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Ehlora, the Scholar

July 27, 2009

Ehlora

Goddess of ancestry, death and knowledge

”The goddess, Ehlora, is a very complex deity, at least the way she is worshiped in our fair city. We call her the Scholar, and often pray to her when mundane questions needs answers.

It is said that Ehlora is there when we are born and there when we die, but in between, we are only watched and guided by her truest followers.

Ask any of her clerics, and they will tell you how Ehlora awaits everyone in the afterworld. The Scholar will ask you about your life, but she does not judge you. In fact, it is believed that she makes you judge yourself, that you may determine your own fate in the afterlife.”

 – Olendir Kortt, Scholar

Ehlora is the Scholar, a gatherer of knowledge, a protector of ancestors and the watcher at the gate of death. She is not feared, at least not by those who can stand by their actions. It is said that when a person dies, recollections of his life is written into the Book of the Dead, a powerful artifact that Ehlora always carry with her. The Scholar has no home, instead she wanders the afterworld, visiting the other gods, gathering new knowledge where she finds it.

Ehlora sees the significance in everything, she is in truth, a watcher. From time to time, the other gods call upon her, good or evil and she will allow them to read from her book, the Book of the Dead. She never takes part in any wars, in fact, Ehlora will never side with another god in any dispute. She is the caretaker of the dead, and as such, the Scholar spends more time in the borderlands between the worlds than anywhere else.

In the realm of the mortals, Ehlora is often depicted as an elderly woman marked by time, yet graceful. She carries a heavy tome in one hand, as if it were light as a feather, and an hourglass in the other.

Those who choose to follow the teachings of Ehlora are always interested in the truth. They ask questions rather than answer questions, never content with the knowledge they already have. Contrary to common belief, followers of Ehlora often travel much like their goddess. They are not afraid of taking action, but will rather watch events unfold.

Followers of Ehlora are not afraid of dying, knowing that another life awaits them in the afterworld. Death is inevitable, but can be postponed. Ehlora accepts that sometimes the dead can be brought back to life and will even allow her followers to take such actions, but never without paying a price of knowledge.

Gods of Mor Aldenn

July 25, 2009

I’ve always known that three gods were favored in Mor Aldenn, the Leader, the Scholar and the Protector. These three names, however, are not used outside of Mor aldenn. Moraldenns are fiercely protective of their city and so their gods must also become part of the community, almost like real people and citizens with highly defined roles.

The city only have one temple, but what a temple! It’s one of the largest and most impressive buildings, second only to the Tower of All-Magic and the Mayor’s Mansion. You can find it next to the Barrowdelve gate, reacing far above the surrounding buildings.

Note that all the deities are neutral aligned.

The three deities worshipped in Mor Aldenn, are;

 

Calmorrun

The Leader; God of family, luck and law

Alignment Lawful Neutral

Domains Community, Fire, Law, Liberation, Luck

Symbol The Hand of Fire

Favored Weapon Quarterstaff

 

Ehlora

The Scholar; Goddess of knowledge, ancestors and death

Alignment Chaotic Neutral

Domains Chaos, Darkness, Death, Knowledge, Repose

Symbol The Blind Eye

Favored Weapon Flail

 

Vhorann

The Protector; God of walls, protection and trickery

Alignment Neutral

Domains Glory, Healing, Protection, Strength, Trickery

Symbol The Winged Blade

Favored Weapon Longsword

 

Designer’s Notes: There are several factors here that I’m still unsure of; 1) the chosen domains. I may change a few of them and create a few new domains once we get closer to August 1st. 2) The symbols. I like Ehlora and Vhorann’s symbols well enough, but I’m not sure I like Calmorrun’s. 3) The favored weapons. I like Ehlora and Calmorrun’s favored weapons, but I think I will definitely change Vhorann’s, just gotta figure out what weapon to replace the longsword with…

Need help…with the gods!

April 8, 2009

I was writing a bit about the various core classes (as you can see to your right) and came to the clerics…

In my last project, Crown, I bypassed the gods (and clerics) completely, so its been a while since I played around with the gods. I’ve been trying to come up with some cool names for a few gods, but oddly enough… haven’t been able to.

Its not like I’m greedy or something, I just want a few cool god names… but my mind is totally blocked off from the gods… weird!

So, I’d like some help here… please! 🙂