Sarun, Appointee of Rixo, is pacing back and forth in his garden, lost in thought. Around him, the serfs are working the estate; inside, the servants are keeping up the house; his wife is around here somewhere, sitting outside in the cool of the evening with the kids, but he can't hear them, they probably went down to the stream. He is thinking about currency issues; they just keep coming up.
That makes sense.
He hasn't said much about the priesthood. What should she know about it?
So there's various gods, and people who are specialized in carrying out the procedures that induce them to do various things. You go to them if you want an augury done or if you want to make a particular bid for godly intervention on something. Sarun puts in an appearance now and then, donates a goat or some money or whatever aimed at good harvests and peace and all that nice stuff.
(There are no gods where Silda is from, unless the AI who lives in her head and helps her with math counts.)
Huh. What forms does godly intervention normally take?
(So, all wholly plausible coincidences.)
Makes sense. Silda isn't sure if her home has gods? People over there disagreed about whether or not they did, and if so, what they were like. Probably she should learn more about the gods here so she can know how to avoid offending them.
Silda has no intention of doing any of these things! Do the priests and/or temples do other than try to get the gods to intervene?
Of course, perfectly reasonable of them. Silda doesn't want huge disasters any more than anyone else does, it's just that there's some places where she's from where priests run a lot more than that, and she wanted to know if this was one of them.
It is very weird.
Why, of course it is!
(ahahahahahaha Silda is going to run things)
She came from Sanand, which is a very long way away, via unknown magic! And it is tremendously rich, with all arts and skills developed to a very high level!
It does not think of itself that way. Sanand just thinks of being that rich as the natural state of affairs.
... To clarify, it has been that rich for the past few hundred years, and before that it was richer. It got conquered by an empire that collects very high taxes and so is poorer and unhappy about that. But it's still partly self-governing.
The Attani Empire! It is very powerful and developed even compared to Sanand, but she has no idea if it has even heard of this planet. She just disappeared and then appeared here and has no idea why.
She doesn't know that she's from another planet, but it seems likely!
... Glass and Shadow elementals can see the surface of other planets?