They believe that both physical pain and emotional torment are to be indulged in and felt deeply.
  • Since pain is a sacrament to those who follow Saint Azia of the Thorns, it is not uncommon for them to favor self-flagellation and the wearing of crude, barbed iron crowns.
  • Some organized worship of Azia is clearly a front for sadists and masochists to meet and ply their vices under the cover of religious fervor.