Shrine of the Wicked Garden
The Shrine of the Wicked Garden is one of the Thirteen Temples of Eluin, the senior temples of the Froyalanish Ancient Ways. It is situated in the Amokolian city called La Terre. It is one of the oldest Vanic temples in the Elwynnese Union.
As regards seniority among the temples of the Froyalanish Ancient Ways, the Shrine of the Wicked Garden holds the third spot, and its High Priestess a corresponding rank among the Hjartardýrlafðir. It is only outranked by the White Orchid Temple and the Shrine of the Sea. The High Priestess of the Shrine of the Wicked Garden has been assigned a place accordingly in the Order of Precedence by the Royal Household and Heritage of the White Orchid Throne.
The Shrine of the Wicked Garden was founded in times ancient beyond the memory of woman by native Vattnalanders who belonged to the Vanafolk and was originally decicated to Freyja alone. At the time the name of the temple was Freyushof í La Terre ("Freyja's temple in La Terre"). Nowadays, being one of the Thirteen Temples of Eluin, the Shrine of the Wicked Garden is dedicated to all the Vanir Gods.
It gained its present name when the Ocian Governor of Amokolia, who was awed by the beauty of the temple and its surroundings, but appalled by the nude worship as well as the orgies and other love play taking place in and around the temple's Godsgrove and Worship Waters, described it as a "gorgeous shrine in a wicked garden". When the High Priestess of the Freyushof í La Terre learned about the governor's remark she laughed so hard that she almost forgot her dignity, and subsequently decreed, after the liberation of Amokolia, that from henceforth the temple would be known as the Shrine of the Wicked Garden, which has been the temple's name ever since.
Subsequently to the annexation of Amokolia by Elwynn in the year 1572, the High Priestess of the Shrine of the Wicked Garden was, under very generous terms, invited to join the Hjartardýrlafðir, the matriarchal council of High Priessteses which governs the Froyalanish Ancient Ways; she immediately and gracefully accepted.