God of magic and foresight, the dark side of the arcane arts.
Meraud rarely shows his face, hiding himself within the folds
of a midnight black cloak and appearing as a dark stranger to
those he visits. Meraud does not believe anything should stand
in the way of the quest for knowledge, and can be quite ruthless
in his pursuit of it. However, he is not without honor, and
has turned aside in his quest for knowledge if he has made a
promise that interferes in that quest. This does not, however,
mean he will not find a way around the obstacle -- in fact,
he often will. Elotheans admire
Meraud for his aloofness, and also because he is the creator
of written language.
Firulf symbol: Grey Horned Owl
The god of elemental magic is kinder than Meraud, but still
stern. The extremes he will go to are fewer, but his craftiness
is still well known. His foresight is unerring, which is why
Mages revere him. He carries a black staff marbled in
silver that shoots forth powerful shards of lightning upon
command. If a mortal should touch the staff without Firulf's
permission, it is said he or she would turn to ash instantly.
However, Firulf has been known to hand out the staff upon
occasion to a favored worshiper to aid them in a quest for
knowledge that he finds particularly intriguing.
Kerenhappuch symbol: Shrew
A red-lipped and blonde-haired beauty, the mad mage goddess
is without scruples, and not above blackmail, extortion, or
murder -- not to mention her own attractive feminine wiles
-- to get the information she wants. From time to time her
ruthlessness has been so severe that she has killed others
under the notion that if she cannot have the knowledge,
no one will. Kerenhappuch is also a seductress and
a schemer, twisting men to her desires as if they were wrapped
about her finger, and turning women against each other.