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Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Pantheon: Elven Deities
Pantheon: Elven Deities
Here we have elven deities that are relevant for my setting. I don't provide deity-specific spells this time.
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Symbol: a partially drunken wineglass with colorful orbs floating out of it
Portfolio: hedonism, mirth, magic, revelry
Domain (-20%): food spells, illusion spells, transmutation and shaping spells
Worshipers: elves, hedonists
Alobal Lorfiril is a minor elven god of hedonism and revelry, as well as being associated with the entertainment value and potential of artistic improvement of the art.
Alobal manifests himself as a comely male elf with sparkling golden eyes.
Dogma: Alobal urges his followers to wrest the maximum possible pleasure from each moment. Responsibility is for tomorrow. However, he does not cajole his followers to become intoxicated to the point of causing harm to themselves or others, nor does he condone seeking personal pleasure at the expense of others. He teaches that there is as much potential in tomorrow as there is in today, and that elves need never hurry. Wasting today in drudgery is fruitless and possibly sinful.
Greater deity Alignment: Chaotic Good
Symbol: silver crescent
Home plane: Arborea
Portfolio: elves, magic, music, arts, warfare
Domain (-20%): meta spells, sound spells,
making and breaking spells, spells that improve senses
Worshipers: elves, half-elves, bards
He is known as the Creator of the Elves, the
Protector, Protector and Preserver of Life, and Ruler of All Elves. Corellon
Larethian is the creator and protector of the elf race. He governs those things
held in highest esteem among elves, such as magic, music, arts, crafts, poetry,
and warfare. Gruumsh is his nemesis, and it is because of Corellon’s battle
prowess that Gruumsh was called “One-Eye” before Corellon finished what he
began and killed him. Corellon usually appears as an androgynous elf clad in a
sky-blue cloak and armed with a longbow and longsword
Dogma: Corellon concerns himself with
all aspects of elven welfare. He also remains alert to any taint of evil among
the elves, and he seeks to stamp out any evil influence the moment it appears.
Corellon played a leading role in the schism that ultimately resulted in the banishment
of the drow underground.
Corellon spurs his people toward
self-reliance, vigilance against danger, and appreciation of the world’s
beauty. It is Corellon’s influence that leads elves to study magic and
swordplay for the duration of their long lives, to serve as guardians and
caretakers of the forests, and to appreciate aesthetic pleasures in spite of
their warrior heritage.
The Lord of the Undersea is the patron of
aquatic elves. With his consort Trishinia, Queen of the Dolphins, he rules the
world beneath the waves and creates ever-changing vistas of undersea beauty.
Sashelas appears as a handsome aquatic elf with sea-green skin and flowing
blue-green hair. He is usually clad in leather armor made of sharkskin and
decorated with fins and frills. Deep Sashelas is a charismatic leader and an
inspired creator, but he is also fickle and flighty, as evidenced by the many
tales of his amorous adventures with mermaids, mortal aquatic elves, and other
lovely beings of the deep.
Dogma: Swim the great currents and the
shallow seas. Exult in the dynamic beauty and life of the bounteous Undersea.
Revel in the joy of creation and increase its myriad aspects. Seek not to hold
that which is everchanging, but instead love the change itself. Seek out fellow
swimmers who honor the ways of the Lord of the Undersea, and ally with them
against those who see only the darkness of the deeps. Follow the way of the
dolphin. Promote knowledge and use of the sea by reasonable folk, and fight those
that would stain or deplete its beauty and bounty.
Intermediate deity Alignment: Chaotic Good
Home plane: Arborea
Portfolio: nature, gardens, harvest
Domain (-40%): plant spells
Worshipers: druids, farmers, gardeners
Known as the Celestial Gardener, Elebrin
Liothiel is the elven god of orchards, gardens, and the harvest. This pastoral
deity represents the abundance of nature and its ability to provide for those
who live in harmony with it.
appears as a young male elf dressed in tunic and breeches in muted golden
shades. His cloak is the color of green spring leaves embroidered with trailing
vines, and he carries a sturdy staff made of rowan wood. A circlet of leafy
vines adorns his brow.
