It was formerly the seat of Grand Patriarch Cullen Kordamant, the head of the Oghmyte church and widely recognized as the "Voice of Oghma" on Toril. However, during the Time of Troubles in the Year of Shadows, 1358 DR, Kordamant vanished without a trace from his home in Procampur, as did much of his immediate clergy.
The disappearance was a subject of much mystery and speculation. Unfortunately, answers from Oghma and other gods were confusing and contradictory, providing no clear solution. Though some thought that Kordamant simply died during the chaos, others claimed that it was actually Oghma who died, and the Grand Patriarch ascended to replace him. Many chose a middle-ground, admitting the possibility that the Patriarch might be on another plane or had ascended to semi-divinity.
With the Oghmyte church left without an ultimate head, the mystery caused a growing split into rival factions, disagreeing along hierarchical and theological lines. The Orthodox Church of Oghma, based in the Domes of Reason, stated that Kordamant had ascended to semi-divinity and was currently serving Oghma but, until the god commanded otherwise, Kordamant was still the only true Patriarch. They would not recognize any replacement. They were opposed by the Church of Oghma in Sembia and the Pursuers of Pure Knowledge in Mintar, who claimed that a new Patriarch had in fact been appointed, with their own candidates.
By circa 1369 DR, High Loremaster Librarian Estember Orntalar of the Domes was engaged in an aggressive power struggle with fellow priests to succeed the missing patriarch and become leader of the Orthodox Church of Oghma. Orntalar was apparently set to win this position.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), Running the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 48. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), pp. 132,133. ISBN 978-0786903849.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 53–54. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), A Grand Tour of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 75. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.