Age of Despair
The Seekers were founded by men and women during the early days of the Age of Despair, who believed that the old gods had vanished for good, and were seeking for some new gods to worship. In the founding years of the Seeker religion, it was made up of loosely grouped heathens and heretics who in many cases were more interested in small-time operations where they fleeced innocents of their money. Essentially these heathen priests would work the locals into a fervor and get them to donate their money to further their ‘faith’. False gods were dreamt up and used to trick the locals.
However not all of these priests were simply after money and prestige. Soon a gathering of individuals who truly sought evidence of the gods came together and a following sprouted up in Haven.