This ritual gives physical form to belief.
Ashima-Shimtu is one of three individuals in the entire world that know how to cast this ritual. Originally penned by the Demonocracy, its power was only fair, given how unlikely demons are to unite in common faith. Once given to mortalkind, however, it was proven that manifesting a very widely-held belief like a god was both incredibly powerful and horrifically dangerous. Its only known casting led to the deaths of millions of eladrin women, the creation of a dead magic zone in modern-day Danor, the cursing of the former Clergy leaderships’ bloodlines, the creation of the deva race, and the subsequent collapse of the nation of Elfaivar due to civil wars and nigh-nonexistent birth rates.
It is a great and terrible power not to be taken lightly.