All civilization falls under the patronage of Tamsine, Goddess
of the Hearth and Home. The town of Fostra's Haven in particular
considers Tamsine to be their patron, but technically any
organized settlement can call her their mother.
Tamsine's domestic skills -- cooking, weaving, brewing, and
so on -- are unparalleled. Her smile brings peace to households
and soothes frazzled nerves. Her blessing must be sought before
construction on temples, public buildings, and houses can
be begun. Those who do not give the goddess her due will surely
suffer for the oversight later by a visit from the vicious
Tamsine also presides over the act of imparting some of
the gifts of the gods through their servants. Priests who
would seek the favored blessings of the gods at all must first
present themselves to her at her shrine.
Albreda symbol: Dove
Bringer of peace, cementer of alliances and marriages, patroness
of orphans and fosterlings; Albreda is a kind and beneficial
goddess who despises war and bloodshed. A few warriors (paladins
usually) have, however, worshiped her, and she does not disdain
their following. It is said that Albreda's blessing is what
brought the lasting peace of the Seven Pointed Star Empire,
and that she wept so deeply during the Elven-Human war it
created an entire new ocean in far off lands.
Albreda is motherly, a companion to Alamhif.
She succors and protects mothers who have trouble during childbirth,
or the fathers of said children when her aid cannot save the
mother from death. Empaths
often find her the easiest to worship.
Harawep symbol: Black Widow
The disrupter of peace, treaties among races and nations,
destroyer of families, augur of disloyalty, and turner of
children against parents, clan against clan.
Harawep is a vicious warrior who fights with twin swords.
Hideously ugly, Harawep appears as a hag who moves quicker
than the eye can follow. A lightning-wielding goddess, her
capricious will causes unstoppable forest fires that destroys
Harawep's ways are not all so abrupt and obvious -- she weaves
deception as well as she brandishes destruction, and her plots
and schemes are as intricate as the webs her favorite creature
(the spider) spins.
One of Harawep's titles is "the Widowmaker", and
murderers and assassins consider her their patron.