The Continent of Quinn
The Thirsty God
The Thirsty God is one that has been worshiped since ancient times. It is said that all humans rest upon his back, and to feed the thirsty God, blood must leek into him. The Thirsty God is worshiped in a number of different ways depending on geographical location.
For the Xo’cotl, where worship of him originated, the priests known as the Flayed Ones ritualistically spill blood in his name atop the designated pyramids; each named in honor of the feathered dragons, the Thirsty God’s servants.
For modern worship in a world hostile to the religion, a number of different views are held on the Thirsty God, but all of them have this in common: The Thirsty God drinks blood for sustenance, and must be fed by loyal worshipers.
Inter-religious debates have been held about the moral worship of this God, with some claiming that his magic can be used for healing with the blood of criminals being spilt, or instead a small amount of their own blood being put up for offering.
In the far reaches of the north, barbarian tribes sometimes worship the Blood God much in the same manner as the Xo’cotl, feeding the blood of fallen enemies as well as sacrifices to the Thirsty God.