- 1 Known Saints
- 1.1 Sankt Adrik The Uneven
- 1.2 Sankta Alina of the Fold
- 1.3 Sankta Anastasia
- 1.4 Sankt Demyan of The Rime
- 1.5 Sankt Dimitri
- 1.6 Sankt Egmond
- 1.7 Sankt Emerens
- 1.8 Sankt Feliks Among the Boughs
- 1.9 Sankt Gerasim the Misunderstood
- 1.10 Sankt Grigori of the Wood
- 1.11 Sankt Ilya in Chains
- 1.12 Sankt Juris of the Sword
- 1.13 Sankt Kho
- 1.14 Sankta Leoni of the Waters
- 1.15 Sankta Lizabeta of the Roses
- 1.16 Sankt Lubov
- 1.17 Sankt Lukin the Logical
- 1.18 Sankta Magda
- 1.19 Sankta Maradi
- 1.20 Sankta Margaretha
- 1.21 Sankta Marya of the Rock
- 1.22 Sankt Mattheus
- 1.23 Sankt Nikolai
- 1.24 Sankta Neyar
- 1.25 Sankt Petyr of Brevno
- 1.26 The Starless Saint
- 1.27 Sankta Ursula of the Waves
- 1.28 Sankt Valentin
- 1.29 Sankta Vasilka
- 1.30 Sankt Vladimir the Foolish
- 1.31 Sankta Yeryin of the Mill
- 1.32 Sankta Zoya of the Storm
- 1.33 Saint of the Book
Sankt Adrik The Uneven
- Main article: Adrik Zhabin
The Fjerdans whispered Adrik Zhabin's name as their Sankt after he and Leoni Hilli effectively saved their missing women and protected the townspeople from ingesting the poisoned water that burst from a dam. Being a Squaller, he used his Grisha abilities to send a gust of wind through the dam's water, as well as casting the extracted poison up towards the factory instead. Witnessing their Grisha powers and believing it to be a sign of Djel, the locals began revering them as new saints. The title 'Uneven' was seemingly influenced by Adrik's single remaining arm, the other a prosthetic.
Sankta Alina of the Fold
- Main article: Alina Starkov
Patron saint of orphans and undiscovered gifts. Sankta is the title the Apparat gave to the Sun Summoner Alina Starkov. After Alina went into hiding, it was said that she had been killed and when she was captured by the Darkling/went out of hiding, everyone who believed Alina was gifted with divine powers believed she had come back to life. She has been officially sanctioned into the church as a Ravkan Saint, making her the fourteenth official Saint of Ravka (as opposed to the hundreds of Saints in Ravkan villages spread by the people).
Alina was martyred in the battle of the Fold. She is widely presumed to be dead, after her body (actually Ruby, tailored to look like Alina) was retrieved from the Fold and publicly burned alongside the Darkling.
- Main article: Sankta Anastasia
Patron saint of the sick. She cured the wasting plague in Tsemna and Arkesk with her blood, which could heal if consumed. Eventually, she gave all of her blood to the sick and died, her body a husk. However, it is also said that she was executed by being thrown into a pit of wolves that ravaged her to pieces.Source? Anastasia is celebrated every year with tiny dishes of red wine.
Sankt Demyan of The Rime
- Main article: Sankt Demyan of the Rime
Patron saint of the newly dead. Demyan was a Fjerdan nobleman; upon his land was a cemetery that struggled first with a thick forest, then flooding, then lack of sun. Demyan fixed each of these problems and raised a mountain out of the land, but cracked his family tomb in the process. The people stoned Demyan to death with pieces of rock from the tomb.
- Main article: Sankt Dimitri
Patron saint of scholars.
- Main article: Sankt Egmond
Patron saint of architects. Known as Sënj Egmond in Fjerda, he built the Ice Court.
- Main article: Sankt Emerens
Patron saint of brewers. Emerens chased out the rats that infested the grain silos in his Kerch village, Girecht. While partying, the villagers forgot about Emerens in one of the silos and he died in the grain. He is paid homage in late summer, when the harvest begins.
Sankt Feliks Among the Boughs
- Main article: Sankt Feliks Among the Boughs
Patron saint of horticulture. He was a warrior monk who lived in the Tula Valley in the early years of unified Ravka. Even when bitter winter froze the rest of the country, Feliks tended the orchards of the valley and protected them from the cold. Angry and jealous mobs came, accusing Feliks of witchcraft. They pierced him with apple boughs and roasted him on a pyre.
