Let the divine music guide your steps in life's dance. Art is done for art's sake. Always give your utmost performance, whether you play for a king or a pauper. Respect nature, as it is the source of life. Always end the day with a good story. Use your talents to benefit those in need.
- Branchala's Dogma
The bard King,
Branchala, brings joy to the people of the world through melody and
merriment with his unending song of life. The beating of the heart is
one part of a symphony, bringing all the world's populations together
to experience the harmony of living. Companion to Habbakuk, Branchala
seeks to bring the beauty of the music of the natural world to all
its creatures. Elves, kenders, bards, and druids venerate Branchala
for his love of the inner beauty of the soul.
Clerics of Branchala are called to spread music and art across the world, to introduce the people of Krynn to the beauty of the written and spoken word, and to bring pleasure through the appreciation of art in all its forms. His clerics hold a special place in many societies, particularly eleven and kender communities, playing an important part of almost every festival and celebration from marriages to funerals, spring dances to martial marches. Clerics of Branchala use music and stories both to entertain and to teach.
Much like the followers of Habbakuk, the clerics of Branchala have a very loose knit organization. Young clerics are taught the words and prayers of Branchala by mentor priests and are then free to spread the word and music of Branchala. Celebrations of Branchala are held at different times in different communities. Followers and priests invite the community to participate in a celebration of life. During these celebrations, the clerics seek out new followers of the faith.
Clerics of Branchala are wanderers at heart and have no set community or path to follow. They travel from village to village, lifting people's hearts through song and story. They have little need for material possessions, and use any money they are given for their performances to assist the needy.