Sedric, The Traveler, is the Ardic god of the heavens and of travelers. He is brother to Bassik, as land is brother to sea. He is sometimes called the Watcher Above, and is pictured roaming the heavens as his servants roam Ardrana. On his journeys, he is accompanied by his friend and companion, the Ceiling Cat, who is considered the patron of all feline creatures. He is also sometimes associated with the Outlanders. His priests wear holy symbols depicting a compass rose, and his colors are those of the traveler, green and grey.
The preeminent temple to Sedric on Ardrana, known as The Great Waystation, is in the city of Nazivonema, which was chosen due to its dedication to viewing all travelers equally. However, no priest of Sedric truly has a home temple, as they are all committed to wandering the world periodically, and finding a new home at the end of the journey.
Priests of Sedric fall into two categories, Travelers and Guardians. Travelers see themselves as wanderers, roaming the world to discover its wonders and blessing those who offer hospitality. Guardians, on the other hand, see themselves as aiding in the protection of travelers. These priests often seek to join adventuring parties so that they might be their guardians.
All priests of Sedric are required to travel periodically, so that they learn the ways of different places as well as the ways of the traveler. Once a priest completes his rites of initiation, he must transfer to a different temple, preferably in another region. Only when they reach the point where they can lead a temple will they be allowed to return to their place of origin.
Temples of Sedric are considered neutral ground. Those who stay there are under the protection of the priests, and harming a fellow traveler in any way is forbidden. Anyone who breaks the rule is marked with a rune that is visible only to other priests of Sedric, and is not allowed entry to any other of his temples. The length of time the rune lasts depends on the severity of the offense, from a minimum of a week for minor thefts up to a lifetime for killing a fellow traveler.