While avocs have been around centuries—hundreds of years before the Timekeeping Reset—much of their worship practices have been documented exclusively through oral tradition. These histories and rituals have been passed down by rote, creating rich diversity in each denomination.
The Dav is the foundational text of Efteta, with around ten books considered to be part of the religion’s canon. Some denominations have more or less books, but none have fewer than seven. No denominations hold any books written after the Timekeeping Reset, as any contact with Davoto after that point is considered heretical or blasphemous.
Though there are differences across and within denominations, overall avocs hold their ancestral relationship with Davoto in high esteem. In some communities having a clearer or more established bloodline is considered more holy, and these clans have more power in the area. Generally some form of ritualistic or repetitive worship is considered necessary to maintain the relationship.
There are three main denominations of Efteta with three very different takes on worshiping the Deity of Death. Two—Lithodonism and Reflidonism—are in relative opposition on how to read and interpret the events of the Dav, with the former taking a more literal or straight approach and the later taking a more metaphorical approach. A third large denomination called Forgism has both literal and metaphorical stances of various books, but is differentiated by a central tenant that seeks to promote a “healthy” fear of Davoto among avocs.