8) Side Effects of the War
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There were adverse side effects of the Season of Eternal Night even though the surface world was victorious.
It was the first time the inhabitants tasted warfare. It left a mark on the population.
It allowed them to kill their adversaries without getting in trouble for it.
Many were nervous about the usage of warfare again, but there were others who weren't as afraid.

In addition, the people started to doubt Uppishiun on whether or not he was benevolent, if he even existed.
It was no longer enough to just believe in him. They needed proof.

Some of them stopped following him altogether. But this was heavily frowned upon by the public, thus they met in secret.
These people would form cults with liked-minded people. At best, they would worship some random creation of their own hands,
one of the Nutros, or nature itself. At worst, they would worship one of the infernal powers.

Seeing that the people needed a guide to get them on the right path, Uppishiun had granted celestial veneration to the people of Janochia. He had his faithful servants in Boyįręşkę to be focus points to stay on track on what was true, and to empower the clerics whom venerate them. In addition, he permitted temples to be built as places of worship.

There were twelve servants he had chosen to be the guides:
Chaav, Corellon Larethian, Ehlonna, Heironeous, Hleid, Lastai,
Moradin, Pelor, Phieran, Rao, Solanil, and Valkur

These twelve were chosen to guide the people to worship Uppishiun.

Hextor slid himself into this group of guides to attempt to lure people away from what was true and to something that was false.

When Bane saw this, he had chosen twelve of his rebellious servants as a mockery of what the divine king did.
The ones he picked from his ranks were:
Azul, Gruumsh, Incabulos, Kurtulmak, Levistus, Lolth,
Rallaster, Scahrossar, Tharizdun, The Patient One, Umberlee, and Vecna

These twelve were chosen to mislead people and they demanded worship from their followers.

In response to this, Uppishiun placed Eilistraee as a spy to bring people away from falsehood and return them to the light.

There were several cults of Great Elementals that formed; they didn't care whether of not they were being worshiped but empowered their followers that did worship them nonetheless.

The most popular cults that had risen were those of:
Auppenser, Aurifar, Azuth, Boccob, Dumathoin, Ishtishiia,
Llerg, Obad-Hai, Olidammara, Tekhur, Wastri, Wee Jas,
and *Tempusesse

*Tempusesse is a custom deity in this setting. He decided to reside in the world of dreams and watches over the sleeping realm. His cult prays to him for for pleasant dreams at night and to allow those pleasant dreams to become reality. In addition, members of the cult with sleep disorders, as well as insomnia or hypersomnia also pray to him.