Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Campaign Design - The Lords of Heaven: Eiur

Eiur (Danu)

The Mother in Mourning; The Light in Darkness; Celestial Mistress of Family, Light, Motherhood, and Fertility

Alignment: Neutral Good.
Domains: Community, Family, Fertility, GoodHealing, Light, Nourishment.
Summon Monster: Eiur's clerics and favored souls can summon celestial and fioð creatures using summon monster spells.
Symbol: A shock of wheat.
Favored Weapon: Sickle.
Related Prestige Classes: Paladin, Radiant Pelerine.

In legend, Eiur is mother to Forseti, Heim, Syfa, Rúadan, and Tiwas. Eiur is regarded as the greatest of all healers, and after the War for Heaven, Eiur treated many of the great wounds that were inflicted upon the host of the gods. The tales of the Celestial Lords hold that without her care, many of heaven’s warriors were so badly wounded in the conflict that they would have been unable to resist the renewed efforts of those they had cast out. She also is regarded as the mistress of mourners, as she is said to have originated the keening mourning wail when she mourned for her fourth son Rúadan after he was killed in the War for Heaven. In legend, she gives comfort to those who have lost loved ones, despite her own perpetual sorrow. Eiur is closely associated with harvesting mistletoe, which is considered to be her holy plant.

Eiur is one of the most popular celestials among the Lords of Heaven, and her churches are common throughout the lands. She is the patron of mothers, family, and fertility, and also presides over the harvest. Eiur is sometimes described as the Lady of Light, as she brings hope when hope is lost, and aid to those who are unable to care for themselves. Her temples are always built in conjunction with those of her three sons, the brother gods Forseti, Heim, and Tiwas. Only women may become clerics of Eiur. Some of her most devoted priestesses are the Pelerine Order, who take vows against causing any harm, instead dedicating their lives to healing the sick and wounded and providing safety and comfort for the weak.

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