Spurred by faith, hope ,or despair, many of Isla’s downtrodden choose to heed the call of the gods and make the long trek between the realms to Sanctuary. Lit by the eternal Beacon, these desperate souls travel in whatever fashion they can manage to reach the sacred home of the gods, seeking to worship and serve at the will of the Divine Made Manifest. Along the way they are afforded protection by the Arbiters wherever possible, yet nonetheless many Pilgrims falter and are lost in their journey. It is said that those who manage to reach Sanctuary and cross the Threshold of Tribulation are lifted of their mortal burdens by their deity and charged to carry out the will of their god within the halls of the holy seat. While this claim cannot be verified, as those who survive the pilgrimage to Sanctuary never return to their former lives, to speak against this precept of the faith is considered heresy. The promise of a life bathed in the light of their god is enough enticement for the truly pious to abandon all and risk their very lives.
Custom dictates that Pilgrims be offered free passage between all realms and succor should it be formally requested. As the days grow darker and means more meager, folk pay less and less attention to custom, denying relief and sometimes even robbing what few belongings a group of Pilgrims may have. Many a clergyman’s sermon have used these stories as an example of how far the civilized world has fallen by turning away from the gods.