Seven Kingdoms: Seowyn's Crossing
Although the peoples of Tol know that the Primordials created Tol from the raw substance of chaos, it is the Gods to whom most people swear loyalty, for the Gods created most of the mortal races. Some people, most notably the Hastane of Norhast, believe that the Gods left small messages to each other and to their mortal creations in the form of runes scribed into the very fabric of the world. Some who revere the gods set out on quests to locate these ancient and powerful runes and bring the gods’ messages to light. These Adventurers are called Runepriests.
Runepriests become masters of the secret powers of runes. They are able to use some of the commonly known runes to empower their prayers to the gods, lending healing, protection, and ferocity to themselves and their companions.
Runepriests are particularly revered in Norhast because of the Hastane fascination with runes. Hastane runepriests sometimes read runes to divine the future for their followers, and these runic prophecies are well-regarded and sought at the time of children being born. Many Hastane put a very strong stock in peoples’ birth-runes.