Dogma: Restore areas blighted by evil.
Acquire seeds or cuttings of new plant life, try to preserve and spread it.
Keep elven communities fed. Do not harm plant life.
Hanali Celanil is a being of timeless beauty
and benign nature, who always forgives minor transgressions and delights in
rewarding her followers with the bliss of unexpected love and affection. She
embodies romance, beauty, love, and joy in elven spirits, her only flaws being
her own mild vanity and flighty nature. Although she rarely appears to her
faithful, Hanali delights in seeing the growth of love among elves, and she
often acts in secret to protect young lovers
Dogma: Life is worth living because of
the beauty found in the world and the love that draws twin hearts together.
Nurture what is beautiful in life, and let beauty’s rapturous glow enliven and
brighten the lives of those around you. The greatest joy is the rapture of
newfound love and the tide of romance that sweeps over those wrapped in its
embrace. Find love wherever it takes root, and bring it to its fullest bloom so
that all may share in the joy and beauty it creates. Always give shelter and
succor to young lovers, for their hearts are the truest guides to life’s proper
Lolth, the Queen of the Demonweb Pits, was
Corellon’s original consort, but he cast her out of the Seldarine when she
turned to evil. It was Lolth who first spread evil among the elves and led the
drow away from the rest of the elves thousands of years ago. Now she focuses on
using the drow to conquer the vast cavern-realms beneath the surface of the
earth. Lolth relishes the chance to test her followers by pitting them against
each other so that the strong may cull out the weak.
appears either as a tall, beautiful female drow or a massive black spider with
a female drow’s head.
Dogma: Fear is as strong as steel,
while love and respect are soft and useless. Convert or destroy nonbeliever
drow. Weed out the weak and the rebellious. Destroy impugners of the faith.
Sacrifice males, slaves, and those of other races who ignore the commands of
Lolth or her clerics. Raise children to praise and fear Lolth, each family
should produce at least one cleric to serve her. Questioning Lolth’s motives or
wisdom is a sin, as is aiding nondrow against the drow, or ignoring Lolth’s
commands for the sake of a lover. Revere arachnids of all kinds; those who kill
or mistreat a spider must die.
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Symbol: crescent above a full moon
Home plane: Arborea
Portfolio: mysticism, dreams, death, journeys,
transcendence, the moon, the stars, the heavens
Domain (-20%): dream spells, star spells, moon
spells, movement spells, knowledge spells
Worshipers: diviners, elves, half-elves,
illusionists, opponents of the undead
The Daughter of the Night Skies holds sway over
death, dreams, and the beauty of the night. Now the consort of Corellon
Larethian, Sehanine Moonbow provided strength to him from her tears during his
battles with Gruumsh. It is she who eases the passage of dying elves and their
spirits to their final reward. When an elf nears death from old age, disease,
or some other nonviolent means, a milky-white, opaque crescent often appears in
the lenses of his eyes – Sehanine’s characteristic “moonbow.” At such times,
the goddess often sends the dying elf a vision of the next world to give him
hope and strength during his passage.
Lady of Dreams also governs sleep, dreams, and mystic revelations. She rarely
speaks to her followers directly, preferring to impart her will through dreams,
mystic visions, and journeys of the spirit.
appears as an ethereally beautiful female elf with white hair and blue eyes.
She is usually clad in a silvery gown and wearing a piece of silver jewelry
shaped like a full moon.
Dogma: Life is series of mysteries
whose secrets are veiled by the Luminous Cloud. As the spirit transcends its
mortal bounds and new mysteries are uncovered, a higher form is achieved and
the cycle of life continues. Through contemplation and meditation, communion
with the Lady of Dreams is achieved. Through dreams, visions, and omens
revealed in sleep or the reverie, the Daughter of the Night Sky unveils the
next step along the path and the next destination on the endless journey of
mystic wonder that is life and death and life.