Sankt Gerasim the Misunderstood
- Main article: Sankt Gerasim the Misunderstood
Patron saint of artists. Gerasim was a monk who took a vow of silence and traveled the world. When he returned, he painted a mural depicting his travels for the duke who owned the monastery.
Sankt Grigori of the Wood
- Main article: Grigori
Patron saint of doctors and musicians. Legend states that Sankt Grigori was sentenced to death for being a Grisha Healer. He was sent to a bear-infested forest with only a lyre. As the legend goes, he calmed the bears and waltzed out unscathed. The people sent him back to the forest this time with his hands bound. He was unable to calm the bears and was mauled to death. In King of Scars, Grigori told Nikolai Lantsov that the moment he "killed" the bear, Grigori and the bear became one. Grigori went on to train the first Grisha of the Corporalki Order. The name "Grisha" is derived from his name in honor of him.
Sankt Ilya in Chains
- Main article: Ilya Morozova
Patron saint of unlikely cures. Ilya was a talented Grisha who used merzost to bring the dead back to life. After witnessing this miracle, the local villagers shackled Ilya in chains and threw him into the river. His rise to sainthood is often warped and presented differently in different people's accounts.
Sankt Juris of the Sword
- Main article: Juris
Patron saint of the battle weary. According to legend, Juris fought a dragon, finally winning a fight with it on his third attempt as he was consumed by its flames. In actuality, he and the dragon became one after Juris struck a fatal blow to the dragon on his third attempt.
- Main article: Sankt Kho
Patron saint of good intentions. He was a clockmaker under the rule of the final king of Shu Han. When war came to the palace, Kho vowed to help protect the kingdom, and did so by crafting a clockwork army made from machine and bone. His creations were eventually destroyed by Sankta Neyar.
Sankta Leoni of the Waters
- Main article: Leoni
As her bombs erupted in catastrophic measures, Leoni Hilli, a Zemeni Fabrikator, quickly extracted the poison out of the contaminated waters bursting from a Fjerdan factory dam. She was assisted by Adrik Zhabin, a Ravkan Squaller. With his help, she was able to force the poisonous water away before it could infect or kill anyone. With everyone's attention on the wild events and the powerful display of Grisha powers, Nina Zenik used the bones of river corpses to create an ash tree. Believed to be a sign by Djel, the Fjerdan townspeople began heralding Leoni and Adrik as saints.
Sankta Lizabeta of the Roses
- Main article: Elizaveta
Patron saint of gardeners. Sankta Lizabeta was eighteen when raiders went to West Ravka's shore, pillaging and burning every village they encountered. The men of Lizabeta's town cowered when the raiders reached her town, but Lizabeta faced the soldiers in a field of white roses and begged them to show mercy. The raiders charged her, and she fell to her knees in prayer. Bees answered her, rising from the blossoms to attack the raiders in a swarm, and Lizabeta's town was saved. The villagers to the north demanded Lizabeta repeat the miracle to save their own town as well, but she couldn't. They had Lizabeta drawn and quartered, and it was said the roses turned red with her blood. The symbol of Sankta Lizabeta is a rose.
- Main article: Sankt Lubov
Sankt Lukin the Logical
- Main article: Sankt Lukin the Logical
Patron saint of politicians. Despite his long-windedness, he advised kings in prosperous and just rules. When a new king tried to have Lukin executed, Lukin's head survived and continued to advise the king from his head's place on a platter.
- Main article: Magda
Patron saint of bakers and abandoned women. Magda was a woman accused of witchcraft by the people in her village. She ran away to live in the woods, and later would help the girls who prayed to the Saints and were accused of being witches.
- Main article: Sankta Maradi
Patron saint of impossible love. When star-crossed lovers Duli and Baya were lost in the sea off the coast of Novyi Zem, Maradi cleared the clouds and let the moon shine bright enough so that the two could find each other. Her name became their new family name, starting the Zemeni tradition of choosing names.
- Main article: Sankta Margaretha
Patron saint of thieves and lost children. Using precious gemstones from her work as a jeweler, she defeated a demon that had been snatching children from the canals in Ketterdam. Every year, people light lanterns along the canal and pray to Sankta Margaretha.
Sankta Marya of the Rock
- Main article: Sankta Marya of the Rock
Patron saint of those who are far from home. She was a young Suli girl who, at the word of a Suli true seer, accompanied the men of her caravan into a mine. When the mine began to collapse, Marya prevented the ceiling from crushing the men and forged a path safely out of the tunnels. She created the caves at the base of the Sikurzoi where Suli have been able to shelter ever since.
