Hi @TheEdVerse ! Reading some Eveningstar lore, I wonder why the church of Lathander chose to put such a big temple in a little village ? Was it because of a prophecy, a holy vision, a very pragmatic reason ? Have a nice day, sir.
— Corentin Palanchini (@Sartana87) February 29, 2020
Very pragmatic reason. It’s a temple and FARM. And owns the high pastures atop the Stonelands and rents them out to locals to graze their sheep.
Farmers sell produce to the temple; the priests wash, sort, grade, and pack the vegetables, then ship them to Suzail… 2)
…and Arabel for sale at much higher prices. So the farmers get convenience (no long trips and high costs and need for good wagons and big teams of draft beasts) and the temple gets a middleman profit. Trebled when produce shipped from Suzail to other markets.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) March 1, 2020