Iskar Vale 5e
The old gods have long since left the continent of Kharis. None living have ever known the divine grace of those who formed the world. The lands of Elves and Men have adapted to the absence by establishing their own spiritual focuses, instead worshiping the ideals rather than the gods. Instead of owing allegiance to a God of Thunder, they instead worship the very thunder itself. The names of the old gods are all but forgotten and reside only on the lips of great sages and elder priests.
Only in latent whispers and afterthoughts of an afterthought do the gods enter the daily lives of Kharisians, and that typically manifests in the way of curses, satire, or parody. The people of Kharis know only abandonment by the gods and they have come to terms with that. . .for the most part.
Temples are erected in major cities for general worship, and the clerics, priests, and paladins who run them offer counseling, healing, refuge to those who need it along with work when they have it to give. It is not uncommon for cloisters of monks to establish their monastic studies in these temples, but there are enough isolated monasteries to warrant attention.