- Main article: Sankt Mattheus
Patron saint of those who love and care for animals. He was a monk who tamed the pups of a ravenous she-wolf that was wreaking havoc in the villages of the permafrost between Ravka and Fjerda, turning them into the first dogs.
- Main article: Sankt Nikolai
Patron saint of sailors and lost causes. As a boy, he was a sailor on a ship that became trapped in the ice of the Bone Road. Nikolai was sent out to find food and shelter, and while wandering, he prayed to the saints to help him. He eventually stumbled across a reindeer, which took him into a white forest with a dining table set with delicious food beside a firepit and a shelter with blankets and winter clothes that fit him perfectly. Sankt Nikolai ate the food and slept in the blankets before waking in the morning and taking the leftover food in his bag as he rode the reindeer back to the serpent stone.
Upon returning to the stranded ship and crew, they found the food he brought was turned to stone and ash. They beat him and sent him out for food again, and again he was taken by the reindeer to the clearing for food and warmth. Again, he returned, and the crew beat him when the food turned to stone and ash. Repeated again and again, Sankt Nikolai grew stronger and healthier while the crew became deranged from hunger and anger. The saints later melted the ice that trapped the ship and the crew and Sankt Nikolai sailed for home. The crew was cursed to only taste stone and ash when they ate food, and thus died from starvation. Meanwhile, Sankt Nikolai's bag was blessed to always have food and sweets within it. So, he wandered the land for the rest of his life, providing substance to others, especially in the strongest of winter storms.
- Main article: Sankta Neyar
Patron saint of blacksmiths and one of the Six Soldiers of Shu Han. She was the daughter of a nobleman; she created the blade Neshyenyer and defeated the battalion of clockwork soldiers created by Sankt Kho.
Sankt Petyr of Brevno
- Main article: Sankt Petyr of Brevno
Patron saint of archers. He helped destroy a demon that was terrorizing the village of Brevno, chanting the Sikurian Psalms while archers shot the demon with fiery arrows. Both Petyr and the demon died in this way.
The Starless Saint
- Main article: The Darkling
Also known as the Darkling, he is the patron saint of those who seek salvation in the dark. Unlike many of the other saints, the Starless Saint is controversial, hated by many, but revered by few.
Sankta Ursula of the Waves
- Main article: Ulla
Patron saint of those lost at sea. She lived in a coastal town in northern Fjerda and prayed to the Saints instead of the Fjerdan god, Djel. The townspeople were angry at this, so they dragged her to the shore and forced her head under the shallow water to be drowned by the waves. However, she did not, and eventually, the waves swept over the shore and destroyed the town and its people, leaving Ursula as the only survivor. It is said that she lived in one of the caves for many years, and her shrine is still there, visited by wives of sailors to pray and bring back their husbands alive from their voyages. In Fjerdan, she is addressed as Sënje Ulla of the Waves.
Due to similarity in name, responsibility for creating the Kenst Hjerte, and ability to survive both on land and in water, Sankta Ursula is presumed to be the sildroher Ulla, the half-sister of the Darkling.
- Main article: Sankt Valentin
Patron saint of snake charmers and the lonely. It is customary for the mothers of brides to offer prayers to Sankt Valentin, and seeing a snake on the wedding day is considered a sign of luck.
- Main article: Sankta Vasilka
Patron saint of unwed women. She was a talented weaver who constructed a set of golden wings to fly away from a sorcerer who wished to steal her secrets and marry her. Vasilka was said to have become the first firebird.
Sankt Vladimir the Foolish
- Main article: Sankt Vladimir the Foolish
Patron saint of the drowned and unlikely achievements. He prayed the sea's water away from the shoreline of Os Kervo while its citizens built a sea wall and lighthouse for the Ravkan king's arrival. Vladimir died from exhaustion, and was swept up by the sea. His body turned into sea foam and salt after thirty days of homage by the citizens.
Sankta Yeryin of the Mill
- Main article: Sankta Yeryin of the Mill
Patron saint of hospitality. She was the daughter of a miller in service to a nobleman in Ahmrat Jen. To spare her father's life, Yeryin ground an entire storehouse of wheat into fine flour, which she shared with her friends and all the nobleman's servants.
Sankta Zoya of the Storm
- Main article: Zoya Nazyalensky
Saint of the Book
- Main article: Saint of the Book
An omnipresent storyteller. She has no memory of her past life, only those of the stories she tells. She relates that she was only truly awake when she dreamt of other worlds. She describes herself as a library and librarian both, hoarding lives, a catalog for the faithful.