Hi! Some friends and I are in the process of creating a Highborn Chapter for our first event (virtue’s be good, in September), and so I have a slew of seemingly-random-but-actually-linked questions.
1: Aside from what is available on the wiki, does anyone have any information or stories about Tian, the Paragon of Ambition? Has anyone else included her in their personal/group backstory? We’d like to reference her in our Chapter origins, but it would be nice to dovetail it with existing stories, even if they aren’t accepted canon.
2: Tian climbed a mountain to bring the fire of the sun to humanity. I’m assuming that this story is as dubiously factual as real life greek myths or arthurian legends. Is that right? Also, true or not, do we know where said mountain is located? Is it reasonable that my Chapter could claim the mountain is located in the region of Bastion? I don’t think Bastion even has mountains, but would a Lonely Mountain, one-off type be reasonable?
3: Monasteries/abbeys/religious seclusion. Could they work in the Empire setting? Are religious communities ever separate from their local communities? I get the particular impression that Highguard emphasises communal living, so this may undermine the idea of such a division. Also, are Chapterhouses synonymous with religious buildings or would it make sense for a church/monastery to exist separately?
4: Finally (sorry for the long post!), am I correct in referring to religious individuals of any gender as priests, or should I use a different term(s)?