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Blervoncara, the Air God

“The air is freedom – freedom to move, freedom to fly, freedom to live.”

Symbol: bird in flight

Alignment: Chaotic Good

Portfolio: air, freedom, speed, chaos

Worshippers: druids, bird lovers, alchemists, musicians

Cleric Alignments: CG, CN, NG

Domains: air, travel, animal, luck

Favored Weapon: bow

Animal Totems: falcon, grasshopper

Dogma

The followers of Blervoncara tended towards primitive hunter-gathererism, and yet were also comfortable with and familiar with more civilized lands. The priests taught that the freedom to choose and to be free to change were a part of all things associated with the air. Air was necessary for life, and even in death, changed things over time. Blervoncara's people tended towards a rhythmic pattern of flight and rest, thought and work, stars and sun.

Physical Description

Blervoncara was portrayed as a man made of clouds with eyes the color of the sky. Some depictions made him all of feathers that would move in the slightest wind before returning to the resting state of depiction. Air elementals were often revered as avatars of Blervoncara.

History

During the Prism Wars, as panic and mayhem spread, the druids and the mages called upon nature and the elements to defend themselves. The Relic of Tromth was found at the same time as three others, and their fates were intertwined – Earth, Air, Fire, and Water given god-like form. The four Disciples worked in harmony, for the most part, establishing churches and converting members who would worship all four as a single pantheon. The elemental pantheon grew slowly but steadily, gaining converts and power, until it reached its peak during the Shaping Wars, five millennia after the Prism Wars.

The Chosen of Blervoncara during the Shaping Wars was ruled over by The One, an elemental sorcerer of incomparable power. The Chosen of the Air served side by side with the other Chosen, altogether known as the Four. The Sixty-Four was an elite group of elementalists controlled by the Four, and together they ruled a nation side by side with the theocratic elemental churches. As the Shaping Wars erupted into full swing, The One and his minions scoured the globe for elemental artifacts to secure their nation from interlopers, and at the same time, sought to hide the artifacts that the other nations and peoples searched for. During the ensuing chaos, an outside power discovered the God Slayer, Giran Howell. As the Shaping Wars escalated, all sides found themselves targeted at least once by the God Slayer, and the elemental pantheon was devastated by the loss of Tromth, the Earth God. Enraged by this loss, The One went literally insane, forcing a confrontation between the other three elemental gods and the wielder of the God Slayer. The nation of Elementis was destroyed that day, as the God Slayer also destroyed Ayelin, the goddess of water, and Blervoncara, God of Air.

Relic

Blervoncara's Relic was believed to be atop the tallest peak in the Heavensbane Mountains, up so high that no mortal could breathe the air and no dragon could fly.

Church

The Church of Blervoncara moved throughout the land like a huge herd, bowing nations down before its might before moving on. The Disciples never stayed in one place, but instead made their home the road and the land. Priests of the Air God were treated as wise men and soothsayers and judges that had no cause to be involved in local disputes, and could look into problems with the eye of an outsider. Wandering priests were quite common during that time, though the Disciples traveled with a considerable entourage that developed a reputation for solving problems as they went.

gaeleth/divinities/blervoncara.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/27 21:56 (external edit)