Rise of the Runelords
Easily the largest building in Sandpoint, this impressive building is also the town’s newest structure. Built over the foundries of the previous chapel, Sandpoint Cathedral is not dedicated to a single deity. Rather, it gathers under its eaves the six most commonly worshiped deities of the region: Abadar, Desna, Erastil, Gozreh, Sarenrae, and Shelyn. The building provides chapels for all of these deities in a communal forum – in a way, Sandpoint Cathedral is six different churches under one roof.
The cathedral, and the chapel before it, were built around an open-air courtyard surrounding a set of seven standing stones, which themselves surround a stone altar. These stones served the Varisians for centuries as a place of worship, although they generally venerated Erastil and various Empyreal Lords at these stones. Sandpoint scholars believe the seven stones represent the seven towers of Desna’s otherworldly palace.
The original chapel stood on this spot until five years ago, when it burned to the ground as part of the Late Unpleasantness, killing the priest and his adopted daughter.